Meeting Minutes: October 8,2018

  The Brattleboro Camera Club monthly meeting was held on October 8, 2018 at 6:45 at the Vermont Center for Photography on Flat Street in Brattleboro, and led by Bill Dixon, President.

  There were 18 people attending and two new members. Welcome to John Walsh and and Larry Smith!

  After four years Gary King has handed over his duties as club treasurer to Tom Singleton. Thank you Gary and Tom.

  First discussed was the annual Kelby Photography Walk led by John Taylor. It was well attended by 18 people, many who were new to the area.There were even two walkers who were visiting the area from California. One of these was Carol Fuessenich from Pacific Grove, California. She is the vice-president of the Padre Trails Camera Club. She is very interested in connect our two clubs to share photography and competitions. We welcome any ideas about how to facilitate that. We finished our walk at the Marina in Brattleboro for lunch.

  Bill Dixon asked that the Brattleboro Camera Club would like each participant to submit one or two of their best shots to him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Prizes will be awarded to two photos after they all are evaluated by the members at the November meeting.

  Kathy Carr has stepped in to reactivate the Meet-Up group. This will notify members and others interested in photography about upcoming events and get-togethers in New England. Members have indicated the need for this online contact opportunity. Please contact Kathy Carr if you learn about or organize a meet-up. Thank you Kathy!

  Entries for the NECCC Interclub digital and print competition must be submitted no later than October 20th:

  Digital entries must be submitted to Bill Dixon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (six nature and six pictorial)

  Print entries must arrive at Bill Dixons address, 114 Morningside Commons, Brattleboro, Vermont. (802-257-9524) (four color and four black and white – maximum dimensions including mat is 16” X 20”)

  Cynthia Meese is featured as the latest “Member Profile” on the Brattleboro Camera Club website. Her stunning portraits taken in “worlds” she has created tell a compelling story. Learn more about Cindy here:

  John Taylor and Tom Pitta presented the first installment on the use of flash in portrait photography. John presented ideas on modifiers and showed samples of a portrait taken with different techniques. Tom stepped in to explain the science behind the light and the technical aspects of the functioning of the strobe, off camera and on. They will continue the discussion at the November meeting and finish at the December meeting with a studio set up with models and an opportunity to take our own shots. Bring your camera and flash to that December meeting to participate.

  Member Ea Maples has shared a unique opportunity for photography education. A workshop called the Art of Photographing the Circus Arts, is taking place in April 2019. The amazing dance photographer Rose Eichenbaum will lead, bringing her years of expertise to NECCA, including leading sold out dance photography workshops at Jacob's Pillow. For more information see the website for the New England Center for Circus Arts.

  The Monthly theme for October was Golden Hour/Blue Hour. Here are a few that were submitted at the meeting. See more on the BCC website. The November theme will be Long Exposure. You may send your jpg images to Bill Dixon or bring prints to the meeting.