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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   

February General Meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 20249:00 A.M., Kilaga Springs Presentation Hall

Photo Challenge:  "RED!"

We're trying something different at our February 14th general meeting. This meeting announcement is coming to you a month early so you can prepare to participate in the meeting.
 

During the next three weeks, take photos that illustrates the "Red" theme. You are free to interpret this theme in any way you choose.

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Submit up to three photos prior to the February meeting. Submission instructions will be sent out at the beginning of February. At the February 14 meeting, we will display the theme images and discuss them as a group. This is not intended to be a critique, but rather a conversation about the photographer's photo. The photographer may wish to introduce the photo by describing how, when, where, or why the photo was taken. 

 

Note: if you are not able to create a new image for this theme, look through your photo collection and find some images that say, "Red."

 

The submission deadline will be 6:00PM on Friday, February 9th, 2024, so plan ahead accordingly. Address your submission to ronnabity.lhpc@yahoo.com

 

Look for a variety of ways to convey the Red theme...

You may view the Red Challenge results [HERE].

Latest Club Members' Videos

You may view the 2/14/2024 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].

Smartphone Photography Class

Have you ever stumbled onto that special 'Kodak Moment' but your camera was at home? A group of about 20 members are determined to learn how to master the camera in our smartphone. We have enrolled in the iPhone or Samsung Photography Academy to learn smartphone camera controls and settings, camera apps, understanding camera modes, photography techniques and so much more!. The program has four modules, each having several videos and assignments. We meet every other week through conclusion.  Check out our smartphone photos at the General Meeting's 'Gimme Five' and Show and Tells! If you missed out on the class, you can still take the online course found at http://iphonephoyographyschool.com.

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Smartphone Class Participants

February Photography SIG Meeting
"Coastal Photography"

Wednesday, February 7, 20249:00 A.M., OC Multipurpose Room

This is on coastal photography in general, and specific preparation for our trip to Asilomar in April. Les, Kate, and Truman will review photographic tips for what you will see in the area. This includes photographing seascapes, landscapes, architecture, lighthouses, birds and sea mammals, tide pools, macro, whales, the Monterey Aquarium, and people on the beach.  It looks like it will be a fantastic trip, so come early as seats may fill up fast.

                                                                                                       -- Kate

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California Central Coast

Photography Club Field Trip – Another Great Adventure!

Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove,  Asilomar, 17 Mile Drive and Big Sur areas

April 23, 24, 25, returning home on April 26

Club member Images from past trips

Book your reservations early to get great rates and no-cost cancellations if your plans change.

 

Dates:  We recommend booking reservations now for April 2024 with check-in starting on Tuesday, April 23, including 24 and 25, with check-out on Friday, April 26.  Some people are extending their reservations to spend more time in the area. 

 

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds in the Asilomar State Park and Beach.

For this trip, we are planning to make the Asilomar State Park Conference Center in Pacific Grove our central location.  This historical “minimalist” state park facility is designed to encourage visitors to spend time outdoors or in group conferences.  It is adjacent to the state beach, providing easy walks for sunrise or sunset times on the beach.

 

Having a central location will enable group meetups in the evenings at a fire pit or the beach for sunset, meetups for meals including a lunch at the Pebble Beach Golf Course, and classes for tips on great locations and times for photography opportunities.  This also enables our participants to join together for day trips or meals in small groups if desired.

 

Asilomar has great rates for those who book early, starting at ~ $170/night, a bargain for this area, and if you reserve your room via the promotion code for seniors, you can cancel anytime up to 72 hours in advance and get your deposit back. Reservations require paying the first night as a deposit, and the remainder is due upon check-in.     

 

Many conferences are held at this prime location, and rooms will quickly fill up so we encourage you to make a decision early to guarantee availability.  We already know of a very large group of photographers from Chicago who are planning a conference at the same time. 

 

We urge you to make your plans and reservations now!  It is a classic, “You snooze, you lose” situation. 

Note: You may book reservations at any hotel; you are not required to stay at Asilomar.

Wherever you want to stay, we still encourage you to book reservations as soon as possible before availability tightens and rates spike.

 

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Sunset at Carmel Beach.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Trip Packs, Pre-trip Planning Meetings, and “Show & Tell” Gathering post-trip.

For this trip, we will have a complete, detailed Trip Pack available, a pre-trip planning meeting so you can make the best use of your time on the trip, and a separate “Show & Tell” gathering after the trip.  Because many members/guests will be going on this trip, these materials and gatherings will be limited to those who make a reservation for lodging.  

 

Planners for this trip include Jim Sakaguchi, Truman Holtzclaw and Les Thomas.  Input from others is encouraged.  Contact any of us if you have any questions.

 

After you have booked your hotel reservation, send an email to Les Thomas, 7thomas33@gmail.com and we’ll add your name(s) to the participant list. 

 

How to make hotel reservations.  Click [HERE] for a step-by-step guide for making reservations prepared by Jim Sakaguchi.

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Photo Field Trip Adventures are Back!

 

We are always looking for new adventures, please 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.

Click on Photos to go to the Respective Gallery Pages on this Website

Red Gallery #1

Photo by Bill Kress

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Photo by Rhonda Campbell

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Photo by Greg Geren

Click on Photos to go to their Respective Gallery Pages on this Website

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Photo by Kris Knutson

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Photo by Mike Johnson

Photo by Bob Baikauskas

Exhibits

Current Exhibit - Buonarroti's Restaurant

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Photo by Vicki White

Exhibit Announcement to Club members 

Buonarroti Restaurant will host a new exhibit beginning February 9, 2024 through June 7, 2024.  Denise Souza, will coordinate the exhibit.  LHPhotography Club members displaying their photographs include:  Colin Mac Intyre, Wally Olsen, Jim Sakaguchi, Ron Nabity, Maggie Rose McGurk, Simon Vu, and Steve Stewart.

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.

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 currently has an exhibit. 

 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 Restaurant will invite LHPC  photographers to display their photographs in the Fall.

 

Get your photos ready to display. 

 

Check back for specific dates and times. 

Klara Kleman will coordinate the Simple Pleasures exhibit.

Current Exhibit - Simple Pleasures

Photo by Klara Kleman

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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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