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. (May Banner Photo by Dan Dragoon. "The Needles")

The slideshow is from the Gallery of our member, Virgil Weber.

The Next General Meeting will be June 7 at 6:30 pm in the Ceramics room at Cottonwood. The topic is Astrophotography – The Final Frontier by Rob Baldwin.

"Almost everyone enjoys photography to some degree.  Fun photos of friends and family, reminders of vacations, pictures that take us places we have never been.  These days, photography is becoming more specialized like everything else – landscapes, portraits, nature, etc.  One of the niche areas of photography practiced by amateur astronomers is astrophotography.  This specialty focuses on photographing solar system objects like our moon the planets (with their moons) and deep space objects like nebulas, star clusters, other galaxies, and much more.  To create good images takes specialized equipment and a good understanding of astronomy."

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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