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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

October Meeting Minutes

Linn Area Photo Club Monthly Meeting

October 14, 2018

Patti Sampson, Secretary

The October Linn Area Photo Club monthly meeting took place at Wickiup Learning Center on October 14, 2018.

President Rick Young reported that elections will be held at the November meeting. The following are running for office:

President – Justin Tedford

Vice President – Rick Young

Secretary – Patti Sampson

Treasurer – Doug Hoeger

If anyone is interested in running for an office, they should let Rick know.

November will also be our annual contest.

Amy Muggenberg stated there will be no club photo shoots in November or December.

The Church of Latter-Day Saints will have hundreds of nativity scenes on display December 1 and 2. Pam Olson is checking on our being able to take pictures the Thursday before.

Amy also reported on Help Portrait on December 1. She still needs photographers, editors, family guides, photographer assistants and food. If members know of anyone that would like to help they can go to the website and sign up. It will be held at the same place as last year plus two senior centers.

Our program this month was mounting. Rick talked about and showed a video on the choices of mounting materials which include corners, strips, adhesive tape or sprays. Ways to remove excess adhesive was also discussed such as Goo Citrus, Ultra Citrus, and orange oil fresheners.

The categories for annual contest next month are: People and Portraits, Animals, Landscape/Scenery, Close Up/Macro, Silhouette, Club Sponsored Event/Photo Shoot, Anything Goes, Emotion and Club Member Judged Category. Members can enter two photos in each category except Club Member Judged Category. It was also announced that our photographs can be from any time. There is no time restriction any longer.

Rick also announced members who ordered foam board could pick it up.

The contest this month was Paint with Light. First place was Connie Wedenmeier, second place was Sally Harms and third place was Steve Thompson.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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!

Waterfalls reminder

Waterfalls Photo Shoot Caravan

Waterfalls reminder

It's finally feeling like fall and October is coming fast! Don't forget to RSVP for the Oct. 6 photo shoot and road trip to Decorah.

For more details:


Techniques for Fall Color Photography

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

Just a quick reminder for the Sept group shoot coming up this Sunday 9/16 @ 1pm.  We have a good group of circus performers ready to perform and pose for us.  Note – there is still plenty of room in this shoot.  RSVP so I know how many are coming.

For more details:

Waterfalls Photo Shoot Caravan

Waterfalls Photo Shoot Caravan

When: Saturday, October 6

We will meet in the Lowe's parking lot, in the NE corner (closest to Freddy's) at 6 a.m.

Maps will be provided.

We will leave Cedar Rapids and drive to Decorah, arriving app. 8-8:30 am at Dunnings Springs.

After spending the morning at Dunnings Springs, we will eat lunch in Decorah.

After lunch we will go to Siewers Spring/Decorah Fish Hatchery/Decorah Eagles.

After that we will have two choices:

Choice 1:  Continue will waterfalls. Malanaphy Springs (25 ft., 2 mile round trip hike) near Deborah, then driving to Spook Cave Campground, west of Macgregor, to Beulah Spring.

Choice 2: Stay in Decorah. Options include Seed Savers exhibition gardens, downtown and the historic architects district.

Please RSVP to

When you RSVP please include:

whether you can drive, and how many can ride with you, or if you need to ride

any special dietary needs (so we can do our best to find a place to eat that everyone can enjoy)

cell phone number (to be able to communicate between vehicles or if we get separated)

None of this information will be passed along or used for any other purpose.


all photos taken at Dunnings Spring ©️Rae Lowenberg

Please send any questions to or

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.