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Tonight’s meeting: Craig Stocks and Jim Burnham

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.

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Creative I is now online.    Click here to view all galleries

Congratulations to Andrea Monninger for First Place, Tom Ruhland 2nd place and Gary Tipsword 3rd.

First meeting of the 2016-17 Season is on 9/6

Come join us to kick off the new Peoria Camera Club season on 9/6 at the United Methodist Church on Perry Ave

Meeting Event Details

Topics we will cover are:

  • New social media changes including an overview of the new club website!
  • A presentation on Jim Burnham’s new photography book based on the website lelandreport.com that he runs with his Dad, Keith Burnham. He will discuss the origins and the process he went through to self-publish their first book.

Whether you are an hobby,  amateur or pro photographer, we always welcome visitors to our meetings, so if you want to come by and check us out, please do!

Read the latest PhotoChatter Newsletter – Aug 2016

PhotoChatter for August, 2016

Join Us – How to Become a Member!

How to Become a Member

Peoria Camera Club is open to anyone with a desire to improve their ability as a photographer. Membership is fun, educational and inexpensive. Our dues are only $20 annually. Attend a few meetings and get to know us.

Be our guest and come to the next club meeting at the First United Methodist Church at 116 NE Perry Ave in downtown Peoria. Map

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If you want further information or have other questions, please contact us.