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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


May Message from the President

Spring is here and many of our “snowbirds” are leaving. We will miss you. Have safe travels.

Member response to the Theme of the Month for April was terrific. The theme was “something that begins with P”. We received over 50 photos from over a dozen different members. The results can be seen HERE on our website Gallery. Well done, club members!

Our April meeting was well-attended, despite the warm weather. We had two great presentations on post-production at our April meeting. Isabel Guerra Clark, a local award-winning photographer, shared and demonstrated several plug-ins that she uses to enhance her photos. A brief list can be found HERE. Al Ungar, Club Member, provided an interesting demonstration on how to create composite photos. His photo is showcased on the right. The theme for May was announced in our April meeting. It is “columns”. Let’s see if we can beat the number of entries for last month!

The pre-meeting gathering in April was small but fun. It is now officially called the “F-Stop”. Stop in, enjoy a beverage, and talk about what you’d like the club to be doing or questions you have about photography or cameras while you get better acquainted with members. It is also a good place and time to ask about cropping or resizing your photos to competition size. Look for your Vice President, Scott Hall, who will be sitting by the “F-Stop” sign somewhere in the Kiva Club central area before our monthly meeting.

We will announce the May theme at our next meeting on May 22. 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.

We will also announce our summer theme at our May meeting. Stay tuned.

The Education/Program committee is working on next year’s themes and guests. If you have a topic you would like featured, please let us know. We will search for an expert to help. We are also eager to hear about locations that would make good field trips next year.

Spring and early summer are great times for fun photographs. Take your camera, enjoy the views, and if you see something that is “photo worthy”, take the shot. “Seasonal sensations” is always a great theme to keep in mind. Experiment and let your personal expression show. Be courageous, try new techniques (I’m just discovering ‘photo stacking’), and explore different perspectives.

The secret to taking better photos? Take more photos!

Duane Lakin, President

Composit Western - Al Ungar

Western Composit - Al Ungar


  • May Theme: "Columns". Remember to submit your images to and use the same sizing you would use to submit a photo for competition by following THESE requirements.
  • May 22: Kiva Patio "F-Stop" - informal gathering before the Club meeting
  • May 22 : Club meeting at the Kiva Club, 6:00-7:30. 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.


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.

Club Meeting
group at vulture mine
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Complementary Colors


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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