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The Pictorialist

October/November 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
again be distributed and used to determine next years
2015-2016 Dues
Dues are $20 single and $30 family, and they were due by
the September meeting. If you have not yet paid them,
mail the 2015-2016 dues to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch
Road, Mequon, WI 53092.
2015-2016 Meeting Dates and Topics
(See the August newsletter, online at the
Photopictorialist Website, for details on each topic.)
November 5
Learn How to Do to include discussion and
demonstration of ways to enhance images.
December 3
Our annual pot luck holiday party and slideshow.
January 7
PSA Regional Showcase judging.
Note: this topic was previously scheduled for the April
meeting, but has been moved up to January.
February 4
Members may seek positive feedback to help improve
photo skills, or ones photos with other members.
Additionally, questionnaires will be distributed and a
committee will be formed to review the responses and
determine next years schedule.
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. Questionnaires will be

April 7
The topic of Before and after gives members the
opportunity to show an image as taken and as edited.
Note: this topic was originally scheduled for January.
May 5
Year-end competition. Information will be distributed in
advance. Banquet prepayment of $15.95 per person is due.
We must have 25 banquet participants to secure the room.
May 19
Year-end banquet at Meyers Restaurant. Arrive as early as
6 pm. Dinner at 7 pm. Next years schedule will be
handed out at the banquet.
Fall Competition: Division categories for the Fall
WACCO competition are
Mono Nature
Color Nature
Nature Birds
Mono Open
Color Open
Open Portraits

Mono Small Print
Color Open Small Print
Color Nature Small Print
Mono Open Large Print
Color Open Large Print
Color Nature Large Print

Entry fees are $4 for each category.

Entry forms and projected images are due October 17th.
Entry forms for prints also are due October 17. Prints may
be delivered as late as November 7, the judging date.

Kathy Braun will pick up print entries at our November

meeting and deliver them to the judging venue.

Beautiful Outdoor Images, on October 24 at the Midway

Hotel and Suites in Brookfield. Details can be found on the
clubs website,

Exhibit: The 5th Annual WACCO Exhibit at the Reuss

Building (the Blue) will be January 16 March 12, 2016.
Submission deadline is midnight December 19, 2015.
Details are available at

Loss of a Club Member

Long-time club member and lifetime photographer Del
(Delmar) Desens APSA, passed away on September 25.
Services were held on October 1.

Wisconsin Print Circuit

In late September Richard Yehl sent an email to all club
members regarding the 2015-2016 Wisconsin Print Circuit
entries. Bring your 8x10 prints to the October or November
club meeting. Judging will take place at our February

Del joined Photopictorialists in 1956 and became a life

member in 1988. In 1999 the Photographic Society of
America gave Del the Associate Honor for material
contributions to the advancement of photography, noting
specifically his impressive record of photographic
awards and publications, his sharing of photographic
expertise through judging, slide and print shows, and
travel sequences, and his service to local organizations,
photographic clubs, the Wisconsin PSA chapter and
service to PSA. Del and Mary most recently came to part
of the September 2015 Photopictorialist meeting.

Treat List
November Pauline Beck
Photo Opportunities:
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.
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
Potawatomis Annual Hunting Moon Pow Wow:
Celebrate Native American culture/traditions with dancing
& drumming competitions, arts & crafts, traditional foods.
Oct 16-18. Grand entry: 6pm Fri; 1 & 7pm Sat; noon on
Sun. Free. UW-M Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn.
Bay View Pumpkin Pavilion: Humboldt Park, 3000 S.
Howell. Display of 800+ jack-o-lanterns, face painting,
magician, games, music. Oct 23-24, 6-10pm. Grand
lighting at 7pm each night.
Sat. Nov. 7: Veterans Day Parade: Starts 11am at Pere
Marquette Park and goes east on Wells St. to War Memorial
at lakefront. .Includes floats, marching bands, veterans &
civilian groups, military units & equipment. Parade route at
Festival of Trees and Music at the Wisconsin
Conservatory of Music, Nov. 12-22. Free admission.
Dozens of live performances take place at the majestic
Prospect Ave. mansion alongside thousands of lights,
sparkling trees, & stunning decor for kids of all ages. Park
on street or available parking at Renaissance Place, 1451 N.
Prospect. Concerts listed:
Other opportunities
The Unlimited Vision Photo Club will sponsor John and
Barbara Gerlachs day-long seminar, How to Shoot

Below is a photograph of one of Dels photos, taken at

the Fall 2014 WACCO exhibit at the Reuss Building.
Del took the original photograph of marching ROTC
members when he was in college, and remained so
pleased with it that he chose to display it last year.