The Collinsville Area Camera Club is a photography club for beginners as well as experienced photographers to meet regularly, share ideas and information so all can improve their images and have fun learning together in an informal atmosphere. The club holds regular meetings, various photo shoot outings, and regular print and digital competitions. Membership dues are $25 per year. The Collinsville Area Camera Club is located in Collinsville, Illinois, just outside of the greater St. Louis, Missouri area.
Collinsville Area Camera Club meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) Building, #10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234, in Eastport Plaza across from the Gateway Convention Center. Guests are always welcomed!
UPCOMING CLUB MEETING
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – Club Meeting
Location: CARD Building – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dan Dreyfus
Presentation Topic: Light – the critical element in photography
BEST OF FIVE
DUE: TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2017
PRINTS – MOUNTED ON 8″X10″ BOARD
Turn in your photos for the BEST FIVE at SHOOTS. Five printed images mounted on 8″x10″ board from CACC field trips and or photo shoots between May 2016 and Oct, 2016. These images can be from five different shoots or five images from one shoot, your choice. Images will be judged on impact, composition, lighting and story. Your images will be prejudged and shown and critiqued at the April 11, 2017 meeting. Winners will be announced April 11th.
END OF YEAR DINNER
There will be a sign-up sheet for the end of year dinner at the next meeting. Please sign-up if you plan to attend so arrangements and reservations can be made for those planning to attend. End of year dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th at 5:00 p.m. at Ravanelli’s in Collinsville with advanced sign-up for reservations.
Facilitator: Margie Eversman
AROUND TOWN – EXTRAS
Here are some extra “going ons” around town that are not affiliated with CACC, but may be great spots for photo opportunities or photography exhibits, and may have been mentioned in our meetings!
International Photography Hall of Fame – St. Louis, MO
Many great exhibits all about photography, right in our back yard! For more information on the museums current exhibits, please visit their website.
The Dark Room Wine Bar and Photo Gallery – St. Louis, MO
Embodying the nexus of art and life in Grand Center by offering patrons the ability to experience fine art and fine wine under the same roof.
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS CLASS RECAP
A BIG THANK YOU to Thom Downey for teaching this three part Photoshop Elements class for the Aspiring Photographer for CACC members. Classroom handouts from the three classes have been added to the CACC website for your use! These are pdf files that you can click on and download to your computer. You can then follow along the instructions and learn a bit more about using Photoshop Elements. You can find them on our Classes page HERE.