2014 synopsis


Discussion included photo submission for the Dubuque Museum of Art. Here are the entries so far:

Iowa State Fair Contest Submission info:

Dubuque Area Outdoor Recreation Summit Saturday, June 14, 2014 10-2 @ Dubuque Bike Coop 2206 Central Ave- If anyone is interested in Outdoor activities – please share info about our club:
·      10:00 – 10:15  Welcome,·      10:15 – 11:00 Introductions (individuals, activities and organizations),·      11:00 – noon  Discussion on the local OR scene,·      Noon – 12:30 Lunch,·      12:30 – 1:30    Discussion on how to promote events and grow the local OR community ·      1:30  – 2:00      Set tangible goals and wrap-up

We went over April returns:
Digital Journalism Contest:
1st Place, Fireworks on the Fareway – Ronald Tigges
3rd Place, Shaving – Lisa Pence

Digital Pictorial Contest:
Honorable Mention for “Milky-way over the Mississippi” – Ronald Tigges
Honorable Mention for “Buchert Gardens” – Gary Fagan

Digital Travel Contest:
Honorable Mention for “Iowa City Old Capitol Stairs” -Ronald Tigges

Next meeting:
Monday, May 19th – 6:30pm will be Digital Pictorial Judging- we need judges to judge that evening.  We will have additional judging papers available for those who want to practice their judging skills along with the judges to get a feel for what is it is like to judge. This is a great opportunity to learn about what it takes to have a winning image.  Please join us.

June 2, 6:30 Annual Meeting and Picnic – Please bring your family and a dish to pass – salad, veggie, dessert. We will grill meat. Looking for volunteers for set up and cleanup. We may be outside for adult beverages in the picnic area, followed by dinner in the auditorium.  We will go over May returns, election of officers, and discuss summer meetings after dinner.

March 17th Meeting
A small slide presentation was shared by Ellie and Cara on macro photography. Lisa was out of town and Dewayne was sick and unable to share their part of the presentation. Adam followed up with a presentation utilizing the following software:


Group activity was with about 3 tables with different macro items on them for club members to take photos of and help each other with.

Please welcome three new members for February 2014: Kevin McTague, Alyssa Hall, and Nathan Roling all of Dubuque.

It was also mentioned to keep in mind the up coming show at the Dubuque Museum of Art and to start looking for you image submissions with the theme being “Dubuque through the lens – A camera club perspective.”

March 3rd Meeting
Our meeting on March 3rd was well attended for the first time in 2014! It was nice to see everyone including two new prospective members. Ron began the meeting with a review of our submissions from February. Three members earned three awards last month.

In Photojournalism:
“Colt Cadets Celebration” by Ron Tigges, Dubuque Camera Club
Honorable Mention

In Travel:
“Half Dome”by Gary Fagan, Dubuque Camera Club
3rd Place
“Grand Cayman 2012” by Jennifer Parker, Dubuque Camera Club
Honorable Mention

Click the link to see the winners! http://www.n4c.us/Winner_Galleries.htm

Congratulations Ron, Gary, and Jennifer!

We then went through all of the submissions for March. We have room for more submissions in every category including black and white (and we only get to submit black and white twice a year) so if you would like to enter any of your photographs please send them to Elenor Schueller ASAP.

At the March 17th meeting we will be diving into the world of macro photography. We will have several members presenting different ways to capture and create macro shots. Depth of field and macro photography go hand in hand so if you have any questions about either of these then be sure to attend our meeting on the 17th. The macro presentation will be hands on so please bring:

Your camera
Your tripod if you have one
Yourself :)

Also check out our awesome new webpage! (Link Below)

Our club is growing and we hope to meet the needs and wants of all our members, so as always, email me with any questions or comments.
Spring is coming!


February 17th Meeting
Our meeting for February 17th was all about how to create images with an edge. Adam led a discussion on HDR or high dynamic range using both Photomatix and Photoshop.

Our attendance has been low for the last couple of months due to all of our extreme weather. I hope to see many members at our March 3rd meeting.

March 3-Black and White Submissions – this is anything, any category only in black and white. We only get to do this a few times a year so take advantage of this opportunity. Contests for March also include: DC, DJ, DN, DP, DT. Also bring entries for 2×2 slides – any category.

Our club is growing and we hope to meet the needs and wants of all our members, so as always, email me with any questions or comments.
Stay warm and keep your camera out and creating!


Monday, January 6th
Canceled due to Polar Vortex