November 21, 2019 meeting minutes

Once again thank you to Sigrid for writing these notes up.  Ive missed the last couple of meetings, and haven’t kept the website up either so I’m very sorry for that !  But here is what went on for the November meeting!  It looks like it was a great one!  Thanks too to Ralph for all the work he is doing this year again as president!


Introductions:  Did you ever shoot film?  If so, what type?

Reminder of the upcoming Casa Print Exhibit (Earth, Water, Wind, Fire).  Standard practise for gallery exhibition require white mats and simple frames under glass.  But they will accept alternative dry mounted supports like plexi, aluminum, foamcore, etc., or prints on canvas.  In January pictures will be looked at by a jury.  Final prints that will be on display will need to be printed, with a title and your name.  The showing will run from Feb 29 – April 10, 2020.

Ed Segment:  James Schwartz from McBain Camera stopped by with “Toys for Christmas.”  Members were invited to come up to his display table and see what was new, and what you might want to add to your Christmas wish list!

Thanks to all who contributed and shared your wonderful pictures for the slideshow from Police Outpost Lake.  Thanks to Chris Oates for putting these slideshows together for the club.  Your hard work is appreciated!

There was a photo contest for our new club members who joined this year.  The theme was Landscape.  Congratulations to Serge Faudin for your incredible image of the Galt Mine #8.

Valentina Tkachuk presented a Being There Segment titled:  A Weekend of Shooting.  She had incredible images from Conglomerate Cliffs, Saskatchewan Sand Dunes, Red Rock Coulee, Reesor Lake, and The Historic Reesor Ranch.

The theme for this month was a print image of Family/Friends.  There were 12 submissions in total.  It was noted by our judges that great planning and execution were a big part of several photos.  Several dogs were included as part of “family.”  In one photo which included a cloudy sky, it was noted that colors really pop in this kind of lighting.  Especially for flowers.  Great job to all those who participated.

A Secret Assignment was done by Lorelei Hoffarth.  Titled:  Mile’s Arrival.  It was pictures of her newest grandson, and his family.  Taken in July 2019 in Yacolt Washington. #grammawithacamera

A reminder for everyone to bring snacks to share for the December meeting!

The fieldtrip in December will be to the Nikko Yukko Winter Lights.  Planned sometime for the first week of December.  Watch your email for details.

AGM followed the regular meeting.