PhotoCampMilwaukee2… Done!

by raster on June 13, 2011

Well, we managed to hold another PhotoCamp here in Milwaukee…

I still haven’t edited my images from the day, but honestly, I did a lot more talking and listening than I did shooting.

One of the highlights of the day was seeing some of the video work that Sam Dodge does using his Nikon D300 and rapid-fire still image shooting.

We also had a photowalk, and did a lot of equipment talk, and show and tell about various web sites, gear, and other photo-related things.

Wendy has a great write-up and some awesome photos, so go check out what she thought of the event!


Sponsor: Photojojo

by raster on June 2, 2011


We’d like to thank Photojojo for becoming a sponsor of PhotoCampMilwaukee2!

Photojojo’s on a mission to make photography more fun for everyone, and they need your help!

Photojojo runs the most fun photo store ever made and they’re looking for two whip-smart web developers to join their tiny team. Self-motivated, driven, and passionate people only, please. You’ll be intimately involved in the future of the company and their product direction.

Though Photojojo is located in San Francisco, they’re interviewing excellent candidates, regardless of their location.

Learn more about the jobs here:


Sponsor: Ethercycle

by Derek on May 26, 2011


We’d like to thank Ethercycle Web Design studio for becoming a sponsor of Photocamp Milwaukee2.

EtherCycle is an interactive agency specializing in front-end web design.  Established in 2009, their offices are located inside Chicagoland’s historic Pickwick building. Having worked on the full-spectrum of project scopes, they believe that the entire web can be both fun and useful.


Sponsor: Hanson Dodge Creative

by Derek on May 25, 2011

Hanson Dodge Creative

We’d like to thank Hanson Dodoge Creative for becoming a sponsor of PhotoCampMilwaukee2.

Hanson Dodge Creative works with some of the biggest brands in the world, helping them reach new audiences, embrace new technologies and claim their place as market leaders. For nearly 20 of their 25 years, they’ve been dedicated to delivering inspired photography for active lifestyle brands. From lifestyle photo shoots across the world to award winning product photography, they’ve produced nearly every kind of commercial photography for some of the world’s most loved brands.


Sponsors Needed

by raster on May 18, 2011

We’re very lucky to be partnering with Bucketworks to make PhotoCampMilwaukee2 happen. The folks involved have a great track record of putting on “user-generated” events, and besides the first PhotoCamp we held in 2009, they’ve also been involved with DrawCamp, BarCampMilwaukee, QueerCamp, and other events where people can learn new things.

Speaking of learning… what is a day of learning worth to you? If you can learn just 5 things you didn’t know before you attended PhotoCamp, what would it be worth? $100? $50? $25?

If you see value in PhotoCamp, and want to make it run as smoothly as possible, please consider becoming a sponsor, or at least donating something to make it happen.

Bucketworks is a non-profit organizations, and a program of The School Factory, which is dedicated to transforming education. It’s a great resource for Milwaukee, and we’re excited to make PhotoCamp happen, but we do need some financial support in the process.

So where does the money go? One of the things we try to do during these events is provide meals for the attendees. This helps people stay focused on sharing, teaching, and learning, and not worry about where they may need to go outside of the venue to get food. We also need to help Bucketworks pay the rent so they can keep hosting great events like this.

Often a conference pass will cost hundreds of dollars… add travel costs to that, and it can easily be over a thousand bucks. So for much less ($100 to $250) you can actually sponsor PhotoCamp. That’s right. Your company can help make the event happen. And you can invite all of your employees. And their friends. And anyone else who loves photography.

Sounds like a sweet deal to me. Help us out… Sponsor or Donate today.



PhotoCampMilwaukee2 is happening!

by raster on April 29, 2011

PhotoCampMilwaukee2 is set for Saturday, June 4th, 2011, from 10am to 10pm at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Want to attend? Please register here!

Want to help plan the event? join the School Factory Atrium group.

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PhotoCampMilwaukee 2?

by raster on February 5, 2010

Hello Milwaukee-area photographers… it’s 2010… is anyone interested in doing another PhotoCampMilwaukee this year?

UPDATE: We’re doing it again in 2011! See PhotoCampMilwaukee2 is happening!


You Can Help

by raster on November 20, 2009

Help-Portrait Milwaukee

You’re a photographer… you’ve got a special skill… wouldn’t it be nice to share those skill with people in need?

Help-Portrait is a movement of photographers, coming together in every major city, to use their photography skills to give back to the community.

On December 12th, 2009, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need, and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.

A group of Milwaukee photographers are doing this, and you can get involved… Head on over to for more info.


One topic that came up during the session of entrepreneurial was on registering you photos with the United States Copyright office. Photocamp Sponsor PhotoShelter has an excellent article up on how this process works now that the process can be done online:

Electronic Copyright Registration for Photographers


And the winner is…

by raster on May 6, 2009

Lens HackingPhoto by raster. Some Rights Reserved.

Michael Tackes ended up holding the winning ticket…

He took home a full version of Adobe Photoshop, a membership to Bucketworks, an iLovePhotos t-shirt, some SmugMug gear, and a few other goodies. (Thanks again to our sponsors, and to Adobe for kicking in Photoshop.)

Michael was extremely happy… as he was saving up to get the Adobe Creative Suite, and now that’s he’s got Photoshop, he has his eye on a DSLR. :)

Note: Yes, this is a terrible photo, but it was taken during the lens hacking session. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

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