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SPRINGFIELD CAMERA CLUB Founded 1960
CICCA - page 3
We had 13 people enter photos in the Spring Salon. There were about 130 digital images and about 25 prints entered into the competition. The Fall and Spring Salon is a goal that the Springﬁeld Camera Club should commit to entering. The competition was the 5th of May.
Washington Park Amateur Annual Photo Contest - page 9 The winners are in and three of the Springﬁeld Camera Club members are featured winners.
Gallery 510 - Decatur - page 10
A Springﬁeld Camera Club member has July exhibit planned.
An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography - page 11
A recent trip to the St. Louis Art Museum inspires Cindy Gallo Callan to write a narrative on her impressons of the exhibit and how it affects her vision.
Essential Tips - page 13
Virginia Scott recently taught an Academy for LifeLong Learning class at Lincoln Land Community College. Featured in this issue are some of her tips she brings to the classroom to camera enthusiasts.
Meeting Highlights - page 15
Read about the highlights of past meetings this quarter and a peak ahead to what is coming. “Because of the camera’s penetrating gaze, photography is presumed to have a unique ability to reveal an individual’s identity.” ~Eric Lutz, curator St. Louis Art Museum
Top: Evolution - Cynthia Gallo Callan (Science Museum, Chicago IL, 2009) Bottom left: Hand of Time - Bob Wangard
FROM OUR PRESIDENT The Springﬁeld Camera Club has recently purchased and modiﬁed a Nikon Cool Pix P5000 to shoot enhanced color infrared pictures. This camera will be available to all our club members to try their hand at infrared photography. The rules for signing out the camera and the length it can be used is to be determined by the members at a future meeting. I suspect there will be a lot of interest in this project. We recently had a program on infrared. The members present seemed to enjoy the program and are looking forward to trying their hand. We thought this would give everyone a chance to see if they like this format, without incurring a lot of individual expense. It is our plan to go forward with educational programs starting in the fall. The programs planned are photo software on-hands sessions. The programs planned for now are Adobe PhotoShop and Light Room. Adobe PhotoShop will be introduced by Tom Sowers, who teaches Adobe Photoshop. He will concentrate exclusively on the photo side of Adobe Photoshop, not graphics or movies. We are hoping to have members who will become mentors for other members; that is not to do the work but give instructions to other members who may need a assistance. We have a few members who use Light Room. Vicki Mudd has graciously volunteered to lead a session on Light Room some time in the fall, after she becomes more comfortable with the program. I would encourage the members who now have and use Light Room to become mentors for the other members. Our club is very happy to have new members who have been coming to the meetings. The fall programs will also include a review of ALL the basics of photography, such as composition, exposure, depth of ﬁeld and pro/ cons of aperture preferred or time preferred methods. Individuals who have a new camera and are not familiar with their camera, can bring them to a meeting and other members can help them. I want to insure all our new members that as we go forward with the club, we will always make sure we include the basics, so that all our members will not feel over whelmed or left behind. Robert Wangard
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The Springﬁeld Camera Club is open to anyone interested in cameras and photography. ALL are welcome: Beginners, Advanced and anyone in between. Purpose: Promote photography as a hobby and encourage members to improve their photographic skills through educational programs, competition and critiquing sessions, and informal discussions among members. Meetings: Begin at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Meetings last one to two hours, and are held at the First Christian Church, 700 South Sixth Street, Springﬁeld (east side of Sixth, between Cook and Lawrence.) Parking: In the lot just south of the church. Access is through the side entrance off the parking lot (use the buzzer at the door.) More information: Telephone either 546-5021 or 523-8081. Guests: Are always welcome, however it is suggested a call be made to one of the above numbers to be advised of any changes. Website: www.springﬁeldcameraclub.org Dues: $20 per year, prorated depending on when a person joins.
The Clique will be published quarterly: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. The newsletter belongs to the club and contributions from all members is encouraged. Future issues can and should include photographs, articles and stories from club members. All submissions should be sent via email to Cindy Gallo Callan at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to issue date. The next issue will published August 1, 2012 - please have all submissions by July 15th.
CICCA Spring Salon was held in Bloomington on May 5th. Our club had a total of 35 prints entered, 7 prints were selected as “Accepted” Overall, we had over 25% of our prints, accepted or honored. This was a good showing for our club. Overall the scores were “low” and some of the winners from the Fall Salon were not judged as high. This shows just how subjective the judging can be, and our members should not be discouraged, as long as we can compete and turn out quality images.
