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Annual Photo Contest/Foam Core

The 2019 LAPC Annual Photo Contest is just over a week away.

Have you started selecting your images and getting them ready?  Reminder:    You can submit up to 17 images (see below).

Photo Pro is ready to print your images.   Tell them you are a Club Member and get a discount.

FOAM CORE:   If you still need foam core I have about 32 white and 35 black still remaining.   Send me an email at [email protected] and let me know how many you want.   You can pick those up at my house just east of Kirkwood.   First come first serve.

Rick

 

2019 Categories and Their Descriptions

1. People and Portraits
1.1. Two (2) entries per photographer
1.2. Individuals or groups of people as the primary focus of the photo.

2. Animals
2.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
2.2. Domestic, captive or wild.

3. Landscape/Scenery
3.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
3.2. Photos that focus on natural settings.

4. Close Up/Macro
4.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
4.2. Showing small subject or detail of larger subject, that fills the frame, is larger than life size.

5. Architecture
5.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
5.2. Showing buildings, building details, monuments, interiors or exteriors.

6. Anything Goes
6.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
6.2. Photos can be HDR, B&W, images that don't fit in any of the other categories.

7. Panoramic
7.1. Two (2) entries per person.
7.2. Maximum length allowed is 20″  (2:1 ratio no longer applies). Maximum 11″ height still applies.

8. Action
8.1. Two (2) entries per person.
8.2. An image showing action by a person, animal, vehicle, etc..

9. Club Member Judged Category  “Guilty Pleasures”
9.1. One (1) entry per photographer.
9.2. Judged by the LAPC Members in attendance
9.3. One (1) vote per member
9.4. 1st place only shall be awarded
9.4.1. Category winner shall receive one (1) year paid membership to the LAPC starting January 1st.
9.5. Winning photo is not eligible for best of show award

Couple of Key Rules:

  • Photos must be securely mounted on 11”X14” backing (except panorama). Metal prints (not metallic paper) need not be mounted.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Two Weeks Until Annual Contest

The 2019 LAPC Annual Photo Contest is just two weeks away.

Have you started selecting your images and getting them ready?  Reminder:    You can submit up to 17 images (see below).

Photo Pro is ready to print your images.   Tell them you are a Club Member and get a discount.

FOAM CORE:   If you still need foam core I have about 32 white and 35 black still remaining.   Send me an email at [email protected] and let me know how many you want.   You can pick those up at my house just east of Kirkwood.   First come first serve.

Rick

 

2019 Categories and Their Descriptions

1. People and Portraits
1.1. Two (2) entries per photographer
1.2. Individuals or groups of people as the primary focus of the photo.

2. Animals
2.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
2.2. Domestic, captive or wild.

3. Landscape/Scenery
3.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
3.2. Photos that focus on natural settings.

4. Close Up/Macro
4.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
4.2. Showing small subject or detail of larger subject, that fills the frame, is larger than life size.

5. Architecture
5.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
5.2. Showing buildings, building details, monuments, interiors or exteriors.

6. Anything Goes
6.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
6.2. Photos can be HDR, B&W, images that don't fit in any of the other categories.

7. Panoramic
7.1. Two (2) entries per person.
7.2. Maximum length allowed is 20″  (2:1 ratio no longer applies). Maximum 11″ height still applies.

8. Action
8.1. Two (2) entries per person.
8.2. An image showing action by a person, animal, vehicle, etc..

9. Club Member Judged Category  “Guilty Pleasures”
9.1. One (1) entry per photographer.
9.2. Judged by the LAPC Members in attendance
9.3. One (1) vote per member
9.4. 1st place only shall be awarded
9.4.1. Category winner shall receive one (1) year paid membership to the LAPC starting January 1st.
9.5. Winning photo is not eligible for best of show award

Couple of Key Rules:

  • Photos must be securely mounted on 11”X14” backing (except panorama). Metal prints (not metallic paper) need not be mounted.
  • 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.
  • 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.

LAPC Snapshot

LAPC Snapshot

 

Autumn Photography Ideas

15 Ideas for Your Autumn Photography

 

https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cameras-photography/tips/10-fall-photography-ideas.htm

https://www.creativelive.com/blog/fall-photo-ideas/

 

August Meeting Notes

 

Linn Area Photo Club Monthly Meeting  

August 11, 2019 

Patti Sampson, Secretary 

 

The August Linn Area Photo Club monthly meeting took place at the IBEW Hall on August 11, 2019, with Justin Tedford, presiding.   

Amy Mueggenberg reported she has a photo shoot set for September 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., on woodcarving and woodturning.  The location is 1008 Rolling Glen Drive, Marion, Iowa.  She will need RSVP’s for this photo shoot. 

 

Amy also reported that it’s time to volunteer for Help Portrait on December 7, 2019.  The satellite location this year is Tanager Place. 

 

Doug Hoeger, treasurer, reported we have about $5,200 in our account.   

 

Justin asked if anyone is interested in running for office to let him know. 

