Meeting Notes October 2014

A sincere welcome to our seven new members!

Carol Benjamin, Cheryl Childs, Barb Koenck, David Levasseur,

Bill Morris, Janet Renner, and Necia Siegert.

MONTHLY THEME SLIDESHOW

Our slideshow producer, Jeff Bilyeau, presented our monthly theme photos of: “J U S T M O N O C H R O M Efor our 123rd meeting. The slideshow included 175 images submitted by 30 members. Thank you to every member who participated. We gave Jeff a real workout this month! Jeff entertained us with the animated Pink Panther painting project, along with the usual appropriate music to compliment the monthly theme. The photos shown at the meetings will also appear on the web site’s page of slideshows. http://www.dpi-sig.org. Note: These shows require a PC type computer that can run Pro-Show Gold software.? Check Jeff Bilyeau’s workshop below on how to make slideshows (check under Special Interest Groups).

 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

 

Carol Benjamin, one of our new members, had her butterfly picture published in the Collier Citizen, Our Town section, on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Art David was the featured artist in The Online Art Contest, Facebook page, with his “Guitars” and “Saucy Sausalito” pictures being featured.

 

Evelyn Perez, Nancy Springer and Christine Cook made the final round, top 2%, of the Exhibition Without Walls competition with entries from 27 countries; and, an entry by Joe Parisi made the semi-final round.

Peggy Farren had an article, with great pictures, about her trip to Cuba, and it was published in the October 2, 2014, issue of Florida Weekly. Peggy also has a weekly blog in the Naples Daily News digital edition at?http://peggyfarren.blogs.naplesnews.com/. Check it out!

Damaris Gonzalez has been selected to be the Resident Artist for 2015 for the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. The Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park plan to put one of her images on a t-shirt for the upcoming Wildlands & Wildlife Art Festival to be held in January, 2015.

Nic Provenzo is givinga lecture entitled “Mayan Moments” at The Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on October 16, 2014. For tickets or information, visit their website at marcoislandart.com. An article on this lecture, with two of Nic’s pictures, was featured in the October 2- 8, 2014, issue of the Marco Island Sun Times.

Bob Brown was one of five finalists selected in the Duggal Visual Solutions Night Life contest from hundreds of entries for his image “Miami Shipyards”.

 

DPI-SIG?SOCIAL EVENT

 

Damaris Gonzalez, DPI-SIG Social Director, announced the 3rd Annual Holiday Social 2014, to be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 4:00 pm. – ??? Location will be at 191 2nd St. NE., Naples 34120, which is Juan and Damaris’ home. Last year, we had over 100 members enjoying live music, food, wine and photo opportunities. ?Juancito, a Cuban musician, has agreed to come and play the saxophone, flute and a soprano saxophone, and others musicians as well. ?Kowiachobee Animal Preserve will bring some of their amazing animals – bring your camera! Sign up now at dpi-social@naples.net. Need name(s), dish you’re bringing to share, drinks, etc. A $5.00 cover charge per person is requested to cover the entertainment. Mark your Calendar NOW…Save The Date…Dec. 06, 2014…RSVP!!!!?

 

F. Y. I.

 

…..Have you seen Issue #3 of the DPI-SIG Magazine? It’s online – go to our website and see the many hours Bob Brown has contributed to make this another successful endeavor. Please feel free to send your images to Bob for subsequent issues of the online magazine. He likes to stay ahead by a couple of issues and not be pressured by the deadlines. To contact Bob about writing an article, submitting photos, or questions about the ads, contact: dpi-editor@naples.net.

…..Curtis Tackett has agreed to be the Fundraising Director for DPI-SIG. His first offering to the members is a coffee/tea mug priced at $12.00. Two were given as door prizes at the meeting and were quickly snapped up! Curtis will bring the mugs to each meeting; you need to bring money! At this meeting, Curtis sold 9 mugs and added funds to our Social activities. Below is a “mug shot”…

 

…..Did you notice the Power Point presentation recognizing all the volunteers who make DPI-SIG such a success? Thanks to Art David for his efforts in matching the faces with the names of our volunteers! The slideshow of volunteers will run during the break at every meeting. This slideshow allows members to learn the names and see the faces of the hard-working people who generously give of their time to make DPI-SIG one of the most active camera clubs in Florida. Volunteers also wear a lime-green name badge to help identify them. If you have a question about the club, ask a volunteer!

…..Have you ordered your Polo shirts? Call SEW SHORE UNIFORMS at (239) 774-4655, extension 03 and ask for Becky Main to order your shirt. Price will vary, depending on number of orders, but generally figure on $40 per shirt (Add $2 for 2XL and $3 for 3XL. SEW SHORE UNIFORMS is located on 3845 Beck Blvd, Units 809/810, Naples FL 34114. Beck Blvd. is the extension of Davis after crossing Rt. 951 (Collier Blvd) on the way to Cracker Barrel Restaurant. DPI-SIG will NOT be taking orders for shirts. It’s up to members to order on their own or get together with several members to order at once. It would be beneficial to go to the store and try on a sample shirt to make sure of the correct size. Notice the women’s & men’s styles.

Women Men

 

DPI–SIG ART SHOW NEWS

 

Nancy Springer reported on the DPI-SIG Art Show at the Collier County Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue in downtown Naples, which was hanging for the month of September. We had 38 members submit 82 photographs, and the images were as diverse as the books in the library! Nancy was told by one of the staff at the library that it was the “Best Show EVER!”

The Art Show reception, was held on September 3, and was provided by Classical Radio 88.7 FM. Tune into this new classical radio station in the Naples area as a way to thank them for their sponsorship of the reception.

Jennifer Semro volunteered to be the new Art Show Director and will have the cooperation of the entire Art Show Committee. Watch for the upcoming Art Shows in 2015 to be announced at a later date.

 

FCCC 2015 CONFERENCE UPDATE

 

Don Fischer gave an update of the 2015 FCCC Conference which will be held March 6-8, 2015 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers. His presentation was hindered by computer problems. However, an updated presentation, with narration by Richard Tindell, will be added to the FCCC website. The presentation will include information about the 14 confirmed speakers, their activities during the conference, and the titles of their presentations. Don is still anticipating that Sony will sponsor the 15th speaker. The presentation also covers information about the workshops, outings, sponsors, FCCC photo competition, door prizes, and the participating hotels. You can visit www.f3c.org to view it, in the next week or so.

 

2014 DPI-SIG 3rd COMPETITION RESULTS

 

Award ribbons for the 2014 DPI-SIG 3rd Competition were distributed by Joe Parisi. The judges for this competition were: Eric Kellar and Quinton Roux, writers and photographers for the Marco Island Sun Times newspaper. Congratulations to the winners!

 

Advanced, Traditional Color – Blue Ribbon

 

Mike Matthews (2) – Around The First Turn, Bad Day To Be A Mouse

Jennifer Semro – Bright Eyed And Bushy Tailed

Jennifer Brinkman – Dog Day At The Gardens

Shelley Magden – Enter At Your Own Risk

Stephen Wright – Guest Horn

Nic Provenzo – (2) Man With Umbrella; Walking In The Rain

Joe Parisi – Ready For The Ride

Les Ford – Summer Sky

 

Advanced, Traditional Color – Yellow Ribbon, Honorable Mention

 

Nancy Garrison (2) – AHH Albuquerque; Sing On Hazel

Harry Hanbury (2) – Beads Please; Vanuatu Girl

Bob Brown – Ocho Stogie Man

Christine Cook – Fire Loops

Ed Cohen (2) – Fireworks On The 4th; Gypsy Concert On Geneva Square

Sandee Harraden – Fishing Tournament Won By Heron

Nic Provenzo – My Babies

Marcel Seamples – Thunderbirds Air Show

Evelyn Perez – To The Finish Line

Ron Perkins – Train Wreck

Art David – We’re Off

Susan Barton – Morning Flight

Betty Saunders (2) – Hot Air; Traditional Dancers

 

Beginner, Traditional Color – Blue Ribbon

 

Val Brill – Blow Up

Pat Cooper – Graduation Day

 

Beginner, Traditional Color – Yellow Ribbon, Honorable Mention

 

Orlando Vargas – Easy Buddy

Kristen Little – Engaging Engagement

 

Traditional Monochrome – Blue Ribbon

 

Christine Cook – Gotta Win

Sonny Saunders – Hidden Passage

 

Traditional Monochrome – Yellow Ribbon, Honorable Mention

 

Joe Parisi – Cuban Recital

Bob Brown – Dotty

Les Ford – Hobie Sky

Christina Skibicki – Zombiecon

 

Creative Color – Blue Ribbon

 

Paul Osborn – Abandoned

Nancy Springer – Embraced By The Sun

Creative Color Yellow Ribbon, Honorable Mention

Lorri Freedman – A Grand Slam

Christine Cook – The Shipwreck

Nic Provenzo – Where’s The Surf

 

2014 COMPETITION SCHEDULES

 

DPI-SIG

The DPI-SIG Year-End Competition will be comprised of the award winners from the three competitions for 2014. Image of the Year and other year-end ribbon winners will be announced at the December 11, 2014 meeting.

