About KodaRoamers

Our goal:

"To promote and develop our skills in, and appreciation for the beauties around us portrayed in photography through the mutual exchange of our experience and knowledge, and through expert help made available by the club."

The Bloomington/Normal Camera Club since 1944

You do not need to be an experienced photographer to join!

Our club members are from various backgrounds with various levels of experience. Regardless of one’s level of expertise, all can learn by sharing our technical and artistic thoughts.

History

The KodaRoamers Photographs Club of Bloomington-Normal was formed and organized in September 1944 by Lorena Medbery and sixteen charter members. The aim of this photography group, was “to create interest in color photography – both movies and still photography - and promote better pictures and travel after World War II.”

The group joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1944. Later, KodaRoamers joined the Central Illinois Camera Club Association in 1964. In addition to club contests, KodaRoamers mount exhibitions and hold workshops on aspects of photography and technology. In 2003, the club transitioned to the new digital format in lieu of slides. KodaRoamers transitioned to all-digital in 2012.

Meeting Times:

Travelogues

4th Thursday, 7:00 pm, September thru May

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
To be added to our Zoom invitations, contact Laurie Bergner at lauriebergner@gmail.com


Outings and Other Events;

We will have periodic outings to photograph places and events throughout the year

We will also be showing a variety of webinars throughout the year

Times may vary, check calendar for details

President Laurie Bergner

Vice President Tracy DeWeese

Treasurer Ed Ramos

Club Salon Mike Lux

Intraclub Competitions Mike Lux

Judging Mabel Lux

Facebook Admin Andrea Monninger

Workshop Planning Mabel and Mike Lux, John Vogel, Andrea Monninger, Tracy DeWeese and Laurie Bergner

CICCA Representative Andrea Monninger

Newsletter Keith Adams

Facebook Admin Andrea Monninger

Website Admin Sandullah Epsicokhan

Our affiliations:

Photographic Society of America

KodaRoamers Camera Club is among 30 competitive photo clubs. Members are encouraged to submit up to four digital images in each contest. Judging is done at workshops usually in September, November, January and March.

Central Illinois Camera Clubs Association

The Central Illinois Camera Clubs Association (CICCA) is made up of 12 clubs in Central Illinois, Iowa and Indiana. CICCA events include the Fall Salon in which KodaRoamers may enter up to eight digital images and eight prints which will be judged locally with the forty best images in each category being forwarded to CICCA.

Local Competitions

KodaRoamers also participate in annual competitions with the Champaign County Camera Club and the Peoria and Quad Cities Camera Clubs in addition to various intra-club contests and the annual KodaRoamer Salon in May. Recent events included club exhibitions at the Normal Public Library, IAA Credit Union and the McLean County Art Center.


Travelogue Meetings

We have regular travelogue meetings with speakers and presentations on the 4th Thursday, 7:00 pm, September through May at Moses Montefiore Temple, 102 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington, IL.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!


Workshops

We host 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm Sept. through May at the Moses Montefiore Temple, 102 Robinhood Ln, Bloomington, IL.

No notification necessary to attend workshops.


Group Outings

In this outing, a group was able to gain experience with nature photography.


Photo Exhibitions

Our club engages in providing and participating photo exhibitions throughout the community.


KodaRoamers Annual Salon

This is Kodaroamers annual image competition and showcase.
Members may submit digital images and prints in various categories