This is where to come for all the latest on upcoming Club Camera events. The club’s year runs from September through August. We have two monthly meetings and we aim for monthly field trips.  This page lists all twice-monthly club meetings as well as meetings of the Digital Art Special Interest Group (SIG). Meetings of the Portfolio Special Interest Group are closed at this point and hence not listed. Field Trips are listed on their own page.
-updated 12/01/17


September – 2017


Thursday September 14 – “What I did last summer”

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Members bring their photos on a thumb drive of their summer work for non-judgmental discussions, comments and suggestions from their colleagues. Image size and file naming instructions are on our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page.

This will be a fun kick-start to our club calendar year.

In addition the President will outline goals and new plans for the year.

Thursday September 21 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Check at front desk for room assignment.

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Thursday September 28 – Program: Rene’ Clark-“Dancing Snake Nature Photography”

Learn the basics, and my process for photographing Reptiles and Amphibians in the wild. Learn what to wear and bring into the field, as well as basic photographing techniques, editing tips, and what authors and editors are looking for in a publishable herp photo.

Bio: Rene’ Clark

Nationally published nature photographer Rene’ Clark of Dancing Snake Nature Photography, specializes in capturing the beauty of Southern Arizona’s wild inhabitants. Named one of the top Reptile blogs by Herp House Magazine, Rene’s work has been featured on “The Reptile Living Room” web show, as well as working with various authors to supply photos for scientific and natural history publications. Partnering with Arizona Game and Fish, The Turtle and Tortoise Survival Alliance, and the Tucson Herpetological Society, Rene’ has co-taught wildlife photography workshops, and has given lectures on photographing herpetofauna in the field. Rene’ has had work featured in the Haunted Hands Gallery in downtown Tucson, as well as sold commercially in various shows and art fairs. She is happiest behind the camera, whether it’s photographing a splendid sunset, or lying in the dirt to photograph a rattlesnake in strike position. From feathers to fangs, nothing is off limits. With the lens trained on everything from sunsets to spiders, Rene’ Clark strives to capture the striking beauty of the Southwest with a passion for the wildlife and natural majesty of the Arizona Sonoran Desert.

Dancing snake nature photography is available on Facebook, Printerest and Flickr.


October – 2017


 

Thursday October 19 – Digital Art SIG + Regular Membership Critique night

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Check at front desk for room assignment.

Note: This evening our normal October 12th meeting will be held one week later on October 19 due to Jewish Holiday. Members must choose to attend the Digital Art SIG in the Board room or our regular Members Critique that will be moved from the Heritage Room to the “Kitchen” one floor up.

Members bring their photos on a thumb drive for non-judgmental discussions, comments and suggestions from their colleagues. Image size and file naming instructions are on our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page.

Remember Digital Art folks, please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Thursday October 26 – Program: “Chasing Storms and Shooting Weddings: A Passionate Journey”

“Mike will talk about his journey from a simple passion for weather to a full-time professional photography career chasing storms and shooting weddings. A simple lightning bolt when he was a kid sparked a love affair with weather that has now seen his work used across the globe from TV to movies, commercials, documentaries, concerts and art displays, plus magazines and weather journals.”

Bio: Mike Olbinski

“Mike is a Phoenix-based professional photographer specializing in storm chasing, time-lapse filmmaking and wedding photography. He’s married with three wonderful kids and a wife who supports him without question. Well, without too many questions. His time-lapse work has been licensed by Al Gore, National Geographic, BBC, Lamborghini, State Farm and even appears in Thor The Dark World. Recently he won an Emmy in 2016 in conjunction with Channel 3. Mostly he’s a homebody who loves Game of Thrones, House of Cards, reading books when he has time and being with his family.

See more of Mike’s work at www.mikeolbinski.com

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson


November – 2017


Thursday November 9 – Competition

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Each club member may submit up to 3 entries, but no more than 2 of them can be projected images. This competition uses our four standard categories: Nature, Hand of Man, Creative, and open prints. Image size and file naming instructions are in our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page.

Send your images as attachments in an email to Steve Dell at stevedell@comcast.net. Deadline for sending images is midnight on November 8th. Steve will not be available to accept images on the 10th. Reminder…if you are entering a print into the Competition, you must also email a file of the print to Steve.

Only the first 60 images received will be shown in the Competition. Please bring your competition prints to the meeting by 6:30pm. There is a $1 fee for each Competition entry. Please pay your fee at the back table before the start of the meeting.

Judge: Rene’ Clark

Bio: Rene’ Clark

Nationally published nature photographer Rene’ Clark of Dancing Snake Nature Photography, specializes in capturing the beauty of Southern Arizona’s wild inhabitants. Named one of the top Reptile blogs by Herp House Magazine, Rene’s work has been featured on The Reptile Living Room web show, as well as working with various authors to supply photos for scientific and natural history publications. Photographing for the UofA Herpetology Department, and the Tucson Reptile Show, as well as partnering with Arizona Game and Fish, The Turtle and Tortoise Survival Alliance, and the Tucson Herpetological Society, Rene’ has co-taught wildlife photography workshops, and has given lectures on photographing herpetofauna in the field. Rene’ has had work featured in the Haunted Hands Gallery in downtown Tucson, as well as sold commercially in various shows and art fairs. She is happiest behind the camera, whether it’s photographing a splendid sunset, or lying in the dirt to photograph a rattlesnake in strike position. With the lens trained on everything from saguaros to spiders and feathers to fangs, Rene’ Clark strives to capture the striking beauty of the Southwest with a passion for the wildlife and natural majesty of the Arizona Sonoran Desert.

Thursday November 16 – Club Members’ Slideshow

7:00 P.M. (moved up a week due to Thanksgiving)
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Always one of our most popular events. Members bring a four-to-six minute slideshow on a thumb drive or CD. Adding music to each slideshow is highly recommended.


December – 2017

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Thursday December 7 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Check at front desk for room assignment.

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Special note for those who have attended any of our Treks during the previous Club sponsored Treks from 2016-2017.

All members are encouraged to present their images from previous Club sponsored 2016-17 Photo Treks for an entertaining presentation and comparisons of what caught the eye of different trek participants.
Please submit your images, not later than 6 PM, Tuesday, January 2, to John Szafranski who is collecting the Trek images for incorporation into a slide show.  Limit the number of images sent, per each trek attended, to not more than six (6).  Be sure to label your image files with your name, title of the image, and image number to assure they will be shown in the order intended. Example:  “JBrown_CCT_Death Valley_01”   Send them as an attachment to an email (not embedded please) to John at:  ‘johnzi11391@gmail.com‘  John will confirm via email response that he has received your images.”

Image size and file naming instructions are on our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page

Thursday December 14 – Annual Christmas Party at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. Saint Andrews Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718

Meal selections are Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair pasta and chefs vegetable OR Filet of Sole Munierre OR Vegetarian option.

Remember by Dec 5th your reservations and selections should be sent to Sharon Pairman (gspairaz@gmail.com)
Your checks payable to Club Camera Tucson in the amount of $35 for each attendee should be sent to Sharon Pairman at:
3831 N Old Sabino Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ 85750

Please outline specifically any special diet request.

Time: 6-9 PM – Come early and take pictures from the balcony of the sunset over Tucson.


January – 2018


Thursday January 11 – Photo Trek Slide Show and Digital Art Print Show

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Members are encouraged to present their images from previous Club sponsored 2016-17 Photo Treks for an entertaining presentation and comparisons of what caught the eye of different trek participants.
Please submit your images, not later than 6 PM, Tuesday, January 2, to John Szafranski who is collecting the Trek images for incorporation into a slide show.  Limit the number of images sent, per each trek attended, to not more than six (6).  Be sure to label your image files with your name, title of the image, and image number to assure they will be shown in the order intended. Example:  “JBrown_CCT_Death Valley_01”   Send them as an attachment to an email (not embedded please) to John at:  ‘johnzi11391@gmail.com‘  John will confirm via email response that he has received your images.”

Image size and file naming instructions are on our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page.

Thursday January 18, 2018 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Thursday January 25 – Program: Bruce Taubert-“Photographing Arizona’s Wildlife: When, Where and How”

Bio:

Bruce Taubert will share 35 years of his images from all over the State of Arizona.  He will describe specific locations to take the best images, discuss how he took the 
images, and take any questions about Arizona’s wildlife and photography. 
From elk to hummingbirds to spiders and even fish Bruce has images of almost 
every animal in the state.

And, if you have not had a chance to review and purchase his new book Bruce 
will have copies of “Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildlife: 
When, Where, and How”.   If you are interested in photographing wildlife in 
any corner of the State this book is an invaluable resource.

