Meeting Minutes - October 9, 2017


We met at VCP. Bill Dixon facilitated.

Welcome new members!


Upcoming Events:

  • Many great workshops/lectures at VCP info here.
  • October: Club member Ea Maples’ images can be seen at Cantina Vidorra in Brattleboro VT
  • November:  I-91 Visitor Center - BCC Exhibit - Submit images, info below!
  • December:  BCC Dinner - Dummerston Grange - more info to come!

November- VERMONT VISITOR CENTER:

  • The set up day is Tuesday October 31st from 1pm to 10pm.
  • The take down day is Tuesday November 28th from 7am to noon.
  • PLEASE send jpegs of images you wish to exhibit to Bill Dixon
  • PRINTS TO BE EXHIBITED need to be dropped off at Bill’s house BY October 26th. If this is not possible for you, communicate with Bill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Member Spotlight Nov-Dec 2017 - Gary King
Amazing images, find out more about Gary!
Membership Dues:
$25 Individual/$35 Family. Please bring a check for your dues at the next meeting in November. Thank
you! (Currently 10 members paid so far)


NECCC Interclub PRINT Competition

  • Bill and Roger to send emails with info.
  • Prints to Bill by October 25th

November theme: “Pushing the Boundaries of Reality”
Many thought provoking/how did they do that images! Gallery Here


Main Program: Projects by Club Members

  • John - has a show “Water’s Edge” coming up and wanted input from the club on best images.
  • Bill - Images of the theater, stage lighting
  • Gary - Hummingbird Moth, macro photography
  • Karen - Violins, photo a day images, wonderful commentary
  • Lee - Jamaica State Park, Whitewater rafting
  • Liz - Windham County Humane Society walk for animals
  • Paul - Landscapes
  • Roger - The Ocean

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Next Meeting: Nov 13th, 2017 6:30pm Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) , 49 Flat St Brattleboro
Program: TBD
Photo Theme: Unusual Point of View
Notes by Liz LaVorgna, Secretary


 

Meeting Minutes - September 11, 2017


We met at VCP. Bill Dixon facilitated.


Upcoming Events:

  • Mocha Joe’s - BCC Exhibit on display thru September. Support your LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER and CAFE.
  • OCT 7 - Scott Kelby Photo walk in Brattleboro VT - Tom Singleton/Liz LaVorgna
  • Dummerston Apple Pie Festival - wonderful photo opportunity day
  • NOV I-91 Visitor Center - BCC Exhibit
  • Dec - BCC Dinner - place to be decided

Exhibit News:
Current:
MOCHA JOE’S SHOW: Group show to be taken down Thursday, Oct. 5th . Please let
Kathy know if you can be present to take your photographs down.
November:
VERMONT VISITOR CENTER:

  • The set up day is Tuesday October 31st from 1pm to 10pm.
  • The take down day is Tuesday November 28th from 7am to noon.
  • PLEASE send jpegs of images you wish to exhibit to Bill Dixon
  • PRINTS TO BE EXHIBITED need to be dropped off at Bill’s house BY October 26th. If this is not possible for you, communicate with Bill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business Announcements/Updates:
1. ****REMINDER: Scott Kelby WorldWide Photo Walk****
Tom Singleton will lead this year’s photo walk. Sign up here
http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/brattleboro-photo-walk/
2. Ideas, anyone? Winter Speaker Series
Who would you like to see speak at our club? Send us your ideas.
3. BCC Annual Dinner in December
Discussion regarding when to have the dinner and where. Please send ideas to the
board.
- Right now it is tentatively December and Dummerston Grange
- Have an idea - send it along!
4. NECCC Competition

  • Next competition will be in October. Bill and Roger to send emails with info.
  • JPEG images to Bill by October 12th
  • Prints delivered to Roger or Bill by October 22nd

5. October Theme: “Pushing the Boundaries of Reality”

6. September Theme : Sports

Guest Speaker: Bill Dixon williamdixonphotography.net
- What Makes a good Travel Photograph?
Photographer Bill Dixon discussed his recent trip to Italy. He shared several photos, discussed his
intention and initiated discussion of how to make a compelling travel photo of a scene that is often
photographed. Good discussion with sharing from most members of what works for them and their
challenges with travel photography. Some ideas shared -

  • Go with gut
  • Photograph what first strikes you
  • Morning light
  • Evening light
  • Changing position for different perspectives
  • Expose for the highlights
  • Get it right in the camera
  • Go back with change of light (challenging with travel photography
  • Pro Tip: Trust your instincts - if you react to a scene, take the shot!

What’s in my bag:

  • Body: Canon 5d Mark II
  • Lenses: Canon 24 mm - 105 mm 1:4 L IS USM / Canon 40 mm 1:2.8 EF STM
  • extras: Canon Speedlite 580 EX / Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 / Westcott Speedlight Modifier w/beauty dish


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Next Meeting: October 9th, 2017 6:30pm Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) , 49 Flat St
Brattleboro
Program: ?????
Photo Theme: “Pushing the Boundaries of Reality” / Open - “What are you working on?”
Send jpgs to Bill by October 8th


 

Meeting Minutes - August 14, 2017


We met at VCP. John Taylor facilitated.

As always - welcome to our new members!

Upcoming Events

  • SEPT - Mocha Joe’s - BCC Exhibit
  • OCT 7 - Scott Kelby Photo walk in Brattleboro VT - Tom Singleton/Liz LaVorgna
  • NOV - I-91 Visitor Center - BCC Exhibit

Business Announcements/Updates:

1. Scott Kelby WorldWide Photo Walk
Tom Singleton will lead this year’s photo walk. Sign up here:
http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/brattleboro-photo-walk/
2. Ideas, anyone? Winter Speaker Series
Who would you like to see speak at our club? Send us your ideas.


Guest Speaker: Tom Singleton - Eastern State Penitentiary
Photographer Tom Singleton discussed his recent trip to ESP and showed compelling photos .
ESP was built in 1829 it was the most expensive and largest building of its time. Learn more here.
What’s in the bag:

  • Body: Fuji XT2-primary camera, Fuji XT1 converted to infrared by Life Pixel
  • Lenses: Fuji; 18-135mm, 10-24mm ,100-400mm. 2X Tele Converter, Lensbaby 60mm, Samyang 8mm Fisheye
  • Extras: Various Neutral density filters, 10 stop, 15 stop, 5 stop. Rocket blower

2017 NECCC Conference:
Lee Lloyd was the lucky recipient of the NECCC (New England Camera Club Council) Conference this year. Lee shared her
enthusiasm of the conference with the club and discussed a few of the workshops and photo-ops. Her highlight was
“being around so many photographers” and she is trying new techniques based on one of the workshops she attended.


August Photo Theme: Photo Share
9 Photographers (Lee, David, Donald, Ea, Kathy, Paul, Mary, Cynthia & John) shared their latest projects with the club
and welcomed/received feedback. It was exciting to see the variety of subjects from such a diverse group. Great job
everyone & thanks for showing us your amazing work!
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Next Meeting: Sept 11, 2017 6:30pm Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) , 49 Flat St Brattleboro
Program: Bill Dixon - Italy
Photo Theme: Sports
Notes by Liz LaVorgna/Secretary


 

Meeting Minutes - July 10, 2017


We met at VCP.  Liz LaVorgna facilitated.

Upcoming Events

  • SEPT  - Mocha Joe’s - BCC Exhibit

  • OCT 7 - Scott Kelby Photo walk in Brattleboro VT - Tom Singleton/Liz LaVorgna

  • NOV    - I-91 Visitor Center - BCC Exhibit


Business Announcements/Updates:

1.  NECCC Color and Black/White Circuit - Images due 7/23


  • The prints for the color and b&w circuits need to be submitted by 7/23.  If you would like to submit a print please email Roger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and he will make arrangements with you to get the print(s).   (Roger 802-257-5608)

  • Our club will have 4 entries in each of the color and b&w circuits, and we will endeavor to see that everyone who submits a print will get a print into one of the competitions.   

  • Bill Dixon will be notifying people of how to submit entries for the NECCC digital print competition. 


2.  Upcoming exhibits at Mocha Joe’s & Visitor Center

  • Forward images to Kathy for both exhibits 

  • Mocha Joe’s images could be more edgy 

  • Visitor Center more tame like VT landscapes/flowers (minimum size 16x20)


Welcome New Members!
       
Guest Speaker: Liz LaVorgna - Photography/Art for Social Change
Photographer Liz LaVorgna discussed various photo projects on Social Change and how to get motivated to create change. Liz feels that having empathy and anger/passion for change is the key to doing these projects.
View the presentation here.


What’s in the bag:

  • Body: Nikon D7500, D200, D90

  • Lenses: Nikon 50mm f 1.8, Nikon 150mm f2.8, Sigma 18/300 f.3.5, Tokina 12/24 f4 (wide angle)

  • Extras: Rogue flashbender,  Westcott Speedlight Modifier w/beauty dish

  • Pro Tip: Love what you do, connect with your subject.


July Photo Theme: iPhoneography/different equipment than your 'go to' images

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Next Meeting:      Aug 14, 2017 6:30pm Vermont Center for Photography (VCP), 49 Flat St Brattleboro
Program:             Photo Share - Bring/email Kathy a project (5-10 images) you are working on for feedback from the club
Photo Theme:     OPEN Category - It’s summer, bring/email your favorite image (2 max) to Kathy    

See "News And Announcements" for any updates on the next meeting.


                     

Meeting Minutes - May 15, 2017


We met for dinner at Evening Star Grange in Dummerston. Bill Dixon facilitated.


Upcoming Events
● NECCC Conference - July 14,15,16 UMass Amherst NECCC Info
● BCC Exhibit - September Mocha Joe’s
● BCC Exhibit - November I-91 Visitor Center


Announcements/Updates:
1. Club Meetings Year Round!
    The board agreed that starting in June 2017 we will have club meetings every month of the year. Historically we
    have taken the summer off but decided there are great photo opportunities/photo walks & wanted to keep
    excitement up for the club all year. Location will be at Vermont Center for Photography (VCP).
    Meeting Structure:
    ● 6pm - Start with Business (typically board members but attend if you wish)
    ● 6:30 - Meeting/Program Start
    ● 7:30 - Photo Theme Review
    ● 8:00 - END
2. Board Members/Officers chosen 2017/2018
    Nominations were read and voting took place/approved for the following board members:

  •  Bill Dixon - President
  •  John Taylor - VP
  •  Liz LaVorgna - Secretary
  •  Gary King - Treasurer
  •  Kathy Carr - Exhibits
  •  Donald Miller - Web
  •  Roger Turner
  •  Lee Lloyd


Guest Speaker: Mike Roman
  Portrait photographer and NECCC judge joined us for dinner and gave feedback on images that were submitted to the
May KeyBank exhibit and on the monthly theme images . When judging an image, he tries to be kind to everyone and
provide constructive feedback. He noted that all judges are different and PPA has a 12 point merit system however he
focuses on the following:
● Impact - does it grab the viewer
● Lighting, Composition
● Humor, Emotion
● Storytelling
● How the image compares to the others
In summary he said; Have fun, experiment, look at images & shoot what moves you.

Notes by Liz LaVorgna/Secretary
Next Meeting: June 12, 2017 6pm Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) , 49 Flat St Brattleboro
Program: TBD
Photo Theme: Open Category . Bring prints or send digital files (1 or 2 images max) to Bill Dixon by June 9.
Notes by Liz LaVorgna/Secretary