Enchanted Lens Camera Club
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February Guest Speaker
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 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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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 provides a “gentle” critique of your images offering suggestions for improvement.
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.
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
Speaker: Janet Kleyn
Topic: Hide/Wildlife Photography (photography from a blind)
Speaker: Ella Carlson
Topic: Abstraction and Creativity
Speaker: Thomas Kelly
Topic: Hidden Himalayas
Speaker: Dennis Chamberlain
Speaker: Jose Benito Ruiz
Topic: Elements of Composition
Speaker: Randy Montoya
Speaker: Wayne Suggs
Topic: Pre-Visualization vs. Letting the Light Dictate Your Photography
Speaker: Maria Baca/Helen Johnson
Topic: Portfolio Project Showcase Presentation
Judge: Gary Crabbe
Assigned Topic: Fog, Mist, or Steam
Judge: Dennis Dunbar
Assigned Topic: Cold
Judge: Jessica Lazoya
Assigned Topic: Seasons in Nature
Judge: Peter Boehringer
Assigned Topic: Nature Devoid of Vegetation
Judge: Theodore Greer
Assigned Topic: Southwest Cultural Sites
Judge: Michael De Young
Assigned Topic: Life in Action: The Power and Beauty of Motion
Assigned Topic: TBD
Judge: Peter Davies
Assigned Topic: Water
Assigned Topic: TBD
Mentor: Sara Leikin
Topic: Introduction to ELCC and Shooting Balloon Fiesta!
October 11-12th, 18-19th
Mentor: Keith Bauer
Topic: Fundamentals of Photography
Topic: New Masking Tools in Lightroom
Mentor: Helen Johnston
Topic: When, Why, How To Post-Process Images
Mentor: Judy Beiriger
Topic: Beginner Lightroom/Photoshop Workflow
Mentor: Igal Brener
Mentor: Maria Baca/Helen Johnson
Topic: Portfolio Project Information and Sign-up