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The June Newsletter is now online.


 

"Hit me with your Best Shot" (for June 15-30) is "Roses".


 

Images from the "PhotoFest Exhibit".


 

Upcoming meetings, trips and events, see the Club Calendar.


 

Club Members are showing work around Sedona - Have a look


 

MONTHLY COMPETITION DIGITAL and PRINT IMAGE CRITUQUES online in the Member's Area

As a club, our express purpose is to provide area photographers with an opportunity to improve their photographic skills and knowledge and share what they have learned with others who have the same interest.

For those of you visiting the area or exploring membership, we hope you will find our website friendly and informative. It will provide you with information about our meetings and activities, and how to join. For our many members, the website provides information about special and recurring events, competitions, field trips and other membership information.

We are proud to say that we have been operating continuously since 1952. The Sedona area is a landscape photographer's dream. Photos of our iconic Cathedral Rock appear in magazines all over the world.

Our activities include monthly meetings, going on trips to take pictures of new and interesting places and people and presenting displays at the local libraries. Our meetings include critiquing/judging of submitted photos (print and digital) by teams of three-four Advanced members, programs of photographic interest and education and socializing with other members. Our activities include monthly meetings, going on trips to take pictures of new and interesting places and people and presenting displays at the local libraries. Our meetings include judging of submitted photos, programs of photographic interest and education and socializing with other members.

2015 Salon Winners

  • Elaine Belvin, Overall Judges’ Scores Winner

    Sunrise at Coal Mine Canyon (example of Elaine's work in 2014/15)

  • Elaine Belvin, Print Division Judges’ Scores Winner

    Curled Agave (example of Elaine's work in 2014/15)

  • Bill Dahl, Digital Division Judges’ Scores Winner

    Resistance is Futile (example of Bill's work in 2014/15)

  • Foggy Morning, Prague

    John Gafford, , Ray Reed Award for the Best Print of the Year (also Best Creative Print) From Joanne, Ray’s wife in 2012 at the inaugural award presentation, read on her behalf by Pat Heard: “Where did he take me on our first date? To a meeting of the Sedona Camera Club… Ray served as President, he also held several other offices throughout the years. Our next time together was a tour of the new Red Rock State Park where he served as a Volunteer Naturalist. As he led the interpretative Nature Hike I became aware of his deep passion for the beauty of the natural world and his dedication to educating people to care for and protect it. Following the hike we went to the park theatre where I viewed a program he had prepared to identify the wildflowers found in the area. There I recognized his expertise in photograph. At his home, viewing prints and seeing the collection of awards and ribbons from the Camera Club and from several publications further impressed me. We married six months later and his wedding gift to me was a Canon SLR and lens, plus several rolls of Fuji film. Also (I think) in the marriage contract was a “condition” that I become a volunteer naturalist at Red Rock State Park. I’m now in my 19th year and still love it. And so our adventures in “Reed’s Nature Photography” began. Wherever we were photographing, from a mountain top in Glacier National Park, canoeing the Snake River in Teton National Park, on our knees in a bog in Michigan, shooting grizzlies in Alaska, or kneeling over a tide pool in British Columbia, Ray was always natures advocate, engaging anyone he could in conversation about the beauty of the natural world and the desperate need to protect it. He always enjoyed answering questions about photography. Ultimately we developed nine nature programs on different subjects that were shown to National and State Parks, Art Galleries, Photography Clubs, Elderhostel Groups and many others. Ray encouraged and tutored many people and shared his knowledge of photography with photographers in all levels of interest. He gave his heart and soul throughout his life to recording and protecting the natural world and was an involved advocate for the protection of wild animals. He was a very proud member of the Sedona Camera Club”. It’s an honor to present the BEST PRINT OF THE YEAR in 2015 to John Gafford. 2015 – John Gafford, Foggy Morning, Prague 2014 – Bill Dahl, Three Rivers Light Show 2013 – Greg Griffin, Can't Dance with Dirty Glasses 2012 – Roger Kiel, Winslow Station at Dawn

  • Church Doors

    Isabelle Lacey, Ellsworth Schnebly Memorial Award for the Best Digital Image of the Year (also Best Advanced Digital Image) Note from Helen Hoffman, Historian, Oak Creek Canyon Camera Club, December 19, 1983: "The Ellsworth Schnebly Memorial Award was established in December of 1976 with the selection of the "BEST of the YEAR" slide at the Christmas Salon. Ellsworth Schnebly served the club as Secretary-Treasurer from 1956 to March 1976 when he passed away. He also published a monthly bulletin and handled the new articles for the Red Rock News. At his death, the club, as a memorial to him, placed the letters, "the Lord is my Shepard" on the wall above the alter in the chancel of the Wayside Chapel. He moved here with his family when he was three. His father, Theodore, became the first postmaster of what is now known by all of us, Sedona. This as we all know was his mother's name. Schnebly Hill bears the name because of his father's part in getting the first road from Sedona to Flagstaff. He taught school for 48 years and was the first teacher at the school in Oak Creek Canyon built in 1899. He was Trail Boss for the Sedona Westerners in 1967-68. His article "How Sedona was Named" is found in their book "Those Early Days". Need more be said about this man and the twenty years he devoted to the workings of this club and it's activities?...... I don't believe so!" It’s an honor to present the BEST DIGITAL IMAGE OF THE YEAR in 2015 to Isabelle Lacey. 2015 - Isabelle Lacey, Church Doors 2014 - Stephanie Brand, Smile for the Camera 2013 - Elaine Belvin, Coy Flamingo 2009 - Kay Cross, Hypnotic Stare 2006 - Al Brown 2002 - Joanne Reed, Blessed Moment 2001 - Bob Shuman, Illuminated Passages 1991 - Ann Frazier, Tree and Mist 1990 - Peter Parry, Sedona Storm 1989 - Ann Frazier, Misty Forest 1988 - Carl Fliessback, Storm Clouds 1987 - Ann Frazier, Jenne Farm 1986 - Ray Reed, Kaibab Trail 1985 - Jean Stratton, Turquoise, Porcelain 1984 - Jack Sopjack, Newly Born 1983 - Mary Armstrong, Calm after the Storm 1982 - Helen Hoffman, Winter Reflection 1981 - Mar Maskowita, Autumn Reflections 1980 - Fred Snyder, Hart Prairie Road 1979 - Maynard Clark, Rufus Towee 1978 - Neil Smith 1977 - Neil Smith, Drifting Along with Winter 1976 - Neil Smith, Summer Day

  • Saxy Hands

    Greg Griffin, Best Color Print of the Year

  • Leading Edge

    Elaine Belvin, Best Monochrome Print of the Year

  • She is Sedona

    Bonnie Miller, Best Intermediate Digital Image of the Year

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