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February 2018

“You are Loved” Nature Photography Session

February 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Artist and photographer Kyle Sydney Powell released her new book You Are Loved in November of 2016, which contains inspirational photography featuring natural and heart-shaped forms based on her “you are loved” series. “In any given moment, whether ordinary or extraordinary, happy or sad, you are loved.” Artist and photographer Kyle Sydney Powell released her new book You Are Loved in November of 2016, which contains inspirational photography featuring natural and heart-shaped forms based on her “you are loved” series.…

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Feb. 11th Meeting: Camera Skills – Getting To Know Your Camera

February 11 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wickiup Recreation Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd
Toddville, IA 52411 United States
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Camera Skills - Getting To Know Your Camera                  *** BRING YOUR CAMERA (and manual) TO THE MEETING! *** Kris and Doug Hoeger - Leaders When going out on a shoot it is a good practice to "set up" your camera ahead of time prior to arrival based on what you plan on shooting for the day.  Then, when you arrive, make a few adjustments if necessary based upon actual environmental conditions.   Things that you need to consider are: White…

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March 2018

March 11th Meeting: Trent Foltz

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wickiup Recreation Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd
Toddville, IA 52411 United States
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  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

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April 2018

April 8th Meeting: “Making It Right in Camera”

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wickiup Recreation Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd
Toddville, IA 52411 United States
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Lisa Bergmann-Smithey (Local Photographer and Kirkwood Instructor) will present "Making It Right in Camera".  Lisa shoots many of her images in manual mode, and her objective is to have her images be the best the can be "in camera" ...  needing minimal post processing.   How many times have we heard.... "I shot it in raw and I will just fix it in Lightroom/Photoshop later". Join Lisa in learning what you can do in camera to make your images the best…

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“Beauty Around Us – Images from 2017.”

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Audubon Society, 1000 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

 The presentation is now scheduled for April 9th. CR Audubon: The speaker for our April 9th meeting will be Kip Ladage from the Tripoli will present a program on "Beauty Around Us - Images from 2017."    Many years ago Kip gave himself a challenge to shoot and share at least one image every day. He has not missed a day yet - including during funerals, illnesses - you name it.    Each year he assemble a collection of favorite images that…

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April LAPC Photo Shoot

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hercules Haven, 1220 Lilly Street
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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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,…

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May 2018

May 6th Meeting: When the skies get dark……

May 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wickiup Recreation Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd
Toddville, IA 52411 United States
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                When the skies get dark........ grab your camera!                      Garrett Heyd, Storm Chaser/Spotter & Photographer, will  discuss tornado weather, severe thunderstorm weather and lightening.   What to look for as far as tips to stay safe while shooting those great images! Executive Sponsor:   Amy Mueggenberg - Activities Committee Chair   Photo Contest:      Shallow Depth of Field "The use of limited Depth of Field to emphasize one part of an image."   https://expertphotography.com/20-tips-shallow-depth-of-field/ http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/what-is-depth-of-field-how-aperture-focal-length-and-focus-control-sharpness-1320959 https://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-shoot-with-an-extremely-shallow-depth-of-field--photo-3082       

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Bison Photography Workshop: Neal Smith NWR

May 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Neal Smith NWR, 9981 Pacific St
Prairie City, IA 50228 United States
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                   Saturday,  May 12 7 am to 9 am   https://www.facebook.com/events/1880997332198132/ This link will give you details: Join Professor Paul Brooke for a guided photography program that will focus on capturing images of bison and bison calves. Dr. Brooke is an instructor, photographer and writer who specializes in wildlife photography. His work has appeared in Audubon and Wild Planet Magazines. Please call 515-994-3400 or email Nancy_Corona@fws.gov to make a reservation and for additional information.

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2018 LAPC Annual Photography Workshop: Chuck Kimmerle

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
New Covenant Bible Church, 3090 N Center Point Rd
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411 United States
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           Once again, we are pleased to bring to you the LAPC Annual Photography Workshop.  The 2018 event will feature: Chuck Kimmerle - Man and Nature in Black & White Date:  May 19th Time:  8:00 - 3:30 Where:  New Covenant Bible Church Website:  www.chuckkimmerle.com About:  "I feel an attraction to the plains, prairies, and basins near where I live in Wyoming. Their quietness and peacefulness are therapeutic. I need them to refresh my soul and maintain my sanity. I…

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Small Group Workshop – Chuck Kimmerle **** Sold Out

May 20 @ 5:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wickiup Recreation Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd
Toddville, IA 52411 United States
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UPDATE & Reminder!!!!! When:    Sunday, May 20th Where:   Millstream Brau Haus 741 47th Ave Amana, IA We will be shooting rural areas around Amana (Reason for change... finding good landscape images around Wickiup was less productive than around Amana). Chuck will share his knowledge of taking great landscape images and will assist each user with any questions. We will then have some lunch at Millstream Brau Haus followed by another photo shoot and Chuck walking us through his digital workflow…

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