Tag: Sun Lakes Camera Club

Capture the Magic

Ken Duquaine Anyone who has not experienced an Arizona sunset has never truly seen how beautiful sunsets can be. If, however, you sometimes find that your sunset images don’t seem to live up to what you know your eyes have seen, you may wish to try some of the following suggestions for better sunset photos:…

Megapixels, Megabytes, and Resolution … Oh My!

Ken Duquaine Megapixels, megabytes, and resolution can be confusing terms for someone new to photography, but even many experienced photographers have difficulty sorting out the differences. All three are measurements that are important in determining how a final image will look, but they are not interchangeable terms. Megapixels (MP) measure how many pixels a given…

The Creme de la Creme

Ken Duquaine On April 21 the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) had its annual year-end banquet in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club. Following dinner, the club held its end of the year competition. Entries in this final competition represent the best print and projected image photos that members submitted to monthly…

Odds and Ends

Ken Duquaine Normally at this time of year, Arizona is awash in a beautiful array of wildflowers. Unfortunately, due to the lack of rainfall during the month of February, our wildflower season has been delayed or, in some instances, shut down entirely. Picacho Peak State Park is perhaps the best-known place in the state to…

Food for Thought

Ken Duquaine One of the attractions of belonging to a camera club is the opportunity to join other members on field trips to various venues to take photos. One such trip to the Chandler Saturday Market was made by several ladies of the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) last January. The objective of the trip, according…

So, What Do Camera Clubs Do?

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a camera club? What sorts of activities are available? What kind of equipment do the members use? How good does a photographer have to be to join? Hopefully, this article will answer those questions. As a young professional musician, I was given what turned out to be…

Happy Holidays from the Sun Lakes Camera Club

For many photographers, one of the most enjoyable aspects of the holiday season is the opportunity to photograph the colorful Christmas lights that appear in our neighborhoods and in commercial displays. As is the case with other photography subjects, planning is key to getting the kinds of shots that you’ll want to show friends and…

Engaging with Nature

From Dec. 5 to 10, members of the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) will travel to Bosque del Apache to experience, enjoy, and capture photographically the marvels of nature that the winter season brings to that area in the form of some of America’s most spectacular wildlife. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is located…

Arizona’s Iconic Treasure

Ken Duquaine During the first week of August, members of the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) visited one of the most unique and awesome sites on earth, Arizona’s own national treasure, the Grand Canyon. The most accessible and popular place from which to view the canyon is Arizona’s South Rim. And it’s there that our…