Meeting Notes – March 16, 2015

Mark Dierker (at right) shares some of his work with the club.

Mark Dierker (at right) shares some of his work with the club.

Mark Dierker

Mark Dierker, Manager of Photo Acquisition at McGraw Hill Education, talked to the club about both his work with McGraw Hill and his own photography. Mark acquires photos for use in educational materials across a wide range of media, including textbooks, video, and online. This involves hiring freelance photographers across the country for assignments, and also shooting photographs using their own in-house photographers, including Mark himself.

Mark also works on his own photography projects, including astrophotography, stormchasing, and natural-light model photography. A recent photography trip took him through 5,300 miles across the western United States over nine days. This year Mark submitted applications to 53 juried shows, resulting in 52 photos showing in 25 galleries across 22 different states.

Dubuque Museum of Art Exhibit

The Dubuque Camera Club will have a show at the Dubuque Museum of Art again this year, running August 1 through October 31, 2015. The theme for this year is “Seasons of the Tri-States.”

Art @ Your Library

The club will be also be participating in the “Art @ Your Library” show at the Carnegie Stout Public Library this year. The show runs during October and November, and is included in the Dubuque Fall Into Art Tour.

Meeting Notes – March 2, 2015

Our meeting on March 2nd was very well attended, and we picked up a couple of new members as well!

We went through our submissions for the N4C March contest, and hosted some discussion on what members were looking to get out of the club in the future. If you’ve been a member of the club in the past, or are looking to join in the future, now is the time to join and let us know what you’re looking for in a camera club!

We also discussed our upcoming show with the Dubuque Museum of Art. We’ll be deciding on a theme in the next couple of weeks, then gathering photos for a show this summer.