Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish, MT. At 6:30PM Thursday, April 13th, 2006. Nick Fucci is an outdoor & nature photographer who lived in Alaska for 26 years and is now a Bigfork resident. He has photographed much of the cool stuff in the world and will be our program for April. The program is: The Okavango Delta.
Minutes from March
Chuck Haney gave us an exceptional program with his new digital projector. He showed over 400 hundred pictures in very short order. The show was enhanced by the smooth transition from image to image as well as the fine quality of his work.
Spring is on the way, Becca brought a bunch of baseball kids to the club. She had some real nice pictures of some real cute kids. Not many great hitters, but cute.
Not to be outdone by his better half Steve did some really nice flower pictures with some bunnies thrown in for good measure.
Doug Dye showed us some of the niftiest frosty spider webs I have ever seen. Frost and spiders seems like a dichotomy in terms if I've ever seen one but he did them and they were cool. Frosty windows are not nearly as unusual but certainly are fun to see.
My favorite photographer this month is John Martineau. His birds and butterflies were extra neat. Really nice color, perfect focus and outstanding composition, nice work John.
Mike Spence showed us some nice Dogwood pictures, we flew high with Jeff and Adele and landed in Alaska with D's cool pictures of Glaciers.
D is the cover girl
They finally got a nice picture on the cover of Montana Magazine. A real cool shot and our girl D took it. Nice job D.
I just saw some of the most outstanding pictures ever. Gary H has a couple extra neat shots from Freeze-out Lake. He claims dumb luck but I call it pure luck. No matter how good or how lucky he was to get the shots they definitely are fun viewing. More dang ducks than I thought there were in the whole wide world.
If you need something to reflect on you really need to see some of Bruce's Lake McDonald prints. They are truly amazing.
George McFarland who is certainly one of the best photographers in our club did a very nice gitar picture. It is a truly amazeing B/W picture with a full range of tones and beautifully composed.
All of these photographers are doing the kind of work that I can only dream of and it is such a pleasure to see them.
They will be on the show and tell table at our next meeting.
Unless Nick fools me and brings a digital program we will show slides before we dig out the digital projector.
Be sure to bring your slides. Real pictures at camera club are going by the way of the rumble seat so this time the real photographers will get their chance to be first again.
Camera Club Web Site
The club website continues to expand it's viewers and there is still room for more members to show there work. Please contact Adele if you wish to add your work to our site.
If you have a site and would like a link to the club site, please let Adele know about this as well.
Buffalo Hills Terrace
Our club has volunteered to entertain the folks at Buffalo Hills Terrace in Kalispell once a month. It is easy and fun to do. Please let me know if you are interested in helping with this project. So far Gene Grove, Bruce Ruby, George McFarland and I have helped. We really do need more help. They have a screen on site so all you need is the projector or you can do what George and I did. We did a program on the history of Photography. We explained how the first cameras worked and the methods of exposing and processing prints and film from the beginning to the present.
The 344 Gallery
The Gallery schedule:
Mike Spence End of April
William Brooks July/August
Doug Dye September/October
Shawn Coggins November/December
As you can see the bookings for a Gallery show is rather extended. If you want a show you should let me know and I will put you on the schedule.
You will need to provide for your own opening. This involves mailing invitations and providing some kind of snacks. The mailing list is the hardest part but each time we open a show I hope to add to the database thus expanding prospective guests. Of course I will send invitations to everyone on my list as well. These shows are a nice opportunity for you to get your work more in the public eye. The Gallery is getting a nice and a growing response.
Trevon's photoshop class will be at the Legacy restuarant next to the theaters in Kalispell on First Avenue East April 15th at 9AM. The cost is $350.00 divided by the number of folks who show up. I think you can figure around $35.00 each. You are asked to bring your own computer with photoshop. You may partner up on the computers if you wish. If you have not yet contacted Trevon please do so. 261-3458 email@example.com
May Bob Bickenstaff His trip to Chile