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Competition submittal deadline Oct 15

Our first competition for Photographic Society of America (PSA) is fast approaching. Submit your entry by midnight Oct. 15, 2021 to both of the following emails:

tmcccontests@gmail.com AND aussiehike@aol.com.

Also please sign the PSA permission to use photos form if you have not done this and send it with your entry.

Links: https://psa-photo.org/useruploads/files/pid/Individual-Interclub-Release-Form-1.jpg OR

http://thundermountaincameraclub.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=7605&action=edit

Review the guidelines on the TMCC website, competitions tab, schedule and guidelines. Competitions, Guidelines and Challenges

TMCC participates in PSA inter-club competitions.  Check out their website psa-photo.org.  We are currently in the Projected Image Division OPEN category so any subject may be entered.  We are currently in Group B, having moved up last year because our entries did well. 

minutes for meeting Sept 28, 2021

TMCC Meeting Sept 28, 2021 – Minutes

Dawn opened the meeting at 7 pm.  This is the third club meeting since the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020.  She was the only board member present.

Business meeting – 

  • Contact Dawn if interested in planning photo outings.
  • Memberships have been prorated to finish out 2021 at $17.50 single membership; $25.00 family membership.  Forms were provided including liability waiver and PSA release.
  • There were 11 attendees.  Snacks were provided.
  • PSA #1 competition entries are due by midnight Oct 15, 2021.  Category: Open.  Please email to Sharon Bradshaw (aussiehike@aol.com) as well as to the contest email (tmcccontests@gmail.com).  See the competitions tab for additional submittal information. Competitions, Guidelines and Challenges

Presentation – Dieter Heinrich presented his “Photo Evaluation Handout” – Why should we learn to critique photos ?   1. Gain image evaluation skills  2. Improve your photography   3.  Learn to positively evaluate/critique photos  4. Help your fellow member   5.  To have fun in photography.  This covered categories: impact, originality, lighting, composition and quality/technical/post processing.  He also created an evaluation form with a point system.  The presentation has been posted on the TMCC web site. http://thundermountaincameraclub.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=7615&action=edit

Submittal Request – 

  • At the July and August meeting Club members were asked to submit 5 – 10 photos of things they had shot during COVID.  Photographs from Sharon B., Paul H., Jerry B. and Dawn M. were shown and discussed briefly.  Thank you for playing.  She requested more submittals for the October meeting.

Meeting over at 9:00 pm.  Next meeting is October 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

monthly meeting Tuesday !!

Club meeting Tuesday September 28, 2021 at Western Colorado Community College, 2520 Blichman, bldg B rm 171 7:00-9:00. 

Please come especially if you are interested in keeping this club active. Bring ideas if you want things to change. 

Dawn is accepting 10 or so photos of things you have shot during the year(s) of COVID19 to show during the meeting and discussion. You could also send her a few photos of fall colors you have created so far this fall.

Email photos to: dawn@2morrowsmuse.com

Minutes for Aug 2021 meeting

Dawn opened the meeting at 7 pm.  This is the second club meeting since COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020.  She was the only board member present.

Business meeting – 

  • Contact Dawn if interested in planning photo outings.
  • Memberships have been prorated to finish out 2021 and should cover room rental and internet website fees.  $17.50 single membership; $25.00 family membership.  Forms were provided including liability waiver.
  • There were 11 attendees including 2 visitors, 1 was a former member.  Welcome Elivia and Paul.
  • Several attendees paid membership and joined/re-joined TMCC.  Every attendee introduced themselves and identified their photography interest(s) and equipment.

Dawn was in the Sand Wash Basin Aug 19-22 to photograph wild horses and she had 3 good days of horsing around.  She provided a slide show of her photographs with discussions about equipment, such as her new Sigma lens. 

At the July meeting Club members were asked to submit 5 – 10 photos of things they had shot during COVID.  Photographs from Bob P., Sharon B. and Jason D. (new member) were shown and discussed briefly.  Thank you for playing.

