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The Pictorialist

February 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 Luther Manor Faith & Education Center, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

New members are always welcome.


2015-2016 Dues
Dues are $20 single and $30 family, to be paid before or at
the September meeting. Bring them to a meeting or send
them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch Road, Mequon, WI
53092.
2015-2016 Meeting Dates and Topics
See the August 2015 Pictorialist if you wish to view
meeting dates and topics from September through
December. It, and other previous editions, are available on
the club website, Photopictorialists.com.
January 7
PSA Regional Showcase judging occurred and
questionnaires were distributed seeking suggestions for
2016-2017 meeting topics.
February 4
Wisconsin Print Circuit judging took place and
questionnaires regarding 2016-2017 meeting topics were
again distributed.
March 10

NOTE NEW MEETING DATE AND NEW


PERMANENT LOCATION
at Luther Manors Faith and Education Center. Enter
through North Parking Lot.
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 by March 3. Directions

for sizing digital images are on the Photopictorialist


website.
April 7
Before and After This topic gives members the
opportunity to show an image as taken and as edited.
Members will have 5 minutes to give presentations. Get
digital images to Sandra Weber by March 24, 2 weeks
before the meeting.
In addition, there will be no annual business meeting, but
the questionnaires distributed at the January and February
meetings will be collected. A committee will be formed to
review the suggestions 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.
Treat List
March Kathy Braun
April - Bert Hartinger
WACCO Exhibition: The WACCO exhibition at the
Reuss Building will be displayed until March 12. It is
possible to see the lobby area display when the building is

closed. Enter using the skywalk that is accessible through


the parking ramp.

WACCO Seminar: On March 5 WACCO will host a


seminar and workshop on macro photography presented by
photographer Mike Moats at the Midway Hotel and Suites,
1005 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield. The afternoon
workshop is full, but space might be available for the
morning seminar. Contact WACCO if interested.
WACCO Competition: The deadline for the competition
is April 23. Detailed information about categories and
submissions will be forthcoming. Judging for the
competition is Saturday, May 7. Photopictorialists will
assist with the logistics of the judging. Contact Richard
Yehl if interested in helping.
Photos for the Website and the Newsletter: The
webmaster, Sandra Weber, and the newsletter editor, Linda
Lee, use members photos for the website and the
newsletter. Both women encourage members to submit a
favorite photo or two for possible use. Sandra needs
landscape orientation including, but not limited to, images
reflecting the seasons. Do not crop or resize. Linda needs
portrait orientation images of any kind, including club news
such as the one in this issue. Cropping or resizing are not
needed. Your favorites will be welcomed by both women.

Winter Pow Wow, March 12-13, Wisconsin State Fair


Products Pavilion. Traditional food, family fun, large
Native American marketplace, social dance, dance specials.
Adults $8; 60+ $5; 12 & under free. $6 parking (or park
free on street).
Milwaukee Zoo
Family Free Day, March 5. (Must pay parking.)
Behind the Scenes Weekend, March 12-13. Walk in
elephant yard, tour Aquatic & Reptile Center basement,
watch orangutans interact with iPads, and more. Free with
admission.
Maple Sugar Days for Families, Wehr Nature Center,
9701 W. College Ave. in Whitnall Park, March 19 & 20, 14 p.m. Includes a short walk to the sugarbush, a visit to an
old-time sugarin camp, a boil down demonstration and
hands-on activities for children. Taste a pancake with real
maple syrup. Guided hikes begin at 1 p.m. and continue
every 15 minutes until 4 p.m. $6 per person, plus $3
parking fee.
Art in Bloom, Milwaukee Art Museum, March 17 and 18
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; March 19 and 20, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Forty
floral arrangements creatively paired with MAM paintings
and sculptures.

Club Outings and Photo Opportunities, with thanks to


Pauline Beck:
Club Outing on Saturday, February 20 to Cedarburg
Winter Festival. Meet at the I-43 exit 89 Park and Ride
located just east on Pioneer Rd. (Hwy C). Lot is on the
north side of Pioneer Rd. Events include ice sculpture
carving (8:30 a.m. 2 p.m.), Camel ride & petting zoo,
(10 a.m. 3p.m.), Chili sampler plate for lunch at
Community Center, Parade along Washington Ave. (1:00
1:30 p.m.) followed by costumed bed races on Mill Pond
(1:30 2:00 p.m.) and barrel races afterward. Contact
Pauline at pcbeck@sbcglobal.net. if interested in joining
the outing.
Photo Opportunities:
Milwaukee St. Patricks Day Parade, March 12, noon
1:30 p.m. from 3rd & Wisconsin to Highland & Water.
Parade will have over 140 units, including floats, bagpipe
and marching bands, celebrities and Irish and Celtic
organizations. Free.
Shamrock Club Post-parade party, March 12, 1-6 p.m.
with food, beverages, and 4 stages of entertainment. Irish
Cultural & Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin.
$10/family, $2/person, kids 10 & under free.

Kathy Braun presents Mary Desens with a certificate


recognizing her husband Dels 50 years of membership

in the Photographic Society of America (PSA). Del


joined Photopictorialists in 1956 and was a life member
when he passed away in September of 2015.