PCC Members, This listing should better clarify the Competitions and when Images are due.
Number of Competitions for each Category:
Open = 3
Nature = 3
Print = 3
Creative = 2
Photojournalism = 2
Theme = 2
City Landscape = 1
Smartphone = 1
President’s Special = 1
CICCA = 2
DUE DATES for TURN-IN
8/21 — NATURE-1, OPEN-1
9/4 — PHOTOJOURNALISM-1
9/18 — OPEN-2
9/25 — CREATIVE-1
10/2 — CITY LANDSCAPE
10/23 — CICCA Print
10/26 — CICCA Digital
11/20 — PRINT-1
11/27 — THEME-1 (Botany)
12/4 — NATURE-2
1/8 — OPEN-3
1/22 — PRINT-2
1/29 — CREATIVE-2
2/5 — SMARTPHONE, THEME-2 (Still Life)
2/19 — PHOTOJOURNALISM-2, NATURE-3
3/19 — PRINT-3
4/2 — PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL (Capturing New with Old)
5/7 – END OF YEAR
OPEN — Tom Ruhland
NATURE — Scott Dunham
CREATIVE — Julie Dodge
PHOTOJOURNALISM — Paul Bierma
CITY LANDSCAPE — Andrea Monninger
SMARTPHONE — Ray Keithley
THEME 1 — Paul Bierma
THEME 2 — Julie Dodge
PRINT — Alan Rogers
PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL — ?
(Since the website is public, please refer to the Member Directory for email addresses)
See the competition rules document on the for further details
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
This week’s program, “The UnSeeing Quest“, presented by club members’ Rich Seeman, Ray Keithley and Vicki Padesky, will offer a practical application of lessons learned from Ian Plant’s Seminar by challenging club members to “UnSee” and “shoot like Ian”.
The speakers will provide an overview of Ian Plant’s creative seeing process… learning to “UnSee” what the average photographer sees and create images that “stand out from the crowd.” You will be encouraged to think like Ian, creatively interpret the subject, and impose your own artistic vision. For the “UNSEEING QUEST” you will be encouraged to embrace Ian’s idea of Discovery, Revelation, and Transformation, then go out on your own to find, shoot, and experience Ian’s approach to creative photography.
The April 24th and May 15th club meetings will provide opportunities for participating members to present and share your artistic interpretation and thought process behind making your final image(s). Even if you didn’t attend the seminar, ALL members are invited to participate. The March 27th meeting will provide important details you won’t want to miss.
Members are encouraged to put together a short (5-10 min) program of their images on a thumb drive, or as a PowerPoint show.
Be prepared to share your story and consider including the following:
- An image of the overall scene you were shooting that includes your subject
- An image of how you would normally “See” it, and shoot it
- How you applied the “UnSee-It” process… Discovery, Revelation, Transformation
- Your final image
- The techniques or ideas you tried
- Your thoughts on the “UnSeeing” process, how you used it, and how you may use it to shape your photography going forward
Anyone interested in participating or needing additional information, please contact Vicki Padesky at email@example.com or call 309-696-0677.
For tonights meeting, club member Julie Dodge will present a program on “Printing and Mounting Your Photos”.
Julie will demonstrate on the computer how to adjust your images for the best printing results. The program will cover techniques to brighten your photos to get optimum whites while retaining dark colors for contrast and impact. We’ll discuss how different papers produce different results and view samples so you can judge for yourself.
When the print is dry we’ll move onto the mounting process. Julie will share her techniques that will make it easy for you to enter a securely mounted print in competitions. She will also share tips for matting and framing, as some competitions require a more finished look.
Throughout the demonstration you will learn what supplies you need to set up shop, where to purchase them, and how to value shop for the best bargains.
Hope to see you at the meeting tonight.
7-9pm, First United Methodist Church