The Photo Club is comprised of residents of the Sun City Lincoln Hills community in Lincoln, CA.

Below is a list of our monthly meetings and activities

General Meeting - 2nd Wednesday @ 9:00AM
 

The General Meeting, in Kilaga Presentation Hall usually features a guest speaker on a specific aspect of photography. It also is a forum to discuss current and upcoming events of interest.

Summaries of General Meeting Presentations are archived  HERE   

YouTube links to General Meeting videos are  HERE   
 

Field Trips
 

Find information on recent field trips   HERE 
 

Exhibits
 

Exhibitions offer club members an avenue to show their photographs. Some use these occasions as an opportunity to sell their work. Find information on current and upcoming exhibits below.  Overview of our Exhibit Efforts can be found   HERE 
 

Board Meeting, OC Multipurpose Room - One day before the General Meeting
 

Board Meetings are open to any current Photography Club member.  Copies of the approved "Board Meeting Minutes" are posted   HERE 
 

Facebook Page
 

This “member only” tool is used to communicate photography ideas, promising sites, area photography activities, and conversation

To join, click link:   LHPC Facebook 

Lifestyles Photography Group
 

The Lifestyle Group provides photo journalistic services to Sun City Clubs and Community Association sponsored events and activities. The Group is accepting assignments. We welcome any Photography Club member who is interested in this type of photography to call Klara Kleman (the Group Coordinator). See the full announcement on the Lifestyles Page under the ACTIVITIES tab.    HERE  
 

Enhancement SIG - 1st Wednesday @ 9:00AM
 

The purpose of the Photo Enhancement SIG is to help you make your photos better using photo editing software. Meetings are in the OC Multipurpose Room. For more info go to the SIG's Webpage  HERE   
 

Round Table SIG - 4th Wednesday @ 9:00AM
 

The Round Table SIG provides an opportunity for any member to discuss any topic related to photography. It is the perfect forum for asking all of those, "How do I" questions. For more info about the Round Table SIG click  HERE 
 

Learning SIG - 3rd Wednesday every other month 
 

The Learning SIG is structured by topic and technique. Topic examples may include street photography, vacation photography and night photography; while technique examples include composition, ISO, shutter speed, selective focus, etc. To review the past meetings, click. New. this year, every other month the topics will be enhancement techniques.HERE   

April Virtual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 9:00AM via GoToMeeting
Subject: "Composition and the Refinement Process"
Speaker:  Spencer Cox   

Spencer is a photographer and YouTuber who focuses on landscapes, travel, and nature. His photos have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

In 2015 he was chosen as Nature’s Best Youth Photographer for a macro photograph of a brown anole lizard in Florida. The next year, a set of his landscape photos from Iceland won the Travel Photographer of the Year competition for his age category. These images have been shown at museums in London, Beijing, and Malta, as well as printed in Outdoor Photographer magazine.

Spencer currently films YouTube videos and writes for the website Photography Life, which, at 30 million views per year, is one of the largest photographic resources online. He has also written articles for Digital Photographer and Progresso Fotografico magazines.

Spencer is 24 years old and lives in Colorado.  You can learn more about Spencer and see his amazing gallery on his website:  https://www.spencercoxphoto.com

You may view Spencer's presentation [HERE].

Spencer Cox

The Learning SIG is Resuming

With Some Changes We Hope You Will LOVE!

Day Change: The Leaning SIG is resuming in February. Originally scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, it will now be held on the 3rd WEDNESDAY. The 9:00 AM start time will remain the same. 

Also new this year: every other month will focus on enhancement techniques for the prior month topic. For example, the February topic will feature photography tips and techniques for landscape photography. The March SIG will feature tips and techniques for enhancing your landscape photos.

Looking forward to seeing ALL of you there! Virtually there, of course!

                   Virtual Enhancement SIG: Hosted by  John Neil 
                                                         
Wednesday, April 7, 2021    9:00 AM-11:30AM (PDT)    
                          ENHANCEMENT CONSIDERATIONS                                                                                
Last month Truman Holzclaw's presentation gave us tips on landscape photography. John Neil reviewed some tips on how you can improve the shots you have taken through enhancement programs.
Basic Photo Enhancement Consideration Topics:
 

I.  What level of enhancements do you want or need?
  A.  What is your level of computer competence ?
  B.  How much time do you want to invest?
  C.  How much money do you want to invest?
II.  What do you expect the software to do?
  A.  Nothing – in camera
  B.  Automatic – I will take what it does
  C.  Basic editing
  D.  Advanced editing

You may view John's presentation [HERE].

Link to Truman's presentation on Landscape Photography [HERE]

See Mike Johnson's Newly Updated Gallery

Click on Photo to go to his Gallery Page on this Website

Mike Johnson
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Photos by Mike Johnson

Upcoming Field Trips

NOTE:  Photo Club Field Trips and Adventures are Restarting!  (Please read the Covid-19 Warning below)

Please join us for our annual spring:
                "Photo Safari at Ferrari"
          field trip walking tour hosted by guides:

                 Larry White & Truman Holtzclaw

 

               Scheduled for Friday, April 2, 2021.

