Meeting Notes - January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Pictured is guest speaker Buddy Eleazer.



Choir Room ~ Westminster Presbyterian Church

MEETING ~ Howard Sundwall, president, called the meeting to order. Howard announced that Marty Bauer will now serve as the first “Sergeant at Arms Emeritus”. Remaining camera club members are now “Sergeant at Arms” and are all requested to help Marty & Howard bring the equipment into the meeting room (especially those members who arrive early).

Next Mentor Meeting ~ Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7-9 pm. CCCC Members Bob Kelly and Jim Wilson will present "Lightroom Basics", which will give a basic primer of how to save your images in Lightroom as well as some basic instructions for editing your images to make them look great.

Dean Grantham announced 2 upcoming outings: * Saturday, 1/11/20 - 2 - 4 pm ~ The National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA, has over 12,000 items spanning a range of technologies and approaches for tracking the passing of time. For more information click /club/Events_view.aspx? Eventid=c7c69f78-8d18-4611-8c1e-04fa7e75327f *

Saturday, 1/18/20 - 11 am - 3 pm ~ The 22nd Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention is the perfect venue for photography. We will not be carpooling to this event as it's easier and more economical to ride Septa or use transportation options. Please let Dean Grantham know ( if you plan to go. The event is at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. According to the Villain Arts website, visitors should enter at 131 N Broad Street in Philadelphia; according to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, visitors should enter at 1101 Arch Street; your intrepid co-outings coordinator called both organizations, and each insisted their posted address for this event is correct. Dean thinks the Arch Street address is the better choice. Update to come. For more information, please click here: /club/ Events_view.aspx?Eventid=187033f7-e262-4437-a796-2d7291ef6695

Jim Samanen is selling several of his photo frames tonight. Please see him ASAP if you are interested in purchasing one or more!

Ginia Apostolacus told club members that there are still spaces available for the Harold Ross Workshop on Saturday, 2/25/19, from 11 am - 5 pm. Cost is $40 per person; please give your check to Ginia or mail it to Chester County Camera Club PO Box 5 Exton, PA 19341 (Be sure to mark your Check “Harold Ross Demonstration”)

Anita Bower introduced tonight’s Member’s Club Forum speakers, Robert Friedman & Carol DeGuiseppi who presented: Easy studio photography at home. During the winter months you can take photos in the comfort and warmth of your home using easy-to-use indoor studio set-ups. Robert demonstrated the ease of using a portable portrait studio. Carol demonstrated the use of a light box for product and still life photography.

Ginia Apostolacus introduced tonight’s speaker, Buddy Eleazer. Buddy is an international award winning wildlife and landscape photographer with 35 years of experience. He has travelled to 22 countries on four continents; learning to appreciate and respect multiple cultures. His images have been featured by Popular Photography, National Geographic and the prestigious Epson Panorama Awards. Buddy specializes in southern Africa wildlife and landscape photography, but no matter what the country; the draw of being outdoors. This is what inspires him to take photos and take fellow photographers on one of his photo excursions. To date, Buddy has led over 48 trips to Africa to date with a focus on South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia. In a typical year, Buddy leads 3 or 4 trips to Africa. Over the years, he has developed a close relationship with guides, rangers and lodge owners. This ‘insider’s view’ of Africa provides him with a unique perspective for a photographer on safari. Minutes submitted by Stephanie Vacek, Secretary

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