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 $20 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!

© Tom Hegeman - Monks Mound Midsummer Sunset

© Tom Hegeman - Monks Mound Midsummer Sunset

© John LeCuyer - Here's Looking at You

© John LeCuyer - Here's Looking at You

© Tom Hegeman - Busch Stadium

© Tom Hegeman - Busch Stadium

© Jennifer Shaw - Bell Chandelier

© Jennifer Shaw - Bell Chandelier

© Jim Gregory - Bridge to Nowhere

© Jim Gregory - Bridge to Nowhere

© Tom Hegeman - Neon Savior

© Tom Hegeman - Neon Savior

© Irene Griggs - Through the Door Botanical Garden

© Irene Griggs - Through the Door Botanical Garden

© Jim Grogan - Riverlore House Cairo IL

© Jim Grogan - Riverlore House Cairo IL

© Tom Hegeman - Stadium Entry Ironwork

© Tom Hegeman - Stadium Entry Ironwork

© Jennifer Shaw - Pink

© Jennifer Shaw - Pink

© Tom Hegeman - Westward View

© Tom Hegeman - Westward View

© Pete Preston - Cabins at Trout Lake

© Pete Preston - Cabins at Trout Lake

© Tom Hegeman - Tall Shadow

© Tom Hegeman - Tall Shadow

© Jennifer Shaw - In Bloom

© Jennifer Shaw - In Bloom

© Tom Hegeman - Ballpark Village

© Tom Hegeman - Ballpark Village

© John LeCuyer - Honfleur

© John LeCuyer - Honfleur

© Tom Hegeman - Mototov

© Tom Hegeman - Mototov

 © Pete Preston - Road to Denali

 © Pete Preston - Road to Denali

© Tom Hegeman - Ha Ha Ha Tonka Ruins

© Tom Hegeman - Ha Ha Ha Tonka Ruins

© Tom Hegeman - Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

© Tom Hegeman - Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

CACC Butterfly House Outing

CACC Butterfly House Outing

© Tom Hegeman - Monks Mound Midsummer Sunset© John LeCuyer - Here's Looking at You© Tom Hegeman - Busch Stadium© Jennifer Shaw - Bell Chandelier© Jim Gregory - Bridge to Nowhere© Tom Hegeman - Neon Savior© Irene Griggs - Through the Door Botanical Garden© Jim Grogan - Riverlore House Cairo IL© Tom Hegeman - Stadium Entry Ironwork© Jennifer Shaw - Pink© Tom Hegeman - Westward View© Pete Preston - Cabins at Trout Lake© Tom Hegeman - Tall Shadow© Jennifer Shaw - In Bloom© Tom Hegeman - Ballpark Village© John LeCuyer - Honfleur© Tom Hegeman - Mototov © Pete Preston - Road to Denali© Tom Hegeman - Ha Ha Ha Tonka Ruins© Tom Hegeman - Old Chain of Rocks BridgeCACC Butterfly House Outing

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETING

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – Club Meeting
Location: CARD Building – 7:00 p.m.

End of Year Competition
5:00 p.m. – End of Year Dinner at Collinsville Ravanelli’s – Reservations to C. Dawson.
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Submit prints that won any points during the year (since May 1, 2013)
7:00 p.m. – E-O-Y Competition

Judges:  Wade Clutton, Mike Nichols
Facilitator:  Jennifer Smith, Competition Chair
Installation of Officers for Year 2014 – 2015.

 

FROM PAT
April 26, 2014:
- All Executive Board Members send committee names to President.
- Competition send B-O-Y results plus all class summaries.
- Historian write history of 2013-2014.
- Committee Chairs send President names of members on committee.

 


Upcoming Photo Shoots
:

May 17, 2014 – Treehouse Wildlife Center Photo Shoot

10:00 a.m. – Meet at Treehouse entrance
Website:  http://treehousewildlifecenter.com/
Directions: http://treehousewildlifecenter.com/location.html
Address: 23956 Green Acres Road, Dow, Illinois 62022
Phone: 618-466-2990

Facilitator: Cheryl Pride


May 30, 2014 – Historic St. Charles EVENING Photo Shoot

6:30 p.m. – Dinner at Lewis & Clark Inn
(Restaurant across the street from Visitor’s Center)
7:45 p.m. – Photo Shoot begins along the streets of Historic St. Charles
(Sunset around 8:15 p.m.)

Address: 217 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-947-3334
Website: http://www.lewisandclarksrestaurant.com/ordereze/1000/Page.aspx
Directions: http://www.lewisandclarksrestaurant.com/ordereze/Directions.aspx

Facilitator:  Vaneese Shaw

 


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!


February 14, 2014 – February 15, 2015

St. Louis turns 250 in 2014! How do you tell 250 years of St. Louis history in one exhibit? The Missouri History Museum does it through the stories of 50 People, 50 Places, 50 Images, 50 Moments, and 50 Objects. We can’t give you a complete picture of St. Louis’ 250 years of history, but through these 250 snapshots, we will give you an engaging look at the richness, diversity, and complexity of the place you call home.

For more information on this exhibit please visit this Missouri History Museum Website.

 

ACTIVITIES RECAP 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Many thanks to Pete Basola for an excellent presentation on travel photography.  Pete gave many great tips and how to’s for photographing places you travel too.  He also showed us some great examples of his own travel photos.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A big thank you to Don Chambelain for his presentation on Civil War Historical Images and judging the print competition.  Don gave an excellent presentation on photos taken from the Civil War era and discussed equipment they used and conditions they were in.  A very informative presentation on American history of photography! 

Saturday, March 1, 2014 – Butterfly House PhotoShoot
CACC Butterfly House OutingCACC members enjoyed a day trip to the Butterfly House in St. Louis, MO!  The month of March is Blue Morpho Mania!  1000 Blue Morpho butterflies are released into the butterfly house each week in the month of March.  CACC members enjoyed trying to capture images of them as they fluttered around the house!  Many thanks to Carolyn Dawson for organizing this outing!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Many Thanks to Thom Downey for his very informative presentation on “Travel, Trials, Trivia”.  Thom gave the group great tips on how to travel with camera equipment through airports and other countries.

February 11, 2014 – Still Life Photo Shoot
A big thank you to Wayne Shaw and Keith Gould for setting up two areas for photographing various props for still life photography in our club meeting room.  It was a  great photo opt for CACC members!

January 2014
A big THANK YOU to Thom Downey for teaching very informative classes on Photoshop Elements for the month of January!  With a full class room, Thom covered the basics and how to use Photoshop Elements for photo editing to the CACC members.   Great job Thom!

 

 


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