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June 2022 meeting minutes

Thunder Mountain Camera Club June 28, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Sharon (Club Vice-President) opened the meeting at 7 pm.   16 folks were present at the meeting.

  • The volunteer desk was staffed and we were able to log into the computer. 
  • Introductions were completed for everyone in attendance.
  • The May 2022 minutes were accepted by voice vote.  Treasure report: Balance in account $860.43.  
  • Dawn mentioned that she has abundant photography/camera equipment in storage that she needs to get rid of.  These were donated to the club over the years.
  • Outings were discussed.  Possibilities include: wildflowers, fireworks, county fair
  • Bob Clarke, Paul Huntington and Sharon Bradshaw each discussed their work flows for editing photographs.  These covered clones, sky replacement, noise, sharpening, general do/don’t using software such as: Photoshop Elements, Topaz, Luminar, Silver Fix, Photoshop. Utilizing software within a software.  Paul is preparing a variety of videos for U-tube.
  • Dawn is moving away.  She is the heart and soul of TMCC and will be greatly missed.  Sharon presented a gift and we all ate yummy things for another hour and said our good byes.

Meeting was over at 9:00 pm.  The next meeting is July 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

B. Peterson

Meeting then Party !

Next Tuesday June 28, 7 pm, TMCC will meet at the same place as always. The first hour will involve 3 members discussing their work flows for editing photographs. The second hour will be a farewell to Dawn who is moving out of state. Please come and wish Dawn well. Some appetizers will be provided, Bring one if you would like.

May 2022 meeting minutes

Thunder Mountain Camera Club May 2022 Meeting Minutes

Sharon (Club Vice-President) opened the meeting at 7 pm.   12 folks were present at the meeting.

  • The volunteer desk was not staffed, no one was available to log into the computer. Dawn’s husband Doug was able to connect to the internet for us.  Thank you, Doug.
  • “Take Part in Art” at Lincoln Park was discussed.  It will be held outside the Lincoln Park Barn on June 18, 2022 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.  Paid members were asked to consider taking part through submitting matted photos for display at the event.  Those who would like to participate but unable to attend can make arrangements with Sharon ( or 970-261-7984) to collect their photos.  Our goal: to recruit new members.  (Note: Sharon thought the event was June 11 but it is to be held on June 18.)
  • Treasure report:  Deposits of Membership Dues $70.00, Expenditure to WCCC of $210.00 for three months meeting room rental (June thru August), Balance in account $775.68.
  • Bob Clarke and others discussed editing tutorials for the next meeting. Three members volunteered to walk through their editing workflows.  Bob Clarke, Paul Huntington and Sharon Bradshaw volunteered.
  • Visitors were welcomed and ask to share their interests in photography with the group.
  • Sharon shared a video from National Geographic, Masters of Photography, Michael Medford’s video on using the four types of natural light in landscape photography.
  • Sharon presented the PSA scores for PSA Round #3. Ona Griffith’s photo titled “Morning Eagle” received a Merit Award and Sharon Bradshaw’s photo “Courting Catch” received an Honorable Mention.  That gives the club a total of four awards for this competition year.
  • Bob Clarke shared an informative presentation on mirror lockup and the effects of vibration on photos with mechanical shutters.  His research led him to conclude that mirrorless cameras are effective in reducing this effect. 
  • Members Sharon, Hank and Dawn shared some of their recent photos, including photos from the club flower outing, and discussions followed. 
  • Bob Clarke volunteered to contact WCCC regarding a login and password as there are no volunteers available during the summer months to perform this task for our meetings.  He will also contact them about connecting laptops to allow projection of the editing workflows. 

Meeting was over at 9:00 pm.  The next meeting is June 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Sharon Bradshaw

Minutes for April meeting

TMCC Meeting April 26, 2022 – Minutes

Ona (new Club President Protem) opened the meeting at 7 pm.  Dawn (President) and Bob P. (new Secretary) were the board members present.  10 folks were present at the meeting.

  • Possible outings were discussed.  Consensus was for an outing May 4.  Ona suggested Mack Mesa, where she had recently seen good flowers and butterflies.  Meet at the Loma post office at 4 pm.
  • The city is having “Take Part in Art” at Lincoln park on June 18.  John Barbier will provide a 3 sided shade cloth for the club booth.  Members can bring examples of our work and products.
  • Competitions were discussed.  It was decided not to have club competitions and to add a second category to the PSA competitions (wildlife).  Critique / judges sheets were discussed.  Folks generally want to get feedback on their photos and others for personal learning.  In the future, the forms will be posted on the website.   A couple of edits are needed on the Dieter form.  
  • Bob Clarke and others discussed learning work flows for editing particularly for different software.  Considering having 3 members that use different software to walk through their work flows.  Bob C. is looking for 2 volunteers.  Please email him.
  • Hank discussed photo stacking as an editing process.  Possibly this could be a topic of discussion for an entire meeting. 
  • Sharon shared another video from National Geographic, Masters of Photography.  Cory Richardson from Adventure Photography discussed his work and affects of light on his projects.
  • Sharon presented the submittals for PSA #3 and the judges results.  She mentioned that Debbie’s photo “The Bear Stare” won honorable mention and Ona’s photo “Coming Through” won award of merit.
  • Members Ona, Sharon and Dawn shared some of their recent photos and discussions followed.  

Meeting was over at 9:15 pm.  The next meeting is May 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

April 2022 club meeting next week !!

Tuesday April 26 at 7 pm. Western Colorado Community College bldg B rm 171. The photography club is getting back on track after COVID. Please come. This meeting will include a 30 min. video from National Geographic about using lighting in your creative photography. The most recent PSA submittals will be reviewed. We will discuss outings and possible competitions / challenges. Members can bring some of their work on a flash drive and share with the group. there will be refreshments. It is also time to renew your membership. Forms are available on the “Documents” tab on the TMCC website.

March 2022 meeting is IMPORTANT !!

March 22, 2022 club meeting at 7 pm at WCCC. Those present will discuss the future organization of the club. The current President, Dawn, will be stepping down in May. The 11 members present at the Feb. meeting seemed interested in forming a group of people to manage the club moving forward. How this looks and what will happen next will likely be decided at this meeting. If you are interested in any way, shape or form for TMCC to continue, at least in some capacity, please come to this meeting or at least email Dawn or a Board member and provide her/them your opinion and ideas.

Thank you

2/22/2022 meeting is ON !!

The Thunder Mountain Camera Club will have a club meeting Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 7 pm at Western Colorado Community College, Building B.   Same time and place as pre-Covid.  Please plan to update your membership for 2022, especially if you did not update in 2021. Bring a flash drive with some photos for sharing.


  1. TMCC plans for 2022 – Board members / committee chair people are needed
  2. Membership updates / dues for 2022
  3. Discuss Photographer Paul Bannick presentation about bird photography
  4. Sharon will present the PSA#2 submittals, judge comments and the selections.
  5. Show and Tell
  6. Sharon may bring her Masters of Photography DVD for viewing