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       Spring N4C Mini-Convention 2019


"Springbrook" is at this
new location this year

  May 3-5, 2019  Spring
Mini-Convention
Held at Wesley Woods
near Indianola, IA.
 [Registration Form]
(Friday room check-in)
A great photo shoot, hands on workshops,
and educational speakers are planned.
Photo-Op  COME EARLY
About 50 miles east, at Pella, IA is the
Tulip Festival beginning on Thursday.
[Click for Pella Tulip Festival Info]

The name of the facility is Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center. The facility is located a few miles south of Indianola, Iowa. We believe you will like our new location. The meeting room & eating area are next to each other. The meeting room has a large projection screen, a mounted projector and a new sound system. The biggest change is the sleeping facilities. 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.

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 IA-92, turn south on County R-63. There is a big church on the north side where you turn south. When the pavement ends you turn left at Nixon St.  into Wesley Woods.

There are several motels in Indianola as it is a college town. If you have questions about the facility please email us. The registration forms will be on the web site soon.
Hope you can join us.

Larry & Delores Meister

Each Spring, usually Friday, Saturday, and the last Sunday in April, a mini-convention is held near Guthrie Center, IA (For many years it was at Springbrook State Park). 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. 

63nd Annual N4C Convention in Des Moines, Iowa

 

  September 19-21, 2019
63rd Annual N4C Convention
in Des Moines Iowa
Hosted by the Des Moines Camera Club.
 [Convention Website]  [Hotel Reservations]
Theme:  Finding Your Light in Des Moines
A great photo shoot, hands on workshops,
and educational speakers.

Each year one or more member clubs host the Annual N4C Convention usually in September or early October. This is held over a weekend; sometimes beginning Thursday or Friday and concluding Saturday evening; or by Sunday noon. In addition, field trips are planned. 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.      

 

Spring Mini-Convention Past History
 

[Click HERE to Watch Video]
 Watch this video to learn more about the weekend. Here you will see more of the Springbrook State Park Conference Center facilities and N4C activities. Photos and video by Carole Kropscot at the 2012 Springbrook session. 

[Springbrook 2012 Group Photo]
[Download jpg of Group Photo]
 [Click HERE to Watch Video]

The 2012 Springbrook mini-convention was a lot of fun. Time-lapse video of the group photo and meal times by Ken Johnson. Read the comments below the YouTube video for information about how the video was made. 

                            

 [Click Sign to Watch Video]
Each Spring, usually Friday, Saturday, and the last Sunday in April, a mini-convention is held at Springbrook State Park, near Guthrie Center, IA. 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.

              

 

62nd Annual N4C Convention in Dubuque, Iowa
    September 13-15, 2018 
Hosted by the Dubuque Camera Club.
            Theme:  Blufftops & Vistions
     [Convention Website]  [Registration & Lodging] 
     [Field Trips]  [Program Schedule & Speakers] 
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61st Annual N4C Convention Rapid City, South Dakota
               September 21-24, 2017
Hosted by the Black Hills Camera Club
                  Theme "Presidents, Pixels & Pines"
                       [Convention Brochure - Flyer]

60th Annual N4C Convention Fargo, North Dakota

        September 29 - October 1, 2016 Hosted by the Fargo-Moorhead Camera Club

       [Click here for Convention Web Page & Videos]
                  [Click here for Convention Flyer]

59th Annual N4C Convention Omaha, Nebraska

        September 18-19, 2015 Hosted by the Omaha Camera Club

 [Convention Website-Click Here]  [Registration & Brochure]

 58th Annual N4C Convention Hudson, Wisconsin
          September 11-14, 2014
Hosted by: Women's Color Photo Club, Kaposia Kamera Club, and North Metro Photo Club
 [Click for Convention Details Revised 8/22]  [Registration Form]  
                         
[Invitation Video]   [Map]  [Convention Hotel]   [Hudson, WI]

57th Annual N4C Convention Creston, Iowa October 3-5, 2013
[Click here for detailed Program and Registration Form]
[Click here for Biographies of Speakers - Pages 5-7]


"Springbrook" is at a
New Location this year

  May 5-7, 2017  Spring
Mini-Convention
Held at Saint Thomas More Center
 between Guthrie Center & Panora, IA.
 [Program Schedule Updated 3/1/2017]  
[Registration Form]
[Aerial View] 
[Detailed Map]  [STMCenterWeb]
A great photo shoot, hands on workshops,
and educational speakers are planned.

Each Spring, usually Friday, Saturday, and the last Sunday in April, a mini-convention is held near Guthrie Center, IA (For many years it was at Springbrook State Park). 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.

Spring Mini-Convention 2018
Held at Saint Thomas More Center
near Panora, IA.
[Program Schedule]  [Registration Form] [Speaker & Event Highlights] 
[Aerial View] 
[Detailed Map]
  [STMCenterWeb]
Presentations & Photos: [It Only Takes a Moment by Jerry Ranch]
(D
ownload pdf and open with Adobe Reader to play the 2 videos.)

Spring Mini-Convention 20
17
Held at Saint Thomas More Center
 between Guthrie Center & Panora, IA.
 [Program Schedule Updated 3/1/2017]  
[Registration Form]
[Aerial View] 
[Detailed Map]  [STMCenterWeb]
[2017 Spring Group Photo]
[Download jpg of 2017 Group Photo]

Springbrook 2016
The Iowa DNR has informed us that the Springbrook Education Center will close for good March 13th, 2017.
The state park will stay open. A new location will be found for the 2017 Spring meeting.

[Program]   [Registration Form]  [Map]  [ParkWeb]
Springbrook 2015 
[Program]  [Registration Form]  [Map]  [ParkWeb]
[Swap and Sell] 
[Panorama Print Contest]
[Springbrook 2015 Group Photo]
[Download jpg of 2015 Group Photo]

Springbrook 2014 
 [Program]  [Registration Form]   [Map]  [ParkWeb]
[Springbrook 2014 Group Photo]
[Download jpg of 2014 Group Photo]

Springbrook 2013 
 [Registration Form]  [Program]  [Map]  [ParkWeb]
[Springbrook 2013 Group Photo]
[Download jpg of 2013 Group Photo]

Springbrook 2012 
[Registration Form]  [Program]  [Map]  [ParkWeb]
[Springbrook 2012 Group Photo]
[Download jpg of 2012 Group Photo]
[Springbrook 2012 Video]

Springbrook 2011 
[Program]  [Map]  [ParkWeb] [Registration]
[Springbrook 2011 Group Photo]
[Photo Essay Workshop - Proshow Gold Tips by Ken Johnson]   General tips, links to tutorials, practical advice
[Photo Essay Workshop - Proshow Classic Transitions - Find in v4.5 by Ken Johnson]
      
Proshow transition selection was revised in version 4.5. This gives a Palette of the original transitions and lists the names in the newer versions of Proshow.
[Photo Essay Workshop - Proshow Gold Burning a DVD by Ken Johnson]
[Photo Essay Workshop - General Tips by Lynda Richards]

Springbrook 20
10 
[Information]  [Map]  [ParkWeb]

[DIY Photo Accessories by Mark Hayes - Download Notes]

Springbrook 2009 
[Information]  [Map]  [ParkWeb]


Springbrook 2008
[Springbrook 2008 Group Photo]
[Photo Essay Workshop - Proshow Gold Tips by Ken Johnson]

Look at the fun last year at
Springbrook 2007 -- Photos:

1. Click Basil the Clown to See the
Web Gallery of 2007 Springbrook Photos
from Lynda Richards
2. Web Gallery of 2007 Photos from Curt Stoever
3. Group Photo

Each Spring, usually Friday, Saturday, and the last Sunday in April, a mini-convention is held at Springbrook State Park, near Guthrie Center, IA. 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.

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