Congratulations to Steve Foster our winner of the NECCC Conference sponsorship. Steve’s name was drawn at random from the list of members requesting consideration. I have submitted his name to NECCC and they will be sending him a special sign up form. Each year the club is allowed to choose one member that has never attended the conference and that member receives the conference enrollment at no charge. Steve will still be responsible for transportation and the room and board fees for the conference weekend but the registration is paid in full. Generally between 5 and 10 club members attend this conference every year and we often car pool as much as possible which helps keep the cost down. This conference a fantastic value, everyone that has attended will attest that it is a great time, with lots of learning opportunities, and a chance to experiment and hone your skills. For more information see the NECCC website http://www.neccc.org.
We are still accepting applications for the Frank Howd Scholarship. Please talk to your friends, teachers, and others in your circle of influence and help us find the best candidate we can for this scholarship. It is hard to get the word spread and we don’t want to spend any of the money advertising, it is better spent as part of direct award to a student of photography. For more information see my last blog “School Enrollment Opportunities” or our page on the scholarship at http://www.easternmainecameraclub.org/frank-h-howd-scholarship.aspx.
On another note are you ready for this coming weeks competition. The category is “Pets.” Please don’t wait till the last minute to use the competition page to get your entry numbers, upload your digital image submissions, and prepare your prints. We are scheduled to hold a training session on judging starting at 6:00 PM a half hour before our regular meeting starts. Come learn the concepts behind how we score the images, or come and refresh your knowledge of this way to view images.
Also take a moment to watch the opening slide show of our website. The images are all new and they are really really good. You will enjoy taking a few extra minutes to watch the whole sequence.
Hope to see you Thursday
Chuck Rohn - President