Posted by: David Vernon | September 11, 2009

Upcoming Camera Club and Other Local News

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Lots of things coming up with the Peoria Camera Club. Lots.

§ If you want to get more out of Photoshop Elements, the PCC has two upcoming sessions that can really help. On Tuesday, September 22, which is the next digital meeting, there will be a session on “Elements – An Introduction” which will get you squared away for the bigger workshop. The workshop , Photoshop Elements 7 will be on Saturday, October 3. Photoshop instructor Kathy O’Donnell from St. Louis will be giving you a lot of good information on the nitty-gritty details of PE 7. Full details on the workshop can be found here. The day starts with registration at 8am and runs 8:30am to 4:30 pm with a one-hour break for lunch, and will be at Peoria Christian School. Cost of the workshop is $50.

Kathy O’Donnell has been teaching photography for 15 years and PhotoShop for 10 years and does a ton of presentations in and around the St. Louis area.

For further information, please contact Jim Helwig (309) 682-9458 / (309) 678-6175 or jimh (at) peoriacameraclub (dot) com

§ The upcoming Club meetings look interesting. On Tuesday, October 6, check out  “Buy, Build, or Blunder”, which will feature club member Tom Romanowski and several other club members discussing and demonstrating some successful and not so successful photographic accessories. On Tuesday, October 20, Rich Seeman and Vicki Padesky will be exploring lenses – the power of different focal lengths, how perspective can help and hurt our images, and how magnification and aperture impact depth of field. And while it’s a ways out there, on Tuesday, November 3, Suzette Boulais from Peoria’s Arts Partners will be on hand to discuss the goals, and features of Arts Partners. She will also explore how that organization and PCC can benefit each other.

Our Sept. 22nd meeting, “Elements Introduction” will prep us for the
Photoshop Elements workshop scheduled for October 3rd.

§ A new show featuring Peoria photographer Scott Cavanah’s work is premiering tomorrow up at Cheryl Dean’s Picture This Gallery in Peoria Heights. Entitled “Scott Cavanah: Maine Square”, it features Scott’s work in Holga photography. The show runs through October 14. The opening reception is Friday, September 11 from 6pm to 8pm. The  Picture This Gallery is located at 4607 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights and is open from 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

Picture This is also a great place to have your framing done – Cheryl is not only a photographer but she’s a shooter with a very creative approach to presentation – and she can help you.


  1. Hey David

    Thanks for the plug about my show. I hope you get a chance to see it. I’ve been meaning to say hi here on your blog but never seem to find the time, til now.

    Thanks again for the plug, hope to talk to you more soon.

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