Category Archives: Club Activities

ACC MEETING ~ NOV. 2, 2022

November 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W Thomas St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Meetings take place in Jordan Hall.
Guests are welcome.
Astrophotography!

Join us on November 2 as we meet amateur astronomer and astrophotographer Tom Auchter.  

Mr. Auchter is active in public outreach to cultivate, foster, and promote interest and participation in astronomy.  For the past 5 years, Tom has volunteered at Great Basin National Park helping with their astronomy programs and sharing his extensive knowledge of telescopes, mounts, and digital cameras.

Come to the meeting to learn more and see some of his dramatic images.

ACC MEETING ~ OCT. 19, 2022

OCTOBER 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

“Gadget” Night

Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W Thomas St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

Gadget Demonstration
Please share your creative secrets! Have you used a special gadget to enhance your techniques and achieve an unusual effect in your images? Or do you have a go-to item that makes your life easier in the field to take that perfect picture?

Please bring it to the club and share with others how you have used it with some examples of pictures you have taken. This could be a glass prism set, uncommon filter, or a special tool for lighting that has significantly contributed to your development as a photographer. Let’s learn from each other, enhance our photos, and improve our techniques.

We ask each member to bring up to three items and be ready to demonstrate their use.

See you all on Wednesday.  New members always welcome.

ACC Meeting ~ Sept. 21, 2022

September 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W Thomas St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

Here’s Your Chance for Sharing and Feedback!

The second meeting in September is an opportunity for members to share their summer (or any season) images and obtain constructive feedback from other members in a small group setting.

Members will offer 3 photos (2 of their best and 1 they’d like to improve or to share how they improved an existing image).  We will display images and will provide positive feedback to each other in small groups.

Details on how to submit photos will be provided before the meeting.

 

ACC MEETING ~ Sept 7, 2022

“Travel Photography” by Barrett McGivney

September 7, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W Thomas St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

Travel Photography is a great way to bring others along on your adventures without having to pay for their plane tickets! There is a big difference between vacation snapshots and travel photography, and this program will help you make that leap. Join Sony Tech Rep., Barrett McGivney, as he covers the basics of travel photography from the best gear to bring with you, to the different photographic genres that fall under “travel photography,” tips on how to shoot them, and recommend what to do before/during/after your trip. Join us for  this new fun informative program to open our new season at ACC.

ACC Meeting ~ May 4,2022

“Nature Photography” by Mike Trahan

April 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W Thomas St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

Description

Do you wonder if you can take nature photos such as you’ve seen done by others? Do you want to improve your shots further?  You can!

But where do you start and how do you do it? We’ll walk through the various genres of nature photography and give you practical suggestions on technique, settings, equipment, plus when to go out.

Different parts of our session should be worthwhile to the beginning, intermediate and advanced photographer. We won’t just be showing pretty pictures. This will be a high content, practical session although it still will be an overview given the time we’ll have. We’ll discuss:

·        Birds
·        Wildlife
·        Landscapes
·        Flowers
·        …and Bugs
When you get down to it, photography is a great excuse to get out and enjoy nature which then enriches your life. So join us on May 4th for a special presentation by Mike Trahan.
BIO
Mike Trahan has been a birder (bird watcher) and nature lover for over forty-five years. He’s a member of two Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (CACCA) clubs, a nature-only club, Riverwoods Nature, and the Lake County Camera Club where he was a past president. He’s won awards at the club, CACCA, and Photographic Society of America levels as well as other Midwest area competitions. Mike is a past recipient of the CACCA Kohout award for nature photography teaching.
He really enjoys photography, nature, and sharing what he’s learned with you!

ACC Meeting ~ April 20, 2022

Image Review Night

April 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W Thomas St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

Description

Please bring as many pics as you would like.
You will choose which image you want reviewed first and put in the First Group to be Reviewed area on the table –  (will be labeled).

2nd image you want to be reviewed, to be put in the Second Group to be Reviewed area on the table (will be labeled).

3rd image you want reviewed to be put in the Third Group to be Reviewed area on the table (will be labeled).

Our goal here is to make sure that all 1st choice images get reviewed.

We will have a set time limit for each review.

Any questions, let us know. VPprograms@ArlingtonCameraClub.Net

Thanks and see you on Wednesday, April 20. Bring along your work and receive some helpful feedback. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM.

ACC Meeting ~March 2, 2022

Guest Speaker!
Live Presentation on Landscape Photography
by Photographer Ralph Velasco

March 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Christian Church of Arlington Heights
333 W Thomas St
Arlington Heights IL 60004 

Ralph Velasco is an exceptionally talented travel photography instructor and seasoned international guide who has photographed in over 70 countries on 6 continents.

He’s the author of “Ralph Velasco On Travel Photography: 101 Tips for Developing Your Photographic Eye & More” as well as a number of other eBooks and guides.

Ralph was a finalist for the prestigious 2016 and 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year awards and was selected to a group of the Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World for 2014 by a site in the U.K., as well as one of the Top 10 Travel Photography Bloggers by USA Today.  Additionally he was chosen to a list of 10 Photography Travel Bloggers to Inspire You This Year.  Two years in a row he was chosen “Open Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County, California.

Ralph has an MBA in International Business from United States International University in Mexico City and San Diego, an undergraduate degree in Management from the Indiana University School of Business, speaks Spanish, and is a licensed private pilot.

He’s also been an integral member of several championship sailing teams in Chicago, San Diego and Newport Beach, California.

Please join the Arlington Camera Club on March 2nd to hear Ralph share his landscape photography knowledge with our club.

Check out Ralph’s website for more information:
https://ralphvelasco.wordpress.com/

Outing to Ansel Adams: Early Works Exhibit

Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:00am – Meet at the Dunn Museum
Lunch to follow at Bill’s Pizza & Pub at 624 South Lake Street, Mundelein. Corner of Route 45 and Diamond Lake Road.

Dunn Museum (located in General Offices of Lake County Forest Preserves)
1899 West Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL

Ansel Adams: Early Works

We all know that Ansel Adams was a giant in the field of landscape photography. Many viewers are familiar with Adams’ heroic, high-contrast prints from the 1970s.  “Ansel Adams: Early Works” focuses on the artist’s masterful, less well-known small prints from the 1920s through 1950s.  By capturing the power of nature, Ansel Adams changed our understanding of landscape photography, solidifying it as a legitimate form of modern art.

The exhibit is also available virtually at the following site:
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/6dd300e9cad94cd1b563cc159cfca10b

Museum admission:
Resident              Non-resident
$6                           $10  Adults
$3                              $6  Seniors ages 62 and up

COVID-19 safety measures
-Masks are required
-COVID-19 vaccination is required
-Event will be indoors, so masks will be required when inside the museum. Please social distance when around other groups.

ACC Meeting ~ Feb. 16, 2022

Image Review Night

February 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W Thomas St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

Description

Please bring as many pics as you would like.
You will choose which image you want reviewed first and put in the First Group to be Reviewed area on the table –  (will be labeled).

2nd image you want to be reviewed, to be put in the Second Group to be Reviewed area on the table (will be labeled).

3rd image you want reviewed to be put in the Third Group to be Reviewed area on the table (will be labeled).

Our goal here is to make sure that all 1st choice images get reviewed.

We will have a set time limit for each review.

Any questions, let us know. VPprograms@ArlingtonCameraClub.Net

Thanks and see you on Wednesday, February 16. Bring along your work and receive some helpful feedback. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM.