Sunday, November 28, 2010

11.15.10 Minutes

Meeting Minutes 11.15.10
Attending: (10) DiBruno, Parry, Dorsey, McDowell, Weeks, Fullard (as in invisible spirit), Johnson, Rosso, Adelman, MJ
Meeting began at 4 PM in Rm B1-11

Next Monday, 11/22 at 4PM, is our club sponsored INTERNATIONAL FOODS NIGHT!
Bring a food item with an ethnic background. Homemade or purchased.

-Diversity training discussed. We decided to speak at meeting in Feb '11. Walt volunteered to speak about portraiture, Alicia elected to speak about painting with light.
-Volunteer info wanted. So we can volunteer somewhere as a group. We would like to do community service somewhere.
-Bring food &/or drink for international foods night, Mon 11/22@4PM
-Basket Raffle.......Please bring in gifts for Christmas Basket Raffle............ Photo Items, Christmas items, Cards & more needed. We'll fill 3 mini christmas sled baskets.... 1-Large, 1-Medium, 1-Small. Tickets will be $1/1, $5/7, $10/arm's length.
-Sunday Dec 5th will be Photo Safari day. We are looking for suggestions for somewhere to go.
-Please bring suggestions to make club better in the spring semester. We have $1000.00 in our treasury. We can order some equipment, food, etc. Help make the next club meeting exciting!

Meeting ended at 5:40

Minutes by Earl
Edited by MJ

Friday, November 12, 2010

11.5.2010 PhotoSafari

CCP Photo Club... and Friends:
We were there..... Old City Phila, Friday, 11/5/10 @ 3PM 'til 7......
Attending:(9) Walt Johnson, Anne Enders & Dan, Alicia Dorsey, Antonio McCall, Fred Rosso, Andrew Golas, Art Danek, MJoniec.
The sun finally came out at 4:15... the shutters started clicking..... images captured.. Image processing under way, for sure!
Nice Light!
Antonio donated his tripod to Alicia for "Time" exposures..... MJ & Alicia were shooting 100&400 T-Max FILMS......
All else digital... with auxiliary spotlight & colored LED lights.......
You shoulda' been there!
Walt told us stories about reading poetry, along with only a few other, "on the air" on Temple's new, basement, underground radio station.... WRTI, 90.1 FM..... in, get this..... 1956! Yikes!
Later, we strolled over to Silicon Gallery on third St... Phila's Premier Inkjet (Giclee) Printmakers..... saw a beautiful display of first class quality, varied styles of large prints on display...... co owner, Michal Smith, gave use some advice on producing 8"x10", B&W, negative prints on clear acetate for use in contact printing in the darkroom at school.
Last (until spring!) First Friday Photo Safari because of fading light in dropping temperatures....... our legs we very cold.... time to go to the greenhouses, from now 'til spring!

Here's a snapshot of some of the images captured by member, ANTONIO McCALL........ Thank You!
View the complete set at better resolution at:

(C) Antonio McCall

11.8.2010 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes 11.8.10
Attending: (10) Brittany Hair, DerShar Myers, Len Parry, Bill McDowell, Jen Rigler, Ashley Fullard, Bill DiBruno, Earl Weeks, Fred Rosso, MJJoniec
Meeting began at 4 PM in Rm B1-11 at school

-SHARE program, community non profit food program open to everybody, get $50 worth of food for $20. Google SHARE or see Earl Weeks for details.
-The diversity office wants a presentation about the photography club one member could volunteer to give the presentation. Give presentation in January, February, or March.
-Earl talked to Divine, the president of the fashion club, and also talked to the mommy club about making posters to decorate the cubicle. With photographs taken from /of each other.
-Jen brought up an idea about the gallery show and also having a fashion show during the April Gallery.
-Discussion of the faculty show in the rotunda.
-Discussion of a bus for next years PDN, however sounds painful and expensive.
-Talked about the Art Center (art school in CA) presentation that will be held in B1-11 on Tuesday the 9th, at noon
***Also there will be a photographic resource link page that will contain all and anything related to photography, places like B&H,,, etc.. If you have any favorites please send to MJ and it will be added and shared by all. We will also include an alumni section for previous student photographers with gallery websites.
-International food day is being planned, last year was a great and tasty success. November 22nd is the tentative date, please decide what you want to bring next week.
-Veterans Day luncheon event at noon with student life, you have to sign up and you are allowed to bring guests.
-Christmas Gift Baskets timeline:
29th November baskets will be assembled for the raffle.
The week of 6th of December tickets go on sale.
The drawing for the winner will be on the 13th December.
-DerShar Myers took a group self portrait with her Fuji digital camera
-MJ showed Halloween Pictures
-Fred Rosso showed First Friday pictures.
Meeting ended at 5:30
Minutes compiled by Len Parry, VP.
Edited for accuracy by MJJ

Ammended Items from Early Weeks, President:

Amendments to minutes. 1-3 members can present for the Diversity Training. Also, a slide show presenting work submitted by club members can be shown as they speak. The presentation will highlight our photo club and its activities on and off campus.

