Author Archive for Rae Lowenberg

LAPC T-shirts

There are a couple of t-shirts left. If you ordered one and haven't received it, please contact

The Focal Point Newsflash

If you ordered a t-shirt, they will be available for pick-up at the November meeting.

Contest Winners

October Contest – Frame in a Frame – 8 photos submitted

1st Place – Doug Shaffer 26 tokens

2nd  Place – Sally  Harms 12 tokens

3rd Place – Joyce Schoon 8 tokens


September contest – Panning 8 photos submitted

1st Place – Doug Hoeger untitled 16 tokens

2nd Place – Mike Stark Corsair Take off 14 tokens

3rd Place – Bob Lancaster  Prefect Precision 12 tokens

August contest – Textures 13 photos submitted

1st Place –  Pam Olson Light & Texture 24 tokens

2nd Place – Sherry Schons Manure Spreader 18 tokens

3rd Place – Steve Thompson Barn Side 17 tokens

Don't forget that next month is the annual contest!

Submissions and contributions are always welcome for the newsletter.

Interesting links:

Abstract Landscape Photography

Techniques For Fall Color Photography



The Focal Point Newsflash: T-shirts, Contest results, & Annual Picnic

We have t-shirts for sale again! You can order here:

All orders must be placed by Sept. 30th. The shirts will be available at the October meeting.

Results of the August photo contest

Theme: Texture

There were 13 entries

1st Place – Pam Olson – Light & Texture – 24 votes

2nd Place – Sherry Schons – Manure Spreader – 18 votes

3rd Place – Steve Thompson – Barn Side – 17 votes

Don't forget to sign up for the annual picnic!

Nelson's Meat Market is catering! They will be grilling brats, chicken, and hamburgers at Wickiup and serving baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, Tea and Lemonade as well.

They will not be providing dessert. so if you would like to bring something, please do!

Please RSVP by September 5th to  so we can let the caterer know quantities to prepare for the event.


Focal Point Newsflash

We had a great meeting in July. Jim, a photographer with the Cedar Rapids Gazette was the speaker and shared some great tips on sports photography and how to tell a story with your photos.

©️Dave Maley

Winners from July

Theme: Reflections/Mirrors

1st place left to right….

1st  Jan Crites

2nd Karen Bradley

3rd TIE  Connie Wedemeier & Joyce Schoon
The theme for August is Textures.

July Photoshoot: The 2017 International Juggler's Festival

©️Rick Boots

©️Rick Boots

©️Rick Boots

©️Rick Boots

In case you're wondering how this photo was taken… we have an outtake. 😀

©️Rae Lowenberg

And here's some more…

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©️Rae Lowenberg

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©️Rae Lowenberg

As always, a big thank you to all the members who contributed to this post!



The Focal Point Newsflash: Cedar Rapids Boxing Club Photo Shoot

©Rae Lowenberg


©Rae Lowenberg


©Rae Lowenberg


©Rae Lowenberg


©Rick Boots


©Rick Boots

June Contest Winners

Theme: Leading Lines

There were 14 entries for the monthly contest at the June meeting.

The results are:

1st place  Pam Olson  16 votes  

Pam Olson 1st place

Pam Olson 1st place

2nd place  Esther Bartels  15 votes

Esther Bartels 2nd place

Esther Bartels 2nd place

3rd place  Jay Patters  14 votes

Jay Patters 3rd place

Jay Patters 3rd place

Congratulations Pam, Esther, and Jay!

July contest theme is Reflection / Mirrors.

A New, Improved Newsletter Format is Coming!

In an effort to provide you with better information in a more timely manner, we will be making some changes to the newsletter. Instead of a big .pdf every other month we will be doing more frequent, blog-like posts through the website. The majority of the club information is already being annouced in this manner, so it should be an easy transition. We will be able to link directly to outside sources and share photos from contests and photo shoots in a much more timely manner! As always, we welcome any comments and submissions at Please watch for an upcoming post of photos from our recent photo shoot with the Cedar Rapids Boxing Club.

May/June Newsletter!

The May/June newsletter is here!

If you would like to submit photos, articles, etc. for the next newsletter please send them to

May/June Newsletter

2017 March/April Newsletter

Newsletter Submissions Reminder

Newsletter submissions for the March/April newsletter are due by Friday, March 3.