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.
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 — ?
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A camera changes our perception of reality in several significant ways. See the way your camera sees.
Technical choices can transform your subject profoundly and artistically. Then consider other important factors such as perspective, position, composition, light and moment.
Join Ian for this enlightening and exciting seminar as he shares his insights about the use of composition, storytelling and light to make photos that grab attention and never let go.
March 24, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Illinois Valley Central High School
1300 West Sycamore in Chillicothe, IL
World-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant is known for his inspiring images and dedication to capturing the beauty of our world. Ian’s mission is to inspire and educate others in the art of photography. He is a frequent contributor to many leading photo magazines, managing editor of Outdoor Photography Guide, a Tamron Image Master and the author of numerous books and instructional videos.
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
March 18, 2017 is the date for Peoria Camera Club’s annual seminar. We are excited to have an amazing photographer, author, and speaker – Bryan F Peterson. We have a new location this year just a short distance north of Peoria on Hwy 29 at Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe, Illinois. Anyone with an interest in photography is encouraged to attend.
PCC Members: Joe Virbickis, PCC’s past president and chairman of the seminar, will be sending out an email to members about the member discount. Then look for your email invitation to the seminar January 18 or go ahead and check out our seminar page.