Amazing Photos of Mount Lemmon Fires
Thanks to Bob Hills, Saddlebrook Ranch Photo Club
Our July monthly meeting will be by Zoom. On Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00, Jim Burkstrand will host the meeting. All are invited, even snowbirds!
We will continue the National Geographic Travel Photography series and here are the course materials:
Travel Video no 21 Photographing a City
Travel Video no 22 Photographing a Region: Tuscany
Everyone will get an email from Jim on connecting to the Zoom meeting but here are some technical details:
You will receive an email from my Gmail account on that day about 6:45 pm which will invite you to join my meeting. I will do that by email, as the email will contain both the meeting ID and the password to enter the meeting.
It will look like this (minus the red)
You should read the email on the device you will use to participate in the meeting. When you go to the link specified, please join the meeting with your video. You will then go into a waiting room. I will release you from that room to the meeting room. Be sure to also turn on your audio.
When the meeting starts, I will probably mute everybody.
We will have a Chat function available.
I have only had a few issues arise with a couple of iPads.
Check your junk mail if you don't see my email in a reasonable amount of time.
Please don't use Firefox as a browser to open your email that day. It may have audio problems. Check your device settings and be sure that your camera is turned on.
It will also work the best if you have no other applications open when we do the Zoom meeting.
And it will be faster if you download the Zoom app ahead of time.
We will have our June education meeting on Wed. June 17 via Zoom.
The topic will be photo retouching and you are all invited to retouch photos that Jim had previously sent out. And, of course, all are invited to attend the meeting.
Here is Jim's email invitation:
This is just a short note to remind you of the Education Meeting we will have via Zoom on Weds night, June 17, at 7:00 pm
I will send out the invitation to join the meeting about 6:45 pm that evening. Mark your calendar.
We will share photos that we edit, and discuss the hows and why we edited like we did.
A large number of you have already said that you would like to participate.
I have received some edits from a few club members. I'd like many more.
Please send them along to me as you do them. I would like them by Weds early afternoon so I can arrange them properly.
There are four of them to play with. Edit them 2 or 3 different ways if you want, depending on the mood you want to convey.
They are in a Dropbox folder for you to download at <url not shown here>. The Dropbox folder can be found in Jim's original email.
Just add your name or initials to the end of filename when you save it.
Doors and Windows Photography Walking Tour 2
April, 2020 ... CANCELLED
Photos from the February field trip to San Xavier del Bac can be seen here.
June Photos of the Month
Photos submitted by club members are shown above as well as on our Flickr web site. Send to jimmsp AT AOL.com
June Photo Contest
You can enter the member’s June Photo Contest now! The theme is Funny. Any PCQC member can submit up to 3 photos. A photo has to be 3 years old or less.
Please rename each file with the title of the image. Size your image to either 13”x 19” or 16”x 20” and then send all (large) jpg images to (copy and paste address) pcqccontest AT gmail.com
Entry Deadline is midnight - June 30, 2020.
Detailed Rules and Guidelines are here.
For members who like to plan ahead, you can find the list of topics for the 2020 contests here.
May Photo Contest Winners
First Place : Denny Huber “Visiting”
Second Place: Shari Rodgers “I See You”
Third Place: Steve Piepmeier “Cold Water Up Sabino Canyon”
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the May photo contest. All of the entries can be seen on the club Flickr site.
The judges comments can be seen here.
You can see all Contests on the club Flickr site.
You can join the Photography Club of Quail Creek any time during the year. Club Dues are $20.00 per household for 2020.
Current Members can renew at any time.
Print the PCQC Membership Form- fill out- bring to a meeting.
Q2 2020 Photo Challenge
The member’s Quarterly Photo Challenge runs from April 1 to June 30, 2020.
The topic is Nature. Pretty self-explanatory: includes everything from animals to plants, to trees and forests, mountains & valleys, weather, stars in the sky, etc.
Members may submit any nature photo - as long as it is taken during the current quarter.
See this page for a description and rules. Topics for the next challenges are also listed. Submit all photos to jimmsp AT outlook.com
Q1 2020 Photo Challenge Winners
First Place : John Tubbs “Purple Ceiling Glass”
Second Place: Steve Peipmeier ”Zip Refraction”
Third Place tie: Monte Hudson "Happy Valentines"
Third Place tie: Steve Peipmeier “Tucson Rodeo Flag Team 2020”
The topic was Dominant Color.
All of the challenge photos can be seen on our Flickr site on this page.