Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish, MT. At 6:30PM Thursday, June 8th, 2006. Jim Peterson and Bruce Harris will share the spotlight with programs.
Minutes from April
Bob Blickenstaff and his wife Rebbeca really gave us a great program on their trip through Chile. They shared the photography duties with Bob doing film and landscapes while Rebbeca did digital people shots. The program was absolutely outstanding. Thanks to both of you.
D Has another cover on Montana magazine. It is a great shot of one of my favorite lakes, Grey Wolf. I have spent many happy hours fishing and hiking in the South Missions, but I never got a shot as nice as this one. Nice work Dee.
Our newsletter really does need some help.
If you have news or announcements for the newsletter please let me know via email by the end of the month.
SHOW AND TELL
Nothing different this month
News from the rumor mill
I have heard that the US Forest Service is interested in opening up some scenic vistas on the West side road to Spotted Bear RS. This could provide us with some interesting photo ops. not currently available to both serious and casual photographers. Please support this effort with letters to:
Debbie Mucklow firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy DeHerrera email@example.com
Tell them that we would like more vistas open along the Southfork and Hungry Horse Reservoir for viewing and photography.
The following is from William Brooks who is one of the best photographers I have ever come across. He is currently showing at the 344 Gallery and at Ananda Seva Yoga Center. We will have an official opening for him soon at the 344 Gallery and hope that all of you will attend. The work he has at the 344 Gallery is a combination of scanned film printed with ink jet printers. It is nice to support our fellow photographers and this show is really nice.
Please note that Doug Dye is next.
"Montana Mirror" faces photographed to show the variety of characters making up the "family of men"
The images included in the newly installed photo-show at the 344 gallery in Kalispell require closer examination. Stepping up to the large industrial frames one gets involved with delicate black and white photographs that have a nostalgic theatrical quality. The pictures, by photographer William B. Brooks, take the viewer into a journey of potentiality. The subjects in the photographs are local people posing on the stage of their imagination. Private moments are captured in a brilliant spotlight, tearing happiness and loneliness, pride and ecstasy, contemplation and creative euphoria from the shadows of daily routine. Posed among the sparse props, the faces seem to demand applause, a just acknowledgement for participation in the play of life.
The photographer ask the members of the local communities to participate and pose in the creation of images for the 'Montana Mirror" project. You may contact him at Scilux Studios, call (406) 837 4010.
"I am showing the underlying strength that energizes and motivates people. To make this psychic force visible is to illuminate the individual. My curiosity guides me to look through the personality and discover the original quality that exist beneath the surface."
William B. Brooks has been sharpening his powers of observation since his childhood in Germany. Twice the recipient of the Photokina Youth Photography Award, William B. Brooks graduated with a BA in photography from the Werkschule in Cologne and served an apprenticeship with acclaimed portraitist, August Sander. Moving to Paris, his editorial contributions appeared in Elle and Elegance.
In the United States since 1971, William B. Brooks has developed a client list akin to Who's Who of fashion, fragrance and beauty. Vanity Fair, Sears Roebuck, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue Faberge, Coty, Helena Rubinstein and corporations as diverse as DuPont and Johnson & Johnson have used his perspectives on their products. The pages of Time, Cosmopolitan and Mademoiselle have all reflected his editorial aesthetics. The Bear photographs in the exhibitions were created at Scilux Studios in Kalispell, Montana.
William B. Brooks is not merely the eye behind the camera. His gifts transcend the shutter while continuing to probe beneath the surface. In his paintings and sculpture, William's incisive gaze never varies. Also, the pursuits of a wide range of interests that span fencing, sailing, gliding, eastern philosophy and Native American traditions insure his keen instinct for the outer limits of accomplishment.
"My goal," the artist asserts, " is to record and create sensitive images of people that show their inner feelings, inner desires and moods." And through a variety of mediums, William B. Brooks focuses unerringly on "observed behavior that can be transformed into recognizable aspects of human experience."
From Bruce Harris
I can give the camera club a presentation on color laser printing. It is fast, uses inexpensive paper and ink, of excellent quality, and is reputed to be long-lasting. Size, for affordable printers, is limited to 8.5in X 14in.
For comparison. I would bring prints from the same file made by my printer and by local photo processors (and possibly) by an ink jet. I can have both color and B & W prints.
Color lasers are coming down in price, and photo quality is improving. I purchased a Ricoh CL3500N, $600 + $40 shipping. It is in a home nework so it can be shared by my wife (with a Mac) and myself (with a PC)
I can make this as short as 5-10 minutes, but it will take time to pass some prints around the room for examination.
It is probably not practical to bring the 80 lb. printer and my computer to demo. If we did that, it could take most of the evening.
Item 2: Marilyn and I can give a presentation of our hike across England at Buffalo Hills Terrace. However, all our photos are digital, so we would need a laptop and projector. I believe the cost of making slides from digital files is too high.
I will call Buffalo Hills and Photo Video Plus today to see if we can set this up and rent the equipment, and I'll keep you informed.
Bruce Harris (and Marilyn Reynolds)
Camera Club Web Site
We are still asking for more members to contribute to the Club Web site. It is fun and inexpensive. Ask Adele for details.
Buffalo Hills Terrace
I have Buffalo Hill Terrace covered for June with Jim Peterson and July if Bruce Harris can get a digital projector and a lap top computer. Can any of you help him?
The 344 Gallery
The Gallery schedule:
William Brooks June/July
Doug Dye August/September
Shawn Coggins October/November
Dan Taylor December/January
News from Nick
We're pretty wide open this summer on our "On the Fly" Instructional Photo Safaris. I can offer a 20% discount to any club member interested in signing up.
I am trying to schedule programs no more often than every other month.
Jim Peterson & Bruce Harris June
Nick Fucci August
Nick Fucci October