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The Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club met April 18th at Hometown Bank in Jane, Missouri for the regular monthly meeting with 21 members in attendance. President, Doug Keck, opened the meeting by reviewing “Shadows”, this month’s contest subject. Tips presented last month on using shadows in photography were discussed. Doug presented the April program on Leading Lines. Leading lines lead the eye into the photograph to the main subject or can occasionally lead the eye out of the image. Some examples of leading lines can be fences, bridges, shorelines, rivers, patterns, etc. leading into the image. Doug presented three videos on leading lines. Ideas gleaned from the videos included: using leading lines to give the viewer something to look at, to work the subject, to grab the viewer’s eye, to point at something cool, to provide a path to payoff, and/or to add depth for more interest. The photographer can control where lines are placed in the image by changing where they are standing, by where they point their camera, and by the height at which they take the picture. Most effective lines in photos are diagonal and curving. Try to avoid horizontal and vertical lines as they can block the viewer’s eye.
2017 Kickoff Meeting Agenda. Welcome Everyone! Club Mission Statement: To meet with local photographers of all levels of experience once a month to promote the enjoyment and love of capturing memories for oneself or sharing with others. To share the knowledge and experience levels with all member of the club. To teach new techniques and processes to all to be able to better ones abilities and understanding of photography. To take the knowledge and put to practical use through club outings and share with other members of the club and public through friendly contests and public displays. To promote photography in the community by helping with community projects through the use of photographs. Most of all have fun making works of art through photography and capturing memories with people sharing the same love of photography.

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The Board Members are putting together the 2017 calendar now. Once the board votes and finalizes the agenda We will publish it to our Online Calendar. So far I can tell you that plan on having guest speakers, monthly forums (educational sessions), monthly photo club outings, as well as Special outings (overnight trips to photographic locations).

Paid members also are eligible for monthly contest entries at no charge with the chance to have their photos entered in quarterly public choice awards for prizes, discounts, gift cards and more!

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