S4C Report- May 2013

S4C News

The seventh and final competition for 2012-2013 was held April 13th in Riverside. The entries submitted for Interclub were: A- Eugene Duley (Santa Barbara SunRise)-HM, Pam Vick (Feeding Time), Leslie Sutton (Mission Walkway) and Douglas Wade (Back To Future 3). AA- Sue Craft (Swallowtail), Diana Edgel (Gibbons Valley Elk), Sue Liberto (All Aboard)-Award and William Sutton (Woodpecker Acorn Storage).

The S4C Annual Awards and Installation Banquet will be held June 8th, 2013 at the Almansor Court in Alhambra. Best of Show, Honors and Awards will be given out as well as Interclub Awards and End of the Year Awards.  The fee is $20 per person and you may bring as many guests as you wish. Please sign up at http://www.pcms-photo.org/banquets/banquet.html select your menu choices, and pay - this year, they are only accepting online payments, no cash or checks!

The 2013 S4C International Exhibition is now open for entries. You do not need a UEN to participate in this competition. There are four digital divisions (PID Pictorial, Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) with 2 sections per division, and Small Prints (color and monochrome - 2 sections each). This is your opportunity to mix it up with photographers from around the world! The entrance fee is $7 per section, with up to 4 images per section.

Even though we are on a break until Oct, keep those pictures coming to me. Let’s start the 2013-2014 year with a lots of fresh, new images to be considered for Interclub competitions. For S4C Interclub and to participate as an Individual, you MUST have a UEN to enter. If you do not have one, please go to the S4C website and request yours today! The first competition is October 13th with the entry opening Sept 15th and closing Oct 4th. For those entering in the AV Fair, if you have winners and for those that feel they have excellent images, please send me your images with your UEN so I can begin the process of entering the LPA in the Inter-club competitions. If you have any questions about S4C, or wish to send my images, please email Bonnie Matthews at bonniejmatthews@hotmail.com.

by Bonnie J Matthews-Franke

Bonnie has been taking pictures since she was a little girl, but she didn’t get into digital photography until about four years ago, just before she joined the club.

Matthews finds the club to be very beneficial to her. “The interaction with other members, being able to ask questions, the workshops and the knowledge that I take away from the club is phenomenal.”

She is very active, attending most of the workshops and field trips. She has missed only a few workshops the last few years and has attended about 70% of the field trips. The fall color trip is one she’s really looking forward to.

When asked what kind of photography she prefers, she said landscapes. She just finished a vacation trip to Oregon where she photographed lighthouses, old barns and covered bridges. “I really like old structures,” she said. She now loves portraits and has her own studio.

Matthews has a Canon 5D MKII and a variety of lenses and accessories. Her favorite lens is a 28-135mm ,70-200mm. & 100mm.

Matthews is our new secretary of the club and has made many changes – to help us grow. One improvement she hopes to make, however, is to archive the meeting notes she takes so new members can have access to them online.

“I’m really proud that the club is growing like it is, and that the workshops are so great.

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