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The Pictorialist

August - September 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

Presidents Comments
Welcome back to another photo packed year with many
opportunities to share your work and with abilities to learn
from other club members. If you met people during the
summer that have an interest in growing with their
photography, please bring them along or at least invite them. I
want to thank all of you that have given of your time and
talent to make Photo Pictorialists the best and oldest club that I
know of. Remember that every moment is important to
capture your world around you thru your creative
photographic abilities.

Contact Pete Koenig, whom we thank for mounting the


exhibits at Luther Manor and City Hall.
Summer Picnic

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 or send them to Dixie
Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch Road, Mequon, WI 53092.
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.
Summer Photo Themes
The club again will have an exhibit at Milwaukee City
Hall, scheduled for October 13 - 27. This years theme is
Celebrate Milwaukee, including people having fun in and
about Milwaukee. As you are out and about this summer,
keep this theme in mind. Each member is encouraged to
bring up to ten 8 X 10 prints to the September or October
meeting. The deadline is the October meeting. Keep in
mind that the prints will be placed in mats, which have a
7.5 X 9.5 opening, so consider making the actual picture
small enough that the entire print is displayed. Questions?

In July, a number of the club members enjoyed a picnic at


Kathy Brauns house.
Member Leena Meyers also
enjoyed garnering more
awards.

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. At

the May 2016 meeting members enjoyed the great


performance of our new digital projector, which has an
output of 2,304,000 pixels per image, compared to our old
projector that had 786,432 pixels per image.
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. Do not email photos to
Sandra Weber for this meeting.
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.
Entries for the fall WACCO competition are due by
midnight on October 15. Competition guidelines can be
found in an email Richard Yehl sent on August 15.
November 3
The Right Attitude on Life and Photography, presented by
physician and photographer Dr. Zhu.

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.
May 18
Our year-end banquet. Bring your own liquid refreshment
and a dish to pass. Year-end awards will be distributed.
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.
Photo Outings:
Pauline Beck arranged two outings during the month of
August. A small group traveled to Sturgeon Bay to see the
Tall Ships sail into the bay from Lake Michigan. Twelve
people, members and guests, participated in a Vista King
boat tour that included part of the river and onto Lake
Michigan. Most also went to lunch afterward.
Howard Vrankin took a group picture on the boat trip:

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.

Possible Club Outing


Doors Open Milwaukee Sunday, September 18. Pauline
writes Weve done quite a few buildings downtown on

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 of the
meeting.

previous outings. What about Jones Island, Milwaukee


Blacksmith on Erie St., Annunciation Greek Orthodox
Church, Black Cat Alley (see more info below), or other
ones from this list, which describes the 150+ buildings that
do not need advance tickets?
http://www.doorsopenmilwaukee.org/list-of-buildings/
If youd like to join the group, email Pauline:
pcbeck@sbcglobal.net regarding your interest and any
places youd like to see. Let her know if you prefer
Saturday instead (Pauline cant do Saturday but could put
the Saturday-goers in touch with each other).
She writes, We may start around 10 a.m. Sunday, but you
could call my cell for our location if you want to catch up
to us later. (We could even have an early dinner). If you

drive separately, you can go for a few hours and not all
day.

with disabilities. Ages 8 & under free with adult. Music,


cultural village, dance. Summerfest grounds.

Photo Opportunities
Butterfly Garden at Boerner Botanical Gardens: off the
main paths, behind the main building near the patio.
Pauline took the shot of the butterfly on the next page and
reports seeing monarchs and both kinds of swallowtail
butterflies there. Boerner is free to Milwaukee County
residents on September 6 and free to all on Thursday
concert nights after 6 p.m. (August 18 and 25, September
1). One can roam the grounds on concert nights; you do not
need to go to the concert.

Laborfest September 5, free noon - 5:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m.


parade downtown. Music, clowns, magicians, pro
wrestling. At Summerfest site.

Mots Kite Fest, September 10 & 11, Saturday 10 a.m. - 6


p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Bring kites to fly; grand
launch Saturday at noon. Kite Society of WI and IL.
www.giftofwings.com

Mexican Independence September 11, 10:00 a.m. Parade


starts at 23rd St. & Oklahoma Ave. Goes down Oklahoma
to 6th, left on 6th, right on Rosedale, ends at UMOS
Center, 2701 S. Chase for festival, noon-8:00 p.m. Music,
clowns, piatas, games, face painting, crafts.

Bay View Art in the Park September 10: outdoor monthly


fine art & craft festival 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Humboldt Park,
3000 S. Howell Ave.
Black Cat Alley: mural art street festival September 17-18.
Celebrates the large-scale murals being painted on the walls
of alley buildings September 12-18. The two-block alley
will be an open gallery walkway. Location: between
Kenilworth Blvd and Ivanhoe, in the alley between the
Oriental Theatre on Farwell and Colectivo Coffee on
Prospect. Artists from around the world will join local
Milwaukee professionals and students to create this street
art space. www.blackcatmke.com
Festivals:
Indiafest: August 20, 11a.m. - 9 p.m. Food, traditional
music, costumes, dance, cultural shows, family activities.
Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell, free.
Mexican Fiesta. August 26 28, noon midnight. Free
admission August 26, noon - 3:00 p.m. August 27-28, free
noon to 1:00 p.m. with military ID, for seniors 65+, people

Silver City International Food & Art, September 8, noon


- 5:00 p.m. Ethnic bands, dance, break dance contest,
artists painting, kids activities, food sampling; 34th &
National Ave. Free.
TosaFest September 9: 6:00 p.m. -11:30 p.m. September
10: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Music, fine arts, petting zoo,
rides, skatepark, kids activities, food. Farmers market and
art fair start at 8:00 a.m. 76th & State Streets. Free.

Bay View Bash September 17: 11:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. Art,
music, crafts, family-friendly events. Free. Kinnikinnick
Ave. between Potter & Clement.

Ongoing:
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 9:00 a.m. - noon Mondays
Boerner Botanical Gardens: free 1st Tuesday of the month