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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   
 

Board Meeting, OC Multipurpose Room - Monday before the General Meeting @ 9:00AM
 

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

Field Trips and Great Adventures

To learn more about  above planned, recent and past trips and adventures  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 

 

Photography SIG (was Enhancement) - 1st Wednesday @ 9:00AM
 

The Photography SIG includes exploration of camera settings, composition tips, post processing tools, smart phone photography,  and specialized areas such as bird and Milky Way photography.  The presentations are developed to take into consideration the needs of beginner and intermediate photographers, as well as, a refresher for more advanced users.  Speakers and suggestions are welcome. Slide shows are posted on the club website for future viewing. For more info go to the SIG's Webpage  HERE   

October General Meeting

Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 9:00 A.M., Kilaga Presentation Hall

"SINGLE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY" 
Zoom in for a Closer Look with Arik Gorban

Many camera and smartphone photographers avoid using their flash units because the unfamiliar can be somewhat intimidating. We often use them as a last resort to get a picture when there is low ambient light. And how many of us have a flash unit that we have never used tucked away with our photography gear? In our October presentation, Arik Gorban will show us how to take advantage of small flash units and portable accessories to create quality, natural-looking, images. We will learn about portable lighting, light modifiers, and lighting techniques as well as how to utilize them for better results when photographing events, portraits, still life, and various natural subjects.

 

Topics covered include:

  TTL and manual flash modes

  Exposure metering and adding fill-flash to available light

  Slow sync speed and Rear Curtain sync

  Wired and wireless off-camera flash

  Techniques for using a single flash to get natural-looking pictures

  Small light modifiers (e.g., reflectors, umbrellas)

 

This Zoom presentation will be in the Kilaga Springs Presentation Hall on October 11 at 9:00 AM. Armed with this new knowledge, the November meeting will be a hands-on workshop to gain experience and confidence in using flash units!

 Arik Gorban

To join the Zoom meeting, launch your Zoom program or application, select "Join" and enter the login information below:
    Meeting ID: 898 7860 9429 , Passcode: 804706

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 Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra Fall Colors
Photography Trips - Check Out the Activities Section of our Website for Critical Information and Planning Documents
Travel Dates: 
Eastern Sierra - October 8, 9 & 10, 2023 
Lake Tahoe -October 16, 17 & 18 

Rick Maness, a member of our Field Trips and Challenges Team designed a Challenge with the theme Halloween!

Open the PDF file for the details.

 
Coming October 28

SHOW AND TELL AND PIZZA PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA!

 

 

The next Show and Tell Extravaganza is scheduled for Oct 28. The Show and Tell will be in the Kilaga Springs Presentation Hall from 9am – 11am. Specifics on the Show and Tell will be forthcoming. The Show and Tell will be followed by a Pizza Party Social! The social will be in ‘the Kitchen’ across from Presentation Hall. The cost is $5.00 for pizza, beverages, room rental and serving supplies. There is no need to bring anything; this is not a potluck. Tickets go on sale at the General Meeting on Sep 13. The space in the Kitchen is limited to 60 so get your ticket early!

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Latest Members' Slide Show/s
 

You may view the 9/13/2023 Photography Club "Give Me 5" Member's Rolling Slideshow [HERE]

You may view a listing of all our Club videos by clicking on "Resources" at the top and "Our Meeting Videos" or by clicking [HERE].

October Photography SIG

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 9:00 A.M., Orchard Creek Multipurpose Room

What's New in Cell Phone Photography?

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Last month we sent out a survey to determine what members wanted to learn about cell phone photography. 103 opened the survey and we received 24 responses. When asked what phone was being used, our members indicated 88% use an Apple iPhone, 4% use Samsung, and 8% use other brands such as a TMobile Android and Google Pixel. The areas of interest are: telephoto lens, macro lens, wide-angle lens, filters, use of blue tooth with the cell phone, flash drives, stands and external microphone.  This is what I would to cover so I'm searching out good videos on these issues. However as we know the expertise is in the interchange among the participants. The slideshow presentation will attempt to address the wide range of expertise in the club from beginner to advanced. Please bring your cell phones and any gadgets you use to help in the discussion.   --Kate

Kate McCarthy
SIG Moderator

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

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Photo by Pete Henshaw

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Photo by Mike Johnson

 

Photo Field Trip Adventures are Back!
Upcoming Field Trips

Watch this space for scheduled field trips.

