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 online through Zoom. 


The next Zoom meeting will be:

Monday, January 24, 2022, at 7:00 pm

  Randy Harwood – Presentation

As he says on his website “Randy Harwood has been traveling and photographing the world’s wild
places, animals, birds and marine life for over thirty-five years. He tries to find ways to use these
images to give people a better awareness of the beauty and value of the natural world. Hopefully
some of these photographs may inspire you to seek out wild places and appreciate the amazing
lives that inhabit them.” See his photos at http://www.rkh-photography.com


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, please contact Don Stouder for a link. His email:  donstouder@ca.rr.com


14th Annual

2022 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.



  1. Yarn
  2. Window Display
  3. Sphere(s)
  4. Rusted *
  5. Reflection *
  6. Bulb
  7. Oar(s)
  8. Layer
  9. Knife/Fork/Spoon *
  10. Dingy
  11. Bicycle(s) *
  12. Plane
  13. Selfie (not judged)

* Repeats of old SH subjects



  • Only SBCC members may participate.
  • Photos must be taken from May 2021 thru April 2022.
  • Open editing.
  • Originals may be digital, film or slides – converted to digital files.
  • All entries must be sized to 1020 pixels on the longest side.
  • All entries must be labeled:  number_ title_yourname.jpg  (Example: 06_bulb_robinyoung.jpg).
  • Submit on a CD, Thumb Drive, or email to robinyoung7@hotmail.com (subject: Scavenger Hunt)
  • All entries must be submitted to Robin Young by the April 25, 2022 meeting.
  • No Late entries will be accepted.
  • Presentation will be at the SBCC meeting on May 9, 2022.


Judging Criteria:

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!!


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

2021 Scavenger Hunt results

Summer Banquet

2021 “Show Your Stuff”.

SBCC Facebook Postings

Peggy Nugent’s Presentation

Diane Racey’s Presentation

SBCC Web Site “Walk Through” with Mike Calabrese

SBCC 2021 Christmas Banquet Slide Show


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.