Iowa Lens

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Do you love living life behind the lens? Capture your year at Iowa by living in a community of others who enjoy photography. This LLC provides you with hands-on photography experiences and the chance to connect with professional photographers in the area. Your time at Iowa will be kept through the memories you make and the photos you take! This LLC will not be offered for the 2017-18 Academic Year. We recommend the Arts LLC as an alternative.

Programming for Iowa Lens

Programming may vary from year to year. Past programs in this community have included:

  • Fall in Love with Iowa City Photo Night: Walk around Iowa City and capture what you see on film
  • Wilderness Studio Trip: Visit a local photo studio and speak to a photography veteran about his experiences with this hobby
  • University Camera Visit: One of Iowa City’s oldest camera shops, visit with the owner and learn about cameras of all shapes and sizes
  • HelpPortrait: Volunteer for this local philanthropy event and provide photos to those who may not have the means to buy photos for themselves
  • Capture Iowa Gallery Opening: Participate in Capture Iowa and then watch your photos go on display for all to see and possibly receive an award for your photography 


Digital Photography: Serious Fun - It is the age of the digital camera and the course is intended to assist you in getting the most out of your digital camera whether it be a point and shoot or digital 35 mm.  Topics to be included in the course include- getting the most out of the camera you own, composition, close-up, landscape, people, travel, black and white, and using Adobe Photoshop to enhance your images.  We will take some on campus field trips as well as computer lab work.

Who Lives Here

This community is open to all students.

For More Information

Please contact Residence Education at 319-335-3700 or