 

FCCC

 

The FCCC 3rd Tri-Annual Digital Competition will be accepting submissions online from October 1 – October 30, 2014. Check the detailed guidelines on the web site: f3c.org

 

OUTING NEWS

 

THE COLLIER COUNTY HEART WALK, Saturday,?November 1, 2014, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. ?Since 2007, DPI-SIG, as a service to the American Heart Association, has provided volunteer photographers to record the?Heart Walk at Cambier Park in downtown Naples. ?We will take small and large group photos, candid photos of the?beginning of the walk (the start line), costumed pet dogs, food vendors, early set-up, walkers, finish line walkers, etc. ? ?DPI-SIG provides the local chapter of the AHA with about 1000 photos which can be used in their fund raising and informational brochures throughout the year. ? Within a week after the event, your better photos should be sent to Ron Perkins, who organizes them and submits them to the local AHA President. You’ll have good feelings for providing a needed service; free food; the?excitement of capturing that perfect image; a chance to hone your skills of street photography with people who want to be photographed; and a chance to make a meaningful contribution in conquering heart disease. PLEASE HELP DPI-SIG CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE & THESE AHA IMAGES! ? ?

HITEK IMAGING, INC. TOUR, Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00 to 7:00 (with wine & cheese). This outing is limited to 25 DPI-SIG Members whose dues are current.? HiTek Imaging is Naples’?only full service digital printing laboratory. HiTek can print on tile, acrylic, flat aluminum, bent aluminum, all using archival inks.

If accepted to this outing and you send a cropped 5 x 7″ image file to Ron by midnight, Monday, November 3rd, 2014, you will be able to see your image being transferred to a flat piece of aluminum (Al), by either Peter, the Owner, or DPI-SIG member Curtis Tackett. ? The image is yours to keep (or sell). ?Both Peter and Curtis will lead the tour of the facility.

In this November tour, priority will be given to DPI-SIG members who did NOT attend the summer HiTek Imaging Outing. ? ?Ron will be keeping two lists, and there are only a couple of spots left open.

Contact Ron Perkins, Outing Director, at dpi-outing@naples.netto register for these outings.

 

VENDOR DISCOUNT PROGRAM

 

Thanks to Don Fischer, Vendor Relations Coordinator, our discount program is VERY active! We currently have 18 vendors offering discounts to our members. For details about the program, the vendors, the available products, and how to obtain the discounts, check out our DPI-SIG Member Discount Program page on the DPI-SIG website: www.dpi-sig.org, click on Member Activities in the bar across the top of the page, and then select Membership Discount Program. Don is continually working to add more vendors to the program, so regularly check the website for updates. If there’s a vendor you would like him to contact, let Don know: dpi-venco@naples.net. We need tosupport these vendors, who are kind enough to offer us a discount!

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS – MEMBERS ONLY!

 

COMING SOON: FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC LIGHTING. Watch for an email from R. L. Caron & Tom Cunningham!!!

DPI-SIG PHOTOGRAPHY ROUNDTABLE will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014,from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location is upstairs at 5029 Tamiami Trail East in the Village Falls complex. The Roundtable is an informal and friendly gathering of club members (beginner and advanced) to talk about anything dealing with digital photography and imaging. You might have a question or two about buying a new digital camera, or you may have a new camera that you’d like to “show and tell” the group. Maybe you are having a photo-editing problem, or a computer question you’d like to get some input. Bring your questions, answers, solutions, discoveries, prints, equipment, and ideas to share with the group. The floor is OPEN to have fun and talk about anything related to digital photography in this no-pressure, congenial atmosphere. You must make a reservation because space is limited.

PRO SHOW USERS GROUP (PSUG) will meet on Monday, October 20, 2014. This is a fairly new workshop that will help you make a slideshow of your images. Jeff Bilyeau is the coordinator for this group and is well known for creating amazing slideshows for our meetings every month. Learn from the master! Location is at the Understand Photography studio (Peggy Farren’s) 2383 Linwood Ave., #302, Naples (off Commercial Dr.). You must make a reservation because space is limited. dpi-proshow@naples.net

PHOTOSHOP USERS GROUP (PUG) will meet on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Naples Florida, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples 34116, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This group, led by Richard Tindell, is open to any member who has or doesn’t have Photoshop and will cover all versions of Photoshop.

