Tag: Sun Lakes Camera Club

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…

Why Join a Camera Club?

Ken Duquaine Are you a casual photo snapper or a seasoned photographer? In either case, if you are truly interested in improving your photography, there are many reasons to join a camera club. One of the best ways of improving your photographic skills is to get objective feedback on your photos. The Sun Lakes Camera…

From Snapshot to Photograph

Ken Duquaine Before the advent of the smartphone, taking photos was a very intentional activity. One checked out her camera thoroughly, making sure that batteries were fresh and that there was film or a memory card in the camera, and set out to make images. Today, however, nearly everyone carries a camera wherever they go,…

Awesome Apps for Photographers

Ken Duquaine One of the things that distinguishes photos that have that WOW factor from run-of-the-mill snapshots is pre-visualizing—having a concept in your mind of what the final photo will look like before it’s taken. Once that picture has been imagined, it needs to be translated into reality. Fortunately, technology has provided us with some…

Resources for Improving Our Photos

Milky Way over Sedona by Janet Ballard

Ken Duquaine Photography clubs such as ours offer many opportunities for photographers at all levels to improve their skills. Having been suspended during the past year due to the COVID-19 virus, one such opportunity will once again be offered by the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) beginning in January of 2022. Two series of classes…

Call of the Wild

Harris Hawk 2 by Tom Jones

Ken Duquaine Last March, members of the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) were treated to a Zoom presentation of the wildlife of Costa Rica by Phoenix Camera Club member Cindy Marple. The exotic diversity of that small country’s wildlife is truly amazing. Unfortunately, those of us who enjoy photographing wildlife aren’t necessarily in a position…

Looking Ahead to a Better Year

Ken Duquaine Is it possible that at long last we’re glimpsing the tiny light at the end of a year-long tunnel? One can only hope. And in that spirit, the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) is looking forward to its first in-person meeting since last March, on April 6 at 6:30 p.m., at the Baptist…

A Seasonal Treat for the Eyes and Lens

Ken Duquaine When one thinks of the Arizona desert, what probably comes to mind are stately saguaros, glowing chollas, or vast stretches of sparse, brown terrain. And while those images are certainly accurate for much of the year, springtime brings a new and exciting look to many areas of our Sonoran Desert with the appearance…