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, et.al. 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!