Enchanted Lens Camera Club

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Portfolio Project Showcase June 8

Portfolio Project Showcase Presentation
Hosts: Maria Baca and Helen Johnson
Saturday, June 8th at JCC | 2:00-4:00 PM

Please join us as the Portfolio Project Groups share their portfolio images they have worked on during the 2023-2024 club year. Guests are welcome!

End of Year Awards June 13


The Enchanted Lens Camera Club will be holding the End of the Year Awards for Picture of the Year and Photographer of the Year via Zoom on Thursday, June 13 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  The ELCC is fortunate once again to have Dennis Chamberlain, Sandra Corless and Helen Johnson as this year’s awards judges.  Please join us.

David Cushman, ELCC President

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Our Meetings

Join us in September 2023 as we begin activities for our new 2023-2024 club year. Our monthly meetings, Speakers, Exhibitions, Casual Critique, and Mentorship are held via Zoom. Mid-Week Marauders are monthly outings.

To request information about attending any of our meetings, click at the bottom of this page to request more information.

Yearly membership dues are $50.00 for individuals and $75.00 for couples.

Anyone interested in the practice of photography is welcome to become a member.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Mentorship and Workshops
  • Monthly Local Photo Outings
  • Monthly Exhibition and Photo Critique
  • Communicating with Members via our Email List
  • Portfolio Project Participation

Schedule for 2023—2024

  Monthly Speakers

September 7th
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Greg Holden
Topic:  How To See In Black and White

October 5th
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Moose Peterson
Topic:  The Art and Craft of Bird Photography

November 2nd
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Matt Cohen
Topic: The Challenges of Wildlife Photography

December 7th 
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Jennifer Davidson
Topic: Photographing the Galapagos

January 4th
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Colleen Miniuk
Topic: No More Rules: Human Perceptions in Composition

February 1st
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: John Gilbert
Topic: Compositing

March 7th
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Jim Nix
Topic: Master Landscape Edits in Luminar Neo

April 4th
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Lee Varis
Topic: Upside of Generative AI

May 2nd
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Sapna Reddy
Topic: Creating Compelling Images

June 8th
Speakers: Maria Baca/Helen Johnson
In Person at JCC | 2:00-4:00pm
Topic: Portfolio Project Showcase Presentation


End of Year Social 

June 27th
In Person at JCC | 6:00-8:00pm


Exhibition Judges

September 21st @ 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Glenn Randall
Assigned Topic: LandscapesImages of the natural world, from intimate scenes to grand vistas, taken at any time of day or night, anywhere in the world. Evidence of people and/or man made objects should be minimal or absent.

October 19th @ 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Keith Bauer
Assigned Topic: NatureNature photography includes a wide range of photography devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, plants, close-ups of natural scenes, textures, and wildlife.
What’s Acceptable:
· Show what the scene was like when captured.
· Minor exposure adjustments, burning, dodging, or other simple post processing adjustments.
What’s Not Acceptable:
· Captive wildlife of any kind. Examples include birds from a hawks aloft shoot, birds from the falconer in San Antonio, animals in zoos, wolves from the wolf center in west Yellowstone.
· Using live bait of any kind to attract and photograph wildlife
· Using artificial calls to attract birds, mammals, etc.
· Removal of elements in the Image that alters what was really there. Examples include removing messy branches just to make the shot of a bird seem “clean”.
· Adding elements to an image that were not there when the image was captured. For landscape nature images that means things like sky replacements, added clouds, etc.
In summary, Nature photography is images captured in nature and presented for what was there.

November 16th @ 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Sean Neilson
Assigned Topic: Solitude

December 21st @ 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Jeanne Schnoor
Assigned Topic: Reflections

January 18th 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Ken Duckert
Assigned Topic:  Rust/Old Paint

February 15th 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge:  David Halpern                            Assigned Topic:  Compelling Light  “Light that makes even the mundane dramatic and convey emotion.”

March 21st  7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Nathan McCreery
Assigned Topic: Black and White

April 18th 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Amy Ditto
Assigned Topic: Seeing the Unseen: Places/things that are common in our lives that we often don’t see or recognize as worthy of attention – turning the common into something uncommon.

June 13th 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
End of Year Awards
Judges: TBD

Mentorship Topics

Focus on Post
Topic: Post Processing Techniques for Image Improvement
Mentor: Mike Stoy

Many photographers are good at composing and capturing digital photos
but struggle to turn their RAW files into exhibition worthy images. These classes
will be led by professional photographer and ELCC member Mike Stoy. Members
are invited to submit their processed images along with the original raw files. Mike will critique each selected image
and discuss in detail the post processing tools and steps that can be employed to
improve it. He will demonstrate those
steps live so you can follow the process used to achieve the end result. These classes will all be by Zoom.

Click here for information on the image
submittal and selection process.

Dates for Focus on Post Mentorship

All classes will be via Zoom from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Tuesday, April 16, 2024