Category Archives: Outing

May 20-Members Outing! (CANCELLED) Lincoln’s New Salem State Park

OUTING CANCELLED Due to weather

May 20, 2017– Outing! Lincoln’s New Salem State Park

On May 20, 2017, we are planning an outing to New Salem Park. The park is located North West of Springfield by Petersburg. It opens at 9:00 AM. If you have never been to New Salem it is an early 1840’S town loaded with cabins, shops, craftsmen, farms, and people in period dress. They are very willing to pose for you. There is no admission fee but the suggested donation is $4.00. They also have a concession available for lunch.

We will meet at the parking lot on Perry across from the First United Methodist Church at 7:45 AM and leave at 8:00 AM. We will car pool and caravan from there. It takes approximately an hour and a half to get there. For those who want breakfast first we will meet at the Metro Center 50’s Diner at 6:30 AM.

If you have any questions call Carl Close at 274-5103, 339-6112 Cell, or email carlwclose@mchsi.com

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.

Available spots for a hands on class with Bryan Peterson March 19

 Day with Bryan Peterson – March 19, 2017

The PCC is pleased to announce an opportunity to work closely with Bryan Peterson as part of a small group. Bryan will be offering a day long, hands-on class on Sunday March 19, 2017.    During this post-seminar class, Bryan will be assisting participants in the application of concepts presented during the “Art of Seeing” seminar he would have presented on March 18th.  Bryan, with guidance from club members, will take the group to a variety of settings around Peoria.   The class will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our tentative locations will the Illinois River Front in East Peoria, the Warehouse District in Peoria, Detweiller Park and places along the Illinois River in Chillicothe.  Bryan has asked for some time to shoot indoors and to review/process images.  We will meet in the clubhouse at Shore Acres in Chillicothe for lunch and indoor work.  This will be our location for the day if weather force us indoors all day.  I am open to specific suggestions for shooting locations.

This class is now open to all registrants for the Saturday March 18th seminar, “Art of Seeing”.

The total cost is $195 per person with $50 of the fee being retained by the PCC.  Here is the process…

  1. Enrollment is limited to 15 and will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

Only 7 slots left.

  1. You must sign up for the seminar first.
  2. Then, you must submit your name to Joe Virbickis, Seminar Chairman, via email, phone or text. This will guarantee your place once confirmed in an email from Joe.  If necessary, Joe will keep a waiting list based on expressed interest if the number interested exceeds 15.
  3. The cost for this workshop is due any time up to and including March 18th (Saturday). Joe will accept checks at the seminar on the 18th.  If you do not pay in full by that date, the slot will be offered to another registrant.  (All checks payable to Peoria Camera Club)
  4. If you decide the day of the seminar to attend Sunday’s class, Joe will accept payment that day. (Given available slots)
  5. As mentioned above, all payments are refundable. Joe will hold all checks until after March 19th to facilitate any refunds.  Circumstances can change and no one will be penalized for last minute cancellations.
  6. You will receive email receipts of your interest and any payments, so please include an email address when you commit to this class or send a check.
  7. This class will be posted on the PCC website on March 11th or 12th.

 

Joe Virbickis  2017 Seminar Chairman                   jvirbickis@gmail.com  309-635-3554

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.

Outing to Iowa – Bickelhaupt Arboretum 9/24 (For Members)

This outing is a member only event.

Bickelhaupt Arboretum is a 14-acre gem located in the heart of Clinton, Iowa. The outdoor museum is the home of select labeled trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials and annual flowers.
Website: http://www.eicc.edu/about-eicc/colleges-and-centers/bickelhaupt/index.aspx

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 two hour drive from Peoria so we will meet at 7:00 AM and leave by 7:15.