GLACIER CAMERA CLUB
Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish, MT at 6:30 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2005. Shawn Coggins will give a program on sharpening in Photo Shop.
PROGRAM ON SHARPENING
Shawn will give a program on Photo Shop sharpening at the March meeting. Shawn is the local expert on the use of Photo Shop, and I'm sure even those of us who think we know will learn from this program.
We will follow Shawn's program with the digital show so have your CD's ready to go. Slides will follow so please be prepared with your carousels. As we work our way through showing both slides and digital files during the show and tell portion of our meeting we will alternate showing slides and files. Slides will be first at the April meeting.
We have added a forum to the web site. I don't know how it works , but Adele will help us through the learning curve. The newsletters are also posted to the site. We are progressing slowly. If you have not checked out Adele's page on the site please do so. Your page can look like hers.
As you all know Western Brokerage shares space with our Gallery. They are having an open house on March 9th from 4 until 6 PM. Although we are not calling this an official opening we sure hope that all of you will attend. We will have refreshments. The address is 344 South Main St., Kalispell, MT.
Kurt is having a workshop and slide show at the Central School Museum in Kalispell at 1PM on March 10th. The cost is $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-Hockaday or Central School Museum members. The cost is $55.00 at the door so call ahead. Membership at Central School Museum is $15.00 so please join.
For the first twenty years of our existence as a club we had no need for a treasury. The advent of the digital age may change the way we run the club. Please give this some serious thought. We spent about $2000.00 for a projector and have collected $1525.00. By far most of the money came from 4 members. Even though we would like greater participation for the projector it is not the only issue. We still need some kind of hardware to run the projector. Jesse has been working very hard to find a solution, but so far the only viable fix is a computer. If any of you are willing either to help with some cash or if you have a computer for sale or to give away please see Jesse.
SANDPIPER GALLERY WESTERN ARTIST SHOW
I just talked with Mary Sale from the Sandpiper Gallery in Polson. They are having a very large art show during the peak summer season at the Gallery. She invited our club to submit two photos each. If space becomes an issue she may have to hang just one, but she will try very hard to hang at least one from every participant. Their commission on sales is 30%.
The Bank Show is just around the corner. This is your first warning. Bring prints to the April meeting. Myrna did an excellent job with the show last summer, and she kept careful notes on what works and what did not. Her notes are specific and carefully thought out. Our show will be another great success if we do as she says She will make a report at the March meeting.
JEFF HAS A SHOW
Jeff Vonkiper has a show at the Coffee Traders in Columbia Falls. Jeff is an outstanding photographer and his shows are awesome. We should support our club members by attending their shows. Please try to stop by Coffee Traders.
A WORD FROM THE BRUCE
Have you ever wondered why computer guys always wear a grounding device when they work inside your computer? It will also wreck your digital flash cards. For those of you who remember film it would be like unrolling it in sunlight. Be careful with static electricity and flash cards.
WHERE HAVE I BEEN LATELY
A very good friend of mine from my High School days and I made a really enjoyable trip to UT and AZ. We traveled through the Arches, Canyon Lands, Island in the Sky, Monument Valley, Phoenix and Florence, AZ, Jerome, Sedona, back to Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, Natural Bridges, Hite, Capital Reefs and then home. I managed to hit a deer right at Park Headquarters of Capital Reefs Park. Did no permanent damage to the Deer and just a small dent in the hood of my car. We saw a lot of rain, a lot of sun, and managed to get some nice shots.
By far the best part of this trip compared to my usual Photography adventures is the great help I got from Gordon. I was able to get shots of things I could only dream of without him. For me the best part of any photography foray is the company I keep.