PRINTS The members with the “Accepted” prints were: Jim Hill: Shep and Running Girl Jim Hill: Orchid #5 Virginia Scott: Caravan Stop Virginia Scott: Katherin In Flight Bob Wangard: 4th Of July Cindy Callan: Transﬁguration Cindy Callan: City Lights
Bob Wangard: 4th Of July
Two prints were selected as “Honored.” The members with honored prints were: Paul Puckel: Lighting Up
Cindy Callan: Downy Fresh
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There were four categories for digital photography: Altered Reality, Nature, Pictorial and Photo Realistic.
Our club submitted 36 images, nine were selected as “Accepted.” The members with accepted images were:
Dick McLane: Redwood
Dick McLane: Illinois Sunrise
Karl Vogle: No Title
Karl Vogle: No Title
Virginia Scott: Cardinal In Winter
Karl Vogle: No Title
Virginia Scott: Monarch on Butterﬂy
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Cindy Callan: Lookout
One image was selected as “Honored.” The member with the honored image was: Cindy Callan: No Peeking (aka Bashful)
Pictorial Category Our club submitted 43. One was selected as “Honored”.
The member with the honored image was: Virginia Scott: Artist At Work
Photo Realistic Category Our club submitted seven. Two were selected as “Accepted.” The members with the accepted images were:
Virginia Scott: Millenium Park
Cindy Callan Moving Forward
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Altered Reality Category
Our club submitted 15, one was selected as “Accepted.”The member with the accepted image was: Jim Hill: Wild Gees Lake
I think the Springﬁeld Camera Club did very well overall. I am proud of the number of members who participated and hope we can continue to making the CICCA Salons as our fall and spring projects. I would also like to see some of our members participate in some of the regional salons offered thru PSA. I would like to thank all of the members who took the time to enter and help with the spring salon. Bob Wangard, President
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Washington Park Amateur Annual Photo Contest The winners are in and three of the Springﬁeld Camera Club members are featured winners. There were ﬁve winners announced in the adult category; three of the winners belonging to the Springﬁeld Camera Club. Jim Hill placed second for Springﬁeld Botanical Garden #4. Virgina Scott placed third for her photograph titled Water Lily. Cindy Gallo Callan placed 1st Honorable Mention for her photograph of a white goose No Peaking (aka Bashful). Congratulations to all the participants. The photographs will be on display from May 1 through May 20.
Springﬁeld Botanical Garden #4 Jim Hill - 2nd Place
to have a little bit of the magic I was looking for whenever I go picture hunting and I fell just a little bit in love with the scene as I must do before taking the camera to my eye. I don’t “think” when I photograph - I simply respond (like falling in love) to events temporarily and spatially that are in front of my eyes. Making certain there are no convergences and nothing really distracting around any of the edges is important to me. However, these things are seen in an instant. Jim’s photo was taken with a Point and Shoot CoolPix P5100 which he had converted to Infrared by LifePixel. The photograph is full frame. The sun was full upon the scene on April 21st this year. “The clouds had been in the process of clearing to the SW and just above the top of the frame the sky was clear. Just coming out of the arboretum, I took it because it seemed
When I have made my exposure I try to forget about it. When I get to the “darkroom” it becomes an entirely new experience divorced from the actual event of making the exposures. I forget what I saw and look upon the images as new experiences to be worked and coaxed into something stronger than what I am able to recall of the actual encounter. Failing to make an image better than my perception of it, or another person’s perception of it, is a failure. Such images are bound for the circular ﬁle.”
Water Lily Virginia Scott 3rd Place “The picture is a reward for going out early to Washington Park and getting the morning light, which provided detail and shading in the white petals. The reﬂection in the water was a bonus!”
No Peaking (aka Bashful) Cindy Gallo Callan - 1st Honorable Mention “This white goose showed purity and shyness while preening himself with his beak. Normally they don’t like people to get too close, but this particular afternoon, he didn’t seem to notice.”