The group meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Naples Florida, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples 34116, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join us to better understand and use this powerful post processing tool At the last meeting in June, time was devoted to feedback comments by the attendees resulting in a new structure for future meetings. We will divide the meeting into three parts: 1 – Using Scott Kelby’s book “Photoshop for Digital Photographers” as a reference and guide, we will progress chapter by chapter, learning and reviewing what we have learned. 2 – One or two Panel Member(s) will cover selected subjects. The intent is to have attendees input their requests ahead of the meetings. Why not decide right now to attend the next meeting, and send that e-mail with your suggested topic to: dpi-pug@naples.net 3 – Question/Answer. Ask any topic related to Photoshop work. If we don’t know the answer, we will research it for the next meeting. Whenever possible, the meeting announcement will include the topics planned under items 1 & 2, and backlog items will be prioritized at the meetings. There is plenty of room to attend, no prior notice required, but an e-mail with suggested topics is appreciated. Feel free to bring your laptop to the meeting. No reservation necessary; plenty of seating is available. For directions, see the map at: www.uunaples.org.

 

ELEMENTS USERS GROUPwill also meet on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Naples Florida, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples 34116, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This Elements group is led by Christina Skibicki and will cover all versions of Elements, and continue to focus separately on starter/beginner level topics. Please bring your own laptops. No reservation necessary, plenty of seating is available. For directions, see the map at: www.uunaples.org.

LIGHTROOM USERS GROUP (LUG)will meet on Thursday, October 23, 2014,, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Understand Photography (Peggy Farren’s studio) 2383 Linwood Ave., #302, Naples (off Commercial Dr.). You will be receiving an email of the meeting. Due to limited space, seating is on a first-come basis. Please do not respond until after you receive your email invitation.

WOMEN’S WORKSHOP:The next workshop will be Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The meetings are held at the CrossRoads Community Church,?1055 Pine Ridge Road, (just west of Goodlette Road) Naples. And, of course, men are warmly invited!

 

TOPIC: “Candlelight Photography” by Laura Barsamian and Evelyn Pérez.

 

HOMEWORK: Send up to 4 images on Street Photography based on Christine Cook’s presentation at the 10/2/14 meeting.

 

CRITIQUE: We encourage everyone to send images, regardless of level of expertise. Remember that some of the images that need relatively minor changes are from people who have been sending images for critique since the Women’s Workshop began to offer it. Those who have had images critiqued recommend the process as a great learning experience. Please be sure to specify “critique” in the subject line of your image.

 

The deadline for sending images is: Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Reduce image size to 1024 on the longest side. All images should be emailed to: Christine Cook dpi-wwshop@naples.net. No reservation necessary.

 

DPI–SIG LIBRARY

 

DPI-SIG LIBRARY:We now have over 100 items in our DPI-SIG Members’ Photography Training Library. If you have any photography training CD’s or DVD’s that you are no longer using and would like to donate to the DPI-SIG Members Library, please send an email to dpi-library@naples.netand we will arrange to pick them up. You may also bring your donation(s) to the monthly meeting. Go to the website and check the list of available instructional media available to members. Your selection will be delivered to you at the next monthly meeting.

 

DPI–SIG FACEBOOK PAGE

 

DPI-SIG FACEBOOK PAGE: We have a Facebook page for members. It’s a “secret page”, which means you will have to find a friend to invite you to the page. If you don’t know a member who is on our page, contact Randi Rush Morse, gtowndazi@aol.com, and she will be your friend! Randi is our Facebook Coordinator, and Evelyn Perez will be helping her post announcements and keep our DPI-SIG Facebook up to date. This is a great place to share ideas, photos, tips, and events with other members. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dpisig/?fref=ts

 

GLOSSARY TERMS

 

This month’s Glossary terms:Digital Camera Buffer,” Helps speed up the photography process by reducing the time required between shots and allows for longer burst in the continuous shooting mode. The buffer provides a temporarily holds place for data until the camera can writes the image to the memory card and the size of the buffer determines the number of images that can be taken simultaneously. All D-SLR cameras contain a buffer or several buffers. The location of the buffer in the camera’s work flow is extremely crucial in determining how fast images can be processed. If the buffer is located after the image processor, you can reduce image size and quality to take pictures faster. If it’s before the image processor, there is nothing you can do to increase the frames per second speed. Some cameras offer “smart buffering,” which combines the before and after process of buffering in one buffer. This allows data to flow freely within the camera and avoids bottle necking from the buffer to the memory card, and is the most efficient for shooting in bursts.

