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The Rockford Photo Club has moved its website to a new location: https://www.rockfordphotoclub.org Communication problems with the company, (NameCheap) formerly registering our web name, dictated our move to the new site. Please join us at our new home! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Rockford Photo Club
The February Newsletter has been posted to the website in the "Newsletter Folder" on the right side of this page. Check it out! "Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." Elliott... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Rockford Photo Club
ATTENTION: The snow sculpture shoot scheduled for Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 PM has been cancelled. Due to weather conditions, the Rockford Park District has postponed the event to January 25th - 28th. In light of this development, the photo club plan is as follows: Thursday, January 19th - Pixel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Rockford Photo Club
A ceramic plaque on the wall of my messy office bears a reminder that is very appropriate for all us photographers as we approach another year of taking great photos and learning more about photography and ourselves. It reads as follows: Life is like a camera... Focus on what is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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There are no more regular club meeting scheduled for the rest of 2016 and Pixel People will resume in January 2017. Please contact a board member for the agenda for January as well as Pixel People information for the new year. Have a great holiday everybody. Be thankful for family... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
The last contest of the year was the 2nd Chance Contest. Club members who haven't taken a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any of the contest in 2016 were able to enter their photos for a last chance win of the year. Jim Spelman was our judge for this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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Once again club members met in Pecatonica, Illinois, to see the Clydesdales. The weather didn't cooperate nearly as well this year as it has in the past. The horses are still as beautiful. Photos courtesy of Nancy Roodhouse Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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Located in Belvidere, Illinois, Summerfield Zoo is a great place to visit if you want to get up close to animals. After being hit by a tornado in April of 2015, Summerfield Zoo has bounced back, with the help of lots of volunteers. Thankfully they only lost 2 animals in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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Thank you to photographer Thomas Guschl, our judge for the Landscape contest. Tom was rather humorous. He was very informative and taught us all about linear perception, aerial perception. formal balance, informal balance and told us that we Americans see photos from bottom to top and from left to right.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
The club had their yearly Landscape contest on September 22, 2016. Judge Thomas Guschl was our guest judge and did a great job. There were 32 realistic entries and 25 enhanced to judge from. Judging from the winners and all the entries, the club has stepped up their game. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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On Thursday, September 8, club members were invited to the studio of Bradley Nordlof Rockford's own expert photographer. Bradley photographs beautiful panoramics many of which are featured in Northwest Quarterly magazine and businesses and homes in the area. It was a very interesting evening as club members were shown his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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What do you get when you combine beautiful weather, great picnic food and great people? The answer is simple - a very successful first club family picnic. On Saturday, August 6, club members met under a pavilion at Rock Cut State Park and enjoyed food and friends. The weather cooperated... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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The club wishes to thank judge Chris Warkocki for his excellent job judging our annual Charlie Beffa Black and White Contest. Nice job Chris! You can contact Chris at: Simply Photo - 815-246-2058 hello@simplyphotostudio.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
Thursday, August 11, 2016, was the clubs annual Charlie Beffa Black and White Contest. We welcomed back returning judge Chris Warkocki, well-known and great photographer in Rockford and may I add very successful photographer. Chris was a great judge and had encouraging and helpful comments for all of the members... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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Rockford Photo Club Family Picnic Saturday, August 6 - Rock Cut State Park Members and their families welcome! Contact any board member for further information! Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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The The Rockford Photo Club wishes everybody a very happy and safe 4th of July! Be safe everybody. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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Club Members - mark your calendars - ever wondered about the Coronado Theatre and it's history - and - what does it look like inside this beautiful, historic theatre? Now is your chance to find out. July 16, 2016, club members will be able to set foot behind stage, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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Get ready club members. Get those wildlife photos together for the display that is quickly approaching. Think cats, dogs, fish, bears, fox, geese, birds, turkeys, bugs, rabbits, etc. Have fun. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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Four club members and one guest braved the hot and humid day and drove to Union, Illinois to the Illinois Railway Museum. Members got to see the steam engine run but unfortunately the Pullman cars did not. Photos cour tesy of Jeff Carpenter and Karl Mohr. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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The Rockford Photo Club would like to wish all the dad's out there a very Happy Fathers Day! Enjoy your day! Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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The Photo Club Operating Committee is announcing that monthly Pixel People meetings will be on summer break during the months of June, July and August. Use these great summer months to get out there. Practice and step out of your comfort zone. When Pixel People starts up again in September,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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The weather held out and the club had a great night shooting the fountain on Water Street on the Rock River in Rockford on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Great time to try out nighttime photography skills. Photos courtesy of members Nancy Roodhouse, Chuck Hughes, Karl Mohr and Patty VanStone. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club
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Chris Smith is the founder of Out of Chicago Photography and the Out of Chicago Photography Conference. He is the author of The Photographer’s Guide to Chicago and host of the Out of Chicago Podcast. Chris specializes in photographing Chicago at night. By day, Chris is a high school physics... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Rockford Photo Club