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05/15/2022 - Lunar Eclipse Photography Outing


For members and guests only...the camera club will offer an outing to photograph this special event, with assistance provided by Larry Matney and other club members experienced in astrophography.


05/16/2022 - John Mirro - Obtaining Sharp Focus

The presentation, "Obtaining Sharp Focus", will delve into all aspects of obtaining images that are "Tack Sharp". Fuzzy images are caused by subject movement, camera movement, missed focus, and other factors. Some of these are under our control and others have to be managed to the best of our ability. Over the years, John and Linda have shot their share of fuzzy images and when they do, they seek to understand "WHY". In this presentation, John will share what they have learned. John has been interested in photography from way back in the 60's. He migrated from film to digital in the early 2000's and continues to improve his shooting and post-processing skills. Today, he and his wife Linda, enjoy shooting wildlife and landscapes. They also shoot stock photos and videos for Getty Images. They have been active in portrait and event photography to round out their experience.


June 22, July 20, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m...Adobe Lightroom Workshops


Aug - Zoom meeting, topic TBD


09/19/2022 - Jerry Hausner - How to photograph Balloon Festivals.


Oct-Nov-Dec - TBD


04-21-2022 Spring Potluck - Oasis Ramada, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


04/18/2022 - Larry Matney - Astrophotography

Larry Matney is a long time landscape, wildlife and astro photographer. He loves spending time outdoors and photographing the beauty that is around us. He is a founding member of the PebbleCreek camera Club and also active in an astronomy club based in Surprise. On May 15th, the Phoenix area will have a full lunar eclipse that starts at sunset and goes to almost midnight. The moon will darken and turn red for just over an hour around the maximum of the eclipse at 9:11pm. It is a wonderful event to watch or photograph. In his presentation Larry will describe what a lunar eclipse is and how this specific eclipse will occur. He will describe options to photograph the eclipse and show sample images for several ways to present eclipse images. Lunar eclipses occur about twice each year, but where they can be seen on earth changes so this is a fairly unique event that should not be missed.


03/21/2022 - John Mirro - Stock Photography

Are you familiar with Stock photography? It is the inventory of photographs which are often licensed for specific uses. Professional stock photographers traditionally place their images with one or more stock agencies on a contractual basis, while stock agencies may accept the high-quality photos of amateur photographers through online submission. Club member John Mirro has extensive experience and success with stock photography, both still images and video. Join us as he provides detailed and potentially profitable insight into this area of photography. (You can view John’s portfolio on Getty Images by searching for “skibreck,” his user name.)


02/21/2022 - Isabel Clark - Post Processing Workflow

Join us in February to learn how, with a little work, a good photo out of the camera can become a great photo. Isabel Clark, an award-winning Arizona nature photographer, will provide us with an introduction to the use of powerful apps to enhance our photos with post processing, taking us through workflow from basic adjustments in Adobe Bridge (Lightroom or Photoshop) to utilizing NIK Color Efex Pro, NIK Silver Efex Pro, Topaz DeNoise AI, Topaz Sharpen AI, and Lumenza. You will be astounded by the resulting images obtained with relatively minor processing! More info about Isabel and her images can be found at:


01/17/2022 - Mark Laverman - Add Impact to Your Photography

Mark Laverman is a freelance photographer based in Phoenix, specializing in nature, travel and adventure photography. An Arizona resident for over 35 years, he photographs widely in the Southwest as well as in many international locations. Mark has photographed in over 25 countries such as Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia, Peru, Chile, China, Kenya, Tanzania, Turkey and Antarctica, including ascents of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Ararat. Mark's images have appeared in numerous national and local magazines, newspapers, books as well as corporate marketing collateral and advertising. His photographs are also included in many private and corporate collections. In 2011, Mark was named Photographer of the Year by the American Advertising Federation Metro Phoenix. The award was primarily for his Gold Addy winning work used in the Arizona Office of Tourism Advertising campaign which is entirely based on 16 of Mark’s images. For more information on Mark and his photography, visit his web site at


12/20/2021 - Pot Luck Lunch Party at Oasis Pool Ramada, Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for a potluck party. This event will be restricted to camera club members and their families or guests. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required. Registration info will be emailed to all members. More details TBA.


11/15/2021 - Guy Reed (Tempe Camera) - Mirrorless Cameras

Camera technology is rapidly shifting toward mirrorless. Join us as Guy Reed from local camera store Tempe Camera will demonstrate several major brands of mirrorless cameras and discuss associated capabilities and techniques. Many new models have been released by several manufacturers since Guy presented to the club in 2019 and many more new cameras and lenses are going to be released shortly.


11/01/2021 - Bird Photography Outing, 

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Leaders: John & Linda Mirro, Larry Matney, Jim Chamberlain, Adriana Greisman


This outing will have attendance limited to 15 members. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required. Registration info will be emailed to all members.



10/18/2021 - Cindy Marple - Basics of Bird Photography

Birds are a popular subject since they are bright, colorful, eye-catching, dynamic subjects.  However, they are also fast-moving, challenging subjects so in this presentation Cindy will describe equipment and settings to help capture them. Cindy is a Nature Photographer whose favorite subject is birds; she currently teaches birding skills and bird photography classes through the City of Chandler Recreation department. Examples of her work can be seen at


9/20/2021  - Adriana Greisman - Camera/Photography Basics

Adriana will present her popular program on Camera Basics. This program reviews basic camera settings such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Using some fun interactive programs, participants will have the opportunity to learn about each of these exposure triangle settings and how they interrelate.

8/16/2021 - Galapagos - John/Linda Mirro

7/19/2021 - Colorado - Rockies - Larry Matney

6/21/21 6:30pm (live webinar & image review via zoom)

Social Media for Photographers

Kathryn Dannay

Image Review Theme: Travel Photography

5/17/21 6:30pm (live webinar & image review via zoom)

Cell phone photography

Kelli Klymenko

Image Review Theme: Cell Phone Photos

4/19/21 6:30pm (live webinar & image review via zoom)

Infrared Photography

Roger Bunting (PebbleCreek Camera Club Secretary)

Image Review Theme: None

3/15/21 6:30pm (live webinar & image review via zoom)

Color Management for Printing

Pat Kofahl

Image Review Theme: TBD

2/15/21 6:30pm (live webinar & image review via zoom)

Anatomy of a Great Landscape Photo

Colleen Miniuk

Image Review Theme: Landscape photos

1/18/21 6:30pm (live webinar & image review via zoom)

Photographic Tour of the Desert Southwest

Nic Stover

Image Review Theme: Desert Southwest


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