Last month’s Glossary term:IPTC:? International Press Telecommunications Council,” Established in 1965 with the aims of simplifying the distribution of information was originally designed to allow press photographers to provide information concerning images they sent back to the home office. IPTC fields can be used to store supplemental information about an image. IPTC information differs from EXIF information in that EXIF information is generated by the digital camera and contains information about various camera settings. IPTC fields can be used to “annotate” images with a great deal of information. IPTC is committed to open standards and makes all standards freely available to its members and the wider community.

 

Please check the glossary on our web site for more digital photography terms!

 

NEXT MONTH‘S THEME

 

Next month’s theme is:” S T R E E T S C A P E S” .Members are eligible to submit 6 pictures or a 2 minute video to: dpi-theme@naples.net. Please follow the procedure for renaming and resizing photos. Refer to: dpi-sig.org and click on “Topic of the Month”. Please follow these guidelines:Use your name only and the order number you want the images shown. Title is NOT needed! E.g., John Doe_01, John Doe_02, etc. Please do NOT send zipped files. If you like to plan ahead, theme topics for the entire year are listed on our web site.

 

COMPETITIONS, EXHIBITIONS & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

 

Photo Opportunity: October 18, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to midnight… ZombiCON 8, a voodoo nightmare theme highlights the return of the popular Zombie Fest with 30 live bands, Zombie makeup booths, a haunted walk, a ZombiQueen drag show, a swamp-themed party area and dark art, along with the annual Zombi Walk at 6:00 p.m. through downtown Ft. Myers. Many spooky experiences are available for some outstanding photos! Zombicon.com

Photo Opportunity: Boo at the Zoo. October 18, 2014, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Trick or treating for kids through age 12 with shows, including Creepy Critters in Safari Canyon 3 p.m.; Meet the Keeper; Honey Badgers Don’t Care About No Ghosts at 3:30 p.m.; Tigers Tear into Treats at 4:00 p.m., along with the Primates and then the Lions at 5:00 p.m. Venomous Snakes put on a show at 6:30 p.m. in Safari Canyon along with a kids’ costume contest. If in costume, adult admission is $10.10; children $6.60. Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. 239-262-5409. Napleszoo.com.

Photo Opportunity: Pawsitively: Howl’oween pet parade with the Fort Myers Beach Marching Kazzo Band at 11:00 a.m., prizes for best costumed pets, best costumed pet & owner, best decorated cart & pet & People’s Choice, arts & crafts, DJ Larry, food & exotic drinks, etc. October 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santini Marina Plaza, 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach 239-443-8810.

Photo Opportunity:“Ding” Darling Days: Birding & Eco-Festival on October 19 – 25, 2014, with free giveaways, presentation, scavenger hunt, tram tours, archery clinics, butterfly house, touch tank, hands-on nature crafts, etc. J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Dr., Sanibel 239-472-1100, dingdarlingdays.com for schedule. Admission is free.

Photo Opportunity:The Haunted Gross House & Walk – The Horror Continues on October 24-25; October 30-31; and November 1, 2014. Haunted hay rides, food vendors, and costume contest on October 31 at 9:00 p.m. Admission $10.00 per person, benefit for “Life’s Not Fair” fundraiser. Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Avenue NE, Naples 34120. 239-455-1444.

Photo Opportunity: Monster Mash at The Village on Venetian Bay, October 25, 2014, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Village swarms with mummies, witches, ninjas and other Halloween characters, with trick or treating at the stores, face painting, pumpkin crafts and live Halloween entertainment. Village on Venetian Bay, near Park Shore Drive and Gulf Shore Boulevard.

Photo Opportunity: Haunted Walk at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, October 25 & 26, 2014, from 11: 00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friendlier forest with ghosts and goblins at this kid-friendly annual event, with games, crafts and candy for costumed guests. 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers. 239-275-3435, calusanature.org.

Photo Opportunity:Field of Screams Village & Haunted Hayride – Hayride through the haunted reaches of JetBlue Park with show, rides, and food. Sundown to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through Oct. 26, 2014, and Wednesday through Friday, October 29 – 31, 2014. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Dr, Ft. Myers. $15 per person in advance, if you buy at fearatfenwaysouth.com before 6 p.m. Friday for weekend use, or $25 at the gate.