                  The invitation from Les Thomas is attached:

Please contact Les Thomas for any questions.

COVID-19 Warning:

Using Disneyland's reopening COVID-19 warning:  "An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Disneyland Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19."

 

The same applies to anyone attending any of our Club's field trips.  Each person is solely responsible for their own COVID related behavior and risks. As the field trips in our immediate future are outdoor venues such as walking on popular trails you should expect that not 

everyone will be wearing masks and distancing may be difficult.  If you are not comfortable with that, you should not attend.

We are putting together a photo gallery of past field trips. To view it, click   HERE  

Upcoming Field Trips will be announced during our General Meeting and details will be included on this website on the  ACTIVITIES - FIELD TRIPS page for your planning.

We have posted over 40 interesting locations on the RESOURCES -> PHOTO LOCATIONS page of our Website:   click   HERE    to view the list of locations. Check these out to plan a trip on your own, and consider forming a small group of friends to go with you.

                                                                                                                                -- Les Thomas  

Exhibits

Photo by Vicki White

Current Exhibit - Buonarotti's Restaurant

We are currently exhibiting in Buonarotti's Restaurant.  We are sharing the opportunity to exhibit with the Painters Group on a four month rotation during 2021.  We hung our photos on July 2 2020.  Photographers participating include Rhonda Campbell, Wendy Gotcher, Pete Henshaw, Stephanie Huntingdale, Phil Huntingdale, Vicki White, and Loren Winckler.

We will LEAVE our current prints up until September. Next opportunity to exhibit will START in early January 2022.  Send your digital files and application form to Vicki White (vickiawhite@me.com) by December 10.

Photo by Jim Moon

Current Exhibit - Kilaga Springs Spa

Photographs for the current Kilaga Springs Spa Exhibit were hung on Sunday, February 9th and will be there through December 2020.   Currently there are photographs from Club Photographers: Jim Wronkiewitcz, Ron Nabity, Mary Beth Quallick, Truman Holtzclaw,  Jim Moon and Klara Kleman

 

Themes of the photo images, which must be followed for each Spa room, are: Ponds, Beaches, Lakes, Meadows, Forests, Streams and also Landscapes and Flowers.

Photo by Stephanie Huntingdale

Current Exhibit: Simple Pleasures Fall/Winter Exhibit

The Fall/Winter 2020/21 Exhibit started on November 2 and will run until June 7, 2021.  The theme for our Fall/Winter exhibit is Macro Photography (close up), flowers, trees or your favorite photo. Photographers included:  Rhonda Campbel, Stephanie Huntingdale, Klara Kleman, Ron Nabity, Steve Stewart, Charlie Schuman, and Vicki White.

We will START back again September 6 till January 3.  Send your digital files and Application Form to Klara (kkleman1@gmail.com) by August 13.

Photo by Rhonda Campbell

Orchard Creek Rotunda Exhibit

The Orchard Creek Rotunda Exhibit was scheduled to take place in August and September. This is a special exhibit. Due to the uncertainty of when the Lodge will reopen, we do not have an exact date to submit your entries.

There is only one criteria for the Orchard Creek Exhibit - you must have exhibited at Simple Pleasures at least once as a Club member.  Digital Files and your Application are due to Rhonda Campbell -  Rhonda.photoart@gmail.com.  Due to the uncertainty of when the Lodge will reopen we do not have an exact date to submit your entries.  Check back in a few weeks for the deadline to submit your application and digital files.

 

Would you love to exhibit your photos at Simple Pleasures or some of the other great venues available to the Photo Club

but don't know how to get started?  Check out our Photo Display Guide, click on the PDF icon:   

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Simple Pleasures
    Application

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Buonarotti's 
Application

Photo Display
      Guide

SCLH Photography Club Facebook Page

This is a place for SCLH Photography Members to have a conversation about photography, cameras, and places to shoot photography in the area. You can ask a specific "how to" or "where can I find..." or "how can I improve this shot?" or "thinking of going to.....does anyone want to come too?" You can post great photography-related websites that others might like. Use your creativity.  The SCLH Photography Club Facebook page is accessible to all residents of Sun City Lincoln Hills.

 

There are a few rules.

  1. No politics, none, nada.

  2. The only things you can sell on this page are photography equipment that is usually sold within the club like reselling cameras, printers, etc. Nothing else. Nothing.

  3. Constructive criticism only when critiquing. (Don't tell us that it was a stupid, boring shot, We'll figure it out anyway.)

  4. If you are selling your photography, protect your copyright. You may not want that one up on the Internet on Facebook. Post a link to your photography website instead.

To join, use this link:   LHPC Facebook