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. (November Banner Photo by Dan Dragoon. "Monument Valley"

The slideshow reflects the images from our November 2017 Competition . (Click on the large image for full screen view, wait for images to load and then use back/forward arrow to view images.  2017-2018 Rotating Subject and Techniques and 2018-2019 Rotating Subject and Techniques have been released by Wayne Divoky, our Competition Chair.  

Our next General Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club. Guests are always welcome!

Guest speakers are:

Beth Ruggeerio York: "Beth Ruggiero-York is a professional photographer who specializes in night and long-exposure photography. She teaches workshops for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops, Desert Botanical Garden, and independently, both in the US and Asia. Her book, Fun in the Dark: A Guide to Successful Night Photography, was released in 2015. Find out more about Beth’s book, photography, and workshops at www.ruggieroimages.com and www.funinthedark.net". (Beth York website)

Ron York: "Ron began working in the field with Lonnie and Roger at The Nature Workshops in the 1990s and led his first workshop with The Nature Workshops in 2003. He has also worked in the field for the Friends of Arizona Highways group of workshops over the past several years. Ron won the first annual photo contest with The Nature Workshops and has had his photography honored many times, including an exhibit of his underwater work at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Ron is an inspired instructor with several years of teaching experience. He leads workshops that are fun and effective." (Ron York website)

Our next Competition Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club. Guests are always welcome!

December 2017 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 in color or monochrome 

December 2017 Special Techniques: Close Up. This is an image of small subjects or parts of larger subjects. Achieving sufficient depth of field is the challenge with this technique. In some cases, just using a very small lens opening might be sufficient but in other cases some form of focus stacking may be needed. The image may be color or monochrome 

Congratulations to all the ACCC 2017 Fall Round up award-winning recipients from our club! 

As a whole, the club did well with 4 ea. individuals placings, 28 ea. honorable mentions and 58 ea. acceptances.

Here are the members who placed:

Mac Davey. 1st place. Print: Mono-Natural for a "Mother's Warmth".

Nancy Thoma. 2nd place. Projected Image: Creative for "Moon Beam".

Raul Lopez. 2nd place. Project Image: Rotating for "Panther Creek".

Janet Ballard. 3rd place. Print: Mono-Natural for "Arctic Fox Tucking In".

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

There is also a new gallery, 2017 Fall ACCC Round Up, for those members who wish to post their winning photos!

ACCC Winners.

Nancy Thoma. 2nd place.

Projected Image: Creative for "Moon Beam"



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