September 11, 2012 Meeting Notes

Note:  Our next meeting is October  2.

Nineteen members of the Group were welcomed by meeting chair Bill Davison at shortly after 7 at the BCA meeting space at Old Town Hall.

Our guests for the evening were Nick Johnson and Kelli Costa, from Gallery 7 in Maynard.  Nick is the juror for our October show at the Cary Memorial Library entitled “Water In All Its Forms”.  Nick went through a slide presentation of all of the images accepted for the show, commenting on each one.  Most of the people whose images were shown were present and had a chance to respond to questions from Nick and the Group.  The overall impression expressed by Nick was that the images were very good, and were many outstanding.  Early in his presentation, Nick said that the subject of the picture is not as important as how the photographer captured the image both technically and with regard to the relationship of the elements to each other.  For instance, he would often point out areas in the photos that were especially important to make the image, including the use of diagonal lines, proper selective focus, and contrast.  One of his final comments was a compliment to the Group as being one of the more advanced photo clubs he has spoken to.

Bob Bass reported on upcoming events, including upcoming meetings for the rest of the year: September—Jason Mussleman and Becca Ladders, “Our Journey for Hope” trip to Honduras
November—Guests are landscape photographers Don Toothaker and Bob Ring
December—More about the Group’s evolution and plans for the coming year.

Donna Griffiths introduced our first Photo Challenge: Red.  Images must be submitted to by Friday, September 28.  Be sure to convert the image to sRGB and have it no wider than 1500 pixels.  Questions can be directed to

Bill Davison provided updated details about the show and directions for dropping off pictures.  Drop off is Sunday, September 30, from 12-3 at Old Town Hall.  The reception will be in the basement of the library where the show is hung, from 7-9 on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Pick up times will be announced later, but if possible, people should make arrangements to pick up their work at the library on the morning of the 31st.

Submitted by Bob Bass


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