Submittal Request

  • Dawn again requested members to submit 5 – 10 photographs prior to the next club meeting.  The photos should present some of your efforts during COVID-19, be of small size and emailed to Dawn (email shown above).  These photos will be compiled by Dawn and shown/discussed at the September meeting.

Meeting over at 9:00 pm.  Next meeting is September 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

meeting reminder

Club meeting Tuesday August 24, 2021 (TODAY’S MUSE) at Western Colorado Community College, 2520 Blichman, bldg B rm 171 7:00-9:00.

Please come especially if you are interested in keeping this club active. Bring ideas if you want things to change.

Dawn is accepting 10 or so photos to show during the meeting of things you have shot during the year(s) of COVID19 and discussion. Email to: dawn@2morrowsmuse.com

$17.50 to renew membership for the remainder of 2021. Hope to see you there.

Minutes for July 27, 2021 meeting

TMCC Meeting July 27, 2021 – Minutes

Dawn opened the meeting at 7 pm.  This is the first club meeting since COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020.  She was the only board member present.

Business meeting – 

  • Three of the four Board members (elected for 2020) have agreed to finish out 2021.  A Vice President is needed.  Contact Dawn if interested in planning photo outings.
  • Memberships have been prorated to finish out 2021 and should cover room rental and internet website fees.  $17.50 single membership; $25.00 family membership.  Forms were provided including liability waiver.
  • The current balance on the Treasury is $716, which should cover the bills until March 2022.
  • There were 11 attendees including 4 visitors, 2 were former members.  Several attendees paid membership and joined/re-joined TMCC.  Every attendee introduced themselves and identified their photography interest(s) and equipment.
  • Dawn asked for ideas for outings: star photos, night sky, unknown places, less photographed, wild horses, Crystal Mill Red Mountain Pass, Pictographs west of Montrose on reservations, street photos.  
  • Dawn will be in the Sand Wash Basin Aug 19-22 and please contact her (dawn@2morrowsmuse.com) if you are interested in meeting up with her near Maybell.
  • A sign up sheet was circulated to provide drinks and snacks to the meetings.
  •  Scavenger Hunt – 
  • John T. brought the submittals and mounted them on individual boards for viewing.  15 topics/words were provided in early 2020 to photograph.  Four members participated.  Thank you John for overseeing this activity, which was greatly affected by COVID-19 outbreak.  Future scavenger hunts will be discussed at a club meeting to gauge interest.

Photographic Society of America (PSA) competitions – 

  • Sharon B. presented the photographs that had been selected for entry into the PSA club competition for 2019-20 and 2020-21 PSA years.  Thank you Sharon.  
  • She discussed the low number of entries in recent competitions and the difficulty of getting judging.  She would like to utilize 3 club members as judges in the future.  
  • She also recommended TMCC participate in a second division, the Nature Division, in addition to the current Projected Image Division which has only a few rules about post processing.  The Nature Division will cost no extra and is more consistent with the types of photographs our members typically create.  
  • Sharon also stated that members should sign a release to allow PSA to be able to post their photograph on their website.
  • Deadlines for the next PSA competitions are tentatively: Oct 15, Feb 1, April 1.

Bob Clarke presentation of bird photos on his recent trip to the Texas Gulf Coast including several sanctuaries and wildlife areas.  Thank you Bob.

Submittal Request

  • Dawn requested members to submit 5 – 10 photographs prior to the next club meeting.  The photos should present some of your efforts during COVID-19, be of small size and emailed to Dawn (email shown above).  These photos will be compiled by Dawn and shown/discussed at the August meeting.

Meeting over at 9:15 pm.  Next meeting is August 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

Bob’s COVID challenge

Seeing so little of family during the crisis is difficult.  Sometimes the social distancing rules were broken.

It was a good time to volunteer at the food bank as many families are struggling financially.

I spent alot of time camping over the year, social distancing and reflecting on many things.  Our ironing board / camping table represents social distancing as well as personal allignment with the surrounding landscape.