Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Meeting Agenda: Judging WI Print Circuit


Retzer Nature Center 
Camera Club 
February Newsletter 

February Meeting  Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, 7:00 PM

Program  Wisconsin Print Circuit Judging, Photo Composition:

This month we will be judging the Wisconsin Print Circuit.  Photographers who are members of Wisconsin camera clubs are able to submit one color and one monochrome for the competition.  All participating club judge the images, with the results being tabulated to determine the print scores and winning prints.  Please bring a pen or pencil for scoring.  You will be viewing some excellent prints!
The second part of the meeting will be a brief program on photo composition by Randy Scherkenbach.  Randy will give us some ideas on what elements of composition can be used to create a superior image.

Member Image Sharing:

Members are encouraged to submit several (up to five) images to share with the club for gentle critique.  This is a great way to get suggestions for improving your images and developing your photographic skills. In order to give everyone a chance to share their images during the year, we will select several individuals who will be featured at each meeting.  Other individuals may also provide images which will be shared as time permits.  

The following members will be featured this month: Craig Kasseckert, Richard Knisbeck, Mary Krajak, Jim Kurovsky and Ramona Lenger.

Please email your images to Tom Wright ( TomWrightwi@gmail.com ) by Tuesday, February 6th. This will help to streamline the process of viewing member images. We look forward to seeing your images.

2017-18 Club Programs:

Our 2018 programs and meeting dates are listed below.  Other program information will be added as speakers are confirmed.  We are always looking for ideas for future programs that are of interest to our members.  If you have any ideas for speakers or program topics, pleas forward your ideas to Randy Scherkenbach ( rscherkenbach@gmail.com ).

The following programs / speakers will be presented this year.  Specific dates for these programs are being determined:
Shooting Wildlife – Sunil Gopalan
Natural Light Portraits – Suvi Tory
Travel Photography – Kevin Thomas
Drone Photography – Randy Scherkenbach
 
March 7, 2018 – Derek Ace – Infrared Photography
April 4, 2018
May 2, 2018
June 6, 2018
July 4, 2018 – No Meeting
August 1, 2018
September 5, 2018
October 3, 2018
November 7, 2018
December 5, 2018 – Holiday Party 




Field Trips:

Photo field trips are a great way for us to share our common enjoyment of photography, learn some new techniques and share in camaraderie while getting to know our fellow club members.  Our Outings Co-chairs, Elizabeth Whitcomb and Caryl Sedushak, are working on a schedule that will include some of our traditional outings plus a few new ones. They are always looking for your ideas of some places you would find interesting for a club outing.  If you have any ideas of places you would like to have us shoot, please send your ideas to our Outings Chairperson, Elizabeth Whitcomb (lizannwhit@gmail.com)  Better yet, why not offer to coordinate a field trip.  It's not hard - find a place you would like to go, pick a date and we can announce it to the club.  Perhaps you have a favorite place for fall colors or winter scenery.  

Thursday, February 8th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM– Harley Davidson Museum.  We have been invited by the Unlimited Vision Photo Club, to join them for an evening shoot at the Harley Davidson Museum.  The cost is $14.00 and includes one hour where the museum will be closed to the general public.  Tripods and on-camera flash will be allowed.  You must register to attend this event.  Register no later than February 2nd, by sending an email to Rick Petersohn at RLPSOHN@gmail.com.

Future Events of Interest:
  
If you are aware of any events of general interest, please let us know so we can share them with the club. 

WACCO Presents a Photography Seminar by Roman Kurywczak - Saturday, March 3rd:
The seminar will be held at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Roman will cover topics including night photography, wildlife portraits and action, macro photography and landscapes.  At the early registration cost of $45.00 (including lunch), this is a bargain.  Early registration ends February 5th.  After that date, the cost will be $65.00.


