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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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Photochatter August 2017

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

2017 CICCA Fall Salon Entries Due 9/26 (Members only)

CICCA FALL SALON 2017

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 26th.

Send all digital entries to (TBA).

Download Entry Form (Excel): cicca-salon-entry-forms-digital-3
Download Entry Form (PDF): cicca-salon-entry-forms-digital-3

Download Label Sheet (PDF):  cicca-print-label-pdf-format-2

All prints are being collected by Crystal Johnson.
You may compete in the Prints format and/or Digital Images format in the following categories:

DIGITAL IMAGES:

  1. Nature;
  2. Photo-Realistic;
  3. Altered Reality

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.)

PRINTS:

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.

Descriptions of categories:
A. Nature: Nature photography embraces the entire physical and natural world and thus encompasses nature in all its forms. There should be no evidence of the influence of man in a nature photograph.  Photographs depicting cultivated plants, domestic animals, and mounted museum specimens are not eligible and should not be submitted as nature photographs. Exception: scientific banding visible on wild animals will not be considered a disqualification.  In addition, images of zoo and game park animals may be entered, as long as the “hand of man” is not visible in the image.
In the Nature category only global adjustments are allowed for digital images. Global adjustments are defined as modifications that affect the whole image. Permissible global adjustments include: levels, curves, brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance, sharpening and cropping. Selective adjustments are defined as adjustments that affect only portions of the whole image and are not permitted. In addition, blending of images from different scenes or blending of two versions of the same image is not permitted in the Nature category. Selective adjustments are allowed only for eliminating spots (due to dust on the sensor).  The Nature category is the only category in which borders may NOT be placed around an image.

B. Photo-Realistic:
The emphasis for this category is on aesthetics and creating a fine image with great impact while maintaining a natural quality.  The subject matter of this category is unrestricted.  Images submitted for this category can be from a single exposure or from multiple exposures blended together to create a seamless image.  Examples would be HDR, image stacking for depth of field, panoramas, etc.  Combining of two unrelated images would not be allowed (see category C).  There are no restrictions for image enhancement as long as the image maintains a natural looking appearance.  Borders and vignettes are allowed.

C. Altered Reality:
The emphasis for this category is on creativity and creating a fine image without any restrictions on manipulating the original image or images. Therefore, in addition to the image editing techniques permitted in the other categories, techniques to create painterly, surreal or other special effects are permitted. This category is not restricted to just highly manipulated images. Any creative image may be entered. In addition, multiple images may be used and blended into one image. The only requirement is that the source image or images must have been captured with a film or digital camera by the image maker. Finally, non-photographic elements may be added to images in this category as long as they were created by the image maker (such elements may include the placement of borders around the image).

 

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.

 

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

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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.