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                                    Robin Young
3301 Airport Drive                                                                      P.O. Box 1213                                                    Cell:  (310) 940-1634
Torrance, CA 90505                                                                   Torrance, CA 90505                                           Email:  robinyoung7@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.

 

PLEASE BE WARNED.  MEMBERS OF THE SBCC HAVE EXPERIENCED FRAUD REQUESTS FROM SUPPOSED CAMERA CLUB MEMBERS.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE THIS PLEASE LET THE SBCC VICE-PRESIDENT, EMILY RIDDELL KNOW. HER EMAIL IS emily.riddell@att.net

Finally, THE ONLY WAY TO DONATE MONEY TO THE SBCC IS THROUGH THE “SUPPORT SBCC” BUTTON ON THE HOME PAGE.  

 

Next Club Meeting:

In Person SBCC club meetings have been opened at the Torrance airport. For the convenience of those who wish to remain isolated, we will also be on Zoom.

We are looking forward to getting together again to socialize.
***** We would appreciate any help by coming early, to set up chairs & tables, and/or stay after, to put away chairs. *****

 

 

The next In-Person and Zoom meeting will be:

Monday, September 26, 2022, at 7:00 pm

Presentation by Kevin Gilligan

‘Italian Dolomites’

See you at the meeting!

 

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.
*  If you would like to attend as a guest on Zoom, please contact Don Stouder for a link. His email:  donstouder@ca.rr.com

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15th Annual

2023 Scavenger Hunt

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.

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Subjects:        

  1. Arch
  2. Bottle
  3. Braille
  4. Cage
  5. Chalk
  6. Coil
  7. Compass
  8. Decoy
  9. Eyeglass
  10. Lines
  11. Uneven
  12. Walnut
  13. Selfie (not judged)

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Guidelines:    

  1. Only SBCC members may participate.
  2. Photos must be taken from May 2022 thru April 2023.
  3. Open editing.
  4. Originals may be digital, film or slides – converted to digital files.
  5. All entries must be sized to 1020 pixels on the longest side.
  6. All entries must be labeled:  number_ subject_yourname.jpg
  7. (Example: 6_coil_robinyoung.jpg).
  8. Submit on a CD, Thumb Drive, or email to robinyoung7@hotmail.com (subject: Scavenger Hunt)
  9. All entries must be submitted to Robin Young by the April 24, 2023, meeting.
  10. No Late entries will be accepted.
  11. Presentation will be at the SBCC meeting on May 8, 2023.

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Judging Criteria:

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

  1. Does it fit the subject? (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.

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

Make Interesting Pictures!!

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Go to our Resources page, and select Links of Interest for more information on:

2022 Scavenger Hunt results

Peggy Nugent’s Presentation

Diane Racey’s Presentation

SBCC Web Site “Walk Through” with Mike Calabrese

Beverly Gates Memorial

PSA Presentation by Jerry Fleury

SBCC June 2022 Banquet Slideshow

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

Membership is only $62.50 per year. Membership includes two meetings per month, (except Dec., June and July), digital and print evaluations many months, field trips, and two annual banquets (banquet costs not included). Join us soon!

To view the membership Page, click HERE.