RC Photo Club, Inc.

Welcome to the Rancho Cucamonga Photography Club

The RC Photo Club meets in Rancho Cucamonga, California. We welcome all photographers who enjoy taking photos and sharing ideas. With bi-monthly meetings, photo sharing, photo challenges, contests, workshops, and guest speakers, we have something for every level of photography.

RC Photo Club, Inc. - Welcome to the Rancho Cucamonga Photography Club

Spotlight on …Cindy Murphy

As a Child, I spent many a Sunday afternoon posing for my uncle, and undoubtedly, to me, that is where I picked up my love of photography.  I  remember getting a camera of my own at a pretty young age, taking pictures of a younger neighbor girl, cropping off the top of her head but beginning to hone my craft just the same.

My first SLR was a Ricoh camera for which I bought far too many lenses, but was a great learning tool.  Early on I stated that “I would photograph anything at least once,”  which led to a love for underwater photography during our 20 years of Scuba diving all over the world.  Not limiting myself, we started chasing total solar eclipses and I would photograph those.  As a lover of pop and country concerts, my camera would often go along.  As we traveled more, I found that I loved wildlife and travel photography.  My love of Baseball would soon be married with my photography.  I received my degree in Photography, as well as a Still Photography certifcate, in 2004. 

While working full time, I have been published a few times, with some concert photos for a children’s book on Garth Brooks, a few pictures published in the Claremont Courier about the opening of Christo’s umbrellas on the Grapevine, and got my husband into a bit of hot water with a cover photo on a national  magazine called PORTABLE 100. (ask him for the details!)  As a student, I took an honorable mention from the LA County Fair for an underwater shot of a controlled(?) shark feed in the Bahamas, and more recently received an honorable mention last year in a national contest sponsored by Tamron.  As a retiree, I look forward to almost endless possibilities.

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