Naples Camera Club Monthly Program and Competition Schedule 2022-2023

We meet November through March, with 2 meetings per month (except December where there is only one meeting).  The meetings are a fantastic way to meet with other club members and share stories and experiences.  Our meetings generally have three points of focus.  

The first is a program speaker.  Speakers present different topics such as photography techniques and concepts.  These can include a wide range of subjects.  A few of the past speakers presented Film Noir, Macro and Close-up Photography, and  Portraits.  A new concept was introduced this year which pairs the speaker's presentation with a hands on photoshoot event where we can put into practice the concepts which were presented.  The photoshoot is generally scheduled between 1 and 3 weeks after the presentation.

The second is club announcements.  This is intended to keep the club membership informed about upcoming events and activities.  It is also a chance to learn about upcoming FCCC or DPI-SIG club opportunities.

Third, we hold competitions at every meeting, in two categories.  Their photographs are displayed, scored by the judges, and critiqued after all images have been scored.  Winners are announced for first, second, and third place, along with any honorable mentions.  The critiques are a great way to learn how to improve your techniques.

Meeting place:

Golden Gate Community Center - Room B

4701 Golden Gate Parkway

Naples, FL 34116

Meeting dates and time:

We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, November to March. Meeting room opens at 5:30 for both Live and Zoom meetings, the actual meeting runs 6 - 8 pm.

October 25, 2022

         Guest Speaker Bryan Peterson - Portraits

November 8, 2022: 

        Program – Guest Speaker Richard Tindell - PS Processing

        Projection Competition - Creative (1)

                                                     Assignment: Your Back Yard/Your Home Town (1)

November 22, 2022:

        Program – Guest Speaker-Tennessee Rick Elliott – Film Noir

        Projection Competition - Open (1),

                                                     Monochrome (1)

December 13, 2022

        Program: Guest Speaker Roman Kurywzak – Macro

        Projection Competition - Nature/Birds,

                                                     Assignment: Water/Waterfalls/ Water ways

December 17, 2021:  Roman Kurywzak – Macro Workshop

December 27, 2022  

          No Meeting

January 10, 2023

           Annual Awards Presentation                                

           Projection Competition- Open (1), and

                                                       Assignment-Portraits (1)

          Our next guest speaker, Silvana Della Camera, scheduled to talk about Infrared

          Photography on January 10, 2023, has forwarded information of her recent

          publication (see link below) as well as reference material for her upcoming

          workshop. Feel free to browse through. In addition, here's the link to her website.

January 24, 2023     

          Program – Guest Speaker – Mahlon Stacey – LR Processing

          Projection Competitions - Nature/Other (1), and

                                                         Assignment – Macro/Up Close (1)

February 14, 2023

          Date: 14 February 2023

          Location: NCC Meeting at Golden Gate Community Center meeting room

          Hello NCC Members,

          It is time for our second, annual Scavenger Hunt Photographic Competition!

          After last year's popular evening, we are repeating the Scavenger Hunt this year,

         at our meeting on February 14th, 2023.

         Here are the details. The subject Categories are:

                 - Insect

                 - Street Musician

                 - Lights

                 - Abandoned

                 - Love

        You may enter one image per category. Enter one category, or as many as you like,

         up to all five. This is really Assignment, so images are considered Open.

         Please label your images as we do in every competition:

         Image name - Category Example: Wiggly - Insect.

         Rules: Images must be new, taken between now, January 9 and February 4, 2023.

         Images must be emailed to: by Feb. 4, 2023 6:00 pm

         Size images 1024 on the longest side. JPG only

         Any questions: please email Happy Shooting!

         Deborah Law

         Competition Chair

February 28, 2023:    

          Program – Guest Speaker: David Wells – Travel Photography

          Projection Competition – Nature–Other (1), and

                                                       Assignment – Abstracts (1)

March 14, 2023

          NCC Member’s Showcase

                    Photographing Family and Friends by Karen Regan

                    Wildlife in Botswanna by Alan Alpert

                    Kilimanjaro Mountain of Greatness by Virginia Craig

         Projection competition – Photojournalism with Human Interest (1), and

                                                     Assignment – Minimalism (1)

March 28, 2023

        End of Year Competition for previously entered projection

        images during 2022-2023 only.

        Projection: Categories and number of entries: Nature (2),

                                                                                          Creative (1),

                                                                                          Monochrome (1),

                                                                                          Photojournalism (1), and

                                                                                          Open, includes Assignment Topics (3)


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