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Minutes of each TMCC 4th-Tuesday club meeting posted here.

TMCC April Minutes

Dawn Morrow called meeting to order.
New business: On May 13th will be our next outing. Meet at Dawns house for trip all day to see the wild horses in the Bookcliffs. Need a high clearance vehicle or arrange ride with someone going. Bring a sack lunch, drinks and sunscreen. This is sun only outing, if raining it will be cancelled. Email Dawn if you want to go and don’t have a high clearance vehicle.
Contact her for address, I don’t want to post here.
Dawn announced she will be doing competition for May. Read on for details.
Treasurer report: Begin balance: 1326.53. Expenses for 6 mo rent, web site, and calendar=691.05. Ending balance =730.48.
Presenters:
Debbie Rudd gave presentation on her outings with the Grand Valley Audubon Society, the owl prowl. On the canal trail in redlands they saw the Great horned owl. This trail is behind the Safeway in the Redlands. Then she visited the burrowing owl near the state line, Nice photos of these as well. Burrowing owls move around and if not disturbed for about 3 wks they will stay. They will live in prairie dog holes. On May 19th they will be banding Screech owls. She also visited a barn owl nesting by the Clifton ponds. They are declining due to development and are difficult to see, and they come out only at night.
Renee showed her homework assignment from Jeff’s 10 different shots.
Margie spoke about our Picnic. Tenative date is June 4th at the Riverfront Park in Palisade. Time is 3 to 7.
Sign up on sign up sheet.
Donna gave presentation on the TMCC calendar. Bob Pratt got the cover photo. Congrats to Bob!
Donna also showed some photos of her trip to Canyonlands at the Needles district. She advised that while parked there just for the day, a squirrel ate through hoses in her vehicle and they had to be towed all the way back to Junction. Beware of these critters if you go there and try to block them from eating your car.
Sharon Bradshaw presented the PSA submissions. They have not been judged yet.
Dawn announced the next competition for May-submit a portrait photo. Deadline is May 8th. To contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org. Thats coming up in one week photographers so find your pretty portrait.
Meeting adjourned.

TMCC March minutes

Dawn Morrow opened meeting and made introductions, welcomed visitors.
Donna Fullerton gave her presentation of her photo walk with the National Geographic Staff in Yellowstone. She shared some of her photos. Congratulations Donna on being selected and the wonderful work you did while there.
Representative from Colorado National Monument came to briefy talk about the calendars available. This coming year they also plan to make different calendars as well. They will be having some walks and talks coming soon so stay tuned for announcements.
Upcoming outings: April 22: Mt Garfield hike with Jeff. In May (date to be determined) we will be going to the wild horse area.
Treasurer report: Ona reported that for last month begin balance was 971.53. 0 expenses. Ending balance is 1326.53.
New business: Ona wants to raise money for the club by doing a Calendar and selling them. Theme is flowers around the Grand Valley. Handout:
Our idea is to showcase member photos of flowers in or around the Grand Valley (Western Slope) in a calendar. We are asking members to submit 3 of their favorite flower shots to Donna Fullerton @dnote627@gmail.com by April 10. The photos submitted will need to be sized to 5.5 x 8.5 “ 300 dpi in landscape format. There will be space for 12 large and 36-48 smaller spaces.
If we are able to get it put together and submitted to printer very shortly the cost of each calendar would be between 3-5 dollars per calendar. We are looking for this as a potential fund raiser for TMCC. The club would pay for the initial cost of printing. The calendars would be available to club members at a nominal cost. Any remaining calendars would be able to be sold at a higher price to the public. It would also be good publicity for the club.
Other new business: Dawn is planning a yard sale this spring with some camera gear.
We also are planning a booth at Farmers Market. This is at a non profit price so anything sold there has to go to the Club.
April 14th is the deadline for next PSA.
Sharon Bradshaw gave presentation on the last PSA photos. Winners were Dawn Morrow, Sharon Bradshaw, Ed Kunzelman, Lupe Herrera, Ona Griffiths, and Marina Schultz. Congrats to the winners.
Dawn Morrow wants ideas for classes that you would like to have. Next week is the last photoshop class with Mike. Email Dawn if you have an outing you would like to have, classes you want to see, or if you have presentation for club.
Jeff announced that this Saturday he will be hiking the Palisade Rim Trail.
Ed Kunzelman did presentation on Jeff’s homework assignment of 10 different shots.
Ed announced that on April 7th there is Critique of Art at the Colorado Art Center from 7-9. This is the first friday in April.
Jeff is planning another homework assignment so keep tuned to the Facebook page.

February minutes

TMCC February 28 minutes
Dawn opened meeting and introduced visitors.
Announcements:
In November PSA Robert Pratt received an honors award for his Western swallowtail photo. Sharon Bradshaw received honorable mention for her Moose with twins photo. Sharon was not present.
Jeff has an assignment for next month. In March he wants you to bring your 10 different shots on a flash drive. The challenge is to find your subject and shoot it 10 different ways, later Ed will show his.
Treasurer report: Ona started out with 543, She paid out 317. There was 745 in dues collected, for a balance of 971.53.
There is a deadline for the National Monument Calendar photo contest – March 31. See Angela’s post on our website for more details.
Dawn passed around some flyers on a former club member who has some camera equipment for sale.
Other new business:
Events: March 9th: Waterdrop class from 7 to 9 pm. Bring camera, tripod, and things to reflect into water.
March 25: Street shoot in Telluride. Meeting at Baked in Telluride. On Fir Street at 0830. Email Renee please if coming: reneewalen@gmail.com  There is on street parking in Telluride, pay meters. There is a free lot at Mountain Village called the Heritage parking garage and then you can ride the free gondola to Telluride and get great views.
Next Meeting March 28 Donna Fullerton presents her photo walks at Yellowstone with National Geographic magazine.
Next Tuesday March 7 Ed wants to have his print meeting at Library. (This was changed to the college due to number of people who signed up).
Presentation:
Mike Brown gave his presentation on Color space, and how to get best results when working on your computer screen.
Presentation:
Ed Kunzelman gave his presentation on photographing rusty old car 10 different ways.

