Sun Lakes Camera Club


Ann Posiviata

It’s that time to celebrate the fabulous year in photographs. So be sure to make your reservation for the best show of the year before end-of-year seats are filled. A shout-out to all the members who have made it a banner year to be a part of the Sun Lakes Camera Club!

Featured Image: Our featured image is by Dick Negaard, Milky Way Over Remote Pines, having received second place, Open-Prints, Class A. At a remote lake in Minnesota close to the Canadian border near Lake Superior, Dick set up his tripod with Rokinon f/2.8 at 14mm-wide angle, 20 seconds and 6400 ISO. With a group, he began shooting the considerably-cloudy night sky with various settings before the sky cleared revealing the Milky Way to land this shot at 3:30 a.m. Patience is necessary, especially at night, yet Dick’s goal was to light up the Milky Way, get plenty of stars and avoid too much noise. Beautifully done!

Photography Tips and Tricks: Learn the rules first, so you have more creative control when breaking them later. Learn as you go; don’t let it prevent you from picking up a camera. The more mistakes you make, the faster you’ll learn and improve your photography skills. Also, focusing on what you love will make photography more enjoyable for you. This will keep you interested in photography and allow you to overcome learning obstacles without breaking a sweat.

Events: April 2018: Spring Butterfly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden, April 1 through May 13, 2018; 100 Years, 100 Ranchers Exhibition, The Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, April 2 to May 15, 2018; Chandler Jazz Festival, A.J. Chandler Park-Stage Park, April 6-7, 2018; Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, April 14-15, 2018; Nirvana Food & Wine Festival, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, April 19 – 22, 2018;

Member/Club News: Club meeting is Thursday, April 5, 2018. Join us for a Pizza & Educational Workshop in the Navajo Room; start time is 6:30 p.m. We will have our End-of-Year Presentation and Banquet on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Look for updates and details at and via email. Our next meeting will be the beginning of our summer session, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Look for updates on for time and location. There is no competition meeting during the summer session. Enjoy your time shooting!

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