The Saguaro Camera Club meets in the Mesa Fire Station located at 360 E First St., Mesa, Arizona. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of October through April from 6:30--9:30 PM. Our schedule is variable in November and December to accommodate for the holidays. The first meeting of the month is devoted to our monthly club competitions and our second meeting is reserved for our program (see Calendar). To learn more about our organization and its activities see Organization>About Us. If you are interested in becoming a member see Organization>Membership Information.
This month’s home page Header is an image captured by James Smith titled Montana Borealis. This is an infrared image taken last summer. The Slide Show is also by Jim. He was scheduled to do a workshop on Monochrome photography but due to circumstances was unable to do so. Here are some examples from his PSA Projected Image Division Monochrome (PIDM) work. Good monochrome images must have contrast with the histogram skewed right (high key) or left (low key). Images that have nice bell-shaped curves are mostly 50% grey and are as flat as a pancake with no depth. Infrared images go a long way to accomplish good contrast. Nik Silver Efex also helps.