May 13, 2018 News Release

May 13, 2018


Blufftops & Visions

DUBUQUE —  Members of the Dubuque Camera Club are eagerly preparing for “Blufftops & Visions,” the upcoming 62nd annual N4C photography convention, to be held in Dubuque, Iowa, on September 13-14-15, 2018.

If you are planning to attend, you will find much to see and do in Dubuque, pop. 58,000, the oldest city in Iowa. Historic architecture is one of the unique features of this Mississippi River community. Landscape photographers will enjoy the dramatic wooded hills and bluffs.

Blufftops & Visions headquarters, in the downtown Dubuque Holiday Inn at 450 Main St., will put many of the city’s photogenic sites within convenient walking distance.

The convention welcome program on Thursday night will include a visit to the Mississippi Riverwalk and Stone Cliff Winery. The Historic Shot Tower, which dates to 1856, will be lit for a spectacular dusk photoshoot.

Blufftops & Visions keynote events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15. Fine art photographer Brandon Erdman will present during the banquet on Friday evening. Spanish landscape photographer Iván Ferrero will present during the N4C awards banquet on Saturday. A goodbye breakfast buffet will round out the convention on Sunday.

 Offsite field trips will include:

  • a “Millwork and Models” creative photo shoot in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District;
  • a visit to the renowned Tiffany windows of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church;
  • a “Lunch and Learn” at the Dubuque Museum of Art, with viewing of Edward Curtis’ images of The North American Indian,
  • and a Mississippi river cruise on the American Lady ($25 preregistration required).

Convention registration is now open. Stay up to date by adding your email to the Blufftops & Visions email list.

More information about the Blufftops & Visions N4C photography convention is available at the Dubuque Camera Club website:


If you have questions or need more information, contact us.