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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.

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

 

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

September Monthly Club Meeting – Digital Workflow

Rick Young – Club Member

Rick will give us a presentation on his approach to digital workflow.  He will be using a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop to edit some photos on the overhead projector.

Members have the opportunity to send one image to him prior to the meeting (by September 6th to: [email protected]) and he will do some live digital workflow on some of those images… hopefully showing how to enhance their artistic appearance.

     

Before                                                 After

 

Monthly Photo Contest:     Entertainment

(Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention – Wikipedia)

    

1:30 to 4:00

Sunday, Sept 8th

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.

Reiman Gardens: Educational Workshops

   

Check out these opportunities to improve your photography skills!

https://www.reimangardens.com/events/

 

Photography:   Better Flower Photography

Monday, April 1, 2019 — Monday, April 22, 2019

4-week program on Mondays beginning April 1, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

When you capture an image of a flower, all too often the results can be disappointing. It’s easy to end up with a lackluster snapshot with little artistic merit. How can you avoid that from happening? Join award-winning fine art nature photographer Mark Stoltenberg as he finally teaches the long requested class that focuses on specifically taking better flower images. By putting exposure, light, composition, depth of field and perspective together, this class aims to improve your flower photos and increase your chances of capturing the occasional masterpiece.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, and sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Registration with prepayment is required by Sunday, March 31.

$90 Members

$112.50 General Public

$76.50 Students

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Photography: The Art of Seeing

4-week course beginning Monday, June 3, 2019 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see! This class will help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell stories. Join award-winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg as he teaches you to better “see” and “capture” the world around you. This class will change the way you look at the world and what you can do with your own camera.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera. Note: Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, June 2.

$90 Members

$112.50 General Public

$76.50 Students

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Photography: Off Camera Flash

4-week course beginning Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join our beloved instructor Mark Stoltenberg as he starts you at the beginning of off camera flash with the basics and one flash, and then takes you through everything you need to know; from technique to gear, to mastering the Speedlight and taking better pictures almost immediately. Mark will get you up and running with the key features and functions that will enable you to get the most out of this flash. You’ll learn about the key buttons and dials, how and when to use each setting. All throughout the class Mark will share his insights, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of your flash and enable you to create the images you’ve been dying to create.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Note: Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, June 3.

$90 Members

$112.50 General Public

$76.50 Students

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Photography: Master Study


4-week program on Tuesdays beginning April 2, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand! One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of eight new photographers who have truly mastered the trade. Through image analysis, class discussion and class homework, this course will offer new insight into how to approach your own images, boost your confidence, expand your critical eye, and improve your photography.
You do NOT need to bring your DSLR camera nor sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Registration with prepayment is required by Monday, April 1.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 Students

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Photography: Black & White Digital


4-week course beginning Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

One of the best ways to increase your ability to find great photography subjects is to learn to shoot in black & white. Join Mark Stoltenberg as you’ll learn the key elements of a successful black and white image. Mark will walk you through the steps to take, from planning to pre-visualization to capture and then to post-processing. Learn the various processes and conversion options to move your color image to black and white using both Lightroom and several 3rd party plug-in options.
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Note: Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, April 2.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 Students

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4-week course on Tuesdays beginning May 7, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Capturing the personality of your child or grandchild in a photo is challenging. Some kids are shy and some are outgoing. Some kids can’t sit still. The trick is to take what they offer and be ready for the unexpected. Join Mark for some great instruction and tips for photographing your children or grandchildren. Learn everything from what gear you need, how to capture your kids in motion, to what camera settings will give you the best image quality, and how to pay attention to the backgrounds.
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Note: Beginner Photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, May 6.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 Students

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Photography:  Beginner Photography


4-week course beginning Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg as he helps you go beyond the “Green” button, take control of your DSLR, and make better photographs. And it doesn’t even matter what brand of camera you use, as these lessons apply to all DSLR cameras. Mark will teach depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject, “tips and tricks” and so much more. Once you start putting these concepts into practice you’ll see an immediate improvement in your work. Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students, and review of the images taken.
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. This class is the prerequisite for the many other photography classes offered at Reiman Gardens. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, May 7.
Register early – this class fills up fast!