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GALLERY 510 Arts Guild, LtD. Camera Club member Jim Hill is the featured “artist” at Gallery 510 in Decatur this upcoming July. The opening reception is July 6th - commonly know as First Friday by the Gallery folks. The time is 5:30 to 7:30 PM. There will be refreshments (wine and snacks) with Jim’s talk about his work at 6:30 pm. For more information contact Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Ltd., at 160 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, 217-422-1509. You can visit their website at http://www.gallery510.org
y life in photography began in 1971 upon viewing the work of Brett Weston. I was so struck by the beauty of his photographs that I was brought to tears. Shortly thereafter I purchased a complete 4X5 view camera outﬁt and proceeded to make pictures of my own. About six months later I signed up for a photo extension workshop by Wynn Bullock; held at his home in Monterey, CA. The third Saturday was scheduled for critique of prints. I had made about a dozen 4X5 contact prints mounted on 8X10 boards and took them with me for the admiration of the rest of the classmates and the master. I was ﬁrst up in the afternoon. After he looked at them for a few minutes there was complete silence. Could they be that good? He waited a little longer and ﬁnally said, “Now here is an example of the kind of photographs anyone can make. WHAT?.... I was, in a word, stunned - hearing nothing he or anyone else said the rest of the afternoon. On the 90 mile drive back to the Bay Area a foggy drizzle set in. Stopped by a cemetery and photographed a few gravestones. Perfect! I put the camera aside for six months and began a study of all the things he had been talking about during the lectures. Space/time; reality/existence, and
positive/negative - the basis of his photographic work. Read Alfred Korzybski and Carl Jung as their work apples to perception. A year later I enrolled in the same workshop. This time, according to Wynn, there were some really nice photographs. He WAS impressed with my printing and asked if I would be interested in printing for him. Well, of course I would - and did so for the last three years of his life. I began to make a little bit of a name for myself and soon began having shows at various galleries up and down the west coast. I was also approached to teach in workshops for University of California at Santa Cruz and Monterrey Peninsula College. For a couple of years I was asked to present my printing techniques at Ansel Adams’ Friends of Photography Workshops in Carmel - along with numerous private workshops in the San Francisco Area. About half of the workshops were photography of the nude. Two of these were with Ruth Bernhard as co-instructor. In 1980 I began to loose interest in the work. I was having difﬁculties in my personal life and just couldn’t keep up with the rigors of what my life had become.... In 1990 I returned to Illinois to care for my ailing parents and stayed. I remarried the love of my life after 25 years of separation and things began to look up. Took up the camera and began making exposures and juried into Gallery 510. Since then it has been a great time making pictures. A few good but a lot of which are the kind anyone can make and they, hopefully, ﬁnd they way to the trash can. Photos featured on this page by Jim Hill Top: Running Girl & Dog, Left: Orchid 314
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~ Review by Cynthia Gallo Callan
hile in St. Louis on the 27th of April, I spent time at the St. Louis Art Museum and visited the featured exhibit An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography. Walking into the gallery, I was met by a 48 x 60 ½ inch chromogenic print which ﬁlled the wall. The photograph, Location #4, shot by Korean born Yeondoo Jung in 2006, was of a young girl, dressed in a fur coat and hat, gazing upwards at frozen water cascading from the tenement where water pipes had broken. The photograph was extremely crisp and life-like and the artist staged this shot to orchestrate a vision of paramount impact. For many of us, our passion for photography can be limited to a speciﬁc genre, and only occasionally do we step outside our world. Many of us are accustomed to deﬁning our photographs into the categories we know from our involvement with CICCA: Altered Reality, Nature, Photo-Realistic, or Pictorial. In the case of An Orchestrated Vision the photographers created orchestrated photographs which were characteristic of four different perspectives; each piece telling its own story: Elusive Narrative, Constructed Space, The Public Stage and Portraiture and Performance. As I walked through each of the four sections and studied each piece of photographic art, I also found
