The virtual meeting of the Dubuque Camera Club on October 19, 2020 was attended by 16 people. The meeting was led by club president Ronald Tigges and hosted on Zoom by Bob Felderman. Although we didn’t have an agenda, we got together for virtual companionship and sharing of photography-related news. Thanks to everyone who shares news and information during club meetings!!
The club is currently up to 30 active members who have paid their dues for the 2020/21 season. Active club members are eligible to enter N4C contests and participate in all club activities and events. The new online dues payment system is making record keeping much simpler. If you need to pay your dues, here is a link.
Member Directory. We will soon add another benefit to club membership: a listing in a member directory on this website. This member directory will allow you to browse the online photography, websites, or social media accounts of other club photographers.
If you are a club member and you would like to be listed in the club directory, send the following to email@example.com
- One image (150px square thumbnail).
- Up to three website or social media links
- A short personal bio (50-100 words)
Hint: Look at the Reflections brochure for ideas on how to write your Bio.
Virtual Exhibit. In the near future we also plan to create a virtual exhibit. We really like the nice job that Galena CFA is doing on their virtual exhibits. Our club’s virtual exhibit may be online as a PDF, in flipbook format, or as a video slideshow. We haven’t decided on a format yet. Specific information will be shared at future meetings.
Photo Essays. At tonight’s virtual meeting, there was some discussion of photo essays. This is a special N4C contest category that happens only once a year. Our club was supposed to judge this year’s entries, but then Covid happened. This season’s winning photo essays were played during the “Best of N4C” virtual awards ceremony on October 14.
Photo essays can have LOTS of photos in them. The N4C rules state: The minimum number of images shall be twenty (20). There is not a limit on the maximum number of images, but the program time shall not exceed six (6) minutes.
If you decide to create a photo essay, you need to be conscientious about who owns the rights to any music in the soundtrack. Our club could potentially enter up to 8 photo essays. Entries will be due on March 31, 2021. Find complete rules here.
Other Misc. Ron Tigges did a quick demonstration of how to make video in Photoshop. You start by selecting multiple images in Lightroom. Edit them in Layers in Photoshop. Then choose the Timeline panel and create a timeline, dragging start/end boundaries as needed.
Also at tonight’s meeting, Henry gave the group an update on the upcoming screening of his film, Riding the Light. General Bob — who does a great job navigating webpages using screenshare in Zoom — treated the group to some of his drone photography.
Are you a club member who hesitates to join a virtual meeting after spending long workdays at the computer? Tonight’s virtual meeting ended at 7:37 p.m. — a new record for a short meeting!
Next meeting on Nov. 2
The next virtual meeting of the Dubuque Camera Club will be held on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. N4C submissions are due before the meeting. See the competition page for more details about submitting to monthly N4C contests.