Hi everyone,
The next meeting is September 27th at 7:00 pm. Our meetings are the 4th Monday of the month. If there is any change, I will be sure to let you know. For instance, the meetings for November and December are being combined and will be held on December 6th. More info on that later down the road.
I want to let you all know what's on the agenda for next week. Mr. Rich Sampson from The Great Frame-up will be speaking. He owns the framing shop in Huntersville (Birkdale Village). He has a power point presentation with lots of great info on framing your photos. It's hard to believe there is that much involved with framing, but there is a lot! I think he will have a lot of good info and will be interesting.
The Steering Committee met and came up with some great plans for the next several months. We have some field trips planned, and a contest, so you'll want to be at the meeting next week so we can share this info.
Don't forget to pay your dues - $36 per person, $60 for couples and $18 for students. You can write a check to Lincoln Photography Club and give that to Janice Still (treasurer) at the meeting.
Hope to see you then,


The August meeting for the Lincoln Photography Club is scheduled for Monday, August 23rd, 7:00pm at the library. This meeting will be very informal. Please think about photography questions you have, or info you'd like to share. Bring your camera equipment if you questions about it. There are several very knowledgeable individuals who can help you.
Also, plan to bring a snack or sweet treat to share. This won't be a meal and certainly nothing fancy, just a time to enjoy a treat and get to know each other better.
If you have any questions, feel free to call me or email me.


Message from Judy Broesder, the Lincolnton, NC United States (downtown) Photo Walk Leader is below:

Hey everyone. I'm excited about our photowalk, however, I am concerned about the heat. Bring lots of water!! Also, I will have a map with the locations of the buildings that will be open and the times they will be open. If anyone feels they need to drive instead of walk to those locations because of the heat, that will be fine with me. I just want everyone to have a good time despite the heat. I also want everyone to be safe. Hopefully we will be able to get into the cultural center in case anyone needs to use the restroom. I will confirm that later in the morning. We do have space reserved at Court Street Grille for meeting after the walk at 9:00pm. I hope everyone will take advantage of some time to relax in the A/C!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone.


Just a reminder about this month's activities. There will be NO monthly meeting at the Library this month. In place of the meeting, we are participating in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk on Saturday, July 24th. The last I checked, we had close to 20 sign up for the walk. Again, we plan to meet in town at 6:15pm this coming Saturday (24th). I did change the start location to meet at the Citizen Center parking lot since we'll be ending up right there on the court square. I did reserve some room at Court Street Grille to meet there at 9:00pm. I hope everyone will stay at least for a few minutes so we can relax and share our experiences. I will have a map for everyone with the route we'll take and the times listed that some of the buildings will be open for taking photos.
I'm excited about the walk and I'm planning for rain or shine!! If it does rain, we should still be able to go inside the buildings for photos. If it's not raining hard, we can still get good photos outside. If necessary (because of rain) we will adjust the walk. It does look like it will still be hot, so you'll want to bring some water with you. Also think about everything else you plan to bring because you will have to carry it the whole time.
If you want to come and have not yet signed up, please sign up at:
Everyone is welcome! If you need or want to bring your kids, that's fine, too. Maybe they'd like to model for us! Just be sure you know where your kids are at all times - the rest of the group will not be responsible for them.
If you have any questions, be sure to ask!
See you soon,


The next monthly meeting of the Lincoln Photography Club will be at 7:00 PM in the library in Lincolnton. Judy Broesder will present a program on night photography and fireworks.

The Photowalk will be on Saturday, July 24th.

June ends our club year. Dues for next year are due - $36.00 per person or $60.00 per year per couple. Students are half price.



April 26, 2010 MEETING

CALL TO ORDER Kathy Goodson called the meeting to order as President Judy Broesder was absent


Welcome to everyone and Visitors.

Kenny Brackett was thanked for his wonderful presentation last meeting.

Upcoming field trip to South Mt. - meet at the gate at South Mt at 8:00. 8:05 group will stop at ranger station and wait 5 min for everyone to gather and drive on up to the parking area.

We discussed meetings to be lengthened to 7:00 – 8:30.

We discussed upcoming meetings – May guest speaker Brian Osborn, June – Night photography, fireworks and the moon, July – 100 step photo walk, August field trip on Sat. 14th in lieu of August meeting meet at 6:30 am for photo shoot in West Lincoln

We discussed the Scott Kelby photo walk. Judy will continue to try to find out more about this.

