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May 5-7, 2017  Iowa Camp-In Mini-Convention

A NEW LOCATION FOR "SPRINGBROOK"

The Iowa DNR has informed us that the Springbrook Education Center will close for good March 13th, 2017. The state park will stay open. With the help of several N4C members and others, we have found an existing new camp on 30 acres just 10 miles south of Springbrook. We will have the same great meals and the same registration fees that are on the current registration forms. You can use the same registration form, and next year we will change the name. The N4C board voted 9-0 to approve this location, and Ken Johnson and Dwight Tomes visited the facility to make sure it fit our needs.

In order to use the location, we need to change from the April date to May 5-6-7. Sorry about that, but this was too good a deal to not accept. The name of the facility is St. Thomas More Center. It is located west of Panora, Iowa, overlooking Lake Panorama. It has meeting rooms, dining hall with round tables that will seat 160. The dorms have enough bunk beds so everyone can use the lower bunk and use the upper for your things. Again, you will have to bring all your own bedding and pillow. It is a no smoking campus. If you want to camp, you can make reservations at the campground at Springbrook.

Click on this link to see a few pictures of the facility: http://n4c.us/STMC/index.html   If we enjoy our stay, we are invited to continue using this facility yearly. A special thank you goes to Paul Belden (Springbrook Concessionaire), Joe Connolly (Director of STM), Ken Johnson, Dwight Tomes, and your N4C board. As Ken put it, "They are making every effort to accommodate us. My thought is that they are compassionate, as if we are refugees. (In a way we are), as the country of Springbrook has been overthrown." Registration fees remain the same and we will have the same meal concessionaire as at Springbrook.

Larry & Delores Meister

 


"Springbrook" is at a
New Location this year

  May 5-7, 2017  Iowa Camp-In
Mini-Convention
Held at Saint Thomas More Center
 between Guthrie Center & Panora, IA.
 [Program Schedule Updated 3/1/2017]  
[Registration Form]
[Aerial View] 
[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.

2017 N4C Convention will be in Rapid City, South Dakota
               September 21-24, 2017.

Convention Theme is "Presidents, Pixels & Pines"
Follow this Facebook page for Information 
https://www.facebook.com/PresidentsPixelsandPines/
                  Hosted by the Black Hills Camera Club

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.      

 

[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.

              

 

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 2016
[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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