Our January general meeting will be Wednesday, January 12th at 7pm in the Ocotillo Room at the Kino Center. We will have a guest presenter, photographer Bob Hills who will talk about "The Photographer's Eye: How to Compose Great Images". Bob has presented to us before and is a resident of Saddlebrooke Ranch. He always puts on a good presentation so be sure to join us.
We will have an Education meeting on Wednesday, Jan 19 at 7:00 in the Ocotillo Room at the Kino Center.
We will have a brief follow-up discussion as well as Q&A on the topic of Composition from last week's general meeting presentation.
Jim has also prepared a series of photos on the topic of Still Life which we will look at and discuss and critique composition.
Photos from the November field trip to Native Gardens can be seen here.
And here are a few photos from Native Gardens
January 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
January Photo Contest
You can enter the Quail Creek January Photo Contest now! The theme is Open! And it is for anyone in Quail Creek. You can submit photos on any subject. Any Community member can submit 1 photo. 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 pcqccontest AT gmail.com
Entry Deadline is midnight - January 31, 2022.
Detailed Rules and Guidelines are here.
If you like to plan ahead, themes for future months can be found here.
December Photo Contest Winners
First Place : Shari Rodgers “Crock Party”
Second Place: Steve Peipmeier “Saguaro Jump”
Third Place: Charles Shinner “Milky Way Over Empire Ranch”
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the December photo contest. All of the images submitted will soon be found on our Flicker photo gallery.
The subject was Open.
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 2022.
Current Members can renew at any time.
Print the PCQC Membership Form- fill out- bring to a meeting.
Q1 2022 Photo Challenge
The member’s Quarterly Photo Challenge runs from January 1 to March 31, 2022.
The new Q1 2022 Member's Challenge topic is Still Life.
A still life is a work of art that focuses on inanimate subjects. Usually, the subjects are commonplace objects. That can include both manmade objects (such as vases, items of clothing, and consumer products) and natural objects (like plants, food, rocks, and shells). A lot of emphasis is put on the arrangement of the items, the lighting, and the framing. Think Composition and Light.
The Challenge runs from Jan 1 through March 31.
This is often a slow time for outdoor photography, so let's do something different.
This challenge is a bit different than in the past. You won't be searching for a subject - you will be creating one.
A quote Jim found that he likes is:
"The major advantage offered by still life is the freedom to arrange the objects any way you want. ...That makes it a great genre to experiment with and it can help you become a better photographer. So once you understand how to create great still life photography, you’ll be well equipped to create better photo compositions in any situation."
Members may submit any photo with that perspective - 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 here. Submit all photos to jimmsp AT outlook.com
Q4 2021 Photo Challenge Winners
First Place : Steve Peipmeier “Madera Meditation”
Second Place: Charles Shinner ”Monument Valley Sunrise”
Third Place: Tom Cadwalader "Mexican Jay"
The topic was Our Arizona.
All of the challenge photos can be seen on our Flickr site on this page.