Photo Opportunity:Halloween Spooktacular on Fifth Avenue South: October, 31, 2014, 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. Live music, games, trick or treat, pet costume contest, Night at the Museum haunted house in the von Liebig Art Center, kid’s costume contest, adult costume contest. Free. Register online or day of event. Children’s contest begins 6:00 p.m. at Regina’s Ice Cream, 824 Fifth Ave., S.; Adult costume contests are judged between 5:45 & 8:00 p.m. with finalists announced at 8:45 p.m. at Sugden Plaza, 701 Fifth Ave. S. First ever Zombie Dash at 7:00 p.m. meets in the 800 block of Fifth Avenue South next to Chops and dash to Eighth Street South with a pack of zombies. Pet costume contest 7:00 p.m. with a pet runway in front of Pucci and Catana, 647 Fifth Ave. S. fifthavenuesouth.com 239-692-8436.

Photo Opportunity:Ghosts in the Garden at Everglades Wonder Gardens on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for families and 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. for adults. Trick or treat, paint pumpkins, play games and photograph birds with a regular park admission during the day for families. Adults enjoy a spooky night in costume with beer, wine, food, dancing and a DJ with door prizes, raffles, and silent auction for $40. Location: 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-992-2591. Evergladeswondergardens.com.

Photo Opportunity: North Naples Pumpkin Patch – open Monday through Friday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9: a.m. to 7:00 p.m. North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road. The patch will be open daily through Halloween. Northnaplesumc.com.

Photo Opportunity:Ave Maria goes Country on Saturday, October 22, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the Ave Maria Rocktober Roundup. Live performance by top Florida country group the Shane Wooten Band, plus a Country Star look-alike contest with prizes for the best male and female country music star impersonations. There also will be mechanical bull rides, old-time photos, farm animals, games and a swamp buggy/tractor display. Down-home country BBQ available all day. Admission is free. 239-304-1236, ext. 3903.

Photo Opportunity:Naples Botanical Garden will celebrate its reopening on October 23, 2014 with a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Photographers have been waiting for this reopening, and are anxious to see the new additions to the Garden. Location: 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples 34112; 239-643-7275. naplesgarden.org.

Photo Opportunity: Swamp Buggy Races– Budweiser Fall Classic returns for The 65th Running of The World Famous Swamp Buggy Races on November 1 & 2, 2014. The Budweiser Cup Championship is once again up for grabs and defending champion Dan Greenling driver of “Roll On” has his eyes set on repeating his performance last season. Saturday is practice and qualifying day for the competitors and is a tease for what is expected on Sunday, November 2, 2014, when the competitors take to the Mile-O-Mud in a dash for the cash. The Swamp Buggy Queen gets her dunking in the Sippy Hole on Sunday after the race. Great action photography! Location: Florida Sports Park, 8250 Collier Blvd., Naples 34114, 239-774-2701. thefloridasportspark.com/events/swamp-buggy-races/

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

 

Check Peggy Farren’s classes, guided tours and events. Her classes range from the beginner to the advanced photographer’s needs. Classes sell out quickly – sign up early! There are discounts on class prices for early registration. Check her web site for directions, times and class descriptions: http://www.understandphotography.com/

October 2014 14? Lightroom Advanced Techniques? $79/99 15? Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography Hands On

15? DSLR Exposure Basics ?$55/70

22? Composition $79/99 25? Photoshop Elements Cram Course $79/99 26? Flash Basics Sunset Portraits $79/99

 

November 2014

 

5 DSLR Intermediate $79/99

 

Day Trips – each $199/299 per person

 

Nov. 20, 2014 Miami – Vizcaya and Wyndham District – Only 3 spots left!

Dec. 29, 2014 Everglades & Everglades City

Jan. 27, 2015 Myakka & Sarasota National Cemetery & Ringling Museum

Feb. 18, 2015 Everglades

Mar. 11, 2015 Burrowing Owls & River District

 

Trips

 

Jan. 15-18, 2015 Everglades Workshop $749/899

Feb. 4 – 6, 2015 Ladies Mt. Dora trip $845/945 – Only 2 spots left!

Mar. 19-22, 2015 Everglades Workshop $749/899

Apr.30-May 3,2015 St. Augustine Workshop $749/899

May 10-15, 2015 Trip to Cuba $2895 per person

To make your reservations, contact Peggy Farren at (239) 263-7001, or naplesportraits@gmail.com.

 

P H O T O R E P A I R: Peggy Farren’s studio is now an Official Repair Depot representing Southern Photo Technical Service. Drop off cameras at DPI-SIG monthly meetings or Understand Photography, 2383 Linwood Ave., #302, off Commercial Drive, on Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon. Cameras will be shipped for repair at an average cost of $25 roundtrip.

 

Sharon Antonelli is offering her Tours of India for 2015.