Jen's idea for our gallery show was to have the fashion club model outside the shop and create curiosity about our show. They would also invite fashion designers etcetera to come to the gallery. They would hopefully buy some art or hire us for other projects. We would also have some musicians perform to add to the ambiance.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Meeting Minutes 11.1.10

Meeting Minutes 11.1.10
Began at 4PM in B1-11

Attending: (7) Walt Johnson, Deshar Myers, Jen Rigler, Fred Rosso, Tom March, MJJoniec

-Welcome by Pres. Earl Weeks
-Earl & Fred talk about photoclub involvement in CCP Halloween Party on 10/29.
-- Fred Showed wonderful photos of the event
--Event was a success & enjoyed by all participants
-Club budget has been approved.... $1000.00!.. available now!
-First Friday in old city phila. People will meet at 3 PM, 2nd & Mkt Sts, on the benches.
-Photo Club Embroidered patches for sale, $5.00 each.... see Earl... members attending at least 6 meetings will receive free.
-Earl announces Civil War Gen Meade's birthday on Dec 31, 2010..... Laurel Hill Cemtary..... 11AM open to all...... free food, fun, civil war re enactors attending!
-Walt reported on PhotoPlus Expo, NY. Lots of new info, lots of people attending, lots of free workshops... definitely a worthwhile activity. Nikon Pin awarded to Nikon user, Tom March.
-Earl says, "Photo Club members wishing to take pictures around school meet next week ... 3PM, outside of Bonnell Bldg., Shoot til 3:45!
-Jen suggests we invite the fashion club to be at our next gallery show.
-MJ recommends guest lecturers, laboratory experiments, field trips. Members to decide who, what, when, where.
MJ donated at "Photo-Booth" decorative picture holder to Christmas Gift Basket Raffle.
-Members can drop off donations anytime to photo dept, Rm B1-13, "Attention: Photo-Club Raffle Donations".

Next Meeting: Mon 11/8 @ 4PM in B1-11
President to address members:
-Info from SGA, other clubs, & administration
-Old Business-Cover past meetings & tying up loose ends (hemp roping preferred!)
-New Business-Discuss new Plans, trips, etc.
-Open Floor-open for everyone to speak up
-Advisor's Talk
-Tech Talk given by one of the members
-Pictures will be screened with any additional time left. 10 Pic Max. 1 or 2 pics may have problems and the photographer may ask the group for help.

Minutes compiled by Earl Weeks
Edited & distributed by MJJ

We need a regularly attending secretary to take meeting notes!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Meeting Minutes 10/18/2010

****Meeting Minutes 10/18/10

Attending: (13) Len Parry, Earl Weeks, (NEW!) Deshar Myers, Jen Rigler, Tom March, Fred Rosso, Walt Johnson, John Ervin, Bill McDowell, Bill DiBruno, Ashley Fullard, (New!) Alicia Dorsey, MJJoniec.

Meeting began at 4PM in B1-11

-Faculty Advisor, Michael Joniec, Showed "Farm/Nature" photos from upstate NY. Then, showed & discussed "4x5", Speed Graphic, Camera.
-President, Earl Weeks, welcomed new members, DeShar Myers & Alicia Dorsey. WELCOME! Hope to see you often!
-Earl reports: Student Life Advisors not available, today, to issue our equipment since they were at a conference. Members Grumbled.
-Earl reports: Club now owns two PHOTOSHOP instructional movies.... "Photoshop" & "Portraiture"... both long running, suggests we view next semester..... in sections.
-Halloween Party, Fri, 10/29, 3-6PM, Great Hall, Photo Club to participate by taking People Portraits using our new equipment.... Volunteers (several) willing to participate.
-PhotoPlus Expo, NY, Javits Center, 10/28-30....... hope to see you there! Take some overview photos to report... get lots of literature!
-CCP Pep Rally, 11/18, 1-10PM, Photo Club participation wanted
-Ideas about Photo Club Fundraiser..... Christmas Baskets Raffle. Please start bringing items to donate for baskets...... items may be Christmas related photo items .... Or not. No Alcohol
-Members viewed Photos (portraits) by Ashley Fullard & Len Parry, Candids by Walt Johnson. Nice Work..... Keep 'em comin'!