January minutes

Minutes TMCC 1/24/17
Jeff Morris called meeting to order. He did introduction. Visitors introduced themselves. President Dawn Morrow asked for everyone to fill out application and waiver. Last meeting minutes were approved by Renee, and Sharon. Board members introduced: Dawn Morrow President, Jeff Morse VP, Ona Griffiths is treasurer and Renee Walendowski is Secretary.
Old business: Treasurer report: 661.64 dollars. She paid rent for January so we now have 543.84. Also Debbie passed out new member applications and waivers on back.
Dawn introduced Mike Brown who is teaching Photoshop CC classes, 2 x each month. They will be the 1st and 3rd Wed of each month. They are at Frame Depot from 7 to 9, you must have Photoshop CC on a laptop. Mikes email is ph7ham@gmail.com. Email him for the instructions.
New Business/Plans for this year discussion:
Jeff and Dawn introduced outings planned:
February: Moab trip later part of Feb. Date TBD
Wild horses outing Bookcliffs in April or May, depends on when the roads dry out enough.
Kens Lake: date TBD
Castle Valley: separate trip from the Moab trip, date TBD.
Palisade to shoot the peach trees in bloom End of April or when they bloom.
Palisade Rim Trail: this is a hiking trip TBD.
Astronomy outing to do Night sky, end of August.
Member ideas submitted: Antelope valley, Zion NP, Crevaces into the Bookcliffs.
Other business: Dawn explains the TMCC Facebook page, and Group page. She will be posting events and outings there. Dawn is willing to help people to learn how to use Facebook if they don’t know how.
Break
PSA discussion: Sharon Bradshaw is changing the way PSA is judged. She is going to use 3 independent judges who will also be giving feedback. Due dates are Feb 10, and April 14. The competition is open, and you can submit only 1 photo.
Please send your photo to contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org. Please everyone submit 1 image with your name and the name of the photo.
Dawn inquires to class what they want for instructional classes. Dawn is offering a lightroom class, she will also do one on one instruction. Work out with her email is dawn@2morrowsmuse.com. Ideas presented: Beginner photography, Real Estate photography, understanding and using natural light. Mike Brown volunteered to teach digital class, and maybe studio lighting for portrait. Mike will also talk about color calibration. James Payne will try to teach a class on getting photo ready for printing.
We return to outing discussion. Jeff Morse will lead outings. In summer (July) have a wildflower outing on the Mesa. Another outing is on Glade Park- the potholes and Miracle rock—dateTBD. Next outing is Dog Sled races on Mesa Top Meet 8 am McDonalds in Clifton.
Other new business: Jeff wants to try a newsletter. Jamie Zartman has idea for a cell phone photo competition. Chuck volunteered to do a workshop.
Chairperson selections:
Summer Picnic: Margie, Sharon, Lupe
End of year Banquet: Ona and Joan
Scavenger Hunt: Dawn explained scavenger hunt. Ona is chairperson, we will need to revisit this for new person in fall.
Publicity Chair: includes helping keep Facebook page, website posting: Lupe, Dawn and Jeff Morse. Annette will help with looking stuff up.
Exhibit chair: No volunteer, but Jeff will help with easels.
Competition Chair committee: Debbie, Sharon, Dawn. Ed will do a print competition
We ended meeting with presentation of club members top 3 photos.
Jeff says to look up on Utube: The Art of Photography. Jeff challenges club to take 10 different views of one thing when out shooting.
Meeting adjourned.

November Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
THUNDER MOUNTAIN CAMERA CLUB
November 22, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order. Jeff welcomed our visitors.

Old Business

The secretary (finally!) got the September and October meeting minutes finished and posted on the club web site. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes and as there was no discussion or corrections, the minutes were approved as published. (Jeff also “fired” Angela, effective at the end of the year!)

Mike Brown is having Photoshop classes on December 7 and January 4 at the Frame Depot (529 Bogart Lane – to the west of Sam’s Club). Please use the north entrance. Class starts at 7:00 p.m. You will need a laptop loaded with Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements). There is instruction and hands on work. If you do not have the textbook yet, e-mail Mike (ph7ham@gmail.com) and he will e-mail it to you for use in the class.

Our banquet is scheduled for January 13, 2017 in our regular meeting room at WCCC from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The club will provide the meat, and members will bring the side dishes and desserts. A sign up sheet is being circulated tonight (if you are not at the meeting, contact Cheryl Sweers or Mel Morris to bring something). Please sign up and come to the banquet – lots of great eats and fun times! We’ll install our new board and hand out our annual recognitions and awards.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd presented the November Treasurer’s report. The ending balance from October was $661.61. There were no deposits and no expenses paid, making the ending balance the same – $661.61. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

Apparently there are again issues with notification e-mails being generated when a post is made to the club web site. Since this is our last meeting of the year, this issue will have to be investigated by the new incoming board.

New Business

Jeff opened up the floor for nominations for board members for 2017. As there was only one nominee presented for each position, rather than elect each position separately, the entire slate of board nominees was presented as follows:

President – Dawn Morrow
Vice President – Jeff Morse
Secretary – Renee Walendowski
Treasurer – Ona Griffiths

A motion was made and seconded to approve the slate of officers as presented. The motion was approved. Congratulations to the new board! They will officially take their positions at the banquet.

Sharon Bradshaw next presented the PSA entries. Unfortunately, there were only six this month so there really was no need to vote. We did view and comment on the images. Those selected were from Bob Peterson, Sarah Miller, Paul Huntington, Sharon Bradshaw, Ona Griffiths and Angela Classen. They will be submitted for the January PSA competition. (Since we don’t have a meeting in December, we must select them in November to meet the deadline.)

