I have posted the Results of Open 1 and Nature 1. Congrats to the winning photographers. The excel spreadsheets are posted also. We are still working hard on the new website design so please be patient. I can build a house but this web stuff is challenging. Thanks for your patience.
The entry deadline for the CICCA Fall Salon is this coming Tuesday, Oct 16th. Prints must be turned in at the meeting. Digital should be sent to me as soon as possible. Please check out www.ciccaclubs.com for the proper protocol. Info is in the Documents section of the Fall Salon. Sorry for the short notice.
OK, maybe not “all” there is to know about the night sky, but certainly enough to satisfy a craving to learn what’s involved in photographing the night sky and the beautiful celestial objects that live there. On Tuesday, October 2nd, guest speaker, Craig Stocks will discuss astro-landscapes, featuring the Milky Way, as well as approaches to more detailed astrophotography. Post processing will also be addressed since it’s such a critical element to create a successful night sky photo.
Guests are welcome to attend.
Have you ever been asked to present your photography in front of a group and didn’t know where to start?
During this weeks meeting, club member Julie Dodge will present different strategies for “Creating Your Own Photography Program”. This will include how to: choose a topic; select and present your images; add topical notes; speak to the audience; and most importantly… keep their attention. Whether you’re creating a 15 minute show, or a full two-hour program, you’ll learn techniques that will help you feel confident when accepting an invitation to present, and when delivering your program.
This year, there will be opportunities for members to share more of their photography with the club besides competitions. If you have images to share, this is a program you won’t want to miss.
Tuesday, Sept 18, 7-9pm,
First United Methodist Church, Downtown Peoria.
Peoria Camera Club offers members opportunities to participate in photo competitions to help you improve as a photographer, and develop a critcal eye when composing and editing your photos.
With 12 different categories of photo competitions, all with different rules, regulations, and submission requirements, entering club competitions can be daunting. On September 4th, the first meeting of the new club year, PCC members Ray Keithley and Rich Seeman will present a program on participating in club competitions. Ray and Rich have participated in competitions for many years and are both seasoned judges. Together they will help you navigate the rules and offer suggestions so you can confidently participate and properly submit your images in club competitions.
The following topics will be covered:
▪ Benefits (to you and the club) of participating in competitions
▪ The 12 different categories and the rules for each
▪ Club competition levels, their purpose and benefit to you
▪ Finding competition information on the club website
▪ Resizing and renaming digital images for competitions
▪ The judging process
▪ Interpreting judges’ comments
▪ How to succeed in competitions
In the past year, rules have changed, competitions have been added and image handlers have changed. Come to this meeting and learn about how these changes affect you and how to improve your chances of earning acceptances and winning in Club competitions.
First United Methodist Church, 7-9pm
(Photo credit: Cradled in Moms Arms, Gail Chastain)
Peoria Camera Club will be presenting two Informational Sessions for the Heart of Illinois Fair Photography Exhibit on what makes a good competition photo, how to print and mount your photos, and how to enter your photographic prints in the fair. Choose from two dates, times, and locations.
Peoria Public Library, Downtown
Tuesday, June 12, 2-3:30 pm
Peoria Public Library, North Branch
Monday, June 18, 6-7:30 pm
Compete with other Central Illinois Photographers for cash prizes and ribbons, and start exhibiting your work in the community.
Presented by: Julie Dodge, Superintendent of HOI-Fair Photography Exhibit
Once again the Peoria Camera Club will be hosting the 2018 National Insect Salon, a Photographic Society of America-sanctioned Nature competition. Images must be submitted no later than September 22, 2018. The judging will be on 9/29/2018.
Go to the Insect Salon page for more detailed information.
(Featured Image “Cicada Killer” by Gail Chastain, one of the 2017 accepted images)
Jason Reblando: New Deal Utopias
Photographer and artist Jason Reblando will give a talk about his recent photography book New Deal Utopias (Kehrer Verlag, 2017), which explores three planned communities built by the U.S. government during the Great Depression. His project explores the built environments and landscapes of Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin, collectively known as “Greenbelt Towns,” to evoke utopia both as an idea and a place in the American mind. He will also discuss fascinating historical context of the towns by incorporating archival photographs from the Farm Security Administration.
Jason received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines, an Artist Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council, and a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, Camera Austria, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Marketplace, Real Simple, Places Journal, Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Reader. His photographs are part of the collections in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He teaches photography at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University.
Hope to see you at the meeting Tuesday!
7-9pm, First United Methodist Church