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 Image is "Sun Rise at Monument Valley" by Larry McDonald.)
The slideshow is from our November 2022 Competition . (Click on the large image for full screen view, wait for images to load and then use back/forward arrow to view images.
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The Next General Meeting will be in the Navajo Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 1st. Our guest speaker will be club member Raul Lopez and he will explain on how to convert an image to B&W with one color.
The Next Competition Meeting will be in the Navajo Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 5th. Prints will need to be handed in between 5:30 and 6:30pm. No December Competition!
January Photo Subjects:
January 2023 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, however, no evidence of human activity should be visible.
To reiterate, 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.
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 2023 Special Techniques: Monochrome or black and white with one color. An image in this category must be predominately monochrome but one or more image elements must be color. The image editing technique needed in this category is selection and masking
Amended Rules for 2022 - 2023 Intra Club Competition.
2022-2023 Rotating Subjects and Techniques
2023-2024 Rotating Subjects and Techniques
Note: There will be no December Competitions.
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.
Here are the award winning photographers for our 2021 - 2022 competition year.
Class A Print Photographer of the Year – Linda Davis
Class B Print Photographer of the Year – Bob Little
Class C Print Photographer of the Year – NA
Class A Projected Image Photographer of the Year – John Thoma
Class B Projected Image Photographer of the Year – Shelley Hughes
Class C Projected Image Photographer of the Year – Ruth Massey
These are the 1 st place winning images from the 2021 - 2022 year end competition.
Class A: Lynn Thompson. " Foxes with Reflection"
Class B. Shelley Hughes. "Monochrome Snowy Egret"
Class C. Ruth Massey. "Bad Feather Day"
Class A. Linda Davis. "Mandrill Baboon"
Class B. Phyllis Peterson. "Lake Pekoe Reflections"
Class C. NA.