Competition Report - July, 2015


Competition Report - July 2015

  • July 21, 2015, Action-Judge-Ross Way, dinner at Greenhouse Café at 4:30
  • Oct 20, 2015, Travel- Judge-TBA
  • Jan 19, 2016, Step Into The Past- Judge-TBA
  • Mar 15, 2016 Creative- Judge-TBA
  • May 17, 2016, Flowers- Judge-TBA
  • Jun 21, 2016, EOY-Judge-Members

Would like to discuss the Oct “Travel” competition. Anticipate “LOW” participation, therefore, would like to take a member vote at the general meeting to change the theme to “OPEN” so the members who entered in the AVF would be able to compete with their best AVF entries. 


I am submitting a document called “Judging Guidelines” to the board as a document I am using as competition chairperson. It has been edited, proofed and re-edited. The first one was given to Ross Way. 

Congratulations to all the following members who were moved up to the next skill level or competitions:

  • To Amateur: Mary Barker (her request); Shirley Airov-Bieling; Robert Christman (his request); Darren Cole; Leslie Sutton; Micheal Tanner; Tom Van Langenhoven.
  • To Advanced: Diane Cable and Kathy Newman
  • To Master: Bruce Cable

As a reminder- if you feel you should be in a higher skill level or are new to the club and would like to discuss which skill level you should be in, please contact Bonnie your competition chair at I would be more than happy to discuss this with you.


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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