Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements: the catch-all category for member posts to the website.

naked dog – deadline extension

Really, I have to scavenge to get fed,  John ??

OK, we are surrounded by Chaos, because of this it just makes sense to extend the Scavenger Hunt deadline until Tuesday Sept 15th.  From 6:00 till about 7:00 PM on that day I will be sitting at Main Street Bagel in GJ at 6th & Main. I will be under one of their colorful umbrellas, just waiting for you to bring your great pictures. Please remember you only need to submit pictures for your favorite categories,

thanks for your participation,            John Truzinski .

Scavenger Hunt Plans

TMCC Members,

You were given the Scavenger Hunt List last fall.  Boy, has everything changed since then, no parties, no eating out, no meetings, and barely any peaches. Let me calm your fears, “Yes”the Scavenger Hunt is still on. I know you have been sneaking out to take pictures in town and out in the country, day & night.

It’s time to put all your great shots together and print your images on either 4×6 or 5×7 inch photo paper. Please have your name and category entered on the back of each of your entries.

At our regularly scheduled meeting time, August 25th, Bob Peterson and myself, John Truzinski, will be hanging around outside of Building B, east entrance, at Western Colorado Community College, to accept your amazing photographs.  Arrive any time between 7:00 and 8:00 PM on Tuesday August 25th.  We will be lazily sitting in the grass near the entrance door we would normally use to enter the building for our TMCC meeting collecting photo entries.  All social distancing guidelines will be followed while collecting your super entries. You can stop and say hello or just holler at us and hand them out your window!

We are envisioning the voting to take place a month later, at the same place and time (Sept 22ndbetween 7:00 and 8:00) at which time you can vote for your favorites in each category.  I say “envision” because things may change again before then.

Thanking you ahead of time for your participation,

John Truzinski.


  1. City Night Lights
  2. Family
  3. Reflection/s
  4. Holidays
  5. Track/s
  6. Extreme Motion or Speed
  7. Rack
  8. Winter in Mesa County
  9. Musical/ Melody
  10. OPEN theme ….your favorite Picture

Milky Way outing

Derrick Snider will lead an outing to balanced rock in Glade Park to shoot the milky way Friday Aug 14.  meet at balanced rock parking lot at 830 pm.  A moderate hike to the balanced rock.  Bring headlamp and tripod.

see Facebook for more information and if plans change.

July meeting cancelled

Sorry to say there was not enough interest in having any kind of meeting this month from the responses of members.   Hang in there and be safe out.   the next competition would be the Scavenger Hunt so get those prints printed and we will figure out how to submit and how to conduct the voting.

July stuff

The Board is trying to decide about the July meeting.  Please email before saturday if you would attend a meeting at our usual location on July 28.  Then we can get a head count to see if having an in-persoon meeting is feasible, with a max 20 allowed with masks.  Also let us know if you would attend if a meeting was virtual using zoom or similar platform.

Weekly Challenge – the Neowise comet is viewable this week at least.  Go out and shoot it with a friend or two and post the best effort on theTMCC Facebook group page.

The Milky way is high in the sky in July so why be shy and lie in bed and not try to eye it through the cameri.  Small group outing is needed.

The Scavenger Hunt submittal of photos is coming up in August.  Get out, shoot those winning photographs, get-r-done.  Print your photos, 4×6, labelled and ready to enter.  Details on how we might do this will be forth coming.  Beer in a park might be involved towards the end of August.

June meeting cancelled, competition deadline approaches

While a small gathering of less than 20 members could have been held, the Board decided to hold off respecting the health of our members and honoring the current policies.  The June meeting is cancelled.  Please let a board member know if you are interested in attending a virtual board meeting to plan a few things in the coming months.

July 1 midnight is the deadline for the TMCC competition with theme: Photo using people for context.

