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November 2023

From the President... 

Activities are starting to ramp up at the Photography Club.

The Board of Directors conducted a live board meeting on October 9th and made several decisions that will positively impact our club and its members. Board meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month at 2:30pm. All Club members can attend the board meeting at the club or sign up on the club calendar and get a Zoom link for all board meetings thru April 2024.

On December 2nd the Photography Club and the Computer Club will host an open house for members of both clubs and for GVR residents. The time is 10 am-1pm. It is an effort to showcase our club redesign and the Computer Club’s new space. The open house will be advertised in GVR publications and the local press.

I am also asking members to consider donating a framed photo or two or three to sell at the open house. All proceeds from the sale of photos will be donated to the GVR Foundation’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program. Please give us a suggested sales price for each photo and place your name on the back of the photo so that it can be returned to you, if you wish, in case it does not sell. Please mark them as a donation for the open house and drop them off at the club.

Field trips are being scheduled more frequently and new field trips are being planned to locations we haven’t experienced yet or haven’t visited in a while.

The club calendar has the dates and times for the Travelogue, Showtime, and Speaker Series events. We now have the approved room reservations thru April 2024. Gene has also put together new photo classes so make sure you check the calendar and his posting in this newsletter. Other new and exciting classes are on the way. The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are gearing up, so come join the fun and learn when you can.

At the board meeting, the directors adopted official club holiday closings. The club will be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after
  • Christmas Day

Our call to action for monitors resulted in thirteen new volunteers who are being trained as monitors. Thank a monitor next time you go to the club. They are the reason we can keep the club open.

Jane Winkenwerder had to step down as our Supplies Purchase Coordinator. We thank her for her service to the club. Ron Stein is now in charge of ordering supplies, and he is being backed up by Monica Parker. Monica Parker is in charge of ordering name tags, and she will be backed up by Ron Stein.

We have over 600 members, but we still lack back-ups for some of our critical functions. We still do not have anyone to back up our Systems Administrator, Monitor Coordinator, and Educational Chair. These are crucial duties. It would also be wise to have backups for our SIG Coordinators as well. Certainly, a few of you amongst the 600 can help strengthen the club so we don’t have a lapse in service. Please contact me if you can volunteer to help in these areas.

And finally, we are in the process of ordering baseball caps with the club logo on them. We plan to have them available for purchase at the open house, if not sooner. Golf-type shirts with the club logo are also being planned. Look for samples of the shirts and ordering information at the open house. Shirts are a little trickier because we don’t know your size, so initially we may take orders until we have at least 50 orders, then place the order. After that we may order a few in different sizes to have available. Yes, we will have them for women as well.

Thanks for your membership in the Photography Club. Please help us stay strong by donating your expertise in areas of need.

Since my letter this month is longer than usual, the monthly installment of my review of Thomas Ang's book, Photography, The Definitive Visual History, is in a separate Book Review article later in the newsletter. If you can't wait, you can jump to it here.

Danny Valenzuela, President

Open House

Save the Date – Mark Your Calendar

The Club redesign is completed, it’s the start of a new winter season and we’re celebrating on Saturday, December 2nd with an open house event from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for all members. This is your opportunity to check out the new classrooms, the new Photo Lab, the new Bob Martin mat room, the updated Library, and to see all that the Club has to offer. You’ll get a chance to meet your Club officers, SIG leaders, Field Trip coordinators and many of the other volunteers that made it all happen.

The open house is being held in conjunction with the Computer Club that recently moved into the space next to us. We have reserved the Anza Room where refreshments will be served and information tables provided for both clubs, as well as for the GVR Foundation, the Clay Studio and the Glass Arts Club, all our neighbors at Santa Rita Springs. In addition, the event will be advertised with GVR and the Green Valley News, as we want to attract new members as well.

The GVR Foundation contributed greatly to the expense of our redesign. In an effort to show our appreciation we will also be sponsoring a fund drive at the open house to benefit the GVR Foundation’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program. We’re asking Photography Club members to donate framed photos for sale in the Anza Room. All proceeds will be donated to the GVR Foundation.

So save the date, mark your calendar and plan to celebrate with us on December 2nd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. -ed

Planning for East Center Exhibit

GVR offers the Photography Club the opportunity to display our members' photographs at several of the GVR centers. Not only does this provide our members a means to show their work, it is a powerful tool for the club's membership recruiting activities.

