Resources for Life – Photography


Through the Iowa City Photographers Guild, we offer a variety of services, including support services to local photographers. We can help match you with local photographers well suited for your particular need or project.


We can help you learn more about how to improve your own photography with whatever camera you use. Individualized training as well as public trainings are offered.


Below we offer some helpful resources for novice and professional photographers, including some documents we’ve provided here on our website.


We charge an hourly rate, based on the Iowa City Technology Services Group. There will very likely be photographers in the area who charge less per hour, and perhaps some who charge more. Our public classes are free of charge and open to all.

The Power of Photography.

Pictures help us communicate more effectively. They are part of our work life and enrich our relationships with friends and family. They can bring laughter and joy as well as introspection and sadness. Pictures preserve our memories. They can stir our passion for a loved one. Pictures, like music and other arts, are a kind of medicine. The power of photography is a wonderful tool when properly harnessed.


Below are a few selected resources.

Photography Articles

Setup Instructions for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR

These are some basic setup instructions for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm USM Lens or similar bundle of the 6D Mark II. For more detailed information including user guides, visit the Canon EOS 6D Mark II product page on Canon's website....

Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Rangefinder Camera Review

The Fujifilm X-E3 mirrorless rangefinder camera is highly rated and would work well for some people's photography needs. Differing Reviews DP Review gives the camera an 84% score and the rare Gold Award. (source) The review by Camera Labs says the X-E3 is "a very...

Fujifilm X-E3 Bluetooth GPS and WiFi Control Features

The Fujifilm X-E3 digital camera is one of the first cameras to offer a persistent low power bluetooth connection for realtime GPS location geotagging of your photos using your smartphone location information. Once setup, it seems to work fairly well with a few...

Four Camera Styles and Sizes for Better Photography

There are four common camera styles and sizes to consider for better photography: smartphones, pocket camera, bridge camera, and DSLR. Each of these cameras have benefits and drawbacks. Some photographers would carry 3 different cameras or possibly 4. Smartphones Some...

Camera Reviews – Comparing the Sony a7 II and Canon 6D

The Sony a7 II (with a 28-70mm lens) and Canon 6D (with a 24-105mm lens) are economically priced entry-level full-frame cameras considered by people looking to make an upgrade from APS-C sensor class of cameras. In a DP Review side-by-side feature comparison, the...

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