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The Pictorialist

February 2012 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; Sandra Weber, Vice President Dixie Lowin, Treasurer; Bert Hartinger, Secretary-Editor Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of each month from September thru May at 7pm, in the Luther Manor Conference Room, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin February Programs Prints! Both meetings this month will be devoted to viewing and critiquing prints. For the February 2 meeting, bring in four color prints, four black and white prints, and four photojournalism prints. Then for the February 16 meeting, bring in ten photos of loved ones, digital, prints, or slides. Loved ones can be relatives, friends, or even family pets, but no cute kittens in a basket or x rated photos, please. Report on our January Programs One program was devoted to landmark photos, which were often buildings, but also landmarks in nature, such as landscapes and waterfalls. The second program was presented by Bill Stonecipher. Not only did he give an informative talk laced with humor stressing the importance of thinking before shooting, but he also brought in a large selection of beautifully printed black and white photographs, and also some digital color photos. Bill first joined the PPM in 1965 and had a career as a professional photographer and editor. Welcome Center Exhibit The current exhibit of photographs in the Welcome Center features butterfly pictures taken by Ruth Baer at the Zoo, where she works as a volunteer. In March Luther Manor will preempt the display boards for an exhibit of their own. Cudahy Public Library Exhibition Our club exhibit at the Cudahy Public Library, located at 3500 Library Drive, Cudahy, WI, is now open. Give it a visit. Outings Remember the Feb. 11 outing to the Central Milwaukee Public Library, from 2 to 4 pm. Tripods are ok, and we will see parts of the building not open to the public. Meet in the main rotunda, at the Wisconsin Avenue entrance. Pauline Beck suggests that free parking is available behind the 8th Street School on Michigan Ave., directly across from the library. From Michigan Ave., use the alley just west of the school to enter the small fenced-in lot. This is different from the public lot right next to it on Wisconsin Ave. which has an hourly charge. The meter parking near the library is free on Sat., but only for 2 hours.

After the tour some of us may wish to roam around downtown to take evening pictures and perhaps to have a meal somewhere. Moose Peterson Seminar The February 11 is the deadline for members of WACCO camera clubs to get the reduced rate of $75.00 to attend the Moose Peterson seminar March 10. After that it is $95.00. It will be held at the Midway Hotel Brookfield, 1005 S. Moorland Road. Moose Peterson is a big name in nature and wildlife photography. For information e-mail kpw1255@aol.com, or call Jeff Klug at (262) 6281255. Wisconsin Circuit Exhibition of Photography Anyone interested in entering the chance to be included in this prestigious exhibition has until March 10 to submit entries. For information about the rules for the exhibition and for entry forms go to http://wisconet.com.

PSA Notes The latest issue of the PSA Journal has an article by Kathy Braun on the Youth Photography Showcase, which she has managed for some time. According to her article, the Showcase for the first time will accept entries from high school student s from anywhere in the world, and for the first time will accept digital entries as well as prints. Kathy also was awarded the rank of PPSA for having 288 acceptances in PSA exhibitions, and also has received stars in recognition of her photographs in the photojournalism division. In addition to all that, she is very active as a leader in the Wisconsin Chapter of PSA. Treat Schedule Feb. 2 Feb. 16 Mar. 1 Mar. 15 Edith Hofer Linda Marquardt Kathy Braun Richard Yehl