There has been an increasing number of inquires as to our annual Seminar. Due to circumstances, the Peoria Camera Club will not be hosting a seminar this year and possibly future years to come. There were many factors that contributed to this decision. The Peoria Camera Club would like to thank everyone for their support over the last 20 or so years that we have been hosting this event. I am sure it will be missed by many.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309-696-0677.
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.
The PCC is pleased to announce an opportunity to work closely with Bryan Peterson as part of a small group. Bryan will be offering a day long, hands-on class on Sunday March 19, 2017. During this post-seminar class, Bryan will be assisting participants in the application of concepts presented during the “Art of Seeing” seminar he would have presented on March 18th. Bryan, with guidance from club members, will take the group to a variety of settings around Peoria. The class will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our tentative locations will the Illinois River Front in East Peoria, the Warehouse District in Peoria, Detweiller Park and places along the Illinois River in Chillicothe. Bryan has asked for some time to shoot indoors and to review/process images. We will meet in the clubhouse at Shore Acres in Chillicothe for lunch and indoor work. This will be our location for the day if weather force us indoors all day. I am open to specific suggestions for shooting locations.
This class is now open to all registrants for the Saturday March 18th seminar, “Art of Seeing”.
The total cost is $195 per person with $50 of the fee being retained by the PCC. Here is the process…
Enrollment is limited to 15 and will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
Only 7 slots left.
You must sign up for the seminar first.
Then, you must submit your name to Joe Virbickis, Seminar Chairman, via email, phone or text. This will guarantee your place once confirmed in an email from Joe. If necessary, Joe will keep a waiting list based on expressed interest if the number interested exceeds 15.
The cost for this workshop is due any time up to and including March 18th (Saturday). Joe will accept checks at the seminar on the 18th. If you do not pay in full by that date, the slot will be offered to another registrant. (All checks payable to Peoria Camera Club)
If you decide the day of the seminar to attend Sunday’s class, Joe will accept payment that day. (Given available slots)
As mentioned above, all payments are refundable. Joe will hold all checks until after March 19th to facilitate any refunds. Circumstances can change and no one will be penalized for last minute cancellations.
You will receive email receipts of your interest and any payments, so please include an email address when you commit to this class or send a check.
This class will be posted on the PCC website on March 11th or 12th.
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.