Jan. 4, 2021 — Meeting notes

Seventeen people attended the virtual meeting of the Dubuque Camera Club on Monday, January 4th, 2021. This was the first virtual meeting of the New Year.

Kudos. Before the official business started, club member Casey Klein shared that she had another photo selected to appear in Illinois Country Living magazine. Good job, Casey!

Submissions. At tonight’s virtual meeting, the club looked at the January submissions to the N4C contest. The photographers who were present said a few words about their images. It’s always a highlight of club meetings to be able to share with and learn from other photographers.

Open spots. Typically, our club can send in 8 total images in each category. At the time of the meeting, two categories still had open spots. Remember, if a category isn’t full, it’s first-come-first-served. Email your submission to the appropriate club rep as soon as you can after the meeting.

Dimensions. The ideal size for an N4C submission is 1920px wide by 1080 tall, and just under 750KB. You can opt for vertical orientation, but be aware that the viewing monitors of the judging clubs will likely be widescreen.

DP Judging. In February, our club will do virtual judging of the Digital Pictorial category. For that reason, we cannot enter DP in February. The following month, we’ll get double DP submissions. See the winners’ galleries on the N4C website for photos rated highly in the DP category.

Adobe & others. Before the meeting closed, there was some discussion about Adobe products, upgrades, and plugin blips. The question of alternatives to Lightroom and Photoshop was also raised. If you have thoughts or questions on these topics, club meetings are a good time to discuss.

Creative Stuff Critique at the next meeting!

Send in up to three manipulated images for a Creative Stuff Critique at the next virtual meeting of the Dubuque Camera Club. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Please share composites or Photoshopped images that would be suitable for the Digitally Altered Reality competition. Get feedback and tips from other club members. You may also share presets, techniques, tutorials, or other image editing advice.

Club members: Send your images to Ron, Cara, or Ken before the meeting. Watch your email for a reminder!