Activity Summaries

More than 40 members attended the meeting.

There were a few announcements:

  • N4C evaluation will be Tues. 3/20/12 – Judges were selected
  • Deadline for April workshop is near. Peder took registraions

Pre Meeting
John Zoerb gave a talk about Landscape Photography.
He gave a slide show with landscape examples.
Jerry Bonsack reminded members that Spring Brook has a competition for panoramic prints..

The meeting was turned over to Sue and the Judges for the March evaluation.

More than 30 members attended the meeting.

There were a few announcements:

  • A new exhibit at the Maritime Museum in Winona
  • Polar Plunge on March 3rd
  • March evaluation entries due on March 4th
  • Judges were selected
  • Jerry Bonsack reminded the members of Spring Brook

Pre Meeting
Jerry Bonsack gave a talk about creative photography.
He started by defining the category. He went on to give many examples of software manipulated photographs using Paint Show Pro software..

Pre Meeting:
The pre meeting was given by Jerry Weigel. The topic was Photo Journalism. It included a talk with projected examples and questions from the members.

Meeting:
Maria reminded the members about the Polar Plunge which will take place on March 3rd. There will be parking passes available for volunteers.

The rest of the meeting was turned over to Sue for the February competition.

Pre Meeting:
The pre meeting presentation was given by Terry Zalewski. Terry explained what to consider when deciding whether to mount a photo with a mat. He discussed details such as mat color and photo and mat size. He then explained and demonstrated how to cut a mat and mount the print.

Regular Meeting:

There were approximately 40 members at the meeting.

Maria secured volunteer judges for February competition. The judges will meet at John Zoerb’s on February 12 at 6:00.

Pre Meeting:

The Pre Meeting Program was given by John Zoerb. John gave advice about winter photography. The emphasis was on exposure techniques and special care of equipment for cold weather.

The talk was illustrated with prints.

Meeting:
Maria opened the meeting by calling for volunteers to judge the N4C competition. Three judges were selected. The judging will be run by Jerry Bonsack and hosted by John Zoerb. The judges are Marti Sullivan, Jackie Rand and Toni Paisley.

Pre Meeting:

The pre meeting presentation was given by John Zoerb. John gave a talk on Cold Weather Photography and the Holiday Lights. John gave tips on night photography especially during cold weather. The talk was illustrated with slides of the Christmas Lights in Riverside Park.
There were also tips from other club members.

Regular Meeting:

There were 42 members at the meeting.

Meeting Place:

Present: Maria Barry, Peder Schoenfeld, Jerry Bonsack, Shirley Gates,
Cheryl Keeffe, Marti Sullivan, Kristi Olson, Terry Zalewski, Michelle Cox, Sue Retzlaff, John Zoerb, Mike Early, Jerry Weigel

Pre-meeting: The pre meeting was given by Jerry Bonsack. The theme was “Existing Light”. Jerry gave many tips about using a variety of lighting situations. They included fill flash, night lights, light painting, stop action and other.

The talk was illustrated with projected examples. Jerry even passed out his “Dusk to Dawn Exposure Wheel” for members to assemble and use.

Regular Meeting:

Present: Maria Barry, Peder Schoenfeld, Terry Zalewski, Jerry Bonsack, John Zoerb, Kristi Olson , Mike Early, Sue Retzlaff, Owen Johnson, Michelle Cox, Shirley Gates, Jerry Weigel

The 1st November meeting was attended by over 40 members.

Pre Meeting: The pre meeting was presented by John Zoerb. John gave a talk about judging prints for the monthly evaluations. He discussed technique, composition and impact.

He showed prints illustrating the concepts. There were questions and additional comments from the members.

John also brought in some PSA Journals for loan by club members.

General Meeting: Marti passed around a thank you card for Tad from the Studio thanking him for the field trip tour at the last meeting.

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