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 meetings will be announced at a later date. 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 9/3/18


September – 2018


Thursday September 13, 2018 – “What I did last summer”

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

Members bring their photos on a thumb/flash 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 20, 2018 – 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 27, 2018 – Program: It’s A Small World

Award winning photographer Joe Webster will provide a glimpse into the tiny world around us. For those who are looking for different subjects, macro photography may be an alternative. The goal of his presentation is to look at photography with a different perspective, expand photographic horizons, and try new techniques. It is Mr. Webster’s belief that macro photography is within the grasp of any photographer, whether a beginner or a seasoned pro. It doesn’t require a large investment and it can be accomplished with almost any photographic gear. He will demonstrate the basic equipment to get started and introduce techniques to make art from even the littlest subjects.

Bio: Joe Webster is an award winning photographer who began his photographic journey as a photo journalist with a small Mid-western newspaper. His first assignments were shooting sports with a 4×5 Speed Graphic, graduating to medium format, and on to 35mm. He studied under master photographer Pete Bertram, both in studio skills and darkroom technique.
Mr. Webster, along with his business partner, started the first one hour photo lab in Texas. The Hour Photo Corporation grew to 10 stores before Webster sold his share ran two stores of his own. While operating his stores, he wrote a column for the local newspaper called “Backyard Safari”. The column included critiques for cameras, film and photographic equipment, as well as “how to” tips on photographing around the neighborhood.
He has developed a series of programs designed to help improve the skills of both the novice and advanced photographers. The topics include macro photography, shooting award winning photos around the house, and still life photography. He also has presentations that are both historical and geographical, as well as being aimed at Arizona tourism.
His photographs have been published in national magazines and newspapers and displayed in galleries in Prescott, Wickenburg, and Phoenix. Mr. Webster is president of the Prescott Camera Club and the past president of the Arizona Camera Club Council. He is on the organizational team of the Yavapai Digital Arts and Photography Club and is currently a docent at the Phippen Museum of Western Art and Heritage.

 


October – 2018


Thursday October 11, 2018 –  Membership Critique night

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

Note: This meeting may slip a week due to religious holiday schedule at the JCC. Check here often.

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 18, 2018 – 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.

Thursday October 25, 2018 – Program: Sharon K. Shafer – “Circle of Animal: Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild”

In this photographic exploration of the artificial breach between humans and the natural world, Schafer argues that her black and white prints are messages from the edge. These photos are warnings of our growing estrangement with the natural world and the desperate need to recognize and accept our place in nature. These photographs are a reminder that humanities’ deepest fear is not that we are separate from nature but rather that we a part of it.

These large-scale images, have toured the country and were recently exhibited at the Ironwood Gallery at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ.

Bio

Sharon K. Schafer has a varied background ranging from painter and photographer, to wildlife biologist and guide. Now as a full-time artist, she combines two loves – Nature and Art.

After graduating from Humboldt State University with a degree in Wildlife Management she worked as a field wildlife biologist. In an effort to combine her interests in art and science, Schafer founded Skydance Studio and has since dedicated herself to the creation of images, exhibits, and art-based environmental education classes that promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

She is a signature member of both the Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation. Her work has been exhibited in the Senate Rotunda in Washington D.C. as well as in museums across the country.

Her sense of adventure and unflagging curiosity about the natural world has led her to every continent and to the very ends of the earth, where she has worked extensively as an artist, naturalist, photographer, and videographer in the Arctic, Antarctic, and the Sub-Antarctic Islands.

Sharon K Schafer
702.239.3673
skydancestudio@earthlink.net

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


November – 2018


Thursday November 8, 2018 – 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 7th. 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: Vicky Stromme

Thursday November 15, 2018 – 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 – 2018

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

Thursday December ??- 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.

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

Thursday December 13, 2018 – 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 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


January – 2019


Thursday January 10, 2019 – 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 2017-18 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 17, 2019 – 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 24, 2019 – Program: Ron Niebrugge – “Animalscape – Combining Landscape and Wildlife Photography” & “My Favorite Places in Alaska for Photography”

Bio: Ron, along with his wife Janine, decided to follow his passion for photography on a full time basis in 2002, leaving comfortable corporate jobs for the unknown life of a photographer. Ron’s images have caught the attention of many businesses such as National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney World, Smithsonian, the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. Ron owns his own stock photo agency, Nieburgge  Images and is also represented by stock agencies in the US and abroad. He also leads many photo tours both in Alaska, Antarctica, and the United States and abroad. The couple owns and operates “Desert Photo Retreat” in the Tortolita Mountains outside of Tucson, Arizona. www.desert-photo-retreat.com

Ron and Janine now split their time between Seward, Alaska and Tucson, Arizona.

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


February – 2019


Thursday February  14, 2019- Std.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 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: Ana Gonzalaz

Bio:

Ana was a Polaroid Creative Use Consultant and lead workshops on Polaroid Emulsion (lifts) and Image Transfer processes. She has presented her workshops at The Print Center in Philadelphia, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, the Highland Cultural Center, the Somerset Art Association, the Garrison Arts Center, and at local camera clubs in the NYC tri-state area. She also led private workshops to suit the student’s schedule and interests

In 2002, Ana was awarded a Special Opportunity Stipend grant by the New York Foundation for the Arts and the NYS Council for the Arts. Among her awards are the Phillip Isenberg Memorial Award (1st prize in photography) at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit and 2nd prize in photography at the Housatonic Art League Art Show.

One of the premier stock agencies for nature photographers, Animals Animals/Earth Scenes, has represented her work since 1989. Her images have been used in the Velvet Claw Portfolio of BBC Wildlife Magazine, by Hallmark Cards on the cover of their Untamed Africa calendar, on the video cover for Predator: Polar Bears from Time/Life videos, and by other educational and promotional firms.

The Piermont Flywheel Gallery (Piermont, NY), The Flat Iron Gallery, (Peekskill, NY), and the M. J. Ellenbogen Gallery (White Plains, NY) have exhibited her work, and her images have been part of numerous solo and group exhibits in the NYC tri-state metropolitan area.

 

Thursday February 21, 2019 – 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 28, 2019 – Program: Alex Badyaev – “What makes an image unforgettable?  Insights from judging the world’s largest nature photography competition”

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

Bio:

Alex Badyaev is a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona and a frequent writer and illustrator for natural history magazines. His scientific work, nature photography, and popular science writing have all been recognized by major international awards and fellowships. Most recently he was a category winner in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for three years – the competition for which he was recently a judge and the one that will be the focus of this program. 

www.tenbestphotos.com


March – 2019


Thursday March 14, 2019 – Competition B/W only in usual categories including prints

Judge: Laura Hackenbock

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  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.

Thursday March 21, 2019 – 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 28, 2019 – Member Portfolio Program

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 bring your images to the meeting and give to our projectionist for the evening .


April – 2019


Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Competition

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

Judge: John Nemo

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 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.

Thursday April 18, 2019 – 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 25, 2019 – Program: Alan M. Johnson – Program description to follow


May – 2019


Thursday, May 9, 2019 – 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 16, 2019 – 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 23, 2019 – Program: Dean K. Ketelsen


June – 2019


Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 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 20, 2019 – 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 27, 2019 – 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 2019.