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Welcome to the
South Bay Camera Club

South Bay Camera Club

All photographers, both Film and Digital are welcome.

Join us at our regular monthly meetings to view
Darkroom and Digital Prints
Projected Digital Images

Random Photo Quote:
The technical aspects of photography - lighting, camera angles and background - have to be second nature, said Bachrach, because the real challenge is communication and getting the subject to mellow out.
"People hire me to take pictures of them that are flattering, so that's a prerequisite for the job," he said. "To do that, I have to get them to let their guard down, because people always put their guard up when there's a camera around. Then you can get great pictures."
He guaranteed that things like lighting and the precise camera angle must be chosen carefully, but affirmed that the expression is king. "And the only way to get that is to communicate with [the client.] It can't be just like photographing an inanimate object."
  Robert Bachrach -    
Regular Monthly Club Meetings:

Meetings 2nd and 4th Monday every month at 7:00 PM
(Dec - dark; June - No 2nd Session: July - Dark)


Torrance Municipal Airport (Zamperini Field)
3301 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505

HERE for driving directions

Next Club Meeting:

Holiday Banquet - December 11, 2017

6:00 pm @ Torrance Sizzler - $5 gets entry and one raffle ticket. You may buy your own food and drink.

 2880 Sepulveda Ave, Torrance, Ca.



Monday - 

January 8, 2018


Print Critique night: 

Evaluator – Hutch (George) Hutchison (PSA)




  1. All prints should be turned in no later than the start of the meeting.

  2. Only Members of SBCC may submit prints for review.

  3. Prints (any size) must be mounted on an 11 x 14 or larger matt board.

  4. There shall be the word ‘TOP’ placed in the top position on the back of the print. All prints shall be placed on the table with the top of the print in the top position.

  5. Mounted prints must have the WEBSITE GENERATED NUMBER on the back.

  6. No frames or glass will be allowed. (Glass has glare; frames won’t fit on the display stand)

  7. Two (2) Prints per meeting and up to one (1) make-up per meeting. Make-ups are set aside and will be evaluated last - time permitting. NO make-ups in August (Print) & September (Digital).

  8. Prints may be monochrome or color in any category: Artistic, Creative, etc.

  9.  Prints must be photographed by the member



  • Edit the image you want to enter.

  • Sharpen your final copy.

  • Convert your image profile to sRGB (optional).

  • Resize your digital image so that the pixel count does not exceed 764 pixels by 1020 pixels in any direction.

  • Save the image as a .jpg format with a file size no larger than 300 KB approx.

  • Save your image in a folder where you can find it at a later date.

  • Log into the website: with your log-on name and password.

  • Locate the My SBCC tab at the top of the page.

  • Upload Photos

    • Upload For Print Evaluation

  • Follow instructions. Make note of the NUMBER assigned to your uploaded photo.

  • Only two (2) images per evaluation night.

  • If you have missed an evaluation night, you may upload one (1) make-up image. (Be sure to check the make-up box). DO NOT enter a make-up image at the beginning of the fiscal year (August).

  • When finished, Log-out from the website when leaving.

  • All submissions must be in by Saturday Midnight before the meeting.

  • Remember to Print the image you have submitted to bring to the meeting. Mounted prints must have the WEBSITE GENERATED NUMBER on the back.


Special Announcements :


The 2018 Scavenger Hunt can be found under:
Photo Community >SBCC Photo Ops, Events & News.

To view the 2014 SBCC Scavenger Hunt entries, go to:

Check out the Annenberg Space For Photography


For more SBCC information: 

See the latest Newsletter or the Calendar 


Click HERE for
Studio Workshop Info

Random Images
Click photo for larger view and details.
Click on name for portfolio.

By Tony Maffei
up up and away
By Robert Snell
Fairfax Graffiti
By Harry Korn
Get Out And Shoot Something New!
Film and Digital Cameras
You will be surprised how it feels. 

Check out our new Photo Ops page
for some fresh ideas

Check out the new photo sharing site

Why You Should Join a Camera Club.

In memory of long time SBCC member
John Bohner

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the snow on the mountain's rim,
I am the laughter in children's eyes,
I am the sand at the water's edge,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the star that shines at night,
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

John, we will miss you.


Please use the poll below
to give us your opinion
Monthly Poll
When photographing things that might be targets of terrorists.
I never worry about such things and shoot away.
I worry about that and do not shoot the location.
I shoot and run before anyone notices
I have already been detained by the police
I am a terrorist 'All your bases are belong to us'
View Results

Help support your local camera store!

We are lucky enough to have 2 great full service camera stores that are local to our members.

Before buying on-line or from some chain store, how about giving them a chance at the deal. They have always been there for us, now it is our turn to be there for them, or next time you need something now, they may not be around.

Visit Silvio's Photoworks and Paul's Photo for new and used film & digital cameras, accessories, workshops, and all the other goodies real camera stores carry. You will sleep better at night knowing you did your part.

Click HERE to sign our guestbook!  

Have you registered yet?

If you are an SBCC member
Click HERE to set up your web site member account.
Start posting to the club gallery.

When viewing gallery images you can now send an E-postcard to your friends. It is free, check it out.

Don't forget that you can leave comments and critiques on each photograph in the gallery. Just scroll down past the photographer information and look for the "Enter Critique" form.

Add an SBCC Link
to your web page

Click HERE

Click HERE. to register and upload images to our visitor photo gallery, and view the other
available visitor functions.

NEW President's Message
Click HERE

The South Bay Camera Club is a member of the following organizations:

Southern California Council of Camera Clubs
Southern California Council
of Camera Clubs (S4C)

Photographic Society of America
Photographic Society of America (PSA)

Current photo exhibitions in the
Southern California area.

It had to happen! Check out our new "Shameless Advertising and Self Promotion SPAM Page"
See what our members are up to!

New "Photo Essay" Page

Check out our NEW
Interactive On-Line
Photo Critique System
See what you can do!

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