Enchanted Lens Camera Club

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April's Speaker Reid Callanan

April’s Speaker: Reid Callanan
Topic: Cameras Don’t Take Pictures

Reid Callanan is Founder and Director of the Santa Fe Workshops, currently in its 33rd year offering photography and writing workshops to the international imaging community. In addition to workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico, there are also educational programs in Havana, Cuba and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

In 1994 Reid founded the non-profit Santa Fe Center for Photography, now known as CENTER, and is currently Vice- President of its Board of Directors. He serves on the President’s Council for Texas Photographic Society; on the Board for American Society of Media Photographers Foundation; and on the Advisory Board for Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion.

Reid started photographing in 1974 during a semester abroad at Richmond College in London and has been making images ever since using a variety of photographic processes including silver halide, Polaroid imagery, and now digital capture. His photographic projects include a personal diary of images called HOMESCAPES, black-and-white portraits made in Cuba and Mexico, and most recently iPhone travel images posted to Instagram.



April's Judge Greg Basco


April’s Judge: Greg Basco

Gregory Basco is a professional nature photographer based in Costa Rica. After completing graduate degrees in political science and tropical ecology (his doctoral dissertation focused on the politics of ecotourism in Costa Rica), Greg worked in conservation before turning to photography full-time in 2006. His images have been awarded in the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice competitions and have appeared in numerous magazines and books around the world. His latest major printed project was the publication of the large format  book National Parks of Costa Rica in conjunction with Zona Tropical and Cornell University Press.

 His popular e-books include The Guide to Tropical Nature Photography, Lightroom for the Nature Photographer, and the new comprehensive e-book Flash for the Nature Photographer. Greg is also co-owner of Foto Verde Tours, Costa Rica’s first travel company specializing in photographic tourism. Foto Verde Tours runs workshops throughout Latin America, including Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and coming soon, Panama and Argentina.

You can view Greg’s work at www.deepgreenphotography.com

You can follow Greg on Facebook , Instagram, and YouTube

 Want to join Greg on a workshop in Latin America? Check out the upcoming schedule here.

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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.

Casual Critique (TBD)

Mid-Week Marauders

We meet once or twice a month at a photographically interesting spot. Very enjoyable. and a;lso a way to learn from others.  Sometimes we go to lunch after the shoot and that is icing on the cake.


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

Our Meetings

Join us in September 2022 as we begin activities for our new 2022-2023 club year. We will have various types of meetings which include in-person meetings at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), hybrid/Zoom meetings, and Zoom only meetings. Our monthly speaker and exhibition meetings are held at JCC. Mid-Week Marauders are monthly outings. Mentorship meetings are mostly held monthly.

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 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 2022—2023

Monthly Speakers

September 1st
(Zoom Meeting only @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Susan Seibert
Topic:  Photos from the Field

October 6th
(JCC/Hybrid Meeting @ 6:30pm)
Speaker: Liam DeBonis
Topic:  How Photography Saved My Life: Finding Purpose in Photojournalism

November 3rd
(JCC/Hybrid Meeting @ 6:30pm)
Speaker: Larry Gunn
Topic: Fundamentals of Drone
Photography & Composition – Using Cognitive Photography and Dynamic Symmetry

December 1st
(Zoom Meeting only @ 7 PM)
Speaker: David Swindler
Topic: Various Types of Photography in the Southwest (Big Views, Small Scenes, Slot Canyons, Winter/Fall, Drone, Wildlife, Milky Way, Moonscapes, Storm Chasing, etc.)

January 5th
(Zoom Meeting only @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Rob Shea
Topic: Infrared Photographhy

February 2nd
(Zoom Meeting only @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Sue Forbes 
Topic: The Lessons and Challenges of Expedition Photography Around the World

March 2nd
(Zoom Meeting only @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Frank Comisar
Topic: How I Turned My Photography Hobby Into A Successful Career

April 6th
(Zoom Meeting only @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Reid Callanan, Santa Fe Workshops
Topic: Camera’s Don’t Take Pictures

May 4th
(Zoom Meeting only @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Mike Moats
Topic: Macro Photography

June 1st
(JCC In-Person Meeting only @ 6:30pm)
Speakers: Maria Baca/Helen Johnson
Topic: Portfolio Project Showcase Presentation

Exhibition Judges

September 15th
(JCC / Hybrid Meeting @ 6:30pm)
Judges: Rozanne and Todd Hakala
Assigned Topic: T Stands for …

October 20th                                                    (JCC / Hybrid Meeting @ 6:30pm)
Judge: John Courtney
Assigned Topic: Minimalism

November 17th @ 7:00 pm  (Zoom only)
Judge: Kirk West
Assigned Topic: Wildlife

December 15th @ 7:00 pm  (Zoom only)
Judge: Judy Beard and Jim Collar
Assigned Topic: Motion

January 19th (Live at the JCC & via Zoom)
Judge: Klaus Priebe
Assigned Topic:  What Makes New Mexico special.

February 16th  (Zoom Only)
Judge: Emily Mount
Assigned Topic:   Lines

March 16th  (Live at JCC & Zoom (6:30 pm)
Judge:  Michael Stoy
Assigned Topic:  Winter

April 20th  (Zoom-Only at 7:00 pm)
Judge: Greg Basco
Assigned Topic: After Dark

Mentorship Topics

 September 20th
(Zoom Meeting only @ 7 PM)
Mentor: Sara Leikin
Topic: Introduction to ELCC and Photographing the Balloon Fiesta!

December 6th
(In-Person Meeting at
Dekker, Perich, Sabatini Bldg
@ 7PM)
Mentor: Helen Johnson
Topic: (ICM) Intentional Camera Movement

January 10th
(In-Person Meeting at
Dekker, Perich, Sabatini Bldg
@ 7PM)
Mentor: Mark Werner
Topic: Infrared

April 4th
Mentor: TBD

May 9th
Mentor: TBD

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