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, Oct, 25th 2016 – Club Meeting
Location: CARD Building – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Wayne Shaw
Topic: Cell Phone Photography
How to take photos, enhance and share photos taken with a cell phone.
Upcoming Photo Shoot
Belleville Stags Vintage Baseball Game vs. STL Perfectos
Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Moose Lodge, 2425 N. Illinois St., Swansea
Join us for a local vintage baseball game with the Belleville Stags vs. the STL Perfectos. These are always fun games and perfect for photography as team members wear vintage clothing and play the game as they did in the old days.
Photoshop Elements Workshop #3
Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 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 Oct. 11th 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.
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.
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.