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TMCC Meeting Minutes – January 28, 2020

The meeting was called to order by Dawn Morrow at 7:00pm.

Amy Hudechek gave the Treasurer’s Report: Balance $410.76
2020 TMCC applications were distributed to those who needed them and dues were collected.
Reminder that Dues are $35 for Individual Membership and $50 for Family Membership.

Sharon Bradshaw, Contest Chairman, announced the new email to submit images:
tmcccontests@gmail.com

She announced the upcoming deadlines:
3/1/20 PSA, Open Theme
4/1/20 TMCC Themed Competition – Long Exposure (defined as 1/15 secs or slower)
5/1/20 TMCC Themed Competition – Open Theme
7/1/20 TMCC Themed Competition – People to Show Context (defined as a shot with a person/people that are not the main subject of the image)
9/1/20 TMCC Themed Competition – Open Theme
10/1/20 TMCC Themed Competition – Open Theme

TMCC Competitions can be taken at any time, though members were encouraged to step out of their comfort zones.

She announced that 6 people who submitted PSA images still need to sign the PSA Consent.
Mary Holmes
Marina Schultz
Bob Pratt
Rich Briggs
Bob Clarke
John Truzinsky

Please be sure when you submit an image for PSA to name your photo.

Sharon shared the 18 images that were submitted to the PSA #2. Judging has not yet been
completed.

She announced that PSA #1 yielded no Awards nor Honorable Mentions for TMCC, noting that the awards/HRs were heavy with people images.

Derrick Snider, Vice President, discussed where the members wanted to have outings for 2020.
Ideas were: milky way
long exposures
wildflowers
fall colors
birds
Rifle Falls
Camping
Great Sand Dunes

Member Spotlight: Derrick Snider presented some of his work and images surrounding landscapes, events, family, and long exposures.

Dawn discussed if members were interested in Mentoring and inquired as to who would be willing to serve as a mentor. Mentors identified were Dawn, Paul, and Derrick. Dieter requested to be mentored.

Dawn inquired for a member to volunteer as Publicity Chair – for TV/Newsletter & Radio Community Calendars. Dieter volunteered and will get with Bob Peterson.

Dawn also inquired if someone wanted to be the TMCC Banquet Chair this year. Members are encouraged to think about it.

Dawn lead the Small Group Critiques (4). Members seem to like this exercise, so she asked for 3-4 members to submit an image for critique in February.

Debbie Tubridy passed around the 2020 Drink & Snack List for the TMCC meetings. Please assist by signing up for a month’s food or drink. As of the end of the meeting, the following slots were still open:
July 28th Drinks
Sept 22nd Snacks Drinks
Oct 27th Snacks
Nov 24th Snacks Drinks

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm

TMCC November 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Announcements
– Bob Clark wasn’t to know if anyone is experienced in using a macro lens with extension tubes. If so please contact him.
– If you would like to send a picture in for critique in Jan please email them to dawn@2morrowsmuse.com. We only have 1 photo so far.

Upcoming Events
Holiday Lights – Dec 16th at 6pm meet at 2845 N 15th st
Annual Banquet – Jan 10th at 6pm in WCCC room
Jan Meeting – Jan 28th 7pm at WCCC
Feb Meeting – Feb 25th at 7pm @ WCCC room Christopher Eaton will be speaking.

Spot light by Scott Hudechek

Elections
President – Dawn Morrow
Vice President – Derrick Snider
Treasurer – Amy Hudechek
Secretary – Debbie Tubridy
Board Member At Large – Randy pending his ok
Publicity Chair – Bob Peterson, Paul Gana, and Dawn Morrow
Web Master – Bob Peterson
Social Media Chairperson – Paul Gana and Dawn Morrow
Competition Chair – Sharon Bradshaw and Ed Kunzelman
Exhibit Chair – Troy Krebs
Scavenger Hunt – John Truzinski
Picnic Chair – Renee Walendowski
Banquet Chair – TBD

If you are interested in a open spot or in assisting someone in current position please let Dawn know. We will revisit this in January.