 

Our speaker this month was Rich Hermann on nature and landscape photography.  Some highlights from his presentation are: 

 

  1. Essential Equipment – your camera’s manual, ISO/shutter/aperture/manual focus, etc. and a tripod. 
  1. Essential Software – post processing such as Photoshop or Lightroom, HDR, filters etc. 
  1. Essential Attitudes – patience, respect environment, creativity, alternate perspectives and looking up and down and behind you. 
  1. Light is Everything – early morning, late afternoon, polarize effect and midday with graduated filters.  If it’s overcast, macros and colorful objects are good to photograph. 
  1. Patterns in Nature. 
  1. Shapes. 
  1. Composition – thirds, leading lines, symmetry and negative space. 
  1. Breaking the Rules – center subject, no focal point, motion and just experiment.   
  1. Tell your story.  Photography is a journey. 

 

The contests for the rest of the year are: 

 

September – Entertainment 

October – Mask 

November – Annual Contest 

 

Our contest this month was Urban Nights.”  There was a three-way tie for second place to Steve Thompson and Pam Olson who had two photos, and first place to Steve Thompson. 

 

Meeting was adjourned. 

 

 September Meeting Notes

 

 

Linn Area Photo Club Monthly Meeting  

September 8, 2019 

Patti Sampson, Secretary 

 

The September Linn Area Photo Club monthly meeting took place at the IBEW Hall on September 8, 2019, with Vice President Rick Young, presiding.   

The program for our October meeting will be Stephanie Johnson on In Camera Movement.   

November will be our annual contest and election of officers.  Rick stated foam core can be purchased on the Linn Area Photo Club website.   

Justin will not be running for president for the upcoming year, so if anyone is interested in running, let Rick know.  The other officers have agreed to run for office again. 

The Club photo shoot is Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., on woodcarving and woodturning.  The location is 1008 Rolling Glen Drive, Marion, Iowa.  Amy will need RSVP’s for this photo shoot. 

 

Help Portrait is December 7.  Volunteers are needed.  You can sign up at the Greater Cedar Rapids Help Portrait website. 

 

We need one studio photographer on October 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 for the IBEW pinning ceremony.  We are doing this to thank them for allowing us to use their facility.  The two other events are covered. 

Our program this month was Walking Through the Digital Flow Process using Lightroom by Rick Young. 

 

Our contest this month was Entertainment.”  Doug Shaffer announced the winners.    First place went to Steve Thompson, second place to Don Nelson and third place to Diane Dunn.  Our contest for October is “Mask.” 

 

Doug also went over the November Annual Contest categories and rules.  The Club voted category this year is “Guilty Pleasures.”  Members can enter two photographs in each category except “Guilty Pleasures,” in which only one entry is allowed.  Also, black and white can be entered in all categories.  Doug reminded members that each entry needs the member’s name, title of picture, category and a directional arrow.  The rules and categories in their entirety are on the Club’s website. 

 

Doug spoke on the value of the membership information cards for all the information they contain including what members would like to learn at future meetings.  If anyone has not filled out a card, let Doug know. 

 

Meeting was adjourned. 

 

Upcoming Events…

Kalona Fall Festival – Sept. 27-28

Swamp Fox Festival – Sept. 27-29

Amana Oktoberfest – Oct. 4-6

 

 

Know of interesting coming events? Have photos you would like to share? email [email protected]

2020 Officer Elections

 

At our annual meeting in November we will be electing the 2020 Club Officers.   If you have an interest in being an Officer of the Club, please send us your name to be put on the ballot.   All positions below are open to election annually.

 

Role Current Officer Running For Office Comments
President Justin Tedford Sets each meeting's agenda, Locates speakers/presenters as needed, Leads monthy meetings, Leads Board Members in running Club
Vice-President Rick Young Rick Young
Secretary Patti Sampson Patti Sampson
Treasurer Doug Hoeger Doug Hoeger

 

Send your email to:  [email protected] if you have an interest in any of these positions by November 1st.

 

LAPC Executive Board

 

Photographer Needed

Our new monthly meeting hosts  —- The IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) —– needs our help.
Free of charge to say “Thank You” for letting us using the IBEW Hall.
Pinning Ceremony
October 11th
Starts at 5:30 to ?       Usually a couple of hours
Photographing IBEW members who get service pins as well as some candid photos of the event
Photographer:   Will need camera, tripod, studio light(s) and backdrop stand (IBEW has the background).
Send an message to:  [email protected]   if you can help us out.

Monthly Meeting: Oct 13th Stephanie Johnson

 

– Stephanie Johnson – Cedar Rapids

Iowa Nature Photographer and contributor to: Iowa Nature Photography

“I'm a contemplative photographer, who has a strong connection to the natural world, and as such, I believe in the sanctity of all creation. We are all, by nature, creations, and thus creative beings, and I bring this connected and intuitive approach to my photography-as-art and to the images I create.  My personal vision is one that integrates creativity in the field with ethical behavior toward the natural environment.”

Stephanie will give us a presentation on ICM (In Camera Movement).

