July News


There was a great turnout last week for the Scavenger Hunt.  Be sure to send your photos in the next couple days to hunt@wiphotoclub.com.  If you need to get the submission guidelines, request them using the same email address.

Phipps Theater Photography Opportunities

Photo by Fred Sobottka – ISO 1600, 80 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec,

Last week Fred Sobottka answered the call to photograph a dress rehearsal at the Phipps.  The show he shot was “Weekend Comedy”, which will be running Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons until the end of this month.  Fred reported that the lead actor was so funny and had great facial expressions.  The next photo opportunity will be on Wednesday, September 11 for “Population 485”, which will be directed by Collin Geraghty.  Shoot me an email or use the contact form if you are interested.  Collin would like three to four volunteers.


John Gregor Workshop September 6-8

John Gregor is offering a 3-day landscape photography workshop at the Phipps from September 6-8. This will be a combined field and classroom workshop.  The participants will make several 8 x 10 test prints and a single12 x 18 exhibition quality fine art print.  This is a great opportunity to learn from John without the expense of travel.  Information and registration link.

N4C Convention September 19-21

This year the convention is hosted by the Des Moines Camera Club.  There will be ten speakers, 8 guided field trips, 9 independent field trip options, the opening reception Thursday evening at the hotel, and a banquet meal with awards on each Friday and Saturday night.   Offerings include topics from techniques to getting the shot, wildlife to sports, street to macro, b/w processing, and showing your work.  Guided field trips place our experts at your side at some of our favorite locations.  Keynote speakers Don Komarechka and David Thoreson are sure to be captivating and leaving you with much to think about.  See the Des Moines Camera Club for more information and to register.  Both Sue Oberstar and I have attended N4C conventions in the past and they are worthwhile.   There is nothing better than to have a weekend to focus on our passion with a group of people who feel the same way.



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