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The meeting Jan 16th is our annual "Nature competition".  Members submit no more than 2 images on "Thumb Drives" for this competition.  The images must be only nature related images (non domesticated animals,botany, or landscapes with no "hand of man" displayed in the images. The images file name must be the title the photographer wishes the title of the image to be.  The top ten images from our competition will be forwarded to the Merrimack Valley Camera Club for entry in their "George Glennie Nature Competition".

This is an excellent opportunity to see some of the clubs finest work on display.  See you there.

We are now working on a exhibition of our work at the Maine General Hospital in the near future. So with that in mind for the Dec 19th meeting we would like to see some of the work that you would like to present at the exhibition.

We will also be having our annual holiday food fest. Bring in some "finger food" and be ready for a great evening of food and friendship.

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There have been several members that have asked for a session on sky / star / night photography.

This meeting we will try something different. We will spend a good part of our meeting out side in the Arboretum attempting to photograph the sky (stars). So bring warm clothing, your cameras, flashlights and tripods.

This is going to be an experiment for all of us. We will try different settings and compositions. This an opportunity to practice your photographic skills with others.

 

 

 

 

The December 5th meeting is going to be something different. It will be titled "How do I fix this?"  Bring in an image that you just can't get the way you want it to look and our knowledgeable members will guide you through the process of "fixing it". We all know that we don't take perfect images every exposure so bring in an image that you think has potential and we will try to bring the image to it's full glory.

This is a challenge for you and our fellow members who have volunteered to find a solution. 

So it is up to you to bring in an image to be "fixed"

 

Peter RalstonHere is some info on Peter Ralston, who will be the speaker at our November 7th meeting.  He will be speaking about his photography of the Maine coast, which he is best known for.  peter is going to be the judge for the 2018 Maine Photography show.

Last year he did a very powerful presentation of his photographs documenting the effects of climate change on the glaciers and the people in Greenland and North Eastern Canada near the Arctic Circle.
 
Bio:    Peter Ralston grew up in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania, worked for a decade as a freelance photojournalist and then began photographing the coast of Maine in 1978, drawn especially to the working communities that define the coast’s enduring character.
His work has been seen in many books and magazines, featured on network television and has been exhibited in galleries, collections and museums throughout the United States and abroad.
In 2003 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Colby College for his photography as well as his role as co-founder of the Island Institute.
He created Ralston Gallery in Rockport, Maine, in 2011, selling his photographs as well as the work of his lifelong friends, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. He is currently working on a book about the coast of Maine.
More detailed information is available on his site, www.ralstongallery.com.