Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish, MT. at 6:30PM Thursday, February 10th 2005. Shawn Coggins will give a program on sharpening in PhotoShop.
PROGRAM ON SHARPENING
Shawn will give a program on PhotoShop sharpening at the Feb. meeting. Shawn is the standard by which all other digital photographers are judged, and therefore this will be an important meeting. Since all of us are easing our way into the 21st century this program will be a big help for everyone.
We will follow Shawnıs program with the digital show so have your CDıs ready to go. We are going to try to get both projectors set up before the meeting starts in order to have a seamless transition between them. It will be much easier and less confusing to show both slides and didgets if both projectors are on their own table so that we just move the tables between shows. We will alternate the start time between slides and digital files starting in March. Slides will be first in March.
Our web site is still not ready for prime time but certainly it is getting better. I hope that by the time you read this we will have made some important improvements. The best way to make it better is to have greater participation. Look at Adeleıs page and Iım sure you will agree.
Many of you are still concerned about the price for having your page on the site. The price depends on how much stuff you put on the site, but only to the extent of the number of hours it takes to put it on. Adele and Trevon are giving club members a discounted price for their time. They are charging $25.00 an hour and it takes a couple hours for them to get you well on the way to your own web page. There are several ways to get your files to them. Email and CDıs are best. If you are shooting film and have no way to scan your images Photo Video will do it for you. They do it well and inexpensively. You can find the site at www.glaciercameraclub.com.
The gallery is not ready for prime time either but it too is getting much better. I had some help from Dani, John, Dave and then Dave again. It is nearly finished. We need to point a few more lights and hang just a few more prints. The gallery is close enough to finished so that you can enjoy it now. Located at 344 South Main Street in Kalispell, we would love to have you stop by when you are in town.
Kurt will open his show at the Hockaday March 10th at 5P. Kurt is a Whitefish native who has received national acclaim for his skill as a photographer. He has published several books, the last of which is nearly sold out so you should buy one while you still can.
Eight people have contributed a total of $1525.00 toward the digital projector. If you are not among them and would like to help, please give your contribution to Jesse. I believe the total cost was around $2000.00 or so. The computer we have been using belongs to Jesseıs son. Although Jesse does not mind visiting his son on occasion it is out of his way and we are relying on Toddıs generosity when we show digital files. On one hand it seems silly for the club to buy a computer for one meeting a month and on the other hand not that much fun to rely on a club member to furnish a computer for club use. If any of you have a solution for this problem please talk privately with either Jesse or me.
GOOD NEWS FROM FRANK
Frank has been in touch with the Sandpiper Gallery in Polson. They want a Camera Club Show from August 2nd until September 3rd. They would like about two prints each from our club members. Frank will keep us posted, in the mean time letıs get ready.
Frank has a Sawyer projector with a zoom lens for sale. He is asking $50.00.
It is not too soon to start thinking about our Bank Show. We will have two simultaneous shows. Myrna will run one and Adele will do the other. Your prints should be mounted on board up to 20X24 inches, without glass and without frames. They may be shrink-wrapped. You may have two prints in each show, but the show chairperson will determine how many to hang at each venue. Some Banks are smaller than our show