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Interested in a crash course in studio portrait photography?

Greater Cedar Rapids Area Help-Portrait is looking for a two separate tag team photographers to pair up with current GCRAHP studios for our event this Saturday Dec 1.
  • Must have 5 CF/SD cards, DSLR (or mirrorless camera),
  • A willingness to learn on the fly.
  • Studio lights and backdrop provided.
  • Will be working tag team with an experienced studio photographer.
For more information, email

Amy Mueggenberg

One Week Left: Get Your Annual Contest Pictures Ready!

Amy Mueggenberg


©️Rae Lowenberg



The 2018 LAPC Annual Photo Contest is just one week away…. are your pictures printed and mounted?

Couple of Key Rules:

  • Photos must be submitted to entry table by 1:30 (not just in building LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
  • All entries must be in print form
  • No restriction regarding print media. Glossy, matte, metallic, metal, canvas etc. are all permissible.
  • Entries may be either color or black and white in any category unless specifically restricted.
  • Entries cannot have been a previous LAPC Annual Contest winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd or Best of Show) Honorable Mention photos may be resubmitted.
  • Photos must be securely mounted on 11”X14” backing (except panorama). Metal prints (not metallic paper) need not be mounted.
  • Panoramic photos need to be mounted to a backing the size of the print.
  • All entries must have the competitor’s name, image title, category to be entered into and an arrow indicating up, on the back, lower right hand corner.
  • No Photographer identifying markings is permitted on front of photo.

November 11th Meeting Agenda:

1) Annual Photo Contest
2) Photo Pro Presentation
  • Mirrorless advantages and disadvantages, and new mirrorless offerings
  • Tamron lenses and what they are doing
  • PhotoPro Rental Program
3) Election of Officers

LAPC October 14th Meeting Reminder

Join us this Sunday as we discuss mounting your images.  There are a few different options, and we will cover those options in time for the Annual Contest.

If you ordered foam core, we should have that available for you to mount your images.    Bring your 2018 LAPC Annual Photo Contest prints and get them mounted!

If you have your own foam core, bring it and mount your pictures, we will have mounting supplies.

If you want to cut some mats, we will have the Club’s mat cutter available….. bring your mat board!

See You Sunday!

Couple Of Reminders

First:   Saturday's Balloon Glow

When:  Saturday, Sept 22

Where:   Marion Airport ( just west of Culvers Garden Center off of Hwy 151)

What:  10 Balloons

Start time:   6:30, or around dusk.

Other:   Music provided by the Cedar Rapids New Horizons Band

Second:   Foam Core        (Order By October 4th)

Order your foam core for October's Meeting and in preparation of the 2018 LAPC Annual Photo Contest in November!

We are selling 11″ X 14″ white foam core for $1.00 per sheet ($1.25 for black) … which is cheaper than any foam board you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Michael's.

  To order click here

Volunteer Photographers: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


My name is Hayden Bevelacqua and I work in Iowa City on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Iowa Chapter.

I am reaching out today to see if it was at all possible to get voluntary help from the Linn Area Photo Club at our Light The Night Walk in Cedar Rapids on October 13th. The event will be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium at 5:30 PM. We are looking for 2 photographers to be at our event to take photos as the night/walk goes on.

Please email me if have any questions or wish to volunteer to assist  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For the cure,

Hayden Bevelacqua

LAPC members please email Hayden if you have an interest and please cc so we know if we have any volunteers to help them out.   Great opportunity for anyone wanting to shoot some night photos and/or practice photo journalism.


**** I am re-posting because no one has volunteered yet.       Hopefully a couple members can help Hayden out.

World Wide Photo Walk: Saturday, October 6th


I am leading a walk in the Czech Village for the World Wide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 6, from 4-6 pm

For this walk, we will be exploring the Czech Village and surrounding area. We will start with some architectural shots of the museum and then head down 16th Street to do some street and architecture photography. I am hoping a couple of the stores along the way will let us come in and photograph inside. I will keep you undated on what specifically we will be able to do.

We can then head back to the river and try some panning shots of cars and bikes going over the bridge or past the park.