Digital + Traditional
Hemlock, NY, 10/10/10 by: MJJoniec
© Copyright 2010, Reproduction Prohibited

Saturday, October 9, 2010

10/4 Meeting Minutes

Meeting 10/4/10

Attending: (12) Bill DiBruno, (Welcome New Member: Makala Fofana, Jen Rigler, Antonio McCall, Jeannette Walz, Bill McDowell, Earl Weeks, Peter Frey, Andrey Kolyada, Len Parry, Walt Johnson, Michael Joniec.

Meeting began at 4 PM in Rm B1-11

-President Earl Weeks welcomed new member, Makala Fofana.
-Earl reported the club's reactivation papers have been turned in to Clubs & Organizations' commanders. We are awaiting our faculty advisor, Michael Joniec, to attend institute provided, non-reimbursed advisor training session.....
-MJ commented that this session is his 4th year in a row, hour & a half session with JTWeaver, Last chance opportunity Fri, 10/22, 11-12:30PM in S2-21. Non attendance will cancel PhotoClub sanction & privileges by CCP.
-Earl reports that our club did great at student involvement day, 9/29. Walt Johnson, Len Parry, and Earl Weeks worked the table located in the coutyard near S Bldg. Ashley Fullard & Earl Weeks took documentary photos for the new student involvement center. Many, Many Thanks to all who helped & participated!
-We will be putting in a report to hold a Christmas Basket Raffle occurring from Mon. Dec 6-Fri. Dec 10 as a club fundraiser.
-Pep Rally, Nov 18. PhotoClub is requested to cover events from 1PM-10PM.
-Earl Brought copies of Phila Film Festival info books. He also showed a book about pinhole photography.
-Club members showed photos: Antonio McCall, Andrey Kolyada, Michael Joniec...... attendees seemed to enjoy viewing the images that were presented. Andrey & Peter explained why lights captured by a moving camera appeared as dotted lines... because of the amount that the particular light source flickers in normal use........ above 85 cps becomes imperceptible to the human eye.
-Creative Community College, (CCCP!) Halloween Happening: 3:30PM-6:00PM, Friday Oct 29, Great Hall...... Earl will attend a meeting on 10/5 for more info.. stay tuned... we are hoping this will be a big, showcase event for Photo Club..... faculty advisor & several members expressed desire to participate.... stay tuned for more info as we approach Halloween!

-Tues, 10/12,6:30-9:30PM, S1-19, National Coming Out Day
-Wed, 10/27, 12-1PM, Noodles @ Noon
-Mon, 11/1, 11-12, Native American Month, Noodles @ Noon
-Wed, 11/10, 5-7PM, Veteran's Day Kickoff Event
-Thurs, 11/11, Veteran's Day, All Day Events

Club Meeting Schedule
-No Meeting 10/11, school closed to students
-10/18, 10/25, 11/1 all at 4 PM in B1-11.

Meeting ended at 5:45 PM

Minutes compiled by Earl Weeks
Edited for accuracy by MJoniec

10/1 First Friday Photo Safari

First Friday in Old City, Phila. 10/1/10
Attending: Beau Johnson, Fred Rosso, Pat Rosso, Andrey Kolyada, Crystal, MJoniec

"Photo-Safari" (hunting for big game photos) began at 3PM from the benches at 2nd & Mkt. Sts. Members exchanged info about camera settings & file management preferences. No film cameras were present. Digital ruled the day.... no tripods were used...... stealth methods of image capture so as to be compact to avoid trip hazards.
ISO 400 was most frequently selected.
Heavy cloud cover from several days of rain finally passed-by, letting in copious quantities of late day, raking sunlight about 4 PM, after coffee......... then the shooting began in earnest. Several hundreds of images were captured in a one hour time span.... while walking only one city block! Church St between 2nd & 3rd Sts. So many photons were captured by members sensors that black holes were starting to appear around the cobblestones!
You shoulda been there!
Later, after 5:30, members strolled along 3rd St. until arriving at Silicon Gallery..... Philadelphia's Premier Print Makers. Rick the owner explained to members some of the printing techniques utilized to produce images on display. We learned that Rick had captured many of the images. The display was a showcase of various substrates & mounting methods used to produce brilliant, saturated, novelty prints (Plexi laminate, prints on brushed aluminum, heavy cotton rag papers, etc.). There was this photo from Dubai, we did not know why, many moving objects appeared out of registration. Rick explained how the photo was captured with a scanning back camera and that objects moving during the exposure reproduce as out of register. TRI COLOR ... like an out of register Dye Transfer Print from the 70's!
Around 7 PM all members went on their own ways..... satisfied that we had seen enough to hold us for a while.
A splendid time was had by all!
Come join with us next time.
Here are some of the photos I took....... other images from various members were viewed during the photo club meeting on 10/4/10 at school.....

