SWMCCC NEWS

 

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This page is for TCCC Members to find information about SWMCCC Competitions and news.

 

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History

On May 8, 1954 representatives from nine West Michigan camera clubs met at the Scott Art and Garden Center in Lansing to consider forming an organization that would combine their talents and resources about photography.  From that meeting grew the Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs (SWMCCC).

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Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs sponsors photography competitions for the members of camera clubs associated with SWMCCC and conducts the Summer Weekend of Photography and Digital Imaging.

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 SWMCCC Competition Committee Report - Spring 2012

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  State of the Council Summer Letter  letter from Kelly Walkotten, SWMCCC President.

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 State of the Council letter from Kelly Walkotten, SWMCCC President. .

 

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SWMCCC Fall Competition

SWMCCC Fall 2013 COMPETITION

Hosted by the Grand Rapids Camera Club

The SWMCCC fall competition and judging was held on Saturday September 21st. in the Boy Scouts of America building, 3213 Walker Ave. Grand Rapids, MI.  The categories were creative, nature, open and portrait.  Digital competition results are posted on the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org

Visit the SWMCCC website for all of the competition requirements: www.swmccc.org

 

From the SWMCCC website.  Information on how to prepare and send entries for the SWMCCC Fall Competition:  Competition information

 

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SWMCCC Spring Competition

SWMCCC SPRING 2013 COMPETITION RESULTS

Hosted by the Tulip City Camera Club

The SWMCCC spring competition and judging was held on April 20 on the campus of Hope Collage in Holland, MI.  The categories were creative, nature, open and portrait.  Digital competition results are posted here and on the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org

Spring Competition 2013 Digital competition results

For additional information see the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org
 

SWMCCC - Camera Club Codes, Twin City Camera Club: TW

How to Submit Digital Images for SWMCCC Competitions

 

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SWMCCC Summer Weekend of Photography and Digital Imaging 2014

SWMCCC Summer Weekend of Photography and Digital Imaging for 2014 runs from July 31st through Sunday August 3rd.

 

 

SWMCCC  Summer Weekend of Photography and Digital Imaging

West Michigan's premier educational opportunity for photographers from beginner to advanced featuring classroom instruction, photography field trips and photography shoots indoors and out.

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The Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs invites you to attend the 40th annual SWMCCC Summer Weekend of Photography and Digital Imaging.  Whether a beginner or an advanced photographer, you will find instructional opportunities and shooting sessions designed to enhance your creative skills and knowledge of photographic tools.  Join us for a weekend of photographic learning, fun and fellowship.

On the campus of Hope College
Holland, MI

July 31 - August 3, 2014

 

 For additional information see the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org

 

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SWMCCC 2012 COMPETITIONS - DIGITAL

Fall Competition 2012 - The fall Competition was held on November 13, 2012 at Larry Heibel's WorkShoots Studio in Grand Rapids.  The categories were creative, nature, open and portrait.  Digital competition results are posted here and on the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org

Fall Competition 2012 Digital competition results

For additional information see the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org
 

SWMCCC - Camera Club Codes, Twin City Camera Club: TW

How to Submit Digital Images for SWMCCC Competitions

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  Spring Competition 2012 - The Spring Competition was hosted by the Muskegon Camera Club on Saturday, May 12, 2012 .  The categories were creative, nature, open and portrait.  Digital competition results are posted here and on the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org

 

  Spring Competition 2012 Digital competition results

 

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SWMCCC 2011 COMPETITIONS - DIGITAL AND PRINTS

 

  Fall Competition 2011 - The Fall Competition was hosted by the Muskegon Camera Club on Saturday, November 12, 2011.  The categories were creative, nature, open and portrait.  Print and digital competition results are posted here and on the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org
 

Fall Competition 2011 Digital competition results

Fall Competition 2011 Print competition results

 

Visit the SWMCCC website for more competition info  www.swmccc.org

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 Spring Competition 2011 -  The competition was hosted by the Kalamazoo Area Photo Images and Fruitbelt Photo Clubs.  Judging was on April 30, 2011.  Print and digital competition results are posted here and on the SWMCCC website: www.swmccc.org

Message from SWMCCC Competition Chairman 

Spring Competition 2011 Digital competition results

Spring Competition 2011 Print competition results

To see the TCCC Member results:  TCCC Member Results

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Visit the SWMCCC website for more competition info  www.swmccc.org

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 This page contains the images for the TCCC Members Top Three Winners (the first, second or third place winners) for the SWMCCC Summer and Fall Competitions for the years of 2008 and 2009.   Plus the results in PDF   of the competitions.