Our exhibit at Las Campanas ended in October. We will have the display area at the East Center from January 2nd through the 31st. Feel free to drop off your framed photos at the club to be ready for our display there. Below is the East Center display area. I estimate we have room for about 30 photos!

I encourage all members to join the current group of those that are exhibiting. If you wish to participate you can find newly updated instructions in the Photo Exhibit Guidelines page on the Club's website here.

If you have questions please contact Kirk Hively, (520-349-5593) or Julie Howard (402-202-4423).

Kirk Hively, Exhibits Coordinator

GVR Photography Club on Instagram

The Photography Club will soon expand its social media presence by opening an Instagram account where we will post member's photo submissions as we now do on our Facebook page. Watch the Facebook page for the starting date.

Facebook and Instagram are excellent venues to display the photographic expertise of our members. I know you all have photos you're proud of. Join the fun and send your fall, vacation and field trip photos. I'm looking for submissions that capture the ever-changing landscape, visits to other states and countries and field trip experiences. Send to Sue Ready at

Sue Ready, Facebook Coordinator

Photo of the Month

The November Photo of the Month is by Linda Gregory, a gorgeous photograph taken on a Photography Club field trip at Tohono Chul Park.

She explains, "The butterfly is a queen on a blue sage. Two of the composition points about this photo are the complementary colors (orange and blue) and the diagonal of the sage. I use a Panasonic Lumix FZ300, which is a bridge camera. I love this camera because it has a long telephoto, out to 1200mm, without having to change lenses. However once you get past 600mm the files become smaller.  I always shoot RAW which means that the files are larger than JPEG, but they have to be processed, which I do in PS Elements."

Congratulations, Linda.

The Photo of the Month is chosen from new and archived photos submitted to Sue Ready, the Club's Facebook Coordinator. Keep sending the best of your work to Sue at so we may continue to showcase the refined capabilities of GVR Photography Club membersPhotos should be submitted in .jpg format and please include its title and location. -ed

We all remember the Give Me Your Best Shot SIG, bringing your digital photos for constructive comments and suggestions. We’ve tried to keep this SIG going under various names and formats. Each time, however, the attendance dropped until only a few participants were left. Well, I'd like to do the “Monster Mash” and try again to dig “something up from the past”.

As Educational Chair, I’d like to take one more shot at a digital photo SIG, called On AssignmentThe methodology for the SIG needs to be set up, but it could, for example, focus on the art and process of picture taking with any hardware, exploring various genres of photography. We’ve set a time slot aside on Thursday afternoons. I’m inviting everyone interested to attend an organizational meeting for this potential SIG. We’ll meet on Thursday, November 9th at 1:00 pm at the Club. Everyone is welcome to join us in reviving a Club Classic. There is no need to sign up for anything at this time.

Also, as a reminder, we have the first meeting for the new Phone Photography SIG on Wednesday, November 15th at 9:00 AM. I'm looking forward to seeing all our phone photographers there.

Gene Komaromi, Education Chair

Library News

As monthly Photography Club programs resume and SIGs/classes are in full-swing, members are invited to browse the Library shelves for books of interest. Whether it is a book to guide you in the Photoshop Elements SIG, facilitated by Linda Gregory, or tips to enhance your skills in Wendell Werner’s Black & White SIG, there should be a book for you!

FREE! We have an abundance of magazines and you are welcome to take them, without check-out or return. Pass them on!

Becky McCreary, Librarian

This Month's Club Activities

Check the Club Calendar for the latest information on all club activities. Photography Club members are also welcome and encouraged to attend the Club’s monthly Board of Directors meetings. Check the Club Calendar for the date of the meeting and attend in-person at the Club, or remotely by registering using this link. The Board is always interested in comments and new ideas from the members.

Need help with your digital camera, smartphone camera, slide/print scanning, photo printing or a photo editing software application? Photography Club Volunteer Helpers are available to help. Log in to the Club’s website. Click on the three bars at the far right of the home page menu bar and select Volunteer Helpers. Once you've found a helper, scroll down to see their contact email listed. Help is just a few clicks away.


Tuesday, 11/14 at 7:00 pm

Join us in the Anza room for our season opening live Travelogue presentation with five great features.

