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The Pictorialist

October - November 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 Conference Room, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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.
2016-2017 Dues
Dues are $20 single and $30 family. Bring them to a
meeting or send them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch
Road, Mequon, WI 53092.
Photos in City Hall
The clubs 2016 exhibit at Milwaukee City Hall urns from
October 13-27. This years theme is Celebrate Milwaukee.
Luther Manor Exhibit
Members are encouraged to bring 8 X 10 prints to any and
all meetings for display at Luther Manor. Give them to
Pete Koenig, who is maintaining the display.
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. Members enjoyed viewing
photos through the projector at this years first meetings.
Monthly Topics
September 1
The Things I Did Last Summer. A fun photo meeting.
Bring up to 6 images on a thumb drive, formatted for the
new projector, as noted above.
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.
November 3
Physician and photographer Dr. Yong-ran Zhu will speak
on The Right Attitude on Life and Photography. Dr. Zhu
is a fine art photographer specializing in large format work
who integrates his life vision and his art. He will bring
some of his work. Club members are welcome to invite
guests.
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
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. Our prints
will be judged by another club, and they are due to Richard
Yehl by Saturday, November 5.
February 2
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.
March 2
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.
May 4
Year-end Competition. Images submitted at the April
meeting will be judged by members from other clubs. This
meeting will begin at 6:30, and we ask our members to
show respect for the judges through silence.

Fellowship (FPSA). The Photopictorialist board named her


a life member in recognition of her contributions to this
club and to PSA. Congratulations, Ellen!
PSA news from Kathy Braun
The PSA Annual Conference was held in San Antonio,
which provided many great photo opportunities. The hot
and humid weather extended to the city which normally
does not have much humidity, but we did the city up
properly, visiting missions, botanical gardens where the
cook was a rabid Packer fan, and the Japanese gardens,
among other sites. Next year's conference is in Pittsburgh
running from October 8 to 14.

May 18
Our year-end banquet. Bring your own liquid refreshment
and a dish to pass. Year-end awards will be distributed.

Photo Outings
On October 19 club members had the opportunity to see the
China Lights display at Boerner Botanical Gardens.

Treat Providers
November: Howard Vrankin
December: Everyone pot luck holiday party
January: Pauline Beck
February: Bert Hartinger
March: Pete Koenig
April: Richard Yehl
May: pot luck year-end party

Photo Opportunities
Da de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Festival, noon5p.m., Oct. 29, Walker Square Park, South 9 St./Mineral.
Parade with very colorful masks and costumes, art market,
Aztec Danzas performers, ofrenda (special altars)
competition, music. www.diadelosmuertosmilwaukee.com

Condolences Extended
The club sends its most sincere condolences to member and
former secretary/newsletter editor Bert Hartinger following
the passing of his wife of 59 years. Barbara passed away on
October 13. Services will be held at Luther Manor Faith
and Education Building on Friday, October 21. Visitation
is from 10 - 11 a.m. The service begins at 11.
New Life Member
At the most recent Photopictorialist board meeting, member
Ellen Worzala was voted a life member.

Bay View Pumpkin Pavilion Humboldt Park, 3000 S.


Howell. Oct. 19-22, 4 p.m. -10 p.m. Wed. and Thurs.
Pumpkin Carving from 4 p.m. -9 p.m.
Display of 800+ jack-o-lanterns, face painting, magician,
games, music.
.
Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 5: Starts at 11 a.m. at Pere
Marquette Park and goes east on Wells St. to the War
Memorial at lakefront. Includes floats, marching bands,
veterans & civilian groups, military units & equipment.
Parade route at www.honorourmilitary.us

Ellen and her husband joined Photopictorialists in


November 1983. An active member, Ellen also served the
group as secretary and newsletter editor for a number of
years. Ellens husband passed away several years ago and
Ellen presently lives in Kentucky with her daughter.
Despite living away from Milwaukee, Ellen has continued
her membership, and the Board voted to consider her a life
member.

At the Zoo:
Family Free Days Nov. 5, Dec. 3; free to anyone; must pay
parking.
Free to Milwaukee County residents with ID on
Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, Jan. 1
Reduced admission on Wednesdays for Milwaukee
County residents with ID: $8 adults; $5.50 ages 312. On
other days, Milwaukee County residents with ID save $1.75
off regular admission. No discounts on parking.

Ellen was also active in the Photographic Society of


America (PSA), including contributing articles to the PSA
Journal about the Youth Showcase that was held in
Milwaukee for a number of years. The PSA Journal
recognizes individuals who have contributed services to
PSA and/or the entire Photographic Community by
bestowing honors upon them. Ellen was awarded an
Associateship (APSA) and then went on to be awarded a

At the Domes:
Both the Show and Tropical Domes are now open. Free 9
a.m. - noon Mondays to Milwaukee County residents with
ID.
Fall Harvest Festival: Fall Floral Show through Nov. 6.
Not a Creature was Stirring: Holiday Floral Show Nov. 19
- Jan 1.

Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market Sat. Nov 5April 8, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. (No market Nov. 26 , Dec. 24, or
Dec. 31)

Entries for the fall WACCO competition were due by


midnight on October 15. Judging will take place on
November 5. Camera club members may observe the
judging. See the WACCO website for location and time.
Competition guidelines can be found in an email Richard
Yehl sent on August 15.