Club Schedule of Events


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Topeka Cam­era Club Sched­ule of Events

Meet­ings start at 6:30 PM at the Topeka & Shawnee County Library unless noted

(*Check loca­tion &/or time).

Please check the lobby signs for meet­ing location.


1st Tues­day, March 3                                               

6:00–6:30 Pre Pro­gram help with cam­eras & editing.

6:30 Pro­gram:  Pho­to­graphic Composition.

Photo Theme: Photographer’s Choice


3rd Tues­day, March 17                                             

Spring Break No Meet­ing Planned


1st Tues­day, April 7                                                  

6:00–6:30 Pre Pro­gram help with cam­eras & editing.

6:30 Pro­gram:  15 Minute Shoot­ing Tips Pre­sen­ta­tions:  Planes, Trains, Race Cars & Vacations

Photo Theme:  Photographer’s Choice


3rd Tues­day, April 21                                                                                        

6:30 Pro­gram: Por­trait Photography

*BRB Con­struc­tion Base­ment*

3805 NW 25th Street  Topeka KS


1st Tues­day, May 5                                                   

6:00–6:30 Pre Pro­gram help with cam­eras & editing.

6:30 Pro­gram:  Gen­er­at­ing Themes Next Year’s Programs?

Photo Theme: Pro­gram Theme Ideas


3rd Tues­day May 19th

6:30 PM *Pho­tograph­ing Irises at Bar­netts’ Farm*

Direc­tions and meet­ing place to be announced later


1st Tues­day, June 2                                                   

*TCC Annual Pic­nic & Pro­gram Revealed*

Loca­tion and time to be announced later

taking photos

Find More Infor­ma­tion about Topeka Cam­era Club At:


North Cen­tral Cam­era Club Council


Topeka Cam­era Club Pres­i­dent Greg Hoglund

N4C Pres­i­dent & Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Scott Udey


N4C Com­pe­ti­tion Cat­e­gories:Dig­i­tal B & W, Dig­i­tal Cre­ative, Dig­i­tal Jour­nal­ism, Dig­i­tal Nature, Dig­i­tal Pic­to­r­ial, Dig­i­tal Travel, Black & White Prints, Nature Prints, Color Prints, Cre­ative Prints, Travel Prints, Jour­nal­ism Prints, 2 x 2 Slide, Photo Essay, & Panorama Prints.

2014 Kansas Garden Show


Dear Pho­tog­ra­pher:                                                                                   

This year, along with all the other excit­ing activ­i­ties, the Kansas Gar­den Show will again spon­sor a Pho­tog­ra­phy Con­test coor­di­nated by the Topeka Cam­era Club.  The Show will be held at the Kansas Expo Cen­tre in Topeka on Feb­ru­ary 14, 15 & 16, 2014.  Pho­tographs will be exhib­ited at the photographer’s own risk.


The fol­low­ing cri­te­ria will apply to your entries:

1.  Hor­ti­cul­ture must be the focal point of all pic­tures with the excep­tion of Kansas Wild Flow­ers and Trees of The Wild cat­e­gories.  The def­i­n­i­tion of hor­ti­cul­ture is the cul­ti­va­tion of a gar­den or orchard or the art or sci­ence of grow­ing flow­ers, fruit, and vegetables.


2.  Pho­tos should be no smaller than 5 x7 and no larger than 8 x 12, mounted on board stock or mat­ted.  Pic­tures may not be framed or under glass.  


3.  Cat­e­gories include

A.  Kansas Wild Flow­ers         B.  The Rose       C.  Spring Blooms

D.  Sum­mer Blooms     E. Trees of The Garden/Yard 

F. Trees of The Wild       G.  Gar­den­scapes      H. Animals/Insects In The Garden

(Rib­bons will be awarded to the first three places in each cat­e­gory.  Hon­or­able Men­tion rib­bons may be awarded at the Judge’s discretion.)


4.  Limit of 3 pho­tographs per cat­e­gory per pho­tog­ra­pher with no more than 12 total entries.


5.  Entries may be turned in begin­ning Feb­ru­ary 6 through the Entry dead­line of 5:00 p.m., Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 7, 2014 (a week before the gar­den show).  Entries will be accepted at the Shawnee County Exten­sion Office located on the Kansas Expo Cen­tre grounds at the south­west cor­ner of Maner Con­fer­ence Cen­ter (enter at 18th and West­ern).  

Please sub­mit the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion only on the back of your photo entry:

            A.  Indi­cate the top of your pho­to­graph so it will be ori­ented prop­erly for display.

            B.  Cat­e­gory to be entered.

            C.  Name, address, zip code, phone num­ber and e-mail address of photographer.

            D.  Any photo infor­ma­tion, if known, such as type of cam­era and expo­sure settings.


Pho­tographs may be picked up at the close of the Gar­den Show, 5:00 p.m., Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 16, or at the Exten­sion Office the fol­low­ing week.  Any pho­tos not picked up after Feb­ru­ary 21 become the prop­erty of the Topeka Cam­era Club and may be discarded.


