Fall is in the air – Sun Lakes Camera Club

Whoo by Linda Davis

Thirty Rock by Faith Dragoon

It only makes sense, no pun intended (well a little), that we take care of our tools. Steve Wright of C.R.I.S.Cam gave a stellar presentation at our October meeting to show us what goes into maintaining our cameras to capture clean and unblemished images. Steve shared basic care and upkeep as well as non-routine maintenance such as sensor cleaning and micro-focus adjustments. Steve’s experience is long at about 29 years of sales and technical camera repair with the company. C.R.I.S.Cam is the second largest photographic repair company in the world, located right here in Chandler. This was not to be missed for any photographer’s toolbox. A great start to our 2018-2019 Sun Lakes Camera Club season!

You now know how to maintain your tool, now you can educate yourself with Fundamentals of Digital Photography. This class caters to brand new starters looking to learn and seasoned photographers seeking some creative flair. Are you looking to transition from film to digital equipment or need that spark to use your digital camera more consistently? Sun Lakes Camera Club’s class may be just the inspiration to work with the right camera that fits your needs and the gentle environment to understand how to create your distinctive look. Registration is open. Visit sunlakescameraclub.com to download the form. Forms will also be available in Sun Lakes, Palo Verde, Ironwood and Oakwood clubhouses. For more information, visit www.sunlakescameraclub.com or contact Dan Dragoon at [email protected]

Featured Image: Thirty Rock by Faith Dragoon was a winning image from our March 2018 competition. Faith braved the freezing cold winter in NYC to capture these flags. Whoo by Linda Davis was also a top image from our March 2018 competition. Nicely done, ladies!

Member/Club News: This month’s meeting is Thursday, November 1, 2018. We are having a pizza social and roundtable discussions at the Native Grill & Wings; location is 5030 E. Ray Road, #5, Phoenix, Arizona 85044. Competition Meeting: Thursday, November 15, 2018. Categories are Open, High Key is Rotating Subject and Sunrise/Sunset is Special Techniques. Reminder to drop off your prints the afternoon the day of the competition. Stay connected with updates, news and more at sunlakescameraclub.com. Events: November 2018 – Chiles & Chocolate Festival, November 9, 10 and 11, Desert Botanical Garden; Fun in the Dark, November 17, Arizona Photography Workshops

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) meets the first and third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club from 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 Jan Ballard at 602-621-3344, Vice President Rob Baldwin at 480-365-9249 or past President Burt Williams at 602-354-0266 and visit our website at sunlakescameraclub.com.