All Photos © Copyright 2010 by: Michael J. Joniec
Reproduction Restricted to written permission, only.

Some Members Work

Antonio McCall:

Anne Enders:

Harry Bayton:


Thanks to all the contributed!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

9/27 Minutes

CCP Photography Club:
Attending: (17 persons) Walt Johnson, Gregorio Fontanez, Bill McDowell, Henry K, Marvin Lopez, Jen Rigler, Bill DiBruno, Len Parry, Earl Weeks, The Bobrovnikov's, Yury Ignatovsky, Brittany Hair, Fred Rosso, Andrey Kolyada, Peter Frey, MJoniec.

Began at 4 PM in B1-20..... quickly moved over to B1-11.

We met in the classroom because the equipment belonging to the club was locked up in student affairs office....
and no one could unlock it.

Members Henry K, Marvin Lopez, & Peter Frey showed examples of their photography work. It was interesting!

Pres Earl asks for VOLUNTEERS to staff our table at Student Involvement Day.....
10 AM - 4 PM, Wed 9/29... in the courtyard.
Please help for a while as you are able.

First Friday in old city coming up this friday.
Stay tuned for details... the usual 3 & 5PM meeting times at 2nd & Mkt. Sts.
5 say they are in already.... weather permitting

Len Parry reminded all that the Philadelphia Open Studio tours begin this weekend for participating studios west of Broad St.
Open Studios will be Sat & Sun this weekend!!

Meeting ended at 5:45 PM.

9/20 Minutes

The CCP Photography Club
Meeting 9/20/10...... Minutes

Attending: (22) John Irvin, Bill McDowell, Tom March, Irina & Andrey Bobrovnikova, Yurey Ignatovsky, Lea Myers, Liz Eddis, Len Parry, Bill DiBruno, Earl Weeks, Doug Rivera, Britany Hair, Jen Rigler, Jeannette Walz, Aaron Brown, Antonio McCall, Peter Fry, Fred Russo, Andrey Kolyada, Ashley Fullard, MJoniec.
Meeting began at 4:15 in Rm B1-11 at school

-President Earl weeks announced that the fundraising gift basket of photo items for raffle in October is too late for the school to sanction. It needs six weeks advance notice to the school before approvals from management.
-Zombie survival club is negotiating a possible photo shoot with the photoclub. More TBA when info is acquired.
-Student Involvement Day is Sept 29... we would like to have a table. Applications being filed.
-Bring Camera equipment Serial #'s to meeting on Oct 4... we will record & store information for members.
-Oct 11 is Professional Development Day.... school closed to students
-Photo Plus Expo in NY... weekend of Oct 29-30..... plans to go aas a group via NJ Transit.... Register NOW.... FREE registration, Transportation nominal.
-Member Peter Fry suggested we try a pinhole camera activity
-First Friday PhotoSafari/Gallery Stroll.... Oct 1 in Old City... stay tuned for updates.
-Len Parry Suggested we participate in Philadelphia Artists Open Studios weekend in October
-Off Campus Photo Club Benefactor, Davoud Rad, has opened a new gallery in old city... 108 N. 2nd St, 2nd & Arch.... go visit & say hello@.... possible future site of next Members Gallery Show!
-Student Life 17th annual Leadership Retreat coming soon.... see Earl
Students showed their Photos to the Group:
-Aaron Brown showed images from his commercial web site. Cool!
-Tom March presented slideshow of his photos including lightning above the Ben Franklin bridge. Refined!
-Irinia presented photo composites of the dresses she makes by hand. Photos by husband, Andrey Bobrovnikova. Images created in the home studio. NICE!!
-Brittany Hair presented her photos on Flickr, including photos from her senior year photo project. Awesome!

Members are encouraged to bring photos to view......
and present ideas for club activities!

Coming up at the next meeting on Monday 9/27......
Members meet in Photo Studio B1-20 at 4 PM. Earl Weeks will display & use equipment that the photo club has purchased.... Printer, & studio backgrounds & equipment..... members bring cameras & film to take pictures in the studio!

