Club Camera Tucson currently has four special interest groups (SIGs). As the name implies, a SIG focuses on a single topic or aspect of photography. Sigs have their own meetings apart from the regular twice-monthly club meetings.
Because of the pandemic, the nature of our treks will change. CCT will not arrange ridesharing. All of our destinations will be outside, in places where we can spread out. We may have lunch as a picnic with plenty of social distancing when the location permits. “Distributed” treks will be an option, where we identify a destination but people go there on their own instead of in a group all at the same time. The point is to have an opportunity to see how other people capture the scenes we’re visiting.
The SIG meetings will have two parts: For example in the Trek SIG we will discuss potential places to go; and we’ll share photos of places we’ve been. Club members are welcome to join in the Zoom meetings even if they haven’t participated in any outings.
The Trek SIG will normally meet on the 2nd Tuesdays at 7 pm. Please contact Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive a Zoom link. The first meeting will be on September 15, the 3rd Tuesday, so it will follow the first CCT meeting of the year.
Black & White SIG
The B&W SIG, lead by Eric Peffer and Mariann Moery , typically meets on the 1st Tuesday at 7 pm online using ZOOM and aims to explore all aspects of black & white photography. Activities will include everything from composing and shooting techniques for B&W to image processing from conversion through printing. In addition, we will also discuss the aesthetics of B&W, B&W as fine art, and reasons for shooting in B&W. SIG meetings will include critiques, processing tutorials, presentations and discussions of B&W-related topics of interest to members.
Digital Art SIG
The Digital Art SIG, led by Jim Wertheimer, normally meets at 7 pm the 3rd Thursday of the month on ZOOM. This SIG encourages people to show and discuss work that involves any form of digital creativity and tools, ranging from simple Photoshop manipulation intended to improve realistic photos to multi-media creations involving alternative processes. If you think digital art is only exaggerated abstracts you are going to be surprised and pleased.
The basic meeting form has participants critiquing each other’s work and discussing the methods used to create it. The Digital Art SIG now works ONLINE with ZOOM images. Members are requested to show “before” and “after” images so folks can see where each image started. On occasion we bring in outside experts who will discuss a variety of topics related to digital art.
In the portfolio SIG now online using ZOOM, people show and discuss a group of related photos. The images in a portfolio can be thematically related, stylistically related, and so forth; the intention is to show the results of a conceived and designed project or body of work. The Portfolio SIG meets on the 1st Thursday of the month using ZOOM. If you are interested in this SIG should an opening arise, please email email@example.com to get on the wait list. Portfolio SIG meetings are not listed on the Calendar.