Samford University Library hosts the 50th Anniversary Photography exhibit of the
Shades Valley Camera Club. The exhibit consists of approximately 60 photographs
and is showcased on the main entry level around the grand staircase and on the second floor.
Shades Valley Camera Club
The Shades Valley Camera Club was founded 50 years ago by a group of Birmingham citizens as a means
of sharing photos they had taken both locally as well as on unique travel experiences and to learn more
about technology and techniques of photography. The group has met continuously since its founding in
The group currently has 110 Photographers that meet twice monthly. One meeting is devoted
to a juried competition in four different categories; color slides, color prints, black and
white prints and those prints technically or digitally altered out side of the camera.
The second meeting each month is devoted to learning new technology in the continuing advancement of
image capture whether on film or with digital equipment.
Many of the club members have mastered a number of unique techniques of image preparation.
Some of them are:
Baric Color "R" prints or "C" prints
Silver Gel Black and White
Standard digital reproduction
Hand tinting of Black and White
Reverse Layer Printing Transfer
Skill levels of the members range from beginners to full time professionals.
Should you have interest in membership or being a guest visitor call George Ritchey,
823-6443 or Ron Bowen, 833-1905.
Closing date: April 30, 2004.
text and logo provided by George Ritchey images by club members