December Meeting – Competition Awards and Holiday Fun.

Our annual awards and holiday meeting will be held on December 17th. 7:00 PM at tRG studio. As always, we will be having a print show – please bring a print to hang and be prepared to talk briefly to everyone about your print. We will be awarding the prizes for the competition winners and we will have a few other fun surprises. Please bring an appetizer, entree, dessert, or drinks to share. We have tableware, cups, ice, and decorations covered already. You may use the following form to let everyone know what you are bringing. This list can be looked at first so that you can see what others have already signed up to bring and avoid duplicates. We also would like a few volunteers to help move furniture and arrange the studio on the afternoon of the 15th. If you would like to assist please let Robert know.

2nd Saturday Video Series

We would like your feedback regarding possible topics to present at our 2nd Staurday meetings. Use the form below to indicate your preferences.

Updates and info:

1> Our elections were held last month and we want to welcome Lynn Wiezycki and Bryan Schneider to the Board of Directors. The new board is as follows and members will hold office through December 2017. Next elections will be held in September of 2017.

President: Jim Sykes
Vice President: Lynn Wiezycki
Secretary: Victoria Drum
Treasurer: Leon Robinson
Director of Education: Robert Rostick
Director of Marketing: Bryan Schneider
Competition Director: Joe Pembo
Program Director: Michael Stephenson
Director of Competition Records: Doris Bowling
Membership Director: Susan Harvey
Chris Volf will continue doing an excellent job directing our 2nd Saturday video education series

2> Remember to bring your images (10 out of at least 20) that show the progression of a  portrait shoot from start to final image to our 4th Friday meeting on October 23rd.

3> If you took photos at our field trip to the winery please bring digital copies to our meeting to give to Michael Stephenson. He will be passing them along to the winery.

4> It’s time to pay dues for 2016 membership. Remember that it’s $30 if you pay in person by December 31, 2015 and $35 after that. It’s $30 dollars if you use the convenient shopping cart option on the website.

5> If you are not receiving emails from the club please make sure that you provide Robert with your current email info so that he can put into our club’s Google group email database

6> Mark your calendar for our December holiday meeting. It will be Thursday, December 17th, 7:00 PM at tRG Studio. As always, plan to bring a print (not a digital file) to display and discuss. We will have potluck food and refreshments again. The club will provide ice, cups, plates, eating utensils, and decorations. There will be a sign-up sheet posted here soon. We will be announcing the competition winners and there will be door prizes as well. We will also want volunteers to help prep the studio ahead of time on the afternoon of the 15th.

2nd Saturday Video and Field Trip

On Saturday, September 12th we will present a video as usual at tRG studio. Subject is yet to be determined as of this posting. Keep an eye out for an email from Chris Volf regarding details as they become available.

Michael Stephenson has arranged a field trip for us at the Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery. Starting that afternoon at 3:30 and until closing we will be able to tour the facility, Take photos, and sample and purchase products. Be aware that the owners have asked us to wait until 3:30 to arrive because they will have another group on the premises prior to that time.

Many of us have decided that we will go together as a group for a long lunch somewhere in between the video and the field trip. Location is yet to be determined.

Mark your calendar and join us for a full day of fun and photography!
17810 Forge Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34610
(352) 799-7612


July 24, 2015

Those of you who did not attend the meeting tonight, missed a good one.  We had two guests who want to become members (welcome) and there was insightful, enlightening and funny exchanges about processing technique differences.  This evening it was decided, that we must do this again.  A couple of the images are still on Brian’s computer, I think.  Apologies to those, whose images don’t appear here.  You get the idea, however.

A couple of lessons for next time:

1. Jim had the right idea by adding his initials to the end of the file name of the photograph he processed.  We should add that requirement next time.

2.  Word Press does not recognize tif files, therefore, the only format we will use for this assignment next time will be jpg.

3.  DO NOT change the title of the image.

Thank you for your participation.  And thanks, Robert, for the suggestion.


Just a reminder that this week we are doing something a little different.  Please bring 3 RAW images to competition night, in addition to your Night Sky entries.  Notice I said RAW.  RAW would be untouched in any way.  No processing of any kind.  And obviously, no jpegs.  RAW.  Ok, enough of that.

This week Robert will be in Colorado, therefore, we will need two judges to work with Jim Sykes.  Sure would be nice to have a couple of volunteers.

By the way, if you want to be added or removed from our google group, please let me know.  Thanks for participating.


Sun City Camera Club – June 9th – Meet and Greet

6/7/2015.  TBCC members, We are going to visit another camera club on June 9th for a 6:30 meeting start. Sun City Camera club would like us to get there early say around 5:30 to meet and greet.
The competition starts promptly at 6:30p.

The address of 945 N Course Lane, Sun City, Florida  33573 and it came up with a very close location to the Sun City Center Atrium Building.

Reminder – No meeting, Friday, April 24, 2015

April 19, 2015

Just a reminder to the group, that there will be no meeting on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Our regular schedule will resume next month.  Since next month’s topic will be a bit unusual from our norm, the extra time will come in handy to work on your competition entry.  The topic next month is, “Fairy Tale Gone Bad”.  Get those imaginations firing on all cylinders and wow everyone!

Night Photography Event

Please note that we are changing the date of the event due to the bad weather forecast. We will not be meeting on the 23rd. We will meet instead on Friday, January 30th.

We will meet at Hillsborough River State Park:
15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL 33592

We will meet in the parking area by the swimming pool. You need to be in the park before the gate closes at sunset. These are the park fees:

$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.

$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.

$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

$60.00 per bus load of people or $2.00 per person, whichever is less.

At 7:00 PM we will carpool in a few vehicles from the swimming pool parking lot to parking area 5. That is where we will have our meeting. Parking area 5 only accommodates 5-6 vehicles.

We will discuss various techniques and tips for night and astro photography and then we will set up our gear and start shooting. In addition to the recommended equipment listed below you may wish to bring food and drinks for the evening.

Recommended equipment:
Lenses – any focal length
Cable release or remote release
Flashlight or headlamp, preferably with red night vision option
Insect repellent – DEET free if possible
Appropriate clothing to walk in the woods and possibly on wet ground

2014 Competition Winners

Congratulations to our 2014 winners!

In AA division first place goes to Lynn Wiezycki, second place goes to Curtis Frey, and third place is awarded to Fred Keating. In A division first place goes to Fang Shen. There were no qualifiers for second or third place in this division this year. Here is the final results score sheet Portrait Without A Face special competition results Your participation is appreciated and we are looking forward to a fun 2015!