I have been a bad photographer. I blew off my photo club meeting today. (I had too much ‘at home’ stuff that needed to get done.) But, that doesn’t mean a good photo club isn’t worth one’s time or effort. Far from it.
I belong to the Linn Area Photo Club (LAPC) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We strive to be an educational and teaching club, and we do a pretty good job of that, in my opinion. Almost every meeting has an educational aspect of some kind. We have contests, too, of course, but unlike many clubs contests are not our primary focus (no pun intended).
We also have “photo shoots”, or outings where we get together as a group and go shoot a specific place or event. In January we visited the Hawkeye Model Railroad Club in Coralville, Iowa. It was super cold out, so the indoor shoot was most welcome. The people were very friendly and accommodating, and it was a great deal of fun.
This photo is one of mine from that shoot. I spent a lot of time doing “low depth-of-field” shots like this, and I wished I still had my tilt-shift lens, but I still got some very nice shots. I hope you enjoy it.