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Laguna Woods



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October Club Events

Monday, October 8
Showcase: "Motorcycle Adventures in Morocco and Peru," presented by David Dearing
Performing Arts Center of Laguna Woods, Dining Room 2 at 6:30 pm for snacks and socializing, presentation at 7:00 pm

Join us on Monday, October 8 at 7:00 pm and as David Dearing shares his photos of Morocco and Peru, David has traveled by motorcycle for over fifty years, has logged over 200,000 miles, and has visited visiting fifteen countries.

This event is for for Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests. A $3.00 donation will be collected at the door for non-members who attend this event.

Monday, October 22
Digital Projected Image Critique
Performing Arts Center of Laguna Woods, Dining Room 2 at 6:30 pm

Join us on Monday, October 22in Dining Room 2 of the Performing Arts Center of Laguna Woods for a critique of digital images submitted by club members. The evening's judge, Carl Morrison, will comment on images entered in three categories: Pictorial, Monochrome, and Special Subject: Fall Colors. Come and view the many outstanding images submitted by our talented members.

Members who wish to submit their work for this critique should do so by 5:00 pm on October 16. Send inages to LHCC Digital Critique. Here are the current rules for image naming, image size, and file size.

This event is for for Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests. A $3.00 donation will be collected at the door for non-members who attend this event.

November Club Events

Monday, November 12
Showcase: "The Northwest Passage (From Kugluktuk, Canada to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland)," presented by Tom Getz
Performing Arts Center of Laguna Woods, Dining Room 2 at 6:30 pm for snacks and socializing, presentation at 7:00 pm

Join us on November 12, 2018, at 7:00pm, when Tom Getz will present a digital slide show on the Arctic’s historic and elusive passage sought for many years as a short route from Europe to the Pacific Ocean. Tom’s show will feature visits to several far north Inuit villages, inlets, fjords, glacial bays and islands. Village life will include dress, housing, stores, sled dogs, dance and games. In addition to stunning scenery with giant icebergs, glaciers and rock formations, we will see some wildlife and wildflowers. Tom will briefly summarize the history, geology, archeology and botany of the area. The program will close with visits to three villages in Greenland (one 77 degrees north), and an introduction to the culture of Greenland. By traveling on a small ship we were able to experience 18 shore excursions plus many zodiac tours. The program will be accompanied by music and live narration. Come at 6:30 for refreshments and socializing.

This event is for for Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests. A $3.00 donation will be collected at the door for non-members who attend this event.

Erin Manning's Recommended Smart Phone Apps for Photographers

Here is a PDF from travel photographer Erin Manning that lists smart phone apps for photography, video, and travelling.

2018 Slide Show Competition Results

Fifteen entries were received for year's slide show competiton. Congratulations to the entrants for their originality and creativity. Here are the winners for 2018:

First Place

Jim Graver: "The World of Macro Photography"

Second Place

Pat Wilkinson: "Cats Rule the World"

Third Place

Ken Furuta: "Tennis in the Desert"

Larry Cunningham Wins Award for Bristlecone Pine Night Photo

Larry Cunningham has won First Place in the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce photo contest and will be the featured photographer in their Welcome Booklet. He was also awarded a cash prize. To see Larry's winning photo of a bristlecone pine and the milky way as well as related images, go to his Facebook site.

List of 2018 Special Subjects for Digital Critiques

Here is a list of upcoming special subjects for our 2017 digital critiques:

Past Digital Critique Results

If you missed the past Digital Critiques, you can view the PowerPoint presentations of all the entered images that is stored in our Winning Images Archive. Each time that the club has a critique, we make a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation captioned with the name of the image and the photographer. It might take awhile for the presentation to load on your computer, because the file is very large.The Winning Images Archive also has copies of the scoresheets from each critique.

Digital Lab Resources Available for Members

Camera Club members have new and updated resources available for use. For details, see the Resources page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Digital Critique Team Needs Backup Members

One of the major functions of your Camera Club is to hold professional evaluations of your digital photos at least 5 times a year.  This activity requires that a team of members are trained to perform the following tasks:

The Digital Critique is one of the few Camera Club activities that almost everyone likes to participate in, and we feel the need for an additional team of substitutes who can step in as needed. Training will be made available.

Would you like to be part of this process and work behind the scenes so that the club can continue to make these evenings as productive and interesting as possible?

Please send an email message to the Education Committee at lhcameraclub@comline.com if you would like to join in this activity or want further information.

Digital Lab Substitutes

Your Camera Club Digital Photo Lab at Clubhouse 4 has opportunities available and we would like to add your name to the list of Substitutes who fill in when Supervisors have appointments, vacations or are feeling under the weather.

This is a great opportunity for you to use your Digital Photo Lab computers to edit your photos, create photo prints on one of the high quality printers, scan your slides and negatives to digital images or scan and repair treasured photos to create digital images.

Please contact the Third Vice President at lhcc@lhcameraclub.com

Education Committee

This volunteer committee reviews and approves training curriculum, evaluates training presenters and schedules training classes and workshops. The committee operates under the guidance of and is appointed by the Camera Club of Laguna Woods Fourth Vice President. If you have experience in developing or presenting training classes, have already developed training classes that you would like to offer to club members or have developed a workshop of approximately one and one half to two hours that you would like to present at a workshop, please email lhcameraclub@comline.com, Subject: Education Committee. Please also let us know if you would serve as a training assistant.