Meeting MInutes: December 10th, 2018

The Brattleboro Camera Club met on Monday evening, December 10th, at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro.

Jon Mack was our speaker and presented commentary, video, and a slide-show of his visits to cold places such as Chile, Greenland, Sweden and Norway.
His photographs included wildlife - including polar bears and birds- and amazing icebergs, glaciers and landscapes. He emphasized the effects of global warming on the land and the wildlife, as glaciers melt and hunting for food becomes more difficult.

The flash photography session held in Vernon on Sunday, December 9th, was a great success. Tom Pita and John Taylor provided lighting set-ups and guidance for participants to experiment and take their own shots.
The setups ranged from high end equipment to those that can easily be used in a small home studio or outdoor portrait setting.


FlashDemo 1 

FlashDemo 2 FlashDemo 3 FlashDemo 4

  The next annual photography conference sponsored by the New England Camera Club Conference will be held at University of Massachusetts at Amherst on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019. A courtesy pass is given each year to a member from each club. If you are interested, please contact Bill Dixon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the end of December.

  The Interclub competition included many winners from the Brattleboro Club. Tom PItta won first in the black and white. Tom Singleton won 2nd place and Cyndee Meese won honorable mention with the color images. Other high-scoring participants were Bill Dixon, Donald Miller, Paul Miller, and Roger Turner.

The Red Clover Commons in Brattleboro will host an exhibit for our club from January to April, 2019. The these is “Best Shot of 2018,” happy and colorful out of respect for the people who live in the complex. If you are interested in participating please send one or two jpg photos to Cyndee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Bill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to consider for the exhibit. Please put “Clover Commons” in the subject lines. The final decision on the prints will be made by December 28th.
The exhibit will consist of about nine large, frames prints or more if there are smaller prints. 16X20 is max; 10x10 is minimum. We will need titles and prices from the contributors for photos chosen at least three days before we install the show.

The monthly theme for December was ‘holiday cheer.”
The next meeting of the Brattleboro Camera Club is Monday, January 14th at 6:30 pm at the Vermont Center for Photography.
The theme for January 2019 is ‘Everyday Moments.’ Happy New Year!



Minutes : Monthly Meeting : March 12, 2018

1] AAA New England Journey Photo Contest


2] Interclub Digital Competition - Spring 2018

   Categories: Pictorial / Nature

   Please send your interclub jpgs to Bill Dixon [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ] by Friday, March 16th

3] Interclub Print Competition - Spring 2018

   Categories: Color/Black and White - The club can send 4 photo for each category.

   Please deliver your interclub prints [ maximum of 16” x 20” ] to Bill by April 1, 2018.

4] NECCC Conference July 13, 14, 15

   Online registration is open -

We had 23 images from our members. A sample of the jpgs is posted on our BCC website.

The April theme is - Fill the Frame

GLENNIE NATURE SALON juried competition:
Our club submitted a total of ten works from Donald Miller, Kathy Carr, Linda Sperry, Lucia Wilson,
Bill Dixon, and Tom Singleton

NECCC Digital Competition
The annual NECCC Digital juried competition was played. Because of time constraints the Open category dvd was shown.
The Nature category dvd is available from Bill if you wish to view it.
In the Open category our club had entries from Gary King, Bill Dixon, Cindy Meese, Roger Turner, Kathy Carr, and Tom Singleton.
Congratulations to Cindy for her 3rd place award for her photo, “Red”.
There was a lively discussion on the criteria employed by the judge William Barnett as he worked through the images.
In general, Mr. Barnett emphacized three main concepts:

  • The left-to-right movement of the viewer's eye as she/he looks at the photo
  • Vignetting as a way to highlight a certain portion of the image
  • Cropping to remove distracting or unnecessary parts of the work

The next meeting of the club will be on April 9th at VCP.
Minutes submitted by Bill Dixon