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2017-09-13 FCDCC Meeting Notes

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

Please welcome Rick, Sarah, Morgan, Jill, Larry and Tim 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.

October meeting challenge topic: "Maturity", 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

We elected new officers for 2018:
President: Paul Marcoux
President-elect: *** we still need a volunteer for president-elect ***
Secretary: Mike Barry
Treasurer: Rich Ernst
Website: Mike Barry
Photo Editor: Walter Lyons

If you are interested please email Bob Babbs at

We also need new leaders for a few of the Special Interest Groups:
Landscape SIG
Photoshop SIG
Experimental SIG
These SIGs will go away if we don't get a volunteer to lead them.
Please email Bob Babbs at if you are interested.

Many thanks to Gary Thornton for his presentation on "Africa's Endangered".
Monique will be presenting "Posing Families for Portraits" next month.

Thanks to Walt Lyons for his presentation on "Who is Walter Lyons?"
Next month Guy Turenne will tell us his story.

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.

Our Christmas Party (in December) will be at CB&Potts, 1441 Horsetooth Rd. Cost will be $25/person. Further details TBD.

LPS (Loveland Photograhic Society) has invited our members to attend a macro class by Mike Moats. Cost of class will be $190.

September Photographic Opportunities

Sun 9/3 @1pm-5pm - Portait SIG model shoot at Mike's studio

Fri/Sat 9/15-16 - Loveland Octoberfest

Sat 9/16 @11am-10pm - FortOberfest

Sat 9/16 @9am - Photography 101 SIG Meeting at Loveland Public Library

Thu 9/21 @9am - September Coffee Meeting at Fort Collins Coffee House

Sat 9/23 @6am - Wildlife SIG outing to Waterton Canyon to photograph bighorn sheep. Meet at Harmony Transfer Center at 6am to carpool.

Sat 9/23 @9am - Portrait Lighting and Photography class at Jax

Sun 9/24 @9am - Doggie Olympics at Pavilion #7 in FC City Park

Thu 9/28 @6:30pm - Drone SIG meeting at Steve Eis' house.

Sat 9/30 @10am - Tour de Corgi at Civic Center Park in Fort Collins

TBD - September Club Outing is to photograph Fall Color, details TBD. Please contact Bob Babbs at if you are interested and are willing to help organize this outing.

Sat 10/7 - World Hoop Day

Sat 10/14 @7:30pm - October Club Outing is "Fort Collins Underground Ghost Tour". Cost is $13/person, and contact Rich Ernst to pay and reserve your spot.

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