Kirk Hively takes us to Iceland, Sherrie Lee Lewis explores Vietnam, Todd Taylor rides camels in Egypt, Keven May shows us the American Southwest and Wendell Werner tours Vietnam and Cambodia.

We'll have cafe style seating with tables and chairs. Bring your popcorn and favorite soft drinks!

Ancient Kingdoms: Vietnam

Sherrie Lee Lucia

The American Southwest

Kevin May

 The birds of Vigur Island, Iceland

Kirk Hively

My Travels to Egypt

Todd Taylor

Vietnam and Cambodia

Wendell Werner

If you have a program to share, drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show of your adventure at the Club. Leave them in the travelogue folder with brief information about your work. If you have questions, please contact Paul McCreary at 970-596-1505 or email me here.

Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator


Starting In December

I'm Up

I'm Awake!

SHOWTIME is alive and well and getting ready for our season premier Monday, December 4th at 7:00 pm. This season we will be showing live at the Desert Hills GVR Center! Yes, really in-person! So if you remember where Desert Hills Center is, we will look forward to seeing you there!  Won't be back in Green Valley yet?   Then join via zoom with the link that will be sent to you after you register. Watch for our Eblast with details soon to come on the December SHOWTIME.

And in order to have a successful SHOWTIME season, or any SHOWTIME at all, we of course need your programs to show. The well of programs to show is not dry, but it's just a little moist and could use more water (programs that is).

So get to work. Take your photos from your favorite field trip and make them into a slide show, or show us how you have spent your summer. Anything at all will do. We need about eight or so programs for each SHOWTIME event. Use Windows Photos or iMovie to assemble the photos and add music of your choice. Need help?? Try coming to the Multimedia Special Interest Group that meets regularly on Monday mornings. We'd love to meet you and show you how it's done.

Chuck Hill, Showtime Coordinator

Speaker Series

Thursday, 11/16 at 3:00 pm

Jonathan Arlia

The Next Generation of Photography Technologies

November kicks off this new season of Speaker Series presentations with an extremely talented and accomplished photographer. Our speaker is Jonathan Arlia, a Tucson native, passionate photographer and videographer, and owner of PHOTOGRAPHY BY JONATHAN ARLIA, a professional photography studio in Tucson. His presentation will feature examples of drone and 3D photography, including equipment, processing techniques, and personal/occupational applications of the technology. You can preview some of his work on his website.

Join us in the Anza room for this live presentation. But if you can’t make it, register here to get the Zoom link to attend remotely. You may also catch the presentation after the fact on the Club’s YouTube channel

I look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

Deb Sanders, Speaker Series Coordinator

Field Trips

Off to a Great Start

What a great start to this season’s field trips! We sold out in less than five hours on the Behind-the-Scenes at Tucson’s Fox Theatre trip, but don’t worry, another is in the works. The Behind-the-Scenes at the Reid Park Zoo trip is back, along with the Tucson’s Botanical Gardens and Ruby Ghost Town trips. Believe it or not, the bus trip to Whitewater Draw for the Sandhill Cranes is for the same price as last year!

Be sure to watch for additional trips as they are finalized. They will be announced via E-Blast and on the website. You can always find the latest information and register for the field trips we currently have in store for you here. And please contact me if you if you have questions or want to participate in our Field Trip activities.

See you soon!

 Monica E. Parker, Field Trip Facilitator

Photo Opportunities

There’s a variety of special events in November, including Dia de los Muertos celebrations, the Celtic Festival and Highland Games, and the Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival. You can chow down on some chili and check out the classic cars and cycles on display in Amado or take in the balloon glow in Sahuarita. And be sure to check out a new University of Arizona walking tour.

If it’s action photos you’re looking for, you'll find it right in our own backyard! The 40th El Tour de Tucson on November 18 will feature nearly 3,000 cyclists taking on a challenging 102-mile course through Sahuarita and Green Valley before heading back to Tucson. Expect plenty of activity (and traffic disruptions) between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair, a cool beverage and your trusty digital device and find a good spot to catch the action along the route. You can find more information here.

And finally, don’t forget to enjoy free entrance to the National Parks on November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Yet another reason to get out and get some great shots.

    Historic Canoa Ranch Tours and Events

    • Ongoing - events, dates, times and fees vary - Registration required
    • Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 South I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley, AZ
    • Find more information here.

