Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) is the largest camera club in the Southeast Valley. Our members share an interest in photography that reaches beyond the casual snapshot. We appreciate the power and beauty of a great photo and share tips and constructive critiques to improve our images. We welcome all shooting styles and levels of experience. (December Banner Photo by Burt Williams. "Bow Falls")

The slideshow is from the our camera club November 2018 Competition Winners.  (Click on the large image for full screen view, wait for images to load and then use back/forward arrow to view images.  

The Sun Lakes Camera Club is pleased to announce that Fundamentals of Digital Photography, presented by Dan Dragoon, will be offered once again this season. This fun, plain-language course is perfect for those new to Digital Photography, as well as intermediate level photographers seeking to improve their technique. Click HERE for all info and the registration form. 

The Next General Meeting will be in the Navajo Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 3. 

Our guest speaker will be Lisa Langell and here is her Website and an introduction by Jan:

"Lisa Langell is a professional photographer and speaker who has mastered many fields of photography and spends most of her year either leading exciting workshops or teaching at photo clubs or international conferences.  She is a leader in her field and we are excited to have her as our guest speaker this January.

Lisa Langell’s presentations have been described as interactive, interesting, engaging and informative.  She is an excellent instructor who listens and responds to the needs of her audience. She meets them right where they are, whether advanced or novice, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to learn, understand, and improve their photography. Lisa is inspirational and will give her audience a renewed energy to go out and see things from a different photographic prospective."

The Next Competition Meeting will be in the Navajo Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 20th.

December's Competition Subjects are:

December 2018 Rotating Subject:  "Scapes". A Scape is defined as an expanse of scenery. Scapes may be, but are not limited to, landscapes, seascapes, skyscapes, or cityscapes. Human elements are allowed. The image may be either color or monochrome.

December 2018 Special Techniques: "Night Photography". Either color or monochrome.

Lisa Langell's Nature and Old West Photo Workshop. If you would be interested in taking this workshop, click HERE for more info. You will need to be a member of SLCC and login to view the forum post.

2018-2019 Rotating Subjects and Techniques  and 2019-2020 Rotating Subjects and Techniques have been released by Wayne Divoky, our Competition Chair.  

January's Competition Subjects are:

January 2019 Rotating Subject: "Nature". Nature Photography refers to a wide range of images taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, geologic formations, weather, wildlife, plants, and close ups of natural scenes and textures. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

No hand of man can be present in the image. This means fences, roads, power and telephone lines and poles, mechanical equipment, hybrid flowers or plants or other man made items cannot be in the image. The exception is identification banding, tags and radio collars or similar identification items attached to the animal. These are allowed.

Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph, but without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted, including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. All adjustments must appear natural. Removing or changing elements in an image by post processing techniques such as cloning, or content aware fill are not allowed. The image may be in color or monochrome but infrared images are not allowed.

January 2019 Special Techniques: "Monochrome or black and white". An image is considered to be Black and White only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) or gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (for example: sepia, gold, etc.)

An image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by having two or more colors does not meet the definition of monochrome and considered a color image.

Congratulations to our Photographers of the Year for 2017-2018!

Digital: Class A: Lynn Thompson. Class B: Herman Dirks.  Class C:  Carol Smith

Print: Class A: Janet Ballard. Class B: Herman Dirks. Class C: Dale Wiley



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