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Competition Dates 

At CRPC At CACCA Tuesdays Saturdays March 27, 2018 April 14, 2018 April 24, 2018 May 12, 2018
Calumet Region Photo Club


CRPC will hold competitions on every 4th Tuesday of the month at the same  location as the meetings.  Categories for the competition are as follows: Large Color A & B Divisions (A=Experienced, B=Novice) Small Color A & B Divisions Small and Large Monochrome (Black & White) A & B Divisions DPI (Digital Print Image) One Division only (No A or B Divisions) - send your  4 DPI images to Carmina Pena:  Rules for Competition Revised CRPC Competition Rules 2016-2017         Competition Meetings March Saturday, March 24, 2018 9th Annual - Calumet Region Photography Clinic This year the Clinic will be held on March 24, 2018, and is  sponsored by On1, Inc. who will provide substantial prizes for our  raffle. The first Grand Prize is a one-year subscription to On1 Plus  and a copy of On1 Photo Raw 2018 software. This is our ninth annual  Clinic, and we are excited that our presenter for the day will be  Blake Rudis, a landscape photographer who is extremely passionate  about post processing images in Photoshop and in mentoring others.  Blake is a world-renowned photography educator from  Kansas City, MO. He is an On1 software guru who is featured in  Creative Live. Moreover, his Photoshop YouTube channel ranks in  the top 100 nationally.  Blake’s morning presentation will include a discussion of composition  and color theory. His afternoon presentation will include a discussion  of postproduction workflow, and he will offer constructive critiques of  club members’ images. There will be a question-and-answer session if  time permits.  For more information about the clinic and to register, please click here. Clinic images you are likely to see by Blake Rudis
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Mentoring meeting at 7PM in the small classroom.  Please bring 4 images on a flash drive that you have shot lately for us to discuss and provide feedback about. April Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Award-winning photographer Josh Merrill will present his "Night Photography" program 7 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Fairmeadow Community Church, 1601 Fran-Lin Parkway in Munster, IN.  Visitors are welcome to attend the presentation, a monthly educational program of the Calumet Region Photo Club. Merrill, a nature photographer from Downers Grove, Illinois, leads photo workshops in places like Colorado, the Canadian Rockies, the American Southwest, Death Valley, and Norway. Over the past several years, Josh has been especially focused on photographing night skies throughout the United States. From short exposures that capture the majesty of the Milky Way’s galactic core, to multi-hour exposures that emphasize the earth’s rotation in relation to the stars, the night skies are full of incredible photography potential. In Josh’s presentation, he will share his approach to night photography, and will give you all the tools necessary to begin a foray into the addicting world of astrophotography. He will cover the all- important planning/scouting stage, as well as a discussion on the equipment necessary. Finally, he’ll explain the execution of photographing stars as points (including the Milky Way), long exposure star trails, and Northern Lights. Midnight Wave by Josh Merrill Grand Teton Nighscape by Josh Merrill Twisted Nighscape by Josh Merrill
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Food Photography Field Trip On Sunday, April 29, CRPC will be going to Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience for a culinary excursion to learn how to light and photograph food. Space is limited to 12 members. Cheryl Dornberg will teach you about food presentation and Dave Dornberg will teach you how to light and make your images mouth watering.  More information will be sent out in the near future, so stay tuned!
May Tuesday, May 8, 2018 One of North America’s top Landscape Photographer, Willard Clay will present “What Makes a Great Photograph” One of the masters of landscape photography, Willard Clay, will share his years of experience to help participants gain a deeper understanding of what makes great nature photography and how to incorporate those elements in their own work  Drawing on examples from cinematography, photojournalism, studio and landscape photography, he will discuss qualities that create a memorable photograph. An image may generate emotion in the viewer, make use of dramatic lighting or capture that decisive moment. Whatever the features, a great photograph will always tell a story about its subject. A full time photographer, Willard’s work includes the photography for nine coffee table books and a myriad of calendars and magazines. His published credits include National Geographic, Arizona Highways, Sierra Club, Audubon and Smithsonian among others. For more information on Willard Clay, go to
New Facebook Page for Calumet Region Photo Club   Amy Metrich, our Vice President, has created a beautiful new Facebook page, so that we can reach even more people!  Here is the link:
3 grouped photos by Willard Clay