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Photo Opportunity with Iowa City Hammock Club

We would like for a member of the club to volunteer & join us (30-45 minutes) and take some photos of members relaxing in hammocks while enjoying s’mores at the Coralville Dam Tailwater West Campground.

This is a great opportunity to get some artistic, staged, and candid shots!

Event Details:

“Do you wanna s’more?”

“I haven’t had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?”

“You’re killing me, Smalls! These are s’mores stuff, okay? Now everyone pay attention. First, you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham. Then, you roast the mallow. When the mallow’s flaming, you stick it on the chocolate. Then you cover it with the other end. Then, you scuff. It’s kind of messy, but it’s good.” (The Sandlot, 1993)


Don’t be like Smalls! On Sunday, October 25 from 5-7pm, kick off fall with s’more fun, s’more laughs, and s’more friends! From the comfort of your hammock and in your favorite pair of pajamas, we’ll be roasting marshmallows and making amazing s’mores around a campfire!

Be sure to bring your hammock or camping chair, flashlight, blanket, and warm clothes!

Contact Form

If you’re interested in the above photography event, please complete the form below. Thanks!


Iowa City Literary Landmark Photo Contest

The Iowa Review is accepting entries to its Iowa City Literary Landmark Photo Contest until midnight on October 15, 2015. The winning photo will be published on the cover of the Winter 2015 issue of The Iowa Review, and the photographer will receive $500. Finalist photos will be featured in a virtual gallery at iowareview.org.

Judged by Iowa Review editors, the photos should feature Iowa City locations of literary significance (or fragments thereof), such as notable authors’ homes, favorite writing spots, or bars; the locations of historic readings; local places mentioned in literary works; or the rumored sites of writerly hijinks. Eligible photos must not have been published or accepted for publication and should be the original work of the submitter. Entrants should submit a brief cover letter and up to ten photos via iowareview.submittable.com. There is no entry fee, and the new deadline is October 15, 2015.

For a map of Iowa City literary landmarks, entrants should consult the Writing University’s City of Lit website at http://thestudio.uiowa.edu/vwu/ucol/mobile. Landmarks include Prairie Lights Bookstore, the Victorian mansion on Van Buren St. where Kurt Vonnegut lived, the University of Iowa’s Dey House and Shambaugh House, Dave’s Foxhead Tavern, Tennessee Williams’s Linn Street apartment, and Paul Engle’s former house on Friendly Avenue.

The Iowa Review is based in the Department of English, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Iowa. It publishes three print issues per year featuring poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, author interviews, translations, and work in emerging forms. Work from its pages is consistently selected to appear in such anthologies as Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories.


Unique Photography Opportunity on 28 May 2016

We received this request just a few hours ago. It looks like a great opportunity for the right photographer. Please contact Carlena as indicated below. Thanks! ~ ICPH


  • Name: Carlena Owenby
  • Email: owenby.mcguire@gmail.com
  • Summary: Seeking photographer to capture candid moments during a small group celebration. I am not looking for traditional posed group shots… just someone who can help capture this memorable event. Digital photos and printing right required.
  • Event Details: May 28, 2016 5pm-9pm [possibly 30 minutes before – end time negotiable, really only need first couple hours] We will be getting married in Jamaica, and have a photographer and videographer set for that. We are celebrating with our land-locked friends upon return. This will not be a traditional wedding shoot. We are just looking for photos of us with our closest friends and family and want something better than the obligatory “selfies.”
  • Payment: Payment negotiable, looking for a reasonable amount considering our limited needs.
  • Deadline: Please contact ASAP. I would like to have this information ironed out and checked off my list before the new year.
  • Contact Details: Please email owenby.mcguire@gmail.com for any offers or questions.


Iowa City Couple Seeks Engagement & Wedding Photographer

My finance and I are looking for a photographer for our engagement photos and wedding pictures.

Our wedding will be May 28, 2016 at the Palisades-Kepler State Park.

The wedding will be outside, and the reception right inside the lodge.

Please contact me to discuss further details.


Abigail Drey


Phone: 319-930-2907


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Great Photography Opportunity with UIOWA Genetics Program

Hi Photographers!

The University of Iowa Genetics PhD Program is searching for a photographer to take images in and throughout our labs for our new website.

We were wondering if you knew of any student or amateur photographers looking for experience to put on their CV? We would also acknowledge their work on the site (free advertisement on a site visited by numerous students/faculty/staff)

The sort of images (just a handful would be plenty) we are looking for are similar to those found on the Princeton site


If interested, please contact Jessica Ponce at jessica-ponce@uiowa.edu or you can call me at 323-474-1037.

Thank you!


