Meeting Minutes: August 13, 2018

The August meeting of the Brattleboro Camera Club was held at Vermont Center for Photography on August 13, 2018.

There were 17 people in attendance. Bill Dixon led our meeting.

The exhibit at Mocha Maya in Shelburne Falls was taken down and images returned to members who participated.

The Bellows Falls exhibit will be taken down by Lee and Bill on 8/26/2018.

The theme of the month was Back to Nature and member images were reviewed.

The theme for September is environmental portraits.

  NECCC honorable mentions awards were given to Kathy Carr, Lee Lloyd, and Paul Miller. Tom Singleton attended this year’s annual conference at UMASS Amherst, Mass and said it was very well done and organized.

  Paul Miller offered a slide show of bird images taken at a ranch in south Texas. The scenes were set up beautifully and baited to draw the various species in. He mostly used a 200-500mm zoom. Photographers in the group were challenged to capture images using many different techniques.

  John Taylor discussed possible workshops with Rick Friedman (lighting) for $800/day for 6-7 people in the club plus photographers brought in by Rick. John says he is traveling often and difficult to reach. We discussed workshops by our members and shooting on location. John and Tom will begin by organizing a lighting workshop.

  Alan Fowler of Fact TV and the local Bellows Falls bookstore has requested that we submit high quality tiffs in native format taken of Bellows Falls. He has an arrangement with the Rockingham Opera House to create local videos and advertising to display for the half hour before movies are shown. He would like to create a slide show with the Bellows Falls images giving credit to the photographer and Brattleboro Camera Club. The club agreed to participate. Lee will get more information.

  Also discussed was developing the story starting with video shot of the group in the Bellows Falls walk.  The participating photographers agreed to submit 8-10 images each to Alan and also video an individual interview in the Fact TV studios. Lee will follow up on this.

  John Taylor mentioned an excellent photography exhibit in Salem, Mass at the Peabody Museum. https://www.pem.org/
He also mentioned a bird photography exhibit at the Fish and Wildlife in South Hadley, Mass until the end of August.
https://www.fws.gov/northeast/ro.html

Mike Zide, nature photographer, will be the presenter at the September meeting.
https://michaelzidephotography.com/ 

October 6th is the annual Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. There will be a walk held in Brattleboro. More info to come. Tom Singleton may be unable to lead this year and John Taylor will take his place if needed.               
The club next meeting will be held on September 10th.