SLCC Begins New Season

The photo Supermoon, by Marcy Starnes, is an example of the image quality presented in competitions by our members.

Ken Duquaine

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) opened its 2022-23 season on Oct. 6 with a general meeting, which included a presentation entitled “Seeing in Black and White,” by member Jim Smith. The meeting was well attended and included several new club members.

The first competition meeting of the new season was held on Oct. 20. Supermoon, by Marcy Starnes, was the first-place winner in Class A in the category Arizona Photo Travel in the October competition.

SLCC Board members this season include Samantha Palmatier, president; Ken Duquaine, vice president; Lois Hammer, secretary; Betsy Ohlgart, treasurer; Lynn Thompson, past president; Wayne Divoky, competition chair; and John Livoti, ACCC liaison.

Plans are being made for a number of field trips and events for this season and include a photo shoot at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, as well as several other organized photo opportunities for members.

Registration for the Digital Photography Fundamentals course is in full swing! This popular class, open to club members and non-members alike, is offered only once each season. Don’t be left out!

Explore the fundamental elements of photography: perspective, light, and exposure. Learn how to construct powerful images that clearly communicate your point of view.

If you recently became interested in photography, Introduction to Digital Photography will help you select and operate digital cameras (from smartphones to advanced, interchangeable-lens wonders). You’ll discover that only a few menu selections are necessary and performed only once in your camera’s life, freeing you to be your most creative while enjoying the image-making experience.

If you are an experienced photographer, Mastering Your Technique is for you. You will learn the advantages of PASM, how to use reflectors and flags, the Histogram, effective Monochrome Conversion, and much more.

Class notes, Field and Studio workshops are all included. Classes begin in January. For additional information or to register, visit our club’s website,, or contact Dan Dragoon at [email protected].

The Sun Lakes Camera Club meets on 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. For more information about the SLCC and its activities, contact SLCC President Samantha (Sam) Palmatier at 902-727-0334 or [email protected], or past President Lynn Thompson at 480-734-0040 or [email protected], and visit our website