Photographer Needed for Three-Day Gymnastics Event Starting 17 April 2015 at 8AM

From: Destiny Borland-Moon

Email: identityphotography@live.com

Phone: 319-530-5903

To: Area Photographers

Date: 17th through 19th of April 2015


I am looking to hire a 2nd shooter for a three-day gymnastics event in Coralville, Iowa.

The event will be Friday April 17th and Saturday the 18th from 8AM until 8PM, as well as Sunday the 19th from approximately 8AM until 4:30 PM.

The photographer must feel comfortable shooting in lower light conditions with no flash and have their own equipment, preferably Nikon.

Pay is $15 per hour.

This is a great opportunity for the right photographer who wants to get some excellent experience, build their resume, and make a little money as well.

I can be contacted at identityphotography@live.com or by phone at 319-530-5903.



Special Event: “The Photographer’s Copyright”

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
  • Time: 12:40 pm – 1:40 pm
  • Location: University of Iowa College of Law Boyd Law Building, Room 235 [Map]

About the Event

The Iowa Intellectual Property Law Society and the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center welcome Professor Justin Hughes to campus to discuss copyright law and photography. Professor Hughes teaches intellectual property and international trade courses at Layola Law school. He remains a Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the SIPO-Cardoza Program at at Cardozo Law School in New York. Professor Hughes is a former Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and in that capacity, served as chief negotiator for the US at the Diplomatic Conferences that completed the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (2012) and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Printed Works for the Blind (2013).

Event Poster

Click on the poster below for a larger view, or click here to download the PDF.

Hughes poster - FINAL

Digital Sign Visual

Below is the digital signage visual (in JPG format). Click the image for a larger view (in PNG format).

Hughes digital sign - FINAL

Event Location Map

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Danforth Johnson – New Photography Website


Iowa City photographer, Danforth Johnson, recently launched a new photography website to showcase galleries of his various works. It’s quite inspiring and worth a visit. Check it out by visiting:


Through his Facebook page, I’d noticed a lot of the great work that Danforth was doing, and at one point reached out to learn if he had a website. When I learned that he didn’t have one, I volunteered to help get him started. Photography like his has the ability to really inspire others and needs to be shown off. So, we met over coffee, and in a short while he’d walked through the basics of getting started, but none of the design work or content creation had been done.

I was really impressed as I checked back to see how the site was progressing. Danforth developed the entire site from design concept to navigation and layout.

The end result is a clean website that’s easy to navigate. The full-width edge-to-edge site header image really gives the site an elegant look. The galleries are concise and showcase a good variety of high quality photos in each category.

I felt good that I could be a part of helping to get the site launched and answer a few questions along the way.

One of the main goals I envisioned for the Iowa City Photographers Guild several years ago when starting the organization was to provide support to local photographers. My own skills and experience are with web design, business promotions, and technology support. So, that’s how I’ve tried to help.

Over time, the group has grown to become a community where photographers can help each other through collaborating on jobs, discussing tips and insights, as well as sharing knowledge and experience with new photographers.

I appreciate the positive feedback and support that so many have given and look forward to doing what I can to continue building up Iowa City’s photography community more.

Below is the feedback I received from Danforth after working together. It’s appreciative comments like these that really make it worthwhile.


22 January 2015

I am an amateur photographer in Iowa City and a member of the Iowa City Photographers Guild. Gregory approached me with some quick advice for how to better promote my work. After some initial conversation we decided to meet.

I found Gregory to be extremely knowledgable and amazingly helpful. He showed me (using a language I could understand) how to purchase a domain and the basics of setting up a website. After leaving our meeting I was left with a lot of homework to do but I was delighted to receive messages from him that very night with suggestions and references and a lot of hand-holding. When I explained what I was looking to achieve he went way out of his way to research how best to attain the look and feel I wanted. In short Gregory made what seemed like a daunting task feel feel completely within reach. The result is that in just a few days Gregory walked me through a process that has my brand new website up and running.

I can’t thank Gregory enough for his help, delivered in easy to understand terms, in an amiable manner, without any pretense and with complete understanding of my nearly tech illiterate background.

Thank you Gregory! And I can honestly say I recommend Gregory for any project, big or small.

Danforth Johnson

Photographer Needed for Professional Product Shots



We need a photographer who can take professional product shots, for products which will be displayed on a website. You will need experience having done this before and appropriate equipment/white screens etc so our products look crisp and professionally done.


If you respond to our ad, please include your costs in your email (at least as an approximate).


January 4, 2015

Contact Details

Contact Anant Kamath to apply:


Photoshop for Portrait Photography – Training Workshop

The following announcement by Xiang from 3 December 2014 is reposted from the University of Iowa Photography Club.

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Join us for a portrait photoshop tutorial! Learn how to make your pictures even better! RSVP on Facebook

Time and Location:

Help Portrait

For those who signed up for Help Portrait, the event starts this Saturday at 9AM. We’ll contact you soon with more information.

See you there!



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