February 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Great turnout for this meeting. 

Discussion about submission updates and changes:

Dubuque Camera Club president Ron Tigges went over how to comment/vote on submitted photos on our Smugmug website.
Please note, once you vote in the comments, your comment cannot be changed.
To vote, please put your club number in the comment box. You may choose up to 5 selections in each category.

Submission changes:

Ken Kiss will be taking over Digital Nature and Digital Black & White submissions. Please send photos submitted in those categories directly to him. All other submissions will continue to go to Cara Pusateri. [Members, see your email for specifics].

The submission deadline has been changed to Sunday night, one week in advance of our first monthly meeting. This change allows Cara to post images to the website for voting.

Remember, when there is still room in any category for submissions, it’s first come, first served. 

Find the full submission guidelines here.

Special Events:

Mines of Spain Nature Photography — Dubuque Camera Club
March 5, 2017, 1:00 p.m. | E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center at the Mines of Spain
Club members are invited to be part of the presentation by presenting and talking about their photos, display prints on a table and offer tips and tricks to capturing great nature photos.
Anyone who wants to submit photos and speak about their photos should email Ron or Jennifer We currently have 3 speakers. A Facebook event will be created when we know who all will be presenting. Invite your friends!

Dubuque Museum of Art Summer Exhibit
Ron is suggesting an eclectic show featuring various photography genres. Ron will discuss the idea with the museum. We would have various photos from different categories or types of photo,s along with a description of that type of photography. Some ideas would be: refractometry, aerial,  high speed shutter, portrait, altered reality, gigaprint and more. Instead of the art museum jurying the exhibit, our group will choose. Discussion was held about doing metal prints again for this.

DMA Juried show- May 27, 2017
Dubuque Museum of Art will have their biennial exhibit
Submissions are due March 5, 2017
Guidelines and more information is available here.

Other news

Bob Felderman attended the Professional Photographers of America conference in San Antonio, Texas.  He brought back many brochures and pamphlets to share. Next year’s PPA conference will be held in Nashville, TN.

The club went over submissions, and members talked a little about their images, sharing how the image was made and any stories behind the images. Many images have great back stories, and locations were shared as well.

Returns from January 2017

Digital Creative Category:
Honorable Mention went to Jose Garcia for two images, “Friends” and “In the Woods” 

Northshore Camera Club judged Digital Journalism
They gave all of our images 9 points each.

Digital Nature Category:
“Golden Creek Flowing Fast” by Robert Felderman received an Honorable Mention.
Gary Fagan “Lunch Time” received 45 points for a perfect score and 2nd Place!

Digital Pictorial Category:
Honorable Mention went to  Shannon  Woulfe for the image “Lighthouse Through the Pier” Michigan City, IN.

View all winners galleries on the N4C Website

Next meeting will be a work night. We will work on our Mines of Spain Nature Photo presentation. Bring your images or any prints you would like to display on a table that day.

Submitted by Jennifer Tigges