Happy New Year 2017!
It’s time to celebrate our photographers. Their dedication to the craft is an example in discipline and time. A photograph’s depth, color or composition is the result of a simple or complex series of steps. Each step is decided solely by the imagemaker. The camera is their tool to capture what they see or feel in the subject. The choice of subject is based on an instantaneous moment or long awaited vision captured and documented.
Once documented, an image can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways. A photograph can be printed to hang in a home or gallery for sale; shared digitally with friends or for a proud parent’s wallet; or, submitted into competition to assess and improve one’s skills. We can all agree that we are thankful for the art of photography in all its multifaceted ways to enjoy!
Our first featured image, Sea Otter, is by Mac Davey. Mac’s image was entered into the Arizona Camera Club Council’s Fall Round Up 2016. Sea Otter received second place in the Nature – Monochrome category. While in Whittier, Alaska, Mac captured the playfulness of this coy and spirited sea creature. Our second image, Shell Trumpet, is by Bob Little. Bob entered his image into our local Sun Lakes Camera Club competition in the Rotating Subject – Musical Instruments category. Bob captured his winning image while on a club outing at the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) in Scottsdale, Arizona. Well done, gentlemen! For more about competitions and how to enter, please visit sunlakesameraclub.com or visit us on the first or third Thursday of each month through April.
Education: The Sun Lakes Camera Club’s class, Mastering your Photo Technique, will begin this January 2017. Visit recent posts at sunlakescameraclub.com for registration or contact Dan Dragoon at [email protected] for more information on dates or any questions. Limited Space. Nominal fee.
Meetings: Our first meeting of 2017 will be held on Thursday, January 5 with Bruce Taubert speaking on photographing wildlife; Competition meeting will be held January 19 with categories Open, Rotating – Water and Special Techniques – Black-and-White. Contact Jan Ballard if interested in speaking at one of our meetings.
Events: The club’s registration for upcoming photography workshop at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park on Saturday, February 4, conducted by Kathleen Reeder, our featured speaker for February 2017 is full. Contact Jan Ballard for more information.
The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) meets the first and third Thursdays, 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.