S4C Report - November 2013


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The second S4C Competition was held on November 09th in Riverside. The entries submitted were: A- Fran Marroquin, Douglas Wade, Carol Moss and Pam Vick with Pam Vick receiving an Award with “Marina Before Sunset” and AA- Diane Edgel, Don Bennett, Anital Kratofil and William Sutton with William Sutton receiving an Award with “Half Dome”.  The third competition will open on Nov 16th and close on Dec 7th with the  remote judging to take place on Dec 14th.  We are looking for good images to submit this competition year for both A and AA levels.
David Wilkins reports from the 11/09/2013 Board meeting he is now Secretary of S4C.

Stuart would like the S4C board to move to a self sustaining board, whereby the board elects its' own replacements.  Probably be done in conjunction with the bylaws revision.

Joanne Stolte reported on the activities of the Roundup Chapter.  Motion by Ken Cordas with second by Julie Furber for S4C to sponsor a Roundup Meeting on April 26, 2013. Motion approved.  Joanne Stolte has arranged for George Lepp to be the featured speaker in the morning and Robert O’Toole as the featured speaker in the afternoon.  The event would feature a desk manned by B&H to buy used lenses and cameras, and a book selling and signing desk.  Jan Maguire will hold a workshop around the Mission Inn the day before.

*The next physical meeting and board meeting will be March 8.  The April meeting will be remote judging.*

For S4C Interclub and to participate as an Individual, you MUST have a UEN to enter. If you do not have one, please go to the S4C website and request yours today (just takes about 5 min)!. If everyone who entered in the fair would send me 2 or 3 images, I would have a nice pool of images to last a few months to choose from. When sending an image, please send me your UEN. If you have any questions about S4C or wish to send me images, please email me at bonniejmatthews@hotmail.com.


by Bonnie J Matthews-Franke

Bonnie has been taking pictures since she was a little girl, but she didn’t get into digital photography until about four years ago, just before she joined the club.

Matthews finds the club to be very beneficial to her. “The interaction with other members, being able to ask questions, the workshops and the knowledge that I take away from the club is phenomenal.”

She is very active, attending most of the workshops and field trips. She has missed only a few workshops the last few years and has attended about 70% of the field trips. The fall color trip is one she’s really looking forward to.

When asked what kind of photography she prefers, she said landscapes. She just finished a vacation trip to Oregon where she photographed lighthouses, old barns and covered bridges. “I really like old structures,” she said. She now loves portraits and has her own studio.

Matthews has a Canon 5D MKII and a variety of lenses and accessories. Her favorite lens is a 28-135mm ,70-200mm. & 100mm.

Matthews is our new secretary of the club and has made many changes – to help us grow. One improvement she hopes to make, however, is to archive the meeting notes she takes so new members can have access to them online.

“I’m really proud that the club is growing like it is, and that the workshops are so great.

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