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
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)
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