The September 19, 2016 meeting of the Dubuque Camera Club was attended by 16 people, including 3 new members.
Treasurer DeWayne Beecher is accepting annual dues, which are only $20. You can join or renew during a meeting, or mail in the membership form.
Benefits of being a member: You are eligible to submit to the monthly N4C photo competition and participate in exhibits.
Art Museum exhibit now ended
Our exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art, “Dubuque Architecture from a New Perspective,” closed on Sunday, September 25. Photo pickup info went out in an email to those exhibiting.
Club president Ron Tigges gave an informal gallery talk about the exhibit in September to a photography class from Northeast Iowa Community College.
“People were pretty impressed with the installation,” he said. “I heard so many positive comments about it.”
Five of our club members went on the Wisconsin Landscape Photography Workshop that was sponsored by Everything Photography on September 17. Dave Smethers talked about some of the photos he took during the event. He also shared the refractography technique behind the unique images he posted to the Dubuque Camera Club group on Facebook.
Another upcoming event that may be of interest to nature photographers is the annual Dubuque Audubon Society Hawk Watch on Sat. Oct. 1st at 10:00 a.m. at the Balltown overlook. The advantage to photographing migrating raptors with birders is that you know what you’re looking at. Take binoculars and a tripod.
Do you have a photo shoot idea? Mention it during a meeting or post it on our Facebook group. If only 5 or 6 people attend, it can be a successful and enjoyable experience.
Monthly photo competition
If you want to submit to the monthly competition, have your images turned in to Cara by midnight on Sunday, October 2nd (the day before the next meeting). Members may submit up to one image per category, and you must follow the submission rules.
If more than 8 photos are submitted per category, we’ll narrow them down during the meeting. “The goal is to make sure the club does as well as possible,” explained Ron.
At our October 3 meeting, we’ll hear a report on the annual N4C convention in Fargo. Find out which of our fantabulous local photographers won recognition this year!
N4C sends out a monthly newsletter that is available on their website and emailed to club members. If you’re not currently on the N4C email list but you’d like to receive their newsletter, contact Cara, our N4C liaison.
Everybody with a member number should be on the Dubuque Camera Club email list. If you’re not, contact Jennifer or Pamela.
To conclude the meeting, after Ron made a quick tour of the N4C website to look at the caliber of photos that are selected as winners, Lori B. led a Lightroom Q&A technique workshop. As always, the meeting was fun and interesting. Join us next time!
Next Dubuque Camera Club meeting: Monday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. Agenda: Submissions and returns. N4C convention review.