St. James’ Camera Club

April 2017 Meeting Minutes


President, Renée Zernitsky

Vice President, Jay Beaumont

Treasurer, John Strobl                                                                                                                                                  


Our Committee Chairs:

Linda Fairweather – Membership/ Welcome Committee

Guest Speakers/Workshops - Pete Styczek

Field Trips – Mary Shields

Exhibits – Robin Kelly

Web Master/Technology - Aaron Babcock, Clif Patrick & Paul Bjornsen


We welcomed a new member to the club, Joanne Kennedy 

Registration and payment for the Hudson Valley Photography Network Spring Conference with Eddie Tapp is due now - Go on line and register if you haven’t already.   When you do, make sure that you mention that you are a member of the SJCC – there will be no walk-ins or lunch this year

        Reports from our committee leaders

Mary - Field trips – a signup sheet was passed around – for events in April, May and June

The Macro fieldtrip to the Orange County Arboretum with Herb Chong is on April 29th at 9 am

Mary has a list of places to go this spring for Harriman Mountain Laurel and Olana-Huson, NY, Bannerman’s, West Point Foundry,

Innisfree Gardens, Millbrook, etc.  Please send us your ideas


Ron - reported on the results of the “People’s Choice Award” from the Library exhibit. Dana had the most

Votes and her image will hang in the library for the month of April. All other result ballots were handed out to participants. Congratulations Dana.   

The raffle for a free ticket to the conference was held and we were able to give away 4 tickets – the remaining money was given to John to put towards the purchase of the projection screen.


Robin – Exhibit committee - Went over the details of the exhibit at Glen Arden for June 1 to July 31th. If you had an image in the library exhibit you are welcome to use the same photo, but if you are exhibiting for the first time you need to have your photo juried at our May meeting for acceptance in the show.   Sign up is required. The display area can only handle 17 images. So we ask that there be one submission per member. Titles and prices must be submitted to Robin asap. Theme will be the same as the Library exhibit, “photographer’s choice”


Pete – Guest Speakers – Mentioned that we will have a wildlife photographer in June, Matt Zeitler, Matt will talk about what it takes to get a good wildlife photo and the equipment he uses. Q& A welcome. Joe mentioned that there is a Falconer that he thought we may want to meet to photograph his birds. We are looking for a group rate and will finalize that at our next meeting. Signup required space is limited.

Three club members Sheila, Jay and Jack will run a slide show of their vacation photos that they would like to share with us next month.


Clif - ran the slideshow of images brought in by members of the monthly themes. We want to see your images please send them to Clif at any time his email address is:


Greg Miller – Did a presentation and open discussion on “What is the Correct Exposure”. From exposure control to choosing the right f-stop, ISO and proper metering for landscape photography.

Renée Zernitsky SJCC President