Meeting Minutes 2018-03-18

Financial Report

Zack Levey provided Laurie’s update as she was out of town. Our total membership is currently 40, with a club balance of $1149.44.

Photos for Critique

Kathy Syverson led a discussion of printed images supplied by Dan Ryan and Darrin Young. Zack Levey, Sue Muston and Bill Heiser volunteered to bring prints for review at April’s club meeting.

Photo Display

Cold/ice/snow photos were shown and discussed. Those photos can be found here.

Presentations by Cheryl Calderero, Zack Levey, and Dale Bass

Cheryl showed the club how she approaches creativity in taking and processing her photographs.  Some techniques she uses are: Photoshop “Twirl” and “Sphere”, collage, mid day shooting taking advantage of bokeh,  collage on book, collage using old black and white photos and photographing through oil drops in water.

Zack had a brief presentation and then showed a video explaining depth of field and Hyperfocal distance.

Dale shared a video from on using advanced brushes in Photoshop and Lightroom. You can find it on Youtube as well at the following link:


Zack reminded the photo contest committee that it was only 6 months until the club photo contest.

We had 2 guests at our meeting – guests are always welcome!

Hints and Tips


Member Input / Q&A


Photo Opportunities

LaGrange Rodeo, March 24

Railtown opening weekend April 7-8.  Wildflower trains run April 21, 22, 28 and 29.

Next Meeting

April 15, 2018: Theme is Patterns.  May theme is Breaking Patterns


Connie Cassinetto said that if she was in town for the May meeting, she would show one of the prepared lectures she does for Niconian.


Darrin Young will bring to April meeting.

Bill Heiser

Author: Bill Heiser

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