Photo Contests and Exhibits:

If you are aware of any photo contests or exhibits, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht at Rvollb@wi.rr.com


Photo Ops:
As a club, our members have a wide variety of subjects that we enjoy photographing.  This newsletter can serve as an excellent way to share various photo opportunities with club members.  If you know of interesting subjects or events that may interest other club members, please forward those to Rick Vollbrecht (Rvollb@wi.rr.comso they can be included in future Newsletters.  If you are interested in having others join you, that information can also be included.  It is fun to shoot with a group. 

Photography Classes:

A variety of non-credit, reasonably priced classes on photography and Photoshop are available at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and UW Waukesha.  The new UW Waukesha catalog is now available.  Check their web sites for more information.  

WCTC:  www.wctc.edu
UW Waukesha:  www.waukesha.uwc.edu

Art’s Cameras Plus has an extensive list of classes covering everything from camera basics to photographing in a variety of situations and use of Photoshop Elements.  Check out their web site:  www.Artscameras.com .  If you are aware of other photography classes or seminars, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht 


Websites of Interest:

Retzer Camera Club blog: www.RetzerCameraClub.blogspot.com
WACCO (Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization): www.wicameraclubs.org PSA (Photographic Association of America): www.PSA-photo.org PSA Wisconsin:  www.PSA.wisconsin.org
Friends of Retzer Nature Center: www.FriendsofRetzer.org
Jim Edlhuber’s blog: http://www.windowtowildlife.com/  

Club Organization:  

Club dues for 2018 are now due.  Dues are $15.00/member, $25.00/couple.  Dues may be paid to our Treasurer, Jim Edlhuber.

Our club officers are: 

President   
Tom Wright
Vice President   
Jim Hobbick
Treasurer   
Jim Edlhuber 
Program Chair   
Randy Scherkenbach  
Outings Chair   
Elizabeth Whitcomb, Caryl Sedushak


Members should feel free to contact the officers with any questions and suggestions they may have for the club.

Friday, December 22, 2017

January Meeting Agenda: Your Chance to Judge


Retzer Nature Center 
Camera Club 
January Newsletter 

January Meeting  Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, 7:00 PM

Program  PSA Wisconsin Club Showcase Judging:

This month we will be judging the PSA Wisconsin Club Showcase.  In this annual Showcase, fifteen Wisconsin camera clubs have each submitted seven member images to compete for bragging rights in Wisconsin.  Our club has consistently been in the top five, last year finishing 3rd.  Please bring a pen or pencil for scoring.  You may also want to bring a small flashlight to help you see the ballot.  Following the judging, we will use some of the competition images to discuss what makes a good image.  Look forward to seeing some great images from Wisconsin photographers. 

Member Image Sharing:

Members are encouraged to submit several (up to five) images to share with the club for gentle critique.  This is a great way to get suggestions for improving your images and developing your photographic skills. In order to give everyone a chance to share their images during the year, we will select several individuals who will be featured at each meeting.  Other individuals may also provide images which will be shared as time permits.  

The following members will be featured this month: Jim Hobbick, Kurt Huebner, Terry Hughes, Susan Jensen, Karren Jeske, Michael Jeske.

Please email your images to Tom Wright ( TomWrightwi@gmail.com ) by Tuesday, January 2nd. This will help to streamline the process of viewing member images. We look forward to seeing your images.

2017-18 Club Programs:

Our 2018 programs and meeting dates are listed below.  Other program information will be added as speakers are confirmed.  We are always looking for ideas for future programs that are of interest to our members.  If you have any ideas for speakers or program topics, pleas forward your ideas to Randy Scherkenbach ( rscherkenbach@gmail.com ).
 
February 7, 2018 – Wisconsin Print Circuit judging
March 7, 2018 – Derek Ace – Infrared Photography
April 4, 2018
May 2, 2018
June 6, 2018
July 4, 2018 – No Meeting
August 1, 2018
September 5, 2018
October 3, 2018
November 7, 2018
December 5, 2018 – Holiday Party 




Field Trips:

Photo field trips are a great way for us to share our common enjoyment of photography, learn some new techniques and share in camaraderie while getting to know our fellow club members. We have no additional field trips planned for this year.  If you have any ideas of places you would like to have us shoot, please send your ideas to our Outings Chairperson, Elizabeth Whitcomb (lizannwhit@gmail.com)  Better yet, why not offer to coordinate a field trip.  It's not hard - find a place you would like to go, pick a date and we can announce it to the club.  Perhaps you have a favorite place for fall colors or winter scenery.  

