Instructions on preparing and submitting images for competitions.
To web sites of interest and useful tools
|CACCA||Chicago Area Camera Club Association - Links to all of the Chocago area clubs which are CACCA members and more.|
|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.|
|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.|