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2017-05-09 FCDCC Meeting Notes

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

Please welcome the visitors 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.

June meeting challenge topic: "Backgrounds", send your pictures to

Please send images (Fix-It-Photos) that you would like everyone to try "Fixing" 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.

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.

We need a new President Elect as Bob Gobeille may not be able to serve next year. If you are interested please email Bob Babbs at

We also need a new leader for the Landscape SIG. Please email Bob Babbs at if you are interested.

Many thanks to Bob Gobeille for his presentation on "Photo Fun Compositing People".

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

Tue 5/9 @6:30pm Monthly Club Meeting in the Community Room at the Coloradoan

Sat 5/13 @8am - May Club Outing to "Wyoming Territorial Prison" in Laramie.
Meet at 8am at the NW corner of the King Soopers parking lot on North College, near the Chase Bank, we will carpool to Laramie.
Address: 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
Hours: 8am to 7pm
Tickets: $5.00

5/19 to 6/4 Clydesdales are at the Budweiser Brewery

Sat 5/20 @9am-11am - Photoshop 101 SIG - Mount Dunraven conference room at the Loveland Public Library, 300 Adams Ave. in Loveland

Sat 5/20 10am Old Town Fort Collins Car Show

Sun 5/21 - City Park, Denver - Nesting Herons and Egrets

Sun 5/21 10am Kites in the Park at Spring Canyon Park

Mon 5/22 - ESig "Breaking glass" at Bob's House

Wed 5/24 @9am Coffee Meeting at Fort Collins Coffee House on Mason

Sat 5/27 - ESig "Breaking glass" at Bob's House

Sat 5/27 - Sun 5/28 - Realities Ride for Children Rally in Old Town Fort Collins

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

Fri 6/2 - Sun 6/4 Medieval Festival in Loveland

Sat 6/3 @11am Poudre River Fest at Legacy Park in Fort Collins

Sun 6/4 @1pm-5pm Portrait SIG model shoot in Old Town Fort Collins, meet at the fountain in Old Town Square

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