Latest News

Jonathan Williams, our new “At-Large” Board member, will be leading a new intiative to increase the Club “Outreach” to both the the Village and surrounding communities,. His focus will be on charity (pro-bono) work, and establishing a list for Members who may want to take on paid photographic opportunities.

Look for a dedicated web page and emails flyers that will provide more details.

The PhotoLab now has a brand new Epson P900 mid-size printer (17×23) AND a new M1 iMac computer! The Nikon 5400 scanner is up and running and the newish Kodak scanner is proving it’s worth. The printers are calibrated, and the supervisors are ready to help with your photography projects.

Eight (8) new classes have been added to the schedule, including some by Art Ramirez, “Mikly Way” night photography, and iPhone Photography,

Look for sign up flyers in your email, and view the list on the Education/Workshops web page.

NEXT CRITIQUE – September 25 “Candid”
Join us at the next Critique eptember 25th, 6:30PM with special subject “Candid”. Look for the Zoom link in the email flyers, and view the details on the Critiques web page.

VILLAGE TV – Channel 6
Wednesdays – 11:30AM, Saturdays – 10:30AM
Check out the Club videos on our Village TV.

The September TV subject will be “Remembering Maui”. Many scenes of the land and seascapes, the flora and fauna, and the adventures to be had there; some lost but not forgotten.

The Camera Club print competition had 36 prints submitted, from 10 members. Jim Selkin Judged. View all the images & results.


Sawdust & Pageant of the Masters Art Shows: through September 3, 2023
Summer Sawdust Festival

Festival of the Arts


In the News

THE GLOBE: JUNE 29, 2023
Winning image: “Keeping Watch” by Club member Lara Ferraro.
By Joel Goldstein
Every month the Camera Club has a program on Village TV, channels 6 or 406, which airs at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. The July program consists of all the images that Club members have submitted for the first three Critiques of 2023. Critiques are events where a professional judge discusses and scores the submissions.


THE GLOBE: JUNE 22, 2023
Article: PhotoLab now open 5 days a week! (PDF)
By Joel Goldstein
The PhotoLab is now open five days a week, Monday-Friday,l from 10AM-2PM. The Lab provides Mac & PC computers, tools for scanning slides, photo, and prints, several versions of professional software for editing and creating digital images, three photo-quality printers, mat cutting tools, and more. The printers can output from small to very large prints. The PhotoLab may open for more hours if more members volunteer.


Village TV: Seven short videos for June
By Joel Goldstein
Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. the Camera Club has a program on Village TV, Channels 6 and 406. For June there is a delightful selection of seven short videos which were submitted in a past slideshow competition.

The videos are about tennis in the desert, a trip to the market, amazing flower displays, the flapper styles of Valenteen, a visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, wearable art from New Zealand, and weavers of Peru. The photography is superb, the production quality is noteworthy, and the soundtracks enhance the experience.


THE GLOBE: MAY 24, 2023
Photo: “Colorful Sky” by Kim Paar
By Joel Goldstein
Creative expert Kim Paar to teach iPhone photography

Kim uses her camera to create images that provoke aesthetic emotions. She won her first competition when she was thirteen. Ever since she has immersed herself in photography and in the summer of 2014, she won Best of Show at the International Exhibition of Photography at the San Diego County Fair. In addition to competing and showing her photography in various venues, Kim teaches iPhoneography at the UC San Diego Retirement Center. She is currently president of Poly Photo Club at Balboa Park, San Diego.


Camera Club April 10 Showcase Features Mongolia
By Joel Goldstein
Tom Getz presented a Showcase on the Mongolian Heartland: Ulaanbaatar, the Steppes, and the Gobi Desert. Clubhouse 7 on April 10th at 6:30


Camera Club brings back Tom Getz
By Joel Goldstein
Mr. Getz has traveled through Namibia and Eithopia and will bring his images and music to Clubhouse 7 on February 20th at 6:30


The Globe: January 19, 2023
Camera Club Tech Column
By Joel Goldstein
It’s time to join or renew your membership! The CH 4 photography suite is open more hours, and volunteers still needed.


The Globe: January 19, 2023
Camera Club Again Offers Popular Class for Beginner and Intermediate Photographers
By Joel Goldstein
David Dearing is once again offering his two-session class which covers the basics of photography, assisted by Peter Battin, Mark Rabinowich, and Joel Goldstein.


OC Register: January 15, 2023
“Eyes on the Prize”
By Joel Goldstein
The OC Register article about The Camera Club announces the winning images in their 2022 competition.


The Globe: January 12, 2023
“Eyes on the Prize”
By Joel Goldstein
The Camera Club announces the winning images in their 2022 competition.

January 5, 2023
Year End Awards Dinner

Members celebrated at the Year End Awards with cocktails and dinner in the Main Lounge of Clubhouse One.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners were awarded in each category, plus Best of Show and Special Judge’s Awards.

The Lydia Savedoff Award for 2022 was presented to Rodney Cooper, and the award for 2023 was presented to Joel Goldstein. Congratulations!

Fall 2022
Photo Lab Regular Hours

In order to provide Laguna Woods Village residents the best possible service with the resources available, the Photo Lab is now open on a regular schedule.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Closed Mondays.

You can download this list of Lab Supervisors, their time slots, and their contact information: Supervisors List


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