We had 9 people at the meeting and 6 more (not including the above e-mails) that called to say that they couldn't make it due to the weather and road conditions. Three of the 9 have working darkrooms and 2 more have darkrooms that are not being used currently. Since about half do not have the ability to make analog prints thermselves there was a spirited discussion about how we should handle hybrid prints. It will probably be discussed again but, for the time being, they will be handled separately from prints made by the photographer using traditional darkroom processes. We will not have formal competitions at this time.
The next meetings will be at the same Fire Station on Feb 2 and March 2, again at 7:00 pm. We are asking everybody to bring two images, either prints or slides, for discussion. They can be either final images or images that you need help with.