LAPC Snapshot

LAPC Snapshot

©Rae Lowenberg


It's spring in Iowa. A cold, wet spring.

To make the best of it here are are some links about taking photos in the rain:


Thank you to Studio Reserved for allowing us to use their space for our meetings the last few months. Dave Maley took some photos of the studio:


New location!

Starting in July we will start meeting at a new location!


1211 Wiley Blvd. SW, across from Fareway


February contest winners:


Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2019

Patti Sampson, Secretary

The March Linn Area Photo Club monthly meeting took place at Studio Reserve on March 10, 2019.

Vice President Rick Young presided at the meeting. Upcoming programs are:

April/May – Christy Burns/Trent Foltz (was unsure which month they are to speak)

June – Stephaine Johnson, In Camera Movement

July – Eric Person (Nature)

August – Rich Herrmann (Nature)

Amy Mueggenberg reported on the following upcoming photo shoots:

March or April – Frank Lloyd House in Quasqueton, Iowa

May – Pella Tulip Festival

June or August – Camping Trip. Date and location to be determined

July – Garden Club

September – Lynn Reiman, Milky Way

October – Fall Color

Our speaker this month was Radim Schreiber on the Firefly Experience. Mr. Schreiber had a slide show of his firefly photos. He has taken photos of different species of fireflies around the world.

Our contest this month was communication. Third place went to Trent Foley, second place to Ester Bartels, and first place to Rick Young. The theme for April will be the number 8, which is the theme for the State Fair.

Meeting was adjourned.



May 5, 2019 

Patti Sampson, Secretary 


The May Linn Area Photo Club monthly meeting took place at Studio Reserve on May 5, 2019.   

President Justin Tedford presided at the meeting.  Justin reported that we will be moving our meeting location starting with our July meeting.  We will be moving to the IBEW Hall on Wiley Boulevard N.W.  There will be no charge to use the space. 


Doug Hoeger, treasurer, reported we have just over $5,800.   


Jay Patterson reported that Cedar Rapids Waste Management is willing to have us at Mt. Trashmore for an early evening photography shoot.  July 4 had been talked about, but because of the location of the fireworks there are buildings in the way and there are no lights.  Tuesdays have the least activity, so Jay will inquire about going on an early Tuesday evening.   


State Fair deadline is June 15-16 for personal delivery and mailed entries need to be postmarked by June 8. 


Sally Harms reported she has several Canon items for sale, and to see her if anyone is interested. 


Amy Mueggenberg reported on the following upcoming group photo shoots: 


June 2 – Cedar Rapids Garden Club from 4-6 p.m. at 5201 Broadview Drive S.E.   

June 29 is the rain date. 


If anyone is interested in finding a location to take pictures of the Milky Way, let Amy know.  September 13-15 is the camping weekend.  The location is sold out, so other sites are being investigated. 


Justin announced the upcoming programs are: 

June – Stephanie Johnson, In Camera Movement 

July – Eric Burson (Wild Life) 

August – Rich Herrmann (Nature) 


Our speaker this month was Justin Tedford on Personal Projects in Photography.  Some of the highlights from his presentation were: 


  • Defining success in photography. 
  • You set the goal and define if you’ve achieved your purpose. 
  • Let no one else define your success. 
  • Personal project. 
  • Subject or theme you can repeatedly photograph multiple times. 
  • Why? 
  • Challenge ourselves. 
  • Show a passion for cause or subject. 
  • Gets you out shooting. 
  • You know what to shoot 
  • Allows you to get it right. 
  • What makes them great? 
  • Have clear goal 
  • Select subject can shoot multiple times 
  • Be passionate about it. 
  • Commit. 
  • Have a learning goal such as manual or lighting. 
  • Find someone to be accountable to. 
  • Make commitments. 
  • Set goals or milestones and check them off. 

Justin then showed some of his abstract landscape photographs and explained how he gets the shots.  He also showed photographs and talked about his personal project “Iowa Farmers.” 


Our contest this month was New Life.”  Third place tie went to Pam Olson and Saskia Jacobson, second place to Joyce Schoon, and first place to Rick Young. 


Meeting was adjourned. 



©Rae Lowenberg

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