October 11, 2023. 7 PM
Ocotillo Room, Kino Center
Our speaker will be our very own VP, Jim Burkstrand.
Jim will give a talk titled "A Photography Road Trip".
This will cover his 5,700 mile August road trip to multiple national parks and a national memorial, along with two scenic train rides.
He will talk about trip preparation in addition to showing some representative photos.
We will have a Education meeting Weds night in the Kino Center, 7:00 pm.
The meeting will be in preparation for the Field Trip happening 2 days later. That field trip will be to Historical Canoa Ranch primarily to shoot the birds that are there.
The Education meeting will more of a camera & photo help session on shooting birds. Discussion topics included will be shutter speed, aperture settings, lighting, etc.
We hope to have some our experienced bird shooters lead the Q&A.
Historic Canoa Ranch
6:30 from CATC parking lot.
A ramada is reserved from 8:00 to 7:00. (a table out of the sun for socializing and storing equipment)
Lunch: at Canoa Ranch Golf Course at 12:15. A reservation for 15-20 has been made.
Photos from field trips can be seen on our Flickr site.
September 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
Photography Cheat Sheets
As Jeff presented in the June meeting, here are links to the two cheat sheets.
Exposure Cheat Sheet
Histogram Cheat Sheet
Quail Creek Walkabout
Rick Dawes recently organized a Quail Creek "Walkabout". The goal was to improve our photography skills by shooting subject categories and to better appreciate our community.
September Photo Contest
You can enter the member's September Photo Contest now! The theme is Monuments. Any club member can submit 3 photos. A photo has to be 13 months 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 - September 30, 2023.
Detailed Rules and Guidelines are here.
If you like to plan ahead, themes for future months can be found here.
August Photo Contest Winners
First Place : Ron Skelton “Dead Wood with Undergrowth”
Second Place: Larry Hudson “Weathered Pumphouse”
Third Place: Shari Rodgers “Rail Logs to Nowhere"
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the August photo contest. All of the images submitted will soon be found on our Flicker photo gallery.
The subject was Weathered Wood.
Judges comments can be seen here.
You can see all Contests on the club Flickr site. You can also see contest winners back to 2017 via the CONTESTS tab above.
You can join the Photography Club of Quail Creek any time during the year. Club Dues are $20.00 per household for 2023.
Current Members can renew at any time.
Print the PCQC Membership Form- fill out- bring to a meeting.
Q3 2023 Photo Challenge
The member’s Quarterly Photo Challenge runs from July 1 to September 30, 2023.
The new Q3 2023 Member's Challenge topic is Contrasting Subjects.
The photos need to be taken between Jul 1 and Sep 30, 2023
Two or more subjects having obvious strong contrast, eg, old/new, big/small, B&W/colorful, square/round, soft/hard, hot/cold, 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
Q2 2023 Photo Challenge Winners
First Place : Jon Williams “Water Drop Descending”
Second Place: John Tubbs ”Rock Squirrel Eating Berries”
Third Place: Larry Hudson "Watch Out for the Big Drops"
The topic was Small.
All of the challenge photos can be seen on our Flickr site on this page.
Past Challenge winners can be seen via the CONTESTS tab above.