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.
Come to the next Peoria Camera Club Meeting with your own photo stories. The general rule is 5 pictures or 5 minutes, but we will be lenient with the timing. 5 minutes or 20 minutes, it’s your story! Show us your eclipse photos or your latest vacation pics. It’s up for grabs!
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
Some of the Highlights:
Letter from the President, Crystal Johnson…………………..……1, 2
Letter from the Newsletter Editor, Julie Dodge………………….….3
Peoria Camera Club’s Best Photo Exhibition………………….………4
InterClub Challenge — PCC vKodaroamers vQuad Cities.….…5
Competitions, Rule Changes, Open & Creative…………………..….6
Macro Program, Rich, Ray, & Vicki……….……………………………….…..9
Still-Life Photo Shoot…………….………………………………….……….….10
Click here for the newsletter: PhotoChatter_August 2017
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.
- 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
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.
Some of the Highlights:
- End of Year Banquet
- Winners of the Rennick Juried Art Show
- Nature 4, Photojournalism, and Print 3 winners
- Children’s Art Camp Photo instructor needed
- Focus on Dave Clark
Click here for the newsletter: PhotoChatter May 2017
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
Some of the Highlights:
- Need for Digital Handler and Photochatter editor
- President’s Special topic for the 2017-18 season
- EOY competition information
- Raptors in Focus in Milwaukee
- Open, Creative, Print 2 and Smartphone competition results
Click here for the newsletter: PhotoChatter April 2017
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.