October 2011 Meeting

Colonial Nature Photography Club
October meeting 10/3/11

Meeting called to order at 6:31 by Dane Clingan
30 members and guests present

–          Barbara Houston talked to the group about the upcoming deadline for the Virginia Wildlife photo contest and went over the categories and rules for this year.  Deadline is November 1st.

–          Barbara also discussed the planned ‘Sunriseon the James Trip’ scheduled for Sunday October 16th.  Those attending need to be at the JRNWR kiosk at 6:45 am.  Contact Barbara for more details.

–          Dane discussed the upcoming 2012 year and the need to add new officers.  Barbara will maintain the secretary joba dn help with the treasury as well.  Need new officers for President, Vice President and Programming.

The October picture assignment of ‘Clouds and Sky’ were displayed and discussed.  The November assignment will be ‘Fall Colors’.  Members are reminded to resize their pictures and add their names to the file name before sending.

October presentations will be Ken Conger – “Photography in New England’ and Don Snyder’s ‘Part 2 of Composition’.

Barbara gave a presentation entitled ‘Eaglemania’ detailing the rehab and release of Bald Eagles in the area including the three eaglets that were orphaned when their mother was killed at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

Joe P gave a presentation on ‘Photoshop Basics’ and went through the process of editing and enhancing a picture.  Question and answer session included many discussions on making better pictures.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.