Category Archives: Miscellaneous

HEARTLAND PORTRAITS PROJECT

The Heartland Festival Orchestra is looking for images that capture the heart of the Heartland. The “Heartland Portraits” Project is an opportunity for the Peoria Camera Club and all photographers in the community to contribute images of the “prairie” that will be playing during a special concert to honor the beauty and life of our region.

As part of the tenth anniversary celebration, photographic representations of the prairieland and life in Illinois will be displayed in a digital dance on screens above the orchestra, choreographed to select movements of “Symphony to the Prairie Farm” by Steve Heitzeg.

Your work can be a part of creating a unique piece of live performance art. Be it a downtown Peoria panorama, a Starved Rock scene, or a Champaign snapshot. There’s no better time than right now, the beginning of the fall season, to get out and photograph the prairies of Central Illinois. Optionally, you may select images from your portfolio that meet the above criteria.

Deadline for submission of images is December 2nd, 2018 at midnight. Photographers retain sole ownership and unrestricted use of all photographs submitted.

For more information and link to submit photos, click on this link Heartland Portraits Project

Christmas Banquet

When: December 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Where: First United Methodist Church – Wesley Hall (On Lower Level)

What to Bring:  A dish to pass – please select from a casserole, fruit/vegetable or a dessert.  The club will provide the meat, drinks and place settings.

Please click on the below link to google docs which will open an excel spreadsheet, you just need to put your name, how many are attending  (yourself included) and what you are bringing then close it – the information will be saved automatically.

Sign-Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19eDOv5_djLfSOlsO1Bje8lFn4iNzd8TC-2ZlNZKj4P8/edit?usp=sharing

Speaker:  Natalie Jackson O’Neal

“Peoria Camera Club’s Best” Photographic Print Exhibition

Peoria Camera Club and Peoria Public Library will host a Photographic Print Exhibition on November 3 – 28, 2017.  “Peoria Camera Club’s Best” exhibition is an opportunity for individual PCC members to display some of your best photographic work, and promote the amazing talent we have in our club.

As of 9/27, the number of Entries so far are light, so you can enter up to 5 framed images instead of 3.

These are the key dates you need to know.

  • Titles Deadline – Sept 30  (titles of your prints due)
  • Turn-in – Oct. 17  (prints framed and ready to hang)
  • Hang Prints – Nov. 2
  • Reception – Nov. 4
  • Place – Peoria Public Library

Click here for the full article with more details on this member opportunity.

Click here for the labels to use on the back:  Public Library Exhibition

 

2017 Club Picnic Aug 22nd

The Peoria Camera Club is hosting their picnic opening the 2017-18 season!

Join us for an evening of socializing with other photographers.

Glen Oak Park Pavilion near the Glen Oak Zoo entrance.

This event is open to current and prospective members!

Bring your own main entree, drink and table setting and a side dish to share.

President’s Special

This year, I decided to approach presidents special a little different – since our annual meeting fell the day after the NCAA Men’s Final and on Election Day, I decided to host a bracket where members got to pick the topic.

Our President’s Special Final Four was:

After Round 1 – Macro/Close-Up & Long Exposure came out victorious.

In the end – the winner and this year’s president special is:  Macro/Close-Up

Rules:

Why did I add the Arthropod/Plant restriction?

I wanted the club members to step out outside the box and get creative.  If you google “Macro Photography” you will notice almost all of the images are of insects/spiders and flowers.

I also noticed this trend on Flickr – the trend continued on the largest Macro group.  https://www.flickr.com/groups/49503086607@N01/

I then found a Flickr group which had restriction and I really like the diversity of images compared to the traditional macro groups – so I decided to add the same restrictions to president’s special. https://www.flickr.com/groups/macro_noflower_noinsect/

Macro/Close-Up Resources

Here are just a few website I found that provide useful information:

Happy Shooting and good luck!