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2018-01-09 FCDCC Meeting Notes

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

Please welcome Jerome, Jerry, Ed, Young, Don and Doug who were visiting our club.

Please pay your dues for 2018 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.

February meeting challenge topic: "New Beginnings", 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 need new leaders for a few of the Special Interest Groups:
Landscape SIG
Sports and Events SIG
Video SIG
Architecture SIG
These SIGs will go away if we don't get a volunteer to lead them.
Please email Paul Marcoux at if you are interested.

Many thanks to Steve Eis for his presentation on "Drones for Videography and Photography: Introducing the coolest new toy for your photo bag".

Thanks to David Fahrney for his presentation on "Who is David Fahrney?"

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.

The Fort Collins Running Club is looking for volunteer photographers to shoot some of their races and events:
Thu 1/4 - Fossil Creek Park 5k
Sun 2/4 - Edora Park 8k
Sun 3/4 - Lee Martinez Park 10k
Sat 3/31 - Cottonwood Glen Park 12k
Sun 4/15 - Horsetooth Half
and training runs and social runs
Please contact Mike Barry if you are interested in helping out.

Monique is restarting our club Facebook page, it has been around for about 5 years, but not very active. Please check it out by searching on Facebook for "Fort Collins Digital Camera Club".

BH Photo educational seminars
Optic 2016 -
Optic 2017 -

January Photographic Opportunities

1/4 - 1/21 National Western Stock Show

1/7 - 1/23 Clydesdales are at the Budweiser Brewery

Sun 1/7 @1:00pm - Portrait SIG "Vintage" at Mike's studio

Tue 1/9 @6:30pm - Club meeting in the Community Room of the Coloradoan Bldg

Fri 1/12 Club outing to the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley - meet at the Harmony Transfer station at 9:00am to carpool

Tue 1/23 @9:00am - Coffee meeting at the Fort Collins Coffee House

Tue 1/23 @6:30pm - Mobile Photo SIG at Judy's house

Fri 1/26 Tom Bol presentation at JAX on North College

Sat 1/27 Tom Bol Workshop at JAX on North College

Sat 1/27 Bath Bird Day at Bath Nursery

Sat 2/3 @1pm - Portrait SIG pre shoot meeting at Mike's house

Sun 2/4 @1pm-5pm - Portrait SIG "Pirates" at Mike's Studio

TBD ESIG - Photographing waterdrops with a timer at Bob's Studio

Jan & Feb: John Clarke's classes

February Presentation will be "Night Sky, Deep Sky" by Robert Arn

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