Bruce leads photo workshops all over the world including Panama, Costa Rica, 
Ecuador, Namibia, Kenya, and loads of places in the United States.  Many of 
Bruce’s workshops are sponsored by Arizona Highways Photo Workshops and his 
work has been a mainstay of Arizona Highways Magazine.

You can see some of Bruce’s work at: www.brucetaubert.com and http://www.pbase.com/brucetaubert .


February – 2018


Thursday February  8- Competition

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Judge: John Nemo

John “Nemo” Nemerovski, tonight’s competition judge, has been active in photography his entire life. He has been a professional photographer, photo instructor, editorial writer, and club judge for 30 years. Nemo currently concentrates on assisting beginners and intermediates with Adobe Photoshop and Elements, and with iPad/iPhone tutorials. As a judge, he brings an educator’s approach to helping each participant learn useful tips and techniques to improve future photography.

Each club member may submit up to 3 entries, but no more than 2 of them can be projected images. This competition uses our four standard categories: Nature, Hand of Man, Creative, and open prints. Image size and file naming instructions are in Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques.

Send your images as attachments in an email to Steve Dell at stevedell@comcast.net. Deadline for sending images is midnight on February 8th. Steve will not be available to accept images on the 9th. Reminder…if you are entering a print into the Competition, you must also email a file of the print to Steve.

Only the first 60 images received will be shown in the Competition. Please bring your competition prints to the meeting by 6:30pm. There is a $1 fee for each Competition entry. Please pay your fee at the back table before the start of the meeting.

Thursday February 15, 2018 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Thursday February 22 – Program: John “Nemo” Nemerovski-“Intermediate Photo Editing and Enhancing on an Ipad, Iphone, tablets, and portable phones”

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Bio: John “Nemo” Nemerovski is MyMac’s Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop.

For more information, please contact John:

 www.mymac.com/author/john-nemerovski


March – 2018


Thursday March 8 – Critique

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Members may present their work for non-judgmental discussions, comments and suggestions from their colleagues. We do prefer a Before and an After image. Image size and file naming instructions are on our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page.

Please submit your images, not later than 6:00 PM, Wednesday March 7, to Steve Dell at stevedell@comcast.net . Send them as an attachment to an email (not embedded).  Be sure to label your image files with your name, CCT, and title of the image such as: “JBrown_CCT_Death Valley01_before”. Steve will confirm via email response that he has received your images.

Before and after shots are preferred but not required.

Thursday March 15, 2018 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Thursday March 22 – Member Portfolios

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Members may present their work for non-judgmental discussions, comments and suggestions from their colleagues. Image size and file naming instructions are on our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page. Please send your images as attachments in an email to Steve Dell at stevedell@comcast.net . The deadline for emailing them is midnight on March 21st.


April – 2018


Thursday, April 12 – Competition

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Each club member may submit up to 3 entries, but no more than 2 of them can be projected images. This competition uses our four standard categories: Nature, Hand of Man, Creative, and open prints. Image size and file naming instructions are in our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page.

Please submit your images, not later than 6:00 PM, Wednesday April 11, to Marc Sbar, who will be our projectionist for the meeting.  Send them as an attachment to an email (not embedded) to  Marc at:  ‘marc-sbar@comcast.net’.  Be sure to label your image files with your name, CCT, Initial of the Catagory, and title of the image such as: “JBrown_CCT_N_Death Valley”.
Marc will confirm via email response that he has received your images. Reminder…if you are entering a print into the Competition, you must also email a file of the print to Marc.

Only the first 60 images received will be shown in the Competition. Please bring your competition prints to the meeting by 6:30pm. There is a $1 fee for each Competition entry. Please pay your fee at the back table before the start of the meeting.

Judge: Lauren Walden Rabb

Bio: Lauren Walden Rabb is an art historian and author. She worked for a number of years as gallery manager for Hollis Taggart Galleries (NYC), and upon moving to Tucson opened her own gallery, The Gallery at Sixth and Sixth. In 2009 she became the Curator of the University of Arizona Museum of Art, a position she held until 2013 when she left and became Curator of Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program. Lauren has three published novels: Walking Through Time (1998), Interview with Mrs. Berlinski (2005), and The Rise and Fall of the Trevor Whitney Gallery (2014). Her shorter writings about art have appeared in the literary magazines The Whistling Fire, Driftwood Press, The Vignette Review, and Still Point Arts Quarterly.