Ed Kunzelman then presented the “fall colors” slide show, which was compiled from member images created in this past fall. What an amazing collection of colorful images!

Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Jeff adjourned the meeting. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See everyone at banquet!

Dated: December 7, 2016
Angela K. Classen

Secretary
Thunder Mountain Camera Club

October Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
THUNDER MOUNTAIN CAMERA CLUB
October 25, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order. Jeff welcomed our visitors.

Old Business

The secretary did not get the September meeting minutes completed and suggested that Jeff fire her. Jeff would not. Angela will get the September minutes, as well as the October minutes, published on the web site in time for the November meeting.

Mike Brown is having Photoshop classes on November 2 and 16 at the Frame Depot (529 Bogart Lane – to the west of Sam’s Club). Please use the north entrance. Class starts at 7:00 p.m. You will need a laptop loaded with Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements). There is instruction and hands on work. If you do not have the textbook yet, e-mail Mike (ph7ham@gmail.com) and he will e-mail it to you for use in the class.

The scavenger hunt categories for 2017 are now available. There are printed copies of the list at the front table, or you can find them on the club web site.

Our banquet is scheduled for January 13, 2017 in our regular meeting room at WCCC from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The club will provide the meat, and members will bring the side dishes and desserts. A sign up sheet will be circulated in November.

Hummel Real Estate is hosting TMCC members for First Friday Art Walk on November 4. There is still room. Contact Dawn (dawn@2morrowsmuse.com) if you’re interested in participating. There is no commission. Set up will be the night before, and all artwork must be removed immediately after the event.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd was not present so Jeff presented the October Treasurer’s report. The ending balance from September was $791.61. There was one deposit of $15. A rent check for $100.00 and a check to PSA for our club membership for $45.00 was written, making the ending balance $661.61. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

New Business

There will be a PSA competition in November. Submit one image per member, open theme to: contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org by midnight, November 20.

Jeff reminded everyone that elections are scheduled for November. Members should start thinking about serving as either a board member or chairperson. Copies of the board and chair job descriptions are available at the front table tonight, but they are also contained on the club web site. If you are interested or have questions about a position, e-mail a current board member.

Sharon Bradshaw announced that a long time club member, David Cooper, had passed away on September 20 in California. He was killed in a tragic car accident.

Some club members plan to meet on Saturday, October 29, to shoot the kids trick or treating downtown. If you’d like to attend, meet at the chrome buffalo (Chrome on the Range) at 3:30.

Jeff would like all members to bring up to 12 of their favorite fall images from 2016 to the November meeting. Bring them on a flash drive (no CD’s) or e-mail them to Ed: ed@edwardkunzelman.com by November 20. Members can also bring a couple of prints if they prefer.

Jeff next presented the “Year in Review” slideshow with the members’ personal favorite photos from 2016. These photos were very diverse and showcased the talent and creativity our members have!

Sheila Johnson next presented our October competition, which was themed “Imagination,” including discussion of the judge’s comments. Photos placed as follows:

1. Paint Horse – Dawn Morrow
2. Exercise your Imagination – Read a Book – Ed Kunzelman
3. Ice Mask – Ona Griffiths
4. Trapped – Cheryl Sweers
5. They Moved in Herds – Jamie Zartman

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 22, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College. Tony Harber will provide the snacks, and Jamie Zartman will provide the drinks.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Jeff adjourned the meeting.

Dated: November 14, 2016
Angela K. Classen

Secretary
Thunder Mountain Camera Club

September Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
THUNDER MOUNTAIN CAMERA CLUB
September 27, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order. We had no visitors.

Old Business

The minutes of the August 23, 2016, meeting were previously published on the club’s web site. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes and as there was no discussion or corrections, the minutes were approved as published.

Jeff reminded everyone that elections are scheduled for November. Members should start thinking about serving as either a board member or chairperson. Copies of the board and chair job descriptions are available at the front table tonight, but they are also contained on the club web site. If you are interested or have questions about a position, e-mail a current board member.

