Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish, MT. at 6:30PM Thursday, March 12th.
How to put a copyright symbol in Lightroom or when using other programs:
When you are typing on your PC, and you want to type a copyright symbol, hold down the ALT key and type the numbers 0169
If you have an Apple computer, (I think} hold down Option and type the letter g
In Lightroom, you only have to do this once. Put your copyright in a metadata preset, and then it is easy to apply to all your photos.
Minutes from February
Pady Dusing led off with an outstanding South American program. With Rex, Ginna, Nick and Doug all visiting South America lately, we have become very familiar with the birds insects and many other varied and interesting things from the far South but Pady brought us up close and personal with the beautiful Mountains and people who live in that great part of the world. All of her pictures were stunning, especially when you consider the degree of difficulty she went through to get them. Many of us may never get to South America so we are grateful for club members who do and who bring back all those really nice pictures.
At least as nice, was her trip to Easter Islands, a place immersed in mystery and intrigue. I would love to see and photograph those huge statues and try to imagine how they were transported over rough terrain and erected far from their place of origin. In all respects her stories and photographs allowed us a glimpse of a culture and a land far removed from our own and for this we thank her. Great work Pady.
Pat Thomas had a tough act to follow but he came through with admirable poise and style and gave us a mini program from the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. This Park is another beautiful place in the US that most of us will never see in person and we may even turn our noses up at it's obscurity. Pat definitely proved to us that even the East has majesty and beauty. No doubt the lovely landscapes were enhanced by his skill as a photographer. Nice job Pat.
Bruce Ruby, our reporter from Somers did some really artsy shots of the famous Flathead Lake pilings on a cool winter day. What a nice job with the frosty fences too. I admire the way Bruce takes ordinary pictures and turns them into Art.
It seems to me like more club members have been to Costa Rica than have been to Nebraska. Come to think of it, there is no doubt a logical explanation for that.
I don't know if Doug Dye has been to Nebraska but I do know that he did some extra nice pictures in Costa Rica. He also proved his versatility by getting fabulous shots of wildlife, flowers and seascapes on the same trip. When we get people who do pictures as nice as Doug's we should take up a collection and send them on a trip every month. Nice job Doug.
Jesse Malone's talent as our MC is outdone only by his grand eye for photography and his knowledge of Montana history and place names is overshadowed by his complete mastery of Lake McDonald. Seldom do we see better reflection pictures than the breathtaking views he gets on a regular basis.
Our great thanks to Jesse and Betty Jo for all they do for our club.
In our club we have no bad photographers. Every one of us gets a super shot every week we actually shot pictures. Nick on the other hand gets a super shot every time he takes his camera out of the bag. His rare talent combined with years of honing and perfecting his skills makes our monthly club meetings a fun and educational experience.
Most of us know how difficult it is to perfectly compose a wildlife picture. Especially birds that live in dense canopies. There are too many distractive things all conspiring to screw up a nice photo yet Nick always prevails over nature. Now that's what I call good. Certainly some of the most difficult shots are close up insect and bird pictures. We really saw some outstanding work from Nick.
Steve Mitchael has been one of my favorite photographers since he started attending our meetings. His exceptional shots from around Flathead Valley really prove me correct.
I'm sorry if I forgot someone. I thought we had more presenters but my notes stopped at the bottom of the page.
Our Photographers are the best
I leave this line here because I love to look at all the great photography we see every month.
I have some camera equipment for sale. Canon 1DS Mark II 16 mp. A good selection of "L" lenses from 30 to 300mm and other stuff. Also I have ALOT of new picture frames that I will sell AT COST. Anyone interested can call me at 250-0008. Thanks, Dave Filler
Jane Timmerman and Jesse Malone both have Canon Cameras for sale. If you or any of your friends need a camera please contact either of them.
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Trevon Baker 4/15/2009
The Desktop Darkroom
Photographer Craftsman Trevon Baker will explore the digital revolution and how it has changed the professional photography industry. Trevon will also demonstrate his techniques for "processing" his images. See his work at www.trevonbaker.com
I am pleased to share with you a few great opportunities. This month's eNewsletter highlights ways to become engaged and dates to mark on your calendar!
Official Centennial Art Contest- you could win some money in this one! Due March 1, 2009 100 Years, 100 Stories- a commemorative book. Share a Glacier Park story with us...it's free! Due March 1, 2009 Host an Official Centennial Event...Due June 1, 2009 Among others...
Mark your calendar!
May 22, 2009 Saddle Up for the Centennial, Spring for Glacier
July 7, 2009 Sperry Chalet Benefit for the Glacier National Park Fund
August 19, 2009 Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts, Face of America:
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As always, if you would like a story (100 words) or photo to be featured in the eNewsletter- feel free to hit reply and send it along!
More soon...Happy New Year!
(See attached file: Centennial Newsletter_January 2009_small.pdf)
(Higher quality version can be found on the website: www.glaciercentennial.org)
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I wonder if everyone has heard that Montana fish, wildlife , and parks are imposing a commercial use fee on professional photographers ($50 for a single shooter, more for film crews etc.) to shoot on state lands and refuges. I emailed them and asked how we are supposed to prove we're not commercial shooters. I will let you know if I get an anwser. Steve Mitchell