Due to the pandemic large gatherings (social events, Friday meetings, workshops, etc) will be placed on hold, modified, or conducted virtual. The club hours will be Monday through Thursday from noon to 3 PM. The hours will be increased as usage of the facilities increases.
Thank you for your interest in Photography West, “The Camera Club of Sun City West.” The Sun City West Photography Club is located at the Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 W Beardsley RD (623-544-6520).
Our facility has a state of the art computer lab for members to work with Adobe photo editing software (Lightroom, Photoshop, and Elements), a still life and portrait studio, and equipment to digitize the following: 8mm and 16mm movies (silent, sound, or Hi 8) to DVD, slides or VHS to DVD, and records or cassettes to CDs. During the winter months members can take workshops from our Master photographers that will teach them how to improve skills in using their camera, and the aspects (lighting, background, etc.) to consider when composing and editing a photograph. Each year ten applications are selected in our ten week Mentee program where each student is paired with an experienced photographer. Each week their is a two hour classroom session followed by a field assignment with the mentor(s).
During the Winter hours our Friday programs in the Stardust Theater at the Kuentz Recreation Center offer a mixture of productions by club members and lectures from professional photographers. We additionally have numerous print and digital photo competitions that allow our member to showcase their work.
The Photography West club is open to members and their accompanied guests.