Meeting Minutes: November 12, 2018



Red Clover Commons, Jan - April, 2019

The club is invited to place a photographic exhibit at the Red Clover Commons in Brattleboro. The exhibit will consist of approximately nine large framed prints. These photos will be on display at the Commons from January to April, 2019. The theme of the exhibit is “Best Shot of 2018”. The show will be organized by Cyndee Meese.

If you are interested in participating please send Cyndee [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.] jpgs of photos you wish Cyndee to consider for the exhibit. A final decision on the prints will be made by late December.


Glennie Memorial Nature Salon




The club entry fee for the Salon is $50. It is likely that BCC would enter the competition if there is sufficient interest from its members.

Please let Bill Dixon know if you are interested in submitting photos. The club will have to decide by mid February if we are going to participate.

Deadline for Entries: February 28, 2019
Additional Information:


NECCC Complementary Enrollment

Each July the New England Camera Club Conference hosts their event in Amherst, Ma. In hopes on encouraging new participants each camera club in New England is offered a complimentary entry to the conference. Each club is allowed one complementary entry.

Rules governing the courtesy co-pay enrollment:

1. Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age as of July 1, 2019
2. Candidates must be a member of an NECCC member club whose dues are paid for the current year
3. Candidates must have never attended a previous NECCC conference
4. Selection of the candidate will be the responsibility of the individual clubs
5. Applications will not be accepted after the original deadline (March 1, 2019)

Our club should make a choice of participant by mid-February.If you are interested in applying for the complementary enrollment please let Bill Dixon know as soon as possible.


Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Session

This is a 2-hour photography trip to Wingmasters [ ] on Saturday, November 17th ( rain date is November 18th ). This is an opportunity to photograph owls, falcons, and hawks in a controlled environment. The cost is $50 per person. Although the original deadline has passed, Debbie is willing to offer a second session if there is sufficient interest. Please contact Debbie Koundry at 203.558.2372 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.



Tom Pitta and John Taylor presented an interesting and informative session on the use of materials common in flash photography. Through the use of diagrams, models, and a styrofoam head they illustrated the use and varying effects of flashes, softboxes, diffusers, and other items.

Their final session will be held in early December. You will receive an email when the date and location is decided.

Links to more information on flash photography:

The Strobist (main page):   

The Strobist (gear guide):

Adorama (YouTube):

Sekonic (YouTube):




Kathy Carr has a Nikon D500 [ body only ] for sale for $890 or best offer. She also is selling a Nikon 16-80 f 4 -5.6 lens with UV lens protection for $690.00 or best offer. You can contact Kathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


John Taylor mentioned that his ink supplier is Blake Printing Supply. Their products are available from their website from Amazon.


John displayed a two-flash holder that he uses in his flash photography work. It is available from Roberts Camera []. For more information please contact John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Hunts's Photo has expressed an interest in being a resource to Brattleboro Camera Club members. 

When considering vendors for purchases of supplies or equipment, you can call Alan Samiljan at Hunt's and identify yourself as a BCC member to see what Hunt's offer would be or to find out what kind of deals they may have.    Contact:  Alan Samiljan, (781) 462-2383, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Members entries in the InterClub Print Competition were shown by Roger. Prints are graded on a scale from 10 to 30. Congratulations to Tom Pitta for his “26”!

Bill showed the entries from club members for the InterClub Electronic Competition. The eight jpgs will be evaluated by the judges of NECCC. Results will be available for our December meeting.

A collection of jpgs from the recent Kelby Walk were shown. Good weather and enthusiastic photographers resulted in some interesting photos.


November Theme: Long Exposure

We had twenty-three jpgs and three prints presented by our members. Link to images.