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2018 Officer Election

Dave Byrnes  (Club Treasurer & Election Committee Chair) asked me to send out a reminder about our upcoming 2018 elections at the November meeting.

We have four positions that each year are open for election:

President:    Duties of the President shall be: to preside at all Club meetings and Executive Board meetings; to appoint chairpersons of all committees; to act as Club spokesperson; to generally supervise and to keep in touch with all Club activities.

Vice-President:     Duties of the Vice-President shall be: to perform the duties of the President during the absence or disability of the President; to notify members of special meetings and events; to act as Club Director on the Executive Board.   In about 2007 the position also took on the leadership role of the annual LAPC Photography Workshop held each Spring.

Secretary:   Duties of the Secretary shall be: to preserve in the books of the Club true minutes of the proceedings of Board meetings; to conduct correspondence of the Club; to prepare ballots for election; to act as Club Director on the Executive Board.     In about 2007, this position also took on the duty of purchasing the snacks provided by the Club for the monthly meetings.

Treasurer:  Duties of the Treasurer shall be: to maintain records and custody of Club funds and dues; to discharge Club expenses and maintain records thereof; to prepare periodic reports of Club finances; to prepare an annual budget; to act as Club Director on the Executive Board; to maintain a current register of the entire membership.

 

Current Candidates for each of these role for 2018 are:

President:                No Candidates

Vice-President:     Rick Young

Secretary:                No Candidates

Treasurer:              Dave Byrnes  

If anyone has an interest in running for one of these positions, please send Dave an email  at Treasurer@linnareaphotoclub.org.      If you would like to nominate someone, send that to Dave also.   He can reach out to that person and see if they have an interest.

See all of you next month for the Annual LAPC Photo Contest and Officer Elections.

 

Rick Young

Vice-President LAPC

 

Sunday Meeting Part II

 

The Club has ordered 300 white 11 X 14 foam boards to assist you in preparing for next month's LAPC Annual Photo Contest.   The cost is $1.00 per sheet.  Bring cash on Sunday if you wish to get some of these foam boards to take home with you.   We will have 150 on Sunday and another 150 are scheduled to arrive on Monday and we will figure our a game plan for you to buy those.

 

Rick Young

Vice-President LAPC

A Birding Photo-Journey: The “Invisible” Flow Of Life

Tom Taylor, Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society, Santa Fe, NM
Join Tom Taylor, a fellow Audubon member from Santa Fe, as he takes you on a photo-tour of birds that he
has seen on various trips in the U.S. After introducing the audience to an assortment of birds located in New
Mexico and Arizona, the presentation will branch out to feature some of the song birds found in the eastern
part of the country – with emphasis on their annual migration from the tropics.
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Tom was born in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Regis High School in 1962. He went on to receive an advanced
degree in physics and in 1975 began 25 years as a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in
northern New Mexico. Since retirement in 2001 he has served as an Audubon officer and a board member, while
more generally supporting the organization’s activities in Santa Fe. Bird photography has become one of his recent
passions.
Monday Oct. 2.
Program at 7:30PM.
First Lutheran Church (corner of 3 AVE and 10th ST SE. )
Jim Durbin

2017 Iowa State Fair Winners and Exhibitors

Congratulations to Tim McAdam and Amy Mueggenberg for their awards at the 2017 Iowa State Fair Annual Photography Salon!

Tim McAdam – Best of Black & White

Amy Mueggenberg- Superintendent's Choice (Color)

In speaking with Bob Randklev (LAPC Webmaster) he would like to put up a special gallery on the Club's website to showcase all the images that were on display at the 2017 State Fair.   So if you had an image on display at this year's fair, please send a jpg of the image to:   Vice-President@LinnAreaPhotoClub.org      Include the image name and any awards you received.

Congratulations to all the LAPC members who were selected this year to be a part of The Fair!

 

Rick Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Reminder: LAPC Family Picnic – Reserve Your Spot By Tomorrow

 

Yes…. that's right!   Catered!   And Free!

What:  Nelson’s Meat Market is going to cater our picnic this year!   They will be grilling brats, chicken, and hamburgers at Wickiup and serving baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, Tea and Lemonade as well.

When:   September 10th

Where:  Wickiup

Time:  12:30 to 4:00

Contest:  Panning     (Yes… there is still a contest and the winner gets to take home a leftover brat and baked beans!)

Who:   Club Members & Family

Bring:  No catered dessert….. but if you would like to volunteer to bring a dessert to share…. that would be great!   And your Appetite!  And if you took any pictures of the 2017 Eclipse… feel free to share those with us!    If you, like me, were in Cedar Rapids that day…. what eclipse?

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

 

Hope to see everyone there.

Join Us: Free Catered LAPC Picnic

 

Yes…. that's right!   Catered!   And Free!

What:  Nelson’s Meat Market is going to cater our picnic this year!   They will be grilling brats, chicken, and hamburgers at Wickiup and serving baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, Tea and Lemonade as well.

When:   September 10th

Where:  Wickiup

Time:  12:30 to 4:00

Contest:  Panning     (Yes… there is still a contest and the winner gets to take home a leftover brat and baked beans!)

Who:   Club Members & Family

Bring:  No catered dessert….. but if you would like to volunteer to bring a dessert to share…. that would be great!   And your Appetite!  And if you took any pictures of the 2017 Eclipse… feel free to share those with us!    If you, like me, were in Cedar Rapids that day…. what eclipse?

 

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

 

Hope to see everyone there.

 

Meeting Reminder: This Sunday

 

As a reminder, on Sunday will be our monthly Linn Area Photo Club meeting.

 

Topic:  My Digital Workflow: Lightroom and Photoshop

In addition, those of you who want to participate at next month's Canon Printing Workshop on Sept 23rd, this will be a great time to bring cash or a check to complete your registration.     We still have several open spots.    If you cannot attend Sunday's meeting, send in your fee to the Club's mailing address.

This is great workshop to help you improve your prints and to take home with you a couple of large format prints.

 

 

 

Reminder: LAPC/Canon Printing Workshop

Why don't my prints look like the images on my computer?

Should I be using 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit to print?

Should I convert my images to JPG or TIFF prior to printing or leave them as a PSD?

What Color Space should I use?  Adobe RGB, ProPhotoRGB, sRGB, AppleRGB?

Who handles color management?  Photoshop, Printer, No Management

 Do I need to flatten my image layers in Photoshop before printing?

What software gets the best results?  Photoshop, Lightroom, etc?

 

If you don't know these answers to these questions, our upcoming seminar on September 23rd is for you!

Canon Printing Workshop: Sept 23rd

Send a $20 check to the Club's mail box or send a “save me a space” email  to vice-president@linnareaphotoclub.org and bring your payment to the August Club Meeting.

 

Reserve your spot soon.  There are a limited number of spots left.

 

 

Canon Printing Workshop: Sept 23rd

Why don't my prints look like the images on my computer?

Should I be using 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit to print?

Should I convert my images to JPG or TIFF prior to printing or leave them as a PSD?

What Color Space should I use?  Adobe RGB, ProPhotoRGB, sRGB, AppleRGB?

Who handles color management?  Photoshop, Printer, No Management

Do I need to flatten my image layers in Photoshop before printing?

What software gets the best results?  Photoshop, Lightroom, etc?

 

If you don't know these answers to these questions, our upcoming seminar is for you!

LAPC/Canon Printing Workshop

Those of you who came to the Linn Area Photo Club Photography Workshop this year with Tyler Stableford had an opportunity to meet Kelly Anderson with Canon.  Kelly came to the event to provide participants with large format prints as an added benefit to this year's workshop participants.  While we had Kelly at the event we asked if she  would come back to do one day “Printing Workshop” for LAPC members and workshop participants.    Kelly agreed and stated that she would try to fit it into her schedule for this year.
Well, Kelly is coming Saturday, September 23rd!!!!!    She and another printing expert from Canon USA are coming and bringing with them two Canon Pro 1000's and two Pro 100's!  Four printers for you to use!
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LAPC/Canon Printing Workshop schedule:
Two, four hour sessions:   30 people in the morning session and 30 people in the afternoon session.  (Both sessions will provide the same learning experience so don't worry about missing out on anything if you attend either session.)
  • Morning Session        (8am to Noon)

– 2 to 2.5 hours of seminar
– 1.5 to 2 hours of hands-on printing: Working with the two Canon Reps, participants can print one (and maybe two depending upon time and resources) of their images to take home that day ….. either 17″ X 22″ or 13″ X 19″.

  • Afternoon Session     (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

– 2 to 2.5 hours of seminar
– 1.5 to 2 hours of hands-on printing: Working with the two Canon Reps, participants can print one (and maybe two depending upon time and resources) of their images to take home that day ….. either 17″ X 22″ or 13″ X 19″.

 

Cost:

There will be a $20 fee to register and reserve your spot for this exciting learning experience. This fee will be used to cover facility costs and drinks/snacks that will be provided during the event. One print is worth more than the $20!

Send a check to reserve your spot. Include with the check a note to indicate that you prefer either Session 1 (morning) or Session 2 (afternoon). (All efforts will be made to place you in your primary session…. but if that session is full we will move you to the session with open spots.)

Linn Area Photo Club
P.O. Box 225
Marion, IA 52302

 

On August 5th, if there are any spots still available that the Club members have not filled,  we will send an email to all the 2017 LAPC Photography Workshop participants inviting them to join us…. so reserve your spot soon.

 

LAPC Executive Committee

 

Canon Prints & Sunday’s Meeting Reminder

For those Club Members who attended the 2017 Linn Area Photo Club Photography Workshop and requested a Canon print, those prints will be available at Sunday's meeting.   Kelly Anderson (Canon) got those prints done and shipped them back to us.     Justin and Rick have three boxes of prints, so join us Sunday and get your print!  (We also have a few jump drives for those who did not pick them up at the event before leaving.)

 

In addition, at this month's meeting we will be going over Camera Operations.

So…..  Bring your camera and your user manual! 

We will break into small groups based on the brand of your camera (Nikon versus Canon versus Other).     Club Members in each group will help each other with questions and technical advise specific to your camera and your needs.

So please bring your questions.    Things you might want to learn are…… “How do I ….”

  • Change Shutter Priority:  Aperture versus Speed  versus Manual
  • Change ISO
  • Change White Balance
  • Change Auto Focus Mode:  AI Servo versus AI Focus
  • Change Button Functions
  • Change Picture Style: Standard versus Portrait versus Landscape versus Neutral versus Faithful
  • Change Metering Mode: Center Weighted versus Spot versus Evaluative
  • Change Drive Mode:  High Speed versus Single Shot versus Low Speed versus Timed
  • Change Color Space
  • Set up or Change Bracketing
  • Read My Histogram and make some adjustments
  • Change flash modes

           ……and more.

 

Justin & Rick