PSA
1962 Corvair by Ed Kunzelman, 23pts Selected for PSA
Battle Tested by Sharon Bradshaw, 23.5 pts Selected for PSA
Face of homeless by Vera Mulder, 21pts
Green-Tailed Towhee by Debbie Tubridy, 22.5pts Selected for PSA
I Want to Be Like Mom by Amy Hudechek, 26pts Selected for PSA
Nuts by Dale Rostad, 18.5pts
Rifle Falls by Mike Melneck, 21.5pts Selected for PSA
Sand Wash Band by Dawn Morrow 17.5pts
Special Space by Bob Peterson, 15pts
Sub-adult Brown Bears by Tom Tubridy, 25.5pts Selected for PSA

Dont forget next PSA photos are due 1/1/20. Remember there is new sizing rules see website for details.

Meeting minutes submitted by Amy Hudechek  (Thanks!)

Photo editing activity and discussion

The club is providing 4 photographs via this link.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1gKMZz43PVft284Pa0BBJuxtEPIC5sRQK

Please edit any / all of these photographs to result an “improved” photograph, in your opinion, or maybe just more interesting.   email the edited version(s) to Dawn before monday Nov. 25, 2019 for discussion at the TMCC meeting.  Dawn’s email address is:

dawn@2morrowsmuse.com

 

Also, please consider volunteering for a Board position for the next year or bring ideas to discuss on sharing the work load and increasing participation of the club.

TMCC Meeting Minutes – October 22, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Dawn Morrow.

Upcoming Outings:

October 26, 2019 3pm Grand Junction Municipal Cemetery Tour with Historian Dave Fishell.

November 2, 2019 10am Connected Lakes Park Fall Color Walk

December 16, 2019 6pm Meeting at 2845 N. 15th Street Christmas Light outing

2020 Scavenger Hunt: John T, Chairman Will be due in August 2020
City Night Lights
Family
Reflection(s)
Holidays
Track(s)
Extreme Motion or Speed
Rack
Winter in Mesa County
Musical / Melody
Open Category (you choose)

PSA Round 2:
Due by 1/1/20
Remember new sizing

Member Spotlights:

Dieter Heinrich – Highlighted his many varied interests in photography and brought sample images for members to check out during break.

Mark Prouty – Highlighted his photographic interests as well.

Scott Hudechek – Due to time restraints, opted to defer until November meeting.

Costa Rica Presentation by Paul G.
Shared photography stills and video taken while in Costa Rica on vacation.

Independence Rock Monument presentation
Dawn presented a slideshow of TMCC member images highlighting the many different views and seasons of Independence Rock on CNM.

After a short break, Dawn had the members split up into 3 groups for random image critiques.
Each group independently discussed 4 different images that we offered for review, spending 5 or so minutes on each image. Then a spokesperson from each group presented their critiques to the entire group as one. The idea was to get all members involved in what image critiques are all about and also offer constructive input. After this exercise, it was determined to be very well received and we will do this again.

Meanwhile, Dawn presented an assignment:
Download 1 or more images from the link, edit the image(s) in your style and email to:
dawn@2morrowsmuse.com for discussion at November’s meeting.
Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/mobile/folders/1gKMZz43PVft284Pa0BBJuxtEPIC5sRQK

Also, please take the time to review Chairperson and Board Member positions and decide which position you’d be interested in doing. 🙂

Meeting was adjourned at 9:10 pm.

Finally, the list you have all been waiting for….The 2020 Scavenger Hunt List !

Dust off your lens, check your aperture settings, figure out what ISO means and get out there and shoot. Please leave your archived pictures at home and try for current photographs that are uniquely you and how you interpret these categories. Hopefully there are categories for every lens and your shooting style. Good Luck.

  1. City Night Lights
  2. Family
  3. Reflection/s
  4. Holidays
  5. Track/s
  6. Extreme Motion or Speed
  7. Rack
  8. Winter in Mesa County
  9. Musical / Melody
  10. Open category (any topic), your favorite Picture ? (or least fav)

For guidelines on this competition, please see the TMCC website, a TMCC Board member or John Truzinski (2020 Chair person)

http://thundermountaincameraclub.org/scavenger-hunt/

 

 

TMCC Meeting Minutes – September 24, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Dawn Morrow, TMCC President at 7:00 pm.

