February 2018 Meeting Notes

The first meeting of the month, on Feb. 5, 2018, was cancelled due to severe winter weather.  Competition submissions were made as usual. Remember, Cara and Ken are our N4C representatives, and they handle the image submission process.

Being able to submit photos to the monthly competition is one of the perks (and challenges) of Dubuque Camera Club membership. If you have questions, please attend a meeting and ask! Our more experienced members will be happy to help!

Judging Criteria
Technique: Focus, lighting, color rendition, exposure.
Composition: Arrangement of all elements within the picture area so the subject is harmonious and well-balanced.
Interest: Originality, imagination, interpretation, subject, impact, mood, humor.

Twelve people attended the meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018. The top priority on the evening’s agenda was judging the Digital Altered Reality category. There were 96 images, all of them unique, and many of them awesome!

José García, Greg Nauman, and Rick Noel served as volunteer judges. Each photo was judged on technique, composition, and interest. The DAR category showcases image manipulation, so we saw many examples of digital editing techniques. The images were of many different subjects and came from a variety of other photography clubs across the midwest.

Many comments — both helpful and critical — were offered by the group. A few of the photos were simply outstanding! Everyone who attended came away with creative ideas for our own photography.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, March 5 @ 6:30 p.m.  We’ll go over N4C competition returns, and also select the new submissions. Because we judged Digital Altered Reality in February, our club can submit double (16 total images) in this category in March. Club members, send in your submissions before the meeting! The sooner the better!
  • Monday, March 19 @ 6:30 p.m. Agenda to be determined. Possibly a workshop or presentation.