Iowa City Camera Club

The Iowa City Camera Club is an N4C (North Central Camera Clubs) Small Camera Club. We are a group of individuals who love photography and sharing our joy of photography with others. Our primary objective is to offer information in the art and science of photography, to stimulate creativity and experimentation, and to render services to others aimed at increasing their ability to practice photography.

We meet twice a month on the first and third Mondays at 7 pm from September through May at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center which is located on the corner of Burlington and Gilbert Streets. Dues are $30 single, $35 for couples and $15 for first year members.

The Iowa City Camera Club has been named Small Camera Club of the Year by the North Central Camera Clubs in 1991, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Chairperson - Mark Gromko

Vice Chair - John Johnson

Treasurer - Larry Meister

N4C Contact - Wilford Yoder

Web Page - John Johnson

Bulletin Publisher - Mary Dreckman

Butterfly at Terry Trueblood

2017—2018 PROGRAMS

August 28, 2017 Meeting starts at 6:30. Introductions. Photos from your summer. No Altered Reality prints.

Sept 18, 2017 Presentation and discussion on the use of T, C, and I in judging. (Mark Gromko )

Oct 2, 2017 Critique Night #1, using T, C, and I criteria. Double Altered Reality prints. No Digital Journalism.

Oct 16, 2017 Organizing, storing and backing up your photos. (Tom Ward, Mary Dreckman, and John Johnson)

Oct 18, 2017 Judging Meeting: Digital Journalism

Nov 6, 2017 Critique Night #2. please bring up to 5 images for which you would like feedback. We will use the N4C judging criteria of Technique, Composition, and Interest to frame our critique.

No Altered Reality Prints. Double Digital Journalism.

Nov 20, 2017 Creative Techniques. How to do 4-6 techniques, (Bob Rude).

Jan 8, 2018 Club Project presentation: NIGHT PHOTOS. Club Project presentation: REFLECTIONS via mirror, window, water.

Double Altered Reality Prints.

Jan 15, 2018 Macro night. Bob is organizing a few others to provide several setups to photograph. Please bring your cameras and macro gear is you have any. I will bring some closeup lenses and some extension tubes (Nikon mount) that others may borrow. We will see if we can get set up early (maybe 6:15) so there will be enough time for shooting, as we will have to begin taking our setups down by 8:30.

Feb 5, 2018 *CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER* Photos from Macro Night and two interesting videos

1. Review January Digital returns.

2. Share a few photos from our macro meeting. John will organize them by subject, so that we’d look at all the photos of Willy’s fruit-in-a-glass; then all the photos of seashells; then all photos of the strawberry in soda water, etc. I think it could be interesting to compare how people handled the material differently.

3. Watch the video - Mitch K Post-Processing Method free tutorial - and then open it for discussion.

4.Short video - Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

No Digital B & W entries.

No Altered Reality Prints..

Feb 19, 2018 Critique Night #3. First Photo Essay Critique.

Feb 21, 2018 Judging Meeting: Digital Black & White

March 5, 2018 The program is Theme Night; we have at least two members who will present a theme using photos. We will also have the second photo essay critique. As time allows, we will share photos from the January Macro Night, and possibly at video on post-processing.

Double Digital B & W entries. Double Altered Reality Prints.

March 19, 2018 Finish photo essays from last meeting; Critique Night #4 - bring up to 10 of your photos for helpful critique and suggestions; If time look at photos taken at Macro night.

April 2, 2018 How Did You Do That? (Mary Dreckman)

Double Digital Nature entries. No Altered Reality Prints.

April 16, 2018 Charlie Starnes of the Iowa State Fair Photography Contest

Charlie will talk about the Photography contest at the Iowa State Fair, how he organizes judging and helpful information about this year's contest.

May 7, 2018 State Fair Theme Photo critique.

No Digital Nature entries. Double Altered Reality Prints.

May 21, 2018 Club Project Presentation: Explore Iowa.

May 23, 2018 Judging Meeting: Digital Nature

June 4, 2018 Meeting starts at 6:30. Planning Meeting