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). The Black and White SIG meet on the first Tuesday of each month. 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 10/9/19


September – 2019

Tuesday September 3, 2019 –  B&W SIG 

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

Thursday September 12, 2019 – “What I did last summer”

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

Members bring their individual photos on a thumb/flash drive of their summer work. Please name/number the individual photos in the correct order beginning with 001 then 002 .etc so that they will display in the correct order. In addition individuals may alternatively create a self-running video show in either .mp4, or .mov format on the thumb/flash drive.

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 19, 2019 – 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 26, 2019 – Program: Mike Christy

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

Bio: Mike Christy is a former photographer at the Daily Star newspaper. He now shoots for the University of Arizona athletic department.


October – 2019


Monday October 7, 2019 –  B&W SIG 

Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Boardroom – Reserved 7:00-9:007:00 P.M.

The program will be a discussion on ‘Seeing in Black & White,’ lead by Eric Peffer along with Ernie Schloss and Nelson Rodriquez.  We anticipate a lively discussion, so please come prepared with your ideas, thoughts and questions on this critical topic in B&W photography.

Note: This meeting is on Monday rather than the first Tuesday due to JCC holiday conflicts.

Thursday October 10, 2019– Member Critique

7:00 P.M.
Jewish Community Center, Tucson – Heritage Room

Members may present their work for non-judgmental discussions, comments and suggestions from their colleagues.

Please send your images as attachments in an email to Bruce Bartholomew at bjbemailacct@comcast.net and clearly indicate which photos are the Before and After shots. The deadline for emailing them is midnight on Wednesday October 9, 2019.

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

Thursday October 17, 2019- 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.
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Thursday October 24, 2019 – Program: Steve Williams – “Lessons from a Lifetime Underwater” focused to help improve 
our land based nature and landscape photography 

 

Bio: Steve Williams is an International Award winning underwater photographer and an elected member of the prestigious Ocean Artists Society.  He has been a certified scuba diver since 1968 with more than 5000 dives worldwide. He has been diving with a camera since 1978 and was a long time moderator on Wetpixel.com, an 18,800+ member underwater photography website.

Steve is the curator of the FinFoundationImages.com website used to support the Fin Foundation, based at the University of Arizona, it is dedicated to teaching the children of the southwest to love and respect the ocean. The Ocean Artists Society is dedicated to inspiring people around the world to a greater awareness of our need to preserve our natural world.  Steve and his wife Carmen are twenty-five year residents of Vail AZ.  More info can be found at www.FinfoundationImages.com and www.oceanartistssociety.org 

Steve’s personal website is www.HSWImages.com 

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


November – 2019

Tuesday November 5, 2019 – B&W SIG

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

Thursday November 14, 2019 – 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 & 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 13th. 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: Laura Hackenbrock

Thursday November 21, 2019 – 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/flash drive. Adding music to each slideshow is highly recommended.


December – 2019

Tuesday December 3, 2019 – B&W SIG

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

December , 2019- Digital Art SIG actual date to be determined.

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.

Thursday December 12, 2019 – Annual Christmas Party at El Corral Restaurant – Time: 6-9 PM

Address: 2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718

Phone: +1-520-299-6092

Meal selections to follow.

Remember by Dec 5th your reservations and selections should be sent to Leila Shehab (lsshehab@hotmail.com)
Your checks payable to Club Camera Tucson in the amount of $35 for each attendee should be sent to Leila Shehab. Location to follow.

Please outline specifically any special diet request.

Time: 6-9 PM


January – 2020


Tuesday January 7, 2020 – B&W SIG

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

Thursday January 9, 2020 – Photo Trek Slide Show + Digital Art SIG + B&W SIG Presentations

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

Members are encouraged to present their images from previous Club sponsored 2018-19 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 16, 2020 – 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 23, 2020 – Program: Greg McCown – “Title to follow”

Bio: I am a Tucson native and have lived here for the majority of my life. I am married to the most amazing woman ever and we have the best children. Photography started as a hobby many years ago. It has quickly developed into an obsession.  Quite some time ago someone asked if she could buy several of my pictures that I had hanging in my office.  What I originally saw as a hobby has now evolved into something much more.  

Greg is a Tucson-based storm, night and landscape photographer who will expand he’s presentation from the recent MonsoonCon event.

