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July 18th Meeting

The July 18th meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be at 7:30pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center.  This meeting will host an open print competition.  Bring up to two of your favorite prints.

June 20th Meeting

The June 20th Meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be an open competition (digital/slides). Please get your digital images in to Robert by 7pm on Monday.

June 6th Meeting: Basic Digital Processing

The June 6th Meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be an instructional lecture by John M. Setzler, Jr. on basic digital photo post processing using Adobe Photoshop. The meeting will be in the North Annex of the Arts Center at 7:30pm.

Some of the basic concepts of digital processing that will be discussed are:

  • EXIF data
  • Histograms/Levels Adjustments
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Contrast
  • Sharpening
  • Black and White Conversion

If time permits, we will discuss some more advanced techniques… Bring your specific questions with you 🙂

May 2nd Meeting – Critique Night

Our May 2nd meeting will be held at the North Annex of the Arts Center (regular meeting place) at 7:30pm. The meeting will consist of a critique night. You may bring up to 10 imgaes. These can be prints, slides, or digital images or any combination of those. If you plan to submit digital images, please get them to Robert Dant by 730pm on Monday, April 30.

April 18th Meeting: Slide Competition

Next Meeting:

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007  – 7:30pm – Arts Center North Annex

Open Slide Competition: Bring up to two (2)

Don’t forget about digital submissions.  They must be submitted prior to Monday evening.

Zoo Trip Postponed

The trip to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia that was scheduled for Sunday, April 15, has been postponed due to a poor weather forecast. The trip has been rescheduled for the same time NEXT Sunday (April 21st). Janice Setzler will be contacting those who signed up.

April 4th Meeting

Our April 4th meeting will be at 7:30pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center.  The meeting topic will be Digital Projection presented by Robert Dant.

I have added the presentation material to the website.  There is a link on the right side called Club Digital Projection that will take you to the materials.

Field Trip Changes

Please make a note of the date change on the Riverbanks Zoo field trip.  The date has been changed from April 7 to April 14.

The North Carolina Raptor Center field trip has been posponed indefinitely unless someone else can host it.  I have a schedule conflict on the 21st and won’t be able to attend.

John M. Setzler, Jr.

NC Transportation Museum Field Trip

Our field trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC, will be held THIS Saturday. The current weather forecast for Saturday is partly cloudy skies with temperatures reaching 84 degrees in the afternoon. This should make great weather for the event.

We will meet at the Arts Center North Annex (in the parking lot where we normally gather for meetings) at 8:30am on Saturday, March 24. If the group wants to stop along the way for breakfast or brunch, we will do so.

The North Carolina Transportation Museum operating hours for Saturday are 10am – 4pm. You may plan to stay as long as you like. I would suggest bringing a picnic lunch. The only food available on site is from snack machines located near the gift shop. There are a few restaurants of various sorts in Salisbury, which is just a few minutes up the road from the site.

You may also feel free to come later in the day if you like. The directions to the site are as follows from Hickory:

Take I-40 east to exit 152a to I-77 south in Statesville. Go about 2.5 miles south on I-77 and take exit 49a to Highway 70 east. You will stay on Highway 70 for approximately 26 miles. You will pass through downtown Salisbury. Just on the other side of Salisbury, you will come to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer (on the right side of the road). I will have my cell phone with me (828-234-3557) or you may call the Museum at 704-636-2889 for more information.

March 21st Meeting

OUr club meeting will be held on March 21st at 730pm at the North Annex of the Arts Center. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Planning for a community photo contest…

Digital Projection Report

Field Trip Updates

Open Print Competition (bring up to two)

Coming Up:

March 24th – NC Transportation Museum Field Trip

April 4th – Informational meeting on the digital projection process

April 14th – Riverbanks Zoo Field Trip