Covid 19 Is for the Birds
Thanks to Bob MacDonald
Our May monthly meeting will be something of an experiment. On Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00, Jim Burkstrand will attempt an online meeting via Zoom.
We will continue the National Geographic Travel Photography series and here are the course materials:
Travel Video no 19 Street Scenes and Neighborhoods
Travel Video no 20 Workflow on the Road
Everyone should have gotten an email from Jim on connecting to the Zoom meeting but we will reproduce the email here:
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.
I will have a short "test drive" of Zoom with you before Weds so that we can be sure your connectivity works. That is in your best interest if you have never used Zoom.
I will set up that test two times. Both will be on Monday, May 11. The first will be at 3:00 pm, the second will be at 7:30 pm.
You can attend either one (or both); or neither if you have used Zoom before. It will last about 5 min or so.
The invite for 3:00 will not work for the 7:30 meeting.
For your reference, if you were to have an issue or problem on that Weds, you can text me at nine five two - two one zero -6350.
The Education meetings are CANCELLED until further notice.
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.
May 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.
April Photo Contest Winners
First Place : John Tubbs “Crested Caracara Landing”
Second Place: Nick Pulcinella “Rufous Hummingbird”
Third Place: Steve Piepmeier “Stretching After Nesting”
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the April 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.