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WELCOME!


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.





We love that you are a member of the Trilogy Photography Club and hope that you will want to continue!


Just a reminder that your annual membership dues are due NOW. You can continue to enjoy the membership benefits of this website and fully participate in all of our activities until February 29, 2024.


Please bring cash or a check to the next Membership Meeting OR mail your check to David Martinez, Treasurer. Dues are $20 per person for the year.


Thank you!

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Duane Lakin

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT


January was a busy and fun month for your club. 18 people joined the photo shoot at Vulture City Mine, and an amazing number of impressive photos have been featured on the Club’s website in Galleries. We also added several new members. Welcome!!



About 50 people attended the January meeting, including several visitors, and enjoyed learning more about what our cell phones can do thanks to Lari Ott. (Hint: They do MUCH more than “selfies.” You can even talk on them!) A copy of her presentation is available HERE for Club members.


At the meeting, we introduced some new features for future meetings. Each month we will ask a member to tell us about how he/she got a photo and another member to tell us what he/she did to give a photo a specific look (post-processing steps or careful composition, for instance). We will also feature a photo by a member who wants to hear ideas on how to improve the photo, perhaps for competition or just personal satisfaction. Finally, we are inviting a member to tell us about a tip he/she may have discovered along a photographic journey. It might be how to use a newly discovered feature on a phone or how to find a specific button in Photoshop or other post-processing software. We look forward to monthly tips and stories from members. We hope you will want to volunteer to share with us.


The club's annual competition closed January 31. Thank you to those who submitted photos. Members of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) will be judging and scoring them for us. We will present awards and a slide show of the entries at a spring meeting.


The competition for the Arizona Camera Club Council (ACCC) closes February 9 for digital entries. If you are submitting a print, you need to have it to Gary Zoeller, our ACCC representative, by February 9. If you don't know Gary's address, just email us at tpc.contact21@gmail.com. Information on what and how to submit entries is included in the February Activities list below. Competitions are a fun way to teach yourself to look more critically at a photo. You might even win a ribbon and have your photo highlighted on the Club’s website!


This month’s photo theme is DISHES. Turn on your creative juices and send a photo to our email address and we will post it on our website under Galleries Theme of the Month.


Spring is here. It is warm outside. Shoot, Reflect, Experiment, Learn, Have fun!


The secret to taking better photos? Take more photos!


Duane Lakin, President



Lari Ott Cell Phone Class January 2024

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES

  • February Theme: Dishes
  • February 9: Board of Directors at 9 a.m. via Zoom
  • February 9: Closing date for digital (projected) submittals to ACCC for the photo competition. Please see the ACCC website for information on what and how to submit.
  • February 9: Closing date for print submittals to Gary Zoeller for the ACCC photo competition. Please click HERE for information on how to enter the print competition.
  • February 10: Education Committee at 10 a.m. at Mita
  • February 17,18: World Championship Hoop Dance Contest at the Heard Museum. Anyone interested in attending as part of our group please contact Gary Zoeller or Gene Backmon at our email.
  • February 15-25: Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Since this show runs over several days, club members might want to go on their own or contact us at tpc.contact21@gmail.com if you want to volunteer to coordinate a group.
  • February 25: Deadline to register for the Arizona Camera Club Council (ACCC) Spring Roundup.
  • February 28: Club meeting at the Kiva Club, 6:00-7:30. Our speaker will be talking about “how judges judge photos". If you are not yet a member of our Club, you are welcome to attend. If you are a member, please invite a guest to join you to see what our club is about.








Monument Valley - Accepted and Outstanding Landscape Award

MARCH PREVIEW - ACCC 2024 Spring Roundup



Saturday, March 9th, 9:00-4:00

Hosted by Sun Lakes Camera Club at Cottonwood Country Club

25630 S. Brentwood Dr. Sun Lakes

Speaker: Larry Cowles on Portraits


Register by February 25


"Monument Valley"

Photo by David Martinez from

Trilogy Photography Club

 for Outstanding Landscape - 2023


MEETINGS


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.




PHOTO SHOOTS


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!

COMPETITIONS


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.




GALLERIES


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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JOIN US!


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 tpc.contact21@gmail.com 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!


Membership Application and Dues Information



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