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The Pictorialist

June 2016
Newsletter of the Photo Pictorialists of Milwaukee
Established 1904
Affiliated with the Photographic Society of America
Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization
And the Wisconsin Print Circuit
Richard Yehl, President; Kathy Braun, Vice President: Dixie Lowin, Secretary/Treasurer
Linda Lee, Newsletter Editor; Webmaster, Sandra Weber
Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, from September through May, at 7p.m.
in the Faith and Education Center of Luther Manor, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Presidents Comments
President Richard Yehl thanks everyone who contributes
your talent and shares your photo knowledge in any and all
the parts of this club. Perfection is never reached, but our
club is intended, in part, to be a stepping stone to get closer.
Keep an eye open for anyone you feel wants to take
photography further than they are, and invite them to join
us in keeping photography an art and an important medium
to express our take on the moment by moment doings of
our world around us.
2016-2017 Dues
Dues are $20 single and $30 family, to be paid before or
at the September meeting but no later than the October
meeting. Bring them to the meeting and give them to Dixie
Lowin, or send them to Dixie at her home address.
New Members
New members are always welcome, and those who were
new this past year or are new to the 2016-17 year are asked
to bring some images to their second meeting for the group
to see.
Summer Picnic July 21, 2016
The club members are grateful to Kathy Braun, who has
again opened her home at 300 Lake Shore Rd., Grafton, for
a club picnic on July 21. Bring a potluck dish to share and
beverages of your choice, and a coat or sweater since well
be near the lake. Take I-43 north to Exit 89, go east until
the road turns north, then another half mile to her house.
Come as early as 4:30 to socialize.

Celebrate Milwaukee Exhibit


The club again will have an exhibit at Milwaukee City
Hall, scheduled for October 13 - 27. This years theme is
Celebrate Milwaukee, including people having fun in and
about Milwaukee. Keep this theme in mind as you are out
and around this summer. Each member is encouraged to
bring up to ten 8 X 10 prints to the September or October
meeting for display at City Hall. The deadline is the
October meeting. Questions? Contact Pete Koenig, whom
we thank for mounting the exhibits at Luther Manor and
City Hall.
New Image specs: resize images to 1920 x 1200 x 100 for
display through the clubs new projector, which has a
resolution of 1920 x 1200. At the May 2016 meeting
members enjoyed the great performance of our new digital
projector, which has an output of 2,304,000 pixels per
image, compared to our old projector that had 786,432
pixels per image.
New this year: Ongoing Opportunity for Feedback
Fifteen minutes before the start of every meeting, members
may bring an image they want evaluated by other(s). Bring
a print or your own laptop to show the image.
September 1
The Things I Did Last Summer. A fun photo meeting.
Bring up to 6 images on a thumb drive or email them to
Sandra Weber in advance of the meeting.

October 1
The Right Attitude on Life and Photography presented by
physician and photographer Dr. Yong-ran Zhu.

Date to be announced:
Bill Stonecipher has offered to open his home studio to the
group on a Saturday to be determined.

November 3
Constructive feedback as a tool for improvement. Each
member should select 2 of their best (competition-worthy)
images and send them to Sandra Weber in advance of the
meeting. Each member will have up to 5 minutes for
presentation and feedback.

Request for Photos


The Newsletter editor would appreciate receiving photos
that can be added to the newsletter to make it more
attractive. Email a photo or two to Linda. No special need
to size them, although smaller is preferred.

December 1
Our annual holiday party. Bring your own liquid
refreshment and a dish to pass. Our entertainment will be
members images from outings and trips. Send up to 12
images to Sandra Weber in advance.
January 5, February 2, March 2
The following topics will be assigned to a specific month
once we know when we will judge the Wisconsin Print
Circuit.
Wisconsin Print Circuit judging is our annual opportunity
to judge the work of other Wisconsin camera clubs and an
excellent time to see the work of other clubs.
Before, During and After is a chance for members to
show an image as taken, the final image, and the process
that took place between the two. Members have up to 5
minutes for presentation.
Macro Photography, Still Life images, Know Your
Camera will involve three stations staffed by Sandra
Weber, Kathy Braun and Richard Yehl, respectively.
Members will spend half an hour at each station, rotating
among them. Bring your camera for this night of hands-on
learning.
April 6
Hand in year-end competition works. Complete a survey of
what you liked and disliked this year, and what you would
like from the club next year. This also will be a fun photo
show of our images from your outings during the year.
Send up to 10 images to Sandra Weber in advance of the
meeting.
May 4
Year-end Competition. Images submitted at the April
meeting will be judged by outside judges. This meeting will
begin at 6:30, and we ask our members to show respect for
the judges through silence.
May 18
Our year-end banquet. Bring your own liquid refreshment
and a dish to pass. Year-end awards will be distributed.

