Marie welcomed 36 members, two new members and five guests to our first meeting of 2019. Before our club presentation, Tim introduced Brighton Mayor Brian Ostrander and presented him with the Brighton Photo Group cheque in the amount of $1000.00 as a donation towards the new projector system. The Mayor thanked us for our stewardship in enhancing the quality of audio/visual in this multi-use facility. As club members can attest, the delivery of quality and true colour is essential to photographic displays and can only enhance our presentations.
Marie then introduced our speakers, club members Clint and Susan Guy. They stepped up on short notice and gave a three-part presentation on their travels in India, Painting your pictures, and adventures in wild life. Their India presentation was extremely informative. While most of us would be content to just snap pictures along the way, Clint and Susan immersed themselves into the culture, and gave us a fascinating insight into Indian mosaic. Clint next gave a brief talk on having fun with Topaz software to make your ordinary pictures into countless works of art. They then finished their presentation with a wildlife journey through Algonquin with the types of photos most of us dream about: because while we sleep, they’re out before the sun comes up to capture the drama and beauty of nature.
Following a short break, Ron ran the members’ slide show which. The submitted images were awe-inspiring. We can’t say it enough: there is a tremendous talent pool in our club, and we encourage everyone to submit images.
We had sixteen “Winter” theme pictures on display, as well as 15 “Your Choice” which Tim, the man who dislikes the cold, bravely critiqued. Next month we will attempt both print and digital submissions.
Our next meeting is February 5th and the Theme will be “Love/Romance” ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER MEMBER ON THE THEME BOARD OR WEBSITE.
Finally, John Zerafa went home with $35.50 as the winner of the 50/50.