Welcome to South Towns Camera Club (STCC)

 

WHO WE ARE:

The South Towns Camera Club is a photographic organization devoted to advancing its’ members’ skills in the art and science of photography.
Membership is open to all photo enthusiasts, from novices to experienced photographers.  South Towns is renown for excellent photography and our friendly, fun atmosphere.

South Towns, founded in 1979, is a member of Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs (NFRCC).

MEETINGS & PROGRAMS:

Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, September to May, at 7:00 p.m., at the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave, Hamburg, NY. (South of Buffalo, NY)
Basic Instruction Workshops are held at 6:00 p.m. on program nights.  Basic workshops are NOT held on image evaluation/competition nights.
Our meetings feature diversified instructional programs and voluntary image evaluation/competitions.
Refreshments are served.


MEMBERSHIP FEE:

There is an annual membership fee of $40 per individual or $75 joint.  You must be a member to submit photos for competition.  Visitors are always welcome at no charge.


NEXT PROGRAM:

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7 pm
1st Print & Projected Image Competition
Judge - Chris Empey

FOR INFORMATION:

Contact Joan Erickson at jericksonphotos@aol.com or Sarah Connaughton at sarahc9516@aol.com for more information.

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:

 

JOIN US AND ENJOY:

* Live lectures, workshops, and instruction covering all facets of photography presented by expert photographers.

* Basic workshops at 6:00 p.m. on program nights.  Hands-on presentations by experienced photographers geared especially to the photographer just starting out.

* Opportunities for fellowship with others who share your interest in photography and a desire to improve on photographic skills.

* Group photographic field trips.

* Opportunities to visit any of the affiliated camera clubs in the region.

* Member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA).  Visit the PSA at: http://psa-photo.org/

2018-2019 MEETING SCHEDULE

September 6, 2018
6:00 pm - Buy, Sell, Swap Used Photography Equipment
7:00 pm - “Welcome to the New Season" - Meet & Greet
                 Discuss club activities, review preparing and submitting images.
                 Evaluation of images by expert photographers.


September 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 1st Print and Projected Image Competition
                Judge: Chris Empey

October 4, 2018
6:00 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:00 pm -“How to Improve your Images" - Dave Valvo

October 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 2nd Print and Projected Image Competition
                Judge: Larry Mattewson

November 1, 2018
6:00 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:00 pm -“Basic Photoshop Edits to Improve Images" - Charlie Bartolotta

November 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 3rd Print and Projected Image Competition
                Judge: Ron Snyder
                Assigned Subject for Monochrome Print - Long Forgotten

December 6, 2018
6:00 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:00 pm -“Monochrome Conversion" - Doug Hansgate

December 20, 2018
Holiday Party - Chinese Auction

January 3, 2019
6:00 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:00 pm -“Night Photography" - Keith Burkard

January 17, 2019
6:00 pm - Buy, Sell, Swap Used Photography Equipment
7:00 pm - 4th Print and Projected Image Competition
                Judge: Doug Hansgate
                Assigned Subject for Color Print - Water

February 7, 2019
6:00 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:00 pm - "South Town's Family Photography Secrets" Expert photographers from the South Towns Camera Club
                will demonstrate techniques used to make award winning images.

February 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 5th Print and Projected Image Competition
                Judge: Charlie Bartolotta
                Assigned Subject - Cell Phone Photography

March 7, 2019
6:00 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:00 pm -“Sports Photography" - Mike Dziak

March 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 6th Print and Projected Image Competition
                Judge: Donna Brok
                Assigned Subject for Projected Image - In a Line

April 4, 2019
6:00 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:00 pm -“Layers, Masks & Textures" - Patti Larson

April 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 7th Print and Projected Image Competition
                Judge: Cheryl Belczak

May 2, 2019
7:00 pm - Print and Projected Images of the Year Competition
                Judges:  TBA

May 16, 2019
Annual Awards Banquet - Ilio Dipaolo's, Blasdell, NY


2017-2018 AWARD WINNING IMAGES:

Monochrome Print:

  • First Place - Tom Smith "End of a Long Day"
  • Second Place - Norm Queeno "Happy Happy"
  • Third Place - Janet LoPresto "Sweetness in Monochrome"

Color Print:

  • First Place - Janet LoPresto - "Mama O"
  • Second Place - Joanie Metzler - "Hat and Cape"
  • Third Place - Carol Pustulka - "Just Another Pretty Face"

Projected Image - General:

  • First Place - Deanne Cunningham "Egret on Display"
  • Second Place - Manny LoPresto "Whistler"
  • Third Place - Deanne Cunningham - "Special Delivery"

Projected Images - Creative/Artistic

  • First Place - Mike Maher "Up"
  • Second Place - Mike Maher "Fireball"
  • Third Place - Sarah Connaughton "California Horses"

 

NFRCC WEB SITE:

For the latest news about South Towns Camera Club,  the affiliated NFRCC clubs and upcoming special events, go to http://www.nfrcc.org/

 


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