Club Camera Tucson Presents

LensMasters of the Southwest
An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography at the Ranch House Art Gallery
Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road, Tucson, AZ  85749

Exhibition Dates:  February 11 – March 16, 2017

The Great American Southwest has inspired artists with its amazing landscapes, rich and diverse cultures, and storied histories.  The lensmasters of Club Camera Tucson have captured the Southwest in an exhibit as interesting and diverse as its landscape, featuring color, black-and-white, and even abstract images of this amazing land and its people.

Come see the Southwest, through the lenses of these gifted photographers. And while you enjoy great photography at the Gallery, plan to spend a relaxing day at the park.  Agua Caliente’s ponds and spring support diverse wildlife, bird and fish populations.  The park and its historic ranch house appear on the National Register of Historic Places.  To reach Agua Caliente Park, take Tanque Verde Road east past Houghton Road to Soldiers Trail Road. Turn left (north) on Soldiers Trail Road. Turn right (east) on Roger Road. Park entrance is on your left.

Meet the Artists Reception:

Join us on Sunday, February 19, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. for refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists and learn about the Club. All attendees will receive a chance to win a piece of Fine Art for your home or office!  Drawing to take place at the Reception.  Must be present to win.

Photography Workshops:

Club Camera Tucson will host the following Instructional Photography Workshops at the Park during the time of the exhibition.  Space is limited to 25 attendees per workshop.  Participants must register in advance for the worskshop(s) of their choice—clicking on the title of the workshop will take you to the registration page.  We hope to see you there!

Capturing Nature’s Beauty through Photography:  Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 10:00 a.m. – noon.   Landscape photographer Steve Dell discusses the tools and techniques he uses to capture the magnificent beauty of nature that surrounds us. Steve shares tips for improving one’s photographic techniques both in the field and in the “digital darkroom,” discussing composition and different ways to “engage” the viewer in the scene.  Steve is a six-time president of Club Camera Tucson, and frequently judges photo competitions for other local photo clubs. He is an instructor in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, lectures in photographic technique, and he leads the Tucson Creative Cloud for Photographers Meetup Group.

First Steps in Night Photography:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  10:00 a.m. – noon.  Ever wondered how photographers capture those stunning pictures of the Milky Way, star trails, and night-time cityscapes? Learn the techniques and tools necessary to begin capturing these amazing photos for yourself, in this introduction to night time and sky photography workshop. This is a beginners-to-intermediate level workshop with nature photographer James Capo. To benefit from this workshop, participants should have a DSLR or mirrorless ILC camera capable of shooting exposures up to 30 seconds, a tripod, and photo-editing software.  James studied journalism and photojournalism at the State University of NY, transitioning from an early emphasis on sports and photojournalism to nature, wildlife, landscape and fine art photography.  He serves as the gallery & exhibit coordinator for Club Camera Tucson.

Useful Photo Tips and Techniques:  Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  10:00 a.m. – noon.  Club Camera Tucson President Tom Anderson presents a toolbox of helpful tips and techniques to benefit photographers of all skill levels. How do you get that cool starburst effect in your photos? What does a polarizing filter do and when should you use one? Are clouds important in outdoor photography and why?  These questions and more will be covered in this workshop, which will also offer an opportunity for participants to bring their own photography questions, and have them questions answered in this informative and fun presentation.  Tom is the owner of Desert Dreaming Photography which offers custom photo tours of the Southern Arizona region. Click here to view/download .pdf of the classroom presentations.

Introduction to Wildlife Photography:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  10:00 a.m. – noon.  Club Camera Tucson past president and nature photographer Ted Fleming introduces the basic equipment and techniques you’ll need to capture beautiful photos of birds and mammals in Tucson and beyond. Included will be a discussion of places to photograph wildlife in our area. Ted spent most of his career as a Professor of Biology, and his research specialty in tropical plant-animal interactions provided Ted the opportunity to travel extensively in the tropics for research, always with a camera in tow. Ted’s photos have appeared in Arizona Highways magazine, and in his published books.