Updated: July 22, 2021
The Monticello Camera Club
This page will be used to let our members know status of ongoing events and issues related to our club. If you have information you think we should add contact us at our email address.
4/27/21, Updated the Meeting Minutes page.
4/23/21, Updated the Calendar page.
2/28/21, Updated the Meeting Minutes page with Freezing Soap Bubbles video link.
1/15/21, Updated our 2021 Calendar page. If you have any changes you would like to see made, let us know.
11/6/20, updated the Meeting Minutes page to reflect the checkbook authorization will be Jean Davids and Heather Reinhart.
10/11/20, updated the Calendar page.
9/17/20, updated the Member Sites page to remove a non-member from it.
7/17/20, updated the Meeting Minutes page.
7/15/20, updated the Contact Us page with updated version of the Membership Renewal Form.
7/14/20, updated the Calendar page.
4/10/20, updated the Calendar page to reflect April Meeting opportunity.
3/15/20, updated the Calendar page to reflect the cancelled March 18th meeting.
1/21/20, updated the Links page to include information about camera rentals from Adorama.
1/20/20, updated the Links page to include video training offered by Adorama.
1/10/20, updated the Calendar page.
12/5/19, updated the Calendar page.
11/14/19, updated the Calendar page.
9/24/19, updated the Meeting Minutes page to add in Heather's information that she presented at the September meeting.
9/5/19, updated the Calendar page with the revised agenda for the rest of 2019.
8/16/19, updated the Calendar page.
03/28/19, updated the Training page to fix the link to Lake Maria State Park.
03/15/19, updated the Calendar page to reflect assignments/topics for April, May and June.
03/11/19, updated the Swap or Sale page to list camera gear for sale that belonged to former member Arne Myrabo.
01/30,19, updated the Meeting Minutes page. Had the date on it as December.
12/15/18, updated the Calendar page.
10/22/18, updated the Calendar page. Changed the date for the November meeting from the 21st (day before Thanksgiving) to the 28th.
10/19/18, updated the Calendar page - I had the dates wrong for October, November and December meetings. Oops... Also updated the Meeting Minutes page. Included the Minor [Child] Photo Release Form within the meeting minutes.
8/18/18, updated the Meeting Minutes page by adding the 2018 Survey Results.
8/14/18, updated the Home page with the upcoming Creative City Celebration information for 8/25/18.
8/11/18, updated the Calendar page to show updates related to August and September meetings.
6/25/18, updated the Meeting Minutes page.
6/20/18, updated the Member Sites page to add a member's website.
6/6/18, updated the Meeting Minutes page with revised May Meeting Minutes.
5/22/18, updated the Swap or Sale page to update info for F Stop Swap.
5/21/18, updated the Meeting Minutes page as well as all other pages due to template changes and removal of photo show from our club responsibilities.
4/23/18, updated the Meeting Minutes page with the April meeting minutes.
1/12/18, updated the Calendar page.
8/18/17, updated the Calendar page with those items I missed for November/December timeframe.
7/16/17, updated the Links page to correct some broken links there. Also checked spelling and made corrections on all other pages as required.
6/3/17, updated the Training page.
4/9/17, updated the 2017 Monticello Photo Show page to correct the orientation of the Botanical winner.
3/22/17, updated the Training page to provide full information and PDF regarding the upcoming Bryan Hansel class.
03/09/17, updated the Training page to show the upcoming Bryan Hansel training class in May 2017.
03/03/17, updated the Calendar page to show April and May meeting updates.
02/06/17, updated the Calendar page to reflect a change in this month's topic.
01/13/17, updated the Location page to correct broken links.
12/21/16, updated the Calendar page to add items for 2017.
6/14/16, updated the Contests page - Munsinger Gardens photo contest info.
6/6/16, updated the Calendar page - changes in speakers and dates.
2/8/16, updated the Photo Show page to include the drop off locations for February.
1/30/16, updated the Training, Photo Tips and Links pages to include various information recently posted in the NEPC newsletter. The Photo Tips page includes locations for taking photos of the Minneapolis skyline. The Training page includes updated info regarding the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum classes (and more) and the Links page includes information about the TCACCC Spring Break Event comping up in March.
1/8/16, updated the Calendar page to reflect this years topics and assignments.
12/6/15, updated the Links page to add some places to go and photography classes coming up.
11/29/15, updated the Photo Tips page with a new article called "44 essential digital camera tips and tricks". Check it out.
11/25/15, updated the Calendar page.
11/20/15, updated the Meeting Minutes page with the November meeting minutes.
11/4/15, updated the Photo Tips page with a great overall tutorial on taking photos. It includes 21 links to pages on different topics that are important to know.
10/28/15, updated the Meeting Minutes page with the Sports Photography presentation done by Clay Sawatzke of the Monticello Times.
9/5/15, updated the Training page to include some courses by National Camera Exchange and one at the Arboretum.
8/27/15, updated the Photo Tips page of the website (first 3 answers at the top of the page).
8/23/15, updated the Meeting Minutes page with the August meeting minutes as well as Heather Reinhart's handout she passed out at the meeting.
8/14/15, updated the July 2015 meeting minutes. Wrong date listed on them.
8/10/15, updated the Training page with the latest training opportunities and removed outdated ones. Also made changes to the Index, Links, Member Sites, Photo Tips, Photoshop Elements Tips and Photoshop Tips pages and did spell checks, corrections and other cosmetic changes on other pages.
7/19/15, updated the Calendar page with topics for remainder of the year.
7/18/15, updated the Meeting Minutes page to add the July meeting minutes.
7/9/15, updated the Calendar page.
6/23/15, updated the Meeting Minutes page to add our latest meeting minutes.
5/25/15, updated the Links page to reflect new Educational Training option from Nikon.
5/21/15, updated the Meeting Minutes page with our latest meeting minutes.
5/7/15, updated the Calendar page to reflect the updated May meeting agenda.
4/25/15, updated the Links page to share a Fan Photo Excursion of the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.
4/20/15, updated the Links page to share a photo exhibit that Lisa Tetzlaff is having at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
4/19/15, updated the Meeting Minutes page with our latest meeting minutes.
4/4/15, updated the Links page to update our Educational Links section. It now includes the Digital Photography School, KelbyTV, and the Great River Regional Library link to access free training at Lynda.com. Changed the About Us page to reflect current officers. Updated Calendar page. Updated Club Events page to reflect those items we have scheduled for this year so far. Updated the Committee Members page to show Bob Somerville is now Agenda Chairperson. Updated the Contests page to remove old contest info and add in new. If you have new ones to report, please the club secretary. Updated the Lightroom Tips, Photo Tips and Photoshop Tips pages to include KelbyTV.com. Updated the Monticello Photo Show with a cosmetic change only. Updated the Training page to delete outdated training.
3/20/15, updated the Photo Show pages to reflect this year's winners of the 2015 Monticello Photo Show.
3/16/15, updated the Training page with new opportunity coming up on the 21st. Check it out soon.
3/15/15, updated the home page to show winners of the photo contest.
3/6/15, updated the Training page to add in some new classes at National Camera Exchange.
2/22/15, updated Training page with Twin Cities Council of Camera Clubs event for 3/21-3/22/15. Meeting minutes will be updated as soon as I get the information from others who took notes that night in my absence.
1/26/15, updated website with lots of tutorial websites. You can find these on the Photo Tips, Lightroom Tips, Photoshop Tips and Photoshop Elements Tips pages. Also made changes to the Links page to add in information about Sax Zim Bog.
12/11/14, updated the Photo Tips page with 3 links to items from B&H Photo for reviews, and tutorial on Exposure related to ISO and Shutter Speed.
12/5/14, updated the Calendar page, again.
12/4/14, updated the Calendar page.
11/18/14, updated the Training page with some items from the MN Landscape Arboretum.
11/14/14, updated the Calendar page.
10/13/14, updated the Calendar page.
10/12/14, updated the Photo Tips page to include tips on wildlife photography.
10/10/14, updated the Calendar page to reflect the addition of November's topic.
09/23/14, updated the Meeting Minutes page.
07/22/14, updated the Calendar page.
07/21/14, added the July meeting minutes to the Meeting Minutes page.
6/26/14, added the June meeting minutes to the Meeting Minutes page.
6/24/14, added website tutorial site to the Photo Tips page.
6/17/14, updated the Training page.
6/2/14, sorry this is late but I just added in the meeting minutes from the May 21 meeting. Thought I had already done it. Oops. You can find it on the Meeting Minutes page.
5/19/14, added a link to a 1 hour Youtube class by Scott Kelby called Crushing the Composition. Find it on the Photo Tips page.
4/30/14, updated the Training page with Wolf Pups: Wildlife Photography Workshop info.
4/1/14, updated the website with all the 2014 photo show updates. Check out the Monticello Photo Show page(s) for updates.
3/18/14, updated the Training page again. Check it out.
2/24/14, updated the meeting minutes page.
2/14/14, updated the Training page to add in training coming up on March 28, 2014.
2/10/14, updated the Photo Tips page with tips on iPhone photography thanks to the Northern Exposure Photography Club's February newsletter. Also added some upcoming training events to the Training page.
2/7/14, updated the Monticello Photo Show page to include a new section on Photo Show Advice. This section will cover the common questions we receive regarding mounting photos such as where to find supplies.
1/20/14, updated the Meeting Minutes page with the January meeting minutes which includes links to the handouts that Dee Kotaska was kind enough to provide for us related to iPhone Photography and Apps. Thanks Dee!! Also updated the Club Events page to denote that our events chairperson job is currently open and looking for a volunteer to take over this role. Please contact Jean Davids or other club officers if you would like to volunteer for this job. Also updated the Committee Members page. If your name is listed and it shouldn't be, let me know via email on this page. Also, if you wanted to be on a committee and you aren't then email me.
1/1/14, updated the Swap or Sale page with an interesting item you all might be interested in. Check it out.
12/29/13, updated the Photoshow page with forms and information for the 2014 Monticello Photo Show.
12/8/13, updated the Training page to add in a special event coming up in March. Check it out under the special event area of the page.
11/27/13, updated the Calendar and Meeting Minutes pages. The Meeting Minutes page includes details on the talk that Steve Fowler and John Richardson did on Flash and Accessories. It includes photos to demonstrate some of the information. If you missed the meeting, or even if you were there, it will be worth checking out. Updated the Club Events page to add the link to the 'Favorite Places to Shoot Bucket List'.
11/12/13, updated the Links page to add upcoming Sherburne Refuge Open House. Check under the Clubs and Events banner to see the upcoming Cash for Cameras event at National Camera Exchange, also on the Links page.
10/19/13, added Travis Melin to the list of Favorite Photographers. One of our members mentioned this at our October meeting so thought this was worth adding in for everyone to see. Also added links to a Lighting 101 Archive on the strobist.blogspot.com website. You can find this on our Links page down in the Educational Links section. One more change is the addition of four businesses that do camera repair. You can find these links on our Photo Tips page.
10/19/13, changed up the side menu of our website and created a new breakout list called Help Topics. This now contains the listings for Training, Computer Tips, a new page called Lightroom Tips, Photo Tips, Photoshop Tips and Photoshop Elements Tips. I added in the Lightroom Tips page and put a link to a tutorial on Adobe Lightroom's Youtube Channel that I posted on Facebook. Through this link you can access many other tutorials that they have on how to use Lightroom. In addition, I posted a link to an article that addresses a question presented at this months meeting asking what the differences are between Lightroom 4 and 5. This article addresses it fairly well. Find it on our new Lightroom Tips page. Also updated our Links page to show more info that I shared on our facebook page on how to find the best parks and nature sites in your area or any area you specify and alternates to national parks. You might find these tools helpful when out searching for areas to take photos.
09/21/13, updated the meeting minutes page.
07/30/13, just finished adding in this month's meeting minutes. Sorry it's late. Vacation called. Also updated the Calendar, Club Events, About Us and Index (brochure updated), Member Sites, Training and Committee Members pages.
06/29/13, just added the survey results we have from 33 of 49 member responses. Thanks to all for your participation. You'll find them on the Meeting Minutes page.
06/28/13, added Meeting Minutes from our June 19th meeting. Also updated the Favorite Photographers page to include a link to John Pennoyer's website. On the Links page, added the Weisman Museum and the Minneapolis Photo Center.
05/19/13, added board meeting minutes to the meeting minutes page.
05/17/13, added meeting minutes from our monthly meeting to the meeting minutes page.
