Example post with image gallery

By | January 9, 2022

This is an example of an image gallery in the blog format. We could potentially show the top X favorite images of members who are profiled, we can show images that members have in other exhibits, or we can congratulate competition winners in the newsletter so that members who don’t attend the meeting can have results pushed to them, then we could link to the competition gallery for more.

Upcoming Saturday Series: 2021-2022

By | January 5, 2022

This year’s series has more of a “How to” element. These programs start at 10 AM via Zoom.

No Saturday Series for January. Don’t forget to check out the video and handout from Marie Atenburg’s Finishing Touches presentation last Saturday. 

February 5th, Bob Vishneski will continue his presentation (Part 2) on Infrared Photography from his Wednesday club meeting presentation. 

If anyone has any recommendations for speakers for March and April Saturdays, or has a presentation they would like to give, please contact Cindy. 

Thank you!

By | January 5, 2022

Paul Kulessa says: “I would like to thank the membership who took the time to vote in the Competition December 8th.  The statistics for the number of people who voted were impressive. Of course, I would also like to thank Bob Rickert and Randy Oleson for all their work managing the backend of the competition software; they did a great job.”

Video editor volunteer needed

By | January 5, 2022

Randy Oleson is looking for someone to help with the video editing of the meeting videos from Zoom. After each meeting the video file of the meeting is forwarded to me. Some editing is done (trim beginning and ending, if necessary, maybe trim out the break after the presentation), then it is uploaded to YouTube and it is entered on the Resource page of the website. Any volunteer offers would be greatly appreciated. Contact Randy Oleson, roleson@sbcglobal.net, 314-402-9677 (texts to this number are fine).

Graham Fisher Obituary

By | December 21, 2021

Fisher, Graham Richard, Ph.D.

Dr. Graham Fisher passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on Monday, December 6, 2021. 

Full Obituary in Post Dispatch


Dec, 27 2021
4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Kutis Funeral Home, Inc, Affton Chapel
10151 Gravois Road
St. Louis, MO

Funeral service

Dec 28, 2021

Chapel at Mason Pointe Lutheran Senior Services Community Center
13190 S Outer 40 Rd,
Town & Country, MO

Member Highlight – Ingrid Borecki

By | December 11, 2021

Ingrid grew up in Chicago and has always had a camera, beginning with the sleek Kodak Instamatic. She upgraded to a Minolta and then an Olympus when she went to live in Hawaii. While there, she accidentally got some good pictures since Hawaii is so beautiful, leading her to believe she was an ok photographer. Also there, she also earned her PhD in Genetics and ended up at Wash U in St Louis, detouring a couple of years in New Orleans at LSU. She spent some 30 years as a Professor at the Medical School and only photographed her daughter, holidays, and family vacations for many years. Recently, she got a new Fuji XT3 and has been putting in the time and practice to improve her image-making skills. Moving from years of L-brain focus to more R-brain focus!  

Ingrid became involved with Camera Club after workshops with Stewart Halperin, where she met Jeff Hirsch – a friend and teacher she’s still hanging out with. She loves travel photography, landscapes, nature, street, architecture, still life – well, she’ll shoot just about anything! She’s served on the Camera Club Board, is currently leading the Projection Team, and is a regular participant in Salon. You may think you’ve not seen her images and wonder whether she really does photography. She is one of the people who doesn’t compete, but is striving to find her own artistic voice and style by studying the work of other photographers she admires, the work of other artists and painters, and honing processing skills to manifest images as she imagines. She loves to engage with other photographers, go out on shoots together, and to talk about photography, post-processing, aesthetics of images, and life. If you’re curious, please check out her Facebook or Instagram (@iborecki) feeds to see some of her work.

Member Highlight – Kim Mulkey Young

By | December 11, 2021

Kim bought her first digital camera in 2008, a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (a fixed lens hybrid shooting 9.1-megapixel jpegs) and quickly became intrigued with the instant feedback. She joined the Camera Club in 2011 after taking an Introduction to Digital Photography class where she learned (much to her amazement, no kidding!) that camera bodies come with interchangeable lenses. She wondered what else she didn’t know and quickly discovered a club offering a rich learning environment, lots of helpful enthusiasts, and a myriad of experiences designed to suit all kinds of needs and interests. She now shoots with a Canon 7D, a 5D, and multiple lenses.

Looking for a way to make a contribution as a volunteer, she settled on joining the Interclub committee (an international competition held between photography clubs) and took over as chair in 2016. This position allowed her to meet many members and she discovered she likes presenting ribbons. Creative Altered Reality (CAR), a specialty competition unique to Interclub, especially appealed to her and she has enjoyed a lot of success over the years, winning ribbons from an array of international judges.

She has just won the CAR End of Year Best of the Best competition for the second time in three years. Here is the link. The link scrolls through winning images; Kim’s image is Captivating Moment.

Member Highlight – Bob Rickert

By | December 11, 2021

Besides his bio below, Bob was SLCC Treasurer for six years and continues as Competition Manager, a position he has held for three years so far.

Bob Rickert has been a photographer for 60 years. He has created images throughout the world and has won numerous awards. Bob’s work has been on display at Art St Louis, St Louis Artist Guild, The St Louis County Library, The Old Orchard Gallery, The Gateway Gallery, Chesterfield Arts, Barnes Hospital, Des Peres Hospital and The Vino Gallery among other locations.

Recently, Bob had six prints accepted into the Art St Louis Honors exhibit and has given talks for the International Photography Hall of Fame. He was one of three artists interviewed by Roxanne Phillips from Art St Louis in a November 2020 blog.  You can read that interview here Art St Louis XXXVI, the Exhibition.

Bob’s work can be seen at this link.

Member News 6/4/2021

By | June 4, 2021

Photographic work by Robert Bolla was selected for Contemporary Art Gallery’s online exhibit “All Cityscapes.” And three of his photographs were selected for the online exhibit “2021 Just Photography,” Medford Arts, Medford, NJ.

Bud Hirsch, Bob Rickert, and Adam Sandler have works accepted in the Art Saint Louis juried online exhibit Dreamlife. The exhibit is presented exclusively online on the Art Saint Louis website and on their Facebook link from May 1 to July 1, 2021. It is also be available in a virtual gallery through this link.

Robert Bolla, Bud Hirsch, and Alan Sandler had works in Maturity and its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience 2021 at Art Saint Louis. Alan Sandler’s entry received an Award of Excellence and Bud Hirsch’s entry received an Honorable Mention from the jurors.

Bud Hirsch was interviewed for the “Maturity and Its Muse” exhibit at Art St. Louis, and the interview (along with another artist’s interview) is on this link. His starts on about page 11. This is a wonderful way for artists to talk about their work.

Bud Hirsch had two of his images selected by the Angad Arts Hotel for their 4th Biannual Call for Art 2021. His works will be showcased, along with the 40 artists whose art was invited, in the public areas of the arts hotel from May through October 2021.


Annual Picnic in August

By | May 31, 2021
We have just reserved the Sugar Creek Pavilion at Kirkwood Park on August 8 from 3-6 PM for our annual picnic. We will give out annual awards that day. In the past, we have ordered chicken and everyone brings a side or dessert. We will need a volunteer to coordinate, order and pick-up the chicken, and a few people to set-up and clean up.