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Monday, May 29, 2017


Pictured are winners from the May Competition.



Rhodes 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.



Cool magnets available ~ Bob Kelly announced that the club has beautiful Chester County Camera Club magnets available for sale.  They will be the perfect addition to everyone’s car at the bargain price of $5 each.  Spread the love about the Chester County Camera Club!



New members and guests ~ There were 2 guests at tonight’s meeting.  Bob Kelly described how the club operates every month  (speaker vs. competition nights).



Competition winners ~ Bob Kelly asked all winners to stay after the meeting ends to have a group photo taken by Betsy Wilson.



After the meeting ~ Bob Kelly asked everyone to please leave the room as they found it.  Dispose of all trash and push chairs back under the tables.



Important news from Committee Chairs ~


          * Betsy Wilson - Betsy led the election for Steering Committee officers for the 2017-2018 club year by a show of hands.  Next year’s officers are as follows:

                   President - Bob Kelly

                   Vice President - Carol DeGuiseppi

                   Treasurer - Helen Wagner

                   Secretary - Stephanie Vacek

                   Members at Large - Jennifer Gidaro & Peter Gunman


          * Kayann Cassidy  - Kayann reminded the club about the end of the year party on Tuesday, June 13, from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The party theme is “Filmstrips”.  Members are reminded to RSVP to Kayann ASAP, bring a covered dish as well as their favorite photo book to share with the group.


          * Howard Sundwall - Howard announced the remaining outings for the CCCC year ~ both of which are sold out.


The spring bus trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Annapolis & the US Naval Academy on Sunday, June 4, is sold out.  If anyone is interested in going, please contact Howard so that your name can be added to a waiting list.


The tour of the SS United States on Saturday, June 17 is sold out.  If anyone is interested in going, please contact Howard so that your name can be added to a waiting list.


Competition ~ Richard Greenwood introduced tonight’s judge, Jon Cox.  The Assignment - Decay/Decrepitude


Jon Cox is a National Geographic Explorer, an assistant professor in the Department of Art at the University of Delaware, Board Member of the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania and Board member of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research. Cox’s latest published work was a six-year collaborative documentary book project with hunter-gatherers in Tanzania titled Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires.


Cox has directed over twenty photographic study abroad programs across the globe including destinations to Antarctica, South East Asia, Tanzania, Australia, Tasmania, and several countries in South America. He was a pioneer in the field of digital photography, served as the adventure photographer/writer for Digital Camera Magazine and authored two Amphoto digital photography books.


Cox is a co-recipient of a National Geographic - Genographic Legacy Fund Grant to support his current collaborative cultural mapping initiative with the Ese’Eja hunter-gatherers living in the Amazonia basin of Peru.


A very brief description of what you look for in a “winning” image.  (If I were asked, I’d probably say something like, “For me a highly successful image is one that presents an interesting subject in a well exposed, carefully composed, sharp form.  Images that are out of focus, confusing, or poorly exposed won’t hold my interest.”).  I'm drawn to compositions that move my eye through the frame and light that grabs my attention.  One sentence that begins with the phrase, “In my eyes the most important thing in an image is —————.”  In my eyes the most important thing in an image is composition. 


A link to Jon’s website is here:  JON COX  



Minutes submitted by Stephanie Vacek

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