The said club shall be a medium for cooperative action between
Reynolds Homestead in promoting the arts and sciences of photography
to those citizens who consider themselves a beginner, amateur,
or novice in both film and digital photography.
Section 1. General. The said club shall be a membership club,
enrolling individuals based on attendance rather than fees. Attending
the third meeting and/or sponsored events within a six month period
qualifies one for active membership. Members not attending six
consecutive meetings without club notification may be dropped
from the active membership.
Section 2. Classes of Members.
(a) Individual Members - Those members who identify themselves
as a novice, beginner, or armature in photography .
(b) Member - Instructor - Those experienced or professional in
photography who agree to assist the individual members by sharing
their skills, training, and experience. These members will work
in concert with the club's co-chairperson in charge of photography.
(c) Member - Honorary - Those individuals, groups, or agencies
who made a significant contribution in photography to the club
(d) Member - Charter - Those who become members or started their
membership process during the club's first year of operation (April
2005 - March 2006).
(e) Guest - Non members - Guests are afforded all the hospitality
of regular members except the right to vote on club business.
The club will attempt to operate without membership dues or fees.
If for some reason, dues are necessary to maintain the club's
operation, the majority of active members must approve and set
the amount of the dues.
Club meetings will originally be held monthly in the Continuing
Education Center, which is located on the grounds of Reynolds
Homestead, unless otherwise communicated. Monthly meetings will
he on the 1st Monday at 6:30 PM. If the 1st Monday fall on a holiday,
the meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday. Meetings will start
on time, following a standard agenda.
The club shall be managed by two officers, called co-chairpersons.
One co-chairperson will manage the administrative affairs of the
club, which include the (a) liaison with the club's sponsor and
submitting status reports to the sponsor as needed or requested,
(b) develop and maintain the club's web site), (c) maintaining
attendance and membership records, (d) notifying members of club
meetings, minutes, and events, (e) develop and maintain the club's
brochure (f) serving as club treasurer in the event such needs
exist (g) coordinate press releases and (h) conduct annual evaluations
One co-chairperson will serve as the club's official or chief
photographer. This person will work with the other photographers/instructors
in meeting the goal of the club, provide technical assistance
in photography, and be responsible for the monthly program and
the club's competitive photo judging.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The original designers of the club submitted a proposal to the
Director of Reynolds Homestead to establish the club and to name
the two chairperson who would manage the club's activities. The
Director of Reynolds Homestead approved the proposal with the
understanding that the membership would give input in the establishment
of these bylaws. For the first year, the club will be served by
these two co-chairpersons. Each year thereafter in the month of
April, the club will vote on the officers to serve them for the
next 12 months. Election will be made by written ballot and these
ballots will be made available for inspection for 30 days. If
an officer of this club fails to perform their duties, the membership
will elect a replacement, but only for the remainder of the club's
APPOINTMENTS OF OTHER OFFICERS COMMITTEE CHAIRS
The co-chairpersons will appoint the Public Information Officer
to relate to the media regarding club's meetings and activities.
The co-chairpersons will also appoint committee chairs to manage
the business of their respective activity and responsibility.
These appointments shall run concurrently with their respective
AMENDMENTS OF BYLAWS
Any amendments to these bylaws must be made my the majority of
active members. If a majority is not in attendance at the time
of the motion to amend the bylaws, a written notice of the proposed
amendments must be sent to the full active membership in advance
of the next meeting.
The above bylaws were adopted at the club's organizational meeting
on April 4, 2005 with 11 persons in attendance and recorded by
Jack F Wood, co-chairperson for administration.
AMENDMENT #1 - DIGITAL MANIPULATION - ALL PHOTOGRAPHY
THAT REPRESENT THE PATRICK HENRY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB, EITHER INTERNALLY
OR EXTERNALLY, SHALL NOT BE DIGITALLY MANIPULATED.
Digital Manipulation is defined as altering the meaning of a picture.
Guidelines include (1) adding, moving or removing objects within
a frame, (2) color change other than to restore what the subject
looks like, (3) cropping a frame in order to alter its meaning,
(4) flopping a photograph (left/right reversal) and (5) printing
a photograph in order to alter "true" orientation.
Digital Manipulation is not defined as making minor adjustments
to the picture. Guidelines for making minor adjustments include
(1) brightness and color contrast adjustments, (2) color corrections,
(3) cropping a frame to fit the layout, (4) retouching of dust
and scratches, and (5) burning and dodging to control tonal range.
Digitally enhanced photos can be displayed as a separate category,
but not for judging
AMENDMENT #2 - PROFESSIONAL VS ARMATURE PHOTOGRAPHER.
The Patrick Henry Photographer Club defines a Professional Photographer
as those who practices or engages in photography for money or
as a means of livelihood, rather than as a hobby. An Armature
Photographer is those who practices or engages in photography
as a hobby and/or not as a person who depends on photography as
a means of their livelihood. Amateurs can be classified as "beginners"
or "novice" and "experienced" or "advanced".
The above amendments to the bylaws were unanimously adopted at
the October 3, 2005 meeting with 18 members present and recorded
by Jack F Wood, co-chairperson for administration.