Mile High Wildlife Photo Club

January 2013 Meeting Summary

< Previous Meeting | Index | Next Meeting > The January club meeting started with the election of new officers for 2013. Bob Stocker was elected to president, Chris Frazier to vice president, and Tammy Hammond to newsletter editor. All remaining officers continue from 2012.

The 2012 TWE Exhibit was discussed, and the theme of “From Arizona to Alaska” was agreed upon. This will match with a TWE exhibit going on at the time the club photos are on display. After some discussion, it was agreed to allow photography from the states along the Continental Divide west to the Pacific Coast. This will include Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon will also be included.

The program was “Adding Creativity To Your Photography”, presented by Bruce Norman, Cathy Sheeter, and Rita Summers. Bruce started the program with examples of creative themes in photography, including water droplet and smoke photography. Cathy Sheeter’s presentation included using a humorous slide show to get her points across. Rita used examples of specific points she wanted to highlight in her discussion. For those members present, there were a lot of new ideas and different angles on composition to think about and try using in their own photography.

With three presenters, we also tried judging the competition differently this month. The presenters took turns commenting on the photos, but all three scored the photos. The scores were then averaged for a final score assigned. While this different approach allowed those present to hear the views of multiple judges, it did prove to be slower than normal and resulted in the masters competition being very short on time. < Previous Meeting | Index | Next Meeting >
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