      Fall Ikebana Festival

      • Ongoing thru Nov 5, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm - $18, reservations required
      • Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ
      • Find more information here.

      Raptor Free Flight

      • Ongoing daily (except Weds), 10:00 am – Free with museum admission
      • Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ
      • Find more information here.

        First Thursday at the Tucson Museum of Art

        • Nov 2, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Pay what you wish, registration required
        • Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Procession

        • Nov 4, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, procession begins 11:00 am – Free
        • Tubac Presidio Historic State Park and Museum, 1 Burruel Street, Tubac, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        History in the Park at Fort Lowell Museum

        • Nov 4, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Donations welcome
        • Fort Lowell Museum, 2900 North Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        Procession of Little Angels

        • Nov 4, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Free
        • Armory Park, 221 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        Balloon Glow in the Desert

        • Nov 4, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Free
        • Desert Diamond Casino Sahuarita, 1100 West Pima Mine Rd, Sahuarita, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games

        • Nov 4-5, Sat 8:00 am to 9:30 pm, Sun 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Prices vary
        • Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 North 1st Avenue, Tucson, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival

        • Nov 4-5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - $20 donation per vehicle requested
        • Empire Ranch, Empire Ranch Road, Sonoita, AZ
        • Find more information here

        34th Annual All Souls Procession

        • Nov 5, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, procession begins at 6:00 pm – Free
        • Grande Avenue between Speedway and St. Mary’s, Tucson, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        Tucson Veterans Day Parade

        • Nov 10, 11:00 am - Free
        • See website below for parade route
        • Find more information here.

        Tubac Art Walk

        • Nov 10-12, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - Free
        • Tubac, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        Turquoise Trail Walking Tour

        • Nov 11, 8:00 am to 10:30 am – $30
        • Presidio San Agustin Museum, 196 North Court Avenue, Tucson, AZ
        • Find more information here.

        Gadsden-Pacific Model Train Show

        • Nov 12, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - Free
        • Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Museum, 3975 N Miller Avenue, Tucson, AZ
        • Find more information here.

          Second Sundaze - Family Day at TMA

          • Nov 12, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – Pay what you wish, registration required
          • Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ
          • Find more information here.

              University of Arizona Walking Tour

              • Nov 15, 9:00 am to 11:30 am – $30, registration required
              • Arizona Historical Center Parking Lot, NE corner of Euclid & 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

              TMA Fall Artisans Market

              • Nov 17-19, Fri/Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Free
              • Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 150 North Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

              Coyote Classic Dog Shows

              • Nov 17-20, times and events vary - Free
              • Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 South Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

              13th Annual Amado Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

              • Nov 18, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Free
              • The Amado Territory, 3001 I-19 Frontage Road, Amado, AZ
              • Find more information here.
              Barrio Viejo Walking Tour
              • Nov 18, 10:00 am to 11:30 am – $30
              • El Tiradito Wishing Shrine, 418 South Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

              Living History – Garrisons of the Frontier

              • Nov 18, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – included with admission
              • Presidio San Agustin Museum, 196 North Court Avenue, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

              Holidays Around the World and Through Time

              • Nov 21-Jan 7, Tue-Sun 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Closed Nov 23) – Fees vary
              • The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

              American Indian Heritage Month - Social and Indian Craft Market

              • Nov 24-26, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm – Free, scholarship donations appreciated
              • Tucson Mall, 4500 North Oracle Rd, Suite 110, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

              Lights Up! A Festival of Illumination

              • Nov 24-Jan 7, Tue-Sun 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Fees vary, reservations required
              • Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

              Public Art & Murals Walking Tour

              • Nov 25, 9:00 am to 11:00 am – $30, reservation required
              • Presidio San Agustin Museum, 196 North Court Avenue, Tucson, AZ
              • Find more information here.

                  Public Art & Murals Walking Tour with Wine Tasting Experience

                  • Nov 25, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – $65, reservation required
                  • Presidio San Agustin Museum, 196 North Court Avenue, Tucson, AZ
                  • Find more information here.

                  We are always looking for recommendations for future photo opportunities. Please feel free to contact me If you have suggestions for upcoming events of interest.

                  Tom Parker, Photo Op Coordinator

                  Special Interest Groups are fun and educational. Any member of the Photography Club is welcome to attend any of the SIGs.

