Monday, 3 February 2014
Our February 2nd meeting concentrated on winter photography – both the hazards and the splendours of this magical yet precarious time of the year. Just as well, as earlier that morning, Wiarton Willy saw his shadow indicating another 6 weeks of white photogenic backgrounds and chilly fingers for all of us here in Southern Ontario. Even with the competing football game, we had very good attendance and submissions of over 20 members to the Club Challenge. We got to wear our new “selfie” name badges for the first time and some people got quite creative. The meeting's agenda featured several short member slideshows including one by Tina Konecny on her recent Jack Frost visitation and one by Carol Quinn entitled “All Aboard” depicting a friend's elaborate model train set-up. On the education front, in addition to a Winter Photography workshop, we delved into the options and use of social media sites on the web for displaying, sharing and promoting our images for others to see. Eric Pierce put on an on-line/live demo focusing on Facebook as one of the primary sites for these activities. Two longer slideshows depicting our recent club outing at Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area and our January monthly theme challenge of “Ice & Snow” were shown. These have now been uploaded to the Club's facebook account located at facebook.com/countyfotoclub. Please go to the site and view these lovely images and you are welcome to share them with your family and friends for their viewing pleasure as well. Here is a sampling:
Our next meeting will be March 2nd at which time we will see the results of our new monthly challenge entitled “Faces”. We encourage you to be as creative as you wish in your submissions and interpretations to this theme. As usual, we ask for 5 to 8 images to be submitted by Feb 24th, which we will assemble into a slideshow for all to see.