Volume 2, Number 3
Joan Everds, Editor in Chief
Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and every thing to do with the way you see them. —Elliott Erwitt
state of the union
I hope everyone who attended the Matting and Mounting workshop enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed teaching it. I even learned a few new things myself! Kudos to our Program Chair Jeff Booher for setting up, organizing, and managing another successful workshop. It went much smoother and was more organized than last year. I hope you all got something out of it.
Another new development around the club is the new Club Handbook and Guide. It was sent out to all members on Valentines Day, and print copies will be made available to new members when they join. It contains all the information a new member needs to understand the processes and procedures around the club, and contains many things even older members might not know! Jeff and I put the document together with proofreading help from the Recruitment Chair, Joyce Muscat. If you have suggestions and additions you would like to see in the handbook, please let us know and we will discuss the changes.
Coming up is the next big club event: an overnight trip to the Salton Sea. At first I was not all that excited about it, but as I saw the plans coming together, I must say I changed my mind and got a little excited about it. It will be an opportunity to find some of the best places to photograph around the lake, and to photograph and socialize with other photographers in the club. See SALTON SEA below for more information.
I am still looking for a Refreshments Coordinator. It is a simple task, just be in charge of the Snack Signups and to send reminders to clubs members a day or two before the meetings. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let me know. Someone? Anyone?
Our first meeting in February was host to Lee Peterson who presented his fantastic underwater photographs and beautiful black and white images. Lee demonstrated several camera rigs that he uses for his underwater photography and talked about some of the gear he helped design and build for the task. His work is phenomenal so the packed room collectively held their breath as he took us 30,000 leagues under the sea...
Our Weekend Workshop Series kicked off with the annual Mat Cutting exercise--which should have been attended by all of the newcomers to the club... All SCACC club members who plan to enter or mat images for the San Diego County Fair first time were encouraged to attend.
It was a packed house and many of us learned new tricks while teaching old tricks. It was good to see so many new people learn from the experts.
Last Month, Dave Eichinger critiqued our images--discussing why he accepted some images but also explaining how images could be improved. Thank you, Dave.
Darkroomers On Location: Salton Sea is our first overnight trip for the year and is scheduled for the weekend of March 11th. This is a wonderful photographic opportunity. Plans include an early morning sunrise, a sunset and a night shoot. The trip is also scheduled to take place before our first Quarterly Competition so a planned expedition to the deserted railroad in Jamul should present us with some great photo opportunities of rusted out Railroad Cars with interesting lighting. Checkout the complete itinerary and program guide.