05/15/13, added an update to the Photoshop Tips page showing a link to a Photoshop tutorial page. Also added a link or two to upcoming events at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha to the Links page.
05/14/13, added training opportunities to the Training page.
4/30/13, added contest information to the Contests page.
4/21/13, added meeting minutes from the 4/17/13 meeting. Updated information regarding new officers within the meeting minutes. Jean Davids is once again voted in as Secretary and Lisa Tetzlaff will now be Board Member replacing Steve Fowler. He will remain on coordinating the Agenda Committee.
3/30/13, added Steve Huss' information on Portrait Retouching using Adobe Photoshop CS to the Photoshop Tips page. Thanks Steve for providing this to our members.
3/10/13, added updates to the Training page. Check it out. Also updated activities being held at other sites listed on our Links page. Also updated our Photoshow and index/home page to reflect that the submission process is closed now.
On 2/22/13, just added Sanford's notes on matting/framing/glass cutting to the Meeting Minutes page.
On 2/22/13, added links/info to the Monticello Photo Show page, meeting minutes to the Meeting Minutes page, and links to architectural details photography on the Photo Tips page. Check these out. I also included a link to the webpage about gallery wrap kits that Sanford discussed in his demo in the meeting minutes for February.
On 1/20/13, added links/info to the Links page under Places to Go for Sherburne Refuge and updated the Eagle Center events information. Adding meeting minutes for our January meeting to the Meeting Minutes page. Also made corrections to the Calendar page where I had entered the January and February meetings dates incorrectly. These and all others have been verified to be the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
On 11/22/12, put a link to the article on 99 Common Photography Problems (and how to solve them). Go to the photo tips page to learn more.
On 11/14/12 the Meeting Minutes page was updated as well as the Links page which now includes information on a bald eagle field trip on January 12, 2013. Sign up quick if you are interested in this great opportunity. I also updated the Photo Show page to show we are working on the forms and have set the categories. The Calendar page was also updated to show the next 6 months of assignments and discussions topics.
On 10/21/12 the Meeting Minutes page was updated and includes information on how to take fall color photos and Halloween shots. It also includes information on time lapse photography and the agenda ideas that we are kicking around for upcoming meetings. Let us know if you have preferences for meeting topics/assignments or discussion/demo ideas.
On 9/20/12 the following pages were updated: Calendar, Committees, Contests, Links (includes the added Sandhill Crane Tour and the Wapiti Rendezvous at Nowthen Threshing Show Grounds), Meeting Minutes and the Training pages.
Updated the Meeting Minutes with the latest meeting minutes and the Links pages with new information presented at our June 20th meeting. See the Links page for the information presented by Rose Luffel (see Education Links section) and information about the Elk River Area Arts Alliance (Clubs and Events section). (6/28/12)
We have new officers as of our last meeting in May (5/16/12): President John Richardson, Board Member at Large Arne Myrabo. Due to family health issues, John Richardson had to step down from president about a week later. Stepping in as our new President is Steve Huss, who had also run as President. We welcome our new board members/officers.
Added a new training opportunity (1/31/12).
Added information related to ColorMunki Display demonstrated in the January 2012 meeting. Also added information on how to take photos of snow. Updated the meeting minutes page with minutes from the January meeting (1/20/12).
Now collecting annual dues as of our May 2011 meeting. Use the form available on the Contact Us page to join the club and get your dues paid to Jean Davids or Val Somerville (check make out to the club).
Bylaws have been completed and approved unanimously by the officers as of 4/29/11. They have been posted on the About Us page for you to look over to see how our club will be operating. This was one of the last steps that we needed to finalize.
Nonprofit Status of Club (4/27/11) - We now have our own mailing address: Monticello Camera Club, 1711 Winnebago Street, Big Lake, MN 55309. I have added it to our Contact Us page as well as at the bottom of every page on our website. We got our nonprofit status approved so we are now a nonprofit corporation in the state of MN. Our bylaws have been written and were reviewed and agreed upon right before our April 2011 meeting. They just need to be revised and approved by the club officers. Dues will be $12 per person and for additional family members it will be $6 per person (husband and wife would cost $18, parent/child $18, each additional child $6, etc). We will start collecting dues at the May 2011 meeting.
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