Future Events of Interest:
  
If you are aware of any events of general interest, please let us know so we can share them with the club. 

WACCO Presents a Photography Seminar by Roman Kurywczak - Saturday, March 3rd:
The seminar will be held at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Roman will cover topics including night photography, wildlife portraits and action, macro photography and landscapes.  At $45.00 (including lunch), this is a bargain.  
There will also be a macro workshop on Sunday, March 4th, 10:00 AM – Noon.  The cost for the workshop is $30.00.

Photo Contests and Exhibits:


If you are aware of any photo contests or exhibits, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht at Rvollb@wi.rr.com


Photo Ops:
As a club, our members have a wide variety of subjects that we enjoy photographing.  This newsletter can serve as an excellent way to share various photo opportunities with club members.  If you know of interesting subjects or events that may interest other club members, please forward those to Rick Vollbrecht so they can be included in future newsletters.  If you are interested in having others join you, that information can also be included.  It is fun to shoot with a group. 

Photography Classes:

A variety of non-credit, reasonably priced classes on photography and Photoshop are available at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and UW Waukesha.  The new UW Waukesha catalog is now available.  Check their web sites for more information.  

WCTC:  www.wctc.edu
UW Waukesha:  www.waukesha.uwc.edu

Art’s Cameras Plus has an extensive list of classes covering everything from camera basics to photographing in a variety of situations and use of Photoshop Elements.  Check out their web site:  www.Artscameras.com .  If you are aware of other photography classes or seminars, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht 






Websites of Interest:

Retzer Camera Club blog: www.RetzerCameraClub.blogspot.com
WACCO (Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization): www.wicameraclubs.org PSA (Photographic Association of America): www.PSA-photo.org PSA Wisconsin:  www.PSA.wisconsin.org
Friends of Retzer Nature Center: www.FriendsofRetzer.org
Jim Edlhuber’s blog: http://www.windowtowildlife.com/  

Club Organization:  

Club dues for 2018 are now due.  Dues are $15.00/member, $25.00/couple.  Dues may be paid to our Treasurer, Jim Edlhuber.

Our club officers are: 
President   
Tom Wright
Vice President   
Jim Hobbick
Treasurer   
Jim Edlhuber 
Program Chair   
Randy Scherkenbach  
Outings Chair   
Elizabeth Whitcomb, Caryl Sedushak


Members should feel free to contact the officers with any questions and suggestions they may have for the club.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December Meeting to Feature Scavenger Hunt, Holiday Party


Retzer Nature Center 
Camera Club 
December 2017 Newsletter 

December Meeting  Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 7:00 PM

Program  Holiday Party

We will celebrate the end of the year with our annual club Holiday Party.  Spouses and guests are invited, so make sure you tell them!!  Our program will feature a show of our member Best of 2017 images.  Member should send their five best / favorite images from the year to Rick Vollbrecht.  We will also show the results of the 2017 Photo Scavenger Hunt.  See details for the Scavenger Hunt later in this Newsletter.  These images should also be sent to Rick.  We are looking forward to a fun evening seeing some of your great images and socializing.

Member Image Sharing:

Our regular images sharing will not take place tonight because of the Holiday Party where we hope to see images from everyone!

2017-18 Club Programs:

Our 2017-18 programs and meeting dates are listed below.  We are always looking for ideas for future programs that are of interest to our members.  If you have any ideas for speakers or program topics, pleas forward your ideas to Randy Scherkenbach, Program Chairman scherkenbach@gmail.com

January 1, 2018 – PSA Wisconsin Showcase judging
February 7, 2018 – Wisconsin Print Circuit judging
March 7, 2018
April 4, 2018
May 2, 2018
June 6, 2018
July 4, 2018 – No Meeting
August 1, 2018
September 5, 2018
October 3, 2018
November 7, 2018
December 5, 2018 – Holiday Party



Photo Scavenger Hunt:

Our Photo Scavenger Hunt has become a popular annual event which we will be doing again this year.  Photo scavenger hunts are a fun and challenging way to get your imagination and creative juices flowing! 

