May Club Meeting Notes

The May 12, meeting of Sunny Sixteen Camera Club was headed by President Sheila Reeves.

Topics discussed were the Landmark Association Landmark Preservation Month 2015 commemorating BG’s Architectural History photo contest. The deadline to enter is May 31, and Sheila Reeves had handouts with rules and information.

The Horticulture’s Magazine 2015 Garden Photo contest deadline is August 15th. Talk to Larry Burnham if you are interested.

The Kentucky State Fair is in August, and handouts were available. President Reeves would like to see our club have more entries than Louisville’s.

Members displaying works are Tony Wycihowski at the Warren County Library branch in Smiths Grove.

The fourth Tuesday meeting at the Alive Center will be May 26, 7-9 p.m. New topic will be “Wheels” or topic chosen by Bill Dow.

Remember the club has a sensor cleaner and screen calibrator and DVD library available for member use. If you checked out a DVD last month, you may keep it another month.

If you have not been receiving emails or information from the club, please check the roster that President Reeves has at the 2nd Tuesday meetings and update your information.

We had two new members join: Barbara Snider, and Todd Stockstill.

We had twenty entries in the Challenge category Shadows, and 14 in the open category. Next month’s challenge is “inspired by the written word”. If you want you can print the words on the photo. July’s challenge is “wheels” and they are all around us.

The main program was presented by Dusty Doddridge- “Art in the Landscape”. If you missed the meeting, you missed a very educational and beautiful presentation. At the end Mr. Doddridge drew three names for three of his photos.

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Lunty Secretary

April Club Meeting Notes

The April 14, 2015 meeting was presided over by President Sheila Reeves. She reminded those that are entered in the Women in the Arts gallery show that pictures must be delivered on Wednesday April 22 between 11 am and 3 pm. The reception is Thursday April 23 from 5-6:30. The show runs Friday and Saturday April 24-25, Sunday April 26 1-3 pm, and pick up is Sunday April 26 from 3-4 pm.

Concerning the model shoot at WKU Saturday April 18th- meet at the chapel at 8:30 am weather permitting. Keep an eye on the FB page for updates.

The fourth Tuesday meeting at the Alive Center is April 28th from 7-9. Topics covered will be a review of shadows, and the new topic for June will be “inspired by words”, or topic chosen by Bill Dow.

President Reeves also mentioned again that the club has available a sensor cleaner and screen calibrator, and a DVD library.

There was a member information roster on the check in table and if you think your information might be wrong please check with Sheila Reeves or Sheila Lunty so we can be sure you are getting all notifications on time and correctly.

Erin Denny gave a very interesting and enthusiastic talk on her trip to Shutterfest. She had a lot of information on how photographers will/can be taxed on products and services they sell, the different workshops offered and the different levels of photographers you can meet at Shutterfest.

Member slide shows were given by Theresa Smith- “Country Living”- with many beautiful country scenes, and by Keith Bridgeman- “Night Photography”- of wonderful night skies. Thank you Keith and Theresa!

According to President Reeves the April challenge- architecture had one of the best number of entries in a long time- 37! We had 18 in the open category and she challenged all members to top those numbers in future challenges. May’s topic is shadows, and June’s is “inspired by words.” For June you can use any saying/words for inspiration and if you’d like to put it on your photo that would be nice. If you cannot figure out how to do that, put it in the comments when you submit your photo, and John Humkey will. Thinking far into the future- the November challenge will be “Something New”. This is some type of photography or editing technique you have not tried before. One example given was taking a present day photo and overlaying it on an older background photo. But if you are mainly a portrait photographer, then try landscape, was another idea.

We had a pretty good turn out at our sales table. Several people brought in items to sell, but nothing was purchased.

The main program consisted of three Mini Workshops: Erin Denny did one on The Simple Retouch- removing blemishes; Don Miertl one on light, and Keith Bridgman on night photography. Thanks to all three for taking the time to put these workshops together.

Welcome new members since the first of the year: Steve Pyle, Barb DeGraves, Jan Witherspoon, Tommy Davis, Shirish Rathod, and Janice Ferber.

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Lunty Secretary

March Club Meeting Notes

The March 10, 2015 meeting of Sunny 16 was called to order at 7:05 by Sheila Reeves.

Discussed was the members’ exhibit at The Kirby Branch of the public library which runs through the end of March.

Sheila Reeves reminded members that the club has a sensor cleaner and screen calibrator available for use. Also available is a DVD library where members can check educational DVDs. We do need a librarian to keep videos and handle check out, etc. Anyone interested, see Sheila Reeves.

Sunny Sixteen made a clean sweep in professional category of the US Bank Celebration of the Arts!

1st Place – Michael Ingram
2nd – Sheila Reeves
3rd – Gretchen Gilkey
Honorable Mention – Cheree Federico
Julia Barrick took 3rd in amateur

Women in the Arts entry forms available online at

Up to 2 pieces per person.  Deadline for receiving entry form and $20 fee is March 31.

The fourth Tuesday meeting’s discussions will be a review of Architecture and a presentation/discussion on Shadows.

Larry Burnham mentioned that Horticulture Magazine is doing a photo contest. Contact him for more information.

Next month’s 2nd Tuesday meeting will be mini-workshops.

The main program was given by member Scott Skaggs on lighting.  He presented many photos and explained techniques he used.

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Lunty

February Club Meeting Notes

The Sunny Sixteen Camera Club held their meeting, Tuesday February, 9th 2015 with President Sheila Reeves presiding.

We had two visitors: Shirish Rathod and Tommy Davis.

The club will exhibit at the Kirby Branch of the library in March.  Please have your information to Cheree Fedrico at by February 25.  Art is to be delivered to the library March 2, at 9 a.m. Pieces will exhibit through March.

Women in Arts entry forms may be found at Deadline for receiving form and $20 entry fee is March 31.

Tony Wychihowski is exhibiting his art at the main branch of the Warren County Library in Bowling Green and the Logan County Library in Russellville.

Fourth Tuesday meeting at the Alive Center is February 24th 7-9p.m. Review of Slow Shutter and new topic will be Architecture

We had a very good turn out for Scott Walker, our guest speaker.  He gave a very interesting black and white slide show and talked about how he does street photography. He reminded us that even in our busy schedules we need to find/make time to take pictures.

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila Lunty Secretary