Branch 8

Make Friends for Life

Digital Photography

Bill Phelon

Chairman: 254-8338

     There were 13 of us intrepid photographers at Robins Lamont’s home for our March meeting.  There were not only Great Snacks, but Robin demonstrated his growing computer literacy with his new, large screen TV.  Way to Go!

     The memberships’ photos covered a quite a wide range of “emotions.” Sal showed us a “bewildered” birthday look; Jock caught a pose to appose: Dick had an old biker with a bit of pain; Ken had a lineup of cops with a variety of “attitudes;” Dave D demonstrated many moods including silence and snow; Hans, however, caught a beautiful proposal; and, Nick showed us a “little one” overwhelmed at his first birthday; But, Dave M managed to top the show with his Carnival Lady Dancer!  You had to be there to enjoy it!

     We meet again April 19, at Jock MacKaig’s home.  The subject is “Phone Photography.”  A week or so before the meeting, Jock will be sending out directions to his home and requesting responses for attendance.  Please respond promptly. 

            Bill Phelon, Chair         Dave Davis, Vice Chair
            254-8338                     838-1753

updated 3/28/19  by DLS


The Digital Photography Group meetings begin at 10:00 AM on the third Friday of the month. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided, for which we ask a $2 donation.   All levels of photographer are welcome, from point and shooters to sophisticated mirrorless & DSLR users.  We even entertain phone photos!

To provide some structure to our meetings, we assign “themes” for our photos.  Each Theme runs for at least two meetings, giving us more opportunity to get the shots we want.   Thus, each meeting will have a new Theme as well as photos from the Theme for the previous month or months.   Monthly photos may be divide in any manner between the two Themes  – i.e., you don’t have to split your photos 50-50.  Another benefit of including shots using a previous month’s Theme is that you can take photos using ideas or techniques learned from others the previous month. 

Your photo limit for showing is 12 shots on a flash drive.  Although we have “theme assignments,” we also strive for flexibility – you may bring photos you think the members would enjoy or learn from, whether or not they support the current Themes.  Or, if things are not working out, you may skip showing your photos in any month. 

During the photo showings, we do encourage you to discuss both your photos and those of others – what you liked, what you didn’t like.  The goal is to help each of us improve our photography. 


January   Holiday Photos
February   Your Best of Last Year/Jan-Nov (Potpourri)
March   Emotions, e.g. happiness, fear, anger
April   Phone photography
May   Black & White 
June   Clouds
July   Photography as Art
August   Bokeh
September   Speaker – subject TBD
October   “Scavenger hunt” Outing
Novermber   “Scavenger hunt” Photos
December   Digital Photo Activity Lunch