Mike Brown is having Photoshop classes on October 5 and 19 at the Frame Depot (529 Bogart Lane – to the west of Sam’s Club). Please use the north entrance. Class starts at 7:00 p.m. You will need a laptop loaded with Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements). There is instruction and hands on work.

Our banquet is scheduled for January 13, 2017 in our regular meeting room at WCCC from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The club will provide the meat, and members will bring the side dishes and desserts. A sign up sheet will be circulated in November.

Several members (Donna, Ona, Dawn and Joan) will have images on display at the October First Friday Art Walk at Hummel Real Estate. Hummel will host a display for TMCC members on November 4. Contact Dawn (dawn@2morrowsmuse.com) if you’re interested in participating. There is no commission. Set up will be the night before, and all artwork must be removed immediately after the event.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd presented the September Treasurer’s report. The ending balance from August was $891.61. There were no deposits. A rent check for $100.00 was written, making the ending balance $791.61. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

New Business

Ona Griffiths, the new scavenger hunt chair, presented the scavenger hunt categories for 2017:

1. Face-less self portrait
2. Scene (seen) from a window
3. Street lights
4. Angelic
5. Smoke
6. Minimal
7. Wood
8. Two of a kind
9. Sign(s)
10. Handwriting
11. Art
12. A pop of color

Now you have no excuse not to get started on shooting photos for scavenger hunt!

Jeff asked that all members send in up to 5 of their personal favorite photos taken in 2016 so far to put together a “Year in Review” slide show for October. E-mail your photos to Jeff, any size, at: jeff@jeffstoddart.com, by midnight on October 22. Also please indicate your order of preference in case the number of submissions has to be cut down due to time limitations.

There was discussion about doing some type of Halloween outing. There might be a zombie prom on October 22 someplace downtown.

Annette Collier next made her “Seinfeld presentation” about “absolutely nothing.” She threw out a few photographic topics and some questions and answers were discussed.

The October competition will be our last for the year and is themed “Imagination.” Submit your photos to: contests@thundermountaincameraclub.com by October 16.

The 2016 scavenger hunt chair, Sheila Johnson, presented the scavenger hunt winners as voted by the club members and awarded the prizes (which Jesie Bair helped obtain):

1. Day in the Life – Bob Peterson – Quick strap
2. Au Natural – Bob Pratt – Dust patrol sensor cleaner
3. Opposites – Bob Pratt – Headlamp
4. Memories – Dawn Morrow – Journal book with camera pattern
5. Broken glass – Bob Pratt – Reflector
6. Abandoned – Paul Huntington – Flash drive
7. Horizon – Bob Pratt – Bubble level
8. Mayberry – Debbie Rudd – Photo frame
9. Creative Angles – Paul Huntington – Cell phone macro lens
10. Bad habits – Dawn Morrow – Lens mug
11. Film noir – Bob Pratt – Coffee mug
12. The elements – Cheryls Sweers – Camera rain gear

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you, Sheila and Jesie, for doing an awesome job with this event!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College. Dio and Alice Musquiz will provide the snacks, and Scott Warren will provide the drinks.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Jeff adjourned the meeting.

Dated: November 14, 2016
Angela K. Classen

Secretary
Thunder Mountain Camera Club

August Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF

THUNDER MOUNTAIN CAMERA CLUB

August 23, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order.  We had one visitor, who Jeff welcomed.

Old Business

The minutes of the July 26, 2016, meeting were previously published on the club’s web site.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes and as there was no discussion or corrections, the minutes were approved as published.

The August print talk was a small gathering but those who attended enjoyed seeing prints and discussing.

The outing to Grand Mesa was also small.  Dawn and Ona stayed until nightfall and got lucky enough to capture some lightning from an incoming storm off Lands End.