                  Click on any of the links listed to get more information on each one.

                  Monitor Notes

                  Monitors typically welcome and check in club members, answer the phone, and inform those seeking information about the Club. We are all indebted to the dedicated team of monitors who volunteer to keep the Photography Club open. Many thanks to all of you.

                  We are always looking for additional monitors. Help us provide all the benefits the Club offers to its members. As you take advantage of the Club's activities and its extensive digital processing equipment, consider sharing the effort in providing these services by volunteering as a monitor.  You are not expected to know how to use the equipment. Training takes about three hours.

                  Contact: for more information.

                  Photography, The Definitive Visual History by Thomas Ang

                  This installment highlights developments and events between 1960-1979 from Thomas Ang's book, Photography, The Definitive Visual History.

                  Looking back on this period, it is astonishing to see how photography influenced world events, politics and society in so many ways. But since we were most likely not studying photography at the time or had not yet discovered all its applications, we were not aware of it back then.

                  While much of the world thought that World War II would be the last armed conflict, this proved to be woefully optimistic. By the 1970s there were more than 70 new wars. Young people who were articulate and educated rebelled against established institutions by embracing a consumerist explosion of music, fashion, and technology. There was a fresh belief that photography might change the world.

                  In addition to being revered for fearlessly putting up a mirror to society, photojournalists were praised for dodging bullets to get the perfect shot. Photographers joined their subjects' glitzy jet set lifestyle. Booming consumer spending inflated advertising budgets, earning fortunes for talented photographers and making it a very sought-after career path.

                  By the end of this period, photography was linked with urban life. Image quality reached previously unheard-of heights thanks to improvements in film technology and optics. Because photography satiated people's yearning to see everything and everywhere, it was on its way to becoming the world's eyes.

                  The Rolleiflex was the first camera to find a solution on how to maintain a subject in view during an exposure. It quickly rose to fame and was not surpassed until the invention of the digital camera.

                  Japan was not a part of the art of photography. After being hit by two nuclear bombs in 1945, Japan began its post-war reconstruction, but it was not until the 1960s that its youthful generation, which had been exposed to Western ideas, started to participate in photography as an art form. Japanese post-war photography was significantly influenced by Shomei Tomatsu (1930–2012). He captured the clashes between traditional Japanese culture and consumerism as well as between East and West to convey deep feelings that were typically ignored in his European and American peers' images.

                  The paparazzi, photographers who invaded people's privacy for money and fame, also emerged during this time. One of the first photographers to understand that magazine editors preferred "surprise pictures"—stars taken off guard— over posed photographs, was the Italian Tazio Secchiaroli. The more compromising and embarrassing the situation, the better the pay. He was known as “the assault photographer”

                  Once photographers could leave the studio and work outdoors, they could choose subjects from passersby, thus eroding the sitters’ control. Sitters eventually lost the battle.

                  The American/Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh had two minutes to create an image of Winston Churchill for a government commission. He yanked a cigar out of Churchill's mouth to get an aggressive snarl. Compared to a happy portrait, it was more revealing. The photographer was in charge even if the model was a giant.

                  Lennart Nilsson also greatly outpaced his contemporaries at this time in terms of capturing human reproduction. He applied to medical school and spent years studying because it was illegal for him to take pictures of a live fetus without being medically trained. He then became a pioneer in human fetal photography. With his medical training, he was able to operate the endoscopes himself, selecting the ideal lighting conditions and angles. After 12 years, he finally finished and published his story for Life magazine in 1965.

                  Nikon unveiled the 80-200mm f/4.5 zoom lens in 1970. It was surprisingly small, simple to operate, and focused up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) away. Additionally, it produced breathtaking image quality with outstanding depth of field scales. It altered the field of sports photography and revolutionized long-distance shots. Today, smartphones can even be equipped with zoom lenses.

                  When it comes to documenting space flight, photography in space was initially ignored by NASA executives. During the Apollo 17 space flight the Apollo trajectory first made it possible to take a picture of the Antarctica's south polar ice cap with the photograph of the view of earth.

                  Edward Land’s daughter asked him why she could not see photos immediately. He asked himself: “Indeed, why not?” He was not only a brilliant scientist and entrepreneur, but an inventor for whom problems were simply solutions waiting to be discovered. He worked on the problem of how to obtain a photography instantly by exploring the known technique of combining developer and fix in the same solution. In 1968 he invented the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camara. Who reading this has not seen or owned one?