Treasurer Report by Amy Hudechek – $830.91 as of 9/23/19.

TMCC Banquet Announcement: Jan. 10, 2020 @ 6-8 pm. More details to follow.

Member Spotlight: Renee Walendowski
She presented some of her favorite images of landscapes, street photography, and even video (hers and her son’s).

PSA Update: Sharon Bradshaw
Sharon updated us as to the new guidelines and timelines for the PSA Interclub Competition that TMCC participates in (Division B). This PSA year, they will have only 3 (instead of 4) competitions, with the following deadlines: #1 due 10/1/19; #2 due 1/1/20; and #3 due 3/1/20.
New dimensions are as follows:
Horizontal image: 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels tall
Vertical image: 1050 pixels tall
They should continue to be in .jpg format, sRGB color space.
Please be sure to include your name and title in your submission email.
They need to be emailed to: contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org.
Sharon also stated that PSA has been trying to get TMCC to assist in the PSA interclub judging (a different division obviously). To do that, she needs 3 volunteers to help in that process. Anyone interested should email Sharon @ aussiehike@aol.com.

TMCC Scavenger Hunt: Renee Walendowski
The images for each category were presented and members were able to vote for their favorite.
Results:
Macro – Sharon B
Photojournalism – Renee W
Babies – Amy H
Water Fun – Dawn M
Magazine Cover – Bob P
Advertisement – Vera M
Dinner – Amy H
Americano – Dawn M
Hero – Dawn M
Catalyst – Renee W
Congrats to all of the winners!
John T volunteered to head up the TMCC Scavenger Hunt for next year. More to come.

Sand Wash Basin Presentation: Dawn Morrow
Dawn highlighted some images from her recent trip to Sand Wash Basin. New member Troy Krebs also contributed with some discussion regarding some rocks from the trip.

Announcements:
Remember that Oct. 20th is the deadline for the Independence Monument image sharing. Send them to Dawn Morrow for inclusion in a slide show at the next meeting.

Next TMCC Board Meeting: Oct. 14th at 6:00pm at Village Inn (Horizon Dr, GJ).

Next TMCC Meeting: October 22nd, 2019.

August Club Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Dawn Morrow just after 7pm August 27, 2019.  The Treasurer balance is $830.91.   She went through the scheduled and tentatively scheduled events.  She mentioned that recent Outings had a low level of interest so she asked who might be interested in scouting fall colors on Sept 14 so folks could venture out on their own.  Approximately 6 people raised their hands in interest.  The Sand Wash Basin / wild horse outing is the weekend of September 19-22.  This is near Maybell, Colorado.  Call or text Dawn (970-216-9311) in the evening before if you want to meet the group to find out the meet up location and time.  The next TMCC Board meeting is Oct 14 at 6 pm at the Horizon Drive Village Inn. Scavenger Hunt prints should be given to Renee within the next 2 weeks.  Call her at (970-778-9740).  The activity is scheduled for the September TMCC meeting.  Those members showing at the Saint Mary’s Pavillion should pick up their photos on Friday Aug 30 between 10-12.  Otherwise Vera will take them home to be picked up later.

Dawn presented some of the photographs from the Grand Mesa club outing in July including flowers, sunsets, clouds, stars, milky way, meteors and UFO’s.

Photo Journalist Dean Humphrey, retired from the GJ Sentinel, spoke about his career and current interests with photography and provided insight into Photo Journalism.  Thank you Dean !!

Member Spotlights tonight were Mary Holmes and Jerry Bristol.  They each presented some of their photographs and talked about their photographic interests.  A sign up sheet was circulated for future member spotlights.

TMCC club competition “Abstract” – Entries and results were presented by Jeff Morse.  There were 9 entries.  They were all interesting even if they were not by definition, abstract. First place: Jerry Bristol. Second Place: Sharon Bradshaw. Third Place: Vera Mulder