 

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SWMCCC Competition results

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SWMCCC 2010 Fall Competition results

Randy Wegener, SWMCCC VP of Competition, has provided the results of the judging for the SWMCCC 2010 Fall Competition, that was held on Saturday October 30th. 2010.

To see the full Digital Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2010 Fall Digital Competition results. 

To see the full Print Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2010 Fall Print Competition results. 

To see the TCCC Member results: TCCC Member results of the SWMCCC 2010 Fall Digital Competition.

 

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SWMCCC 2010 Spring Competition results

Randy Wegener, SWMCCC VP of Competition, has provided the results of the judging for the SWMCCC 2010 Spring Competition, that was held on Saturday April 17th. 2010.

To see the full Digital Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2010 Spring Digital Competition results. 

To see the full Print Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2010 Spring Print Competition results. 

To see the TCCC Member results: TCCC Member results of the SWMCCC 2010 Spring Digital Competition.

 

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SWMCCC 2009 Fall Competition results

Randy Wegener, SWMCCC VP of Competition, has provided the results of the judging for the SWMCCC 2009 Fall Competition, that was held on Saturday October 24, 2009.

To see the full Digital Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2009 Fall Digital Competition results. 

To see the full Print Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2009 Fall Print Competition results. 

To see the TCCC Member results: TCCC Member results of the SWMCCC 2009 Fall Competition.

 

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SWMCCC 2009 Summer Competition results

      
Randy Wegener, SWMCCC VP of Competition,  has provided the results of the judging for the SWMCCC 2009 Summer Competition, that was held on Saturday June 13, 2008.

To see the full Digital Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2009 Summer Digital Competition results. 

To see the full Print Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2009 Summer Print Competition results. 

To see the TCCC Member results: TCCC Member results of the SWMCCC 2009 Summer Competition.

 

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SWMCCC 2008 Fall Digital Competition results

      
Randy Wegener, SWMCCC VP of Competition,  has provided the results of the judging for the SWMCCC 2008 Fall Digital Competition, that was held on Saturday November 15, 2008.

To see the full Digital Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2008 Fall Digital Competition results. 

To see the full Print Competition results for all participants:  SWMCCC 2008 Fall Print Competition results. 

To see the TCCC Member results: TCCC Member results of the SWMCCC 2008 Fall Digital Competition.

 

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SWMCCC 2008 Summer Digital Competition results

Randy Wegener, SWMCCC VP of Competition,  has provided the results of the judging for the SWMCCC 2008 Summer Digital Competition, that was held on Saturday July 12, 2008.   The winning images will be posted soon on the SWMCCC website:  The Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs (www.swmccc.org)

To see the full results for all participants:  SWMCCC Digital Competition results. 

To see only the TCCC Member results:  TCCC Member results of the SWMCCC 2008 Summer Digital Competition.

 

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TCCC Member results for SWMCCC 2013 Spring Digital Competition

Top Place Photographs

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The Spring Competition consisted of  four categories: OPEN, PORTRAIT, NATURE and CREATIVE

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DIGITAL CREATIVE

2nd. Place

Steve Campbell - 3 White 1 Red 

 

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TCCC Member results for SWMCCC 2010 Fall Digital Competition

Top Place Photographs

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The Fall Competition consisted of  four categories: OPEN, PORTRAIT, NATURE and CREATIVE

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DIGITAL Open

3Rd. Place

 

Don Damron - Train Station Arches

 

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TCCC Member results for SWMCCC 2010 Spring Digital Competition

Top Place Photographs

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The Spring Competition consisted of  four categories: OPEN, PORTRAIT, NATURE and CREATIVE

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DIGITAL CREATIVE

1ST. Place

Jacqualyn Volker - Painting the Rose

 

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DIGITAL Open

2nd. Place

Jim Lynch - Retired

 

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PRINT Nature

3rd. Place

Jim Lynch - Redhead

 

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TCCC Member results for SWMCCC 2009 Fall Digital Competition

Top Place Photographs

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The Fall Competition consisted of  four categories: OPEN, PORTRAIT, NATURE and CREATIVE

 

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DIGITAL Open

2nd. Place

Tom McCall - Winter Afternoon

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DIGITAL Nature

2nd. Place

Ted Post - Schwabachers Landing

 

