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Autumn Photography Ideas

15 Ideas for Your Autumn Photography

 

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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

 

 

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