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The Pictorialist

August 2015
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 Luther Manor Conference Room, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

2015-2016 Meeting Dates and Topics

September 3
What I Did Last Summer
Each member may bring as many digital or print
images as can be shown in 3 minutes (maximum of
15). Get digital images to Sandra Weber by midAugust.
Those showing digital summer images should also
bring 8x10 prints for display at Luther Manor.
As part of this topic or separately, bring 8x10 prints
reflecting the In, Out and About Milwaukee theme,
with a focus on modes of transportation, for our
Milwaukee City Hall exhibit from October 12 through
Additionally, seven images selected from our year-end
competition will be chosen to forward to the PSA Regional
October 1
Photojournalist Gary Klein will discuss challenges facing
professional photojournalists in todays world. Mr. Klein is
an award-winning photojournalist focused on the
Sheboygan area. He has worked for the Sheboygan Press
since 1993.
November 5
Learn How To Do will be this months topic. Discussion
will focus on how to prepare a print for exhibition. Three
laptops also will be set up to demonstrate ways to enhance
your images.
December 3
Our annual holiday party. Bring your holiday cheer, a
loved one, a dish to pass, and your own liquid refreshment.

Turkey, ham and rolls will be provided. Come as early as 6

pm; we will dine at 7. Get holiday and winter images to

Sandra Weber 2 weeks before so we can enjoy a

photography show of our own work.
January 7
The topic of Before and After gives members the
opportunity to show an image as taken and as edited.
will have 5 minutes to give presentations. Again, get digital
images to Sandra Weber 2 weeks before the meeting.
February 4
This meeting is a time when members may seek positive
feedback to help improve photo skills, or an occasion to
share ones photos with other members. Each member has
5 minutes for Outings, Travel, or Other photos. Those
seeking feedback might consider showing fewer images;
those not wanting feedback may include more images.
Sandra Weber needs digital images 2 weeks in advance.
March 3
Wisconsin Print Circuit is our annual opportunity to judge
the work of other Wisconsin camera clubs and an excellent
time to see the work of other clubs. We will judge the prints
using a common scoring system, and conclude with
discussion of which prints members liked and why.
April 7
PSA Regional Showcase judging. There will be no annual
business meeting, but we will collect the questionnaires
distributed at the February and March meetings. A
committee will be formed to review the returned
questionnaires and use them to put together next years
schedule. The schedule will be handed out at the banquet.

We also will collect images for our year end competition

and the money ($15.95 per attendee) for those attending our
year end banquet. We must have 25 people to secure the
room at Meyers.
May 5
Year-end competition. Information will be distributed in
advance. Submissions will be scored by judges from
outside of the club. This past year there were many
opportunities to learn more about how others judge our
photos, and to earn a medal or honorable mention.
May 19
Year-end banquet at Meyers Restaurant. Arrive as early as
6 pm. Dinner will be at 7 pm.

The Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Art

Museum are free to everyone on the first Thursday of each
month. Open until 8pm on Thursdays.
Senior Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo, free for ages
55 and above, September 4.
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
Water ski competition: Professional slalom & jump skiers
at Veterans Park Lagoon August 28-29. Saturday evening
finale. Athletes from over 33 countries compete. Free.

2015-2016 Dues
Dues are $20 single and $30 family, to be paid before or at
the September meeting. Bring them to the meeting or send
them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch Road, Mequon, WI

Mots Kite Fest, September 12-13, Saturday, 10-6 pm;

Sunday, 10-5 pm. Grand launch is Saturday noon.
Organizers anticipate 600 kites will launch. Veterans Park
at the lakefront. Free.

Treat List
September Richard Yehl
October Ruth Baer
November Pauline Beck

Sputnik Fest, September 12, Manitowoc. Commemorates

a 1962 event when a 20 pound piece of Russian Sputnik IV
landed on a Manitowoc street corner.

Club Outings and Photo Opportunities with thanks to

Pauline Beck:
Upcoming club outing Saturday, August 15: Shooting
transportation and other scenes downtown and at the
lakefront. Pauline will work out the schedule details with
participants. Probably mid-morning, with a fun lunch stop,
through mid-afternoon. Ride the trolley, with stops to shoot
Milwaukee River scenes, and go to the McKinley Marina
and Juneau Park Lagoon area. So far, Richard Yehl, Jim
Bickler, Pete Koenig, and Pauline Beck are going; email
Pauline if interested.
Possible club outing to Anderson Japanese Gardens,
Rockford, IL on Saturday, September 26 or Saturday,
October 3. Anderson Japanese Gardens, ranked among the
highest quality and most authentic Japanese gardens in
North America.
Recommended by Karren & Michael Jeske. If an additional
stop is needed to fill the day, possibly Tinker Swiss
Cottage, an historic house museum in downtown Rockford. Time to Rockford is about 1 hour
and 40 minutes.
Milwaukee Foundations August Gift:
The Greater Milwaukee Foundations August gift is free
entry and an array of special programming on August 22 at
6 different locations: Mequon Nature Preserve, Riveredge
Nature Center, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and all
branches of the Urban Ecology Center.

Rowing Regatta Milwaukee River Challenge: Watch race

September 19 from 9am-2pm. View from river banks and
bridges from N. 25th St. at Menomonee River east to
Milwaukee River and north to Schlitz Park near Pleasant
The Unlimited Vision Photo Club will sponsor John and
Barbara Gerlachs day-long seminar, How to Shoot
Beautiful Outdoor Images, on October 24 at the Midway
Hotel and Suites in Brookfield. Details about reservations
can be found on the clubs website,
On Thursday, July 16, Kathy Braun again hosted our
annual potluck picnic at her home. The attendees are shown
below. Thanks to Kathy for hosting the group.

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