Jan 11, 2023. 7 PM
Ocotillo Room, Kino Center
Steve Dell will be making a presentation. Steve is an excellent photographer from Tucson and always gives us an entertaining and informative show.
Steve will also be giving photo critiques at 3:30 in the Ocotillo Room, so bring your photos on a thumb drive for him to review.
Meeting on Jan 18, 2023 in the Kino Center at 7:00 pm.
Jim Burkstrand's Topic will be:
Working with and Restoring Old Photos
Many people are interested in including photos with their genealogical records. Many of the photos which are found can be taken from old publications or old family albums, or simply from old shoe boxes stored in a family attic or basement. Many of these photos need “help” to bring them up to a quality level for sharing or printing.
This presentation will deal with ways to restore the photos that need some help. We will discuss converting these photos into a digital format via scanning or photography. Once digitized, we will show the various ways to process these digital photos and get them into a format that is easily used.
I will discuss the types of software that might be used and show the processes I use to complete a photo’s restoration. I will demonstrate the processes on old photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, together with software from Topaz – Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI, Gigapixel AI, and Photo AI.
Rick Dawes has entered the photos from the Tour de Tucson into “mini Field Trip Nov. 19, 2022: Tour de Tucson” into Flickr. He put them into dateline order.
You can see them here.
Photos from field trips can be seen on our Flickr site.
January Photos of the Month
Photos submitted by club members are shown above as well as on our Flickr web site. Send to rabadawes AT gmail.com
January Photo Contest
You can enter the member's January Photo Contest now! The theme is Sky. Any club member can submit 3 photos. A photo has to be 3 years old or less.
Please note that the rules have changed for 2023, so click on the link below. Most notably, photos must now be 13 months old or less.
Please rename each file with the title of the image. Size your image to 12”x 18” 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.
2022 Photo of the Year
June Contest - Reflections
Judges comments can be found here.
December Photo Contest Winners
First Place : Larry Hudson “American Kestrels”
Second Place: Tom Cadwalader “Leaning Under the Weight”
Third Place: Monte Hudson “Reading At 1st Grade Level”
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the November 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 2023 Photo Challenge
The member’s Quarterly Photo Challenge runs from January 1 to March 31, 2023.
The new Q1 2023 Member's Challenge topic is Culture.
The photos need to be taken between Jan 1 and Mar 31, 2023
You can see from the guidelines that it is really quite open; the main subject will represent, symbolize, or denote a particular culture. You probably have appropriate subjects in your home.
The main subject will represent, symbolize, or
denote a particular culture. Subjects might include art, food, clothing, dance, tools, structures, etc.
Send me (Jimmsp AT outlook.com) up to 3 photos taken during the quarter.
Remember, any post processing is allowed. If you add elements from another photo (like sky replacement) those elements must have been photographed by you within the quarter.
See the pcqc.org website for a link to the detailed rules.
So this is a great excuse to get out and shoot.
Have fun & stay safe,
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 2022 Photo Challenge Winners
First Place : Jeff Krueger “Double Crossed”
Second Place: Denny Huber ”Trans Siberian Orchestra”
Third Place: John Tubbs "Crested Caracara in Flight"
The topic was Looking Up or Looking Down.
All of the challenge photos can be seen on our Flickr site on this page.