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TCCC Member results for SWMCCC 2009 Summer Digital Competition

Top Place Photographs

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The Summer Competition consisted of  four categories: OPEN, PORTRAIT, NATURE and CREATIVE

 

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 DIGITAL Open

2nd. Place

Dennis Hafer - Hot Wheels Retired

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 DIGITAL Open

3rd. Place

Dennis Hafer - Café Ole

 

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 DIGITAL Portrait

1st. Place

Dennis Hafer - Brooke 

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 DIGITAL Portrait

2nd. Place

Dennis Hafer - Sunlite Beauty

 

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 DIGITAL CREATIVE

2nd. Place

Dennis Hafer - Heavenly Resting Place

 

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TCCC Member results for SWMCCC 2009 Summer Print Competition

Top Place Photographs

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The Summer Competition consisted of  four categories: OPEN, PORTRAIT, NATURE and CREATIVE

 

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PRINT Open

1st. Place

Jim Lynch - Lock & Door

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PRINT Open

2nd. Place

Jacqualyn Volker - The Chains that Bind

 

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PRINT CREATIVE

2nd. Place

Barbara Creech – Cars Dig Volleyball

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PRINT CREATIVE

3rd. Place

Jacqualyn Volker - The Time is Right

 

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PRINT Portrait

3rd. Place

Curtis Drake – Bruce

 

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PRINT Nature

1st. Place

Jacqualyn Volker - Wild Daisies

 

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Dennis Hafer Wins an SWMCCC Oscar Award

When you're hot, you're hot and Dennis Hafer has the sizzle.  Achieving four Honors in a single category is something that is definitely hard to do.  Especially when there were only five Honors total and that included the top three place winners also.  Dennis had four of the five Honors in Digital Portraits, including the First Place and Second Place Winners.  Getting those four Honors earned Dennis a SWMCCC Oscar Award, only the second one won by a Twin City Camera Club Member in the past forty years that anyone can remember.

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Randy Wegener, SWMCCC Vice President of Competition, put it this way.
"It takes 4 Honors in an individual category to earn an Oscar.  Earning an Oscar has never been an easy task as many have strived to achieve one and have often fell short by 1 Honor.  There were 55 digital portraits entered in the 2009 Summer Competition, 5 were Honors and 19 were acceptances.  Of the 5 Honors Dennis took 1st Place, Second Place and 2 Honors, which earned him an Oscar.  An Oscar is a small SWMCCC Medal but few have received them."

"Congratulations to Dennis!"         Randy

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We want to add our own Congratulations to Dennis.  You represented TCCC very well.  We are proud of you and very happy for you and as Gorson Drake says "You're my Hero."   Well, you're our "Hero" too...    Way to Go Dennis, you deserve it. 

 As an added note, if you check the awards above, you will see that all of the Digital Category "Place Awards" were garnered by Dennis Hafer.

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http://www.swmccc.org/

Winning Portraits by Dennis Hafer

 

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Oscar Award

 

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TCCC Member results for SWMCCC 2008 Fall Digital Competition

Top Place Photographs

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The Fall Competition consisted of  four categories: OPEN, PORTRAIT, NATURE and FALL COLORS

 

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Open

1st. Place

Tom McCall - Heavenly Light 

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Open

3rd. Place

Kristine Sims - Fogged Up 

 

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Portrait

3rd. Place

Jacqualyn Volker - Olivia Lounging

 

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Fall Color

1st. Place

Jacqualyn Volker - Serenity Springs

 

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Fall Color

3rd. Place

Jacqualyn Volker - Into The Unknown

 

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Nature

1st. Place

Ted Post - Kestrel Falcon

 

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TCCC Member results for SWMCCC 2008 Summer Digital Competition

Top Place Photographs

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The Summer Competition consisted of  four categories: OPEN, PORTRAIT, NATURE and NIGHT SCENE

 

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Open

1st. Place

Tom McCall - Hiding In Plain Sight

 

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Open

2nd. Place

Jacqualyn Volker - A Light Freeze

 

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Visit the SWMCCC website for more competition info  www.swmccc.org

 

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Additional Photo Galleries:

 

- Main Photography Galleries

- Honor Image Galleries

- Honor Images prior to 2005 - 2006 Season

 - TCCC 2009 - 2010 Season

 

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