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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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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

 

 

 

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!