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
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 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
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.
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.
During 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
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. Dues are only $25 annually. Attend a few meetings and get to know us.
Be our guest and come to the next club meeting (typically 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays from 7-9pm) at First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave, downtown Peoria. Map
If you want further information or have other questions, please contact us.