A few of the forms and labels used for competition.
To web sites of interest and useful tools
Instructions on preparing and submitting images for competitions.
Information about our club for members and those considering becoming a member. The handbook includes all of the documents for the club.
|Wire Worm||A free plug-in for Photoshop & Elements to remove those pesky power lines and other wires.|
|Photographic Society of America||An excellent organization for education and competition.|
|Topaz Labs||Excellent plug-in software to enhance Photoshop or Elements.|
|Photomatix Software||The best software for creating HDR composite images.|
|Matthiessen State Park|
A great location for waterfalls and canyons in northern Illinois.
|Illinois Railway Museum||A wonderful location - the car barns present some interesting shots.|
|Garfield Park Conservatory||Great location for plant and flower photography - free admission and free parking.|
|Cuneo Mansion||Looking for something different? Try this location for great interiors and gardens.|
|Lake Katherine||An nice small nature center with a pretty lake.|
|Waterfall Glen||Now reopened with better trails and a nice lookout|
|Renwick Lake||One of the few heron rookeries in Illinois...herons start arriving late March to nest.|
|Open Eyes Photography||Member Dale Nowicki's web site.|
|WRuting Photos||Member Bill Ruting's web site.|
|Weber House & Gardens||Located in Streator, IL, this looks like a wonder location for Spring plants and flowers.|
|Messenger Woods||This may be one of the best location for Virginia Bluebells and other wildflowers. Peak time is generally around Mother's Day. There is a wildflower guide on their web site.|
|Dixon Waterfowl Refuge||Another location that may be well worth exploring, although a little bit of a drive.|
Nice nature area with a walkway over the water.
|Lincoln Harrison||An interesting web site with some useful information and tips.|
|MS RAW Codecs||The Microsoft codecs needed to view RAW files in Microsoft applications and in Elements organizer. Instructions are on the page.|