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Shutterbugs show their artistic side

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Nicky Fuchs / Special to the Home News

Diana Petersen, a member of the Nevada Camera Club, looks at pieces of art displayed alongside one of her own photographs, “First Snow.”

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Ralph Hutchersib, left, and Michael Schweneig talk about the photo "Wind Gusts to 30" by Rick Holmes at the Nevada Camera Club's Juried 2009 show.

An exhibit of the work of local amateur photographers made its first stop at the Enterprise Library this month.

The Nevada Camera Club is presenting a juried selection of 25 photos that will be on display at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave., now through April 5.

From June 30 to Sept. 1, the exhibit will be on display at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Boulevard.

The photos vary by subject matter, use of a digital or traditional camera and the use of color.

Nevada Camera Club President Allan Duff said the photos on display were those selected by two professional photographers who served as judges for the group's annual photo competition, which took place in January.

There were no restrictions on subject matter for the competition.

Duff said there were a lot of nature shots and even some infrared shots selected from the more than 300 entries.

The criteria used in the judging is based on the impact, or the wow factor, and the technical factors like focus and contrast, Duff said.

Having work selected, he said, is a tremendous honor.

"It's the recognition of your peers that you have one of the best pictures of the year," he said.

In addition to the annual competition judged by professionals, the club also hosts monthly competitions that are judged by trained group members, Duff said.

Each of the roughly 250 members, who meet twice a month, have the opportunity to have their work displayed each month at the group's meeting place in the auditorium at Sunrise Hospital.

There are usually about 35 winners hanging in the hallway there, Duff said.

Additionally, the group members have the opportunity to learn more about the field as one of its meetings each month is devoted to lessons or workshops.

To learn more about the Nevada Camera Club, visit the group's Web site, http://nevadacc.org.

Ashley Livingston can be reached at 990-8925 or [email protected].

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