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Photochatter February 2017

Some of the Highlights:

  • Bryan Peterson Seminar in Chillicothe March 18th
  • Natalie Jackson O’Neal exhibit at the Clocktower
  • 60 years of membership in the PSA

Results for Nature 2 Competition

Congratulations to Gail Chastain and Crystal Johnson for the winning images. (First three across in gallery below)

 

Still-Life Photo Shoot on Saturday, February 18, 2017

This winter 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. 

PhotoChatter December 2016

The December Photochatter is Here!

  • PCC Christmas Banquet Info -Joe Virbickis will present “A Trip to Lands Down Under: Images of Australia and New Zealand”.
  • Information on upcoming Photography Seminar with Bryan Peterson
  • Open 1, 2 Creative 1 and Photojournalism 1 winning entries
  • The “Challenge”
  • The Holiday Challenge due Jan 6!
  • Still Life Photo Shoot

Results up for Open 1 Competition

Finally!  You can see the results from the Open 1 and Nature 1 competitions so far on the Club Competitions Page

Congratulations to those that placed

1st: Buckinham Fountain by Crystal Johnson

2nd: Chain Barrel by Carl Close

3rd: Watching by Tom Ruhland

Camp Wokanda Fall Colors 10/29 (For Members)

On October 29, 2016 we are going to venture out to Camp Wokanda to photograph  the fall colors. The colores should be good at that time.  It has a lake, a couple of creeks, and hiking trails we can wonder through. Camp Wokanda Is West of the Mossville Caterpillar plant on Boy Scout Road. It’s back in the bluffs and has lots of trees. 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 30 minute drive from Peoria so we will meet at 8:00 AM and leave by 8:15.

Join us October 18th – Astrophotography with Larry Wilson

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!