January 18, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Contributed by Jennifer Tigges

On a cold January night we were pleasantly surprised that 19 club members were in attendance.

Bald Eagle Watch review. The eagle watch had a good crowd. Special thanks to Kevin McTague, DeWayne Beecher, Ron and Jennifer Tigges and Adam Ploessl for helping with cameras, spotting scopes and educating the public about our club.


Dubuque Camera Club table at the 2016 Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch

Library pickup. For those who were part of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Holiday Exhibition, please pick up your work January 26th after 4:00 or the following day.

There were some discussion about possible themes for the Dubuque Museum of Art. Bring your ideas to the next meeting.

Discussion of possibly setting up a shoot at the new local indoor skateboard park, Olliewood Action Sports.

We reviewed the November 2015 returns and the January submissions with some discussion of how the images were created.

Coming up:

February 1. Regular meeting, submissions due, returns, discuss options/theme for Dubuque Museum of Art Exhibition and go over how to create a sepia or black and white image.

February 15 meeting. Mike Burley from the Telegraph Herald will be our guest speaker.

Continuing Education Possibilities:

Rick Sammon Photograpy Seminars, Peoria, Illinois. More information.

2016 Winter Education Event, hosted by the Quad Cities Photography Club. Featuring Bob Davis, Ty Smedes, and Stan Bousson. February 6, Davenport, Iowa. More information here.

Wildlife photography workshop with Moose Peterson. Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. till around 5:00 p.m.(previously Canon Explorers of light series). Moose uses a Nikon camera. More information here.

January 4, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Contributed by Jennifer Tigges

President’s report

Dubuque Museum of Art wants us for 2016. Need theme and coordinator for exhibit. Let us know if you have any ideas for this.

Holiday Library Show. Continues through January 26th, 2016. Those in show will be contacted about when to pick up photos. Previous Library Show Sales: checks should have been received by now.

January Submissions

We went through January submissions, and discussion was about Intervelometer and StarStaX free software.

Member Folder

DeWayne showed the latest version of the member competition guide and folder that will be given to each club member. Eleanor has been working on this, and it is almost finished. Distribution will be at one of the next meetings. Thanks for all your hard work on this, Ellie!

Upcoming schedule

January 16. Bald Eagle Watch, Grand River Center 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please let us know if you can work a shift that day (9-noon or noon-4:00). Duties include sitting at a table and discussing photography with attendees casually. Bring your own work of eagles or other animals to display. More information about the Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch.

January 18 meeting. We will go over submissions and returns at the beginning of the meeting because they were not available at the Jan. 4 meeting. This meeting will also be a question and answer night with a focus on either Photoshop or Lightroom. Bring a photo or digital file, your camera, or any questions (or let us know in advance).

February 15. Mike Burley will be guest speaker.

March 15. We will be judging travel. No Travel submissions this month.

April or May Meeting. Tentative guest speaker on drone or quadcopter photography.