March 25, 2017 • 1 Comment
The next Camera Club exhibit at the Sioux City Art Center opens 10-7-17 and runs thru 1-7-18. The theme of this exhibit is a “River”. You can do landscapes that include a river or people interacting such as fishing, boating, etc.
This exhibit will be juried by the Curator. Each club member should submit 3 photos for consideration and one or more will be selected for the exhibit. The works can be submitted via email just like our monthly contests or in print form (not mounted) 8.5x11 which can be submitted direct to the Art Center. The three works are due not later than 9-10-17 and results will be available by 9-12. That way you will have a month to get the framing done. Please don't send your submissions until September. Further details and email address will be available then.
Framing requirements are the same as in the past-16x20 black metal frame, glass, wire hanger two inches from top, white matt, and your name on the back.
March 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment
A photograph titled "Coffee to Go" by Doug Conrad was recently selected and given a Curator's Choice Award in the Experienced/Professional category of the Dahl Mountain Photo Competition and Exhibit in Rapid City, South Dakota. This juried exhibition based on mountain culture will be on display in the Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The exhibit runs from March 10th through April 29th during the Dahl Mountain Culture Center Festival. Conrad, a photographer based out of Sioux City, Iowa is Past President and member of the Sioux City Camera Club and on the North Central Camera Club Council's board of directors. To see the award winners and selected artists click here.
February 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment
The N4C Iowa Camp-in Mini Convention, formally known as Springbrook, is moving this year to a new location. For years this N4C get together has been held at Springbrook State Park Education Center near Guthrie Center, Iowa. A few weeks ago, however, N4C was surprised to learn that the Iowa DNR would be closing the meeting facility for good on March 13, 2017. The state park and campground will still remain open.
Fortunately, with the help of several N4C members and others a new location was found. The name of the facility is St. Thomas More Center. It's located 10 miles south of Springbrook State Park on 30 acres of land overlooking Lake Panorama. Click here to see some pictures of this facility. The dates for this years Camp-In will be May 5th, 6th, and 7th. You can stay in the dorms on the facility, which have enough bunk beds that you can use the bottom for sleeping and the top for storing your things. You will need to bring your own bedding and pillow. If you would prefer to camp, you can make reservations at Springbrook State Park's campground. Click here to make reservations to camp.
This years registration form is available here. The deadline for arrival of your registration is April 26th so mail your registration by April 19th. For a schedule of events click here. For questions contact Delores Meister at LDKlikmeister@aol.com.
January 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment
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December 05, 2016 • Leave a Comment
This years annual Christmas Party is set for Thursday, December 15th and will begin at 6:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church. A sign-up sheet was passed around at our last 2 meetings in order to get a count for the meat dish. If you didn't get signed up, please contact Kevin Smith at email@example.com. The camera club will provide the meat dish and the rest of the event is potluck. A to J bring salads or appetizers and everyone else bring potatoes, veggies, or deserts. All members and their family and friends are invited.
December 02, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center has again invited the Sioux City Camera Club to display their best photographs for an exhibit which will run from February 4, 2017 through April 30, 2017.
For those members that are planning to exhibit you will need to complete an information form that must be submitted with your framed and wall ready photograph. You can download and print the form here. All photographs must be delivered to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center no later than January 17, 2017.
There will be no theme or size limit for this exhibit. Just present your best or favorite photograph of any subject matter.
The frame should be a black metal frame (no restriction on size) with wire hanger two inches below the top of the frame when hanging. The photograph needs to be mounted inside a white or off white mat.
November 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Bob Gillespie, a long time member of the Sioux City Camera Club, will be exhibiting at the Sioux City Art Center in the Gardner Room from December 3rd thru February 19th, 2017. A reception will be held on Saturday, December 10th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The show will consist of 29 photographs covering the last 25 years.
In honor of the only surviving founders of N4C Vernice and Francis Kingsbury were presented a "Lifetime Dedication Award" from N4C at the 60th annual convention of N4C at Fargo, North Dakota. Here's a little history of how N4C got it's start.
The "NORTH CENTRAL CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL” had its inception almost simultaneously in the minds of three men Robert H. Cochran, M.D., APSA. Omaha, E, Curtis Lugg, Sioux Falls, and Francis A. Kingsbury, Ponca and Sioux City.
The Sioux City Camera Club received 8 awards at the annual N4C Convention in Fargo, ND on October 1, 2016. Six of the awards were for prints. The Newsletter and Website also received awards.
Mike Griener - 2nd B&W Prints - "Diego Kid"
Mike Griener - 2nd Pictorial Prints - "Cedar Waxwing"
Roger Van Klompenberg - 1st Travel Prints - "Alaska White Pass Railroad"
Mike Walsh - HM B&W Prints - "Marshall Point Light"
Mike Walsh - HM Color Prints - "Silver Falls"
Mike Griener - HM Nature Prints - "Buckette"
Carl Hardy - HM Newsletter
Doug Conrad - HM Website
October 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Douglas Conrad and Randy Williams, members of the Sioux City Camera Club, will be exhibiting at this years "Commerce Connection Artists Holiday Open House". Save the date for Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th and get in some early Christmas shopping.
October 05, 2016 • Leave a Comment
The Sioux City Camera Club has received permission to photograph members of the Nebraska Territorial Rangers in their authentic western costumes at their Competition Shooting Range with old west cowtown backdrops on Sunday, Oct. 23. View 2-min. video of location at this link: on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zWDE1ihjIU
Photographer should focus on gunfighter portraits and similar Cowtown folks photography. There will be no gunfight reenactments, against club rules! Visitors must stay behind the ropes during shooting all competition. Wear hearing protection!
These are serious competitive shooters, part of a national Old West Action Shooting organization. They use live ammo, So photographers must work around the competition segments. Best opportunities for photography are during lunch time and afterwards (ends about 3 p.m.) On the way home, additional opportunities for autumn scenery photography while traveling through the Loess Hills or the Lincoln Highway/Historical Buildings near Missouri Valley, Iowa.
We should meet at 9:45 a.m. at Peterbilt of Sioux City (I-29 and Singing Hills Boulevard) on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Form carpools and follow along in a convoy at 10. The shooting range is out in the boondocks, little hard to find. I will hand out maps to the drivers, just in case the convoy breaks up. The last several miles will be gravel roads. Parking available on pasture grass on the side of a hill.
E-mail me of your interest in attending this event. Or sign up at the next camera club meeting. No admission charge required. Visitors are welcome.
August 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment
This year's SCCC Art Center Exhibit dates are September 24th through November 27th. The theme is "Street Stories". The drop off dates are September 13th thru 17th.
Each Camera Club Member can submit one photo. It should be in a black metal frame, 16x20 with a wire hanger and glass front. For consistency, please set the wire so that when it hangs, the top of the wire is 2" from the top of the frame.
You will need to put your name, title of your photo, and price for sale or not for sale on the back of the photo. If your photo sells the Art Center will receive a 30% commission on your sale.
If you are planning to exhibit a photo please email your name, photo title, and purchase price if you are willing to sell, to Barbara-Anne Huculak at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 15th.
Since this years theme has to do with street photography here are a couple of articles you might want to check out:
5 TIPS FOR BETTER STREET PORTRAITS - Mark Wallace meets up with Kenna Klosterman of Creative LIVE to talk with her about shooting portraits of strangers. Kenna has traveled to 44 countries around the world and has mastered the art of street portraiture. Learn the five things you can do to connect with people and make great images. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo17U-TzhpQ
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES - With practice, you can overcome your reluctance to photograph strangers as well as learn techniques which will help you get better candid shots. http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/street-photography-tips-and-techniques/
August 23, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Saturday morning, September 24, 2016
Celebrate the moment with those who helped protect 467 beautiful acres in the Loess Hills! We’ll stand on the ridge together with an amazing view of land that will always be natural. Nearly 1,000 people contributed to save this important part of our natural heritage for wildlife and for future generations! For all the details click here!
August 09, 2016 • Leave a Comment
It’s almost time for what can be an epic meteor shower every year – the Perseids Meteor Shower. This year it will peak in the early morning hours of Friday, August 12, but if you’re truly determined to capture the most meteor shots as possible, plan to shoot the night before and the night after as well. To take full advantage, you need to plan to shoot through the night as the hours before twilight in the early morning are often the best. In fact, astronomers are predicting an “outburst” of the Perseids at 200 meteors per hour or more!
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