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2017-04-11 FCDCC Meeting Notes

We met in the Community room of the Coloradoan Newspaper, 1300 Riverside Ave. Fort Collins.

Please welcome Dave, Monica, David, Cathy, Jen and Steve who were visiting our club.

Please pay your dues for 2017 to Rich Ernst at the next meeting if you haven't already paid. You can find him at most meetings. Annual dues are $25/member with $15 for a spouse and $10 for each additional child under 18. Dues are prorated based on the month you join.

Check out the SIGs (Special Interest Groups); they have been holding lots of meetings and going on lots of outings. Participating in a SIG is an excellent way to develop your skills.

Please send your SIG outing schedules to so I can add them to the website.

Send your photograph submittals to Walter Lyons at Remember to send in before and after versions of your pictures so we can learn about post processing. Please send in 3 or fewer pictures for the slideshow, and send them by Sunday evening so Walt has time to create the slideshow. We also accept short videos for the slideshow. THIS MONTH ONLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PICTURES TO WALT BEFORE SUNDAY 4/30/2017.

May meeting challenge topic: "Renewal", send your pictures to

Please send Fix-it-photos to Mike Barry at

If you don't already have a headshot on the website, please send one to Mike Barry at I will try to take headshots at the next meeting.

Who is this person? Hugh MacKay was the focus of the "Who is this?" section of our meeting. Bob is looking for volunteers for the "Who is this?" section of future meetings, send email to if you are willing to give a short presentation.

Many thanks to Mike Berenson for his presentation on "Raising the Bar on Night Photography". Information on Mike's workshops (Discount of 15% thru September if you use the code "FCDCC17".

Thanks to Ken Eis for his short presentation on "Your First Commercial Print".

Just for future reference: We use the projector that The Coloradoan provides during our meetings, and it requires an HDMI connector if you plan to use your own laptop for your presentation. If you don't have an HDMI connector, you can put your presentation in PDF format on a USB memory stick and play it on the laptop that we use for the club information.

Photographic Opportunities

Sat 4/1@1pm - ESig - Dancing Paint at Bob's Studio

Sun 4/2@1pm-5pm Portrait SIG model shoot at Mike's studio (beauty and cosplay)

Sat-Sun 4/8-9 NOCO Spring Powwow at North Aztlan Center

Sat/Sun 4/8-9 - Landscape SIG outing to Horsetooth Falls

Tue 4/11@6:30pm Monthly Club Meeting in the Community Room at the Coloradoan

Sat 4/15 @9am-11am - Photoshop 101 SIG - Mount Dunraven conference room at the Loveland Public Library, 300 Adams Ave. in Loveland

Sat 4/22 @9am-4pm - April Club Outing "Portraits" at Mountain View Presbyterian Church

Sat 4/22 Wildlife SIG Outing to Crow Valley

Sat 4/22 Earth Day in City Park, Fort Collins

Sat 4/22 after dark, NCAS (Northern Colorado Astronomical Society) at Bobcat Ridge

Tue 4/25 @9am Coffee Meeting at Dazbog on Cherry

Sat 4/29 @8am - Doors Open Denver (shared outing with LPS) Meet at I25 & US34 park and ride - Contact Ann Yang if you are going or for details.

Sun 5/7 @1pm-5pm Portrait SIG model shoot at Mike's House (expressions)

Sat 6/2-4 - Wildlife SIG shoot wild horses in Sand Wash Basin (NW Colorado, near Maybelle)

Email Mike,, when you find mistakes, missing information or if you have suggestions for the website and I will try to address the issues.