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The Pictorialist

July 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

Summer Picnic July 21, 2016

Dont forget the summer picnic this month at Kathy Brauns
home, 300 Lake Shore Rd., Grafton. 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.
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.
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 ways we celebrate, how Milwaukee
celebrates, the celebration of Milwaukee, and celebrations in
general. 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.
For those who like close-up work, Pauline suggests a guess
series of photos to be included in the City Hall exhibit. Make
up your own series or use a suggestion Pauline is developing.
An email with her idea will be forthcoming.
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.

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.
The October and November topics have been reversed from
their original order to accommodate Dr. Zhus schedule.
October 1
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.
November 3
The Right Attitude on Life and Photography, presented by
physician and photographer Dr. Yong-ran Zhu.
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
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.
Date to be announced:
Bill Stonecipher has offered to open his home studio to the
group on a Saturday to be determined.
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.
Club Outings:
Pauline has three outings planned, based on members
suggestions. She is sending an email with date choices for the
Sat. Madison trip and the Sun. Milwaukee River boat tour.
Reply back to her if youre interested in any of the three
outings. Outing plans will also be discussed at the picnic.
Wed. Aug. 3: Tall Ships club outing to Sturgeon Bay
will carpool from Milwaukee, stop at the Port Washington
Park n Ride and drive directly to the east entrance of the
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal.
Afterwards, well 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.
Madison on a Saturday
After the Farmers Market in the Capitol Square, one or more
of these, including some yummy place for lunch:

-- the Capitol building

-- Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center (3
blocks from the Capitol Square). Frank Lloyd Wrights
organic architecture is expressed in dramatic open spaces,
circular forms, and breathtaking lake views. Tours at 1pm
-- Allen Centennial Garden, southeast corner of UW campus.
Free admission; free parking.
-- Ellas Deli: maybe enjoy an ice cream snack? while
checking out the carousel and inside animations including
jugglers, flying supermen, castles, and decorations that are
either moving back and forth on wires overheard or popping
out of trap doors in the ceiling.
Sunday afternoon Milwaukee boat tour in August, date tba:
3:00 p.m. Edelweiss Boat Tour, boarding north of State St.
Cost is $18. The MKE Line is recommended by John Gourda.
Afterwards, walk around a little, then dine, then maybe night
An MKE staff member said that the 4p.m. tours are on the
Vista King. There is a lot of open space on both the upper
and lower deck to shoot photos. And nearly all of the
windows on the lower deck open. I would recommend
arriving 30 minutes early to be near the front of the line to get
onboard for best seating.
Photo Opportunities:
See the June Photopictorialist for ongoing opportunities.

June and July events

Sunset Zoofari 6-9 p.m. 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
Waterford Balloonfest, July 15-17, Waterford, WI, behind
Evergreen School, 817 Main St. July 15, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. July
16, sunrise (c. 5:30 a.m.) 9 p.m., July 17, sunrise 10 a.m.
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.
Holland Fest, July 29-30, Cedar Grove, WI. 69th annual
festival. There will be a big parade on July 30, complete with
washing the streets and klompen dancing. Reasonably priced
food available in Memorial Park. Bill Stonecipher submitted
this event.
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.

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