FCC 2018-19

July 17,2018WorkshopOrland Park Village Hall Shoot workshop
September 4, 2018New Season Opening MeetingWelcome to the first FCC meeting of the new season
September 18, 2018Judging WorkshopNo experience needed. This will be a learning excercise mentored by Steve Z.
October 2, 2018Competition NightDPI Special Theme:
Architectural Abstracts
October 16, 2018Presentation on basic photography concepts
November 6, 2018Competition NightDPI Special Theme: Child's Play
November 20, 2018Portrait WorkshopWorkshop for taking portraits, Bring your camera, tripod, (yourself), and anything you would like to experiment with!
Portraits: posing and lighting.

There is probably nothing as fascinating as the human face, Most of the pictures that we hold dear probably have a face(s) in them. Everyone has one (right?) it's how we of course know each other. We can not all travel the world photographing grand vistas and exotic animals but we can all photograph faces, even if it is only our own!

We as "real photographers" can with a minimum of gear and technique be able to accomplish some really special things with our pictures. I can think of no better gift to a person than a portrait that they admire and appreciate.

I am going to bring some LED lights, stands, backdrops, and a modicum of knowledge this meeting. I am by no means any sort of expert but do enjoy portraiture.

The LED lights are of course continuous light sources of course. The chief advantage of such lights are that, unlike strobes, one ca ascertain the quality and direction before hand.

What you should bring if you want to participate: Your camera(!) an appropriate lens, say 50mm-135mm although whatever you have should be fine. We should also bring our faces (yep I know) a sense of humor and a desire to improve our craft

I hope everyone can attend, looking forward to seeing you.

December 4, 2018Competition NightDPI Special Theme: Motion
December 11,2018Christmas Party6PM at Parmaseans
18001 S 80th Ave
Tinley Park, IL
(in the Metra Station)
December 18, 2018TBD
January 8, 2019Competition NightDPI Special Theme: Prarie Life
January 15, 2019
February 5, 2019Competition NightDPI Special Theme: High Speed Photography
February 19, 2019TBD
March 5, 2019Competition NightThis will be the February competition that was cancelled due to weather. Specials theme: High Speed Photography
March 19, 2019Competition NightThis is the March competition, Specials category: Insects
April 2, 2019Competition NightDPI Special Theme: Portrait Using Rembrant Lighting
April 16, 2019Annual Business MeetingClub will discuss any changes for next year. DPI themes are chosen.
May 7, 2019Competition Night POYPicture Of The Year images are chosen
May 21, 2019Annual BanquetBanquet and End Of Year Awards