Upcoming Events

August 1-31   “31-Days-31-Images” Challenge 
See blog post below to join in!


  September GENERAL MEETING  09/20/2019   3:00-5:00 PM
in the Sonoran Room HOA2
Speaker: Janet Frost, Go! Learn Things


Lightroom SIG 
Tuesday August 20  @4PM
Agate Room HOA2

Improve Your Photography SIG
Friday September6  @1PM
Agate Room HOA2

Pima Air and Space Museum
Thursday August 22
**NOTE: The Museum hangars do not have air conditioning. **


Introduction to Photography


Are you new to photography and interested in learning about the basics of taking more interesting pictures without having to learn a lot of technical jargon?  If so, the SaddleBrooke
Photography Club is offering a course for you.  Our very popular “Introduction to Photography” course is designed to help new photographers learn to capture more creative images no matter what brand or type of camera they have (even a cell phone!).  It will be focused on the creative side of photography rather than the technical details. The course offers a personalized, hands-on approach to help you:

1. Better understand how to let your own camera’s automated functions “do the technical thinking” for you so you can concentrate on the creative side of taking pictures.
2. Learn the fundamentals of Composition and Design to take you from merely shooting snapshots to getting more artistic images which cause you and others to say “WOW!”.

“We feel that there are many people in our community who are either completely new to photography or are casual shooters who would like to learn to take better pictures but are
intimidated by the thought of having to learn a lot of technical details such as f-stops, shutter speed, focus modes, etc.” says Roddy Wilder, President of the Club. “Our goal with this course
is to reach out to those folks and give them a way to start having more fun with their camera without the need to absorb the technical stuff.”
The course will consist of a series of two hour classes held once a week for 5 weeks. It will be offered beginning on October 13, 2019. You need not be a member of the SaddleBrooke
Photography Club to join the class. Enrollment will be limited to 12 so that we can provide plenty of individual “hands on” coaching.

The classes will be held in HOA2  Agate Room on Sundays from 2 pm to 4 pm.  The dates are 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, and 11/10.
The cost will be $30 per person.  Membership in the Club is NOT required.

Register Now! Contact Tim Butler by email at:    tucsontimmer@gmail.com

Blog Posts

The Magic of Practice: “31-Days-31-Images” Challenge

Recently, I was surfing through my favorite photography website, Digital Photography School by Darren Rowse. I found an article titled "8 Micro-Habits That Will Improve Your Skills in 1 Year." This seemed a bold claim so I clicked through to the content. The 8...

What is High-Key Photography?

In November, 2019 the Arizona Camera Club Council will be hosting their 2019 Fall Round-up. For this competition the "Rotating" category is High-Key Images. We have received many questions about what type of image is High-Key. High-Key is a style of lighting that...

Award Winning Club Members

This spring several of our club members entered their photos in the Arizona Camera Club Council  Spring Round-up. The ACCC exists to promote the enjoyment of photographyand to encourage advancement of its members in the knowledge  of photography, through membership in...

About Us

The SaddleBrooke Photography Club is open to all residents of SaddleBrooke, no matter their skill level or equipment they are using.

The Club offers opportunities to learn how to improve your picture taking through the basics of Composition, Exposure, Lighting, Perspective and Focus.  These basic apply whether you are shooting photos on your smartphone or using a camera with accessories valued at thousands of dollars.

There are opportunities for education, including selection and use of your camera,  to using software for the post processing of your images.  Fun activities challenge members to go to a location and “look for” items from a new perspective… a sort of scavenger hunt.

Special interest groups let you delve into other aspects of photography, from learning more about the popular new mirrorless cameras, to using special techniques to create unusual images.

There’s something for everyone.

Programs We Offer

The club offers “open studio” every Wednesday and Friday in the Agate Room at the HOA2 Arts & Crafts Center from 9am to 12 noon.  All members can bring in their cameras and accessories for additional assistance.  Members can also bring photos in for peer review for suggestions and ideas of improvement.

The club regularly plans field trips that offer unique photography experiences.  Sometimes it’s a scavenger hunt where attendees are given a list of items to be photographed.  Other times we may go to special events such as a Renassaince Festival, or a Day of the Dead night time parade.  Yet other field trips include multi-day stays such as grabbing great shots of the Sandhill Cranes at Bosque de Apache in New Mexico.

We have a number of special interest groups available to our members, and this list keeps growing.  These include: