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April LAPC Photo Shoot


Hercules Haven

Where:  1220 Lilly Street Cedar Rapids

When:  Sunday April 29 

Time:  4pm to 6pm

Its time to head back outside for our LAPC group shoots!  In April we are heading to a different kind of animal shelter.  Hercules Haven is home to many animals including:  three alpine goats, two Nubian goats, two mini-pigs, four pot-belly pigs, three horses, twenty five chickens, a baby lamb, four barn cats, three dogs and two house cats.  They are typically closed Sundays, so we’ll have the farm to ourselves.

They normally charge admission, but are waiving the admission for our group.  There will be a free will donation set out and I’ve promised a handful of photographers will donate a few images back as a thank you.

We suggest you wear farm appropriate footwear.

Please RSVP to so I can let our contact know how many from LAPC are coming.


For more information:

Sunday Meeting Reminder!


Topic:  Creative Thinking: Taking vs Making a Photograph

Trent Foltz   –  Trent is from Geneseo, Illinois and has his own fine art studio.    In 2017 Trent was a guest speaker at one of our Club meetings and showed off his outstanding black & white images.   Join us again as Trent helps us learn about Creative Thinking.


Photo Contest:   Glass

Like most people, you want to learn new skills in photography.  But sometimes you don't have the time to research those skills, especially in the time frame that matches monthly contest themes.    The following are some links that may help you this month.  Have fun!

Wildflower workshop in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

LAPC member Bob Lancaster is offering LAPC club members a Wildflower Workshop in GSMNP in April.  This is a great opportunity at a great price.  Please see his website for more information.


Intro to DSLR Photography Free Video Course

Get it while it's still free!!

Essential Photography Skills: Beginner Digital SLR Training
Instant Download:

Discover the basic skills needed to take control of your DSLR camera.

“This step-by-step video series covers the basics of photography, from how your camera works, exposure, shutter speed and aperture, all the way to what inspires you and how to compose your images for maximum impact. These are the foundation skills that you build on, to become a great photographer. This course now includes original image downloads, an eBook and many examples to illustrate the lessons. Enjoy. Brent ”

Here's the link!




Lightroom 3 Training

Lightroom tutorialsA few days ago I posted links to the most recent Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop Elements training but I overlooked Lightroom training and the newly released version 3.0.

Here is the direct link to some great Lightroom training on Lightroom 3 Training with Chris Orwig

Photoshop and Elements 9 Essential Training Class

Grow your brain.

Jan Kabili has released her latest training class for Photoshop Elements 9 on here:
Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

There's over 11 hours of training and you can access ALL the 600 plus online training courses for $25 a month at

Buy it for a month, get a bunch of training and stop or use it every month!

You can get an annual subscription for $250 a year which may be a perfect gift to ask for this holiday season!

A free one day trial is available if you'd like to try out any of the classes by clicking here

If you prefer full Photoshop training the link is here:
Photoshop CS4 training