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. 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…

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Nikon D750 Service Advisory

Do you own a Nikon D750? If so, you may want to head on over to the link below and check your serial number. From Nikon “In February of 2016, we announced in an update that the shutter in some Nikon D750 digital SLR cameras manufactured between October 2014 through June 2015 may not function normally, sometimes resulting in a…

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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…

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Fire & glow juggling shoot – this Friday 7/14 @ 8pm @ Studio reserved

We are doing a last minute teaming up again with Studio Reserved for a private glow & fire juggling evening tomorrow (Friday 7/14 @8pm) just for our local photography groups.  As you know, the International Juggling Association (IJA) is in town this week for their annual convention.  Michael offered Studio Reserved facility for a place for their glow & fire…

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Meeting is tomorrow!

Tomorrow we will get to enjoy Jim from the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Jim will go over how to take sports and action photos as well as how to tell a story with your photos.

LAPC July group shoot – International Juggling Festival- multiple opportunities

Hi.  I have alot of info for those of you interested.  The organizers of the event – which goes Monday 7/10 to Saturday 7/15 – are all very happy to have however many from our group shooting at which ever activities we choose.  I did not promise any images – just use whatever hash tags you can find if you’d…

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The Focal Point Newsflash: Cedar Rapids Boxing Club Photo Shoot


Total Solar Eclipse – Mon Aug 21st

If you have any interest in caravanning down to possibly Missouri to catch the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday August 21st – pending clear skies of course – send an email to Amy at  Of those who respond, I’ll start a group message and we can discuss details 🙂 For more information and an interactive eclipse map see:

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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   2nd place  Esther Bartels  15 votes 3rd place  Jay Patters  14 votes 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…

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