Welcome back current members and welcome new members for the 2017-18 PCC season!
We have a great season planned for everyone. If you are new, please keep an eye on this website for upcoming events and contests and if you are a member and you do not yet have a login to this website, please use the contact form and let us know, so we can create one for you. Logging in allows you to see all the documents, including rules, schedules, and contact information for the group.
For our first meeting of the season we have a special guest, the owners of Unposed Photography, who have come down from Galena to talk to us about their work.
- Good business practices for photographers.
- Marketing and finding clients
- Promoting your work
- Choosing the right equipment for the job
- Posing for weddings
- Choosing locations and assessing lighting situations
- Post processing
- Managing your business
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.
Once again the Peoria Camera Club will be hosting the 2017 National Insect Salon, a Photographic Society of America-sanctioned Nature competition. Images must be submitted no later than September 23, 2017. The judging will be on 9/30/2017.
Go to the Insect Salon page for more detailed information.
Some of the Highlights:
- End of Year Banquet
- Winners of the Rennick Juried Art Show
- Nature 4, Photojournalism, and Print 3 winners
- Children’s Art Camp Photo instructor needed
- Focus on Dave Clark
Click here for the newsletter: PhotoChatter May 2017
Congratulations to Tom Ruhland, Crystal Johnson and Rich Seeman for the winning images. (First three across in gallery below)
To see all competition winners, go to Competition Results
Some of the Highlights:
- Need for Digital Handler and Photochatter editor
- President’s Special topic for the 2017-18 season
- EOY competition information
- Raptors in Focus in Milwaukee
- Open, Creative, Print 2 and Smartphone competition results
Click here for the newsletter: PhotoChatter April 2017
KodaRoamers is welcoming other to join them for an outing this Friday – Here are the details:
Beauties in the Blue Bells at Parklands – 3:00 PM Friday, April 21
Let’s meet at Green Gables at Lake Bloomington, 2:45. Park across the street at the entrance to the park and car pool.
Vandana is bringing two lovely ladies in Saris to pose for us in the Bell Bells. Of course you can shoot macro, landscapes, and whatever also. But what a treat!.
We’d like to finish by 6. These ladies have to make arrangements for their kids.
The ladies would like you to send them your best images in digital format. They do not want any other compensation. And Vandana will help you get the model release if needed for a competition.
Entries needed for President’s Special for 2016. Topic is Speed. Please submit to tomr@peoriacameraclub dot com. Up to five images may be uploaded.
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
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/
Here are just a few website I found that provide useful information:
Happy Shooting and good luck!
Creative 2 and Open 4 are ready for viewing on the competition page.