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                                    Robin Young
3301 Airport Drive                                                                      P.O. Box 1213                                                    Cell:  (310) 940-1634
Torrance, CA 90505                                                                   Torrance, CA 90505                                           Email:  robinyoung7@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.

 

PLEASE BE WARNED!  MEMBERS OF THE SBCC HAVE EXPERIENCED FRAUD REQUESTS FROM SUPPOSED CAMERA CLUB MEMBERS.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE THIS, PLEASE LET THE SBCC PRESIDENT, DON STOUDER KNOW. HIS EMAIL IS donstouder@ca.rr.com

 THE ONLY WAY TO DONATE MONEY TO THE SBCC IS THROUGH THE “SUPPORT SBCC” BUTTON ON THE HOME PAGE.   

 

* Please note the following when uploading images to be evaluated:

South Bay Camera Club – Image evaluation schedule (2nd Monday of the month):
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Print Digital Print Digital Scavenger Hunt Banquet Dark Print Digital Print Digital Banquet

 

In Person SBCC club meetings have been opened at the Torrance airport. For the convenience of those who wish to remain isolated, we will also be on Zoom. *

*  If you would like to attend as a guest on Zoom, please contact Don Stouder for a link. His email:  donstouder@ca.rr.com

 * As of August 14,2023, Print Evaluation Meetings are now in-person only. For year 2025 – January 13th, and March 10th.

We are looking forward to getting together again to socialize.
***** We would appreciate any help by coming early, to set up chairs & tables, and/or stay after, to put away chairs. *****
For regular meetings (except Print nights), 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.

 

 

The Next Meeting will be:

August 12, 2024

Member Print Critique

By TBD

This is an In-Person meeting (No ZOOM) at Torrance Airport Meeting room
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SBCC Photo Exhibit at Palos Verdes Library District – Peninsula Center

 701 Silver Spur Rd
 Rolling Hills Estates, Ca 90274

 August 12, 2024 through September 21, 2024

10:00 am – 8:00 pm
1 (310) 377 9584

pvld.org

 

Members, Do you have a couple photos you would like the world to see? Or possibly, even to offer for sale?
If you want to participate, there will be a $10 charge to cover the cost of refreshments at the reception.
Please make the payment as a donation to the club on the SBCC webpage. 

 

  • Exhibit Runs From August 12, 2024 through September 21, 2024
  • Photos to be hung on Friday August 9, 2024, the time TBD, with Saturday, August 10, 2024 available to complete the task, if needed.
  • Reception will be on August 21, 2024 between 2:00-4:00pm.
  • Photos must be removed on Monday, September 24, 2024, the time TBD.

Required Photo Information by June 15th

  • Photo Title
  • Your Name
  • Sale Price – If you are planning to sell your photo.
    • If your photo is for sale include your email address for PVLD only use

Photo and Framing Requirements

  • Photo Size can be 8”x10” up to 18”x 24”.
  • Photos may be borderless or matted.
  • Black frames are required. The library’s hanging system cables attach to a wire strung between eyelets on each side of the frame. The hanging cables can accommodate 60 lb. The frames need to be wide enough to accommodate screwing an eyelet into the frame approximately one-third of the way from the top on both sides.

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coming soon

17th Annual

2025 Scavenger Hunt

South Bay Camera Club

  by: Robin Young

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Subjects:   NOTE: Only 10 subjects this year plus your Selfie!    

  1.   TBD….

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Guidelines:  

  1. Only SBCC members may participate.
  2. Photos must be taken from April 2024 thru May 2025
  3. Open editing.
  4. Originals may be digital, film or slides – converted to digital files.
  5. All entries must be sized to 1020 pixels on the longest side.
  6. All entries must be labeled:  number_ subject_yourname.jpg
  7. (Example: 05-insect-robinyoung.jpg).
  8. Submit on a CD, Thumb Drive, or email to robinyoung7@hotmail.com (subject: Scavenger Hunt)
  9. All entries must be submitted to Robin Young by the April 28, 2025, meeting.
  10. No Late entries will be accepted.
  11. Presentation will be at the SBCC meeting on May 12, 2025.

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Judging Criteria:

1-10 total points for each photo based on the following:

  1. Does it fit the subject? (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.

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Remember – This is a fun contest – practice your photography skills!

Make Interesting Pictures!!

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

2024 Scavenger Hunt Results

2023 Scavenger Hunt Results

2022 Scavenger Hunt Results

Peggy Nugent’s Presentation

Diane Racey’s Presentation

SBCC Web Site “Walk Through” with Mike Calabrese

Beverly Gates Memorial

PSA Presentation by Jerry Fleury

SBCC June 2022 Banquet Slideshow

SBCC Feb 27, 2023 – YouTube Video of Truman Holtzclaw’s Presentation

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Only Members may enter the evaluations. Guests are welcome to all meetings, so please come view our outstanding photographs.

Membership is only $62.50 per year (Aug. thru June), $45 (Jan. thru June). Membership includes two meetings per month, (except Dec., June and July), digital and print evaluations many months, field trips, and two annual banquets (banquet costs not included). Join us soon!

To view the membership Page, click HERE.