On October 18 PCC will host Astrophotography – Larry Wilson
I retired from my job with Caterpillar in 2008 and decided to re-engage with my lifelong interest in astronomy and astrophotography. I became interested in the hobby originally in 1958 when one night south of Chillicothe where I grew up, my Dad took me outside pointed up in the dark sky overhead at a slow moving white pinpoint of light. He told me it was a Soviet satellite named Sputnik and one day it would be able to drop bombs on us. From that time onward I was hooked on looking up!
I wanted to be an astronomer and graduated from college in 1969 with a BS Degree in Physics. But due to Viet Nam, I ended up working at Caterpillar for 38 years, raised a family and set aside seriously pursuing my hobby until retirement.
About a year after I retired I discovered that DSLR cameras worked great for astrophotography. I became interested immediately and started learning the hobby all over again. My first results were taken using a Canon Rebel XTi mounted on a tripod. After that I gradually progressed to taking multiple time exposures through a guided telescope and I thoroughly love being back at this hobby again. At my current location at Lake Thunderbird by Putnam, I have a good dark sky to both observe and do photography and just about any clear Illinois evening you can find me out with my cameras and scopes capturing some aspect of the gorgeous scenery overhead!
This year the competition is between Quad Cities Photography Club and Peoria Camera Club.
The Bloomington KodaRoamers club is the host and has chosen “Shadows” as the theme.
PCC has won two of the previous three competitions.
We need your images to win again.
Get out there and take images for this competition.
This outing is a member only event.
Bickelhaupt Arboretum is a 14-acre gem located in the heart of Clinton, Iowa. The outdoor museum is the home of select labeled trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials and annual flowers.
We will meet in the parking lot at the First United Methodist Church 116 NE Perry in Peoria. The parking lot is on Perry across from the church. The same place we park for our club meetings. We will car-pool and caravan from there. It’s about a two hour drive from Peoria so we will meet at 7:00 AM and leave by 7:15.
This is a Club Competition. We need your best images and prints. We can enter at total of 50 images in digital, 50 large prints and 50 small prints.
To meet to meet the entry deadline, we need to have all entries by Saturday, September 24th.
Send all digital entries to Colleen and Scott Dunham at email@example.com.
Download Label Sheet (PDF): cicca-print-label-pdf-format-2
No individual member, may submit more than eight (8) digital images.
The jpeg format must be used. The dimensions of the digital image should be 1400 x 1050 pixels. (Images should be no larger than 1400 pixels horizontally, and no larger than 1050 pixels vertically. One of these dimensions should be met, but neither exceeded.)
A. Small Monochrome prints;
B. Large Monochrome prints;
C. Small Color Prints;
D. Large Color prints
No entry previously accepted in any CICCA Salon.
No person may submit the same basic image in more than one division or category
Monochrome Prints. A monochrome print is defined as a print in one color or different shades of one color; a single-tone print. This category includes black and white prints.
Color Prints. A color print is one made either by a regular color photography process, including printing on an ink-jet printer, or by hand coloring or tinting.
Small prints (all categories) may be any size up to but not larger than 8 x 12 inches in either dimension, and must be mounted on an 11 x 14 inch mount board.
Large prints (all categories) may be any size larger than 8 x 12 inches, but not larger than 16 x 20 inches, and must be mounted on 16 x 20 inch mount board.
No individual member may submit more than eight (8) prints.
The maker’s name may NOT appear on the front of the print or mount. Each print entered must be identified with an official CICCA print label attached to the back of the mounting board in the top right corner.
Special Note: B&W images may be entered in any of the above categories, provided that the B&W image meets all other requirements of the category. Infrared images may be entered only in the Altered Reality category. Images with borders may be entered in any of the categories except Nature.
You are not in the wrong place. This is the new Peoria Camera Club website. Please make sure you attend the first meeting of this season on 9/6 for a summary and to find out all the new features.
9/6 is also the turn-in date for the first Photojournalism competition. Send entries to Tom Oelkers: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2016 Insect Salon Results are in, check the following link for information:
Come join us to kick off the new Peoria Camera Club season on 9/6 at the United Methodist Church on Perry Ave
Topics we will cover are:
Whether you are an hobby, amateur or pro photographer, we always welcome visitors to our meetings, so if you want to come by and check us out, please do!