Welcome

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!

© Vaneese Shaw - Handyman's Delight

© Vaneese Shaw - Handyman's Delight

© Tom Hegeman - Time Stands Still

© Tom Hegeman - Time Stands Still

© Lois Adomite - Trakai Castle

© Lois Adomite - Trakai Castle

© Jennifer Smith - Squirrel Seeks Enlightenment

© Jennifer Smith - Squirrel Seeks Enlightenment

© Gary Austen - Spot

© Gary Austen - Spot

© Wayne Shaw - The Old Arbor

© Wayne Shaw - The Old Arbor

© Angela Barnes - Pink Beauties

© Angela Barnes - Pink Beauties

© Gary Austen - River Horse

© Gary Austen - River Horse

© Wayne Shaw - Blooming Cactus

© Wayne Shaw - Blooming Cactus

© Vaneese Shaw - Hard at Work

© Vaneese Shaw - Hard at Work

© Angela Barnes - Serenity

© Angela Barnes - Serenity

© Vaneese Shaw - Hanging Beauties

© Vaneese Shaw - Hanging Beauties

© Wayne Shaw - Purple Wonder

© Wayne Shaw - Purple Wonder

© Irene Griggs - Balls to the Walls

© Irene Griggs - Balls to the Walls

© Kim Hunt - Passing Through Time

© Kim Hunt - Passing Through Time

© Lois Adomite - Color Blocks

© Lois Adomite - Color Blocks

© Rex Pierce - Circular Gate

© Rex Pierce - Circular Gate

© Irene Griggs - Sunflower

© Irene Griggs - Sunflower

© Rex Pierce - Swirling Waters

© Rex Pierce - Swirling Waters

© Lois Adomite - Petal Power

© Lois Adomite - Petal Power

© Marvin Meyer

© Marvin Meyer

© Vaneese Shaw - Handyman's Delight© Tom Hegeman - Time Stands Still© Lois Adomite - Trakai Castle© Jennifer Smith - Squirrel Seeks Enlightenment© Gary Austen - Spot© Wayne Shaw - The Old Arbor© Angela Barnes - Pink Beauties© Gary Austen - River Horse© Wayne Shaw - Blooming Cactus© Vaneese Shaw - Hard at Work© Angela Barnes - Serenity© Vaneese Shaw - Hanging Beauties© Wayne Shaw - Purple Wonder© Irene Griggs - Balls to the Walls© Kim Hunt - Passing Through Time© Lois Adomite - Color Blocks© Rex Pierce - Circular Gate© Irene Griggs - Sunflower© Rex Pierce - Swirling Waters© Lois Adomite - Petal Power© Marvin Meyer

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETING

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 – Club Meeting
Location: CARD Building – 7:00 p.m.

Presentation & Competition:
Competition: Print
Competition Topic:
Miscellaneous
Speaker/Judge: Jeff Hirsch
Topic: How to look at a photograph

 

Visit our Meetings Page for more upcoming Meetings or download the PDF Schedule Here


UPCOMING PHOTO SHOOT

Missouri Botanical Gardens
Japanese Festival Photo Shoot, Sunday, Sept. 4th, 2016
1:00 p.m. – Meet at CARD if you wish to car pool
1:45 p.m. – Meet at MOBOT entrance

The festival is a coalition fo several Japanese-American organizations that provide art, dance, food and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.
Admission is $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for MOBOT members

Directions: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/visit
Website: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org

Send reservations to Facilitator: Beverly Krieb


Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Photo Shoot – Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 2016
Meet at the Tri-Township Park in Troy, IL.  Time to be determined. This wall will be accompanied by a traveling honor guard.  The wall will be presented from Sept. 7th to Sept. 11th, 2016. 

Website: http://tritownshippark.org/index.php?pagekey=events_vietnamwall

Send reservations to Facilitator: Beverly Krieb


Photoshop Elements Workshop #3

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

7:00PM to 9:00PM – CARD Building
Presenter: Thom Downey
Cost: $7.50 per person
(Please sign-up and bring class payment of $7.50 to the August 23rd CACC meeting)

Topic: Advanced Topics in Photoshop Elements

The workshops will be held on evenings that alternate with our regular CACC club meeting.  This necessitates we pay an additional rental fee to the Collinsville Area Recreational District.  The per session charge of $7.50 is to cover these costs.  Anything over the evenings charges will be returned to the club treasurer for use by the club.  The additional dates and time should allow for greater interaction and questions from those attending so be sure to come with specific questions and issues you would like help with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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!

 

Missouri History Museum Photography Exhibit:

Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900–1930

When: August 13, 2016 – January 22, 2017

During the first two decades of the 20th century, the St. Louis Street Department generated one of the most extensive troves of photographs ever taken of our city. We’ve used a selection of these images to create Capturing the City, a photography-based exhibition that allows visitors to experience historic St. Louis in new and eye-opening ways.

Website: http://www.mohistory.org/capturingthecity

 

 

St. Louis County Library Speaker Series

Joseph Heathcott and Angela Dietz, “Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900–1930”

 

Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)

 

In partnership with the Missouri History Museum Press

 

During the first three decades of the 20th century, the St. Louis Street Department generated one of the most extensive troves of photographs ever taken of the city. Examined in “Capturing the City,” this superb group of photographs provides a wealth of information on St. Louis during a period of rapid transformation.

Website: http://www.slcl.org/authors

 

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.
Website: http://www.iphf.org/contact/mission-history/

 

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.
Website: http://thedarkroomstl.com/

 

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