We will be viewing our Photo Scavenger Hunt images at our December Holiday Party.  Please send your image to Rick Vollbrecht now! Please name your images to correspond to the category, i.e. 01-Fun, 02-Patina, etc.

The rules are simple: 
1. Capture one image of each topic. 
2. Be creative - think of a unique way to express the topic.   
3. Images should be taken in 2017. 
The topics for our 2017 Scavenger Hunt are: 
1. Fun
2. Patina
3. Detail
4. Liquid
5. Dew
6. Fungi
7. Feather
8. Creature
9. Motion
10. Soft

Field Trips:

Photo field trips are a great way for us to share our common enjoyment of photography, learn some new techniques and share in camaraderie while getting to know our fellow club members. We have no additional field trips planned for this year.  If you have any ideas of places you would like to have us shoot, please send your ideas to our Outings ChairpersonsElizabeth Whitcomb and Caryl Sedushak.  Better yet, why not offer to coordinate a field trip.  It's not hard - find a place you would like to go, pick a date and we can announce it to the club.  Perhaps you have a favorite place for fall colors or winter scenery.  

Future Events of Interest:
  
If you are aware of any events of general interest, please let us know so we can share them with the club. 

WACCO Presents a Photography Seminar by Roman Kurywczak - Saturday, March 3rd:
The seminar will be held at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Roman will cover topics including night photography, wildlife portraits and action, macro photography and landscapes.  At $45.00 (including lunch), this is a bargain.  
There will also be a macro workshop on Sunday, March 4th, 10:00 AM – Noon.  The cost for the workshop is $30.00.

Photo Contests and Exhibits:

We are not aware of any contests at this timeIf you are aware of any photo contests or exhibits, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht at Rvollb@wi.rr.com


Photo Ops:
As a club, our members have a wide variety of subjects that we enjoy photographing.  This newsletter can serve as an excellent way to share various photo opportunities with club members.  If you know of interesting subjects or events that may interest other club members, please forward those to Rick Vollbrecht so they can be included in future newsletters.  If you are interested in having others join you, that information can also be included.  It is fun to shoot with a group. 

Photography Classes:

A variety of non-credit, reasonably priced classes on photography and Photoshop are available at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and UW Waukesha.  The new UW Waukesha catalog is now available.  Check their web sites for more information.  

WCTC:  www.wctc.edu
UW Waukesha:  www.waukesha.uwc.edu

Art’s Cameras Plus has an extensive list of classes covering everything from camera basics to photographing in a variety of situations and use of Photoshop Elements.  Check out their web site:  www.Artscameras.com .  If you are aware of other photography classes or seminars, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht 

Websites of Interest:

Retzer Camera Club blog: www.RetzerCameraClub.blogspot.com
WACCO (Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization): www.wicameraclubs.org PSA (Photographic Association of America): www.PSA-photo.org PSA Wisconsin:  www.PSA.wisconsin.org
Friends of Retzer Nature Center: www.FriendsofRetzer.org
Jim Edlhuber’s blog: http://www.windowtowildlife.com/  

Club Dues:

Club dues for 2018 can now be paid to our club Treasurer.  Our dues help us provide an honorarium to our guest speakers and pay other club expenses.  Dues are $15.00 for an individual, $25.00 for a couple.

Club Organization:

Our club officers for 2018-2019 are:


President   
Tom Wright
Vice President   
Jim Hobbick
Treasurer   
Jim Edlhuber 
Program Chair   
Randy Scherkenbach
Outings Chair   
Elizabeth Whitcomb, Caryl Sedushak


Members should feel free to contact the officers with any questions and suggestions they may have for the club.