 

January 28 – February 12, 2015 Highlights of India Tour

February 14 – 25, 2015 Ganges, Nepal & More tour

February 26 – March 9, 2015 Elephant Fair & Holi Tour

To experience and explore India, with tours designed for the photographer, please contact Sharon at saphoto4u@gmail.com, (301) 717-8131. www.AllToursIndia.com.

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Sonny Saundersis offering his all new digital photography class through the Collier County Public Schools Adult & Community Education.

BASIC THROUGH INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY, CANON DIGITAL CAMERA: This all new Power Point class is designed to teach you how to get the most out of your digital camera. All the features and controls found on the simplest point-and-shoot model to the most advanced D-SLR will be covered. You will learn what each camera control and function is for, and when and how to use them to get the best pictures possible. Learn to capture what you see and feel. No camera or photography experience is necessary, just the desire to learn. Non-Canon camera users are also welcome.

Schedule: Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM; 6 sessions; starting 10/28/2014, ending 12/9/2014.? Location: Barron Collier High School, Room 465.??All?6 sessions for only $79.00.??????? Easy to Register! Online: www.CollierAdultEd.com, Phone: (239) 377-1234 or By Mail: Adult &?Community Education, 5600 Cougar Dr., Naples, FL 34109.?

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE NEXT DPI-SIG MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014, AT 7 P.M.

 

at Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison) in Building J.

 

 

DUES: Our membership dues are $30.00 per year. We also have a student rate for membership at $20.00, for age 18 and under. You will be notified by email when your dues have expired and need to be paid. Dues must be current to be included in the privileges of DPI-SIG membership, such as: Outings, Special Interest Groups (Photoshop Users Group, Lightroom Users Group, Pro Show Users Group, Studio Workshop Group, Roundtable, Women’s Workshop), Art Shows & Exhibits, Vendor Discounts, Theme Picture submissions, DPI-SIG Competitions, FCCC Competitions, special workshops, etc.

We request that you also continue to make a donation at each meeting, in the receptacle provided at the entry table, to help offset the rental cost. Many thanks to all who contribute each month.

Do you know of any family, friends, co-workers, or anyone with an interest in photography? Please feel free to bring them to our meeting and encourage them to join us! Most of our new members are referrals. Remember to use our DPI-SIG business cards and DPI-SIG brochures to invite potential members to our meetings. AND, don’t forget to welcome new people at our meetings. Those of you who attend regularly know familiar faces, but don’t forget the people who are at our meetings for the first time. We all like to feel welcome! Extend your hand and start talking photography!

Reminder: All Meeting Previews and Meeting Notes are posted on the website: http://www.dpi-sig.org/breaking-news. AND, if you want announcements posted in these Meeting Notes, please give the information in writing, either at the meeting, or by email before or immediately after the meeting, to Betty Saunders, saunders@naples.net.

 

 

 

A RECAP OF IMPORTANT DATES…MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

 

October 16 – DPI-SIG Roundtable @ 6 p.m., limited/by reservation only

October 20 – Pro Show Users Group, @ 6:00 p.m., limited/by reservation only

October 22 – Photoshop Users Group, no reservation needed

October 22 – Elements Users Group, no reservation needed

October 23 – Lightroom Users Group, limited/by reservation only

November 1 – Outing, AHA Heart Walk, please register

November 7 – Outing, HiTek Imaging tour, limited/by reservation only

November 6 – Women’s Workshop, 6:00 p.m., no reservation needed

November 11 – Deadline to submit Monthly Theme Photos “STREETSCAPES

November 13 – DPI-SIG Meeting @ 7 p.m., Florida SouthWestern State College, Building J

 

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DPI-SIG & FCCC VOLUNTEERS

 

Warren Barber: Computer Consultant

Jeff Bilyeau: Monthly Theme Slideshow Producer; Pro Show Users Group Director

Jennifer Brinkman: FCCC Publicity Director

Bob Brown: DPI-SIG Magazine Publisher & Editor

Rosie Cabrera: FCCC Awards Coordinator

Ed Carroll – Video Committee

R. L. Caron: Studio Workshop Instructor

Bill Coakley: Co-Founder; Webmaster; Lightroom Users Group Coordinator; Art Show Committee

Ed Cohen: DPI-SIG Competition Committee

Christine Cook: DPI-SIG’s FCCC Rep.& Print Comm., FCCC Digital Comp. Dir.; Women’s Workshop Dir.