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 Students

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!

https://www.digitalphotomentor.com/tips-for-photographing-glassware-on-both-black-and-white-backgrounds/

https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/glass-photography-tips/

Monthly Contest Categories

The Monthly Contest Categories are all updated and posted now on the web page.
https://linnareaphotoclub.org/monthly-contest-rules-and-categories/
Please make sure you check them so you are ready each month!
Here's a quick rundown….

February
Harvest

March
Glass

April
Music (State Fair Theme for 2018)
If you aren't sure about your photo for the State Fair, now is the time to test the waters!

May
Shallow Depth of Field

June
Square Format (Max image size 11 x 11) but you can print it on up to an 11 x 14 sheet

July
Selective Color

August
Eyes

September
Minimalism

October
Paint with Light

Meeting Reminder: This Sunday

 

As a reminder, on Sunday will be our monthly Linn Area Photo Club meeting.

 

Topic:  My Digital Workflow: Lightroom and Photoshop

In addition, those of you who want to participate at next month's Canon Printing Workshop on Sept 23rd, this will be a great time to bring cash or a check to complete your registration.     We still have several open spots.    If you cannot attend Sunday's meeting, send in your fee to the Club's mailing address.

This is great workshop to help you improve your prints and to take home with you a couple of large format prints.

 

 

 

Canon Printing Workshop: Sept 23rd

Why don't my prints look like the images on my computer?

Should I be using 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit to print?

Should I convert my images to JPG or TIFF prior to printing or leave them as a PSD?

What Color Space should I use?  Adobe RGB, ProPhotoRGB, sRGB, AppleRGB?

Who handles color management?  Photoshop, Printer, No Management

Do I need to flatten my image layers in Photoshop before printing?

What software gets the best results?  Photoshop, Lightroom, etc?

 

If you don't know these answers to these questions, our upcoming seminar is for you!

LAPC/Canon Printing Workshop

Those of you who came to the Linn Area Photo Club Photography Workshop this year with Tyler Stableford had an opportunity to meet Kelly Anderson with Canon.  Kelly came to the event to provide participants with large format prints as an added benefit to this year's workshop participants.  While we had Kelly at the event we asked if she  would come back to do one day “Printing Workshop” for LAPC members and workshop participants.    Kelly agreed and stated that she would try to fit it into her schedule for this year.
Well, Kelly is coming Saturday, September 23rd!!!!!    She and another printing expert from Canon USA are coming and bringing with them two Canon Pro 1000's and two Pro 100's!  Four printers for you to use!
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LAPC/Canon Printing Workshop schedule:
Two, four hour sessions:   30 people in the morning session and 30 people in the afternoon session.  (Both sessions will provide the same learning experience so don't worry about missing out on anything if you attend either session.)
  • Morning Session        (8am to Noon)

– 2 to 2.5 hours of seminar
– 1.5 to 2 hours of hands-on printing: Working with the two Canon Reps, participants can print one (and maybe two depending upon time and resources) of their images to take home that day ….. either 17″ X 22″ or 13″ X 19″.

  • Afternoon Session     (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

– 2 to 2.5 hours of seminar
– 1.5 to 2 hours of hands-on printing: Working with the two Canon Reps, participants can print one (and maybe two depending upon time and resources) of their images to take home that day ….. either 17″ X 22″ or 13″ X 19″.

 

Cost:

There will be a $20 fee to register and reserve your spot for this exciting learning experience. This fee will be used to cover facility costs and drinks/snacks that will be provided during the event. One print is worth more than the $20!

Send a check to reserve your spot. Include with the check a note to indicate that you prefer either Session 1 (morning) or Session 2 (afternoon). (All efforts will be made to place you in your primary session…. but if that session is full we will move you to the session with open spots.)

Linn Area Photo Club
P.O. Box 225
Marion, IA 52302

 

On August 5th, if there are any spots still available that the Club members have not filled,  we will send an email to all the 2017 LAPC Photography Workshop participants inviting them to join us…. so reserve your spot soon.

 

LAPC Executive Committee