We encour­age you as an exhibitor to enter as many pho­to­graphic cat­e­gories as pos­si­ble.  Pho­tographs that have pre­vi­ously won should not be re-entered.   Your coop­er­a­tion in this respect is appre­ci­ated.  If you have friends or acquain­tances that might be inter­ested in exhibit­ing, please pass along this information.


For ques­tions, please call the Exten­sion Office at 232‑0062 Ext. 100.


Exhibitors in the Pho­tog­ra­phy Con­test will be granted one free admis­sion to the Kansas Gar­den Show in appre­ci­a­tion for their con­tri­bu­tion.  If accom­pa­nied by another per­son the sec­ond per­son must pay.

October Meeting

It’s time for the Octo­ber meet­ing! We will be meet­ing at the Topeka & Shawnee County Pub­lic Library on Octo­ber 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Please check the board in the entry for the room we will be meet­ing in. This month’s meet­ing pro­gram is Black & White Pho­tog­ra­phy. We will be get­ting ready for the black & white con­test in Novem­ber. The theme this month is pho­to­jour­nal­ism. Be sure to bring your best pho­to­jour­nal­ism pho­tos on a flash drive! Also, don’t for­get to bring your prints with you for the Octo­ber print con­test. The con­tests for prints are Black & White, Nature, Color, Pho­to­jour­nal­ism, Travel, and Cre­ative. Please make sure they are labeled on the back with your name, mem­ber num­ber, club name, print name, and cat­e­gory. If it is in the travel cat­e­gory, it also has to have where the photo was taken. If you have ques­tions, please let us know. Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there where names become faces and faces become friends.

August 2012 Meeting

Hello, Topeka Cam­era Club mem­bers! It is time to start hav­ing our monthly meet­ings again. Our first meet­ing of the year will be Tues­day, August 7th at the Topeka-Shawnee County Library. Please see the board in the lobby for the room. Our theme for this meet­ing is Sum­mer Trav­els. Please bring your dig­i­tal pho­tos on a flash drive to the meet­ing. Also please bring any printed pho­tos you would like to send in to the print com­pe­ti­tions. We will go over the rules and the dif­fer­ent com­pe­ti­tions. We will be dis­cussing how to resize and name your pho­tos for com­pe­ti­tion. Please come ready to get started. Let’s have a great 2012–2013 year! Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there where faces become names and name become friends!

May 2012 Meeting

Wow! It’s hard to believe that April is almost over.We had a great time judg­ing the Cre­ative Print cat­e­gory this month. Thank you to Bob Wright, Richard Nel­son, and Pam Carmichael for tak­ing the time out of their busy sched­ules to judge the con­test. Also, a big thank you to every­one else who came out and helped out. With­out your help, we would have been there much longer than we were. Thank you for all your help!!!! Now onto this month.…We are meet­ing in the Anton Room at the Topeka-Shawnee County Library on May 1st at 6:30 p.m. You are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate or just come and learn about Topeka Cam­era Club.

Our pro­gram and photo theme for this meet­ing will be “Gen­er­at­ing Next Year’s Themes & Pro­grams”. If you have theme or pro­gram ideas please sum­mit pho­tographs for this dis­cus­sion.  You have two choices for enter­ing: printed pho­tographs or dig­i­tal images for pro­jec­tion.  Most of us enter dig­i­tal images for pro­jec­tion.  If you choose to enter dig­i­tal images, you may bring them on a disc, USB drive or email them to Scott.  In order to pre­pare the com­puter slide show, please email Scott no more then three images by 4:00 PM Tues­day evening, May 1. Please make sure the files are cor­rectly for­mat­ted and labeled before you send them. If you have ques­tions about for­mat­ting and label­ing, please see the Monthly Photo Con­test Require­ments on this web­site. If you would like to enter the print cat­e­gories, please bring your prints with you to the meet­ing. The cat­e­gories for print are Color Print, Nature, Black & White, and Pho­to­jour­nal­ism. Print size for Pho­to­jour­nal­ism is no larger than 8x12 and if mounted, make sure it is a light­weight mount. All other cat­e­gories the max­i­mum size is 16 x 20. They can be mounted and/or mat­ted but do not have to be until they win 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or hon­or­able men­tion. You also need to label each print with the title of the print, cat­e­gory, mem­ber num­ber, maker’s name, and the cam­era club on the back side of the mount in the upper left cor­ner. We can send up to 8 per cat­e­gory. So far the most we have had is 6 in Color Prints and Pho­to­jour­nal­ism. Because we judged the Cre­ative Prints cat­e­gory this month, we can enter 16 entries next month. While we don’t nor­mally enter this con­test, we are plan­ning on enter­ing it in May. We will also talk about Spring­brook, look at last months N4C entries and talk about and elect Offi­cers Posi­tions for next year. We are look­ing for­ward to see­ing all your pho­tos at the meet­ing where names become faces and faces become friends.