Activity Summaries

LACC Special Meeting

On September 11, 2012 LACC hosted a speaker/slide show at UWL with the UWL Art Department.

The Speaker was

Chubzang Tangbi and the program was

Bhutan: “Land of the Thunder Dragon”

The first meeting of the 2012-13 season was held at the Day’s Motel on French Island.

There was no pre meeting this time.

Peder opened the meeting by introducing the board members and the committee members. This information is available on the website.

Jerry Bonsack announced that the N4C Convention would be held in Des Moines, IA.

Debbie Abraham reported on the programs scheduled for the season.

Sue Retzlaff talked about the new trial rule for competitions.

Kristi Olsen reminded people to pay their dues of $20. for the new year.

Pre Meeting Program:
Doyle and Shirley presented “Beauty and the Beast” a program on portrait and candid photography. They defined portrait photography as a situation where the photographer takes control i.e. posing, lighting, background etc. Candid photography was defined as a situation where the photographer works with the existing conditions and does not arrange things.

Many examples and tips were given.

Many summer photo opportunities were discussed including the La Crosse Interstate Fair.

The 2nd April meeting was a field trip to La Crosse Floral. John Zoerb hosted the session. It was a great opportunity to take pictures of all sorts of plants and flowers.

There was a short business meeting. Judges were selected for the May Competition. Maria reminded the group of the banquet choices. There was a discussion of the election for 2012 – 2013 board members.

Shirley passed out a sheet for volunteers to help with various committees for the next year. They included:

The pre program on birds and animals was presented by Mike Early.

Judges were picked for the April competition. Judges are Randy Greenfield, Bob Mueller and Mark Davini. Judging will be held on Monday April 9th at 6:00 at John Zoerb's house.

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.

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.

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.


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