ACC MEETING ~ APRIL 19, 2023

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.

ACC Meeting ~ April 5, 2023

April 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Christian Church of Arlington Heights
333 W Thomas St
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Meetings take place in Jordan Hall.
Guests are always welcome.

Our next meeting is Competition Night –  Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM. Competition is open to all paid members. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting to view images and to see how the competitions are run.

Print Competition
We are asking that you have your prints matted and ready to submit by 7:00 pm in order to have time to organize all the entries and start the competition promptly at 7:30.

DPI (Digital Projected Image) Competition
The competition is now open for both color and monochrome with a closing date and time of April 2nd at midnight for all digital entries.  Instructions for submitting digital images have been emailed to members.

ACC MEETING ~ MARCH 15, 2023

March 15, 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 online presentation by Mike Wardynski.

Mike Wardynski is a professional photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is on the forefront of landscape photography, specializing in premium large format prints, photography workshops and image licensing. Rooted in nature, he finds that through landscape photography he has been able to bring the joy of the natural world to the walls of homes and offices around the world.

With a deep connection to nature, the work of Mike Wardynski brings us all a little closer to our roots. His immersive nature photographs have placed him on the forefront of landscape photography where he has gained the attention of avid art collectors. Mike is best known for his intricate textures and peaceful landscapes that are minimal in nature.

Mike’s work has been featured in high-end publications such as “Design Milk” and “Focus on the Story.” He is a masterful teacher with deep respect for his practice and the land.

With two decades of experience, Mike has honed his craft for photography and printmaking. Today, his photographs are collected around the world. His work has been on display along the prestigious Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico and can often be seen at the most renowned art shows in the U.S.

Mike goes to great lengths in order to get the shot. He will trek through unforgiving terrain in unpleasant conditions in order to find the perfect composition. His attention to detail shines through when one views his large format photographs in person.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Nature is at the heart of my work. Not only because it is often my subject, but because it is where I find inspiration. Human beings are spiritually connected to the planet as a whole. Interconnectivity is where the spirit thrives. Through photography, I remind the viewer of their connection to earth. We do not own the planet; we are part of it. It is our responsibility to protect as well as enjoy our environment because it is an extension of ourselves. One cannot harm the environment without harming themselves, just as one cannot heal the environment without healing themselves.

ACC MEETING ~ MARCH 1, 2023

March 1, 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.

Making Better Pictures and How to Judge Them
by Bob Benson

Please join the Arlington Camera Club for a presentation by Bob Benson

Bob Benson, FPSA EPSA, has held various positions with the Photographic Society of America, including a four year term as Divisions Vice President. Previously, he started the Interclub Competition for the older Electronic Imaging Division, then later, started the Interclub Competition for PID. Besides some other PSA related activities, he wrote an ongoing column for the Journal on Lightroom®. Currently he serves as the Ethics Review Advisor. Since online judging has become common, he judges for international exhibitions and clubs in other areas.

At the local level, he has been on the Board for the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association since 2001, serving in many capacities, including President. He judges and presents at local clubs and for seminars on a regular basis, providing education programs and training for new judges. Through CACCA, he has earned major awards, including the Wanda Christl Award (photography excellence), the Stinson Award (volunteerism), and the Creativity Award.  Benson holds a TOPS in color, mono, and creative prints.

“My biggest passion is prints and printing; there is nothing like seeing a well-crafted print. Back in the darkroom days, I was never satisfied with my B&W prints. Digital has changed all that, allowing the control I never was able to achieve before. Landscapes are my preference, but I am willing to try anything, as I see that as the best way to learn.”

Please plan to attend and bring a guest to this special event.

 

FEBRUARY 2023 ~ PRINT COMPETITION

February  2023 ~ Print Competition Winners

Guard Dog, Gerardo Velasquez, Small Color Print of the Month
Alabama Hills by Patrick Grady, Large Monochrome Print of the Month
Reddish Egret, Sandra Tipton, Large Color Print of the Month
Laundry Day, Paula Matzek, Small Monochrome Print of the Month
Yellow Daisy, Vesela Zlateva
St. Stephen’s Basilica, Paula Matzek
Heidelberg in the Rain, Larry Arends
Great Blue Heron, Sandra Tipton
Mountain Birch by Patrick Grady
Door Detail, Miltenberg,Paula Matzek
Grey’s Landing by Jan Weld
Mountain Meadow by Kathy Grady

February 1, 2023 Competition – Print Winners
 
Small Monochrome
Laundry Day, Paula Matzek, Small Monochrome Print of the Month
St. Stephen’s Basilica Paula Matzek

Large Monochrome
Alabama Hills, Patrick Grady, Large Monochrome Print of the Month
Mountain Birch Patrick Grady

Small Color
Guard Dog, Gerardo Velasquez, Small Color Print of the Month
Door Detail, Miltenberg,Paula Matzek
Great Blue Heron, Sandra Tipton
Yellow Daisy, Vesela Zlateva

Large Color
Reddish Egret, Sandra Tipton, Large Color Print of the Month
Heidelberg in the Rain, Larry Arends
Grey’s Landing, Jan Weld
Mountain Meadow, Kathy Grady

ACC Meeting ~ Feb. 1, 2023

February 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Christian Church of Arlington Heights
333 W Thomas St
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Meetings take place in Jordan Hall.
Guests are always welcome.

Our next meeting is Competition Night –  Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM. Competition is open to all paid members. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting to view images and to see how the competitions are run.

Print Competition
We are asking that you have your prints matted and ready to submit by 7:00 pm in order to have time to organize all the entries and start the competition promptly at 7:30.

DPI (Digital Projected Image) Competition
The competition is now open for both color and monochrome with a closing date and time of January 29th at midnight for all digital entries.  Instructions for submitting digital images have been emailed to members.

ACC MEETING ~ JAN. 18, 2023

We’re bringing back the Post Holiday Party!

We’ll start early at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 18, at our regular meeting place. We’ll have a Post-Holiday party for our members and their guests.Join us for the Post-Holiday Party.

  • We’ll order pizza and supply some beverages. The cost will be $10 per person.
  • Please RSVP to Judie Reynolds so we know how much to order.
  • Feel free to bring a favorite appetizer or dessert.
  • Spouses and friends are welcome to attend ($10/each)
  • We plan to have a raffle (including cash prizes) and silent auction as a club fundraiser.
    • Please consider donating items for the fundraiser. These could be photography books, photo bags, other gadgets or anything else that makes a nice raffle prize or auction item.
The program for this meeting will be funny photos or silly mistakes (bloopers) taken by you.
  • We all have images that didn’t quite make the cut. Some have funny expressions, and others just plain missed the mark, or worse. Bring your mistakes and out-takes on a thumbdrive and we’ll entertain our members with our Non-Award Winners while we enjoy our pizza and snacks. 

ACC MEETING ~ Jan. 4, 2023

January 4, 20233 @ 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.

Happy Holidays to all Club Members!

Our January 4 meeting will be a program on Winter Photo Techniques. When, where, and how do we take advantage of our winter photo ops? Is it ever too cold to shoot?

Plan to learn about a few winter tips you might not already know, and if you have a few winter photo tips to share, please plan on sharing them with our members.

See you there.

DECEMBER 2022 ~ PRINT COMPETITION

December  2022 ~ Print Competition Winners

Larry Arends, “Flamenco Dancer,” Small Color Print of the Month
Gerardo Velasquez, “Remi,” Small Monochrome Print of the Month
Kathy Grady, “Sand Dunes,” Large Color Print of the Month
Patrick Grady, “Oxbow Bend,” Large Monochrome Print of the Month
Bob Reynolds, “Yellow Warbler”
Jan Van Leijenhorst, “Monet Fantasy”
Paula Matzek, “Opera House, Budapest”
Larry Arends, “Strasbourg”
Paula Matzek, “Grand Mesa Reflection”

December 7, 2022

Competition – Print Winners

 

 Small Monochrome

Gerardo Velasquez, “Remi,” Small Monochrome Print of the Month

Mort Lerman, Deep Thought

 

Large Monochrome

Patrick Grady, “Oxbow Bend,” Large Monochrome Print of the Month

Paula Matzek, “Opera House, Budapest”

 

Small Color

Larry Arends, “Flamenco Dancer,” Small Color Print of the Month

Jan Van Leijenhorst, “Monet Fantasy”

Bob Reynolds, “Yellow Warbler”

Sandra Tipton, “Great Blue Heron Family”

 

Large Color

Kathy Grady, “Sand Dunes,” Large Color Print of the Month

Larry Arends, “Strasbourg”

Paula Matzek, “Grand Mesa Reflection”

Sandra Tipton, “Hungry Eagle”

 

ACC MEETING ~ DEC. 21, 2022

December 21, 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.

 Image Review Night.

Bring along your work and receive some helpful feedback. You may bring as many photographs as you would like.

You will choose which image you want to be reviewed first and put it in the First Group to be Reviewed area on the table (will be labeled).
The second image you want to be reviewed is to be put in the Second Group to be Reviewed area on the table (will be labeled).

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

Our goal 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, December 21. Bring along your work and receive some helpful feedback. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM.