Happy Thanksgiving from the Sun Lakes Camera Club

Carrabassett River in Carrabassett Valley, Maine by John Livoti

Carrabassett River in Carrabassett Valley, Maine by John Livoti

Pumpkins, Apples, Hayrides by Janet Ballard

Pumpkins, Apples, Hayrides by Janet Ballard

The Photographic Society of America (PSA), established in 1934, is a worldwide organization for anyone with an interest in photography. The PSA has members in over eighty countries. John Livoti, SLCC past President, has taken a role as Arizona State Membership Director for PSA. He, along with Sun Lakes Camera Club members Lynn Thompson, FPSA, EPSA and William Lewis, attended the PSA 2016 Conference held in San Antonio, TX recently. They witnessed the honoring of William Lewis’ 35 years as a PSA member as well as his receipt of the Silver Star Journal Award, three Stars in Large Monochrome Prints and three Stars in Large Color Prints to name just a few of many image awards including one PSA Gold and one PSA Silver award as well. To see a complete list of submissions and member awards received go to sunlakescameraclub.com. Congratulations, members!

Sun City Grand will be hosting the Arizona Camera Club Council’s 2016 Fall Round Up on Saturday, November 12. The featured speaker will be Arizona’s very own Ken Sklute who will present Visual Symphony. You will not want to miss this charismatic educator of light and photography. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. Deadline for tickets with lunch is Friday, November 4. Tickets available at the door. Register now. For more information go to arizonacameraclubcouncil.org or contact our ACCC representative Lynn Thompson at [email protected]

Our Introduction to Digital Photography class will be starting on Tuesday, November 15. Seasoned member and educator Dan Dragoon will be returning to offer his knowledge and instruction. This course will cater to those who are new to photography or interested in brushing up on the basic features of their camera. This club year we have added an additional course for those of you yearning for the next level in photography education; Mastering your Photo Techniques will be offered beginning in January 2017. Are you looking to improve by taking better pictures or add more creativity to your skills? Either course will provide keen attention to your interests and offer in-the-field photo shoots and class critiques. Contact Dan at [email protected] to inquire further about registration, start dates and any questions on either course. Nominal fee.

Note: Our meeting on November 3 will be a photowalk at Tempe Town Lake. Time and meet-up location tbd; look for updates at sunlakescameraclub.com.

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) meets the first and third Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 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.