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Photo Finish Local Camera Club Honors Photographic Excellence

The Spokane Camera Club has focused on excellence for 64 years. And many would agree that the winning entries in the group’s annual photography competition reflect that.

But you can see for yourself. Today IN Life offers a selection of the pictures honored in a ceremony Saturday.

Ann Simpson, Alice Garland and Marilyn Bashore were among the winners. Judges included a photography teacher, a professional photographer and a representative of another camera club.

What’s in it for the winners? “A nice little ego trip,” said a smiling Bashore, club president.

The club has more than 100 members. They’re all amateurs. But they are serious about photography and about sharing their interest with others.

“We see ourselves as both students and teachers,” said Bashore.

Many club members are retired. But they don’t just load up their cameras and shoot roll after roll of the Clock Tower and the Bowl and Pitcher. More than a few members are world travelers and their pictures show it.

In color print category, Simpson won the top two awards, Scenic Color Print and Color Print awards.

In black and white photography, Sister Madonna Buder won the Talbot Creative Award, Leroy Nielsen took Print of the Year, and Ted Wiley earned the Hand Colored Print Award.

In the slides category, Bashore took the Creative Slide of the Year, and Garland won both Nature Slide of the Year and Slide of the Year.

For information about joining the Spokane Camera Club, call Bashore at 624-7729.

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: 3 Color Photos


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