Light the Way

Ann Posiviata

The Sun Lakes Camera Club is a member of the Photographic Society of America, an international organization catering to the photographic, educational and informational needs of its members. PSA allows participants to learn via virtual online workshops with global participants. The classes are more intimate, allowing for more in-depth and proprietary education. As a member, our club’s participation in their intra-club competitions will be expanding this coming year to include Monochrome and Nature categories, in addition to Open and Travel. Congratulations to John Livoti and Janet Ballard on receiving their PPSA designations and Raul Lopez on his QPSA designation.

Member/Club News: No club meeting in July. Have a safe Fourth of July Holiday! Enjoy all the photographic splendors! Reminder: The Lions Club Flag Program participants will keep their flags up through the Independence Day holiday. Please reach out to Raul Lopez to sign up for pick-up of flags in July at [email protected]. Next Meeting: Thursday, August 2, 2018. We will be setting up stations for still-life photography. Come practice with how to light and set up for any still life such as products or flowers. Updates, news and more can be found at See you in August!

The final results have been tallied, and our End-of-Year winners are as follows: Print Photograph of the Year, Class A, Milky Way Over Remote Pines, by Dick Negaard; Print Photograph of the Year, Class B, Violet Pixie, by Daryl Nickelson; Print Photograph of the Year, Class C, Mya, by Karen Schlax; Projected Image Photograph of the Year, Class A, Snowy Egret and Fish, by Lynn Thompson; Projected Image Photograph of the Year, Class B, Walking a Thin Line, by Daryl Nickelson; and Projected Image Photograph of the Year, Class C, Gilded Flicker, by Tom Jones. Congratulations, all!

Events: July 2018: July 4, July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, Tumbleweed Park, Chandler; July 1 to July 20, daily, Nikon Small World Exhibit at Arizona Science Center, Arizona Science Center; July 5, weekly – Thursdays, Scottsdale ArtWalk, Various Galleries; July 7 to September 1, weekly – Saturdays, Flashlight Tours, Desert Botanical Garden; July 6, first Fridays, ArtLink First Fridays, Downtown Phoenix; June 15 to August 31, weekly Fridays, Happy Hour History Tours, The Arizona Biltmore; July 20, third Fridays, Downtown Chandler Art Walk, Historic Downtown Chandler; June 15, 2018, to May 24, 2019, weekly Friday, Saturday, Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Old-World Magic, multiple locations, Phoenix – find more information at

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) meets the first and third Thursdays, 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 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