Monday, December 4, 2017




Rhoads Building ~ Chester County Hospital



Meeting ~ Bob Kelly called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Chester County Camera Club.   Bob asked everyone to please silence their cell phones.



New members and guests ~ There was 1 guest at tonight’s meeting.  Bob explained the competition system and how scoring is done.



Upcoming Events


Workshops - Jim Wilson reminded the club of the upcoming iPhonography workshop by Fiona Keyes.  This workshop will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon in the auditorium of the Rhoads Building at CCH.  The workshop is limited to 20 people at no charge and is full.  If any members who have signed up are unable to attend, please let Jim know ASAP so another member may attend.  Fiona sent an email out to the participants this week; if anyone did not receive the email, please let Jim or Fiona know.  For further information, please click on here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=95a4083d-0b2b-4c6e-ad13-2c95e10054cf


Saturday, January 6, beginning at 6:30 pm ~ Charles Hoopes will conduct a light painting workshop to interested members.  There will be a charge for this workshop.  Further information to follow.


March - Jim Sammonen will conduct a framing workshop.  More details to follow.


May - There will be a flower photography workshop offered to members by Anita Bower & Nancy Cordaro.  Further details to follow.



Outings ~


Sunday, December 10 ~ Battleship New Jersey - This event will take place from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  If you plan to carpool, plan on meeting at Panera Bread in Exton at 9:00 am.   If not, we will meet at the entrance gate to Battleship New Jersey at 10:00 am.  Howard Sundwall will be sending out information to the club members soon.  For further information, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=589774ed-313d-4dfa-9120-53b4c6c71f48  Please let Howard know if you plan on participating in this outing.


Coney Island - The next CCCC bus trip will be a late afternoon/nighttime event to Coney Island.  This will take place in June.  Stay tuned for further information.


Uptown Speaker Series at the Knauer Performing Arts Center ~ Howard  Sundwall told the audience that CCCC member, Ted Goldman, will be the next speaker on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 pm.  Ted will present Photography that matters: telling the human story through words and pictures.  Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  Please come out and support Ted and the Performing Arts Center!


January Forums ~ Anita announced that there will be a double header forum in January!  Wayne Kressley will discuss abstract photography; Marit Skelly will discuss how she uses photography for art.



Exhibit at CC Library in Exton ~ The CCCC will change the current display of member’s photos on Sunday, December 3, at 10:30 am.  Members who currently have photos on display need to pick their images up at 10:30 am; members who are submitting images for the new display need to drop them off at the same time.  Helen Wagner will be send out an email to the membership after tonight’s meeting.  If any members have framing questions, please feel free to contact the Outreach Committee.



Holiday Party ~ KayAnn Kennedy reminded the CCCC members that the holiday party is only 2 weeks away!  She said that an invitation has already been sent out by email and reminded everyone to please RSVP if they are or are not attending.  She also asked people to register the dish that they plan on bringing to the party to avoid duplicate dishes.  Also, don’t forget to submit 2 holiday photos for the photo slideshow & contest! 



Next Meeting ~ Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 pm ~ Holiday party!



Betsy Wilson introduced tonight’s judge, Karl Leck.


Karl Leck loves photographing anything, anywhere, and anytime.  He has photographed on every continent.  His images from six summer Olympic Games have been used by Sports Illustrated, US News & World Report and the US Olympic Committee as well as over 20 specialty magazines.  Honors include the Photographic Society of America Photojournalist of the Year in 1992 and 2006, Senior Fellow of the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography and Fellow of the Delaware Photographic Society (DPS).  He has taught photography at DPS, University of Delaware Lifelong Learning Institute, Cecil College, Delaware Nature Society and other venues.  In the last 55 years he has used film and digital still cameras from 35mm to 8x10 as well as rotating panoramic film cameras and ultra high speed flash.

An excellent image for Karl is one that is technically well done: subject appropriately focused, exposure revealing highlight and shadow detail, composition leading the viewer's eye to the subject, and no visible image processing artifacts.  To be a 'winner' the image should tell a story or reveal something interesting about the subject.  Originality in subject matter or in the manner an image is captured adds value.  Since photography is an art, the artist should use the available tools to interpret and clarify their vision of the subject.



Minutes submitted by Stephanie Vacek, Secretary


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