Nov. 5, 2018 meeting notes

The Dubuque Camera Club meeting on November 5, 2018 was attended by 13 photographers and two children.  One benefit of being a club member is the chance to gain knowledge and tips from other photographers. Here are a few things that happened at the meeting:

♦ Club president Ron Tigges shared his experiences attending a Sandhill Crane viewing event near Spring Green that was organized by the Driftless Area Land Conservancy.

♦ Club member Jose Garcia demonstrated the features of his new mirrorless camera. At the same time, light acrobatic entertainment was enjoyed by the youngest attendees (taking turns hopping off the stage by Dad).

♦ Newbie club member Casey Klein shared the photos on her point-and-shoot camera with the club communications chairperson and got her name in the notes by semi-promising to wear a Mrs. Santa costume to the holiday party.

♦ Club member David Smethers shared images with his quadrant of the room from the motorcycling adventure that took him out of town during Blufftops & Visions.

♦ The club’s First Lady, Jennifer Tigges, snuck off to do some community event organizing / food production / dog walking at an undisclosed location.

♦ Club member Gary Campbell sat quietly in the back row wondering what all the fuss was about.

N4C competition winners

After the share-and-tell subsided, we looked at the returns from last month’s N4C competition. The  comments from other clubs were every bit as helpful and insightful as they always are.

The Dubuque Camera Club is blessed with a number of very talented photographers. Congratulations to the following gentlemen for winning awards in the October 2018 N4C competition:

  • Kevin McTeague
  • Jose Garcia
  • Ken Kiss
  • Ronald Tigges


The monthly N4C submissions are viewable in our club’s online gallery.  Club members can comment on five photos in each category to vote for their favorites. Voting is necessary when submissions surpass the number of entries we can send in that month. Use your member number when you comment. It should be possible to login and comment using either Facebook or a free Smugmug account.

Remember, if a category has empty spots after the first meeting of the month, it’s first come, first serve, to get your image submitted. Contact N4C reps Cara or Ken if you have questions.

N4C Image Size Guidelines – The longest side must be no more than 1920 pixels. The file size must be no more than 750KB. [N4C Competition Rules]


Ron reminded us that the Blufftops & Visions photos are online. The group photo shoot in the Historic Millwork District on Friday resulted in some smashingly good images.  Take a look, or send in your convention photos if you took some too.

Storytelling in Wildlife Photography

At the next meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m., we will enjoy a presentation about Storytelling in Wildlife Photography by club member and nature photographer Andreas Exner. This presentation is open to the public, so please promote this event to your friends and fellow photography enthusiasts!

Holiday Potluck Party

On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, the club will hold its annual holiday potluck party, starting at 6:00 p.m. The party is limited to club members and family members or loved ones! Watch for specific details in an upcoming email!

Thanks to everyone who attended tonight’s meeting for being part of the Dubuque Camera Club.