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The Pictorialist

April 2013 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; Sandra Weber, Vice President Dixie Lowin, Treasurer; Bert Hartinger, Secretary-Editor Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from September thru May at 7pm, in the Luther Manor Conference Room, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Our April 4 Business Meeting At our annual business meeting we will consider such matters as the selection of officers for the coming program season, determine dues amount, approve a thank you payment to Luther Manor for the use of the conference room and the provision of a venue for our photo displays, and receive suggestions for program subjects of interest to the membership. At this meeting, prints for the May club competition must be brought in, and digital images must either have been e-mailed to Sandra Weber or brought in on memory sticks. At the last meeting a hand out was given with an entry form, the rules of the competition, the categories, and how to name and label images. Remember to fill out both the upper and lower part of the entry form. At the March Meeting We judged prints from the Wisconsin Print Circuit, and Sandra explained how to use Flickr, for the benefit of those who missed the February meeting. The response to Flickr is that a lot of interesting photos have been downloaded already by almost all of our club members. Phil Block announced that he plans to lead a photography group this fall to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He asked about who would be interested in going. Outings Our last outing was to the Zoo and prior to that to the Tripoli Temple. Photographers, be prepared to show some of these images at the annual dinner meeting in May. The next planned outing will be to the Milwaukee Art Museum, to see the exhibition Color Rush. The date will be April 4. If you cant go with the group for some reason, you owe it to yourself to go on your own. Exhibitions Currently, the exhibition in the Welcome Center here at LM consists of prints by Jerry Harders (Landmarks) and Richard Yehl (Montana scenes). If you havent already, go see the display. WACCO News Following soon after the Dan Anderson seminar (which was sold out), Wacco is sponsoring a seminar on portraits, to be led by Fuzzy Duenkel, who is a fine portrait photographer from West Bend. It will be held May 4th, from 1pm to 5pm, at the Midway Hotel Brookfield, 1005 S. Moorland Road, and the price, only $20.00, is right. Get the sign up sheet at

WACCO 2nd Annual Exhibit Mary Dumont announced the second annual exhibit in the Reuss building of prints by WACCO members. The theme is urban or natural landscapes. Photos must be mounted and framed, the frames at least 16 x 20 inches. Each photographer can submit two digital images for consideration, to Mary Dumont by July 27. Marys e-mail address is, and her phone no. is 414-416-5633. Rick Sammon Presentation April 13 The Wehr Nature Center in association with Canon, will present Exploring the Light with Rich Sammon, and three other photographers, George Sanquist, Marcia Getto, and Jill Moore. It will be held at Laura Lampe Hall, Alverno College, at 3400 S. 43rd St. Get there before 9:45 to check in. The presentation is free, but you must register. Get the registration info from Wisconsin Circuit Competition and Exhibition Judging of the Wisconsin Circuit competition is March 23rd and April 20, starting at 8am, in the Waukesha State Bank, Oconomowoc. Anyone can go there to see the photos (from photographers around the world), and some of our member will assist in the judging. Jerry Harders will help judge PJ/Nature March 23rd. On April 20 Kathy Braun and Bert Hartinger will help judge Color, and Richard Yehl, Phil Block, and Howard Vrankin will help judge Nature. A Note on Image Stacking Dan Anderson talked quite a bit about what he called image slicing to obtain maximum depth of field. It recently came to your editors attention that this can be done in later versions of Elements, using its image merge feature.

Also, last week the Adobe Raw processor in Elements 10 was updated and one can only presume that it works better than the old one. Expression of Sympathy Our sympathy goes to Pauline Beck and her family upon the death recently of her mother. Treat Schedule 2012/2013 April May Jerry Harders Year End Competition

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