EXHIBITION: Upcoming Farmer’s Market – 111 photos were donated to sell. Kathy and Roger Goodson will be selling at the Denver Farmer’s Market Sat. May 1. Judy and Stan Broesdner will sell May 15 at Lincolnton Farmer’s Market. Kathy Goodson will make brochures with composition guides and hints for point and shoots. Also a bookmark with interesting photo sites in and around Lincoln Co.

SCAVENGER HUNT: not discussed


David Hopkins gave a talk about shooting water He talked about composition, aperture, shutter speed ISO and shutter speed.

Here are more of David’s suggestions”

· Wear old clothes, old shoes, sandals. Use an umbrella or something to keep the lens from getting wet. Have something to clean or dry your lens as waterfalls have lots of droplets around them.

Don’t just set up your tripod and start shooting but walk around look for unique angles. Squat and climb up on rocks and get wet. Just be careful as mists are a problem getting your lens wet and it will be slick especially in winter.

· Avoid straight on shots. Shoot from an angle, many different angles. Look for interesting shots.

· Some NC/SC waterfalls David likes are Hanging Rock- lower cascades, DuPont state park High Falls, Catawba Falls . Pickens County SC Twin waterfalls, Reedy River

· Aperture settings

· ISO – Lowest on your camera 100

· Shutter Speed ¼ sec and work your way up to 30 seconds

· Longer the shutter is open the more light comes in.

· Try some filters Neutral Density and Polarizer

· Use Bracket mode to get multiple exposures without having to change any settings

· Set the increments

· Use Timers or remotes


Photography Club reminder:
You won't want to miss our next meeting - Monday, March 22, 7:00pm at the Library in Lincolnton.
Kenny Brackett will be presenting "What's in your bag?" He will be sharing some of his gadgets as well as favorite lenses and filters.
Don't forget to post your scavenger hunt photos on Flickr and request to be included in the Lincoln Photography Club group. Just mention that you are a member of the club when you request to join.
Also, we've had to make some changes on the dates of our field trips. The trip to East Lincoln historical sites has had to be changed from Saturday, March 27th to Sunday, March 28th. We will meet at 1:30 in the afternoon. More information will be given at the club meeting. We didn't actually have a field trip planned for April, but some of you may be interested in going out to the Lowery's Alpaca farm. Kathy is open to having visitors on either the 10th or 17th. She cannot accommodate a lot of people at one time, so we can talk about it at the meeting and/or call her to schedule. That information will be given at the club meeting as well. If you want to look up information about Alpaca farms, go to The Lowery's have a link to their page, their farm is called Morning Glory farm and is in West Lincoln. Also, the May 1st field trip to South Mountain is being changed. We will discuss a different date at the meeting.
Be sure to mention the club to your friends who are also interested in photography. We have over 20 members, now, which I think is great for our first year as an organized club. I've heard many people say they've heard about us through word of mouth, so talk it up!!
One last thing - this Friday - the 19th is the Art Crawl in downtown Lincolnton. Some of our members will have their work displayed and for sale. I believe the time is from 5:00-9:00pm. Come on out and enjoy the evening, and remember that "Art Crawl" was one if the items on our scavenger hunt for this month.
Any questions, comments or concerns just let me know. You can respond to this email or call me at 980-241-0188


A misty morning on Lake Junaluska won for Charles Mize the First Place award in the Cleveland County-Lincoln County Silver Arts component of Senior Games.


Libby Mize won the Third Place award in the Cleveland-Lincoln Silver Arts with her photo of the St. Simon's Island Lighthouse.


Art Crawl event is slated for March 19
by: Sarah Grano

Downtown Lincolnton businesses and Lincoln County artists will come together for the Art Crawl Downtown Lincolnton on March 19.

“I’m excited. I think all the artists are excited,” said Kae Wright, whose work will be featured at Rusty and Company and Treasures on Main.

“After the response that we had from last year’s art crawl, I think that everybody wanted in on it after seeing how well received it was.”

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the work of more than 50 artists displayed in 38 downtown businesses. Photography, woodworking, painting, pottery and more will be featured.

“I’m impressed by the number of artists in Lincoln County and the quality of art,” said Jason Harpe, director of the Lincoln County Historical Association.

The event is being organized by the Arts Council of Lincoln County, the Lincolnton Lincoln-County Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton and the Lincoln County Historical Society.

“It’s a collaborative effort,” Harpe said.

Last year’s event, which was the first of its kind, was organized by Lincoln County citizens Karen Banker, Sarah Paris and Mary Whisonant.

