Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Camera Club: Reaping Benefits Already

Sunday night was the annual dinner banquet for the camera club I joined.

This is where they give out awards for outstanding photography

and recognize the officers and other services provided by its members.

They present a slideshow of all the blue ribbon winners

and everyone has a good time.

They also have tons of prizes that they raffle.

I bought $20.00 worth of raffle tickets

and I am excited to say that I won two prizes from the raffle drawing.

The first prize is this camera bag which is slightly bigger than the one I already owned.

Which was generously donated by this business:

I was so excited to win something.

I also won this wonderful prize:

This is what it looked like when the banquet was ending. 

Some people had already left and others were mingling.

I'd say there were about 75 to 100 people in attendance.

It was a really good time.

And here I am with my husband at the end of the night.

The photo above was taken by my friend Gayla, who joined the club with me.

Here is a picture of Gayla and her husband

We all had a lot of fun.

Tomorrow night is our field trip to Ethel M. Chocolate Factory.

They have a Christmas Light Display in their garden that is supposed to be really amazing.

I hope I am able to get some good photos for Friday's theme of Christmas Season.

One of the camera club members will be giving a brief lesson on how to take
photos at night before we go shooting haphazardly.

I'm excited.


Next year will offer many photographic opportunities by being involved in this club.

I look forward to sharing my journey with all of you.

Thank you for visiting me.

I really do appreciate it.


  1. wow...lucky you !
    what a great bag !!
    I'm sure you will put it to good use !

  2. Oh Jarielyn, I am so happy you found this club. It sounds wonderful. (I am trying not to be be jealous!) I hope I find one too. Please do share what you learn!

    And I just learned what Bokeh was this year too, so not to worry! For 2 weeks I am borrowing those two L lenses I wrote about in my blog, and they get great bokeh! So I have to take lots of bokeh shots while I can! So you'll see lots more.

  3. I was wondering how the photography club was going. And I see it's going well! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. I hope you'll post tips on taking pics in the dark because I suck at those. :-)

    You and the husband look so cute!

  4. what fun and you won!! nice bag btw.

    bokeh? I will have to google that!!

  5. Sounds like a good time had by all!

  6. Congrats on winning the camera bag and glad to hear you are enjoying the camera club.

  7. WTG Love that bag.

    I belong to a camera club called the Shutterbugs and love the monthly photo excursions. We won't have one this month, but we're going to a wild animal park in Dade City, FL at the end of January. Should be a great day for pics. :)

  8. Wonderful. I knew that you would like it. Looks like a good sized group. Share a few tips when you can.

  9. Congrats to you on your wins. I'm glad you joined and are enjoying it. I hope you'll teach us what you learn. Looking forward to ... oh did you say "chocolate?" Yum! ;)



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