Elections are scheduled for November.  Members should start thinking about serving as either a board member or chairperson.  Jeff brought the board and chair job descriptions tonight, but they are also contained on the club web site.  If you are interested or have questions about a position, e-mail a current board member.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd presented the August Treasurer’s report.  The ending balance from July was $891.61.  There were no deposits.  A rent check for $50.00 was written, making the ending balance $841.61.  The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

New Business

Jeff made a last call for scavenger hunt photos.  Sheila was present to collect them, and will get them ready for presentation and voting at our September meeting.  Be sure to be there to see what creative ideas everyone came up with!

Jeff next appointed Ona Griffiths as the scavenger hunt chairperson for next year.  Hopefully Ona will have the categories lined up for next month’s meeting so we can have a full year to fill the list.

The banquet chairs, Melanie Morris and Cheryl Sweers, have been busy checking out locations for our banquet.  Unfortunately, due to our budget, we won’t be able to use any of nicer venues they checked into (such as the Avalon, Redlands Community Center or Residence Inn).  We will plan on doing the banquet at the regular meeting room at WCCC, potluck style.  If anyone has “connections” that could get us use of a nicer venue for cheap (or even better, free), please let the board know.

Dawn Morrow discussed possible “mystery/history” tours.  There is one at Glenwood Springs which would cost $12/per person if there is a group of 20.  If there are fewer than 20, the cost would be $15/per person.  There is another cemetery “ghost walk” in Glenwood which would cost $18/per person (tickets go on sale October 1).  It is a strenuous 20 minute hike and participants carry lanterns to light the way.

Mike Brown is having Photoshop classes on September 7 and 21.  The venue has changed to Frame Depot (529 Bogart Lane – to the west of Sam’s Club).  Please use the north entrance.  Class starts at 7:00 p.m.  You will need a laptop loaded with Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements).  There is instruction and hands on work.  Thanks to member James Payne for getting permission to use the space at Frame Depot!

Jeff announced that the recurring e-mail issues might be caused because the web site program had not been updated.  They are working on these issues and hope to have resolved soon.

Exhibit chair Dawn Morrow announced that Hummel Real Estate will be hosting First Friday events the remainder of the year.  Several members will again be displaying in September.  Hang up will be on Thursday before the event, and tear down is immediately after on Friday.  The November display may be a display for the entire club.  If anyone is interested in other months, contact Dawn.  The United Way will also host club images September through November, with drop off scheduled for September 7 and pick up scheduled for December 7.  There is space for around 12-15 photos.  All must have a wire hanger.  There is no commission.  A diverse group goes through there every month so it is a nice opportunity to hang there.  Contact Dawn if you are interested in participating.

Jeff would like to do a fall color outing on Grand Mesa, probably the week immediately after Color Sunday weekend.

Jesie Bair next gave a presentation on shooting fall colors.  She had a slideshow with some fall images, and went through a number of “Pro Tips for Photographing Fall.”  She will post a link to the article on the web site.

Sharon Bradshaw presented images for the PSA competition.  There were 13 images submitted for consideration (six need to be selected).  Images were voted on by all members and those that will be sent on to PSA are as follows:

  1. Bee – Lu Kunzelman
  2. Moose with Twins – Sharon Bradshaw
  3. Western Tiger Swallowtail – Robert Pratt
  4. Fall Canopy – Dawn Morrow
  5. Land of True Grit – Paul Huntington
  6. American Basin Wildflowers – Jeff Stoddart

Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College.  Robert Pratt will provide the snacks, and Ona Griffiths will provide the drinks.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Jeff adjourned the meeting.

Dated: September 6, 2016

Angela K. Classen

Secretary

Thunder Mountain Camera Club

 

 

July Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
THUNDER MOUNTAIN CAMERA CLUB
July 26, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order. There were no visitors.

Old Business

The minutes of the June 28, 2016, meeting were previously published on the club’s web site. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes and as there was no discussion or corrections, the minutes were approved as published.

The “Splash Class” held on July 14 was a success. Cheryl, Ona and Annette each had a different station set up with different types of water shots and people could try whichever ones they wanted. Annette’s was especially popular with water drops splashing down into a pan and she changed out the backgrounds/reflections for different looks.

