I've only attended one meeting, but that's because my first kiddo was born in the beginning of January and i've been quite busy since. I'd love to attend more meetings, but it seems as if there aren't many to attend. Just got this email chain and I'm finding it hard to follow - but if i'm right the gist is that there won't be any summer meetings, but some need to be planned for the fall?
questions - is there a location for meetings to be held or would that be part of the planning process?
i think it'd be great to have a club calendar, if there isn't something already like that
photoshop - how many people have access to this and getting together figuring out how to use it
Also i recently downloaded free software GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program.....a meeting could be just talking about the different softward available for editing and how to use it.
some fun meetings would be to go out and shoot - i'm not sure why summer meetings aren't held, some of the nicest weather is Alaska summers!
trips: "hide and seek" - macro shots of litte hidden things at potter's marsh?
another idea at potters marsh is just bird shooting
a hike along powerline pass might be fun
some technical ideas:
camera swap or lens swap - bringing your cameras and lenses and partnering up with someone teaching each other things you know about your camera and lens - opening up idea for lots of people, beginners and experienced folks
filters - what filters are out there and what to use them for, practice using them comparing shots with and without
types of lenses - fisheye, wide angle, macro - comparing shots
i don't know just some ideas to throw out there and maybe MArco could you let us know what the goal is - what months need filling, what the date would be and if there is a set location available or if it'd just be a free for all?
Maybe first plan should be to regroup - meet at someone's house or something for a potluck/BBQ this summer and just kind of plan and organize, sign up for meetings to host and get things in order for all of next year.