Vol. 15 No. 5                                                                                                                          May 2004

Published by Atlanta Stereographic Association © 1990,2004


Refocus That Please - by Bill Moll

This month’s program will be Club Competition night and Political Campaigns in Stereo.  Due to the lack of curtains and the rather late sunset, we will have to change the order of events.  We will begin with an update on the Regional NSA meeting/public 3DFest to be held in February 2005.

Mike Griffith will then give a workshop on political campaigns in stereo cards.  As you know, Mike is a recognized expert in the field.  If you have any antique cards which look like they are of political events or parades, bring them along and Mike might be able to identify them for you.

After the refreshment break, we will have the May club competition for slides and cards.  Holmes, over/under or “Loreo” cards are okay, but bring your own viewer for cards other than Holmes-format.  We are only setup to project Realist format slides.  The theme for the night is “great slides”.

The meeting is the 2nd Friday of this month – May 14.  Les Heyward will provide the refreshments. We will meet at 7:30 PM at the Central Congregational/United Church of Christ Church @ 2676 Clairmont Road (about 1 1/2 blocks south of I-85) This is the Church up the winding road, through the woods.  If you have any questions, call Bill @ 706-859-7726.

There were 17 people at the April meeting.   Bert Arps did such a good job with refreshments that we attempted to get Bert and Marilyn elected to a permanent refreshment committee, but they declined the honor.


The PSA Sequence show was above average this year.  As usual, the judging seemed a bit strange.  However, that seems to be the nature of judging photos, both 3D and 2D.  Once again, we had no entries.  Club members can do better than many of the award winners!!!!

Bill Moll demonstrated some of his collection of old stereo cameras (pre 1930).  Despite an appalling ignorance of exactly how they all worked, it was clear that taking picture in that era required a lot more effort than throwing a roll of film in a Realist. 

Al Hess provided the surprise of the night with the current copy of the Georgia Underground caving magazine.  He and Michael McEachern (Birmingham) had an illustrated article of 3D caving photography.  The magazine had a color cover (see centerfold) and was quite impressive.

Jim Messenger brought some slides of a famous jazz DJ which he will be turning into a 3D show.  Stay tuned for more details.  This is part of a goal for next year – turn the skills of the club into some public shows.  Larry Moor and Mike Griffith have been the only ones active in this so far.

Les Heyward made some fine looking name tags, but I forgot to bring the name tag holders.  Hopefully, I will remember for May.  We will copy the Stereoscopic Society method of keeping the name tags with the club materials, so that people don’t forget them.


September        Dodo Griffith