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 Monday February 22nd

Twin City Camera Club's
Annual Business Meeting

7:30 pm.

The Annual Business Meeting is time set aside for official reports and the opportunity to have open discussions on changes and/or improvements to the Twin City Camera Club.  A time for your thoughts and ideas on programs, equipment, workshops, on fieldtrips or things you would like see TCCC doing.  This is your opportunity to discuss what you would like the Membership and Board to know. 

Just some of the topics that we are planning on discussing...

Two years of Select Subjects, selecting them for the 2016 – 2017 and 2017 – 2018 Competition Seasons. 

The number and selection process of the entries for the Annual Competition

The monthly competitions, judging and critiques

Programs, Fieldtrips and Digital Workshops

The possibility of updating the club's logo

And much more...

We very much want your attendance at this meeting. 

We appreciate your thoughts, ideas and participation.

Thank You!


This is a Members Only meeting, No guests Please.



***Special Announcement***

NOTICE:  Due to a problem with the Honor Photography Galleries, on January 20, 2016 they were uninstalled.  Access to any of the old Galleries is NO longer available.

All of the 2015 - 2016 Honor images are now available on the new Honor pages.



Photo of the Month

Selected by the TCCC Members


January 2016 Photos


Black & White

Maria Pelaez - Once upon a time

I created this image in Photoshop by combining four pictures taken with a Nikon D90, a 35 mm and a 18-135 mm lenses.

The picture of the tree was taken here in St. Joseph seven years ago, I thought it was a beautiful tree and needed to capture it.  Looking at my pictures I was trying to find an idea and discovered this tree was perfect to create something.  I was surrounded by books and decided it was a good idea to try the concept of a fairy tale..

After some time, I discovered a coherent perspective that allowed me to capture the right picture of the book using only natural light.

All of the pictures were stacked, desaturated and finally, added some tone.  The background of the tree was erased by using layers and a soft brush, then the clouds were blended in. Small birds were added in different sizes to get a balanced composition.



Dennis Hafer - Feather Duster

Interior of an old General Store photographed at Charleton Park, near Hasting, MI., with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera using a Canon EOS EF-S 10-22mm lens at 14mm.  Exposure: HDR using 8 exposures – Average exposure was ISO 100, f/11 for 1 second.  Processed with Photomatix, Adobe Camera Raw, and Photoshop using the following plug-ins Topaz Detail, Topaz Texture Effects, and ON1 Effects.

Photo of the Month

These photos are special, because they are chosen by the TCCC members themselves.
Starting with March 2013, we began asking the members to select what they consider the best "Photo of the Month", a Color and a Black and White photograph, chosen from the Prints and Digital Slides that were judged to be Honors in the monthly competitions.

Which one would you pick?

Go to the Monthly Honors page and see which ones you would pick as the best, would these be your selections?

Use this link:     Current

To see all of the current Season Photo of the Month selections go to the "Photo of the Month" and for Photos prior to the 2015 - 2016 Season go to the "Photo of the Month Archives" page.



Photo of the Month

Selections are now OPEN for the February Photo of the Month.  The February
Honors are on the current
page.  Select One (1) Black & White and One (1) Color photo and get your votes in...  Send your picks to:

 Thank You for your votes!


North Pier Closed

North pier lighthouse rehabilitation underway

July 31, 2015 Photo by Tom McCall


The Work Continues...

September 30, 2015 Photo by Tom McCall

The Work Continues...

November 11, 2015 Photo by Tom McCall

The Work Continues, getting closer...

December 25, 2015 Photo by Tom McCall

The Work is stopped for the winter...

January 14, 2016 Photo by Tom McCall

Having a day or two of a heat wave, all the way up to the upper 30's.


The North Pier will be closed for the 12 to 15 weeks of construction.  Scaffolding is on the upper portion of the inner light.

Public access to the North pier and lighthouses is closed during the exterior and structural renovations to restore and preserve the historic lighthouses.


Check the City of St Joseph website, Latest News Section, for the North Pier Lighthouses Rehabilitation Update


We support the Lighthouse Forever Fund


Twin City Camera Club's 2015 - 2016 Select Subjects

The TCCC Board Members approved the Select Subjects for the  2015 - 2016 Competition Season.

Use these links to view or print the Select Subjects for 2015 - 16, two (2) pages:
 (Select Subjects_P1)
(Select Subjects_P2)

Select Subjects 2015 - 2016 Competition Season

September - The Color "Yellow" Black & White "Leading Lines"
October - "Something in the Garden"
November - "Song Titles"
December - Fall Color - Black & White "Triple(s)"
January - "Creative"
February - "Toys"
March - "Night Photos"
April - "Back Lighting"
May - "Reflections"
June - "Nature"



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