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Thu Feb 10, 2011

Photo Opportunities Await Check out the Chicago Neighborhood Tour Schedule

Members here’s a link to the Chicago Neighborhood Tours Website. The schedule has been posted. There may be many opportunities for you to have excellent photo excursions and great times! Chicago Neighborhood Tours

Posted by: Donna on Feb 10, 11 | 10:51 am | Profile

Mon Oct 19, 2009

Sunrise Photo Outing Planned at Adler Planeterium Sunday Nov. 1

By Lynne Kuderko
I am proposing a sunrise shoot on Sunday November 1, at the Adler Planetarium.  Sunrise will be around 6:20 am (with the time change), and we should probably arrive about 30-45 minutes ahead of time to scout out a good location and set up.

There is plenty of metered parking along both sides of the parkway leading to the planetarium.  The posted signs read “no parking 7:00-9:00 am M-F” but are patrolled 24 hours/7 days.  This means we may park there Sunday am...but need to feed the meters ($ 0.25/15 minutes = quarters only).  The adjacent outside lot is cash only and most likely will cost more.

Look to the Yahoo Group for discussion on car pooling.

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Posted by: Donna on Oct 19, 09 | 12:18 pm | Profile

Mon Sep 08, 2008

OPPC Night Shoot Planned for Sept. 15

OPPC Night Shoot

Members plan to meet (weather permitting) at 6:30 pm at the green Line El Station on Oak Park Avenue and South Boulevard in Oak Park. It would be a good idea to have a tripod or mono pod handy. If you do not have one it may be possible to team up and share with another member. It is also a good idea to have a small flashlight or penlight handy to make it easier to see your camera’s controls in the dark. If you have a remote control or cable release for your camera remember to bring them.

Our plan, for those members who work in the city and plan on meeting us; we plan to get off the el at the state street/ Lake exit and walk over to the North East corner of State Street and Wacker to meet up.

Some ideas that were thrown out for us to mull over in terms of subject matter were Riverfront at night, the Wrigley Building, Grant Park or all the above.

Jim Krysan, Michael Rothman and Donna Villa have volunteered to help others get a feel for the process if they need guidance.

As with any Photo Event a certain degree of flexibility should be planned for the (Wow look at that) unplanned sighting we might wish to explore.

Don’t forget to take a look at your camera manual to familiarize yourself with your controls and do look over the links supplied to widen your knowledge base on the process of night photography.

Posted by: Donna on Sep 08, 08 | 12:45 pm | Profile

Fri Jul 18, 2008

Garden Photo Shoot - Club Event

On Monday, July 21, Lee and Linda Balgemann, 725 Monroe in River Forest, will open their garden to OPPC member photographers from 6 to 7 p.m Afterward head east on Chicago Avenue to the garden of Debby Preiser, 924 Bonnie Brae in River Forest. Debby will open her garden from 7 to 8 p.m. You are encouraged to have an early dinner at home. Light snacks and drinks will be available in the gardens. Spouses who also enjoy gardens are welcome to come along.

Please RSVP to Debby by Sunday evening so we know how many people to expect.Her email is dpreiser@oppl. org or phone and leave a message at (708) 697-6915. If it turns out to be raining Monday night, the event will be postponed and rescheduled.

Members Nancy and Cate have also offered to open their gardens to the group at another time. If you can’t come on July 21, there will be at least one additional opportunity.

Posted by: Donna on Jul 18, 08 | 7:18 am | Profile

Mon Jun 04, 2007

Summer Photo Opportunities in Chicago-Time to Play

Hello Members below is a link to Chicago’s Art of Play Activities. A great list of events to involve yourself, family and friends and great opportunities to capture some wonderful images. I hope you enjoy the link.
Welcome to Art of Play Summer in Chicago 2007

Posted by: Donna on Jun 04, 07 | 10:31 am | Profile

Thu Sep 14, 2006

Photographer Joel Meyerowitz to present Nov. 12

submitted by Jim K.

The Chicago Humanities Festival provides the opportunity to attend a presentation by Joel Meyerowitz, a “world renowned American photographer who was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to one of near universal acceptance.” The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of his work. Incidentally, the panel will include Oak Park filmmaker and writer Jan Novak. It will be Nov 12 at AIC. OPPC members can identify with Meyerowitz in that a Smithsonian publication titled “Creating a Sense of Place” is based on his photographs. The photograph on the cover of the festival program is by Meyerowitz.

For details and tickets go to www.Chicago Humanities

Posted by: Donna on Sep 14, 06 | 9:08 am | Profile

Fri Jul 28, 2006

National Geographic's Fall Season at the Field Museum

by Donna A.

Check out this website to view the fall line-up of live presentations by National Geographic’s explorers.


Posted by: Donna on Jul 28, 06 | 4:38 pm | Profile

Sun Jun 11, 2006

A "Celebration of Harry Callahan" at The Art Institute of Chicago

submitted by Jim K.

When: Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 PM
Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, in Fullerton Hall
What: A “Celebration of Harry Callahan” in conjunction with a show entitled “Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work.” Among the artists taking part in the celebration will be Joseph Jachna and Kenneth Josephson, past speakers at OPPC. The show is organized by the Center of Creative Photography, University of Arizona (Which holds the Harry Callahan Archives.) The event is free with museum admission

Be sure to give yourself time to see “Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work. Read More below.


Posted by: Donna on Jun 11, 06 | 5:04 pm | Profile

Thu Jun 01, 2006

Invitation to Photographers June 17, 2006

What: Community Bazaar- “Neighbor to Neighbor”
Where: 114 S. Humphrey at The Oaks
When: June 17th from 10:30 am - 4 pm
Hosted by: The Oaks Resident Council- a not for profit orgaization
Contact: Carl Cirillo (763-8812) with any questions

The Invitation- The club is invited to photograph this Fair. There are no restrictions to the photography. The eye of the photographer should dictate the piece. The photographs would be selected and used for a montage to grace the walls of ‘The Oaks’.  The Oaks is a residential home for Seniors who can live independently whether disabled or not. A small prize would be given to the best series or best photograph. It is understood that all photographs are copyrighted property of the photographer, additional usage, if any was sought, would be negotiated by the individual photographer.

This sounds like an interesting photo opportunity as well as a great way to contribute to a worthy organization.


Posted by: Donna on Jun 01, 06 | 8:32 am | Profile

Tue Apr 11, 2006

April 13th Library Speaker- local Photographer- William Frederking

submitted by Debby P.

Though not a club meeting, this library speaker will interest club members.  Oak Park photographer William Frederking will present a free program on his newly published book, “At Home,” on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m.  Frederking will share some of the black and white Still-life portraits from his book – portraits which capture the small and large elements that define the spirit of his home.


Posted by: Donna on Apr 11, 06 | 8:37 am | Profile