The Rockford Photo Club has moved its website to a new location: https://www.rockfordphotoclub.org Communication problems with the company, (NameCheap) formerly registering our web name, dictated our move to the new site.
The snow sculpture shoot scheduled for Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 PM has been cancelled. Due to weather conditions, the Rockford Park District has postponed the event to January 25th - 28th. In light of this development, the photo club plan is as follows:
Thursday, January 19th - Pixel People at the Discovery Center
Thursday, January 25th - Our regularly scheduled meeting as per the club agenda - three camera groups
A ceramic plaque on the wall of my messy office bears a reminder that is very appropriate for all us photographers as we approach another year of taking great photos and learning more about photography and ourselves. It reads as follows:
Life is like a camera...
Focus on what is important,
Develop from the negatives,
and if things don't work out,
Take another shot!
For the January 2017 Newsletter and the 2017 Rockford Photo Club Agenda, see the page list in the column on the right side of this page. Happy New Year!
There are no more regular club meeting scheduled for the rest of 2016 and Pixel People will resume in January 2017. Please contact a board member for the agenda for January as well as Pixel People information for the new year. Have a great holiday everybody. Be thankful for family and friends. We are all very lucky - we have lots to share with the less fortunate - please be giving this holiday season - open your hearts and have the Merriest of Christmas' ever. Happy Holidays, whatever religion you are - love to all.
The last contest of the year was the 2nd Chance Contest. Club members who haven't taken a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any of the contest in 2016 were able to enter their photos for a last chance win of the year. Jim Spelman was our judge for this contest. Congratulations to the following members who placed. You can find their photos to the right under Contest - 2016 - 2nd Chance.
1st Place - Best of Show - Realistic - Steve Edwards
Located in Belvidere, Illinois, Summerfield Zoo is a great place to visit if you want to get up close to animals. After being hit by a tornado in April of 2015, Summerfield Zoo has bounced back, with the help of lots of volunteers. Thankfully they only lost 2 animals in the tornado but had a massive cleanup effort. It's a great place to visit, but do it soon as it will be closing for the season at the end of October.
Photos courtesy of Patty Van Stone and Chuck Hughes.
Thank you to photographer Thomas Guschl, our judge for the Landscape contest. Tom was rather humorous. He was very informative and taught us all about linear perception, aerial perception. formal balance, informal balance and told us that we Americans see photos from bottom to top and from left to right.