We will end the walk by getting some evening shots towards downtown.

After the walk, everyone is welcome to join in dinner at a local restaurant.  I will have more details about where we can eat on my walk website page in the next couple of weeks. To sign up, go to, click on “Find a Walk”, then enter “Cedar Rapids, IA” in the search.

The walk is free.

If you are wish to donate $1 to the fundraiser, you may, but it is not required.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Marla Henry

2019 LAPC Officer Election Notice

Here is a reminder about our upcoming 2019 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 members expressing interest for each of these roles for 2019 so far are:

President:                Justin Tedford

Vice-President:     Rick Young

Secretary:                Patti Sampson

Treasurer:              Doug Hoeger

(David Byrnes is retiring from the Treasuer's role after  14+ years of service to the Club!!!!    Thanks Dave for all your support and help!!!)

If anyone has an interest in running for one of these positions, please send Dave an email  at      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.


Rick Young

President LAPC

September 9th Meeting

 Hard to believe its already September!  

 The corn and beans are turning their fall colors

  and the photo opportunities are here!



“Cell Phone Photography : Pictures, Transferring Images, Editing and Printing”

    Bob Randklev (LAPC Webmaster)




Photo Contest: Minimalism

Minimalism is a style employed by many 20th Century artists, using a minimum amount of components such as color, shape, line and texture.  Within the art world it is considered an extremely subjective concept, leaving interpretation and meaning up to the viewers perception of the work.  For more helpful hints:



  To order click here

Reminder:    October meeting is “Mounting and Matting”.   Get your November LAPC Annual Photo Contest prints ready and you can get them mounted at the meeting.

If you want to add some matting, bring some mat board to cut too.     We will have the Club's mat cutter available.

We will also be selling 11 X 14 white foam core for $1.00 per sheet ($1.25 for black) … which is cheaper than any mat board you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Michael's.

Coming Up: Photo Pro Classes

Our partner Photo Pro is offering some classes during the next two months.     Go to their website and sign up!


We have some awesome Photography  Classes and Workshops planned for this fall! Don't wait to sign up, these courses will fill up fast.

Plus, by signing up early you get the special Early Bird Discount!



Free Classes/Learning Opportunities

Don't miss out these two free learning opportunities coming up in August! Please register so we know how many people to expect. Did we mention they are free!


Free Saturday Focus Seminars

Beginning in September we are launching our Free Saturday Focus Seminars. Every Saturday from 9:30 – 10:15 AM in the store we will offer a free seminar on different photography topics. These will be interactive sessions with time for Q and A. You tell us what you want to learn about and we will schedule it!

  • September 1:  Photo Bootcamp Overview – Why is this six week class so popular? Come and ask questions to see if this class is right for you.
  • September 8:  My Photos Look Blurry – How to take photos that are sharp and in focus.
  •  September 15: Exposure Triangle – What do Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO have to do with each other and why does it matter?
  • September 22:  Camera Modes – Sports, Close Up, Portrait? What do these modes do?
  • September 29:  Simple Editing Using Lightroom – Should I be using Lightroom? What does Lightroom do and should I use it?



Blufftops & Visions: Dubuque Camera Club

You are Invited to:
Blufftops & Visions!
click to register today

Are you ready for Blufftops & Visions?
The 62nd annual convention of the
North Central Camera Club Council (N4C)
will be held in the historic river city of Dubuque, Iowa, on September 13-14-15, 2018.
We hope to offer surprises along the way.

Seminars & Photo Shoots will include:

  • Millwork and Models creative photo shoot in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District (bellydancer, and more!)
  • Get inspired by St. Luke's Tiffany windows
  • See Edward Curtis' historic photographs of The North American Indian at the Dubuque Museum of Art
  • Mississippi river cruise on the American Lady ($25 preregistration required).

…and more!

Keynote Speakers will include:

  • Iván Ferrero, landscape photographer extraordinaire, from Toledo, Spain.
  • Brandon Erdman, winner of National Geographic and the Arizona Tourism Department’s #UnRealAZ photo contest.
  • Stephanie Johnson, expert in abstract photography using Intentional Camera Movement.

… and more!