May 1, 2018 Topic – Henry Matthiessen

Henry Matthiessen is based out of Galena, IL and the owner of Stoned Art Studio. During his presentation Henry will cover the following topics:

Panorama Photography

Panorama photos deliver very impactful photo statements. We’ll explore the why’s and how’s of making stunning panorama photos, with demonstrations of how to execute, merge and post process via Lightroom and Photoshop giving you another medium to deliver excellent images to your viewers.

Artist Touch in Photography

Artists were the original recorders of events and emotions long before cameras were invented. We’ll discuss art techniques used by old masters as they relate to light, composition, and post process helping you deliver more impact in your photos to your viewers. Lightroom will be used to demonstrate how to take advantage of many of the art techniques.

For more information and to view some of Henry’s work, please visit: http://www.stonedartstudio.com/welcome.html

Open 4, Creative 2 and Nature 4 Results

Here are the winning entries from the following competitions. Congratulations to all the winners. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers are the first three photos at the top.

Nature 4

Creative 2

Open 4

CICCA Spring Salon

Hello PCC Members,  I have been receiving emails regarding the upcoming Spring Salon.  I am the new CICCA rep, so I thought I would fill you in before we have  a train wreck on our hands. ( See what I did there).  The turn in is on the 24th of this month, April for those of you not aware.  The cost for the Salon is 4 puny dollars per digital and print.  That’s 8 dollars if you enter both digital and print. 4+4=8.  Mom would be so proud. Please go to the ciccaclubs.com website, click on the spring salon documents menu and open the spring salon invitation to gain all of the knowledge needed to enter.   If you need any assistance, please feel free to email me and I will try my best to assist you. You can also email the webmaster for CICCA, again me, so either way you can’t loose. Please put CICCA in your email title so I don’t send you to spam.

Tomr@peoriacameraclub.com

4/3 Program: “Find your Shot Where You Are-UK Edition” by Jim Burnham

JF6 6015During the question and answer at Ian Plant’s seminar last month, one of the attendees asked him something similar to this:

“So, you’ve gone to all these remote and fantastic places and taken all these fantastic photographs, what about someone who really can’t travel all around the world to find images. What do we do?”

Basically, the answer was to practice taking photos at home. If you can take good photos here, you can take good photos when you do eventually get to these places.

I wanted to do a presentation on just that, finding good photos here in Illinois. But I also promised Sam Black I would cover England and Scotland at some point. So, I decided to do both. On three separate trips over the last 20 years to England, Scotland and Wales, I took pictures of where I was at the time, rarely venturing out to the ultra-spectacular locations. It was combination vacation and photo excursion when I could get the time. So time was short on my own, or I had to find the shots where I was.

I’ll be covering different themes and subjects I am always looking for when I am out and about. This is the United Kingdom Edition.

      Hope to see you at the meeting Tuesday.
     7-9pm, First United Methodist Church

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