Welcome to the South Bay Camera Club

Welcome to South Bay Camera Club! We are a well-established, active club of photographers spanning all ages and skill levels. We offer a fun mix of opportunities, ways to participate and learn the Art of Photography.

Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of every month except the months of December and June (no second meeting those months).  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by 9:00 p.m.

We meet at the:                                                                        Correspondence mailed to:                            Web Site or Image Upload issues:

Torrance Municipal Airport (Zamperini Field)                             South Bay Camera Club                                    Mike Calabrese
3301 Airport Drive                                                                      P.O. Box 1213                                                    Cell:  (310) 947-2896
Torrance, CA 90505                                                                   Torrance, CA 90505                                           Email:  mjc.1944@hotmail.com

Members and guests * are invited to arrive early to socialize and help setup before the meeting begins.


We welcome supplemental financial support. If you wish to donate, please click here.


Next Club Meeting:

In Person SBCC club meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to the corona virus pandemic.  Torrance airport has informed the club that THE TORRANCE AIRPORT FACILITY HAS CLOSED THE MEETING ROOMS. No date has been set for re-opening.  To remedy this situation, the club is having virtual meetings on line through Zoom. 

The next Zoom meeting will be:

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm  

A notice and invitation to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to all members.  Members may forward this link to their friends and family.


We will have a presentation by Julian Elliott –  An award winning professional freelance landscape and travel photographer as well as an occasional writer based in the Loire Valley, France but also travels across Europe mainly encompassing France, Italy and the UK.
“My approach to photography is simple, get it right in camera first and don’t spend needless time in front of a PC having to adjust various exposures, merging images etc. all in the name of trying to get the perfect picture. Although I do merge images from time to time when it is only absolutely necessary. The majority of blended images are interior shots as it is impossible to use traditional filtration.”

 Note:  Scavenger Hunt Due

We hope to see you at the next Zoom meeting. Stay safe and healthy.
*  If you would like to attend as a guest, please contact Don Stouder for a link. His email:  donstouder@ca.rr.com


13th Annual

2021 Scavenger Hunt  Note: Updated changes in RED

South Bay Camera Club

  by: Robin Young

Find all the subjects and make a pleasing/creative picture of each.

The winner receives recognition in the SBCC Newsletter and a small brass plate to

adhere to a South Bay Camera Club wooden trophy plaque.


S.H. Subjects:         

  1. Ape
  2. Carousel
  3. Mushroom
  4. Nest
  5. Partition
  6. Pile
  7. Pout
  8. Ring
  9. Ripples
  10. Shadows
  11. Suitcase
  12. Vice
  13. Selfie


S.H. Guidelines:

Only SBCC members may participate.

  1. Photos must be taken from your files to  April 2021.  (you may use old photos to fit the categories)
  2. Open editing.
  3. Originals may be digital, film or slides – converted to digital files.
  4. All entries must be sized to 1020 pixels on the longest side.
  5. All entries must be labeled:  number_ title_yourname.jpg
  • (Example: 6_pile_robinyoung.jpg)
  1. Submit on a CD, Thumb Drive, or email to robinyoung7@hotmail.com (subject: Scavenger Hunt)
  2. All entries must be submitted to Robin Young by the April 26, 2021 meeting.
  3. No Late entries will be accepted.
  4. Presentation will be at the SBCC meeting on May 10, 2021.


S.H. Judging Criteria:  Note modifications in red

1-10 points for each photo based on the following:

  1. Does it fit the category? (value = 0-2 points)
  2. Is it exposed and composed well? (value = 0-2 points)
  3. Is the focus depth and sharpest area used effectively? (value = 0-2 points)
  4. Does the light fall in an interesting way? (value = 0-2 points)
  5. Does the image evoke an emotion and/or have an impact? (value = 0-2 points)

The judge(s) may discuss the reasoning for the points given.

The judge(s) may not speak to the photographer until after all the entries are judged and the photographer is revealed.


Remember – This is a fun contest – practice your photography skills!

Make Interesting Pictures!!


Only Members may enter the evaluations. Guests are welcome to all meetings, so please come view our outstanding photographs.

Membership is only $50 per year. Membership includes two meetings per month, (except Dec. and June), digital and print evaluations many months, field trips, and two annual banquets (banquet costs not included). Join us soon!

To view the membership application form click HERE.