Just when it seemed like everything is getting back to “normal” — Omicron! As of this writing, we still plan to have our regular January meeting, but we’ll keep a close watch on the latest statistics and regulations.
Next meeting will be Thursday, January 20th, 7 pm, at First Lutheran Church of San Marcos, 130 West Holland Street in San Marcos. (Masks are required at the church.)
On the agenda:
- Member News Share and Discussion
- Club Officers for 2022
- Photo Share
PROGRAM: The Oregon Coast, presented by Bill Galloway.
Photo Share: You may send up to two images to share with the group. (You can send in any photos you’d like. It doesn’t have to be the monthly theme.) Luckily, Tom Delaney has agreed to be in charge of the monthly photo themes. As always, they promise to be challenging and thought-provoking. Here is what he says:
For the new year, I’m hoping to set monthly themes quarterly, so folks have a bit more time to contemplate the idea. So here are the themes for the next three months.
January: It’s the birth of a new year, so the theme is beginnings, birth, dawnings. Think the bud of a flower to be, the dawn of a new day, a new foal, fawn, or kitten starting life.
February: I’ve been waking up to a lot of fog recently, so this month the theme is fog, smoke, steam, cloudy. Can be actual fog, or steam from a hot water tap, or a thermal pool, or anything that obscures but not blocks out the scene.
March: Curves and snaky lines are often used in photos, so let’s see what we can do with the opposite. The theme is angular, crooked, jagged, zigzag. Most often you’d find these lines in architecture, but also maybe a tree branch, or pavement, or a path.
For the Photo Share, send one or two images to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of Monday, January 17th, and put January Critique – beginnings, birth, dawnings in the Subject line.
To prepare your images, we no longer have to resize our photos! Save them with the color space sRGB, and name them 1FirstName_LastName and 2FirstName_LastName. For example, 1Linda_Avitt.
Jerry, our Technology Coordinator, says “any size is good, including raw files. We can go big”!
CALLS FOR ENTRY:
Lois Schubert and Wes Odell have suggested the following Calls for Entry.
500px Global Photography Awards. Entry cut-off for this is 1-13, so you’ll need to hurry! Rules and info here.
2022 Dewitt Country Shutterbugs Photography Contest and Exhibition. Accepting entries 2-16 through 3-23. Rules and info here.
Annual membership dues are $12.00. Dues for new members are reduced to $6.00 after July 1st each year.
You may pay by check at the next meeting, pay with Paypal here, or mail to our treasurer, Winifred Simon, at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, or pay using PayPal.
Paid membership is required for participation in exhibitions, fieldtrips and most workshops, as well as listings in Member News and Member Links on hcphotoclub.org. If you are on our email list, you will continue to receive our emails and be welcome at meetings whether or not you have paid dues.
If you have a Facebook account, you may join our club’s Closed Group page and keep up with current member news as well as postings of Calls for Entry that you may wish to enter, or share other important or interesting information with our group. Go to HCPC Members. You must be a paid member to post and use this account. It is the easiest and best way to keep current on photo opps and member news. Charlie Kreitler is the administrator of this page – thank you Charlie!
You may also send a write-up of Accomplishments and Awards information that you would like to share on our website by submitting your information in a concise manner, and email to Art Arizpe at email@example.com.