Our next meeting at 6:30 on May 6 will feature a showing of member submitted images that will be judged by Russ Borud, a St. Paulite. Russ has done wedding and commercial work, has had one-man shows and has also taught photography. He says that his first serious camera was purchased with money earned by picking potatoes in 1947 and that the photographic arts has been his milk and honey for many years.
Members Mike and Sue Fries, owners of CloseUp Images, will be showing some of their unique printing options for photos and will be offering a discount to our members. Personally, I love the look of the metal prints that they do and am thinking that it could be a great alternative presentation for my contribution to the group exhibits that we have coming up this year. You can find them on our member links in the sidebar.
Do you have any old photography magazines? I have a few and will be bringing them to be recycled by our members. We will put out a box at every meeting for “freebies” like this.
Since February, our members have been competing in the monthly N4C contests, and Amanda Bierbaum was just awarded a 1st Place for “Desert Rainbow” for the month of April. This is her second 1st Place award in just three months! Check out the inspiring galleries and consider entering future contests. This is one of the benefits of membership in our club.
At the Library
Michael Herrem’s award-winning photograph, “Purple and Gold” is the featured club photograph at the library this month. Talk to Ken Krautbauer at the next meeting if you would like to participate in the library program.
Troy Schmidt and other members of our club have had great results from entering prints at county fairs. Troy has dug up the details on entering for St. Croix, Dunn, Pierce, Polk and Washington Counties. Here is a download. Thanks, Troy! And good luck in 2015!
Angela Whitney, who is with an after school program in Colorado, is working with kids from ages 12-14. The group has been looking for “cool photography rescources” and found our website. They wanted to share with us another awesome page they found on the history of cameras and photography.
I’ve been looking ahead to the assignment for the July and August salons. Before I get out there and shoot, I’ll review this great video that Michael Huber and Jeff Bucklew did for our YouTube channel a couple of years ago.
One last thing
Members who attend the May meeting will have a chance to win a ticket to one of the Nikon School classes, valued up to $159. See you May 6!