May 2016

Photo walk

Saturday May 14th We'll meet at Hawthorn Hollow at 9AM. After exploring that area. We will move to Petrifying Springs and check out that park. 


May’s topic is Close Up.  Chris clarified that pictures should be taken from close range, not cropped to appear larger.  You can use a telephoto lens to zoom in if that is how you prefer to take close-ups.  There is also a 5-point Bonus next month for Light Painting.  Check the internet or PKG website for information on both subjects.  A good definition is on


The regular monthly meeting is Thursday, May 26th 6:30pm at the Festival Foods Community Room.



Our First Speaker for 2016

We have our first guest speaker for 2016, Gerry Emmerich, Jr. who will discuss How to Elevate Your Photos.  This will not be a technical presentation of post processing software, just a down-to-earth slide show and discussion of how to improve our images


Gerry's presentation will begin promptly at 6:30, so please arrive in a timely manner.  Our business meeting will follow.


Here's some information on our speaker, taken from the PSA website:

Gerry is a multiple-galaxy exhibitor in four PSA Divisions: Projected Image, Nature, Photojournalism, and Photo Travel; and he has been a PSA TOPS contributor in four Divisions since 2003. He has over 5,800 acceptances in international exhibitions, including 33 best of show awards. Since 2000 Gerry has been listed in PSA's Who's Who in Photography as a top exhibitor in North America, often in four divisions, and he was first in the world in the projected Photojournalism Division section in 2011. His photos of Hawaii were featured in the "Distinctive Image" article in the September 2004 PSA Journal, and his photos of unique natural areas in Wisconsin were featured in The Nature Conservancy (TNC-Wisconsin) calendars from 1992 through 2009.


Mea Culpa

PKG apologizes for any inconvienence from our sitge being down. We are currently using a December back-up version and some of the information may be out of date. Our web guy will be working on updating as soon as he is able.


The regular monthly meeting is still set for Thursday, 6:30pm at the Festival Foods Community Room. We will be voting on the 2015 Wisconsin PSA Chapter Showcase images as well as our own Challenge images (Frozen Water).


Challenge Winners

Our Next Meeting

Time: 6:30 P.M.
Date: May 26th, 2016
Location: Festival Foods 3207 80th Street

Photo Challenge: Close Up