Join us Sept 19 – Macro Photography Presentation

Macro Photography

Presented by:

Vicky Padesky, Ray Keithley and Rich Seeman

Macro photography is a very interesting and exciting  form of photography, and with good reason. It can be done indoors and out with an unlimited source of subjects. Macro photography makes it possible to take great images of anything without traveling at all. In this presentation, we will provide some tips and ideas to help you take your macro photography to the next level.

Meeting starts at 7pm.  Meeting Details

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Join us Sept 5 – First meeting and a Presentation by Unposed Photography

Welcome back current members and welcome new members for the 2017-18 PCC season!

We have a great season planned for everyone. If you are new, please keep an eye on this website for upcoming events and contests and if you are a member and you do not yet have a login to this website, please use the contact form and let us know, so we can create one for you. Logging in allows you to see all the documents, including rules, schedules, and contact information for the group.

For our first meeting of the season we have a special guest, the owners of Unposed Photography, who have come down from Galena to talk to us about their work.

  • Weddings
  • Good business practices for photographers.
  • Marketing and finding clients
  • Promoting your work
  • Choosing the right equipment for the job
  • Posing for weddings
  • Choosing locations and assessing lighting situations
  • Post processing
  • Managing your business

 

 

 

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

2017 Club Picnic Aug 22nd

The Peoria Camera Club is hosting their picnic opening the 2017-18 season!

Join us for an evening of socializing with other photographers.

Glen Oak Park Pavilion near the Glen Oak Zoo entrance.

This event is open to current and prospective members!

Bring your own main entree, drink and table setting and a side dish to share.

Results for Nature 4 Competition

Congratulations to Tom Ruhland, Crystal Johnson and Rich Seeman for the winning images. (First three across in gallery below)

To see all competition winners, go to Competition Results

Beauties in the Blue Bells at Parklands

KodaRoamers is welcoming other to join them for an outing this Friday – Here are the details:

Beauties in the Blue Bells at Parklands – 3:00 PM Friday, April 21

Let’s meet at Green Gables at Lake Bloomington, 2:45. Park across the street at the entrance to the park and car pool.

Vandana is bringing two lovely ladies in Saris to pose for us in the Bell Bells. Of course you can shoot macro, landscapes, and whatever also. But what a treat!.

We’d like to finish by 6. These ladies have to make arrangements for their kids.

The ladies would like you to send them your best images in digital format. They do not want any other compensation. And Vandana will help you get the model release if needed for a competition.

President’s Special

This year, I decided to approach presidents special a little different – since our annual meeting fell the day after the NCAA Men’s Final and on Election Day, I decided to host a bracket where members got to pick the topic.

Our President’s Special Final Four was:

After Round 1 – Macro/Close-Up & Long Exposure came out victorious.

In the end – the winner and this year’s president special is:  Macro/Close-Up

Rules:

Why did I add the Arthropod/Plant restriction?

I wanted the club members to step out outside the box and get creative.  If you google “Macro Photography” you will notice almost all of the images are of insects/spiders and flowers.

I also noticed this trend on Flickr – the trend continued on the largest Macro group.  https://www.flickr.com/groups/49503086607@N01/

I then found a Flickr group which had restriction and I really like the diversity of images compared to the traditional macro groups – so I decided to add the same restrictions to president’s special. https://www.flickr.com/groups/macro_noflower_noinsect/

Macro/Close-Up Resources

Here are just a few website I found that provide useful information:

Happy Shooting and good luck!

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