Welcome to the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC)! An adventurous group of members who love taking pictures and having a boatload of fun in the process. Our new club year, 2017-2018, begins on Thursday, October 5, 2017, and will run through April of 2018. Club meetings are held the first Thursday of each month during this timeframe, offering educational presentations that span from camera gear, subject matter to photograph to editing. Once learned, we offer competitions for our photographic prowess on the third Thursday of each month.
Featured Images: This month’s images are all by veteran member Paul LeSage. He often takes an annual trip(s) throughout the Southwest, West and into Mexico. Our featured images are all from the Santa Fe/Abiquiu area of New Mexico. Paul shows off the influence of the area on Georgia O’Keeffe and the local vendors. Various artistic mediums can be found on Canyon Road, Santa Fe’s main art gallery area, offering over a mile of galleries including O’Keefe. These are just a few of Paul’s images that can be found in his gallery. To learn more about his storytelling, go to sunlakescameraclub.com.
Editing/Tips: Creating a photo project. Pick a subject of interest or offers a photographic challenge, such as flowers, travel, people, occupations, etc. Shoot a variety of images, tell a story, find commonalities that link photos, show authentic/genuine interest in subject matter, give it time (patience and/or period of) and compare and evolve. Our skill will improve technically and creatively from project to project.
Member/Club News: The SLCC will be hosting the Arizona Camera Club Council’s Fall Round Up. This year’s event will be held at the Cottonwood Country Club on November 4, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rotating category is Water. Featured speaker will be Kathleen Reeder discussing Essentials in Wildlife Photography and Venues for Photo Sharing. Deadline for reservations (to include lunch) is Friday, October 27, 2017. Tickets are $25.00. Oakwood Open House will be held on Saturday, October 7; see John Thoma for details/sign-up. Club meeting, Thursday, October 5, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room, Sun Lakes Country Club. October competition night is on Thursday, October 19; start time is at 6:30 p.m. Next club meeting: November 2, 2017; a roundtable discussion held at Floridino’s Restaurant in Chandler. Look for updates/details at sunlakescameraclub.com and via email.
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 sunlakescameraclub.com.