Photography enthusiasts of the Escapees RV Club
Issue #38 March 2019  
by Lou Petkus 82876
Many thanks to Adam Woodworth and Steve Vaughan who were our guest speakers. (Adam is standing and Steve is just to the left of center in the picture above) The first night’s presentation was very successful in spite of the wind that blew down the projector screen and snapped the vertical support pole! About twenty people were in attendance, most of which came as invited guests of Adam Woodworth. The second night the wind was still blowing so we held the meeting in our RV and as can be seen in the photo above our numbers were few. The wild flowers were in full bloom and a few of us did manage to do a field trip to Picacho Peak to photograph them. The images below were taken with my cellphone while in the planning stages for my  presentation at Escapade.
Photo Rendezvous in the Desert
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Escapade Cellphone Seminar
The Android cellphone seminar which I presented was attended by an estimated 70 people. For those of you who use an Android phone the presentation I made may be of value to you. It includes a complete tutorial for the “A Better Camera” app and an overview of creating frames for digital images and adding text to images. You can scroll through the entire presentation by viewing or downloading the PDF file here. The file also includes links to video tutorials for some of features discussed in the presentation.
by Lou Petkus 82876
The two minute video at the right gives an idea of the capabilities of “A Better Camera”app. All images were taken with it. It also shows images with digital frames and text that were added with specialized apps discussed in the PDF tutorial above.
SKP Photographers membership exceeds 300!
We had 65 new members join the B.O.F at Escapade and that pushed our membership past the 300 mark! Welcome New Members! Will we reach 400 in another year or so? Who knows. Judging from the survey questions on the sign up forms a lot of our new members are professional pros or highly experienced photographers.  We now have a very diversified  membership and as the leader of the B.O.F.  I challenge each one of you to advance your skills or share your advanced skills. This newsletter is a great place to share you thoughts.  Whether it is just a few pictures of an interesting photography place or a story, a new cellphone photo app, free computer photo programs, online photo sources or some new sophisticated technique you found for Photoshop there will always be members who will benefit from your information. Simply send me the text in an email and attach any pictures with instructions as to where they should be inserted in the text. If you wish to send your article as .doc, .pdf or any other format of your choice that will be just fine.  I should be able to open just about any document format. Send to:
Escapade 2019 Photo Competition
We doubled the amount of entries this year and I can tell you that the judging was a difficult task.  The winners images could compete with best of the best in any photo competition anywhere. The winners and their entries are posted below. Congratulations to all the winners!
1st Place - Landscapes  of the Southwest People’s Choice winner
Joseph Philipson -143223
1st Place - Youth People’s Choice winner 1st Place - Youth National/State Parks
Lillian Laomardo 146486
3rd Place - Landscapes  of the Southwest
Harry Hanbury 18477
2nd Place - Landscapes  of the Southwest
Brian Houser 109058
2nd Place - Southwest History
Traci LeBlanc 148047
Randy King 126427
1st Place - Southwest History
1st Place - RV Community
Traci LeBlanc 148047
3rd Place - Southwest History
Brian Downing 116012
2nd Place - RV Community
3rd Place - RV Community
Laura Kernodle 131897
Brian Downing 116012