Treasurers Report:
Beginning balance for May was $1,134.25. Two checks
were written: $50 to Luther Manor and $26 to Word Press
for our website. The ending balance on May 31, 2016 was
$1,058.25.
FREE NIK SOFTWARE
John Lowin sent the following information:
PPM Club Members: As Michael Jeske mentioned briefly
in his email in March, these programs are now free. I feel
that they are excellent and should be part of everyones
workflow. These are outstanding plug-ins, a number of
which I use extensively. Vivesa is an unbelievably powerful
photo editing program that allows for amazing color and
tonality control. Silver Effects Pro is the best Black and
White Conversion program I have ever encountered. It has
amazing pre-sets as well as the ability to modify them to
your specific situation. All my recent monochrome images
have been created using Silver Effects Pro. I also frequently
use Sharpener Pro. I have yet to try all of them but certainly
plan on trying each of them as the opportunities arise.
NIK also provides excellent tutorials for each of these great
programs.
Create Stunning Images Faster
Add the power of the NIK Collection by Google to your
workflow today.
This formerly expensive collection of seven plug-ins is now
available FREE of charge.
Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection
to get the best out of their images every day. As we
continue to focus our long-term investments in building
incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google
Photos and Snapseed, weve decided to make the Nik
Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now
anyone can use it.
The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins
that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities
-- from filter applications that improve color correction, to
retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that
brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make
adjustments to the color and tonality of images.
Starting on March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection

became freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro,


Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro,
Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik
Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which
well automatically issue back to you in the coming days.
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These Programs work with both Mac and Windows but I


suggest that you check their web site for compatibility with
your system.
Mac:

Mac OS X 10.7.5 through 10.10


Adobe Photoshop CS4 (CS5 for HDR Efex Pro 2)
through CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart
from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible
with Photoshop Elements)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 6/CC
Apple Aperture 3.1 or later

Windows:
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Adobe Photoshop CS4 through CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart
from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible
with Photoshop Elements)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 6/CC
Club Outing:
From Pauline: The Tall Ships Club outing to Sturgeon Bay
is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3. We will carpool
from Milwaukee, stopping at the Port Washington Park n
Ride and driving directly to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal.
The ships will pass really close going from the Lake into
Sturgeon Bay.
Well also drive to Sturgeon Bay for casual dining at
Greystone Castle great food, fun atmosphere and located
in an historic building. There might be walk-around photo
opps at the Door County Maritime Museum. We will go to
the dock for additional close-up shots of the tall ships.
In addition to this outing, Pauline will be planning several
others this summer and will email everyone for preferred
dates.
Photo Opportunities:
Ongoing:
The Milwaukee Public Museum is open to
everyone, regardless of county of residence, on the
first Thursday of each month.
The Milwaukee Art Museum is free to everyone,
regardless of county of residence, on the first
Friday of each month.

The Milwaukee Public Museum is free to


everyone, regardless of county resident, on the first
Thursday of each month.
Boerner Botanical Gardens are free to
Milwaukee County residents on the first Tuesday
of the month. ID is required.
Free admission days for Milwaukee County
residents with proof of residency:
Milwaukee Domes: free 9am-noon Mondays
Boerner Botanical Gardens: free 1st Tuesday of the
month

Reduced admission: Milwaukee Domes admission other


than Mondays is reduced to $3 for adults and ages 6-17
because only the Show Dome is open. Ages 5 and under
free.
Summer floral show through September 11, Summer on
Olympus. M-F 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd.
Climb the North Point Lighthouse:
Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. Ages 12 and over $8; ages
5-11 and 65+ $5; age 4 and under, free to view museum.
Must be 5 years of age and at least 38 tall to climb the
tower. Lake Park, 2650 N. Wahl Ave. 332-6754.
June and July events
Sunset Zoofari 6-9 p.m. June 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27 and
Aug. 3. Live bands. Reduced cost, including parking:
Adults $7; ages 3-12 $5.50; age 2 and under free. Carload
$20 (maximum of 10 people)
Fireworks Kite Festival, July 3, Veterans Park, 11 a. m.6:30 p.m., then 7:30 p.m. until fireworks start. Bring kites
to fly.
Free admission to Summerfest for those age 60 and over
on Wednesday, July 6.
Civil War Camp, battle reenactment, July 16-17, Old
Falls Village, Menomonee Falls, Pilgrim Rd/Hwy Q.
Story-telling, cooking demos, scavenger hunts, weapons
drills, games, food and ice cream social. Adults $6, under
12 $2, under 5 free. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. 4
p.m. 262-250-3901.
Visit Harley-Davidson Museum for free as part of
Gallery Night, 5-9 p.m. on July 22. Regular cost: $20 for
adults; $10 for ages 5-17. 400 W. Canal St. 287-2789.
Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival & Race
July 30 at Veterans Park. Free.
Vibrant colored boats filled with racers paddling to the
sounds of pounding drums. Also cultural performances,
learn to speak and write Chinese, Chinese folk music,
martial arts, crafts, and parade. Asian food for sale.