Eight members of the SaddleBrooke Photography Club were awarded ribbons of accomplishment at the 2024 “Spring Roundup” of the Arizona Camera Club Council. Known as the “ACCC”, the council is a consortium of thirteen camera clubs throughout Arizona. The council’s goal is to help the many local camera clubs in Arizona further the development of their member photographers. Currently, the council holds three competitions each year, two of which are only open to Arizona members, and one, a Photographic Society of America event, is open to all comers.

As you can imagine, the competition in these “Roundups” is very stiff. Well over one thousand images from some of the best photographers in the state of Arizona are submitted for judging. Three judges rate each and every image for the form and feel of the image, the techniques that were used to capture the scene, the presentation and the composition. There were six categories in this spring’s competition: Color Open, Monochrome, Photo Travel, Creative, Nature and Photojournalism. Each of these separate categories has specialized rules which dictate how an image can be processed. There are separate categories for “Projected Images” and “Printed Images”.

Those members garnering awards in this competition were Jeanette Brinker, Rodger Bivens, Bernd Nagy, Andrea Gray, Ellen Victor, Susan Dinga, Bob Shea and Mark Guinn. Congratulations to all who took the time to enter and to those who were awarded ribbons of accomplishment.

If you are interested in furthering your photographic skills or just want to meet some very enthusiastic photographers, stop by one of our “studio” meetings held every Friday at 9 a.m. in the Topaz Room at HOA-2. More information on the clubs’ various events, such as field trips and “Special Interest Groups”, can be found on the club’s website at photosb.org.

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