 

Thursday April 19, 2018 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Thursday April 26 – Program: Dano Grayson: “Where science and art collide” – My journey from being a scientist to a wildlife photographer.

Bio: Daniel (Dano) Grayson has spent the years since University chasing incredible wildlife and weather phenomena around places as close to home as the Arizona desert, American Midwest and Florida Everglades to as far away as the High Andes Mountains, Deep Amazon Rainforest, even locations as remote as Rapa Nui. Working as a Field Researcher has allowed him access to some of the most pristine and bio-diverse places in the world. The photographs he presents are a catalog of incredible adventures too far off lands with inspiring wildlife encounters, sharing via photo, video or time Signature-Blacklapse the untouched lands that the digital world has long since forgotten.

Contact Dano at:  www.DanoGrayson.com

Some of Dano’s work can be found on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and Zenfolio. You can also Google The Pond at Elephant Head where as noted above Dano is the Owner/Director.


May – 2018


Thursday, May 10 – Critique

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson
Members may present their work for non-judgmental discussions, comments and suggestions from their colleagues. We do prefer a Before and an After image. Image size and file naming instructions are on our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page. Please send your images as attachments in an email to Steve Dell at stevedell@comcast.net . The deadline for emailing them is midnight on May 9th.

Before and after shots are preferred but not required.

Thursday May 17, 2018 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Thursday May 24 – Program: Dominic Arizona BonuccelliShooting Photojournalism/Editorial/Travel imagery around the world for Rick Steves Europe and Lonely Planet Travel Guides

BIO:
Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who has travelled to more than 80 countries – from Cuba to Cambodia and Kiribati to Tibet – capturing images as the lead photographer for Rick Steves’ Europe and Lonely Planet travel guides.

His forte is environmental portraiture, although his projects include corporate, editorial, travel, and fashion work, including music videos.

He has hosted six seasons of travel shows for Lonely Planet, the National Geographic Adventure Channel, Discovery Asia, the Travel Channel and the BBC across Latin America, Europe and Asia. His editorial work has been featured in Variety, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and he is the cover photographer for MovieMaker Magazine in Los Angeles.

His photographs are represented by AGE Fotostock (Spain), Arcangel (England) and Getty Images (USA). His film and photo clients include the Space Needle, the Gates Foundation, 3 Form, the Clinton Foundation and the United Nations. He has shot such luminaries as Stephen Hawking, Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Kenneth Branagh, Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama and Sting.

A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema, Bonuccelli is a dual American and Italian citizen, and is currently working on a coffee table book of his best images of the last 20 years for Rick Steves’ Europe.

 

 

 

 


June – 2018


Thursday, June 14 – Competition – Best of the Best

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Our Members winning photos from throughout the year will be judged to determine the Best of the Best. Always a popular event.

Judge: Mike “Spike” Ince

Bio: Mike Ince resides in the sun-filled desert of Mesa, Arizona. The AZ dark skies provide for lots of opportunities for him to chase the stars among many other nighttime shots in the state. During monsoon season and winter you will find him enjoying the weather and the many off-road trails in the area, with a camera in hand. He also enjoys soaking in nature along with traveling for a variety of landscapes, macro, wildlife photos. Mike is currently writing a few eBooks and developing other photography projects that will provide valuable learning utensils for aspiring photographers.

Thursday June 21, 2018 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Thursday June 28 – Club Members’ Slideshow

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Always one of our most popular events. Members bring a four-to-six minute slideshow on a thumb drive or CD. Adding music to each slideshow is highly recommended.

This will be a fun conclusion to our club calendar year, before we take our usual summer break for the months of July and August.

Regularly scheduled meetings will resume September 2018.


September – 2017


Thursday September 14, 2017 – “What I Did On My Summer Vacation”

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

Members bring their photos on a thumb drive of their summer work for non-judgmental discussions, comments and suggestions from their colleagues. Image size and file naming instructions are on our Submission Guidelines for Competition and Critiques web page.

This will be a fun kick-start to our club calendar year.

Thursday September 19, 2017 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.

Thursday September 28, 2017 – Program Meeting

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson

October – 2017


Thursday October 19, 2017 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.


December – 2017


Thursday December 7, 2017 – Digital Art SIG

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 6:30-9:30

Please bring all digital-art prints you would like to show and discuss. There are no projected images at this SIG.