Meeting ended at 5:45 PM

Minutes compiled by Andrey Kolyada
Edited for accuracy by MJoniec

9/13 Meeting Minutes

The CCP Photography Club
Meeting 9/13/10
Attending 16 persons: Bill McDowell,Jeannette Walz,Ann Enders,Jennifer Rigler,Lea Myers,Len Parry,Earl Weeks,Doug Rivera,William DiBruno,Brittany Hair,Fred Rosso,Henry K,Ashley Fullard,Peter ____,John Ervin,MJoniec.

Meeting began at 4PM in Rm B1-11 at school.

-President Earl Weeks welcomed all attendees and spoke of the various college policies, regulations, procedures and clubs & organizations cubicle space in S1-12.
-Photo Plus Expo in NYC Oct 28-30. Club Planning to attend on Sat Oct 30. Jeannette checking YELLOW BIRD, Fred Checking NJ Transit, John checking PATCO, Earl checking into obtaining reimbursement from CCP.
-----Earl reports that:
-School clubs are interested in hiring photographers. We need to make a form for clubs to fill out.
-We have a background support and lights.... we need a background
-People want to do glamour portraits
-Sports Departments want stills and videos
-check to look for jobs in film or photography. Staff, Crew, or Talent.
Fund Raising Activities:
-Photography baskets to be raffled off on Oct 18.
-three baskets will be made
-build the baskets on Oct 4.
Other Ideas for possible Club Activities this year:
-Student Involvement Day is Sept 29. Set Up Table in coutyard representing PhotoClub. Take Picture.
-Away trip to MOMA in NYC
-Tour of Phila Photographics photolab in Phila
-Visiting Photographers to show portfolios
-Lighting Demo/Halloween theme
-Ancient Processes in photography
-Field trip to other college photo departments
-Trip to Longwood Gardens
-Create a photography directory
-Create a Club yearbook

Meeting ended at 5:50PM

Minutes compiled by Peter ______.
Edited for accuracy by MJoniec

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/3 First Friday Report

CCP Photo Club & friends:
First Friday in Old City was: .... mellow at first, more people activity as the evening wore on.
Attending: Anne Enders, Andrew Golas, Dawn, Lina, & Michael Joniec, & Marielle _____,
Sighted: Warren Bernstein (Says Hello to all former mates!), Linda Berger & Nephew Anthony, Linda Tananis.
Visited: Old City Coffee (after Rehab), Moderne Gallery, Silicon Gallery.... and countless street vendors including: Harpist, Banjo, Guitar, Drums.
Crowning Moment: Grand Opening of Photo Club Benefactor, Davoud Rad, New Gallery Location: 108 N. 2nd St, Phila 19106.
Wow! Looks Great! Partner, Ayoud, a joy to speak with! Go check it out!

Photo Safari was big on "Special Effects". Star/Streak filters utilized on camera lenses including Cell Phone effects!

All above Photo © Copyright 2010 by: Anne Enders


All Above © Copyright 2010 by: MJJoniec
Above © Copyright 2010 by: Lina Joniec (cellphone photo)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

7.2.10 Photo Safari Report

CCP Photo Club Does Snail's Pace Photo Safari & Closed Gallery Inspections!
You shoulda' been there! Nice Lighting!
And People? ........ Hoards!
It was like the "Boardwalk" for art, vendors, fashion, networking, menu settings!
Here's some photos submitted by Jen Rigler & Ann Enders & MJ......
Quick, unprocessed, documentary "Snaps" of 7.2.10 PM.
Pure Transparency!!!
Ya know, Transparency, balanced with respect for personal privacy, enhances organizational health!
(Sorry..... just warming up to go back to formal teaching on 7/12-8/26 PM's at school! Phew!)
8x10, man, rocks..... pure!
August First Friday....... 8" x 10" Film, Fill, Fussing, Fun! ONLY! Color or B&W (toned)?
Members discussed additional summer fun activities.... day trips?
Island Beach State Park, NJ, sand dunes & ocean..... Longwood Gardens, Penn's Landing Waterfront, Camden Waterfront, Delaware Bay,
Got a good one? .. send it in & we'll vote & schedule!

Check out this link to a nice magazine article about former/founding Photo Club President-Visionary, Cristina Valivieso........
Nice! ...... video/films happening now! Good Luck... Society Hill Studios!!! & "Makin' Us Proud", to You & Jon & Amee! Send us a Movie!

....... AND........
Check out some pretty wild & interesting Long night exposure with light painting......
submitted by soon to graduate club member, Antonio McCall
Holy Toledo... how did you do all of those shapes & colors! NICE!

© COPYRIGHT 2010 by: Jen Rigler

© Copyright 2010 by: Ann Enders
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