Suggestions for photo and learning opportunities:
This competition is sponsored by the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs (TCACCC). Our camera club is affiliated with the TCACCC, so this annual competition is open to all our club members. Results are available on the TCACCC website: https://cameracouncil.org/interclub-results/2021-interclub-results/
Entering contests is a prime way of improving your skills. Feedback is limited in this contest to a rating or a score with over 1,000 entries to be judged. However, you do get some idea of your skill in relation to other photographers. More important, entering makes you look more closely at your own photos to see what you like or what you would improve in them. This process is what leads to growth.
Photo opportunities along the St. Croix River: SCVCC club president Mike Chrun suggests some of his favorite spots for photography along the St. Croix River: https://stcroixvalleycameraclub.com/2020/04/09/photographing-on-the-st-croix-place-and-time/
Karl Oskar Days Photo Show: The SCVCC has a photo show as a regular part of the festivities in Lindstrom every July. The show is held in the Chamber of Commerce Building on Highway 8. The 2021 photo show takes place July 9-11, 2021.
Almelund Threshing Show: Held annually in August. More details: https://www.almelundthreshingco.org
Gammelgarden opportunity: Meaning “old farm” in Swedish, the Gammelgården Museum is the only open-air museum devoted to preserving, presenting, and promoting Swedish immigrant heritage in the United States. It is located in Scandia, Minnesota. Check their main webpage for more information: https://gammelgardenmuseum.org/
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is open by reservation only. Check their main webpage before heading out. http://arb.umn.edu/
Free admission on the third Monday of each month was not yet available June 2021. Grounds open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More information.
Como Park Conservatory: The zoo and conservatory are open with reservations. Special events including changing flower shows and senior strolls are once again available. Check their main webpage before heading to visit. https://comozooconservatory.org/