Friday, October 27, 2017


Pictured are winners of the October competition.



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.

Upcoming Outings ~ Howard Sundwall reminded the membership of 2 upcoming outings…


Saturday, October 28 ~ Bus trip to Liberty & Ellis Islands - This event is sold out.  Howard reminded everyone who is going to be on time; the bus will depart Stetson Middle School promptly at 7:30 am.  He reminded people to check their emails from him for any further announcements.


Saturday, November 11 ~ Valley Forge National Historic Park - This event will be led by Betsy & Jim Wilson from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.  For more information, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=3e359664-0678-4850-b97c-6a3907289b21



Members Forum ~ Anita Bower reminded the club members that the next Members Forum meeting will be presented by Carol DeGuiseppi.  The topic is Garden Photography with emphasis on depth of field & filling the frame.



Bathrooms ~ Bob told the group the the bathrooms were out of order.  Suggested that members walk up to the hospital if they need to use the facilities.



Competition winners ~ Bob Kelly asked all winners to stay after the meeting ends for a group photo.



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.



Competition ~ Richard Greenwood introduced tonight’s judge, Bob Lyons.  The Assignment - Rule of Thirds.


Robert "Bob" Lyons, who until his 2015 retirement lead the Longwood Graduate Program for the University of Delaware, is also a nationally respected photographer and judge for American Society for Horticultural Science and Garden Club of America events.

Bob holds a PhD in Horticultural Science from the University of Minnesota.   It was during his graduate years (1972-76) at Minnesota that Bob developed his addiction to photography, particularly the photography of plants and landscapes.  Bob has taught and continues to teach classes in photography at several botanical gardens and arboreta in the Philadelphia region, and has shown his work nationally.

His works have been published in numerous plant identification databases, the Time-Life Books series, and Scientific American publications.

When asked what he looks for in a “winning” image, Bob readily responds, “I really like to see a sharply focused closeup subject, even if the background is softly blurry.  My favorite lighting is natural and overcast, leaving colors saturated and intense.”

As far as what he deems important in an image, Bob asserts, “In my eyes the most important thing in an image is technical and compositional clarity.”



Minutes submitted by Stephanie Vacek

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