September 18, 2017 Meeting Notes

Seventeen people attended the meeting on Sept. 18, 2017. Our club judged 79 images in the Digital Travel category.
Judges: Dave Smethers, John Leicht, and Kevin McTeague. Judging facilitators: Cara Pusateri, Pamela Brandt, Ron Tigges.

Treasurer DeWayne Beecher collected annual dues. [Reminder: Annual club dues are only $20 and allow you to submit images for competition and participate in exhibits and other events.]

At the start of the meeting, Jennifer Tigges gave an overview of the organizing that will need to go into the 2018 convention. She and Ron will be attending this year’s Presidents, Pixels & Pines event in South Dakota and taking notes. If anybody else is attending the event, please bring back ideas!

Remember, everybody will have to pitch in to make the 2018 event next year a success. It will be headquartered at the downtown Dubuque Holiday Inn with many events within walking distance. The name of the event is Blufftops and Visions. Be sure to like the new Blufftops and Visions page on Facebook.

The club meeting on Oct. 16 meeting will be a preliminary planning meeting. Think about potential partners, who you would like to see as a presenter, or what you would like to have as a workshop or field trip, and be ready to toss out ideas!

If you want to see terrific examples of photography by club members, be sure to visit the Dubuque Museum of Art. The Dimensions of Photography, an exhibit of photographs by the Dubuque Camera Club,  will be on display in the upstairs balcony through October 29, 2017. 

Remember, all tri-state photography enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Dubuque Camera Club.

Photography by the Dubuque Camera Club was featured in an exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art in Sept.-Oct. 2017.


September 5, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Welcome back everyone, and welcome new members! For those of you who could not attend the September 5 meeting, we have several new and very talented members.

Remember to grab your name tag at the beginning of each meeting. We will get new ones for the new members. The club president stressed that people should speak out and ask lots of questions throughout the evening and at every club meeting.

We reviewed how to submit, where to submit, and how many submissions we can have in each N4C competition. Please refer to the competition page on our website for more information:

Don’t forget that submissions are due this Sunday night before. And there cannot be any spaces between words in a file name. You can use commas instead to separate things out.

The N4C 2017 Convention will be in Rapid City, South Dakota. Eleanor, Lois, Jennifer and Ron will be in attendance.

An official announcement will be made soon, but Ron let the group know that the 2018 N4C convention will be in Dubuque, Iowa on September 14 and 15th, 2018. We will be sponsoring this event, and we will need some help coordinating things. Jennifer Tigges will have an update at the next meeting.

We have five new members as of tonight. Several have excellent talents as videographers, bloggers, and filmmakers. It is always great to have some new talent to learn from and participate with us. Andreas Exner (a new member) has a website you can check out here.

Ongoing: The Dubuque Camera Club exhibit continues at the Dubuque Museum of Art. Thursdays are free days. Please enjoy three other photographic exhibits and take a friend. On October 11 at 1:00 p.m., Ron Tigges will be doing a lunch and learn presentation there on a camera technique used in one of the pieces.

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, September 18th at 6:30 p.m. We will be judging the Digital Travel category of the N4C competition. To qualify to be a judge, you need to be a member for at least a year. Stop out and see how it is done. It is very helpful to know the judging process so you know what to submit.

Thank you to John Leicht and Sue Vise for taking notes for us.

Dimensions of Photography

Dimensions of Photography: Dubuque Camera Club Annual Exhibition

September 2, 2017 – October 29, 2017

The Dubuque Museum of Art is proud to host the 5th annual exhibition of photography by members of the Dubuque Camera Club. DUMA is excited to continue its partnership with our local camera club as both organizations strive to foster the continuing evolution of photography as an art form. The theme of this year’s exhibition focuses on the versatility of digital photography and the degree of technique utilized in the making of a picture.

The Dubuque Camera Club is dedicated to promoting an appreciation for the art and skill of digital photography. If you are a photography enthusiast, you are welcome to join their meetings. Being part of a photography club can bring new ideas and creative directions to your work. Any skill level is welcome.

The Dubuque Camera Club belongs to the North Central Camera Club Council (N4C), an organization of about 40 midwestern clubs. Our members are eligible to compete in N4C photography competitions.