Photographers Adventure Group (PAC): Over 1500 area photographers, with weekly photo happenings for a multitude of photographic subjects. Continuous training, workshops, great national speakers, a multitude of photographic trips during the year. http://www.meetup.com/Photographers-Adventure-Club. To join and be notified of weekly events, you must join Meetup at Meetup.com. Attendance at some workshop events and national speaker events require a nominal fee (very inexpensive!)
PSA: A top resource to help you develop your photographic skills is the Photographic Society of America (PSA). Check them out at http://www.psa-photo.org/. To join PSA, download their application form from our Resource page at https://sites.google.com/site/sunlakescameraclub/Resources. Our club is a PSA club, which accords us many privilages, including the online competition entry form for our club competitions.
You can also join a study group for an ongoing peer instructional experience. See http://psadigital.org/
PSA holds many competitions. As an individual member, you can enter them. See some of the international work of PSA photographers at: http://www.psaexhibition.com/
ACCC: The Arizona Camera Club Council (ACCC) is a group of all Arizona camera clubs. Their annual Fall and Spring Roundups provide an opportunity to meet with other photographers, to compete in the statewide photo competition, and to attend instructive seminars with some of our countries top photographers. Check them out at http://www.arizonacameraclubcouncil.org/. Download and submit an application for their Roundup. The application form can be accessed from their site. ACCC affiliated clubs are listed at http://www.arizonacameraclubcouncil.org/club-links/18-camera-clubs.
In Focus: hthttp://www.infocus-phxart.org/ This is the Phoenix Art Museum group, which sponsors many photographic events, such as the Ansel Adams display, with a talk by his son, last year. They are associated with the Center for Creative Photography, co-founded by Ansel Adams. They are also instrumental in bringing about other noted photographic exhibits at the museum, including the work of Gordon Parks (until November 6, 2011) and Jamy Stillings, on display until December 2011. You must be a member of the Phoenix Art Museum to join.
Arizona Photographers Group: Check out this group. They offer many field trips and workshops. http://www.azphotographersgroup.com/
DIG: The Digital Imaging Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month, starting at 9 am, at the Mustang Library on 90th Street, south of Shea in Scottsdale. A different instructional presentation relating to digital photography, is presented each month. There is a special interest group on book publishing of your photos. http://digmeeting.com/
MeetUP.com: Meetup is a new nationwide movement. It's purpose is to post get togethers and events held by various groups of people. Most group postings are restricted to members. However, the public information allows you to learn of the groups' existence and usually to join, if desired. Join MeetUp, get a login and password, then explore. You will find MANY photographers groups in our area, some with some pretty grand adventures! You will also find many other interest groups in many other focus areas, which might tweek you or your significant other's interest. The DIG group joined MeetUp last week. Already 3 special interest groups have formed, as someone puts forth an idea and others sign up to participate!
NAPP: https://www.photoshopuser.com/members/ National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Members receive Photoshop User Magazine, free tutorials, technical assistance on hardware and software, discounts on hardware, software, and special training.
Camera Guild of Sun City: