April Announcements

* April 2 Meeting
* Guest Speaker - Eric Burson - Out of the Camera
* Paul talks about Panoramas for N4C
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* Fun Fotos and N4C Digitals due to Diane Darnielle
* N4C Prints due to Paul Grillo

* April 9 Meeting
     * Fun Fotos
* N4C Update
* Roundtable topics
     * Digital Contest Results
* Prints due to Jim and Barb McGraw
     * For Sale table

* April 16 Meeting
* Bring back all your 2018/19 prints to be entered in BOB
(Sept. 18 through April 19)
* Most print contests judged prior to meeting - not open to general club
* One Print Contest judged live - Advanced Color
     * Round Table Discussions - Topics: Travel, Black & White, Nature,
Street, State Fair Entries, Sports

* April 23 - Best of the Best Judging - Not open to general membership

* April 25 - Board Meeting - Pagilai’s Pizza, 6 pm meeting start
(This is a change in date)

* Volunteer Opportunities
* March of Dimes 2019 March for Babies Event.
Sat., May 4, Ankeny DMACC Campus
Event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes before Noon
Contact Jerry Goedken if you are interested

* May 21 - End of Year Club Banquet and Best of the Best Awards
* West Des Moines Marriott - $27 by cash or check; $30 online
5 pm social hour, dinner, gallery of Best of the Best

* Events
* Reiman Gardens Gallery Show - January 3 through May, 2019
* Deerfield Gallery - March 7 through May 23
* Ankeny Art Center Gallery - August 1 through September 26.
THEME: The Great Outdoors. More details to come
* Spring N4C Convention - May 3-5, Wesley Woods near Indianola.
Visit N4C.us for more information
* N4C Fall Convention hosted by DMCC - September 19-21,
Sheraton West Des Moines. Information on DMCC Website

March Announcements

* March 5 Meeting
* Guest Speaker - Chris Donahue - Sports
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* Fun Fotos and N4C Digitals due to Diane Darnielle
* N4C Prints due to Paul Grillo

* March 12 Meeting
     * Fun Fotos
     * Digital Contest Results
* Prints due to Jim and Barb McGraw
     * For Sale table

* March 19 Meeting
* Most print contests will be judged prior to the meeting
* One Print Contest judged live
     * Member Speaker - Jerry Ranch - Showing Your Work

* March 26 - Board Meeting - Pagliai’s Pizza

* Volunteer Opportunities
* March of Dimes 2019 March for Babies Event. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Ankeny DMACC Campus.
Event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes before Noon.
Contact Jerry Goedken if you are interested.

* Events
* Reiman Gardens Gallery Show - January 3 through May, 2019. No reception.
* Polk County Heritage Gallery “Captured in Des Moines”
* Deerfield Gallery - March 7 through May 23. Reception - March 14, time TBD
* Ankeny Art Center Gallery - August 1 through September 26. Details to come.

February Announcements

* February 5 Meeting - Cancelled
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* Fun Fotos and N4C Digitals due to Diane Darnielle
* N4C Prints due to Paul Grillo

* February 12 Meeting
     * Digital Contest Results
* Member Speaker - John Ryan - Focus Stacking and More!
* Prints due to Jim and Barb McGraw
     * For Sale table

* February 19 Meeting
* Print contests will be judged prior to the meeting
     * Guest Speaker - John Barclay (virtual), Discovery and the Creative Process
* Fun Fotos Photo Essay - Winter
     (* Member Speaker - Jerry Ranch - Show Your Work - MOVED TO MARCH 19!!)

* February 26 - Board Meeting

* Volunteer Opportunities
* March of Dimes 2019 March for Babies Event. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Ankeny DMACC Campus.
Event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes before Noon.
Contact Jerry Goedken if you are interested.

* Events
* Reiman Gardens Gallery Show - January 3 through March 31, 2019. No reception.
* Polk County Heritage Gallery “Captured in Des Moines” - Reception & Announcement of Winners,
Sunday, February 24, 2-4 pm.
* Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Gallery Show - February 1 through February 28. No reception.

January Announcements

* January 8 Pre-Meeting
* N4C Committee Meeting @ 5:30 pm

* January 8 Meeting
     * Guest Speaker - Roger Feldhans, Infrared Photography and Processing
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* Fun Fotos and N4C Digitals due to Diane Darnielle
* N4C Prints due to Paul Grillo

* January 15 Meeting
     * Fun Fotos Photo Essays
     * Digital Contest Results
* Prints due to Jim and Barb McGraw
     * For Sale table

* January 22 Meeting
* Print contests will be judged prior to the meeting
     * John Ryan - Focus Stacking and More

* January 29 - Board Meeting

* Volunteer Opportunities
* Pink in the Rink with the Iowa Wild - Saturday, February 9, arrive at 5 pm, start at 6 pm
Contact Jerry Goedken if you are interested.

* Events
* Eagle Photography along the Mississippi L&D14 - Saturday, February 2, 11 am-4 pm.
Car pool meet-ups TBD. Weather-permitting!
Leave DSM area by 8:30 am- return around 6:30 pm.
* Reiman Gardens Gallery Show - January 3 through March 31, 2019 - no reception is planned at this time.
* Polk County Heritage Gallery Show - Call for entries through January 9 - Des Moines theme.
* Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Gallery Show - Begins when they reopen and runs through February 28.

November/December 2018 Announcements

* November 6 Meeting
     * Kelby One Lightroom Training (Roger Feldhans rescheduled)
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* Fun Fotos and N4C Digitals due to Diane Darnielle
* N4C Prints due to Paul Grillo

* November 13 Pre-Meeting
* N4C Committee Meeting @ 5:30 pm

* November 13 Meeting
     * Fun Fotos Photo Essay
     * Digital Contest Results
* Continuation of Kelby One Lightroom Training
     * Prints due to Jim and Barb McGraw
     * For Sale table

* November 20 Meeting
* Print contests will be judged prior to the meeting
     * Roger Feldhans - Light Painting - bring camera, tripod, and remote trigger

* November 27 - Board Meeting at Pagliai’s Pizza

* December 4 Meeting
* Still Life Shoot
This is the only meeting in December and is open only to paying members
* Bring tripod, camera, and flash (there will likely be a tripod or two to borrow)

* Events
* Frame Works Exhibition - Terrarium and West of Here by Larry Mendenhall -
November 17 through December 22, Reception November 17, 4-6 pm.
5800 Merle Hay Rd.
* Polk County Heritage Gallery Exhibition - November 9 through January 19.
Reception - November 29, 5:30-8 pm

October Announcements/Schedule

Volunteer Opportunities

* March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, Wed., Oct 3, Iowa Events Center Grand Ballroom:
      This event helps fund research, education and support to prevent premature deaths
      during pregnancy.
* Contact Jerry Goedken - goedken@mchsi, or (563)219-1809 - if you want to volunteer or
   explore further

DMCC Events

* October 2 Meeting
     * Guest speaker - Ryan Morrison - Adventure Photography
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* Fun Fotos and N4C Digitals due to Diane Darnielle
* N4C Prints due to Paul Grillo
 
* October 9 Meeting
     * Fun Fotos Photo Essay
     * Digital Contest Results
     * Prints due to Jim and Barb McGraw
     * For Sale table

* October 16 Meeting
     * LIVE Print Judging - Masters Color
     * Lightroom Classroom - topic TBD
     * Foam Core Cutting and Print Mounting Workshop

* October 23 - Board Meeting
* Board meeting at Greg Punelli’s employer - Van Meter Electric

* October 30 - 5th Tuesday - No Meeting 

Recent Changes for Digital Contests - Club and N4C

    * Digital image size modified - still 1920 pixels on the long side, but members may now submit up to 750kb - an increase from 500kb.

Events

  * Madison County Fall Tour 2, Sunday, October 28, 3-7 pm. Ryan will send out the meet-up
location later. See the Facebook event on the public and the members-only pages.
  * Grand View Gallery, August 25 - October 13 "Seasons of Iowa," by DMCC members
    * Octagon Center for the Arts - Submissions were due July 6
        https://www.octagonarts.org/en/exhibits/
        Exhibit runs August 3 through November 10; Reception October 4, 5-8 p.m.

N4C 2019 Convention Committees

    * Committees will begin meeting on a monthly basis beginning Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m. Beginning in November, committees will meet at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

Fall 2018

    * Ryan Morrison - Tuesday, October 2
    * Roger Feldhans - Tuesday, November 6
    * Still Life Shoot - Tuesday, December 4

Housekeeping!

   * Rental of the Johnston Lion's Club bldg. requires us to leave it as we found it - clean and tidy
   * Please pick up any trash or water bottles before you leave
   * Push in, or put away, your chair before you leave (there should be 6 to a table)
   * If you bring any FREE items and they are still left at the end of the meeting, please dispose
       or take home them home

September Announcements

Volunteer Opportunities

* Light the Night, Sun., Sept. 30, 5-8:30 pm until after the fireworks, Principal Park:
      Light the Night's mission is to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research
      and cures.  It is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma
      Society's research.
* March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, Wed., Oct 3, Iowa Events Center Grand Ballroom:
      This event helps fund research, education and support to prevent premature deaths
      during pregnancy.
* Contact Jerry Goedken - goedken@mchsi, or (563)219-1809 - if you want to volunteer or
   explore further

DMCC Events

* September 4 Meeting
     * Welcome
     * Introduction to the Des Moines Camera Club
     * Mentor tables
* Upcoming deadlines
     * Fun Fotos due to Diane Darnielle by Sept 6, 11 pm (dldarnie@aol.com)
     * State Fair 2018 Photos Displayed or Ribboned - digital file to Diane Darnielle by
        Sept 11.
     * N4C Prints due Sept 4 to Jill or Paul
     * N4C Digitals due to Diane Darnielle by Sept 10
* September 11 Meeting
     * Guest Speaker - Don Komarechka (virtual) - Macro Photography
     * Fun Fotos Photo Essay
     * Digital Images due by 11 pm
     * NO PRINT CONTEST
* September 18 Meeting
     * Digital Results
     * State Fair Photo Essay (send exhibited images to Diane Darnielle)
     * Judging Workshop
     * State Fair Photos - members bring "Displayed" or "In" from 2018
     * N4C Convention Review
* September 25 - Board Meeting     

Changes for 2018-19 Contests

  * Novice Print Entries: Novice may enter up to 3 prints, but at least 1 HAS to be black & white
  * Novice Prints do not have to be mounted.
  * Print judging will take place ahead of the third meeting, with one contest judged LIVE during
      the meeting.  This will give us time for other presentations/workshops at the third meeting.

Events

    * Grand View Gallery, August 25 - October 13 "Seasons of Iowa," by DMCC members
       Grand View University Student Center, Reception Thursday, September 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
    * N4C Fall Convention, September 14-15, Dubuque (visit n4c.us for more information)
    * Octagon Center for the Arts - Submissions were due July 6
        https://www.octagonarts.org/en/exhibits/
        Exhibit runs August 3 through November 10; Reception October 4, 5-8 p.m.

N4C Committee Opportunities

    * We will be recruiting members to help with the planning and execution of the 2019 N4C Convention.  Des Moines Camera Club will be hosting the convention at the Sheraton West Des Moines.

Fall 2018

     * Ryan Morrison - Tuesday, October 2
    * Roger Feldhans - Tuesday, November 6
    * Still Life Shoot - Tuesday, December 4

Housekeeping!

   * Rental of the Johnston Lion's Club bldg. requires us to leave it as we found it - clean and tidy
   * Please pick up any trash or water bottles before you leave
   * Push in, or put away, your chair before you leave (there should be 6 to a table)
   * If you bring any FREE items and they are still left at the end of the meeting, please dispose
       or take home them home

May Announcements

Volunteer Opportunities

* Head for the Cure, May 20, Raccoon River Park 5K race
* Des Moines Art Festival, June 22-24
* March for Babies, May 5, 8-11 a.m., Ankeny DMACC Campus - benefits March of Dimes
* Contact Deb Shoning if you know of any volunteer opportunities

DMCC Events

* May 1 Meeting
     * Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
     * Fun Fotos due to Diane tonight - SPRING
* May 8 Meeting
     * Dwight Tomes, Photo Essays
     * Digital results
     * Fun Fotos Photo Essay
     * NO PRINT CONTEST
* May 15 NO MEETING
     * Best of the Best will be judged - this judging is not open to members
* June 5 Club Banquet
     * West Des Moines Marriott
     * $25 per person - RSVP to Penny with payment
     * Cash bar begins at 5 p.m., followed by meal
     * Ty Smedes, Guest Speaker
     * Best of the Best Awards

External Events

    * State Fair prints due - Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17
    * Grand View Gallery, August-October 2018 - THEME is "Seasons of Iowa":
       Any member may submit a digital image to be displayed
       All digital images will be printed and mounted by University Photo
       Prices - 11x14 - $28; 16x20 - $45; 20x24 - $65
       Check your email for more information - submit as soon as possible
    * N4C Fall Convention, September 14-15, Dubuque (visit n4c.us for more information)

Gallery Opportunities - Individual

    * Polk County Heritage Gallery - Call for Entries, May 1 through May 18
      http://www.polkcountyheritagegallery.org/gdmxxiii/#iowa-exhibited-xxxii
      Exhibit runs June 4 through August 3, 2018; Reception June 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    * Octagon Center for the Arts - Submissions due July 6
      https://www.octagonarts.org/en/exhibits/
      Exhibit runs August 3 through November 10; Reception October 4, 5-8 p.m.

DMCC Board Opportunities

    * We have a few board positions open for the 2018/2019 year.  If you are interested in finding out more, please let Patty know.

Fall 2018

    * First meeting - Tuesday, September 4
    * Ryan Morrison - Tuesday, October 2
    * Roger Feldhans - TBD
    * Call out for speaker recommendations

March/April Announcements

Weather Cancellations

* This is a good time to remind members to check here (under News) for meeting
   cancellations due to weather. We will also post on Facebook and send an email.

Volunteer Opportunities

* Savor Des Moines, April 14, 6-9 p.m., Historical Bldg - benefits Variety-the Children's Charity
* Contact Deb Shoning if you know of any volunteer opportunities.

DMCC Events

* March 6 Meeting
     * Eric Williamson, Photographer's Day in the Wild
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m. (Digital Theme = Nature)
* March 13 Meeting
     * Paul Grillo, Thinking & Presenting Your Photos Artistically
     * Digital Results, * Fun Fotos, * Print images due, * Gear table
* March 20 Meeting
     * Live Print Judging
* March 27 Board Meeting, 6 p.m., location TBA
* April 1
     * Fun Fotos due to Diane Darnielle (Iowa Landscape)
* April 3 Meeting
     * 
Ryan Morrison, Adventure Photography (moved to October 2)
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* April 10 Meeting
     * Larry Bever, University Photo, Printing & Mounting
     * Print images due, * Gear table
* April 17 Meeting
     * Live Print Judging
* April 24 Board Meeting, 6 p.m. location TBA

External Events

* Grandview Gallery, August 2018, Details to come

January/February Announcements

Weather Cancellations

* This is a good time to remind members to check here (under News) for meeting
   cancellations due to weather. We will also post on Facebook and send an email.

Volunteer Opportunities

* Pink in the Rink with the Wilds, February 10 - benefits Susan G. Komen
* Savor Des Moines, April 14, 6-9 p.m., Historical Building - benefits Variety
* Contact Deb Shoning if you know of any volunteer opportunities.

DMCC Events

* February 6 - Meeting - Larry Mendenhall, 90% Problem; Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* February 13 - Meeting - Paul Grillo, Panoramas; Print images due, Gear table
* February 20 - Meeting - Live Print Judging
* February 27 - Board Meeting, 6 p.m., location TBA
* March 1 - Fun Fotos images due to Diane Darnielle.  Topic - 'Red'

External Events

* ??

November / December 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

* Contact Deb Shoning if you know of any volunteer opportunities.

DMCC Events

* November 7 - Meeting - Dwight Tomes; Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* November 14 - Meeting - Cortney Kintzer; Print images due
* November 21 - Meeting - Print judging prior to meeting;Tony Sweet via Zoom @ 7 p.m.
* November 28 - Board Meeting, 6 p.m.
* December 1 - Fun Fotos images due to Diane Darnielle.  Topic - 'Fall'
* December 5 - Guest Speaker Jess Coffman - Time Lapse Photography; Fun Fotos essay
* NO CONTESTS in December; December 5 is the only meeting in December
* January Digital Theme - 'Altered Reality'

External Events

* Jan 26-Apr 7: Gallery Opportunity - Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames.  National All-Media Exhibit.  Deadline for entries - December 3, 2017 (www.octagonarts.org)
* Nov 1-Dec 31: Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest Exhibit in "Ding" Darling Gallery.  Several Club members received awards.
* Oct 16-Jan 6: Member Jerry Ranch Gallery Exhibit - "Somewhere, Across the Sea" at Grand View College Gallery.
* Nov 20-Jan 19: Polk County Heritage Gallery Exhibit.  Reception is Nov. 30, 5:00-7:00 pm.  Several members have images in this XXIV Exhibition.

September/October 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

* Keeping Promises Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 pm - Susan G. Komen
* March of Dimes Chef Auction Wed, Oct 4, (Photo volunteers needed)
* Survivor Celebration Dinner, Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 pm - Susan G. Komen
* Race for the Cure, Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 am - Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen
* Light the Night:  Saturday, Oct 21, 5:30 pm, Principal Park

DMCC Events

* Sept 26: Board meeting
* Oct 3: Willard Sharp, Storm chasing
* Oct 3: Digital entries due, N4C Prints due
* Oct 10: Digital Contest Results (Local Prints due)
* Oct 17: Print Contest
* Oct 28, 3-7 p.m.: Madison County Fall Tour (meet at Shopko in Winterset)

External Events

* Sept 21-24: N4C Convention, Rapid City, SD
* Oct 7: Bird Photography Basics (http://www.christianphoto.biz/classes--events.html)
* Oct 7: Kelby Worldwide Photowalk (www.worldwidephotowalk.com)
* Oct 16-Jan 6: Member Jerry Ranch Gallery Exhibit - Somewhere, Across the Sea at Grand View College Gallery.  Reception is October 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
* Nov. 12, 2-4 pm: Neal Smith Art Gallery Reception for Photo Contest entrants
  and winners.  Several Club members received awards.