Congratulations! The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) members made a strong showing at this year’s Arizona Camera Club Council 2017 Fall Round Up. The SLCC hosted a grand event with featured speaker Kathleen Reader. Overall, our club took four placed awards, 28 Honorable Mentions and 58 Acceptances. For a presentation of the images, go to sunlakescameraclub.com.
Products/Editing Tips-Tricks: One iPhone Photography tip is shoot like you would a camera which means zoom with your feet and try out different angles and/or perspectives. Adobe: Lightroom Classic CC has just been released which has been optimized for the desktop and is included with the Photography plan by Adobe. Lightroom CC is a separate cloud-based photo service charged independent from the photography plan.
Featured Images: El Sayed Mosque, by John Thoma, was taken while visiting Dubai, UAE. Taken with a Nikon D5200 at 18mm, ISO 400, f/8 and 1/800th of a second, El Sayed Mosque received second place in Rotating-Photo Travel, Print, Class A. Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino, by Dan Dragoon, received a first place in Special Techniques – Perspective, Digital, Class A. This unique perspective was taken with a tripod positioned inches from the ground using an ultra-wide-angle lens pointed dramatically up. This angle created the Monte Carlo hotel to wrap around complementing the light fixtures. Congratulations!
Festive Events: 13th Annual Food Drive and Luminaria Walk will be held December 9 and 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Diamond Lake, Oakwood, Sun Lakes. Bring a nonperishable food item and enjoy the decorative lights and houses while strolling around the lake. The annual Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden began November 24, 2017. The event runs through the end of December. Tickets sold online, via phone and in-person. Popular dates book quickly.
Member/Club News: Club meeting is Thursday, December 7, 2017. Featured speaker is Beth Ruggiero-York. We will have a Competition Night to be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017; both start at 6:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room. Look for updates and details at sunlakescameraclub.com and via email. Our first off-site club meeting was a success. Held at Floridino’s, 30-plus members attended for pizza, cake and interactive learning. Look for more events like this in the future. Our next meeting will be Thursday, January 4, 2018, featuring Amy Horn of Arizona Highways discussing Cell Phone Image Technology.
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 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 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. v