Meeting Minutes 2018-01-21

Photo Display

The “Still Life” theme photos were displayed from the website.  No printed photos were offered for display.

Financial Report

Laurie Lehmann provided updated information for the club. 24 paid members, and $939+ in the club account. Dues are due by 1/31/2018.


Zack presented the findings of the next survey that he sent out on several issues.

  • 2018 topics for competition: Landscape, Macro, Abstract, Tuolumne County
  • 2018 education ideas: Guest Professionals, Indoor Setup, Blending Modes; Photoshop Basics, Sharpening, Advanced Photoshop and Photo Stacking.
  • 2018 cameras used: Nikon (ILC and point and shoot), Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Smartphone.
  • 2018 software used: Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Others

For a more detailed breakdown, please contact Zack.

InFocus 2018

Kathy Syverson discussed the 2018 InFocus Photography Competition that closes to entries on Monday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. Selected photos can be submitted on Friday, March 2, 2018 from noon to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, March 3 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Laurie Lehmann, Dan Ryan, Jerry Woodward and Pat Jennings volunteered to help Kathy Syverson with check-in.

The exhibit opens at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday March 4th with a presentation of awards to artists. The exhibit runs from March 4th thru March 18th when photos will need to be picked up by the artists. Volunteers to gallery sit include Dan Ryan, Laurie Lehmann, Barbara Stewart, Jan Alcalde and Pat Jennings.   Hours are noon to 5:30 p.m.


Laurie used PowerPoint to explain a typical Adobe Lightroom workflow. Five steps in the process are: Capture, Import, Organize, Develop and Output. The workflow process will be posted to the club website.

Kathy Syverson led a discussion on how to improve photos submitted at the October club photo contest based on the comments made by the judges.  Zack and Kathy both brought photos with the judges’ comments for discussion of what could be done in the shooting and in post-processing to correct the photographs. Many club members disagreed with the judges’ comments.

Hints and Tips


Member Input/Q&A

Dan Ryan thought that a discussion of printed work vs. the Photo Display was more beneficial.  It was agreed that printed photos would be presented for comment in addition to the Photo Display. Dan Ryan, Laurie Lehmann, Bill Heiser, Art Ortiz, Noel Ortiz and Jan Alcalde agreed to bring one photo each for discussion at the February meeting.

Photo Opportunities

Jerry Woodward suggested that morning frost produced by the current cold weather was an excellent photo opportunity if one bundled up and got out early.

Indigeny was mentioned as one good location.

Next Meeting

Date: February 18, 2018

Presentation: Laurie Lehmann volunteered to research “Distortion”: how to correct and how to add to photographs.

Photo Theme: Sunrise/Sunset

Refreshments:  Barbara Stewart

Bill Heiser

Author: Bill Heiser

Photographer and outdoors enthusiast. See more at