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Welcome to the website of the Trilogy Photography Club, a club open to all residents of Trilogy at Vistancia who want to improve their picture-taking skills. Or maybe you just want to learn how to use your camera. All are welcome to be a member of our club.

Want to know the secret to taking better photos? Take more photos!

And that is why we exist. We take pictures, talk about our photos and the stories behind them, have monthly themes to encourage members to keep taking pictures, and have guest speakers to help us learn new ideas. We sponsor trips and workshops, and we even have competitions to recognize outstanding photos submitted by members. We also invite members to share their tips about their cameras or how to use Lightroom/Photoshop.

Whether you use a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or a smartphone camera, you will find our club to be fun and helpful. Take a few minutes to look at our website. Enjoy our “galleries” that often feature our monthly theme or a field trip. And then jump in and join us.

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Mission Statement

To promote learning, photographic proficiency, and fellowship through guest speakers, education, workshops, members helping members, field trips, and photo competitions.

Duane Lakin


Welcome to the Summer Edition of the President’s Message:

Our membership has largely moved out of town or is traveling as people head to cooler climates. There will be no meeting again until September 2024. Stay tuned for information about that meeting.

Instead of having a “summer theme”, I propose we have a simple monthly theme: “What is your favorite photo that you have taken this month?” Then submit your favorite photo via email to so that we can include it on our website Gallery. Please indicate in your email if your photo is “June Favorite Photo”, “ July Favorite Photo” or “August Favorite Photo”. Your photos can reflect summer vibes or vacation moments or family moments that were special to you. Let your creativity shine as you interpret the spirit of summer through your lenses. And, hey!, if you are staying here in town for part or all of the summer, there are lots of creative ways to work on your photography indoors in the cool air conditioning! Share your best shots with us!

Some of us are attending workshops during the summer. If you have the opportunity, let us know what you did and share some of your work.

Summer is also a great time for reading and learning. Check out our information on the website ( under the Education tab for some useful resources. OR…if you find a useful photography app, an inspiring photography book, or a memorable experience, let us hear from you and we can add it to the website for all of our members to share. Send your thoughts to Remember: Every picture tells a story (Thanks, Rod Stewart). Share the story.

The secret to better photos? Take more photos.

Duane Lakin, President

PLEASE NOTE: When you are submitting a theme photo for the website Gallery, please resize to the competition size specifications: 1080 pixels height and 1920 pixels width. This means no vertical size can exceed 1080 and no horizontal can exceed 1920. It does NOT mean that your photo must be exactly 1080 by 1920. I also suggest you use 100 dpi or less…probably 72 is ideal…for display on websites. This helps keep the file size smaller and the website flows more smoothly. If you are confused about how to size, check out more detailed instructions HERE. Shoot, size, and submit! Final comment: Submit your photos to Please use this email address.

Western Composite - Al Ungar


  • June, July, August Theme: “Show Us Your Summer”. Remember to submit your images to and use the same sizing you would use for competition. See above.
  • Stay cool!


September 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m. TPC Membership Meeting at Kiva

The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is holding its annual Photo Festival in Tucson, Arizona September 18 - 24, 2024. Registration opened April 1, 2024. Check HERE for preliminary information, presenters, location and other information.

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Trilogy Photography Club meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from September thru May at the Center for High Learning in the Kiva Club at 6 PM. 

Meetings may include guest speakers, field trips to practice skills and capture unique photo opportunities, workshop classes, or club competitions.

PLEASE NOTE: Meetings in November and December may occur on other days or may be cancelled due to holiday conflicts. Trilogy residents who are interested in learning more about the Club are invited to attend prior to joining.


The TPC hosts a number of photo shoots each year, including field trips, workshops in the field, monthly themes, etc. 

Past photo shoots have included:

  • "A Day at the Zoo" led by the Zoo photographers
  • A 3-day trip to Monument Valley for a guided shoot of sunrise and sunset with a Navajo guide
  • A day event at the Pioneer Living History Museum which included a re-enactment of an old west shoot-out!
  • A trip to the Vulture Mine


Each year the TPC hosts at least one club photo competition for its members. 

Judging is performed by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and awards are presented at our Club meetings. 

In addition, winners and their photographs are highlighted on this website and in print at the Trilogy Kiva Club. Information on how to enter can be found HERE.

The TPC also encourages its members to participate in other competitions throughout the year, such as those held by the Arizona Camera Club Council (ACCC). Information on the ACCC competitions can be found HERE.


The best way to learn photography and to improve your skills is to shoot, shoot, shoot...and share! 

The TPC encourages members to "shoot and share" by hosting print displays of selected photographs at the Kiva Club and through posting members' photos on this website. 

We encourage members to submit their photos to "theme of the month" and other special galleries created by the Board.  Please refer to the Competitions tab to learn how to submit correctly sized and named photos.

In addition, the Board posts galleries of winning photographs from the TPC competition(s) and from the ACCC competitions. Please visit our on-line galleries to see and share the work.

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If you are not yet a member, please look around our website to see if this is something you might be interested in. We are open to all residents of Trilogy at Vistancia. 

If you would like more information, please email us at and one of the Board members will be in touch with you soon. You are also welcome to attend a meeting as a visitor before signing up.

Are you thinking about buying a camera but know nothing about photography? Do you wish you could get better photos of those darling grandkids? Your next trip? Have you ever thought of photographing a bubble? Do you own a camera or smart phone and want to improve your skills? Do you have photographic skills to share in any aspect of photography from equipment, to getting the best shot, to post-production? Do you enjoy learning and sharing? 

Then we are the Club for you!

Please fill out our on-line application or pick one up at the next meeting and join us in our photographic adventures!

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