Enchanted Lens Camera Club

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February Guest Speaker

Randy Montoya

The Half-Life of a National Lab – Pathways to Science 

Randy Montoya is an internationally published photojournalist and was the Corporate Photojournalist for Sandia National Laboratories the past 36 years.  Specializing in science photography, his storytelling images portraying scientists and their discoveries have been published in National Geographic, The Smithsonian, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Scientific American, Popular Science and Science News, to name a few.  Randy’s photograph of Z-Machine, known as “Arcs and Sparks,” is one of the most widely published science photographs of all time.  His photography has appeared on dozens of book covers and has been recognized by the British Royal Photographic Society and The Smithsonian Institution.  Randy’s photography has won numerous awards, most notably 24 Apex Communication Awards in a row. 

Randy began his career as a photojournalist 45 years ago while still in high school.  He has photographed Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.  He has a degree in Journalism from the University of New Mexico, where his mentor was acclaimed author Tony Hillerman. 

January Exhibition Judge

Theodore Greer

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Theodore Greer was born in Gallup, New Mexico, where his parents and grandparents ran trading posts on the Navajo and Zuni Indian reservations.

Ted, as he is known, started taking photographs with a Brownie camera his parents gave him at age seven. He studied photography and printmaking in high school, at San Francisco Art Institute and the University of New Mexico. He has degrees in archeology and education, and has worked at innumerable jobs over the years.

Ted has traveled and photographed throughout the western U.S., and in Mexico, South America and Europe. He has shown in Jemez Springs, Los Alamos, Taos, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Carrizozo, Phoenix, Seattle, Oakland and San Francisco.

He has taught darkroom and digital photography and the Adobe Creative Suite at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos. He has had numerous images published in both hard-copy and online publications, such as New Mexico Magazine, as well as print sales to many private collectors.

Ted’s largest sale was 300 canvases to Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and in many other patient rooms and public rooms in the Presbyterian system. He continues to hear from patients who are comforted and inspired by being able to immerse themselves in a scene from nature while in the hospital.

Ted lives with his wife Donna Lea in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, where He photographs landscapes and archeological sites for fine art images on canvas, publications, and greeting cards. His work can be seen at the Jemez Artisans Gallery in Jemez Springs, Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, Walatowa Visitor Center at Jemez Pueblo and Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography in Carrizozo.

For more information, see Ted’s website at https://theodoregreer.com/

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Club Activities

Monthly Speaker

Each month we feature someone who is an expert in some aspect of photography.

Monthly Photo Exhibition & Critique

For members only, your images will be critiqued and ribbons awarded by an experienced professional photographer or an advanced club member.

LeRoy Perea

Casual Critique

LeRoy Perea provides a “gentle” critique of your images offering suggestions for improvement.

Mid-Week Marauders

We meet once a month at a photographically interesting spot. A great way to have fun with fellow club members and for beginning photographers to learn from those with more experience. The lunches after the shoot are icing on the cake.

Mentorship (Monthly)

Join us for a monthly opportunity to improve your photography! For the beginner and the experienced photographer, our programs have something for everyone.

Zoom Meetings

Join us as we begin our 2021-2022 club year continuing with Zoom meetings September thru November 2021 for our Speaker’s and Exhibition meetings. Our in-person meetings will begin in December thru June 2022. These meetings will be held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). To request information about attending our virtual meetings,  Click Here. Please note that due to the rising numbers and spread of the new variants of Covid-19 some of these meetings may be changed to Zoom meetings only. Please check our calendar for any updates.

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

Anyone interested in the practice of photography is eligible for membership.

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 2021—2022

 

Speakers

September 2nd
Speaker:  Janet Kleyn
Topic:  Hide/Wildlife Photography (photography from a blind)

October 7th
Speaker:  Ella Carlson
Topic:  Abstraction and Creativity

November 4th
Speaker:  Thomas Kelly
Topic:  Hidden Himalayas

December 2nd
Speaker:  Dennis Chamberlain
Topic:  Creativity

January 6th
Speaker:  Jose Benito Ruiz
Topic:  Elements of Composition

February 3rd
Speaker:  Randy Montoya
Topic: Photojournalism

March 3rd
Speaker:  Wayne Suggs
Topic:  Pre-Visualization vs. Letting the Light Dictate Your Photography

April 7th
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:

May 5th
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:

June 3rd
Speaker: Maria Baca/Helen Johnson
Topic:  Portfolio Project Showcase Presentation 

 Exhibition Judges

September 16th
Judge: Gary Crabbe
Assigned Topic: Fog, Mist, or Steam

October 21st
Judge: Dennis Dunbar
Assigned Topic: Cold

November 18th
Judge: Jessica Lazoya
Assigned Topic: Seasons in Nature

December 16th
Judge: Peter Boehringer
Assigned Topic: Nature Devoid of Vegetation

January 20th
Judge: Theodore Greer
Assigned Topic: Southwest Cultural Sites

February 17th
Judge: Michael De Young
Assigned Topic: Life in Action: The Power and Beauty of Motion 

March 17th
Judge: TBD
Assigned Topic: TBD

April 21st
Judge: Peter Davies
Assigned Topic: Water

May 19th
Judge: TBD
Assigned Topic:  TBD 

Mentorship Topics

 (members only) 

September 14th
Mentor: Sara Leikin
Topic: Introduction to ELCC and Shooting Balloon Fiesta!

October 11-12th, 18-19th
Mentor: Keith Bauer
Topic: Fundamentals of Photography

November 9th
Mentor: 
Topic: New Masking Tools in Lightroom

January 11th
Mentor: Helen Johnston
Topic: When, Why, How To Post-Process Images

February 8th
Mentor: Judy Beiriger
Topic: Beginner Lightroom/Photoshop Workflow

March 8th
Mentor:  TBD
Topic:

April 12th
Mentor:  Igal Brener
Topic:

May 10th
Mentor:  TBD
Topic:

June 7th
Mentor: Maria Baca/Helen Johnson
Topic: Portfolio Project Information and Sign-up 

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