Nov. 2000

President's Message

Portrait of Kathleen Berhalter

In Perspective...

Lindsey's Digital Notes

President's Message

Karl Leck

Thanks to everyone who made September a successful month despite a new meeting venue with its nuisance problems and a president running off to photograph down under. From the two October meetings I've attended, it looks like things are working. Change is always difficult, particularly after the comfort of the same old 'home' for so many years. The school has a different feel to it. Some of my pictures recycled from last year's rejects seem to look a little different there. I also noticed that I could see the screen and lightbox better at the school regardless of where I sat.

If you are a slide maker, don't be afraid to come out for print night. There are lots of wonderful pictures to see. The salon color print competition has really heated up with exquisite prints on Ilfochrome, Kodak and Fuji Crystal Archive papers as well as direct prints from the computer. Slide makers can compete on print night in the Commercial Print division if you don't print your own photos. If you are one of the growing number of photographers using the computer and have a color printer, why not take a try at Class A prints? You can compete for points towards end of year awards, or just enter prints to show and get comments on your work as I do.

We have had a lot of discussion about digital vs. silver photography. The discussion will go on for years. By talking about it, we learn more about how these new tools can help us. Right now we are in an era of photography that can be so wonderfully simple one minute and so darn frustrating the next. You are not alone in having problems. Bring the difficulties to club meetings or call me or other club members. We can help each other to produce better and better photographs through all this great technology.