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Shows and Speakers

Upcoming events

    • 12/14/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Fiesta Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 26
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    John Scott - December Speaker Series

    John is an Old West entertainer and living historian. He is owner of Arizona Ghostriders, an award-winning 1880’s performance group.

    He attended the New School in New York City for computer graphics and is familiar with Photoshop, which he uses to adjust and prepare photos for the videos on the group’s YouTube channel. For a look at one of John's videos, click HERE.

    When not getting shot with blank guns and dying in the street, John is the general manager of Simutek, an Apple Premier Partner located in Tucson.

    John will show us some of his techniques including:
    • Using the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro which is really a pan and zoom shot. I use these for a slideshow that gives the appearance of a moving image. Adding the right music and setting it up like a story makes it almost cinematic.

    • LUTs (Look Up Tables)
      Using mathematical formulas for color grading an image. For instance, I wanted a look that was like the new television series Westworld, where some colors look desaturated and there is a slight yellow cast. (I’ll show an example). Peter McKinnon, who creates and uses LUTs for his photography, has a YouTube channel.

    • How I get the most out of a smartphone camera with the help of 3rd party Apps.

    • My weekly use of a green screen and important lighting tips for it.


      To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.


    • 01/08/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Showtime is coming soon to a theater near you!!


     

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/16/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    January Travelogue


    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/18/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 183
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    William Lesch, Photographer, January Speaker Series

    Bill Lesch was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in the Midwest. His childhood summers were spent on Lake Wawasee in Northern Indiana and it was at Wawasee that he began forming an intimacy with the natural world.  Lesch discovered photography and met his future wife, his two life-long loves, in the same year at the age of 21.  He took photography as an elective course while in a pre-med program. Lesch had found his calling, he dropped out of pre-med and switched to art school the following semester.

    Lesch earned a BFA in photography from the University of Arizona in 1976.  He was the first Staff Photographer at the Center for Creative Photography from 1976-78.  It was at this time that he began work on many of his signature series: his first time exposures of clouds, his early color work in the desert, and the beginning of his timelapse light painting series. 

    Bill had his first one-person show at the small front gallery in the newly opened Center for Creative Photography in 1976, and since that time, Lesch has shown his work world-wide in over 100 group and one-person shows.  He has work in prestigious private, corporate, and museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Snell and Wilmer Collection.  He has received numerous grants and awards and had a book of his photographs published in Japan in the 90’s.

    Bill Lesch still resides in Tucson, Arizona.  He lives and works in an adobe house and darkroom that he built himself, by hand, making the adobes in his backyard.  Lesch has always felt that life and art are about weaving together complex threads, be those threads colors, light and time, or experiences and skills.

    He taught himself to kayak so he could get to some of the remote places where he needed to work, and in 2008 he kayaked the entire 240 miles of the Grand Canyon, and also began work on his current series of Grand Canyon photographs.  His youngest son got his pilot’s license in 2001, and the following week Lesch went up in a small plane with him and began work on his series of Aerial photographs of the Arizona landscape.

    Bill is a meticulous craftsman and has always made his own prints, from his years of film and silver prints to the digital darkroom.  Photography is the language BIll Lesch speaks, it is his way of interacting with the world.  He finds this world a miraculous place, and photography a means to explore it.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.
    • 02/05/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Showtime is coming soon to a theater near you!!


     

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 02/15/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 158
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    Guy Atchley - February Speaker Series

    Guy Atchley has served for more than 30 years as anchor at KGUN 9 TV in Tucson.  During his tenure Guy has traveled all over the state for his series Guy Atchley's Arizona.   Along the way Guy swept the Arizona AP awards one year by winning three first-place honors including: Best Serious Feature, Best Light Feature, and Best General Reporting in the State.  Guy also was honored for his reports on living conditions in China, and -- for his reporting on the Middle East -- Guy earned the Human Relations Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council.  You may have seen Guy's cameos in several movies: "Jericho Fever," which was produced for the USA Cable Network, the remake of "Vanishing Point" for Fox TV, and the independent film "Runnin' at Midnite."  And in case you're wondering, Guy played the role of a reporter in each film.  Guy remains appreciative to KGUN 9 for allowing him to seek out the positive stories in the Grand Canyon state.   And today he continues that calling with his photography, which now closes out each newscast on KGUN 9.


    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.

    • 02/20/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    February Travelogue


    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 03/15/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 199
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    Le Craven--March Speaker Series

    Le Craven has enjoyed taking photos since childhood when her parents taught her to shoot using a hand–me-down camera. As a kid with eye problems, seeing something or shooting something up close was a way of overcoming. As an adult, business and family interests took a precedence over photography until Le decided to get an MBA degree in 2003. With the opportunity to study in France for six months, Le purchased her first digital camera to record her travels between class. As she posted her adventures online her professional photography career was quietly begun.

    Le’s images of France combined with photos of “home” – the western United States – were the heart of her first website and art shows. While her current focus is on Southern Arizona, she recently revisited Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Lake Tahoe, camera in hand.

    Le’s photography focuses on the soft side of the desert, favorite places like Paris, and the “other ” west. She has been a juried artist at Desert Artisan’s Gallery since early 2010.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.
    • 03/20/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    March Travelogue


    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.





The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member 
or email the committee at  
cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com 

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