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


February – 2020


Tuesday February 4, 2020 – B&W SIG

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

Thursday February  13, 2020- Competition + Creative Prints – No Projected Creative for this month

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

Send your images as attachments in an email to Steve Dell at stevedell@comcast.net. Deadline for sending images is midnight on February 12th. 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: Ana Gonzalez

Bio:

Thursday February 20, 2020 – 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 27, 2020 – Program: Steve Dell – “Selecting the Right Paper For Your Printed Images”

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

Bio: Steve Dell started shooting film years ago to capture images of his champion Cocker Spaniel in competition. However, frequent corporate transfers had him put the camera away for years. Then in the late 90’s Steve purchased his first digital “point & shoot” camera, & soon thereafter upgraded to a full-fledged dSLR. 

When Steve & his wife moved to Tucson from Ohio in 2003, he started to capture the beauty of nature, wildlife & landscapes of the Desert Southwest. He became recognized for his excellent eye & mastery of the photographic art. Steve is a six-time president of Club Camera Tucson, the largest & oldest camera club in Southern Arizona. He frequently judges photo competitions for local & statewide photo clubs. He is an instructor in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop, lectures in photographic technique, & he leads the Tucson Creative Cloud for Photographers Meetup Group. He’s a featured photographic artist at the Tucson Medical Center with more than 30 images on permanent display.

After many years shooting & enjoying Canon photography equipment, Steve recently started using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II with a variety of lenses. His favorite lens is an Olympus 7-14 f/2.8 pro zoom, a versatile lens for capturing the landscapes he loves to shoot.

SteveDellPhotography.com


March – 2020


Tuesday March 3, 2020 – B&W SIG

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

Thursday March 12, 2020 – Competition B/W only in usual categories including prints

Judge: Jeff Krueger

Bio: to follow

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

Image size and file naming instructions are on 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 March  11th. 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 March 19, 2020 –Digital SIG Art:

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 26, 2020 – Member Portfolio Program

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

Member Portfolio Description

A member portfolio is a group of images to be projected ( 20 images maximum) that reflect some common theme/subject that may be of interest to members. The image theme is totally of your choice and could be of a special place/event you’ve experienced, a special subject/hobby,  demonstrating some new process/software technique, etc, etc.  The images should be presented in a specific order of member choice and be open for informal discussion/questions, but not necessarily critique as we do in our Critique programs.  The member should be prepared to verbally discuss/explain his/her images as they are presented.   

Members are to bring their images to the meeting on a USB flash drive at least 20 minutes ahead of time so the projectionist can load them into the computer.  Images should be labeled designating order of presentation, CCT, your name, and subject.   Example: “01_CCT_JSmith_hummingbirds”,  02_CCT_JSmith_hummingbirds”,  etc, etc.  The rule that images must have been shot within 18 mo. of current date does not apply.


April – 2020


Tuesday April 7, 2020 – B&W SIG

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

Thursday, April 9, 2020 – 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, and Creative. 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 8, to Bruce Bartholomew, who will be our projectionist for the meeting.  Send them as an attachment to an email (not embedded) to  Bruce at:  bjbemailacct@comcast.net bjbemailacct@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”.
Bruce 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 Bruce.

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: Vicky Stromee

Thursday April 16, 2020 – 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 23, 2020 –  Program: Mike “Spike” Ince – Title to Follow

Bio: to follow


May – 2020


Tuesday May 5, 2020 – B&W SIG

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

Thursday, May 14, 2020 – Member 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 8th.

Before and after shots are preferred but not required.

Thursday May 21, 2020 – 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 28, 2020 – Program: Ben Knoot – Tucson-based photographer – Program Title to follow

Bio:  Ben is a 23 year old nature photographer originally from California. Before graduating in 2018, he studied Environmental Policy and Environmental Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington State.

Ben now leads educational and instructive photography tours and workshops for Tropical Birding Tours; http://www.tropicalbirding.com Ben’s goal while guiding is to provide a memorable, exciting and successful experience so that other people can enjoy photographing earths beauty as much as he does.

Ben has been published by several organizations including, Natures Best Photography, Audubon, Ranger Rick, NANPA, Wildlife Photo Magazine and the BBC. His deep love and passion for nature has guided and will continue to guide the way he chooses to live his life, with a sense of wonder and curiosity of all things new and exciting. Ben Knoot


June – 2020


Tuesday June 2, 2020 – B&W SIG

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

Thursday, June 11, 2020 – 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: Paul McDermott

Bio: to follow

Thursday June 17, 2020 – 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 25, 2020 – Club Members’ Slideshows with audio

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/flash drive. 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 2020.