                  This brings us to the Vietnam War, the most freely photographed conflict in history. Photographers were duly welcomed to photograph war photos. At first, the American government wanted to encourage their side of the story to be told. By the time casualty figures were rising and military operations were failing it was too late to impose censorship. We saw US carpet bombing of the Vietnamese countryside, wounded marines, pictures from the battle zone, and photos of a South Vietnamese aircraft accidently drop napalm on the hamlet of Trang Band, in Vietnam.

                  This bestowed immense political power on images. The facts they exposed in the 1960s and 1970s were a nightmare for politicians. Protesters used photography as a weapon across the world. Recall the 1972 anti-Vietnam march in Washington, DC, the Kent State shootings, the Soweto riots, the invasion of Prague, and more.

                  Ernst Hass, an Austrian/American (1921-1986) once proclaimed, “The limitations of photography are in yourself, for what we see is only what we are.” His genius is best defined by his rhetorical question, “If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?” He also said, “Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward.” (Look for the “Ah ha!”)

                  More next month…

                  Danny Valenzuela, President

                  Photography Items



                  For Sale

                  Items for Sale

                  Complete package of cameras and accessories, sold only as a total package, including:

                  2 Cameras

                  • Sony Alpha 100 camera body w/ 2X Tele Converter, charger & batteries.
                  • Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D camera body w/ AF 1.4 Tele Converter APO & charger.

                  13 Lenses (All interchangeable with both cameras)

                  • Sony AF 4.5-5.6/11-18
                  • Konica Minolta AF 28-75
                  • Minolta High Speed AF APO 600mm & hard case
                  • Minolta AF Reflex 500
                  • Minolta AF 28-85
                  • Minolta AF 50 Macro
                  • Minolta AF 100-300 APO Tele Zoom
                  • Minolta AF. 100-300 Zoom xi
                  • Minolta AF 70-200 Tele Zoom & soft case (lens hood is cracked but functional)
                  • Minolta AF 28-105 Zoom xi
                  • Minolta AF 28-80 Zoom 0.4 m/1.3 ft Macro
                  • Tokina AF 400 mm
                  • Tokina AF 28-70 AT-X & soft case

                  2 Camera Mounts

                  • Bogen 3236 Tripod w/ Manfrotto Gimble Mount 3421
                  • Bogen 3245 Monopod w/ Manfrotto Camera Mount 3229

                  6 Additional Items

                  • Minolta remote cord RC-1000
                  • M Rock camera bag
                  • Lowepro camera bag - backpack style
                  • Konica Minolta Magic Lantern Guide to Maxim 5D
                  • Sony Guide to Sony Alpha 100
                  • Set of 9 various memory cards

                  Total package price: $ 400.00

                  Contact Bob Stephenson at or 218-780-7207.

                  Do you have any used photography equipment that you want to sell or are looking for to buy? List those items in the newsletter.

                  All items:

                  • May be placed only by current, past or families of past members.
                  • Must be for used photography related equipment.
                  • Must include your name, or the name of the past member, and contact information.
                  • Should be submitted to
                  • Must be placed by the 25th of the month prior to the month of listing.
                  • Will run for one month, but may be resubmitted up to three times to be listed again.

                  GVR Photography Club

                  The GVR Photography Club is one of the largest photography clubs in the U.S. with over 600 active members. Regardless of your skill level, you'll have fun honing your skills in taking, editing, and presenting photos and videos. Share your photographic passion with others. Take FREE courses and join our Special Interest Groups to get the most from your digital camera, smartphone, action camera, or drone. Learn the ins and outs of post-processing software. Use our state-of-the-art equipment to digitize and edit photos, slides, and videos. Go on Club Field Trips to practice your photographic skills. Exhibit your photos/videos at our Showtime and Travelogue events. Come make friends and photographs!

                  The Club is located on the 2nd floor of the west wing at the Santa Rita Springs GVR Recreation Center. You may contact us at:

                  PO Box 1423, Green Valley, AZ 85622 or

                  Neil Wicai, Newsletter Editor - - 575-224-1238

                  The GVR Photography 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 the above number during business hours or email us at:

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