What’s Happening at the Camera Club?

Belém Tower, by Faith Dragoon

Ken Duquaine

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) has been fortunate to have some fine and very informative presentations at its general meetings thus far this season, and our upcoming schedule promises to be equally interesting. October’s presenter was member Jim Smith who gave a thorough explanation of the various aspects of photographing rodeos. JoAnne West’s November presentation entitled “Photography as Art” was a wide-ranging and very detailed discussion of various photographic techniques. In January the membership was treated to Robert Gallucci’s presentation on incorporating high desert landscapes with dramatic weather photography and included an additional discussion of techniques for photographing the upcoming April eclipse. Our February presenter was Cindy Marple who gave members a photographic virtual tour of Earth’s southernmost and least-populated continent, Antarctica.

We’re looking forward to our two final presentations of the season. For our March general meeting, we have Lisa Langell whose presentation is entitled “High Key Photography.” Lisa has been doing workshops on that topic recently, and plans are for her to offer a workshop to our members to be held on Saturday, March 16, as a hands-on follow-up to the Thursday, March 14, presentation. Our final presentation in April will feature Beth Ruggiero-York whose topic will be “Finding and Photographing the Aurora Borealis.”

On March 9 SLCC will host the Spring Roundup held by the Arizona Camera Club Council (ACCC). ACCC is a federation of 17 camera clubs in Arizona whose purpose is to promote the mutual enjoyment of photography, to encourage the advancement of its members in the knowledge and contributions to the progress of photography, to render service to its member clubs for the purpose of promoting the enjoyment of photography through membership in local camera clubs, to provide a means of exchange of ideas and ready communication through its various clubs, and to further the programs and activities of the Photographic Society of America. ACCC holds Roundups in spring and fall, which include photo competitions, providing members of its clubs the opportunity to compete with members of all ACCC member clubs and to view the submitted print and projected image entries. Each Roundup includes a presentation by a noted photographer, as well as a noon luncheon for all attendees. The presenter for our Spring Roundup is award-winning photographer Larry Cowles whose presentation is entitled “Portraits In and Out” in which he will discuss ways to control both natural and studio light for portraiture.

The Sun Lakes Camera Club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Cottonwood Country Club from October through April. For more information about the SLCC and its activities, contact SLCC President Samantha (Sam) Palmatier at 907-727-0334 or [email protected] or past President Lynn Thompson at 480-734-0040 or [email protected], and visit our website at www.sunlakescameraclub.com.