Future Field Trips being planned include:

-Wildflowers, waterfalls, sunrises/sunsets, landscapes, birds, and animals in Lake Tahoe and High Sierra areas

- Milky Way – Galaxy – Night Sky trips to “Dark Sky” areas

- Rose Gardens

- Reno Hot Air Balloon Races & Festival 

- Winter scenes in Yosemite

- Museums – Railroad, Old Sacramento, Auto, Gold Mining and more


We are always looking for new adventures, send your suggestions for trips that would be an “Adventure” to Les Thomas at: 7thomas33@gmail.com.

Renew Your Membership
 

Renew your Membership:  If you want to receive Field Trip announcements, invitations to field trip planning and show & tell parties plus related over-the-top trip planning packets, you need to be a current member.
 

To renew: print, fill out the form referenced below, sign & mail with $20 to:   LHPC, P.O. Box 623, Lincoln, CA 95648.  

Click [HERE] to download the latest "Lincoln Hills Photography Club Membership Application" form.

Exhibits

Kilaga Springs Library

 

LHPC’s now has it’s first solo exhibit in the Kilaga Springs Library. The exhibit will change quarterly. If you have exhibited in group shows, and you are ready for the next step, this is for you. You may also share the time and space with a partner.

 

The number of photographs depends on the size. This first exhibit has 15, in a variety of sizes. Go to the KS library and check it out. There is no fee and 100% of the sale price goes to you the Photographer. For the 2023 calendar, we have available the 1st, 3rd and 4th quarter. This gives everyone time to plan their exhibit.

 

On the 2nd quarter we will be honoring Gladden McBean. This is open to any member. To get on the calendar and for further information, please contact Rhonda Campbell at rhonda.photoart@gmail.com. 

Current Exhibit - Buonarroti's Restaurant

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Photo by Vicki White

Buonarroti Restaurant will host a new exhibit beginning June 3, 2023 and running through October 6, 2023.  Now is the time to look through your images and prepare your prints for display.  Denise Souza, will coordinate the exhibit.  LHPhotography Club members will soon receive an email providing details about the exhibit.  As exhibit date gets closer, check back to this section of our website for exhibit details.

You can download the Exhibit Application and the Photo Display guide below. Reach out to Denise Souza @ dlsouza0129@gmail.com if you have questions.

 

Please consider demonstrating our appreciation to the Manger/Chef at Buonarroti Restaurant. Visit their website below, review their menu and consider reserving a table for a delicious meal surrounded by beautiful photographs.

Photographers currently displaying images at Buonarroti's include-Ron Nabity, Jerry Steinman, and Jim Sakaguchi

 

Buonarroti’s Ristorante - www.buonarrotis.com

460 Lincoln Blvd. Lincoln, Ph:  916-645-7951

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Current Exhibit - Kilaga Springs Spa

 Kilaga Springs Spa Exhibit will be returning in November, 2022.

 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 Jim Moon

Simple Pleasures started the year off with an exhibit that went up February 6, 2023 and will come down June 5, 2023.  The next opportunity for photographers to exhibit will begin October 3, 2023. As Fall rolls around, visit this website for the October 3, 2023 exhibit announcement.

 

The following photographers are currently exhibiting at Simple Pleasures: Simon Chen, Bob Dales, Stephanie Huntingdale, Linda Morley, Joy Paris, Ron Nabity, and Larry White

 

Stop by Simple Pleasures and look at the great art that is now on exhibit and grab a sandwich or a great dessert.

Current Exhibit - Simple Pleasures

Photo by Klara Kleman

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The Orchard Creek Rotunda Exhibit ran from August through September 2022. This is a special exhibit.  LHPC photographers participating in this exhibit include Bob Baikauskas, Rhonda Campbell, Bob Dale, Pete Henshaw, Mike Johnson, Klara Kleman, Linda Morley, Joy Paris, Steve Stewart, and Larry White.  

Rhonda Campbell, Orchard Creek (OC) Club Exhibit Coordinator, described the OC exhibit as a successful event for photographers. The exhibit was the first OC exhibit since COVID and the best-selling exhibit year to date. According to Rhonda, when photographers sold a photograph for the event, they replaced it with another. Often they sold their replacement. In all, participating photographers sold a total of fifteen photos throughout the OC exhibit.

Summary of Recent Exhibit at Orchard Creek Rotunda 

Photo by Joy Paris

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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 and the Application to Exhibit 

(click on the PDF icon: )  

Photo Display Guide

Application to Exhibit
 

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 

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