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. (July Banner Photo by Bob Little. "Alaska".

The slideshow is from the Gallery of our member, Nancy Thoma.

The Next General Meeting will be in the Ceramics room in Cottonwood at 6:30 pm on August 2.

A note from Jan regarding the meeting. "The topic is going to be still life which is one of our upcoming topics this year. Dan Dragoon and available mentors will be manning stations (there is probably only room for about 3 stations) with background and lighting set ups.  We will be bringing some items for still life but encourage attendees to bring some of their own items they would like to shoot so more is learned about lighting, reflections and absorption. That will also allow for more variety if the images are used in competition. If they have a some items they have an attachment to they will probably be more likely to produce a more special photo. They could also bring items like fruit, flowers or wine. They can feel free to mix and match with others. This is also a good opportunity to try high key. They will need to bring their camera, tripod and remote if they have one. Flashes are not required as we will provide lighting. If they have a special backdrop they want to try they can bring it and we can use it time permitting."

Our End of the Year Dinner gave us the opportunity to to present to John Beamer, our friend, mentor and past President a Lifetime Honorary Membership. Congratulations John for all that you have given to the camera club over the years!



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

Congratulations to all who participated in the ACCC 2018 Spring Roundup!

spreadsheet is attached depicting all club members who participated and their respective awards.

There is also a new gallery, 2018 Spring ACCC Round Up, for those members who wish to post their winning photos!

From Lynn Thompson, our ACCC Liaison. "Congratulations to the Sun Lakes Camera Club members who entered prints or digital images in the ACCC Spring Roundup. We had a total of 178 images, either print or digital, entered. Of that total, 87 received some sort of recognition, be it an acceptance or honorable mention, or medal. That works out to almost 50% of our images receiving recognition. That is excellent in that only 40% of the total images entered receive recognition. We have many excellent photographers in our club.

As individuals, William Lewis received a first place in digital open for “Milky Way at White Pockets” and a second place in Rotating Prints for “Next Stop Silverton.” Lynn Thompson received a first place in digital mono for “Raccoon Pair”, a second place in Mono Prints for “Winter Bison”, and Best Landscape Award for the same image. Mac Davey received a third place in Digital Open for “Where’s Spring?” Our members received many Honorable Mentions and Acceptances for the images they entered. But it’s not about winning. It is about participating and enjoying the process. The real winners are those who learn and grow from the experience.

The next Roundup will be in the Fall of 2018. It is never too early to start getting some of your favorite images to enter and to make plans to attend the event."

                          "Next Stop Silverton".  William Lewis                                                  "Milky Way at White Pockets".  William Lewis



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