Club Meeting Minutes from November 17, 2016 Meeting
Duane_Deboer@yahoo.com or 406-871-6783. Speaker: Steve Barta, club member. Steve gave a very nice slide show presentation of photo's he took while in Alaska this summer. Lots of beautiful wildlife photos. A big “thank you” to Steve for sharing. The club then shared a short video on the f5.3 method of critiquing photos. This is a simplified system for evaluating photos. The f5.3 process focuses on 3 elements for judging photos:The November 17, 2016 meeting of the Northwest Montana Nature Photographers was called to order by Vice President, Doug Dye at 7PM at The Summit in Kalispell, MT. The first order of business was to announce to the club that President Jerry Hutchinson had resigned for personal reasons. As Vice President, Doug will be acting president until the position is filled. Doug also announced that the club will have a new meeting place starting with the January, 2017, meeting. We will be at the Gateway West Mall in the United Way meeting room in the Gateway Community Center. All people on the NWMNP mailing list will receive an e-mail announcing the new room with a map. Please note: THE DECEMBER MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE SUMMIT. The discussion turned to the NWMNP t-shirt. There were 3 colors available (tan, olive, forest green), and the attendees voted for the forest green color. The t-shirts come in sizes S, M, L, Xl (for $22), and XXL, XXXL (for $25). All orders should be given to Duane Deboer no later than December 1. Duane will order the shirts and deliver them at our December 15. You can contact Duane at
- Composition: How well does the photo use the visual elements to express intent and purpose? This would include the typical elements of composition – rule of thirds, leading lines, etc.
- Impact: your immediate response to the picture.
- Technical: this is where the technical aspects of the photo would be evaluated. Exposure, sharpness, white balance, depth of field, contrast, etc.