“We’re trying to follow the success of the Art Stroll from last year,” Harpe said.

In fact, downtown art crawls may begin to happen once every quarter rather than just once every year.

“If people enjoy it and there’s enough support for it, we could do it even more frequently than that,” Harpe said.



Notes on the February 22nd Meeting
The Steering Committee (Judy, Heather, Kathy, Janice, David) met and came up with some plans for future meetings
March 6: Stowe Botanical Gardens – “Picture Perfect”
March 22: Kenny: “What’s in Your Bag”
March 27: Field Trip to East Lincoln Historic Sites - Machpelah Church, Mariposa Bridge, Vesusius, Round Barn, Tuckers Grove Camp
April 26: David: Photographing Water
May 1: Field Trip to South Mountain Park
July: Photo Walk around Lincolnton

Program - “How to Take Better Pictures” - Basics of Photography: Six Rules of Composition
Presenter: John Arrowood
Composition: have the picture say something
1. Focal Point
Central point of interest
Draw the eye
Make image stand out
2. Rule of Thirds
Tac-tac-toe board
Horizon on one of the horizontal lines
Not symmetrical
3. Golden Section
Where vertical and horizontal lines cross
Four on a page
Create distance and direction
Color or contrast change
4. Diagonal Lines
Objects fall or follow a diagonal
Not an actual line, but objects line up diagonally
Three parallel lines corner to corner
5. Leading Lines
Roads, paths, streams, rows of trees
Straight or meandering, mystery: where does it go?
High contrast
6. Framing
Depth or impact
Tree branch on one side
Archway, window frame
Foreground object creates interest
Foreground can be in focus, background out of focus (low f-stop = shallow depth of field) 2.2, 2.5
Combining Composition Rules
Not limited to only one rule
Apply multiple rules if not forced
Don’t be afraid to break rules!
Don’t consult rules before taking a photograph. Just take your best shot!.
Close-up, farther out, angle, from below, from above


Take a picture representing these ten topics, and post on Flickr. Photo must be taken after our February meeting.

1. Wind
2. St. Patrick's Day/Irish
3. Green
4. Lincolnton Art Crawl
5. New Growth/Buds
6. Comical
7. March Madness
8. Car
9. Footprint
1o. Railroad


President: Judy Broesder
President-Elect: Heather Rontti
Secretary: Kathy Goodson
Treasurer: Janice Still


Here some info about an upcoming event at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens:

Picture Perfect

Date & Time: Saturday Mar 06, 10 to Mar 07, 10
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will host representatives from major camera manufacturing companies and retailers for Picture Perfect on March 6 and 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event is a complement to the Garden’s popular ongoing series of photography classes.

Companies will showcase and demonstrate the newest cameras, lenses, accessories and photography trends. Also present will be computer and photographic software manufacturers, including Apple computer, custom framers, and outdoor clothing firms. Guests will be able to speak with famous wildlife photographers from all over the United States to discuss their available workshops and tours.

Nationally recognized photographer, Stacy L. Pearsall, is scheduled to speak both Saturday and Sunday. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at age 17 and now works as a freelance photographer and owner of Charleston Center for Photography. Her work has appeared in print and television, including Time magazine, The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated and most notably she was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. Pearsall was one of only two women to win the NPPA’s Military Photographer of the Year competition, and the only woman to have earned it twice.

The following companies will be on hand both Saturday and Sunday:
• Apple
• Biggs Photo with Canon, Nikon and Olympus
• Charlotte Web Development
• DEK Photography – Wildlife Photography
• Jesse Brown’s Outdoors
• Safaris by John Lasater
• Tom Greene Framing Company

Picture Perfect is free with general Garden admission - members free, $10 adults, $9 seniors 60+, and $5 children 4-12. For more information on this event, please visit or call 704-829-1252.



Note from the President:
I hope everyone is planning to come to our club meeting on Monday evening - 7pm at the Library. You won't want to miss this meeting. Jon Arrowood will be sharing with us on getting a better photo. He has done a couple classes on this subject, this will be an abbreviated class since we have only an hour. We are so appreciative that he is willing to do this for our club. If you have been working on your scavenger hunt photos, I encourage you to post those on Flickr.
See you Monday,


Remember photos must be taken from Monday night's meeting until February meeting.

  1. Valentine
  2. Your favorite photo taken in the month
  3. Portrait
  4. Night photograph
  5. Motion
  6. Winter
  7. Black History Month
  8. Pink
  9. Lincoln County Courthouse
  10. Bird