Minot Camera Club ends year with variety of awards

“The Old Barn,” shot by Tim Zeltinger, Glenburn, won top honors in the Color Division.

On Monday, the Minot Camera Club hosted their year-end banquet where they presented awards to those who had won their year-end photography competition.

The club had 21 members for their 2017-18 season and many ended with awards. Kyra Hansen of Minot won Photographer of the Year. Other Minot members who placed in the competition were Brandy Banken, Scott Christiansen, Susie Lundmark, and Nichole Yoder. Richard Debertin of Berthold also placed.

Tim Zeltinger of Glenburn placed in two different areas. For his photo “The Old Barn,” Zeltinger received Top Honors in The Color Division and for “Wet Plate Sitting,” he received first place in the Monochrome Division. He was also awarded the Lisa Eriksmoen Memorial Outstanding N4C Member of the Year Award.

Betty Nordstrom received the Eileen McEown Outstanding Member of the Year, Tony Meiers received the Rosemary Debertin Memorial Outstanding First Year Member, and Erich Linser rounded out the awards by receiving the award for Best of Show in the Photography Competition.

Minot Camera Club was started by Reub Forsberg as a way for him to share his love of photography with the community and surrounding areas. After starting in 1952, the club has continued on strong by offering photographers a club to go and not only compete but work with similar people and improve their skills.

Tim Zeltinger, Glenburn, won first place in the Monochrome division with his shot entitled “Wet Plate Sitting.”

“We share info, try to teach each other, and get together to shoot when possible,” said Minot Camera Club president Cory Hansen.

The club focuses on photography and helping to improve each other. They participate in a variety of competitions throughout their season, which runs from Sept. to May with monthly meetings and competitions. They participate in various events around the town when able as well as in competitions at the fair and presenting exhibits at the Minot Public Library yearly.

“We also participate in a group named N4C, North Central Camera Club Council, which is an organization of about 40 camera clubs in an 11 state area that has monthly competitions and yearly conventions,” explained Hansen.

They will sometimes offer classes for basic photography and informal instructional sessions for groups in Minot and the surrounding area.

The awards banquet was the mark of the end of their season until Sept. when they will begin their 2018-19 season and the competitions begin again.

Erich Linser, Minot, won the Best of Show Photograph in the 2017-2018 Minot Camera Club year with his “Gang on the Range” photo.