Welcome, photographers, to the beginning of spring. Get ready for exploring your adventurous side.
Photography Tips and Tricks: Split toning is the process of adding different colors to the shadows and the highlights of an image. It can be used to create an emotional feel or to replicate vintage film-processing techniques. Try it on your next image.
Featured Images: The Old Scottish Church, by Linda Davis, received a second-place recognition in Techniques-Prints, Class A. Linda came upon this religious structure during her travels to Scotland. Shelley Hughes’ Moth Orchid garnered a third place in Techniques-Digital, Class B. Ying and Yang captured Dan Dragoon’s eye with its subtle curves and light being filtered by surrounding leaves. Dan’s use of a 200mm lens rendered a flat perspective and created the illusion of a disk divided by the “S curve.” His pink flamingo was awarded first place, Rotating-Digital, Class A. Congratulations, members!
Events: March 2018 – Cactus League Spring Training started on February 23 and goes through March 27; Devour Culinary Classic is held February 25 through March 4; Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market is March 3 – 4; NASCAR Spring Race Weekend is March 9-11; Scottsdale Arts Festival March 9-11; Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts is March 23-25; in its inaugural edition, Innings Festival, featuring Chris Stapleton among many, is also March 23-25
Member/Club News: Club meeting is Thursday, March 1, 2018. Larry Olsen, Phoenix Camera Club, will be our featured speaker. Come learn about the “Why?” behind taking a photograph. We will have a Competition Night to be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Rotating Subject is Photojournalism and Special Techniques is Creative; both start at 6:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room. EOY is April 19, 2018, so look for updates and details at sunlakescameraclub.com and via email. Next meeting: Join us for a Pizza and Educational Workshop, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in the Navajo Room.
Arizona Camera Club Council: Spring Round Up 2018 will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, held at The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Sun City Grand, Surprise, AZ 85374, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Rotating Category is Trains. Morning presentation is Pursuing Your Style by Johnny Kerr, and the afternoon speaker will be Larry Cowles continuing the subject of Photographic Style. For more information, go to arizonacameraclubcouncil.org or reach out to our ACCC representative Lynn Thompson.
The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) meets the first and third Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, October through April. During the summer, the club meets the first Thursday of each month in the Ceramics Room of the Cottonwood Country Club. For more information about the SLCC and its activities, call SLCC President Burt Williams at 602-354-0266, Vice President Jan Ballard at 602-621-3344 or past President John Livoti at 480-895-6880, or visit our website at sunlakescameraclub.com.