Monthly MeetingsClub meetings are held at 7PM,the first and third Monday of each month.First Presbyterian Church100 Cajon StreetDowntown Redlands, CaliforniaMailing AddressRedlands Camera ClubP.O. Box 7261Redlands, CA. 92375
Jan. 7 – Elevate Your Photography with a Photo Project A photo project can elevate your photography to a whole new level. Join RCC shooters Gary Jefferson, Judith Sparhawk and Jim Hendon at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, as they share images and lessons from their recent projects – and hopefully inspire others. Jefferson produces a “living, online gallery” of street portraits of Redlands people on Facebook; Sparhawk shot and compiled her images of American birds for a local Audubon Society presentation; Hendon produced Colors of Heaven: Exploring the Hidden Stained Glass Windows of Redlands. Anyone can do a photo project, on any topic, and get great creative satisfaction. Projects generally have themes, goals, target audiences and/or stories to tell. So they push us to pinpoint our subjects, master our equipment, optimize composition, produce and organize collections of photos both technically and artistically strong – often against a hard deadline. The meeting at John Knox Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Redlands, is free and open to the public. Jan. 21 – Rosamond Purcell's Vision: An Art That Nature MakesWant to be a better photographer? Study the work of great photographers. Join us at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, for An Art that Nature Makes, a close look at the haunting visions of Rosamond Purcell. This unique photographer is fascinated with the natural world, the discarded and decayed, from a mastodon tooth, to preserved museum specimens, to the delicate beauty of a fish skeleton. Purcell, whose work has been featured in National Geographicand at major museums, has published 20 books including A Glorious Enterprise: The Museum of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The film offers a special focus on Purcell’s 20-year photographic “excavation” of a Maine junk yard, chronicled in her book Owls Head: On the Nature of Lost Things. A New York TimesCritics Pick in 2016, the film was described as “extraordinary, illuminating and beautiful.” The screening at John Knox Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Redlands, is free and open to the public.