Sioux City Camera Club: Blog https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog en-us Site by Doug Conrad, Sioux City Camera Club, All Rights Reserved siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Thu, 13 May 2021 12:58:00 GMT Thu, 13 May 2021 12:58:00 GMT https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/img/s/v-12/u962904091-o975451920-50.jpg Sioux City Camera Club: Blog https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog 120 80 SCCC AWARDS BANQUET MAY 13TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2021/5/sccc-awards-banquet-may-13th The SCCC Annual Awards Banquet is this Thursday, May 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Sioux City Art Center.  A video slide show exhibiting all of the annual digital and print competition entries will be presented as well as the following awards:

Digital Competition Awards

Black & White Digital Image of the Year Previously Entered

Black & White Digital Image of the Year Open Class

Color Digital Image of the Year Previously Entered

Color Digital Image of the Year Open Class

Print Competition Awards

Black & White Print of the Year Previously Entered

Black & White Print of the Year Open Class

Color Print of the Year Previously Entered

Color Print of the Year Open Class

Photographer of the Year Awards

Digital Black & White Photographer of the Year

Digital Color Photographer of the Year

Print Black & White Photographer of the Year

Print Color Photographer of the Year

Entry Level Photographer of the Year

(Advanced Level) Photographer of the Year

The digital judge for this year’s annual digital competition was Clark Colby.  Clark is an Arts Communication and Design Program Specialist and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Iowa State University.  Mary Anne Redding, curator of the Sioux City Art Center was this year’s annual print judge.  Mary Anne will be there to provide her input about the print competition.

Britton Hacke, our guest speaker, will be presenting and talking about his special photography.  Britton is the house photographer at the Tyson Events Center, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and the Orpheum Theater.  He owns and operates his own photography business and also works as a comedian.

For those that can’t make it, the banquet will be live streamed on a limited basis as we do not have the ability to stream everything.  Please note that the link provided in the May newsletter is not correct.  To join click on the following link https://mside.webex.com/mside/j.php?MTID=mc10f5577a9c215493f5f8c12d4c80ec0 which Mitch will activate at 6:45 pm.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2021/5/sccc-awards-banquet-may-13th Thu, 13 May 2021 12:58:04 GMT
LEWIS AND CLARK EXHIBIT OPENS FEBRUARY 16TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2021/2/lewis-and-clark-exhibit-opens-february-15th

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (February 2, 2021) The Sioux City Camera Club will open its photography exhibit on February 16 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center’s main gallery. The Club will present a rich range of images through March 28, 2021.

Founded more than a century ago, the Sioux City Camera Club is committed to the mutual education and learning in the science and art of photography. Members promote and encourage advancement of its group through the knowledge and practice of photography.

President Tom Schoening invites anyone interested in cameras to join the club: “Our club members enjoy the opportunity to share their images, to enjoy fellowship with like-minded shutterbuggers, and to improve their photography skills.”


 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2021/2/lewis-and-clark-exhibit-opens-february-15th Fri, 12 Feb 2021 16:23:44 GMT
SCCC ART CENTER EXHIBIT ON YOUTUBE https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/12/sccc-art-center-exhibit-on-youtube The Sioux City Art Center has more photos on display now than ever in its history. The displays include an exhibit by the Sioux City Camera Club with the theme "Solitude."

A rather appropriate theme, considering the current pandemic lockdown. If the public is not willing to go to the arts center, they can now view our photo exhibit via YouTube video.

Watch "Solitude: A photo exhibit by the Sioux City Camera Club", produced by Tom Schoening on YouTube.  https://youtu.be/4BF1izdtqPQ

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/12/sccc-art-center-exhibit-on-youtube Thu, 03 Dec 2020 19:09:39 GMT
PHOTO EXHIBIT: LEWIS AND CLARK INTERPRETIVE CENTER https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/12/photo-exhibit-lewis-and-clark-interpretive-center The Sioux City Camera Club members are invited to exhibit a your best photograph for our display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center gallery. There is no theme for the exhibit so pick your best image. 

The photographs can be any size, either black and white or color, and and needs to be mounted in a black frame with a white mat and wire hanger.  The wire hangar needs to be 2 inches below the top of the frame when hung.  Usually one photograph from each member is displayed but if they have room, it's possible that more than one photo from a member may be displayed.

Please bring your framed print along with a completed informational form to the center anytime before February 10, 2021.  You can download and print out the informational form here. The exhibit will open on February 15, 2021.  The management of the Lewis and Clark Center retains the right to decline any photograph for display.  

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/12/photo-exhibit-lewis-and-clark-interpretive-center Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:26:53 GMT
SCCC & ART CENTER TO BE FEATURED ON DRIVE TIME LIVE RADIO PROGRAM https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/12/sccc-art-center-to-be-featured-on-drive-time-live-radio-program Art Center Curator Mary Anne Redding and Sioux City Camera Club President Tom Schoening will talk about the photo exhibits at the Sioux City Art Center on the Drive Time Live talk radio show with Mark Hahn.    

The show is scheduled after the 5:00 p.m. news on Thursday, December 10th from the Art Center Library.  To listen to this live broadcast tune in to 1360 AM, 94.8 FM or live on the web at www.kscj.com/listen-live.

 

 

 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/12/sccc-art-center-to-be-featured-on-drive-time-live-radio-program Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:26:24 GMT
SCCC ART EXHIBIT OPENS NOVEMBER 7TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/9/sccc-art-exhibit-opens-november-7th The next Camera Club exhibit at the Sioux City Art Center opens November 7th and will run through January 24, 2021.  The theme of this year’s exhibit is Solitude.  

This exhibit will be a juried event by the Art Center’s new Curator, Mary Anne Redding.  Each club member should submit 3 images for consideration of which one or more will be selected for the exhibit.  Your images are to be submitted via email to mredding@sioux-city.org.  The deadline for submitting your entries is Friday, October 9th by 5 PM.  You will then be notified of her selections by Tuesday, October 13th.  The deadline for delivery of the selected photographs to the Art Center will be Tuesday, October 27th

Framing requirements are the same as in the past, black frame, with white matt and glass.  Recommended size of the frame is 16" x 20".  The wire hanger needs to be two inches below the top of the frame when hung.  Your name, address and title need to be on the back as well as the price if you wish to sell.  The Art Center receives a percentage of each sale. 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/9/sccc-art-exhibit-opens-november-7th Sat, 12 Sep 2020 15:39:30 GMT
2019/20 AWARDS VIDEO WEB CAST https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/6/2020-awards-video-web-cast The Sioux City Camera Club’s annual 2019/20 awards have been determined and the announcement will be made via the WebEx video conferencing system. Once again, Mitch Keller has set it up and will be hosting it.  As in the past, Doug Conrad has made a video slide show of all 2019/20 year end entries and all of the winners will be announced in the video slide show.  Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we did not conduct a year end print competition this year, only a digital competition.  The video conference will be held on Thursday, June 25th starting at 7:oo p.m. 

Instructions for joining this meeting are the same as our previous video conferences and can be reviewed below.  You should not need to download any software to connect. Simply click on the up-dated link below, which Mitch will activate at 6:45pm CDT:

https://mside.webex.com/mside/j.php?MTID=m22562f0e5eacce8a09bdafe84a1c20db

If you are, for some reason, asked for a meeting number, enter 145 211 9038.  If you are asked for a password, enter SCCC. You should not need this information, based on the testing we did earlier. 

The video conference will be configured to automatically mute your microphone. If you want to speak so others can hear you, click the Mic button so it turns gray. When you are done, click it again to mute yourself. The button will turn red. Because the internet all around us is being overwhelmed with so many people at home, please turn OFF (red) your video camera unless you are one of the program presenters.

Instead of turning on your microphone, we strongly recommend using the chat feature during the video conference if you want to ask a question or make a comment. Click the speech bubble icon and you’ll get a chat section on your screen next to the video. Mitch will monitor the chat so that your questions or comments can be announced. 

If you have trouble hearing, please first make sure that the volume is turned up on your computer. If that doesn’t solve the problem, we have found through testing that disconnecting (Click the red X button labeled “Disconnect” in the attached image.) and then clicking the link in this email to connect again has solved the problem.

If things go to plan, a recording of this meeting will be available to watch within a day or two for those who are unable to join or have technical difficulties.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/6/2020-awards-video-web-cast Wed, 24 Jun 2020 14:02:57 GMT
2020 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/4/2020-annual-awards-banquet Because the coronavirus situation in our area is still growing, the Camera Club Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel the annual banquet this year.  Also, due to this unique situation, the board also agreed to cancel the annual print competition as well. 

The club will, however, hold its annual digital competition and conduct and announce the annual Photographer of the Year awards.  New this year, the board has decided to give out an entry level photographer of the year award based on accumulative point total during the year.

After the digital images are judged, the results will be announced  as well as Photographer of the Year awards via a video conference meeting later in May, with a date to be determined.

The deadline for submitting your year-end digital entries will be Saturday, May 9th.  Awards will be presented for the following categories:

  • Best digital black & white image of the year (Previously Submitted)
  • Best digital black & white image of the year (Open Class)
  • Best digital color image of the year (Previously Submitted)
  • Best digital color image of the year (Open Class)

You may enter 2 images in each of the above categories.  Previously Submitted entries must have been entered in this year’s monthly competition.  Open Class entries are unrestricted.  Images that have previously won an image of the year award are not eligible. 

Your digital entries need to be renamed and resized (1920 pixels on the longest side and no more than 750 KB) according to monthly competition rules https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/club-rules and sent to digi.entries@gmail.com.  Please include the appropriate category (Previously Submitted or Open Class) in the subject line of the email.

Photographer of the Year awards are based on points earned during the year and will be given for:

  • Black & White Print Photographer of the Year
  • Color Print Photographer of the Year
  • Digital Black & White Photographer of the Year
  • Digital Color Photographer of the Year
  • Entry Level Photographer of the Year
  • Photographer of the Year

 

Hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe.

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) 19 awards banquet camera city club Coronavirus Covid digital entries SCCC sioux https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/4/2020-annual-awards-banquet Fri, 24 Apr 2020 17:30:09 GMT
SCCC April 9th Meeting Via WebEx https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/4/sccc-april-9th-meeting-via-webex Our next meeting, Thursday, April 9th, will be held again using the WebEx video conferencing system. At this meeting we will be reviewing and commenting on the View and Review images. The theme for April is “Signs of Spring”.  If you haven’t submitted anything yet the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm.  Send your images to digi.entries@gmail.com.  Be sure and put View and Review in the subject line. Other item’s on the meeting agenda include a report from the Nominating Committee regarding nominees for the Vice Presidents positions that is being vacated by Jerry Mennenga, tentative plans for May’s annual awards banquet and report on the 2020 N4C convention.

Instructions for joining this meeting are the same as last month and can be reviewed below.  You should not need to download any software to connect. Simply click on the up-dated link below, which Mitch will activate at 6:45pm CDT:

https://mside.webex.com/mside/j.php?MTID=m1aaceab9159f1a09347c9e6b001cf61a

If you are, for some reason, asked for a meeting number, enter 928 675 681. If you are asked for a password, enter SCCC. You should not need this information, based on the testing we did earlier. 

The video conference will be configured to automatically mute your microphone. If you want to speak so others can hear you, click the Mic button so it turns gray. When you are done, click it again to mute yourself. The button will turn red. Because the internet all around us is being overwhelmed with so many people at home, please turn OFF (red) your video camera unless you are one of the judge chairs who will be reading the results.

Instead of turning on your microphone, we strongly recommend using the chat feature during the video conference if you want to ask a question or make a comment. Click the speech bubble icon (labeled “Chat” in the attached image) and you’ll get a chat section on your screen next to the video. Mitch will monitor the chat so that the judge chairs can be asked to stop, back up, etc. based on comments.

If you have trouble hearing, please first make sure that the volume is turned up on your computer. If that doesn’t solve the problem, we have found through testing that disconnecting (Click the red X button labeled “Disconnect” in the attached image.) and then clicking the link in this email to connect again has solved the problem.

If things go to plan, a recording of this meeting will be available to watch within a day or two for those who are unable to join or have technical difficulties.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/4/sccc-april-9th-meeting-via-webex Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:37:14 GMT
ON LINE WEBINAR WITH MATT KLOSKOWSKI https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/4/on-line-webinar-with-matt-kloskowski Sioux City Camera Club members mark your calendar for Monday, April, 27th, 1pm-2:30pm for a live webinar I have set up with Matt Kloskowski.  This webinar has been set up exclusively for Sioux City Camera Club members only and is free.  In this live broadcast with Matt, you'll learn some great techniques for editing your photos in Lightroom and when to jump over to Photoshop to help out.  This will be a late beginner to early intermediate level presentation, but really... it's just about having some fun with your photos and improving your editing during this time indoors.  Here's what you need to do:

1. Each person in the club needs to sign-up

2. The session will be recorded but you'll still need to sign up to get the recording (even if you can't watch live you'll still get it)

3. Mark your calendars, but the system will automatically send you reminder notifications too.

4. You'll be able to enter the webcast room about 15-20 minutes before the webcast starts

5. There will be an area for Q&A once you log in to the live webcast on the day of the webinar

Here's the sign-up link for everyone: https://www.bigmarker.com/matt-k/How-to-Edit-Photos-Like-a-Pro-Sioux-City-Camera-Club

For those of you who aren't familiar with Matt Kloskowski, he is from Tampa, Florida and an educator creating courses and presets to help you with photography and photo editing.  He has over 300,000 followers on Social Media. His YouTube channel has been featured on numerous websites and his training videos have gotten over 4.2 million views.  You can find more about Matt here: https://mattk.com/about/

Hope everyone will sign up.

Doug Conrad

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/4/on-line-webinar-with-matt-kloskowski Mon, 06 Apr 2020 20:36:13 GMT
THURSDAY'S CAMERA CLUB MEETING TO GO LIVE STREAMING https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/3/thursdays-camera-club-meeting-to-go-live-streaming As you know, the Sioux City Art Center is closed until further notice so we have temporarily lost our meeting venue.  As a result we have been looking for alternatives to continue holding our meetings and with the help of Mitch Keller, we have been testing a means where we can conduct our meetings via video conferencing.  This will allow you to connect via an internet connection and view what’s happening through a live stream on your home computer.  As I said earlier a group of us has tested this method and it worked very well.

Our next meeting, Thursday, March 26th will be held using the WebEx video conferencing system. The images for both the digital and print competitions will be displayed for all to see as our judge chairs read the comments and results. You should not need to download any software to connect. Simply click on the link below, which Mitch will activate at 6:45pm CDT:

https://mside.webex.com/mside/j.php?MTID=m05ba86f4e55eaa847c21a3a85cf0bc3f

If you are, for some reason, asked for a meeting number, enter 929 152 165. If you are asked for a password, enter SCCC. You should not need this information, based on the testing we did earlier. 

The video conference will be configured to automatically mute your microphone. Attached below is an image of the WebEx control panel.  (The text labels have been added so you will not see them during the video conference.) If you want to speak so others can hear you, click the Mic button so it turns gray. When you are done, click it again to mute yourself. The button will turn red. Because the internet all around us is being overwhelmed with so many people at home, please turn OFF (red) your video camera unless you are one of the judge chairs who will be reading the results.

Instead of turning on your microphone, we strongly recommend using the chat feature during the video conference if you want to ask a question or make a comment. Click the speech bubble icon (labeled “Chat” in the attached image) and you’ll get a chat section on your screen next to the video. Mitch will monitor the chat so that the judge chairs can be asked to stop, back up, etc. based on comments.

If you have trouble hearing, please first make sure that the volume is turned up on your computer. If that doesn’t solve the problem, we have found through testing that disconnecting (Click the red X button labeled “Disconnect” in the attached image.) and then clicking the link in this email to connect again has solved the problem.

If things go to plan, a recording of this meeting will be available to watch within a day or two for those who are unable to join or have technical difficulties.

 

 

 

We hope everyone will be connected.

 

 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Conferencing Live Meeting Streaming Video https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/3/thursdays-camera-club-meeting-to-go-live-streaming Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:04:46 GMT
TRAINS AND TRAILS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/3/trains-and-trails Click to enlarge This is an invitation to you and your Camera Club members to come to the Sioux City Museum on Saturday, April 4, at 1:00 p.m. to experience a presentation including pictures and narrative about challenges and thrilling scenery on bike trails in the USA and Austria.  The presenters will be former Siouxlanders Ken and Teresa Brown, now of Aurora, IL.  The scenery when going through the mountains of western Washington State and on the Frau Maria trail in Austria are fabulous!  The program is sponsored by the Sioux City Woman’s Club.  There is no charge. 

Members of the Woman’s Club will come to the Museum at 12:15 and will bring a sack lunch.  Drink will be furnished.  You are invited to come early, too..  We look forward to meeting you.

We hope you will come.  Click here for PDF Flyer

 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/3/trains-and-trails Mon, 16 Mar 2020 04:22:01 GMT
2020 N4C CONVENTION HOSTED BY SIOUX CITY CAMERA CLUB https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/2/2020-n4c-convention-hosted-by-sioux-city-camera-club The Sioux City Camera Club is pleased to host the 2020 N4C Convention September 10 - 12, 2020.

Education in the art and science of photography is the prime purpose for the conference as well as to promote fellowship among members and provide a pleasant gathering place to greet old friends and make new ones.  This is your conference!  Make it what you want.  Make it about you.  Think, Imagine, Create in Siouxland.  That's our mantra!

First time at an N4C conference?  Well it's all about our photography community.  We are one big family.  Everyone here loves photography and wants what's best for our passion.  It's about growing as an artist and being around like-minded people who share the same love and devotion you do.

If you are looking to become a better photographer and want to improve your photography skills, then come and enjoy a setting where you can network with peers and work side-by-side with some of the most knowledgeable photographers in our region.

Welcome to the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls!Welcome to the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls!Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls South Hotel is located at I-229 and Louise Avenue near the Empire Mall. Opened in 2009, the hotel is the premier property in Sioux Falls elite business and shopping district. The beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront at 1132 Larson Park Rd., will be the host site and headquarters for all convention activities.  It's located right on the Mighty Missouri River where you can enjoy leisurely photo walks on a paved riverfront walking/biking trail or visit neighboring attractions such as the Anderson Dance Pavilion, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the Sergeant Floyd Riverboat Museum.  A block of rooms have been reserved at a preferred rate for all N4C Convention guests. Planning your stay here will provide you with a more enjoyable and convenient experience and will be beneficial to the Sioux City Camera Club and N4C Convention.  To book your stay, call now at 712-255-4200 or make your reservation online.

Registration for this event is coming soon. The convention committees are working diligently wrapping up the slate of events that will include 7 field trips, 11 program sessions and 2 keynote speakers.  So stay tuned and save the date for September 10 - 12, 2020.  The Sioux City Camera Club is looking forward to seeing everyone there.

 

 

 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) 2020 N4C Convention Camera Camera Club City Club" conference convention create imagine N4C Convention photography Sioux think Think Create Imagine https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/2/2020-n4c-convention-hosted-by-sioux-city-camera-club Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:06:58 GMT
N4C SPRING MINI CONVENTION 2020 https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/1/n4c-spring-mini-convention-2020 www.familyheritagephotography.com The spring convention will be held at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center, April 24, 25, & 26 2020. The facility is located a few miles south of Indianola, Iowa. We had great response to this location last year. The meeting room & eating area are next to each other on the main level. The meeting room has a large projection screen, a mounted projector and a new sound system. The sleeping facilities remain the same. Instead of large open rooms we have had in the past this facility has dorm rooms that sleep 2-4 people. Most of these rooms are below the meeting hall, with the others a short walking distance away. The facility requires a minimum of two people per room or we will be charged more. If you have someone you wish to room with please write that on your application. If not, you will be assigned a roommate. There are a few rooms for couples. You still need to bring your own bedding, towels, etc. www.familyheritagephotography.com

  
www.familyheritagephotography.com The facility allows you to bring food to the dorms. Each dorm has a kitchen & meeting room for visiting or card playing after the meetings. NO ALCOHOL inside or out. They also have a campground with electric hookups.

  
The facility is 5 miles south of Indianola off Hwy 92. PLEASE NOTE: from Indianola please DO NOT USE your GPS to the facility. It might take you to an entrance that is no longer used. Please use these directions: Just west of Indianola on Hwy 92 turn south on Hwy 63. www.familyheritagephotography.com There is a big church on the north side where you turn south. When the pavement ends you turn left into Wesley Woods.

  
There are several motels in Indianola as it is a college town. The registration form is available on the website at http://www.n4c.us/SpringConvention2020/N4C_Spring_Mini-Convention_Registration_2020.pdf


 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2020/1/n4c-spring-mini-convention-2020 Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:03:49 GMT
SCCC CHRISTMAS PARTY SET FOR DECEMBER 12TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/11/sccc-christmas-party-set-for-december-12th This years annual Christmas Party is set for Thursday, December 12th and will begin at 6:00 pm at the Sioux City Art Center's Gilchrist Learning Center.  This is the new building adjacent to the Art Center. 

The club will arrange for drinks, and Sneaky's Chicken and Ribs as well as plates, cups and eating utensils.  There is a $10.00 charge per person to cover the cost of the meat and drinks and the rest of the event is potluck.  A to J bring potatoes, veggies, or deserts and everyone else bring salads or appetizers.

Please RSVP Tom Schoening at siouxlandvideos@gmail.com no later than December 7th or complete a sign-up sheet that will be passed around at our November 21st meeting.  For your convenience, you can also sign up and pay online by clicking here. 

After the meal we will then convene in the Art Centers' Lecture Hall for the evening program by Christian Begeman.  A Sioux Falls media professional, Christian has an interesting hobby of chasing unusual weather conditions.  Camera Club members may remember several years ago we were treated to his program on photographing country churches during storms, auroras and other unusual weather conditions.  This year his program will be on rainbows which was recently featured at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.  His images have been published in numerous National Publications and other online Publications.

All members and their family and friends are invited.   

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/11/sccc-christmas-party-set-for-december-12th Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:02:01 GMT
LEWIS & CLARK EXHIBIT SET FOR JANUARY 5TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/11/lewis-clark-exhibit-set-for-january-5th The Sioux City Camera Club will participate in an exhibit of our best photos (that have not been previously displayed at L&C) around January 5, 2020 at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

The club will present a photography program on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm to the invited public.

There is no theme for the exhibit and they can be any size as long as they are at least 5x7 and not greater than 16x20.  Usually one photograph from each member is displayed but if they have room, more than one photo from a member may be displayed.

The photographs can be either black and white or color and mounted in a black frame with a white mat and wire hanger.  The wire hangar needs to be 2 inches below the top of the frame when hung. 

The deadline for delivery to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is December 15, 2019.  The management of the Lewis and Clark Center retains the right to decline any photograph for display.  

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/11/lewis-clark-exhibit-set-for-january-5th Wed, 06 Nov 2019 03:39:42 GMT
SCCC ART CENTER EXHIBIT OPENS NOVEMBER 23RD https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/10/sccc-art-center-exhibit-opens-november-23rd The next Camera Club exhibit at the Sioux City Art Center opens November 23rd and runs through February 16, 2020.  The theme of this years exhibit is Reflections.  

This exhibit will be a juried event by Todd Behrens.  Each club member should submit 3 images for consideration of which one or more will be selected for the exhibit.  Your images are submitted via email to tbehrens@sioux-city.org.  The deadline for submitting your entries is November 11, 2019.  You will then be notified of his selections by November 12, 2019.  The deadline for delivery of the selected photographs to the Art Center will be November 19, 2019. 

Framing requirements are the same as in the past, black frame, with white matt and glass.  The wire hanger needs to be two inches below the top of the frame when hung.  Your name, address and title need to be on the back as well as the price if you wish to sell.  There are no size requirements although most prints are 16" x 20". 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/10/sccc-art-center-exhibit-opens-november-23rd Wed, 02 Oct 2019 21:56:28 GMT
NEW MEETING PLACE FOR SIOUX CITY CAMERA CLUB https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/8/new-meeting-place-for-sioux-city-camera-club The Sioux City Camera Club members will be meeting in a new high-profile and high-tech location starting in September, 2019.

Club members will now share their images, techniques, equipment tips and fellowship at the Sioux City Art Center lecture hall starting Thursday, September 12, 2019. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and last Thursdays of each month from September through May. 

The more than 100-year-old photography club has a lengthly history of exhibiting at the Art Center and has come a long ways from the old black & white film days. The club is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the North Central Camera Clubs Council (N4C). During meetings, the club can now access the Art Center's Wi-Fi to show PSA and N4C professional training videos.

"I believe this new location will increase the awareness, accessibility and prestige of our photography among the community," President Tom Schoening said. "All camera buffs interested in learning more about the art and science of photography are invited to attend our meetings." 

"Whether you use a single-lens reflex, video camera, or smartphone and you want to learn to take better pictures, you're invited to attend", he added.

 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Art Camera Center City Club Meetings N4C photography PSA Sioux https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/8/new-meeting-place-for-sioux-city-camera-club Mon, 12 Aug 2019 19:06:25 GMT
Kingsbury's 75th Wedding Anniversary https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/6/kingsburys-75th-wedding-anniversary Kingsbury's 75 Anniversary  Open HouseKingsbury's 75 Anniversary Open House Fran and Vernice Kingsbury invites the Sioux City Camera Club and N4C group to join them in celebrating 75 years of marriage.  An open house will be held on Saturday, July 6th, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 223 W. Second Street in Ponca, Nebraska.  Cards can be sent to Fran and Vernice at PO Box 570, Ponca, NE 68770.

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/6/kingsburys-75th-wedding-anniversary Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:00:34 GMT
ORANGE CITY TULIP FESTIVAL https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/5/orange-city-tulip-festival The Orange City Tulip Festival is this weekend, May 16th, 17th & 18th. Looks like it could be a photogenic event, aside from enjoyable. They have two parades each day (2pm & 6pm) with a ceremonial dutch street cleaning beforehand. There will also be a carnival rides, and a tractor show. The full schedule can be found at: www.octulipfestival.com

Most of the event is free except the quilt show, Dutch dozen dance show, and the near by museums. The parades and street cleaning are free but reserved seats can be purchased for $5 online or at the event. There will be a shuttle running between the parking areas to the main attractions at $5 per day. Also, There is a value book that can be purchased.

Orange City is about 50 min north of Sioux City off Highway 60. Early weather is showing Friday might be the best day, mostly sunny at 85° and the weather deteriorating over the course of the weekend. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend on Friday, but please feel free to go.

If people are interested in carpooling the Wallmart on Floyd Blvd would be a good place to meet. As for a meet up location in Orange City, The Water pump at the center of Windmill square is easy to find and central to the activities.

By Teresa Hebert teresahebert@live.com


 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/5/orange-city-tulip-festival Tue, 14 May 2019 14:37:05 GMT
ROCKBROOK CAMERA PHOTO WALK https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/5/rockbrook-camera-photo-walk Rockbrook Camera is hosting a photo walk event in Omaha in conjunction with Sigma lenses. It will be held from 2pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, 6 June 2019. There is a $45 registration cost, and registration is done online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-photography-walk-presented-by-sigma-lenses-rockbrook-camera-tickets-57449868102. The itinerary is:

2:00 - 3:30 pm | Urban Tour & Photography Presentation at Rockbrook Camera on 168th & W. Center

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Tour & Photography at the Durham Museum located at 801 S. 10th St - Omaha, NE 68108

5:30 - 8:30 pm | Photo Walk in The Old Market

Jerry Mennenga and Mitch Keller are already registered. If you’re interested in attending and carpooling, please contact Mitch Keller at mitch@rellek.net.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/5/rockbrook-camera-photo-walk Tue, 14 May 2019 14:19:02 GMT
SIOUX CITY CAMERA CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/4/sioux-city-camera-club-annual-awards-banquet The Sioux City Camera Club's Annual Banquet and Awards will be Thursday, May 9th, at 6:00 PM in the fellowship hall at the First Presbyterian Church, 6th & Nebraska St., in downtown Sioux City.  Sneaky's will be the caterer for the event.  The cost will be $12.00 per person.  A sign-up sheet will be at the April 25th meeting or contact Doug Conrad at duglas50@cableone.net if you would like to make a reservation.

The guest speaker for the evening is Mark Volkers, the digital media instructor at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.  Mark will give a presentation on story telling with images.

Many people take a lot of photographs. Mostly snap shots of family and other events like activities their children or grandchildren are involved in, or church events and holidays.

Some of us pursue our interest in photography and take it to another level, excelling in photographing wildlife, nature, people and other interests, mostly through participation in a camera club where we learn with others how to take better photographs and create images with impact.  But mostly these are just dynamic images. They stand out because they have impact in their conception and execution.  However, there is a difference in a very nice image that captures attention and those that tell a story.

Mark Volkers began as a still photographer working for the Christian Reformed Church and other organizations after working as a missionary for seven years in Africa. From shooting stills he transitioned to filming all the while telling stories about people he hoped his images would help and make a difference for them.

Volkers’ presentation will touch on how to create images that help tell a story, beyond making nice images or even images with impact. Roaming with world for a decade as a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker before joining Dordt College in Sioux Center to teach digital media production ( http://dordtdigitalmedia.wordpress.com ), Volkers honed his skill in arriving at a location, finding those salient aspects of a story he needed to tell, make connections with locals (many times long term connections that continue to this day) and telling their story in the hopes of creating a better environment for them and the world.

Volkers is a storyteller, using images. Transitioning from stills to “moving stills” or film (video) Volkers will introduce us to a way of seeing and possibly a new avenue to pursue in our own photography and become better storytellers ourselves. He will touch on basics of telling a story and show us how even a single photograph done correctly can tell a story of a person, time or place that hopefully becomes memorable to a viewer.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/4/sioux-city-camera-club-annual-awards-banquet Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:37:00 GMT
MINI FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/2/mini-flash-photography-workshop Light ExamplesLight ExamplesLighting examples done with soft gold reflector and with flash through white umbrella, Aug. 13, 2014. (Photo by Jerry Mennenga ©) Sioux City Camera Club member, Jerry Mennenga, will be conducting a free 2 hour flash photography workshop from 10 am to noon, Saturday, February 16th at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  Come into the school at entrance 4 (it's off the large parking lot across from the student housing).

Those interested should bring their camera and off-camera speedlite (flash) and make certain the batteries are charged and there is a card in the camera. Those persons without a speedlite, but with a popup flash on their camera, can bring their camera and also learn a couple of tricks, but the workshop will deal entirely with using a speedlite.

Jerry will show different ways of using the flash on-camera which will be effective in photographing one to three individuals for portraits, and creative ways of using the flash for effect. He will also do a short demonstration of off-camera flash using one or two modifiers. The group will shoot portraits using one another as models.

If interested please RSVP Jerry Mennenga at jerrylmennenga@yahoo.com.  This workshop will be limited to 15 people.  

To learn more and improve one's use of flash photography here is a link to a blog you might want to check out https://strobist.blogspot.com/.  David Hobby is a former newspaper photographer who created this blog and if you look in the right hand column at the Light Archives there is a ton of information there that is free. 
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/2/mini-flash-photography-workshop Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:15:58 GMT
MICHAEL P. GREINER AT SIOUXLAND GARDEN SHOW https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/1/michael-greiner-at-siouxland-garden-show Sioux City Camera Club member and nature/wildlife photographer Michael P. Greiner will be speaking during the Siouxland Garden Show this spring, April 5th from 3 to 4:00 pm at the Delta Hotel Center, 385 East 4th St., South Sioux City, Nebraska.  Mike will be presenting a program on "Nature Photography Right in Your Own Backyard". 

For more information about the show and educational speakers go to  http://www.siouxlandgardenshow.org/
   

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2019/1/michael-greiner-at-siouxland-garden-show Sun, 27 Jan 2019 20:54:46 GMT
CHRISTMAS PARTY SET FOR DECEMBER 13TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/11/christmas-party-set-for-december-13th This years annual Christmas Party is set for Thursday, December 13th and will begin at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church.  A sign-up sheet will be passed around to get a count for the meat dish.  The club will arrange for drinks, and Sneaky's Chicken and Ribs. There is a $10.00 charge per person to cover the cost of the meat and drinks and the rest of the event is potluck.  A to J bring potatoes, veggies, or deserts and everyone else bring salads or appetizers. All members and their family and friends are invited.

The program will feature Jesse Freeman, a photographer living in Tokyo, Japan.

Also, Doug Conrad will be putting together a slide show with music containing member photographs.  The slide show will be shown and looped during the meal.  The theme for the slideshow is "Thankful".

To participate please send your digital images to digi.entries@gmail.com and put Thankful in the subject line. If you have a title for the image that's fine but it's not necessary. Please submit your images no later than Saturday, December 1st.

 
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/11/christmas-party-set-for-december-13th Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:08:57 GMT
SCCC WELL REPRESENTED AT N4C CONVENTION https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/9/sccc-well-represented-at-n4c-convention Sioux City Camera Club Contingent at N4C Convention, Dubuque, Iowa The Sioux City Camera Club was well represented and received several awards at this years N4C Convention in Dubuque, Iowa.  Camera Club members in attendance were Doug and Jacque Conrad, Mike and Annie Greiner, Rich and Holly Wright, Jim Hollander, Jerry Weiershauser, Carl Hardy and Tom Schoening.  

The event held at the Holiday Inn in downtown Dubuque, Iowa was well organized with participants from all over the midwest taking part in many photo workshops and field trips.  The programs provided a diverse offering for all photographers.  During the convention the winning works from all of the monthly competitions was on display for all to see.

At the awards banquet the Sioux City Camera Club was fortunate to receive several awards.  Ron Nicolls received an Honorable Mention in the panoramic print division for "Lake Reflections". 

Doug Conrad received an Honorable Mention for "Eagle in the Grass" in the nature print category and a 3rd place medal in the communications competition for the siouxcitycameraclub.com website. 

2018 N4C Service Award Recipient, Carl Hardy Carl Hardy received a 2nd place medal for the Sioux Scope news letter in the communications competition and received the Service Award Plaque for his outstanding contribution of service to N4C along with his service to the Sioux City Camera Club and local community.

Next years 63rd Annual N4C Photography Convention will be hosted by the Des Moines Camera Club at the Sheraton West Des Moines.   

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) banquet Camera City Club Convention Dubuque N4C Sioux https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/9/sccc-well-represented-at-n4c-convention Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:05:59 GMT
LUIS SUDIARTO SCCC GUEST SPEAKER https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/8/luis-sudiarto-sccc-guest-speaker   Studio PortraitStudio PortraitThank you, Doug Lee. Aluisius (Luis) Sudiarto will be the Sioux City Camera Club's guest speaker to kick off the 2018/19 season schedule Thursday, September 13, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 6th and Nebraska Streets, Sioux City, Iowa.  The Sioux City Camera Club meets on the 2nd and last Thursday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church, 6th & Nebraska Streets, Sioux City, Iowa beginning in September and ending the second week in May 2019.

Luis Sudiarto's interest in photography started in grade school.  At the time, because of limited resources and opportunities, he learned photography by reading lots of books and magazines without necessarily having a camera to practice.  In addition, he says his parents wouldn't let him process rolls of film with similar subjects in the frame.  He started actively practicing photography in 2008 after getting his first digital camera, a Nikon D90.  Luis mostly shoots landscape and travel photos.  He still shoots Nikon and processes his photos with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Luis currently resides in Sioux Falls, SD and works as a web/application developer and photographer.  You can see some of his work on his website at http://aluisius.info
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Camera City Club Luis Sioux Sudiarto https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/8/luis-sudiarto-sccc-guest-speaker Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:29:00 GMT
FIVE RIDGE PRAIRIE HIKE https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/8/five-ridge-prairie-hike Explore the western side of the scenic Loess Hills in Plymouth County September 13, 2018 from 6-8 pm.  Hikers will hike up a steep fossil covered trail on their way to the Five Ridge State Preserve.  Hikers can plan on learning about the geology of the area as well as the flora and fauna.  To end the hike we will plan on watching the sunset from our Five Ridge Cabin.

Participants will need to pre-register by noon on September 12th.  A minimum of 6 people and maximum of 30 is set for this program.  Participants will meet in the Five Ridge parking lot off HWY 12 at 6 pm ready to hike.  Long pants and a water bottle would be good choices for participants to have on this hike.  The hike will be less than one mile.

To register call 712-947-4270, Victoria DeVos, Naturalist, Plymouth County Conservation.

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/8/five-ridge-prairie-hike Tue, 07 Aug 2018 04:03:50 GMT
N4C CONVENTION DUBUQUE, IOWA https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/6/n4c-convention-dubuque-iowa The 62nd annual convention of the North Central Camera Club Council (N4C) will be held in the historic river city of Dubuque, Iowa, on September 13-14-15, 2018.  Please visit the Dubuque Camera Club website for complete details and registration.

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/6/n4c-convention-dubuque-iowa Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:13:41 GMT
LEWIS & CLARK INERPRETIVE CENTER EXHIBIT https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/5/lewis-clark-inerpretive-center-exhibit The Sioux City Camera Club will be exhibiting again this year at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center from October 7, 2018 through January 13, 2019.  A program will be presented on October 7th by the Sioux City Camera Club.  There is no theme this year so camera club members are asked to submit one or more of their best works.

The photo can be any size but must be in a black frame with a white mat.  The top of the wire hanger on the back needs to be 2" from the top of the frame when hung.  It must be delivered to Mike McCormick at the Interpretive Center on or before September 16, 2018.  You must also fill in the attached form and deliver it with each photo.

In addition, please send a digital copy of your submitted photo to Doug Conrad at digi.entries@gmail.com.  Digital copies should be in the same format as digital entries submitted for club competition but state in the subject line that it is for the L&C Exhibit.  Your digital submission may be used in the presentation made by the Club on October 7th.  If you have any questions please contact Mike Walsh at mfmswalsh@gmail.com or Mike McCormick at mmccormick@siouxcitylcic.com.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/5/lewis-clark-inerpretive-center-exhibit Thu, 10 May 2018 19:42:07 GMT
7TH ANNUAL ORANGE CITY ART EXHIBITION https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/7th-annual-orange-city-art-exhibition Sioux City Camera Club members Douglas Conrad and Carol Blair have been selected to exhibit at the Orange City Arts’ 7th Annual Regional Art Exhibition.  The exhibit features the work of 28 local artists at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center from April 20-28.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by Northwestern College’s Art and Theatre Departments, and is offered in conjunction with the production of Tennessee Williams’ iconic play, The Glass Menagerie. Click here to learn more about the production.

Admission to the exhibition is free. For the first time, the gallery is also available to view and purchase online! Enjoy the wide variety of styles and mediums by artists from a 350-mile radius of Orange City. For purchase information, please email OCArts@orangecityiowa.com.

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/7th-annual-orange-city-art-exhibition Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:49:11 GMT
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET MAY 10TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/annual-awards-banquet-may-10th The Sioux City Camera Club's Annual Awards Banquet will be Thursday, May 10th, 6:00pm, in the fellowship hall at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Sioux City.  Sneaky's will cater the event with:

  • Chicken and Ribs
  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Coleslaw & Tossed Salad with Dressing

Deserts will be potluck from those that wish to do so.  The cost will be $12.00 per person.  A signup sheet will be at both April meetings or contact Rich Wright at rich@rwright.com if you would like to make a reservation.

The guest speaker for the evening is Christian Begeman of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  His program will be on Prairie Sanctuaries. 

He is a professional communicator, but his hobby is photographing country churches in the region during periods of unusual lighting conditions, i.e. storms, meteor showers, auroras, sunsets, etc.  He selects his vantage points in advance and monitors weather resources for unusual lighting conditions before hitting the road with his cameras. 

He calls himself "A weekend wanderer. An evening enthusiast. South Dakota born and raised. Wide open vistas and open prairies are my escape. Country churches are my passion. Making decent images is the ongoing goal."  His photographs have been featured in many prestigious media and publications.

Following the program will be the presentation of annual awards.   

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/annual-awards-banquet-may-10th Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:27:00 GMT
DEADLINE FOR YEAR END ENTRIES APRIL 15TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/deadline-for-year-end-entries-april-15th President, Kevin Smith, announced at our last meeting that the deadline for submitting year end entries for our Annual Awards Banquet is April 15, 2018.  Awards are presented for the following categories:

  • Best Black and White Print of the Year Previously Submitted
  • Best Black and White Print of the Year Open Class
  • Best Color Print of the Year Previously Submitted
  • Best Color Print of the Year Open Class
  • Best Digital Black and White Image of the Year Previously Submitted
  • Best Digital Black and White Image of the Year Open Class
  • Best Digital Color Image of the Year Previously Submitted
  • Best Digital Color Image of the Year Open Class

You may enter 2 images in each of the above categories.  Previously submitted entries must have been entered in monthly competition.  Open class entries are unrestricted and need not have been previously submitted. 

Your digital entries need to be resized according to monthly competition rules and sent to digi.entries@gmail.com no later than April 15th. Please insert the appropriate category above in the subject line of the email so they don't get confused with April's monthly competition entries.  Print entries can be brought to our April 12th camera club meeting or placed in the marked container on Steve Paulson's front porch no later than April 15th.

In addition to the above and based on points earned during the year, awards are also given to:

  • Black and White Print Photographer of the Year
  • Color Print Photographer of the Year
  • Digital Black and White Photographer of the Year
  • Digital Color Photographer of the Year
  • Photographer of the Year

All awards will be presented at our Annual Banquet on May 10th.  This will be a catered event with a cost of $12.00 per person. There will be a signup sheet at both April meetings or contact Rich Wright at rich@rwright.com if you would like to make a reservation.

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) awards banquet deadline entries https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/deadline-for-year-end-entries-april-15th Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:08:24 GMT
Briar Cliff Review Reception https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/briar-cliff-review-reception SCCC HM BW Print, Accepted for Briar Cliff Review The Briar Cliff Review, founded in 1989, is an eclectic literary and art magazine that is published annually for delivering an elegantly simple and aesthetically pleasing venue for the work of its contributors.  Works are selected each year by editors that are committed to nurturing writers and artists and fostering the best of both emerging and established writers and artists.

 This years selections will be exhibited at the Sioux City Art Center  from April 19th through July 8th.  SCCC 2nd Place Digital Color, Accepted for Briar Cliff Review The exhibition will be celebrated with food and drinks at a reception (public invited) in the Sioux City Art Center on Thursday, April 19th, from 6:00-8:30 pm, Gallery Talk by Artists: 6:30 pm, Readings from The Briar Cliff Review: 7:00 pm.  

Sioux City Camera Club member, Douglas Conrad, has two photographs that have been accepted for the publication and will be on display.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/briar-cliff-review-reception Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:32:47 GMT
ART CENTER EXHIBIT 2018 https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/art-center-exhibit-2018 The next Camera Club exhibit at the Sioux City Art Center opens September 8th through November 25, 2018.  The theme of this years exhibit is Macro.  

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.  Your images can be submitted via email to tbehrens@sioux-city.org or in print form (not mounted) 8.5x11 which can be submitted direct to the Art Center.  The dates for submitting your entries is August 5, 2018.  You will then be notified of his selections by August 10, 2018.  Delivery of the selected photographs to the Art Center will be during the week of August 27, 2018. 

Framing requirements are the same as in the past, black metal frame, with white matt and glass.  The wire hanger needs to be two inches from top of the frame.  Your name, address and title need to be on the back as well as the price if you wish to sell.  There are no size requirements this year. 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/4/art-center-exhibit-2018 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:09:10 GMT
2018 N4C MINI CONVENTION https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/3/2018-n4c-mini-convention Mark your calendars for the 1st weekend of May.  It's the 2018 N4C Mini Spring Convention May 4, 5 & 6th at Saint Thomas More Center in Panora, Iowa. Everyone always used to say Springbrook, and understood what we were talking about. But with the close of Springbrook we have changed the name to N4C Mini Spring Convention or just spring convention for short. It's a great photo weekend where you can get the best food, great dorm facilities, and spend time with others who have the same enthusiasm as you do about sharing and learning more about photography. All this for as little as $113 for the whole weekend. On Friday night we have some great information and entertainment planned. Willard Sharp, from Madrid, Iowa is a storm chaser and an awesome astrophotographer who loves to show everyone how easy it is to get out and shoot.  The Milky Way has just started coming out and Willard shoots all year long. We will hear his presentation then we can hopefully get out and shoot some star trails before the moon comes out around 10:30.

Here are some links to learn more about this great weekend and a registration form:  Program Schedule, Speaker Event and Highlights, Registration Form

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/3/2018-n4c-mini-convention Sat, 31 Mar 2018 20:43:44 GMT
9 DAYS IN GREECE https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/3/9-days-in-greece   Sioux City Camera Club member, Barbara-Anne Huculak, is again leading a WITCC group to another great destination.  This time it's 9 days in Greece.  Leaving on 5/18/2019 and returning 5/26/2019.  If interested click here for more details or contact Barbara at Barbara-anne.huculak@witcc.edu.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/3/9-days-in-greece Sat, 31 Mar 2018 03:47:14 GMT
LIGHT IS EVERYTHING https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/3/light-is-everything A Canadian photographer, who photographed for garden publication's in Canada for 20 years, talks about the kind of light he looks for when shooting landscapes and gives really nice examples to help explain what he looks for.  https://fstoppers.com/education/light-everything-finding-and-shooting-good-light-landscape-photography-236892

 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) color contrast gardens landscapes light https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/3/light-is-everything Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:56:54 GMT
BENSON BURNER GROUP ART SHOW https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/3/benson-burner-group-art-show 7 Studios and 12 Artists, Benson Building, 705 Douglas St., Sioux City, Iowa.  Friday April 6th 5-9pm, Saturday April 7th 10-1pm.  Download flyer here.

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WHAT'S THE BEST TRAVEL LENS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/3/whats-the-best-travel-lens Below is a link I think might be of interest to some of our camera club members.  One person's (he is a travel photographer) take on the best travel lens, at least what works for him. It's about a 15 minute video, but the guy does a really nice job in explaining his reasoning and he has some vey nice, stellar images. Take a look.

 

https://fstoppers.com/gear/ultimate-travel-lens-which-would-you-choose-236444

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WOODBURY COUNTY WANDERINGS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/2/woodbury-county-wanderings The Woodbury County "Wanderings" newsletter is distributed free of charge on a quarterly basis.  If you are not currently receiving the newsletter and would like to, or if you know of someone who would like to receive a copy, please send a postcard with the name, address and email to: Dawn Snyder, Editor, 4500 Sioux River Road, Sioux City, IA, 51109-1657; phone: 712-258-0838 or email at dsnyder@woodburyparks.org.

The Winter-Spring 2018 edition is now available.  There are several events that could provide some excellent photo opps that our Camera Club members might be interested in, such as, a Full Moon Night Hike, Trumpeter Swan release, Wildflower Walk, and Loess Hills Prairie Seminar. 

Click here for a copy of the current edition. 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2018/2/woodbury-county-wanderings Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:37:51 GMT
DECEMBER MEETING TIMES CHANGED https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/11/december-meeting-times-changed The Sioux City Camera Club's December meetings have been moved to December 7th for the first program meeting and December 21st for the contest results meeting.

The December 7th date will be the Christmas Party starting at 6 p.m.  There is a $5.00 per person charge to cover the cost of the meat.  Club members A to J bring salads or appetizers and everyone else bring potatoes, veggies, or deserts.  All members and their family and friends are invited. 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/11/december-meeting-times-changed Fri, 01 Dec 2017 04:48:40 GMT
LICHTROOM CLASSIC VERSES LIGHTROOM CC https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/11/lichtroom-classic-verses-lightroom-cc Tim Grey presents "Lightroom Classic versus Lightroom CC" to help clarify the confusion about the brand new "Lightroom CC", the rebranding of the existing Lightroom to "Lightroom Classic CC", and what all of this means for the photographer's workflow now and into the future.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os0-QNG1wjw&feature=youtu.be

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/11/lichtroom-classic-verses-lightroom-cc Sat, 11 Nov 2017 04:03:51 GMT
CHRISTMAS PARTY SET FOR DECEMBER 7TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/10/christmas-party-set-for-december-15th This years annual Christmas Party is set for Thursday, December 7th and will begin at 6:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church.  A sign-up sheet will be passed around to get a count for the meat dish.  There is a $5.00 charge per person to cover the cost of 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. 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/10/christmas-party-set-for-december-15th Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:07:44 GMT
SCCC MEMBERS WIN AWARDS AT N4C CONVENTION https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/10/sccc-members-win-awards-at-n4c-convention Several members of the Sioux City Camera Club received awards at this years North Central Camera Club Council (N4C) Convention held in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The award winners are:

Mike Greiner - 1st Place Nature Print - "White Breasted Nuthatch"

Mike Greiner - 2nd Place Nature Print - "Black-eyed Junco"

Mike Greiner - H.M. - B&W Pictorial Print - "Mud Man V"

Mike Greiner - H.M. - B&W Pictorial Print - "Pontiac"

Mike Walsh - 3rd Place Panorama Print - "Wallowa Mountain #2"

Doug Conrad - H.M. Creative Print - "Abstract Dance"

Doug Conrad - 1st Place Website

Carl Hardy - 2nd Place Newsletter

Congratulations to all the winners.   

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/10/sccc-members-win-awards-at-n4c-convention Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:20:01 GMT
2018 PINNACLE BANK CALENDAR FEATURES SCCC MEMBERS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/10/2018-pinnacle-bank-calendar-features-sccc-members The 2018 Pinnacle Bank Calendar features three Sioux City Camera Club photographers. 

Jennifer Solma's "Pretty in Pink" is featured on the cover and in the month of September, and her "Snowy Day" photograph appears in the month of January.

"Sand Pit Pond" by Carol Blair is showcased in March, and Doug Conrad's "Hazy Morning Reflection" highlights the month of November.

Congratulations to these three photographers. 

   

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/10/2018-pinnacle-bank-calendar-features-sccc-members Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:03:17 GMT
SCCC SEPTEMBER COMPETITION RESULTS POSTED https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/10/sccc-september-competition-results-posted Here are the results for the Sioux City Camera Club's September competition.  Check out this link to the full gallery: http://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/p98229965 

Digital Color

1st Ron Nicolls "Ebb and Flow"

2nd Randy Williams "Mud Lake Reflections"

3rd Gary Gilbert "Light Painting"

4th Douglas Conrad "Beach Sunrise"

HM Gary Gilbert "Bumble Bee"

HM Paula Warp "Yellowstone River"

HM Michael Greiner "Gobble Gobble"

Digital Black and White

1st Michael Greiner "At Rest"

2nd Gary Gilbert "1920 Light Fixtures

3rd Douglas Conrad "Diamond T"

4th Douglas Conrad "Black Oak Arkansas"

HM Douglas Conrad "Midnignt Reflections"

HM Carol Blair "Osprey Catch"

HM Randy Williams "Island in the Stream"

Color Prints

1st Jerry Weiershauser "Barn Owl"

2nd Kevin Smith "Fall Colors"

3rd Carol Blair "Butterfly Heaven"

4th Michael Greiner "Jay"

HM Carol Blair "Giant Swallowtail on Thistle"

Black and White Prints

1st Michael Greiner "Sr. Comes"

2nd Steve Paulson "Old Time Barber Chair"

3rd Michael Greiner "Roxis"

HM Michael Greiner "F12"

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/10/sccc-september-competition-results-posted Mon, 09 Oct 2017 05:26:09 GMT
ART CENTER EXHIBIT 2017 https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/9/art-center-exhibit-2017 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.  The works can be submitted to Todd Behrens at tbehrens@sioux-city.org

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. 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/9/art-center-exhibit-2017 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:56:00 GMT
SIOUX CITY CAMERA CLUB SUMMER PICNIC https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/8/sioux-city-camera-club-summer-picnic   Last Years Summer Picnic Shelter #1 at Bacon Creek Park will be the location for the Sioux City Camera Club's Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 13th from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This shelter is the first one after you enter the park.  Carl Hardy, once again, stepped up to organize this event and the site was recommended by Bucky Crabb.  The Camera Club will furnish the chicken, pop and water.  The rest will be 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.  Please email Carl Hardy at torchenterprises@cableone.net no later than Friday, August 10th with your number attending so he can order enough chicken.  

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/8/sioux-city-camera-club-summer-picnic Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:35:41 GMT
Old West Music Video By Tom Schoening https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/7/old-west-music-video-by-tom-schoening Tom Schoening's old west music video, "Outlaw Trail", is now on YouTube.  This was Tom's entry in the 2017 Siouxland Film Festival. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7iORLG6Uag

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/7/old-west-music-video-by-tom-schoening Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:51:02 GMT
DOUG CONRAD'S "COFFEE TO GO" GETS CURATOR'S CHOICE AWARD https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/3/doug-conrads-coffee-to-go-gets-curator-s-choice-award 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. 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/3/doug-conrads-coffee-to-go-gets-curator-s-choice-award Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:52:27 GMT
NEW LOCATION FOR N4C IOWA CAMP-IN MINI CONVENTION https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/2/new-location-for-n4c-iowa-camp-in-mini-convention 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.   

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/2/new-location-for-n4c-iowa-camp-in-mini-convention Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:03:01 GMT
HARVARD OFFERING FREE 12 MODULE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/1/harvard-offering-free-12-module-digital-photography-course Want to learn photography from Harvard then check this out https://petapixel.com/2017/01/14/take-harvards-free-online-12-module-digital-photo-course/

You can sign up for free here https://alison.com/courses/Digital-Photography

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Harvard classes courses free photography https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2017/1/harvard-offering-free-12-module-digital-photography-course Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:35:26 GMT
CAMERA CLUB TO EXHIBIT AT LEWIS AND CLARK CENTER https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/12/camera-club-to-exhibit-at-lewis-and-clark-center 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.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/12/camera-club-to-exhibit-at-lewis-and-clark-center Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:01:44 GMT
BOB GILLESPIE TO EXHIBIT AT SIOUX CITY ART CENTER https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/11/bob-gillespie-to-exhibit-at-sioux-city-art-center 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.

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Art Bob Camera Center City Club Gillespie Sioux https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/11/bob-gillespie-to-exhibit-at-sioux-city-art-center Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:37:11 GMT
KINGSBURY'S RECEIVE "LIFETIME DEDICATION AWARD" https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/kingsburys-receive-lifetime-dedication-award www.familyheritagephotography.com 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.

Fate decided that their paths should cross in the Spring of 1955, these three men sat on the front porch of the Kingsbury home in Ponca Nebraska where their vision gave birth to the North Central Council of Camera Clubs. From their idea that evening a tentative organization, created May 30, 1955, combined members of seven Camera Clubs located in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota. and South Dakota.
 
Summer, Fall, and Winter Seasons were spent in organizational creation of many of the services still available from the "N-4-C", as the infant was nicknamed. Meeting at the Joslyn Memorial Art Museum in Omaha, January 22, 1956, resulted in adopting a Constitution, and in electing the temporary officers to their permanent positions.
 
The First Convention, held in Sioux City, lowa, with Francis A. Kingsbury as General Chairman gave the 123 delegates from the 20 member Clubs such excellent programs that it is difficult to uphold tradition in the subsequent Conventions, The now famous "N 4 C, “Where Names become Faces and Faces become Friends"  was originated during this gathering by Francis Kingsbury. The original officers were re-elected to complete their assignment to build an active and lasting N-4 C.
 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Camera City Club Convention Dedication Fargo Francis Kingsbury Lifetime N4C ND Sioux Vernice https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/kingsburys-receive-lifetime-dedication-award Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:10:04 GMT
SIOUX CITY CAMERA CLUB WINS 8 AWARDS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/sioux-city-camera-club-wins-8-awards 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
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) B&W Camera Carrl City Club Color Conrad Convention Doug Griener Hardy Mike N4C Newsletter Pictorial Prints Sioux Travel Walsh Website https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/sioux-city-camera-club-wins-8-awards Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:33:02 GMT
Commerce Connection Artists Holiday Open House https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/commerce-connection-artists-holiday-open-house 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.
 

 
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/commerce-connection-artists-holiday-open-house Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:31:36 GMT
GHOST WALK THROUGH LOGAN PARK CEMETERY https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/gohst-walk-through-logan-park-cemetery
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/gohst-walk-through-logan-park-cemetery Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:31:45 GMT
Nebraska Territorial Rangers Photo Shoot https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/nebraska-territorial-rangers-photo-shoot 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.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/10/nebraska-territorial-rangers-photo-shoot Wed, 05 Oct 2016 20:21:15 GMT
SCCC ART CENTER EXHIBIT SET FOR SEPT 24 - NOV 27 https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/8/sccc-art-center-exhibit-set-for-sept-24---nov-27 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 barbara-anne.huculak@witcc.edu 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/

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Art Center Exhibit SCCC Sioux City Art Center Sioux City Camera Club Street Photography Street Stories https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/8/sccc-art-center-exhibit-set-for-sept-24---nov-27 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:45:03 GMT
TURIN PRAIRIE DEDICATION https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/8/turin-prairie-dedication 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! 
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) INHF Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Loess Hills Monona County R.T. Reese Homestead Turin hike naturalists prairie https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/8/turin-prairie-dedication Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:32:35 GMT
HOW TO SHOOT THE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/8/how-to-shoot-the-perseids-meteor-shower 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! 
 

Read More....http://bpsop.com/how-to-shoot-the-perseids-meteor-shower/
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/8/how-to-shoot-the-perseids-meteor-shower Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:57:52 GMT
FREE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER WORKSHOP AUG 12TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/8/free-perseids-meteor-shower-workshop-aug-12th Don Poggensee / Wind River Images will be teaching a free photo workshop at the old Battle Center Church located on 190th Street and Carriage Ave in Northwest Ida County, Iowa.  The workshop will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 12th.

The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak the nights of the 12th and 13th this year which may produce about 200 meteors per hour those nights.  The Milky Way should also be visible overhead so in addition to photographing meteors you will also be taught how to photograph the Milky Way.

In addition to your camera, you will need a tripod with cable release and a small flashlight to work your controls.

From the town of Holstein, Iowa it is about 2 to 3 miles west on Hwy 20, then south on Carriage Ave until you come to the church.  For more information you can contact Don at donpog@netllc.net.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/8/free-perseids-meteor-shower-workshop-aug-12th Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:42:35 GMT
SUMMER PICNIC SET FOR PAMMEL VALLEY SHELTER https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/7/summer-picnic-set-for-pammel-valley-shelter Pammel Valley Shelter in Stone Park will be the location for the Sioux City Camera Club's Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 21st from 4 pm to 7 pm.  "We have used this shelter before and it is close to a small lake and has a lot of good photo opportunities," said Carl Hardy who set up the picnic.
 

Please email Carl Hardy at torchenterprises@cableone.net no later than August 12th with the number attending so we can order the meat.  Pop and water will also be provided.  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 families are invited.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/7/summer-picnic-set-for-pammel-valley-shelter Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:32:29 GMT
BRIAR CLIFF REVIEW ACCEPTS THE WORKS OF 4 SCCC MEMBERS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/briar-cliff-review-accepts-the-works-of-4-sccc-members Bob Gillespie, Jack Bristow, Mike Walsh and Randy Williams of the Sioux City Camera Club entered prints that have been accepted for publication in the Briar Cliff Review magazine.  The photographs are exhibited at the Sioux City Art Center and will be on display from April 21st through July 3rd.
 

Founded in 1989, The Briar Cliff Review is an eclectic literary and art magazine.  It's a full-size format that is elegantly simple in design and provides an aesthetically pleasing venue for the work of it's contributors. It's editors are committed to nurturing writers and artists and fostering the best of both emerging and established writers and artists.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/briar-cliff-review-accepts-the-works-of-4-sccc-members Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:45:53 GMT
LOESS HILLS PRAIRIE SEMINAR https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/loess-hills-prairie-seminar Loess Hills Prairie Seminar Introduction

The 2016 Loess Hills Prairie Seminar

June 3 (evening) to June 5 (noon)

Fascinations of the Loess Hills

Celebrating Forty Years of Nature in Western Iowa

The Loess Hills Prairie Seminar, sponsored annually by the Northwest Area Education

Agency, is in its 40th year. It brings together dozens of facilitators and hundreds of

participants of all ages, with diverse interests that relate to natural and cultural history, the

Loess Hills, and prairie. Many field sessions teach about plants, insects, and birds, some

explore nature writing or photography, several offer information about prairie management

and ecology, others feature Native American stories and rituals, and there are many more

topics explored.

The public is invited to attend any session or program of interest. There is no registration fee

and pre-registration is necessary only for those ordering meals.
 

The entire program, and the optional registration form can be found on the NWAEA website at: http://www.nwaea.k12.ia.us/en/educators/loess_hills_prairie_seminar/.
 

If more information is needed, contact Penni Kistner at pkistner@nwaea.org or 712-222-6083.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/loess-hills-prairie-seminar Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:45:49 GMT
"SIOUXLAND A VISUAL JOURNEY" BY MICHAEL P. GREINER https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/-siouxland-a-visual-journey-by-michael-p-greiner Vangarde Arts of Sioux City will be exhibiting some Original Fine Art and Nature Prints by local Photographer and Sioux City Camera Club member, Michael P. Greiner.  A devout wildlife and nature photographer, Mike spends many hours capturing the diversity of our Siouxland landscape and wildlife.  The exhibit opens Friday, May 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and runs through Friday, May 27th.  Vangarde Arts is located at 420 Jackson Street in downtown Sioux City, Iowa. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. http://www.vangardearts.com/2yi58pt5z5rtimoi8xgz5myn2z02e6   
 

  
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Arts Greiner Michael Vangarde https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/-siouxland-a-visual-journey-by-michael-p-greiner Sun, 17 Apr 2016 05:25:00 GMT
SCCC 2016 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR MAY 12TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/sccc-2016-annual-awards-banquet-set-for-may-12th The Sioux City Camera Club's Annual Awards Banquet has been set for Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church.  The event will start with an evening meal at 6:00 p.m.  The cost will be $12.00 per person.  A sign up sheet will be available as the event draws near.  Awards will be presented for best print and best digital image in both color and black and white and also photographer of the year.
 

This years guest speaker will be artist and photographer Pat James from Boyd County Nebraska.  Pat has developed a technique using photographs to create layered digital images that she calls photoconstructions. You can learn more about her on her website at http://patjamesart.com/.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Awards James Pat banquet photoconstructions https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/sccc-2016-annual-awards-banquet-set-for-may-12th Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:47:00 GMT
GOOGLE'S $150 NIK COLLECTION IS NOW FREE https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/googles-150-nik-collection-is-now-free Nik Collection of Photoshop Plug-ins (7) is now FREE. This is really a "Must Have" particularly now that it is free. Look at this video introduction (https://y...outu.be/gikVjBnpTRQ) and you will see what this software can do for you. The download link for the entire collection is
https://www.google.com/nikcollection/ Click the Blue Button at the top for Windows or Mac.

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Collection NIK Photoshop Plug Software in https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/4/googles-150-nik-collection-is-now-free Sat, 02 Apr 2016 04:22:22 GMT
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT N4C SPRINGBROOK https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/3/what-you-should-know-about-n4c-springbrook Springbrook is one of the two weekends each year that N4C members from all camera clubs meet together.  It is named after Iowa's "Springbrook State Park", which is a centralized location west of Des Moines.  After attending for the first time, why do members keep coming back?  Just ask them and look at the schedule.
 

All About Photography - Bring your camera, tripod, and notepad.  Spring brook is totally about photography and making friends with others passionate about photography.  There are educational programs, member's slide shows, workshops, equipment demonstrations, hiking, meals and much more.
 

Super Economical - By sleeping in the park's dorm lodging, the total cost is $108 for two nights lodging, five meals and registration for all the events.  What a deal!  The cost will be reduced to $93 per person if you choose other lodging.
 

What to Expect - It is a casual and friendly time to make friends and talk about club ideas, travel locations, equipment or just hang out, relax, and soak up what is offered.
 

Comfortable Facilities - The Education and Conference Center is a small campus like facility operated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  There is a conference center building with a large screen, projector, sound system, and tables for the programs and workshops.  The dining hall is close and meals are served cafeteria style with snacks and drinks provided at breaks.  There are separate men's and women's lodges.  Each lodge has 4 large sleeping rooms each accommodating about 8 twin-size beds.  Bedding and towels are provided and there are showers in the bathrooms.  All buildings are handicap accessible.
 

Park Environment - The state park is densely forested in an area of rolling hills.  There are many hiking paths and ponds.  Deer and birds are common.  Usually the early spring flowers are beginning to bloom and mushrooms can be found by those with good eyes.  Search the internet and you'll find more information and brochures about the park. 
 

Dates - This years dates are April 22, 23, & 24, 2016.  The deadline for registration must be received by April 13, 2016.  An application for registration is available here: http://www.n4c.us/SpringbrookRegistration2016.pdf  For program details go here: http://www.n4c.us/SpringbrookProgram2016_1.pdf
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Camp Convention Mini N4C Springbrook https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/3/what-you-should-know-about-n4c-springbrook Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:28:35 GMT
SOFT PROOFING EXPLAINED https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/3/soft-proofing-explained I found a good article from Red River Paper on Soft Proofing your images. For those of you that print your own images it's a good idea to soft proof before you actually print. This is easily done in both Photoshop and Lightroom. Read on....
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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/3/soft-proofing-explained Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:51:16 GMT
Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs Spring Break 2016 https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/twin-cities-area-council-of-camera-clubs-spring-break-2016 All members of N4C are invited to attend "Spring Break", a two day social and learning opportunity put on by the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs.  This will be the 31st year and will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th at Mounds View High School, 1900 Lake Valentine Road, Arden Hills, Minnesota (a suburb of St. Paul).  The two day event includes speakers, lunch on Saturday, raptors from the University of Minnesota, and two world-renowned speakers, Jeff Morgan and Ian Plant.  The cost is only $65.00.  You must pre-register.  No registrations at the door.  For more information and a registration link click here: http://www.cameracouncil.org/
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/twin-cities-area-council-of-camera-clubs-spring-break-2016 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:15:57 GMT
DOCUMENTING THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/documenting-the-galapagos-islands Documenting the Galapagos: A Science-Based Visual Journey, 2:00 p.m., February 28, 2016, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Take an armchair journey to the Galapagos Islands, the birthplace of Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection! Carlyn Iverson, shares images and anecdotes from her time on-board a living National Geographic scientific research expedition ship. During the 2 months of the expedition, Carlyn captured over 10,000 images of the extraordinary life of the flora and fauna that are found on these exotic islands…both terrestrial and aquatic. Sponsored by the Woodbury County Conservation Foundation.
 

Woodbury County Conservation Foundation’s annual meeting is just prior to this program at 1:30 p.m.

Free & open to all!
 

For other Nature Center Activities click here http://woodburyparks.org/dorothy-pecaut-nature-center/
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/documenting-the-galapagos-islands Thu, 25 Feb 2016 20:24:00 GMT
SAM STUKEL TO TALK ABOUT FOCUS STAKING https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/sam-stukel-to-talk-about-focus-staking Sam Stukel of Yankton, SD will be the Sioux City Camera Club's guest speaker at our April 14, 2016 program.  Sam Stukel, a fisheries biologist from Yankton, South Dakota, spent a whole year photographing the Missouri River and shared his "Missouri River Imagery" with our club at last years awards program.  Sam will be back again, but this time he will be explaining his focus staking technique in keeping your landscape imagery in sharp focus from foreground to background. 
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Camera City Club Sam Sioux Stukel focus staking https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/sam-stukel-to-talk-about-focus-staking Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:11:47 GMT
DRONE ZONE VIDEO TO PREMIERE DURING SIOUXLAND FILM FESTIVAL https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/drone-zone-video-to-premiere-during-siouxland-film-festival The Sioux City Camera Club's "Drone Zone" documentary video starring Larry Crabb will premiere during the Siouxland Film Festival on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 P.M. at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  Everyone please attend and vote for our film so we can make the finals Saturday night, February 27th at the Orpheum. 
 

Click here http://siouxlandfilmfestival.org/ for a list of films to be shown and to learn more about this annual event.     
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Camera City Club Drone Festival Film Sioux Siouxland https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/drone-zone-video-to-premiere-during-siouxland-film-festival Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:41:49 GMT
BLUE ZONES GROUP PROMOTES WINTER INDOOR WALKING https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/blue-zones-group-promotes-winter-indoor-walking Camera Club Members are invited to get some exercise this winter without slipping and sliding on the snow.  Walks begin each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Ho Chunk Center Atrium. Take a stroll of the Downtown Skywalk each Thursdays – you are downtown anyway for the camera club meetings on alternate Thursdays!  See the news release below for additional walking options during the cold winter months:
 

Blue Zones group promotes winter indoor walking
 

While the snow is deep outside, the Sioux City Blue Zones Committee is challenging the public to participate in our Indoor Winter Walking Challenge. Sioux City is fortunate to have four locations where walkers can really stretch out their legs through long warm hallways, despite frigid outdoor temperatures.

“The Blue Zones Committee is encouraging residents to make healthy choices and participate in our wellness activities, which the committee is planning for 2016,” said Committee Member Tom Schoening. “During the winter, we suggest four FREE indoor winter walking locations.” They are:

Unitypoint Health­ - St. Luke’s tunnels – The weekly “Walk with a Doc” begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. A physician leads each stroll and chats with participants about medical questions. The event is cosponsored by the Siouxland Community Health Center. The starting point is the St. Luke’s Atrium.

Skywalk – Downtown workers and the public are invited to stroll as a group through the Skywalk at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday. The starting point for the walk is the Ho Chunk Center atrium, starting Feb. 18.

WITCC – The maze of hallways at Western Iowa Tech Community College provides another place to wander this winter. WITCC is open to walking groups on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon.

The Mall – The fourth location is the popular Southern Hills Mall, where walkers are welcome. The mall offers unobstructed walking from 7-10 a.m. each morning Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m.-noon on Sundays. The mall closes for shopping and walking at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 9 p.m. the rest of the week.

 To find out about upcoming Blue Zones Project events and ways to live longer and better, visit the Sioux City Blue Zones Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/SiouxCityBlueZonesProject

or this website www.bluezonesproject.com
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Blue Zone downtown excersize skywalk walking https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/blue-zones-group-promotes-winter-indoor-walking Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:44:51 GMT
YEAR ON THE MISSOURI RIVER https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/year-on-the-missouri-river SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “A Year on the Missouri,” an illustrated presentation by Yankton, S.D., fisheries biologist and outdoors photographer Sam Stukel, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Admission will be free.  For more information visit www.siouxcitylcic.com or call 712-224-5242. Find the Center on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sclandc
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) Betty Center Clark Encounter Interpretive Lewis Missouri River Sam Strong Stukel and https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/2/year-on-the-missouri-river Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:15:00 GMT
FOCUS ON SIOUXLAND https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/1/focus-on-siouxland CameraClubExhibitNRCameraClubExhibitNRCameraClubExhibitNR Click on flyer for a printable PDF
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/1/focus-on-siouxland Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:05:49 GMT
NEBRASKA CRANE FESTIVAL KEARNEY, NEBRASKA https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/1/nebraska-crane-festival-kearney-nebraska Welcome! We are already anticipating with great excitement the internationally celebrated migration of 500,000 Sandhill Cranes through central Nebraska. Thousands of people from all over the world come to witness this amazing, life-changing wildlife event. We hope this year you will choose to be part of this experience by registering for Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival, to be held March 17-20, 2016, in Kearney, Neb.  http://nebraskacranefestival.org/
 


 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2016/1/nebraska-crane-festival-kearney-nebraska Sat, 09 Jan 2016 05:14:40 GMT
SIOUX CITY BLUE ZONES PROJECT JANUARY 2ND https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/12/sioux-city-blue-zones-project "On Saturday, January 2, start off the new year right with the “Blue Zones Walking Tour: Historic Sioux City from the Skywalk” departing from the Sioux City Public Museum lobby at 10 a.m. The 45-minute tour will keep a steady pace to help participants burn off some holiday calories as they learn more about downtown architecture and history from inside the comfort of the skywalk. Co-sponsored by Sioux City Blue Zones, the tour will be led by Tom Munson, the Museum’s archival records clerk."
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/12/sioux-city-blue-zones-project Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:43:17 GMT
DEADLINE NEAR FOR LEWIS AND CLARK INTERPRETIVE CENTER EXHIBIT https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/12/deadline-near-for-lewis-and-clark-interpretive-center-exhibit For those that are planning to exhibit at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center I have attached an information form that must be completed and submitted with your photograph.  All photographs must be delivered to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center no later that December 31st.  The exhibit will be hung during the first full week of January and open January 10, 2016 with a program presented by the Camera Club on January 17, 2016.
 

The exhibit will run from January 10th through March 26, 2016.  The theme for this years exhibit is "Focus on Siouxland"  Size, framing and mats will be the same as the Sioux City Art Center rules (frames to be black metal no larger than 16 x 20, white mats, and wire hanger when hung 2" from top of frame).
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/12/deadline-near-for-lewis-and-clark-interpretive-center-exhibit Fri, 18 Dec 2015 21:28:42 GMT
2016 N4C SPRINGBROOK MINI CONVENTION SET FOR APRIL 22-24 https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/12/springbrook-mini-convention-april-24-26-2015 Each spring N4C holds a mini-convention held at Springbrook State Park near Guthrie Center, Iowa.  It begins on Friday afternoon and concludes following Sunday lunch.  Excellent programs & workshops are scheduled, interspersed with N4C business meetings and wonderful food.  Cost is minimal.  It is a good place to become better acquainted with other photographers from the N4C region in a beautiful natural setting.  See the N4C website for details and registration http://www.n4c.us/meetings.htm.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/12/springbrook-mini-convention-april-24-26-2015 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:45:00 GMT
FESTIVAL OF TREES WALK https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/11/festival-of-trees-walk Get in the holiday spirit and get some exercise prior to the Festival of Trees Auction. The Blue Zones Committee will be offering a Festival of Trees Walk at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, starting at the Ho Chunk Center atrium. We will stroll through the downtown Skywalk and gaze at the scores of beautifully-decorated Christmas trees and wreaths following the walk. Healthy holiday snacks will be available at the Sweetwater Café in the Ho Chunk Center.
 

Then walk the skywalk over to the bus station at across the street to the 7 p.m. camera club meeting!
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/11/festival-of-trees-walk Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:32:32 GMT
VIETNAM: SERVICE WITH HONOR PHOTO EXHIBIT https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/11/vietnam-service-with-honor-photo-exhibit 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8
Vietnam vets exhibit to open at Betty Strong Encounter Center
 

“Vietnam: Service With Honor,” a photo exhibit honoring veterans of a conflict that deeply divided our nation, will open at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center in partnership with The Sioux City Journal. Admission will be free.

The exhibit, and opening program by Journal feature writer Tim Gallagher, will be the culmination of The Journal’s 50-part series “Vietnam: Service With Honor,” produced by Journal newsroom staff.

Forty to 50 years after they resumed their lives at home, Siouxland Vietnam veterans shared vivid details and deep feelings of an extraordinary time in their lives and the war’s transforming impact.

The stories and images are running in The Journal through Nov. 8. The Encounter Center’s exhibit will extend the series’ reach to visitors from throughout the country and abroad. It will run through January 2016.

 “The Vietnam conflict, which aimed to stop the spread of communism, divided the U.S. domestically like no other fight since the Civil War,” says Gallagher who wrote a number of veterans’ stories. “The first U.S. combat units arrived in Vietnam on March 8, 1965. However, military efforts were taking shape at least a decade earlier.”

 “Vietnam: Service With Honor” comprises portraits by Journal photographers Tim Hynds, Justin Wan and Jim Lee. Exhibit text is drawn from stories by Journal staff writers: Tim Gallagher, Nick Hytrek, Brett Hayworth, Dolly A. Butz, Earl Horlyk, Ally Karsyn, Mike Bell, Greg Forbes, Jordan Gonzalez, Kirby Kaufman and Michelle Kuester.

Gallagher’s program will explore stories and images in the Vietnam series, and their impact on readers. The series has evoked an “overwhelming response” from readers, says Editor in Chief Bruce R. Miller.

 “Daily, reporters and editors have been hearing from readers who have been moved by the stories told by the soldiers who served during those tumultuous days. They look forward to reading each day’s installment. They love the depth of feelings that are displayed,” says Miller.

Thanks to The Journal’s website, readers also can hear the vets tell their stories: www.siouxcityjournal.com
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/11/vietnam-service-with-honor-photo-exhibit Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:56:05 GMT
SIERRA CLUB CHILI FEED & AUCTION https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/10/sierra-club-chili-feed-auction
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/10/sierra-club-chili-feed-auction Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:19:20 GMT
THE COMMERCE CONNECTION HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/10/the-commerce-connection-holiday-open-house
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/10/the-commerce-connection-holiday-open-house Thu, 22 Oct 2015 03:56:03 GMT
NATURE CENTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/10/nature-center-20th-anniversary Mark your calendar for the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Centers 20th Anniversary, Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Come out and join us during this open house to celebrate 20 years of nature programs and conservation success.  We will have pumpkin decorating, a Nature Playscape scavenger hunt, face painting, feather painting demonstration, campfire cooking, live music, refreshments and door prizes.  Kay Neumann from Saving Our Avian Resources (S.O.A.R.) will be here with some live birds of prey.  At the end of the day she will release a rehabilitated bird back into the wild.  Free!
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/10/nature-center-20th-anniversary Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:15:54 GMT
HANOVER HISTORIC VILLAGE PRIVATE TOUR https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/9/hanover-historic-village-private-tour The Hanover Historic Village private tour has been set for Sunday, October 11th at 1:00 pm.  Cost is $7.00 per person to cover the pie alamode and a beverage that is being served.  Hanover Historical Village is located 8 miles southwest of Alta, Iowa, at the corner of M27 and C65.  Visit there website at http://www.aureliaia.com/Hanover_Historical_Village.htm.  Final details will be forthcoming once we decide on a place to meet where we can car pool from.  Anyone interested in going please contact Doug Conrad at president@siouxcitycameraclub.org.
 


 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/9/hanover-historic-village-private-tour Tue, 08 Sep 2015 01:07:53 GMT
INVITATION FOR MEMBERS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/8/invitation-for-members The Sioux City Camera Club has been invited to the Professional Photographers of Iowa upcoming event called "Elevate". It's open to all photographers looking for inspiration, motivation and skill improvement. The event is just $29 and will be held October 25-26 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. You can get all the details and buy tickets at www.ppiowa.com/elevate.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/8/invitation-for-members Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:53:10 GMT
10TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY DAY AT LIVING HISTORY FARMS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/7/10th-annual-photography-day-at-living-history-farms Enjoy a day of photography workshops in Iowa’s largest outdoor classroom Saturday, September 19th! Photography experts will be on hand to offer classes and will be out in the field to help you perfect your photography technique. Amateurs as well as professionals are encouraged to attend.
 

Capture stunning images of our scenic gardens, grounds and buildings, and catch the action at a historic baseball game at 1:30pm. All workshops are included with admission price to Living History Farms.
 

For class schedules and all of the event information go to the Living History Farms website at http://www.lhf.org/en/programs__events/photography_day/
 


 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/7/10th-annual-photography-day-at-living-history-farms Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:22:00 GMT
INTRODUCTION TO QUADCOPTERS/DRONES https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/7/introduction-to-quadcopters/drones If anyone is interested in Quadcopter or Drone Photography (which is the new photography/videography craze) then you won’t want to miss this.  Our very own Larry Crabb will be at the Betty Strong Encounter Center this Sunday to demonstrate what this craze is all about.  See the ad below for all the details.
 

 
 


 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/7/introduction-to-quadcopters/drones Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:02:52 GMT
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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/6/bison-day-saturday-july-11th Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:36:23 GMT
SIOUX CITY CAMERA CLUB PICNIC SET FOR AUGUST 9TH https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/6/sioux-city-camera-club-picnic-set-for-august-9th WHEN: Sunday, August 9, 2015

WHERE: Fran and Vernice Kingsbury’s Home, 404 East St., Ponca, NE 

PHOTO OP…Ponca State Park

 

If you have never been to the park, or if you haven’t been recently, you are in for an enjoyable experience! It is beautiful, scenic and well cared for.  The National Missouri River Resource Center is worth your trip and the 14 new Lodges that are being built bring the total to 31 lovely modern and beautiful places to stay. They are worth seeing even from the outside. Fishing is also good in the small lake among the Lodges.

 

We will eat at 5:00 in the Kingsbury’s backyard.   If it is raining or real hot, we will eat in the house.  The camera club will furnish chicken and last names starting A to J are to bring salads or appetizers and the rest should bring potatoes, vegies or desserts. Lemonade and coffee will also be furnished.  Do come early to go to the Park (entry fee is $5 per carload so come to the Kingbury’s first and double up with other camera club members) or just come to visit with your camera club friends.

 

To get to Fran and Vernice’s home in Ponca (404 East ST.), take Hwy 20 west out of Sioux City then turn North on Hwy 12. When you see the sign to turn into Ponca just go straight North to a dead end (the Library) then turn right and go East 2 blocks to East St and make a left.  Go about a block and a half (you will go past the Funeral Home).  Their house is green with lots of steps up to it. To go to the backyard where there are less steps, turn right and go East at the Funeral Home then turn left at the first road. The long driveway takes you up to their house. You can park in the lower yard (they call it the field) if the upper half is full. 

         
 

Hope you all can come.  Please let me know via email so we can have enough tables, chairs and chicken! 
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/6/sioux-city-camera-club-picnic-set-for-august-9th Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:03:06 GMT
WALKING TOUR OF GARDENS https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/6/walking-tour-of-gardens   Walking Tour of Gardens 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015  The Blue Zones Committee will offer a walking event that will stroll through the annual Tour of Gardens, a Quota Club fundraiser. The starting point will be the Grandview Park water tower parking lot. The walk will include viewing the manicured gardens at homes in the Heights Area, snapping photos and ambling through scenic locations in the Grandview Park area until around noon.  The Quota Club will offer a money-saving "earlybird" $20 admission sticker to Camera Club walkers who preregister – send me your e-mail reservation pb@pbtruck.com
 

 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/6/walking-tour-of-gardens Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:09:15 GMT
SIOUX CITY CAMERA CLUB AWARDS BANQUET https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/5/sioux-city-camera-club-awards-banquet The Sioux City Camera Club recently held it's annual Awards Banquet at First Presbyterian Church in Sioux City.  Guest speaker, Sam Stukel, a fisheries biologist from Yankton, South Dakota, spent a whole year photographing the Missouri River and shared his "Missouri River Imagery" program with our club.  To see some of Sam's work go to his Facebook page at Missouri River Imagery https://www.facebook.com/missouririverimagery?fref=ts 
 

Annual Awards were given for Best Digital Images of the Year, Best Prints of the Year and Photographer of the year. Click on the link to view the video to see who won http://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/f912333410
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/5/sioux-city-camera-club-awards-banquet Wed, 20 May 2015 02:08:45 GMT
PHOTOGRAPHY DAY AT THE MUSEUM https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/5/photography-day-at-the-museum The Sioux City Camera Club demonstrated modern photography tips and tricks during a community outreach at the Sioux City Public Museum on April 12, 2015.  Demonstrations included water-drop photography, special effects photo software, historical portraits, glass and flower photography. A documentary of this event was filmed with a Nikon camera by a fellow club member Tom Schoening.  Click on the following link to view the documentary:
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI2LiNrW3eo
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/5/photography-day-at-the-museum Tue, 19 May 2015 15:47:33 GMT
SCCC ART CENTER RECEPTION SATURDAY, MAY 23RD https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/5/sccc-art-center-exhibit-may-16-to-july-12   This year’s SCCC Art Center exhibit dates are May 16th thru July 12th with a reception on Saturday, May 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  There will be a Gallery Talk at 6:00 pm.  The reception will be held in conjunction with three other artists...Michelle Bablitz, Justin Fondrie and Nicholas Hruby.  This years theme is Motion and will be exhibited in the Gardner Room.
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/5/sccc-art-center-exhibit-may-16-to-july-12 Thu, 14 May 2015 05:24:00 GMT
SUMMER 2015 ALASKAN PHOTO TOUR https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/2/summer-2015-alaskan-photo-tour If anyone is thinking about going on an Alaska cruise this year this may be an opportunity you've been waiting for.  Dave McNeill, Owner/Operator of f-Stop & Go Travel from Phoenix, AZ is putting together a group tour to Alaska specifically for his local photography clubs but is extending the offer to other clubs as well.  This 7 day cruise is designed specifically for photographers with prices starting at $999.00 per person.  For more information you can go to his website at  http://www.fstopngotravel.com/page/20431-Summer%202015%20Alaskan%20Photo%20Tour or call him directly at 605-592-8644. 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/2/summer-2015-alaskan-photo-tour Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:33:21 GMT
DOUG CONRAD RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION IN NATIONAL PARK MEMORIES CONTEST https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/1/doug-conrad-received-honorable-mention-in-national-park-photographic-memories-contest The winners to the 2014 National Park Trips Photographic Memories Contest are in. There were 553 entries in all – lots of fantastic photos. Doug Conrad, President of the Sioux City Camera Club received an Honorable Mention in the people category.  To see Doug's winning photograph click here http://www.yellowstonepark.com/2014/09/2014-photo-contest-people/.  To see the top 3 and all winning photographs click here http://www.yellowstonepark.com/2014/09/2014-photo-contest-winners/.  Doug takes home a camera bag from Tamron for his entry. 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2015/1/doug-conrad-received-honorable-mention-in-national-park-photographic-memories-contest Tue, 13 Jan 2015 01:24:00 GMT
59TH ANNUAL N4C CONVENTION OMAHA, NEBRASKA SEPT. 17-19, 2015 https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2014/11/59th-annual-n4c-convention-omaha-nebraska-sept-17-19-2015   Each year one or more member clubs host the Annual N4C Convention usually in September or early October. This is held over a weekend; beginning Thursday or Friday and concluding Saturday evening; or by Sunday noon. In addition, field trips are planned during the day on Friday. Programs are planned to interest all photographers, whether new or experienced. Outstanding speakers from various parts of the country offer illustrated presentations on a wide variety of topics. During the convention, winning works from all monthly competitions are on display. At the Saturday evening banquet “Photographer of the Year” and the “Large and Small Clubs of the Year” Awards are announced. Individual photographers also receive their awards for their achievements in N4C during the previous year.  For detailed information and registration go to the convention website at http://focusonomaha.weebly.com/
 

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siouxcitycameraclub@gmail.com (Sioux City Camera Club) https://www.siouxcitycameraclub.com/blog/2014/11/59th-annual-n4c-convention-omaha-nebraska-sept-17-19-2015 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:55:05 GMT