There was also an outing to Farmers Market on July 21 for street photography.

Member Jeff Morse volunteered to lead the club outing up to Grand Mesa on August 6. Meet at the City Market on Orchard Mesa near the gas station at 9:00 a.m. The group will proceed up Lands End Road. Night photography might be a possibility depending on the weather.

Elections will happen in November. Members should start thinking about serving as either a board member or chairperson. Job descriptions are contained on the club web site. If you have questions about a position, e-mail a current board member.

Jeff will appoint next year’s Scavenger Hunt chair in August. If anyone is interested, send him or any board member an e-mail.

Scavenger Hunt turn in will be at the August meeting. Sheila will collect the photos and get them mounted on poster board so members can view and vote at the September meeting. Prizes will be awarded! Full contest rules are located on the club’s web site.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd presented the July Treasurer’s report. The ending balance from June was $846.61. There were deposits of $15.00. The ending balance is $861.61. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

New Business

Ed will do a print talk on August 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 in our regular meeting room. Bring several prints, any type (paper, metal, acrylic, etc.), any size, or you can come without any prints. No competition or critique, just discussion.

Mike Brown is having Photoshop classes on August 3 and August 17 at the Hilltop building located at 29 Road and North Avenue (building 3). Class starts at 7:00 p.m. You will need a laptop loaded with Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements). There is instruction and hands on work.

No members had any announcements concerning upcoming shows, etc. Sarah Miller said she was hoping to make it to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Exhibit chair Dawn Morrow announced that Hummel Real Estate will be hosting First Friday events the remainder of the year. Dawn, Joni Beckner, Annette, Joan Robinson and Ona will be displaying in August. If anyone is interested in other months, contact Dawn. The United Way will also host club images September through November. There is space for around 12-15 photos. All must have a wire hanger. There is no commission. A diverse group goes through there every month so it is a nice opportunity to hang there. Contact Dawn if you are interested in participating.

James Payne presented the competition photos with the theme “Shapes and Leading Lines” and led the discussion, including some of the judge’s remarks. There were 13 images submitted. Images placed as follows:

1. The Break – Ed Kunzelman
2. (tie) Retired – Sharon Bradshaw
(tie) Round Barn Roof Interior – Angela Classen
3. (tie) Moravian Stars – Jesie Bair
(tie) Alien Dusk – Paul Huntington
4. Rustic Tough – Madeline Robinson

Ed next presented a short slide show of some of the images that were created at the July Splash Class.

Last, Ed presented a short slide show of his composition tips for shooting at the Colorado National Monument.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College. Darcy Johnson will provide the snacks, and Sarah Miller will provide the drinks.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Jeff adjourned the meeting.

Dated: August 16, 2016
Angela K. Classen

Secretary
Thunder Mountain Camera Club

June Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
THUNDER MOUNTAIN CAMERA CLUB
June 28, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order. Visitors were welcomed.

Old Business

A “print talk” was held on June 7. Although it had small attendance, the discussion was good according to Ed Kunzelman. He is planning to do another one on August 11 at our regular meeting room, 7:00 p.m. He emphasized you can bring a couple of prints (any size), but you don’t have to. You can still take part in the discussion without a print. Birthday gifts for Ed are optional.

A recap of the annual picnic was given. The venue was nice, just the right size and the picnic was fun, but bugs were pesky. The club provided chicken and everyone brought side dishes and desserts (if anyone left hungry, it was their own fault!) Several members took advantage of the beautiful surroundings and shot a few photos while there.

Dawn Morrow gave a report about the “Take Part in Art Expo” that was held at the Lincoln Park barn. Dawn and Ona Griffiths manned the booth with help from a couple others. The booth was no charge to the club. They had photos on display and provided information about the club. Dawn indicated 10 to 15 people had expressed interest in coming to future club meetings and learning more about us.

