2017 Insect Salon Results

The 2017 Insect Salon Results are in, check the following link for information:  2017 Insect Salon Results

Four PCC members won acceptances or awards,

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Still-Life Photo Shoot on Saturday, Oct 28, 2017

This Fall photo shoot will provide you with an opportunity to photograph a variety of still life set-ups. We’ll provide the set ups and a variety of props. You can bring your own items to photograph if you choose. People will be available to answer your questions about using the set-ups but no formal instruction will be offered. The workshop is open to Peoria Camera Club and KodaRoamers Club members only. The workshop is free but to help cover room rental and refreshment expenses we are asking for a maximum donation of $10 per person. Recommend equipment is a camera with memory cards or film, camera instruction manual, normal to short telephoto lens, possibly a macro lens, tripod, and shutter cable release. You also may want to use your own flash for a setup. Refreshments will be provided in the morning and many restaurants are nearby for lunch. We’ll be setting up on Friday starting at 12 pm, so feel free to stop by and help. If you have any questions contact Carl Close at
(309) 274-5103 or e-mail carlwclose@mchsi.com

The workshop is from 9 am to 4 pm – First United Methodist Church- 116 NE Perry Ave, (Corner of Main and Perry) Peoria. Room 215. Use the church entrance facing Perry.  Parking is in the lot on Perry across the street from the church. Park in the area designated as church parking. Flower Bucket By Carl Close 75

Tonight’s meeting: Craig Stocks and Jim Burnham

Come out tonight for a presentation by Craig Stocks in the first half. Jim Burnham will do a short presentation on the Black Hills Photo Shootout in the second half.

Craig Stocks is a local landscape, portrait and fine art photographer. He offers workshops on night sky photography and other topics. From his website:

After working in the newspaper and studio businesses for several years, I chose to leave professional photography in 1977 to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer. Over the years, I retained my interest in photography, and the advent of digital processing rekindled my passion.  I was able to retire at the beginning of 2009 and began an encore career in photography with an emphasis on fine art large scale landscape and abstract figure photography.

I’m also active in the local Central Illinois arts community. I am an active volunteer member of the ArtsPartners of Central Illinois marketing committee and I am currently helping organize the Central Illinois Artist Organization 1st annual CIAO Art Experience and Exhibition as part of the 2014 Ignite Peoria arts celebration (www.ignitepeoria.com).  I also publish the Playing Peoria website where I feature photos and stories about local artists and entertainers.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to work with the U.S. National Park Service. In 2009, I served as an Artist in Residence / volunteer photographer at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Southern Arizona, and in 2010, I served part time as a volunteer photographer for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. For 2011, I’ve been selected as one of two Artists in Residence at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. It’s a great way to support the National Park system while doing something I love.