Tom Cunningham: Studio Workshop Group Co-Director

Art David: Liaison, Naples Art Association; Art Show Committee, Magazine Staff

Laura DePamphilis: DPI-SIG Competition Committee Chairperson

Peggy Farren: Allows use of her studio for DPI-SIG workshops

Don Fischer: Vendor Relations Coordinator; Assistant Librarian; FCCC 2015 Conference Chairman

Joe Fitzpatrick: Meeting Photographer

Lorri Freedman: FCCC Website Coordinator

Mark Freedman: FCCC Webmaster

Nancy Garrison: DPI-SIG Competition Co-Director

Damaris Gonzalez: Social Director

Eric Hansen: Video Committee; Past FCCC President & Executive Director

Mark Helfgott: Sound Consultant

Teri-Ann Keene: Meeting Assistant

Pat Kumicich: DPI-SIG/FCCC Print Competition Committee

Harold Kurzman: Public Relations Director

Toni Mazur: Video Committee

Priscilla McGuire: Coordinator, Volunteer Photographers/Non-Profit Organizations; Art Show Comm.

Chuck McKinney: DPI-SIG Logo, Brochure & Business Card Designer

Elaine Michaelis: Liaison, Marco Island Center for the Arts

Randi Morse: Facebook Coordinator

Evelyn Perez: DPI-SIG/FCCC Print Competition Committee; Assistant Facebook Coordinator

Ron Perkins: Outing Director; FCCC President

Jim Robellard: Magazine Staff

Darleen Rowe: Studio Workshop Co-Director

Betty Saunders: Membership Registrar; Art Show Committee; FCCC Secretary, Magazine Staff

Sonny Saunders: Co-Founder; Roundtable Coordinator; DPI-SIG & FCCC Librarian; Art Show Comm.

Carmen Schettino: FCCC Print Competition Director

Marcel Seamples: Art Show Committee; FCCC Treasurer

Jennifer Semro: Art Show Director, Art Show Committee

Christina Skibicki: Photoshop Elements Users Group Director

Nancy Springer: Art Show Committee; FCCC Southwest Florida Area Representative

Curtis Tackett: Fund Raising Director

Richard Tindell: DPI-SIG Competition Co-Director; Photoshop Users Group Director; Critique Director

Gwen Tyler: Meeting Assistant

 

Remember, our camera club functions because of our volunteers. Please let us know what you are willing to do to help keep this a very active, thriving, energetic and fun group of photographers!

 

 

 

A very special thanks to Florida SouthWestern State College for the use of their great facility.

The following email addresses are for use by club members:

dpi-artshow@naples.net For members to contact the Art Show Director

dpi-askexpert@naples.netFor members to ask questions online

dpi-compete@naples.net?? For members to email entries for DPI-SIG competitions

 

dpi-critique@naples.netFor members to email critiques of images online.

 

dpi-editor@naples.netFor members to contact the Editor of the DPI-SIG Magazine

 

dpi-library@naples.net For members to contact the Librarian

dpi-npphoto@naples.net For members to photograph Non-Profit Organization events

dpi-outing@naples.net?????? For members to contact the Outing Director & email pictures from Outings?

 

dpi-proshow@naples.net For members to contact the Pro-Show Director

dpi-pr@naples.net??????????? For members to send Publicity/Promotion items to the Publicity Director

 

dpi-sig@naples.net????????? ?For members (or anyone) to send anything to the Club Founders?

 

dpi-social@naples.netFor members to contact the Social Director

 

dpi-studio@naples.netFor members to contact the Studio Workshop Director

 

dpi-theme@naples.net?????? For members to email images for Monthly Theme slideshows

dpi-venco@naples.netFor members to contact the Vendors Relations Coordinator

dpi-wwshop@naples.net For members to contact the Women’s Workshop Director

http://dpi-sig.org DPI-SIG Web site

 

http://www.f3c.org FCCC Web site

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dpisig/ DPI-SIG Facebook Page

DPI-SIG is a Special Interest Group of the Naples Free-Net, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization providing education and internet services to over 4,000 registered members and the public at-large. The Naples Free-Net is entirely run by volunteers and the only remaining Free-Net in the country.

DPI-SIG meetings are held, unless published otherwise, at 7 p.m. each second Thursday of the month at the Conference Center, Building J, of Edison State College, Lely Campus. Turn west onto Lely Cultural Drive, at the first traffic light south of Rattlesnake Hammock Road on Route 951 (Collier Blvd.).

Florida SouthWestern State College is aSMOKE-FREE CAMPUS!

 

Betty Saunders – Meeting Notes Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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