myself categorizing a few of my own pieces utilizing the presented sections. Even though some of the images that came to mind weren’t “orchestrated” in the same manner shown by these photographers, by doing this I was able to critique my own creativity and perhaps give me insight into understanding a genre I may wish to pursue or identify with. After all, photography is art and tapping into my own creativity energizing. While I would love to place the images I viewed into this narrative, copyright prevents this, so what I will attempt to do is brieﬂy illustrate each section with a description and utilize some of my own work which I think can closely identify with the each category, even though only one of my photographs was orchestrated. Eric Lutz, curator of this exhibit, wrote a twenty page essay for the exhibition (available from the art museum). His words draw the viewer into the art of photography as does this interview I found on YouTube which you can view yourself through the hyperlink provided. (http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=GFfN5dw5xzI) The ﬁrst section I viewed was the Elusive Narrative which photographs revealed a mind-set which embraced drama and storytelling which contain no restraints and perhaps even inconclusive or multiple meanings. One of the photographs was titled Malplacé by Swedish photographer Denise Grünstein. In the wooded space were two darkly dressed women awkwardly fumbling about. They were located in such an odd location in retrospect of how they were dressed. It raised questions of why and how they happened to ﬁnd themselves in such a remote place. In my photograph Camouﬂage, the two girls are strategically hiding in the high grass within a city of tall buildings with hopeful dreams trying to decide where they ﬁt in the realm of their life. The contrast of their clothes and the blades of grass do not allow 11 | Spring 2012
hiding to be possible and sooner or later they would have to emerge and move forward. . In the section Constructed Space, the photographers created worlds in fabricated sets. These sets ranged from simple to extensive and utilized materials from paper to cardboard to create an imagery that demanded the viewer to take another look and draw a range of conclusions. While we could consider The Public Stage to mirror a style of photojournalism, the photographs presented portrayed a boundless landscape utilizing light and composition. They embraced a richness of textures, variation of hues, and depth of ﬁeld. Some of the pieces featured included Andrew Moore’s Palace Theater, Gary Indiana. Moore’s photograph depicted a dilapidated playhouse where the backdrop of a Mediterranean City still hung. His imagery portrayed a scene which included a city with the rest of the surrounding area falling apart around it. I considered two of my photographs which spoke to me with strong tales of this public stage. America for Rent spoke of the disparity we face in our cities. The crumbly facade of the a vacant building stood hiding behind the faded ﬂag.
Yesteryear was shot in the old Lincoln Theater in Decatur, IL which was built in 1916. Rich in history, and hopes of a futures, the theater continues to be home to ghostly memories.
Portraiture and Performance communicated to me both a realistic and/or a representation of those who occupy space around us. The essence of the personas here can appeal to our inner most senses and reach inside the mind to both reality and illusion. Here we could see a representation of life many may rather not see. In my Person Unknown, this man, with some of his belongings scattered on the sidewalk, is sprawled out on a Chicago street. There was no staging here and I did not know what his fate was or would be.
As photographers we can embrace our art form while stepping outside ourselves creating our own orchestrated visions.
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The exhibit will remain open at the museum until May 13. There is no cost of admission to the St. Louis Art Museum, and special exhibits, such as this, are of no cost on Fridays.
Picture Perfect Simple Tips for Better Photos
By Virginia Scott
On March 12th, camera club member Virginia Scott gave a presentation at Lincoln Land Community College. Virginia not only shares with us her presentation, but also reminds us that a camera is only a tool. Success depends on the photographer—whether he or she takes a picture or makes a picture.
Get comfortable with your camera and use its capabilities. How long since you’ve read the user’s booklet? (Have you ever?) Learn to use the bells and whistles you paid for! Your modern camera is very smart. Be prepared: Keep batteries charged and an extra memory card available. Shopping for a digital camera: Look for telephoto power (more than 3 or 4x zoom), at least 10 megapixels, and image stabilization. Consider the midsize camera, larger than the pocket point-and-shoot, smaller than an SLR. Browse the Internet for significant savings.
COMPOSING A PICTURE:
Develop your eye. Learn to see as the camera sees. Our eye sees selectively, but the camera sees (and records) everything--bottles on a table, trash cans in a landscape, spinach on the baby’s bib, telephone poles. Look at your whole scene—the clutter as well as the smiles— then change your camera angle if necessary. Move around before you shoot! Just a step sideways could give you a better, cleaner picture. “Crop” your picture with your zoom lens before you ever press the shutter button. Landscape hint #1: create depth with foreground. Photography is an attempt to do the impossible--capturing 3-D
scenes on flat, 2-D paper—so we need to create an illusion of depth: *Provide foreground with a tree, clump of flowers, rock, archway, garden bench, or driftwood. *Winding paths or streams are good for leading the eye into depth. *Put people in your scene: they provide proportion, and often a shot of color. (Someone in red, or a red barn, is great in a green landscape — complementary colors!)
Landscape hint #2: try vertical shots. Instinctively, we take horizontal pictures, but a vertical landscape ensures foreground as well as background. Other suggestions: * Let the horizon line divide your picture 1/3-2/3, rather than in half. * Look for diagonal lines in forming your composition; diagonals are dynamic.
Get closer! Fill the frame with your subject. One of the most common disappointments—the too-small, toodistant subject. Solution: Move in closer, or zoom your lens. Ask yourself, “What is my picture about really?” A weak photo may have one really good image within it. Use your computer to crop and enlarge the best section, or use the Kodak machine at the drugstore. Flowers: shade is fine, and “less is more.” Strong noonday sun bleaches out some colors. Light shade can be ideal. A large flowerbed often lacks a focal point and has too many 13 | Spring 2012
leaves, too much contrast. Fill the frame with single blossoms or small clusters. Groups: avoid “line-ups,” and watch for glare from white clothing. Work toward a natural, casual grouping—try having some stand, some sit. With flash, subjects wearing white should be farther from the camera than subjects in dark colors. If it’s worth taking at all, it’s worth two or more shots. Someone always blinks the first time. Children and grandchildren: stick with candids. Best bet: catch kids when they are engrossed in something that interests them. You don’t need to force a big smile from a child to get a good picture. Let kids relax — good advice for working with adult subjects too. Ask children what they would like to do for a picture — pose with a pet, a doll or a toy? (probably not with a sibling). For formal family portraits with kids, go to a studio!
“fill flash” (called “slow synch” on some cameras) provides a burst of light that fills in harsh shadows and eyes like dark holes—especially helpful in strong noon light from overhead. Find the setting that forces the camera to flash—not “auto flash.” Learn to use photo-editing software. Programs like Adobe Photoshop Elements and Picasa allow you to restore scanned images of old photos, straighten horizons, crop, deepen contrast, remove blemishes — it’s magic fun. Try black-and-white pictures. Black-and-white is especially interesting for architecture, snow, dramatic lighting effects and “classic” portrait shots. With a computer, it’s easy to turn color pictures into b/w or sepia. Do something with your photos! Do you have prints in shoeboxes and desk drawers? Are they identified with names and dates? Do you have a huge library of pictures in your computer? Get them out and frame them, put them in scrapbooks, make a PowerPoint show, or mount them on 5 x 7 cards and send them to your friends. It takes some time, but you deserve to share and enjoy what you have learned about taking good pictures. The memories are precious.
Remember that at its heart, photography is all about light. Photography is not about objects, it’s about light falling on objects. Think about it. Use available light when you can. Sidelighting from a window creates lovely effects. Circle around a subject to find the lighting you like: backlighted and luminous? Sidelighted with well-defined details? Front-light, strong conThe photos featured in Picture Perfect trasts? by Virginia Scott Plan your outdoor picture-taking for “The Golden Hours.” Professional landscape photographers like to shoot just after sunrise and just before and after sunset, when light comes from the side and has a mellow quality. They avoid noonday sun. Flash: use it less often indoors, more often out of doors. Flash goes only 10-12 feet and can’t illuminate an auditorium, church, or stadium. In such cases, switch the flash off and steady the camera on a tripod or someone’s shoulder. Flash outdoors: SCC | 14
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS January 12: Meeting began at 7:05 with six members and one visitor (Jim Kallmeyer) in attendance. Dick and Paul mentioned some info we had received from the Peoria Camera Club re a workshop they are putting on in March for the public. Meeting featured a variety of pix submitted by members to get feedback on strengths of the photo and/or how it could be improved. Some ten members submitted pix, including several from members who did not attend (it was a cold night with blowing snow after a snow storm that had only just ended. Meeting ended at 8:25. January 26: Meeting began at 7:00. Ten members attended (including one, George Marcy, who joined that night) plus three visitors (Cindy Callan’s husband Bill and Jim Kalmeyer, who came once before, and Roy Nash, who learned of us thru our website.) The previously announced demonstration on the Picnik photo editing process by Vicki Mudd, was canceled due to Vicki’s sickness. Instead Bob Wangard showed a DVD on good photo techniques and also showed over 100 photos that won awards at last fall’s CICCA salon. Meeting ended at 8:30. February 9: Meeting began at 7:00 with eleven members and one visitor (Roy Nash, here for the second time) present. An interesting
UPCOMING EVENTS Our two May meetings (May 10 and 24) will feature our annual member mini shows. Up until last year we devoted just one meeting to this activity, however they had become so popular that we decided using two meetings. That was successful, so it’s been decided to continue that practice this year in order to avoid one meeting running way late. Mini shows consist of presentations by club members of a series of photos along any chosen theme. They could be a trip or travel, spring ﬂowers, people’s faces, scenic landscapes, sunrises and sunsets, Lincoln Memorial Gardens, Illinois barns, snow and ice scenes, fall foliage,
demonstration of taking photos of drops of water as they hit the surface of a pan of water with different colored backdrops was lead by Paul Puckell. Attendees were invited to bring their cameras and tripods and make it a hands on affair. We also took pictures thru smoke. Meeting ended at 8:30. February 23: Meeting began at 7:00 with nineteen members and one visitor present. Two of the members joined during the meeting by paying dues through the end of our current ﬁscal year. One was Roy Nash. The other was Larry Senalik. In addition to Larry, his wife Diane, who couldn’t make the meeting, also joined. The visitor was Cindy Spann who expressed an interest in joining. Vicki Mudd discussed plans for a club ﬁeld trip on March 3 to the annual orchid display at the Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The meeting’s program was lead by Jim Hill who showed a DVD: Fine Art Photography, with the “Eloquent Nude” as a sub-topic. The DVD featured the life of famous photographer Edward Weston, as told by his wife Charis, and included many of his black and white nude photographs of Charis. Meeting ended at 8:25. March 8: Meeting began at 7:05 with 16 members present (no visitors), including one, Cindy Spann, who joined that night. Paul mentioned a workshop that the Peoria Camera Club has scheduled for March 17. Some members from our club plan on attending. Meeting featured a variety of pix submitted by members to get feedback on strengths of their photos and/or historical buildings, etc. Music, or a taped narrative, could be included if you wish. Rather than set a maximum number of photos per member, each member will be allotted up to ten minutes. So in deciding what photos to include, ﬁgure how much time you’d like to spend on discussing your individual photos and then choose those which will ﬁt into that time frame. So that we can work up a schedule, please let me know: one, if you wish to present a mini show at one of these meetings, two, if so, whether it will be digital, slides, or prints, and three, are you ﬂexible as to which meeting to schedule you or do you have (continued on last page)
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our account. Annual income, with our present membership of 25, is $500. Our year in / year out expenses are about $200 (donation to church for our meeting space and PSA and CICCA dues. If we participate in this year’s fall CICCA salon, that could cost us an additional some $250, based on our expenses for doing so last year. When asked how many members would use it, several hands went up. A motion to buy the camera was made and seconded. Rules for using, storage, etc., of the camera have yet to be developed, including whether or not to ask members to pay a small charge for borrowing it. Meeting ended at 8:20. how they could be improved. Eleven members submitted pix. Meeting ended at 8:25. March 22: Meeting began at 7:05 with 20 members (one of whom, Don Walker, joined that evening) and one guest (husband of Cindy Callan) in attendance. Vicki discussed the upcoming ﬁeld trip to a Pow Wow in St. Louis on March 31, and encouraged members to car pool if convenient to do so. The main subject of the meeting was a presentation by Bob Wangard on digital infra red photography, including several example photos of this type of photography. Following the presentation, Bob proposed that the club purchase an infrared digital camera, for use of our members. Bob said the cost would be about $400. In response to a question, Treasurer Dick said we have a balance of about $1000 in
April 12: Meeting began at 7:05 with 18 members and two visitors (one of whom, Neil Johnson, is a former member; the other Patsy Lozosky.) Featured was the showing of two videos, borrowed from the Photographic Society of America (PSA), both twenty minutes in length, titled “The art of seeing by Gerry Stewart” and “The beginnings of photographic composition.” Comments and questions were discussed after each showing. Bob provided guidance to members for selecting and preparing entries for submittal to the upcoming spring CICCA salon. An email will be sent out soon with this guidance. Vicki mentioned a possible ﬁeld trip in May to a business in Girard that is getting into making photo albums. More info will be forthcoming via email. She also reminded us of the ﬁeld trip this coming Saturday to the Peoria wildlife park. Meeting ended at 8:15.
a conﬂict on one of those dates. If you have decided on a theme, that info would be of interest as well. If you are showing digital photos, please bring a CD or thumb/ﬂash drive with you. For competitions and reviews, you have the option of emailing digital photos to Bob W. in advance. However, with a much larger number of photos likely to be included in a mini show, it is more practicable to work off a CD or external drive. However, if you do not have the capability of making a CD or external drive, then you may email your photos to Bob.
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Above: On the Run , Bob Wangard (Florida, 2012) Right: Portrait of a Goose Jim Hill (Washington Park, April 2012)