Meetings are usually in Meeting Room A at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center at 220 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240 at 7 PM.

Fall 2019

Aug 26, 2019 Share 5 to 10 of your summer photos, chat and socialize!

Sep 16 Change in rules for judging starting Sep 2019
TCI we’ve been using OR a 9 point scale;
Do you want to be a judge/how to rate your own photos: 3 people using TCI and 3 using 9 point system judging pre-submitted photos and talking briefly about why they judged as they did (Mark)

Sep 19-21 N4C Annual Convention in Des Moines, see for more information.

Oct 7 Critique night #1 – panel of 3 doing critique using one of the Sep 16 methods
No DB entries

Oct 21 Monitor calibration, Printing, Mounting, How to prepare photo for a commercial printer (Mark, Willy, Bob)

Oct 23 DB Judging in Meeting Room B, not A

Nov 4 Personal Photo web site – There are many ways to do one such as WIX, WordPress, Smugmug, Flickr, etc. Several club members will show what they want to show/do with their web site, where to find online tutorials on how to do it, cost (Mark Gromko, Tom Ward, Alyssa Azhari, John Johnson)
Double DB entries

Nov 18 Speaker Kim Pagel of Photo Pro in Cedar Rapids. He will talk about events they have coming up, their services including printing, what’s new in gear, mirrorless cameras, and showcase some new equipment.

Winter/Spring 2020

Jan 6, 2020 Club project – model shoot
Show your photos (up to 10) from each of the summer Photo Shoots Randy organized.

Jan 20 (MLK Day) Lighting, both studio and flash (Randy)

Feb 3 Photo Essay and Critique #2
No DT entries

Feb 17 Club project – Portals (Ed)
Bring 5 to 10 pictures of portals. A portal is a doorway, window, arch, etc., where the viewer sees beyond. This is your opportunity to be capture what catches your eye and/or see what altered reality things you can do and then share with the club. I grabbed several examples of portals from Pixabay to help generate ideas. Let’s find out what interesting things we can find between now and February! Samples are at

Feb 19 DT Judging

Mar 2 Photo Essay #2 and Critique #3
Double DT entries

Mar 16 Club Project: night shoot and light painting (Mary)
Bring up to 10 of your photos from one of the outings for night shoot and/or light painting.
Mary will talk about what she learned over the summer.

Apr 6 Back to the Basics (Mark, John)
Much can be done with basic adjustments. The same basic adjustments appear as sliders in many different programs, including LightRoom, PhotoShop, Topaz, and others.
Double AR entries

Apr 20 Planning for trips
Mary, Kristel and Mark talk for a few minutes each about some of their trips, the gear they use, any special planning they do for taking travel photos and show some of their photos.

Apr 24-26 N4C mini-convention near Des Moines

May 4 Critique night #4
No DA entries

May 18 TBA

May 20 AR Judging

Jun 1 Planning meeting for 2020-2021

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