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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Boxing Club shoot reminder – This Thursday – RSVP

Hi – Just a friendly reminder to RSVP if you plan on attending the boxing club shoot this Thursday 6/8 from 5-7pm.  I promised the coach at least 10 photographers and so far I only have 5 RSVPs.  For more details: Thanks!!  

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…

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Photo Feedback Tip

When posting a photo for critique , it is a good idea to ask for specific feedback. It is difficult to improve our skill set if we are only asking “What do you think?”  I know when is my mother is looking at my photograph, she would think that it should be on the cover of National Geographic.  That is…

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Monthly Contest Update-May 2017

The May 2017 contest theme was “High Shutter Speed/Stop Action”.  There was a total of 11 entries. 1st Place: Dave Bishop with 36 votes. 2nd Place: Sally Harms with 17 votes. 3rd Place: Jay Patters with 15 votes.   Upcoming 2017 Monthly phot contests: June-Leading Lines July-Reflection/Mirrors August-Textures September-Panning October-Frame in Frame November– “My favorite photo”   The Monthly Contest…

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Photography volunteer needed for plane crash DRILL tomorrow Sat 5/20 7am

We’ve had a request to for a volunteer to take photos at the Linn County Emergency Management Airport Drill this Saturday 5/20 from 7-1. I know it is very short notice. An LAPC member has participated in one of these drills years ago and it involve (or used to) volunteers playing the part of crash victims to allow emergency responders practice…

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For Sale: MacBook Pro 17″

  17″mid 2010 hardly used. 8gb memory, Processor is 2.53 ghz Intel Core i5, running OSX Lion 10.7.5 has LR5 on it. Asking $500 contact Mike Stark