Meeting Minutes: 11 March 2019

The monthly meeting of the Brattleboro Camera Club met at the Vermont Center for Photography on Monday, March 11th.


Club scores:

Color Print:

  • Donald Miller: Enchanted Riverbank - 21
  • Paul Miller: Sunrise at the Cape - 22
  • John Walsh: El Establo Sunset - 23
  • Debbie Rittall: The Eye - 23

Momochrome Print:

  • John Walsh: Osprey - 23
  • Debbie Rittall: "Wired" Tree - 19
  • Donald Miller: Keeping a Sharp Eye - 19
  • Kathy Carr: Headed to Work - 17



The final digital competition for the year will be held in early April.  If you wish to enter jpgs please read on:
. deadline for submissions is March 16th 
.two categories: Nature and Open
.jpgs limited to two per member per category
.send your pics to Bill Dixon [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ] by March 16th

John Taylor has set up an exhibit of BCC member photos at the Gill Tavern in Gill, Ma.  The process he has set up includes the following:  
    ▪     Send jpgs to John [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;] by March 18th
    ▪     John, Brenda, and Cindy will look at the jpgs and choose about 15 pics
    ▪     John and Cindy will meet with the owner of Gill Tavern and he will choose the photos he wants to hang
    ▪     John will notify BCC members if his/her jpg has been chosen for the exhibit
    ▪     Prints, ready to hang on the wall, will be delivered to John or Bill before April 1st
    ▪     These prints should be anywhere from 10" x 10" to 16" x 20" [ not including matte or frame ]
    ▪     Each print must have a title and a selling price
    ▪     Prints will remain at the Tavern for about two months [ negotiable ]
    ▪     Please contact John if you have any questions [ see email address above


We enjoyed, with a tint of California envy, the slide show presented by our California partner, Padre Trails Camera Club.  After viewing these slides our members expressed interest in reciprocating with a series of photos.  We will work on this over the next few months.



Our club was privileged to have Steve Upton, a highly-respected nature photographer, come to our meeting.  Steve put together an informative, interesting, and humorous talk on his experiences related to a research project in the far north.  Along with slides, Steve had several large-format prints on display and two of his cameras that were used in the field.  His work illustrated the importance of dedication and determination in producing high-quality work.  

Here is a description of his project as posted on his website

"These images are taken in the sea ice of the North Pole from a small ice cutter. This was difficult and risky. You depart from Svalbard, Norway and there are strong possibilities the sea ice has moved too far North and captains won’t make the dangerous voyage. You will be left searching the Svalbard Archipelago for land bound polar bear. In July, when I was there, we were about 25 hours in open sea before reaching the sea ice of the North Pole. We were the only humans, no other captain would make the crossing at that time. By the way, our return trip to the islands was in 25 foot seas on a 40 meter boat. There is a reason for caution amongst the captains."


Thirteen of our members contributed to the Shadows theme.  Compositions ranged from shadows of tombstones, jugs, trees, alleys, and lots of people. 

For samples from the slideshow go to our website: (coming soon to the theme page).

The theme for April is "Details".  Please send your jpgs to Bill Dixon [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ] before April 8th.