Welcome

Welcome to Charlotte Camera Club! We are a growing, active club of photographers spanning all ages and skill levels. We offer a fun mix of opportunities and ways to participate.

Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month except the months of November and December (no second meeting those months).  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by 9:00 p.m. We meet at St. John's Episcopal Church at 1623 Carmel Road, in Room 205. Members and guests are invited to arrive a little early to socialize before the meeting begins.

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Next Meeting: Thursday, February 28, 2019

 

Guest Speaker: Don Senior - Presentation: A Drive to Alaska

 

Speaker Bio: Born and raised on Long Island, New York. Elmont-home of the Belmont Race Track, part of the Triple Crown horse racing.


I joined the United States Air Force at 17 and spent the next 20 plus years being stationed all over the world - mainly in the northern tier of the U.S. This gave me the opportunity to take hundreds of photos. I still have most of them on my photo desktop PC.


The first camera I owned was a present when I was 12 years old. I used it to take pictures mainly of family events. I used a mail order service to the develop the pictures, 8 to a roll of black and white film which also gave me a new roll of film. A friend of mine hand a darkroom which occasionally I use with him.


My first overseas assignment was to the Philippines where I was a in the K-9 section Air Police Squadron. I took many black and white photos of my dog, friends, and people.
During my second tour the Philippines I had become a Criminal Investigator and was sent on temporary duty to Bangkok, Thailand. My partner was an Army Warrant Officer, Pete Ramos, from Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. He had the most positive influence and getting me really involved in photography. As a result I purchased a better camera and started taking color film pictures Pete always had a very good camera with him. Together we visited all the tourist sites in Bangkok, the Floating Market, and many temples. One time we hired cab driver take us to an abandoned temple several miles north of Bangkok. On the professional side we investigated a murder of an US Army solider. Pete photographed the crime site and the Pathologist conducting the autopsy. Not my idea of a good photo shoot.


During the Vietnam war I did my second tour to Southeast Asia is when I purchase my first SLR camera-Petri-FT II with three prime lens, 135mm, 35mm, 55mm 1.8 and a 2 x Tele-converter. I used this equipment for next 13 years.


From Southeast Asia I went to Germany where I spent the next four and half years taking many hundreds pictures, mainly slides, of the many countries I visited. (This camera died in 1985 after my trip back to Europe.) In 1986 I became a Canon owner when I purchased a Canon T70 and several FD lens which can still use today. I didn’t go digital until 2002 with a point and shot camera. Currently I have over 37,000 pictures in my Lightroom Library. As I converted most of the film slides and prints to Jpegs.

Resting Leopard

by Harvey Augenbraun

Winner, Award of Merit

PSA Nature Division Round 3


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Header Images: 2018 CCC Image of the Year Award Winners (L-R): Gary Emord (1st place), Ralph Besnoy (2nd place), Phyllis Peterson(3rd place)