Friday, March 15, 2019

Sun City Photography Club Minutes, General Meeting, March 14, 2019, Desert Vista

Norm opened the meeting opened at 7 pm and led the pledge. We welcomed 4 new members, Louis Lindstrom, Marc Wiseman, Russell Meppen, and guests Alice Stein and Helene Orenstein.

Secretary's Report: Members present: 26 members present. Membership to date: 40
Treasurer's Report: Dennis reported a Financial Balance of $379.
Refreshments Committee: Bob Sebastian brought refreshments for tonight's meeting. Diane F offered to provide refreshments in April.

Meeting Agenda & Discussion:

Equipment Purchases: Peter Guevara purchased one of our donated film cameras and is lovingly restoring it. He hopes eventually to share the photos he's able to take with it.

Theme Competition

This month's theme was Still Life. The top 3 vote getters were the dove (Laszlo H), cabbages (Joyce O) and a vintage camera (Helen D). After discussion about what made each a good photo, we voted again. The winner was Helen Delahunt's vintage camera. Members were reminded that photos are displayed in the Photo Lab for the next month.

Next month's theme is People/Portraits.

Interest Groups
  • Basic Group: Members: J, Beth B, Gene, Carol P, Don LeHeup, Joyce O.. Basic Group member presented a sample of their experiments with shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings, all of which were posted to the on-line Google Photo album, which all members can see. The group also shared a "cheat sheet" outlining graphically the relationship between those three; copies were provided to all members (and a copy is in the Google Photo album for those who missed the meeting). Following the group's presentation, there was an animated discussion on where ISO came from as well as some helpful suggestions on the inter-relationship of the three basic elements and how best to use that relationship.
  • Portraits: Helen D, Dale K, Diane F, Marina J, Don Lytton, Dean O, Sue S. Portrait Group explained how their group had organized, then presented examples of the different techniques used for portrait lighting and subject positioning. The presentation was highly informative and will be on the website for those who missed it or wish to see it again.
  • Video: Members: Paul L. Norm W, Kim B, Cliff O. Norm ran a video he took of the Portraits group.
The presentations have been informative and well-received. Those groups that still haven't presented are asked to let us know when your group wants to be scheduled. We'll likely select new focus groups in May.

Groups are encouraged to meet in the Photo Lab (and remember to sign in). You can schedule your group's time in the lab on our website. Go into Calendar and book the room to avoid timing conflicts.

Photo Walk:
iPhones: Joyce talked a little about the Photo Walk in Downtown Summerlin at the Apple Store. Members who attended found it useful (and not too much hard-sell from the Apple folks). Joyce hopes to schedule this again next year, but in March rather than freezing February.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted, J Filangeri, Secretary

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