Flickr Member Gallery

We now have a Flickr gallery for our members! Now you can upload and share your photos with other members. Just go to http://www.flickr.com/groups/mountaineersphotography/ (or click on the Flickr icon in the Follow Us tab on the left).

Amazing Macro Photography

6737065985_5f5fef0b3c_zI found an article that might interest macro photography enthusiasts, using an inexpensive setup. The photography writes about his process on his blog and shows some really amazing photos of individual snowflakes. http://chaoticmind75.blogspot.ru/2013/08/my-technique-for-snowflakes-shooting.html.

Photography Committee Elections in August

In August, the Photography Committee will be holding elections for Officers to serve over the next two years (beginning October 1st) for the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  •  Secretary
  •  Treasurer

The Nominations and Elections Subcommittee is now accepting nominations for the four Officer positions.  Nominees for these positions must meet the qualifications outlined below:

  • Current membership in the Mountaineers and the Photo Committee.
  •  Prior active participation in the Photography Committee affairs for at least one year (two years for Chair) in responsible positions with the Basic Photography Course, field trips, various subcommittee activities and other events run by the Photography Committee.
  • Nominees for Chair must have served at least one year in another elected officer position, or one year as an appointed board subcommittee chair.
  • Regular participation in monthly membership/potluck meetings.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  •  An acknowledged willingness to serve and carry out the responsibilities of the Officer for the term of office.
  • No person shall be nominated for more than one office concurrently.

To make a nomination, contact Lisa Gadeken with the person’s name and the position you are nominating them for.  Please note:  if you are nominating someone other than yourself, the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee will have to confirm that the nominee is willing to run.

The deadline for all nominations is July 15th.

Candidates will be announced at the July potluck & voting will take place online in August.  The results of the election will be announced at the August potluck.  We will also be taking nominations for a Member At Large, so watch for details on that position/election in a separate email.

Volunteers needed for Youth Outreach

This summer, we have several Youth Outreach events that we will need volunteers for. In these events, you will teach the kids about photography and help them with using cameras. We would love any volunteers we could get for these activities—they’re a valuable experience for the kids and a lot of fun, too!

Thursday, August 25th from 8:40 to 10: kids at Junior Mountaineers day camp learn about photography.

Thursday, August 25th from 9:30-2: Bellevue YMCA visits The Mountaineers to learn about photography and nature stewardship.

Thank you for helping us introduce kids to photography!”

Isabel Suhr
Summer Camp Coordinator Intern
The Mountaineers
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA  98115

Things to do this summer

This is information received from Michael Glaze and lists different events and things to photograph during the month of July 2011.

  • Seafair runs all month. A host of things to do… and photograph. Milk Carton Derby and the Indian POW WOW and the Bon Odori on the weekend of the 16th and 17th. That will keep you busy in the city. There are Parades and food festivals galore… Things for kids and such.
  • The Muzzleloading Rendezvous is the weekend of July 9th and 10th at the Tacoma Sportsman Club in Puyallup, makes sense to me!! Where  else would Tacoma build a Sportsman Club but in Puyallup???
  • The Rendezvous that has real easy access is in Tenino. It is held on the weekend of July 22nd -24th. It is the town’s yearly Lewis and Clark  thing and there is a Parade and Fire Engines and marching drill teams and old cars and such. The Rendezvous is just 2 blocks off of Main Street next to the Highschool. One of the cute things is the Candy Canon Shoot for little kids. Mom and Dad hold all the little kids hands and the “Cannoneer” shoots a small canon loaded with hard rock candy. As soon as it comes down, the parents let the little kids go and it is
    a race to get to the candy all over the ground. It is a hoot. This usually happens between 12 and 1 pm. There was one these at the Rendezvous at Rim Rock Eatonville on the 2nd.
  • Hydro races in first week of August.
  • Also on the first weekend of Aug are the following, A Civil War re-enactment Battle in Ferndale, both Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th or if you want something Medieval or Renaissance-ish, The Mid-Summer Renaissance Faire  runs the first three Weekends of Aug. in Buckley.
  • Come September, the photo season of events is winding down. There is the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend the weekend after Labor Day weekend and the Fall Harvest Rendezvous in Littlerock, on the 15th thro the 18th. That is it for the close to Seattle events of less than 2 hours drive. The Rendezvous stop because the shooters are out hunting for Bambi or Yogi and put food on the table. By the way, Muzzleloading hunters and Archery Hunters, because of the shorter range of their weapons must actually hunt, and are more successful than there high-powered rifle brethren.
  • There are other events that are in Oregon or Eastern WA. All over 2 hours drive away I did not mention. Between what Anita has posted and I have put out there, there are a ton of interesting photo ops here in the Salish Sea Area. All of the events I mentioned should give you plenty of opportunity to photograph people in some sort of costume, doing something different.