“Buckingham Fountain” by Jan Weld
“First Frost in Zion” by Larry Arends
“Fish Escapes Grizzly” by Jan Welds
“Frosty Trail” by Larry Arends
“Hitch Hiker” by Jan Weld
“In the School” by Bob Reynolds
“Mono Lake” by Jan Weld
“Notre Dame Montreal” by Paula Matzek
“Summertime” by Gerardo Velasquez
“Vigilant Cheetah” by Jan Weld
“Gotcha” by Jan Weld


April 5, 2023 Competition – Print Winners

Small Monochrome

Jan Weld, “Mono Lake”,  Print of the Month

Jan Weld, “Hitch Hiker”, Honorable Mention 

Large Monochrome

Jan Weld, “Buckingham Fountain”  Large,  Print of the Month

Patrick Grady, “Sea Stacks”, Honorable Mention

 Small Color

Jan Weld, “Vigilant Cheetah”, Print of the Month

Paula Matzek, “Notre Dame, Montreal”, Award

Sandra Tipton, “Catch of the Day”, Award

Gerardo Velasques, “Summertime”, Honorable Mention

Larry Arends, “Rick’s Cafe”, Honorable Mention

Bob Reynolds, “In the School”, Honorable Mention

 Large Color

Jan Weld, “Fish Escapes Grizzly”, Print of the Month

Larry Arends, “Frosty Trail”, Award

Jan Weld, “Gotcha”, Honorable Mention

Larry Arends, “First Frost in Zion”, Honorable Mention


April  2023 ~ Digital Competition Winners

Lily with Visitor by Ken Olsen, Best of Show
Pollen Shower by Sandra Tipton
Hawaii Island Snow by Becki Hagberg-Cohen
Common Blue Morpho Butterfly by Sandra Tipton
Pink Beauty by Vesela Zlateva
The Heart of the Orchid by Larry Brady
May I Help You by Reinhard Schwind
Monument Valley by Reinhard Schwind
Kinglet with Snack by Ken Olsen
The Egg Man by Larry Brady


Lily with Visitor, Ken Olsen, Best of Show

Pollen Shower, Sandra Tipton, Award

Hawaii Island Snow, Becki Hagberg-Cohen, Award

Kinglet with Snack, Ken Olsen

The Heart of the Orchid, Larry Brady

The Egg Man, Larry Brady

May I Help You, Reinhard Schwind

Monument Valley, Reinhard Schwind

Common Blue Morpho Butterfly, Sandra Tipton

Pink Beauty, Vesela Zlateva


April 19, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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

Meetings take place in Jordan Hall.
Doors open at 7:00 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30.
Guests are welcome.

Please join the Arlington Camera Club for a live presentation by Dave Jacobson.

“Where to Photograph Wildlife Locally”
by Dave Jacobson

A teacher at Prospect High School for 30 years, Dave Jacobson entered a second career as a photographer after retiring from public education in 2014.  He started working as a photographer at high school events in the Northwest Suburbs through Visual Image Photography.  At the same time he began shooting landscape and travel photography, but when travel became difficult during the pandemic, wildlife photography became his primary focus.  As he visited local forest preserves and nature centers, he developed an interest in birds and other wildlife.  A volunteer at the Buddy Foundation several days a week, Dave also photographs new dogs and cats for the Foundation’s adoption website. His work has been published in the Cook County Forest Preserve calendar, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Calendar, and the Daily Herald.

Join us (and bring a friend) as Dave shares his favorite wildlife locations and offers tips on photographing the wildlife of northeastern Illinois…with a few bonus wildlife areas included.