Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Retzer Nature Center
Camera Club

November Meeting - November 7, 2012, 7:00 PM

Our featured speaker will be Chris Jourdan, a well know local photography instructor.  Chris will talk about current trends in photographic equipment.  He will discuss new equipment and features that are available on new cameras and future trends in equipment.

2013 Club Programs:

It is once again time to plan our meeting programs for next year.  Over the last several meetings we have received ideas from many of you.  If you have any additional ideas that you feel would make interesting programs, please forward them to Rick Vollbrecht.  You are the best source of ideas - these are your meetings and we want to make them interesting and informative for you.  We are also looking for some volunteers to meet for a few hours to take these ideas and work on creating a program schedule for next year.  If you are willing to help, please let Rick know.  We will probably meet at the end of November or early December.  This is an opportunity for you to help keep our club strong!

Future Events of Interest:

November 3, 2012 - WACCO Fall Competition.  Waukesha State Bank, Oconomowoc, Lower Level, at 11:30 AM.  Take I-94 West, exit 282.  Go North on Hwy 67.  The bank is on the left. The deadline has passed for entering the competition, but you are invited to view the judging.  This is a good chance to see some great images and see how the judging process is done.

January 27, 2013 - PSA Wisconsin Chapter Meeting 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Waukesha State Bank, Lower Level.  Take I-94 West, exit 282.  Go North on Hwy 67.  The bank is on the left
Showing of 2012 PSA Chapters Showcase
Selection of 12 images for 2012 PSA Chapters Showcase.  Each member may bring 2 digital images.
Members may bring images for a Bring-Your-Own show
Afternoon program - John Rummel and Mark Weiter will discuss their methods of photographing the Milky Way and lighthouses at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

March 9, 2013 - WACCO Photography Seminar  Door County Photographer Dan Anderson will be the featured speaker.  Mark your calendar - details will follow.

March 10, 2012 - PSA Wisconsin Chapter Meeting 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Waukesha State Bank, Oconomowoc, Lower Level.  Take I-94 West, exit 282.  Go North on Hwy 67. 
Business meeting and election of officers. 
Region 21 Individual Showcase - PSA members may bring two images (print or projected) for consideration for the Showcase. 
Members may bring images for a Bring-Your-Own show, 
The afternoon program will feature Jim Cowell with a program on Natural Element Photography.

May 17 - 19, 2013 - PSA Wisconsin Chapter Photo Outing to Door County.  PSA members will meet in Door County for a weekend of photography

Photographic Society of America (PSA):

We talk a lot about PSA , so I thought it would be a good idea to give a little explanation of the organization.  According to the PSA web site: "The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is a worldwide organization for anyone interested in photography. The society includes casual shutterbugs, serious amateurs, and professional photographers. Founded in 1934, PSA has members in over 70 countries. Individual, Club, and Council memberships offer a wide variety of services and activities: a monthly magazine; online photo galleries, image evaluation, study groups, and courses; competitions; an annual conference; recognition; and discounts on photography related products and services."

The Retzer Camera Club is a member of PSA.  In addition, a number of us are individual members of PSA.  Annual membership dues are $45.00.  There is also a Wisconsin Chapter of PSA that meets four times a year (note schedule above).,  Annual membership is $5.00.   One must be a member of PSA to be a member of the Wisconsin chapter.  The Wisconsin Chapter has an open invitation to non-PSA members to attend its meetings as a way of introducing you to PSA and the local chapter - so please feel free to attend one of the chapter meetings to find out more about PSA.  It is expected that after you have attended several meetings and you find them interesting that you would then consider joining PSA and the Wisconsin chapter.  If you have any questions, please contact Rick. 

Photo Contests

Friends of Retzer Nature Center Annual Photography Contest:
See the contest brochure for details.
Entries are due Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Reception and announcement of winners  - Sunday, November 4, 2012 , 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Old World Wisconsin Foundation 2013 Photo Contest.
See the contest brochure for details
Deadline: August 30, 2013

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

Future Meetings:

December 5, 2012
January 2, 2013
February 6, 2013               
March 6, 2013
April 3, 2012
May 1, 2012