Mike Brown’s Photoshop classes have started. The next ones are set for July 6 and July 20 at the Hilltop building located at 29 Road and North Avenue (building 3). Class starts at 7:00 p.m. You will need a laptop loaded with Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements). There is instruction and hands on work.

Dawn gave a report on the upcoming First Friday event for the club. Club members can take part and display several images for sale at Hummel Real Estate (316 Main Street) on July 1 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Set up will be on June 30 from 6:30 – 8:00 and members can use the back door labeled “linen shelf” to help avoid the Farmers Market crowd. Members will need to tear down and take their artwork with them after Friday unless prior arrangements are made. There is still room so let Dawn know if you’re interested. There is no commission on any sales.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd presented the June Treasurer’s report. The ending balance from May was $1,145.89. There were no deposits and expenses of $299.28 (picnic expenses and rent for several months). The ending balance is $846.61. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

The minutes of the May 24, 2016, meeting were previously published on the club’s web site. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes and as there was no discussion or corrections, the minutes were approved as published.

New Business

Jeff announced several outings were being planned.

A “Splash” class will be held on July 14 at our regular meeting room at 7:00 p.m. Ona Griffiths, Annette Collier and Cheryl Sweers will lead the class. There will be three different techniques/stations to try out. One of them will be for water droplets, which look like a lot of fun. Bring your cameras, tripods and be open to learn something new.

We will do street photography on July 21 at Farmers Market, 7:00 p.m. Annette and Joni will lead the group. Meet at Chrome on the Range (the chrome buffalo at Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street) and the group will proceed from there. Annette said she would post a video on the club’s Facebook page with some ideas for street photography.

We will plan an outing to the Grand Mesa on August 6. Some wildflowers may still be blooming, but if not, the trek up Land’s End Road will furnish something to shoot at (chipmunks at the observatory, Raber Cow Camp, etc.) More details on meeting location and time will be furnished soon.

As detailed earlier, another print talk is scheduled for August 11.

Jeff said we are trying to come up with a fall color outing somewhere. The board will keep working on that and let us know when something is firmed up.

It will soon be time to elect new leadership for the club. Now is a great time to think about serving on the board in some capacity, either as an officer (president, vice president, treasurer or secretary) or as a chairperson.

Jeff advised we still need a volunteer to bring drinks for the August meeting. Sarah Miller graciously volunteered. Thank you, Sarah!

The scavenger hunt is coming up fast. The list of categories is posted on the club web site along with the details of how to submit. Photos will need to be turned in at the August meeting. Get out there and start shooting! Jeff also advised the board had talked about appointing a new scavenger hunt chair in August to give the chair time to put together a category list and have it in place sooner than we have in the past (normally it isn’t announced until after the new board is in place, sometime in February or even later). After some discussion, the members agreed that was a good idea to get a head start. The board will consider any volunteers so if you’re interested, let a board member know so they can make a decision.

There were no announcements.

The July competition will be run by James Payne. The theme is “Shapes and Leading Lines.” Submit one image to: contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org by July 19.

Jeff introduced our guest speaker, Bob Ingelhart. Bob spoke to us about “stock photography” shared some of his favorite and best-selling images, offered some advice, and answered questions.

Sharon Bradshaw presented the competition photos and led the discussion, including some of the judge’s remarks. There were 19 images submitted. Images placed as follows:

1. Sitting at the Pond – Paul Huntington
2. Where Did the Time Go? – Ed Kunzelman
3. Fisher Towers and La Sals – Robert Pratt
4. Reminders of the Day – Marina Schultz

Honorable Mentions:

New Shoes – Gary Phillips
Morning Fog – Julie Bellitt
Painted Lady – Ona Griffiths

Our next meeting is Tuesday, July 26, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College. Renee Walendowski will provide the snacks, and Dawn Morrow will provide the drinks.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Jeff adjourned the meeting.

Dated: July 18, 2016
Angela K. Classen

Secretary
Thunder Mountain Camera Club