Retzer Nature Center
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 email@example.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:
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 Chairpersons, Elizabeth 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 time. If you are aware of any photo contests or exhibits, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht at Rvollb@wi.rr.com
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.
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.
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 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.
Our club officers for 2018-2019 are:
Elizabeth Whitcomb, Caryl Sedushak
Members should feel free to contact the officers with any questions and suggestions they may have for the club.