Monthly Photo Contest:   Mask

(A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment. –  wikipedia)

 

 

1:30 to 4:00

Sunday, Oct 13th

IBEW Hall

1211 Wiley Blvd SW,  Cedar Rapids

2019 LAPC Annual Photo Contest & Foam Core Ordering

     

 

 

The 2019 LAPC Annual Photo Contest is just two months away.

Have you started selecting your images and getting them ready?

Reminder:    You can submit up to 17 images (see below).

Order Your Foam Core:

       

 

 

2019 Categories and Their Descriptions

1. People and Portraits
1.1. Two (2) entries per photographer
1.2. Individuals or groups of people as the primary focus of the photo.

2. Animals
2.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
2.2. Domestic, captive or wild.

3. Landscape/Scenery
3.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
3.2. Photos that focus on natural settings.

4. Close Up/Macro
4.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
4.2. Showing small subject or detail of larger subject, that fills the frame, is larger than life size.

5. Architecture
5.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
5.2. Showing buildings, building details, monuments, interiors or exteriors.

6. Anything Goes
6.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
6.2. Photos can be HDR, B&W, images that don't fit in any of the other categories.

7. Panoramic
7.1. Two (2) entries per person.
7.2. Maximum length allowed is 20″  (2:1 ratio no longer applies). Maximum 11″ height still applies.

8. Action
8.1. Two (2) entries per person.
8.2. An image showing action by a person, animal, vehicle, etc..

9. Club Member Judged Category  “Guilty Pleasures”
9.1. One (1) entry per photographer.
9.2. Judged by the LAPC Members in attendance
9.3. One (1) vote per member
9.4. 1st place only shall be awarded
9.4.1. Category winner shall receive one (1) year paid membership to the LAPC starting January 1st.
9.5. Winning photo is not eligible for best of show award

Couple of Key Rules:

  • Photos must be securely mounted on 11”X14” backing (except panorama). Metal prints (not metallic paper) need not be mounted.
  • 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.
  • 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.

LAPC Snapshot

Linn Area Photo Club Monthly Meeting

June 9, 2019

Patti Sampson, Secretary

The June Linn Area Photo Club monthly meeting took place at Studio Reserve on June 9, 2019.

Doug Hoeger, presided at the meeting. He reported that this is the last meeting we will have at Studio Reserve. Our July meeting will be at our new location at the IBEW Hall at 1211 Wiley Boulevard S.W.

Doug Hoeger, treasurer, reported we have about $5,600 in our account.

Doug announced the upcoming programs are:

July – Eric Burson (Wild Life)

August – Rich Herrmann (Nature)

Justin Tedford is having a photography meet-up at Palisades Park June 21 at 5:00 p.m. His website has more information.

Doug Shaffer, contest committee, informed the members that the Linn County Fair’s photography contest is open to anyone. Doug went over the rules. He also inquired if anyone was interested in being a judge.

The contests for the rest of the year are:

July – Wood

August – Urbanites

September – Entertainment

October – Mask

November – Annual Contest

Our speaker this month needed to cancelled, so the members broke into groups according to their brand of camera. Members discussed and helped each other with any questions they had on the features of their cameras.

Our contest this month was “In a Row.” There was a three-way tie for second place to Pam Olson, Cyd Graftt and Patti Sampson. There was a two-way tie for first place to Pam Olson and Steve Thompson.

Doug Shaffer offered to host a small group at his house to work on what we learned today. He will let us know details later.

We thanked Studio Reserve for allowing us to use their space these past several months.

Meeting was adjourned.


July Meeting Notes

The July Linn Area Photo Club monthly meeting took place at IBEW Hall on July 14, 2019.

Rick Young announced that entries for the Jones County Fair were due on Sunday, July 15. You can submit up to 10 photos, unless you consider yourself a professional.

Amy is in talks about a possible woodworking photoshoot.

Rich Hermann, a nature photographer from Mt. Vernon, will be the speaker in August.

Meeting ideas for September & October are needed. Please contact Justin with suggestions.

Eric Burson, from Des Moines, gave a presentation about his nature and wildlife photography that focuses on education and conservation.

The contest category was Wood.

1st place – 12 votes

Rick Young

2nd place – 11 votes

Larry Gilds – Chainsaw Eagle

3rd place – 5 votes each

Larry Gilds – Tom's Tree

Bill School – Shape

Sally Harms – Fanghorn Forest

Joyce Schoon – House Prep

Meeting was adjourned.


 

Sate Fair/County Fair Pictures Still Wanted

  Pam Olson

  Larry Gilds

  Paul Hosch

Hopefully many of you submitted images to the Linn County Fair, Johnson County Fair, Jones County Fair or Iowa State Fair.   The images in this message are a few of the photos sent to me already.

It is now time to share those images with our entire Club.

Please send a jpeg file (2000 pixels longest side) of your images to:  [email protected]

I will add them to the new images I have gotten already on  our website's front page.

 

Rick

Fair Photos Wanted

Hopefully many of you submitted images to the Linn County Fair or Iowa State Fair.   It is now time to share those images with our entire Club.

Please send a jpeg file of your images to:  [email protected]

I will post them to our website's front page.

I hope all of you had a great 4th!!!

 

Rick