May Meeting Cancelation

Good morning everyone,

I come with news of a cancelation of our May meeting. After a discussion with the board and learning that the WCCC campus is currently closed, we felt we would need to cancel this meeting. From what I understand, starting tomorrow, groups of 50 are allowed to group, as long as masks are worn, cleaning protocols and social distancing is followed.
We are hoping to attempt our June meeting,  barring any changes in our ability to assemble and verification that the school will be open.
I understand that there are members on both political sides of this circumstance, but we want to abide by the current guidelines for legal purposes as a club. We also want all members to remain healthy.
Our competition schedule continues as is and results will be reviewed once we are able to assemble. Please feel free to use the website or the Facebook page to let us know what you are shooting during the quarantine, whether it be backyard birds or monument sheep. I hope you are getting out and plan to share photos of those excursions.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please enjoy the holiday and remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.
If you have any questions,  suggestions or concerns, please email me at
Hope to see you in June
Dawn M.
TMCC president

Utah Life Magazine, call for submissions

I’m sure some of you are familiar with Colorado life magazine, but Josh, has started Utah life magazine as well, and they have sent out specific calls for entries, take a look and see if you have images you’d be interested in submitting. You may also want to request to be added to his email inquiries, for both magazines. I’ve been published a couple times in his magazine. Take a gander at his most recent request and see if you might have entries that may apply. (I was also paid when an image was selected)

Dawn M.

Re: Utah Life Magazine Photo Requests

On Fri, May 1, 2020, 5:44 PM Joshua Hardin <> wrote:
This is Joshua Hardin, photo editor at Utah Life Magazine. We hope you are well in these unprecedented times! Like many of you, our staff is working at home. But, we are still very busy planning future magazine stories. We like to keep our contributing photographers informed about the images we’re seeking through occasional emails sent once every couple of months or so. If you are receiving this it is because you have expressed an interest in contributing to the magazine or have published with us before. Below are photos we’re searching for upcoming issues. If you have these topics covered in photos you’ve taken, we’d love to see your work:

We’re looking for submissions for a story about Utah’s State Symbols. These include the state animal: elk; bird: sea gull; tree: quaking aspen; dinosaur: Utahraptor and many more. A list is here: and we can use any photos that picture these subjects. The deadline to submit for this story is May 11, 2020.
We’re also looking for photos to accompany a story about Old Ephraim. Old Ephraim was a legendary grizzly bear who was buried in the Wasatch Range near Logan. A stone memorial to Ephraim exists along a long hiking and OHV trail. If you have existing photos from this trail or the memorial we’d love to see them. Also, any images from across Utah depicting bears, bear road or business signs, or other grizzly bear lore, will be appreciated and considered.

  1. More info is here: The deadline to submit for this story is May 11, 2020.
    Hanksville’s Critter Garden will be the subject of a short story in an upcoming edition. This is a park near a closed motel that features art from scrap metal shaped into the forms of animals, dinosaurs and other critters. If you have existing images from Critter Garden, show them to us. The deadline to submit for this story is May 11, 2020.

We are printing a story about the Spiral Jetty. We welcome any photos of this Great Salt Lake landmark, including any unique views from lake level or aerials. The deadline to submit for this story is June 1, 2020.
Finally, we are looking at photos for our 2021 Exploring Utah Calendar and the Monumental Exposures photo department in every issue of the magazine. We usually print photos of Utah landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife or events in these sections. We keep previously-submitted work on file, but if you have new work to show us, we’d love to see it. Colorful photos taken in beautiful light, dramatic weather or interesting interactions between animals always get more attention. The deadline for these sections is continuous, though we hope to make our first selections for the calendar by June 1, 2020.

To submit, please send low-resolution preview images (about 700-1,000 pixels long) to me by email or by file sharing site like Dropbox/WeTransfer/Google Drive for review purposes. Links to online galleries will be accepted, though galleries which have the ability to download low res images in bulk, such as in a zip file, are preferred. If you have any questions about delivery methods, please don’t hesitate to contact me. If chosen for the magazine, we’ll ask for high resolution digital copies of images for publication. We pay for any images used. Please visit: for our rates and terms if you wish to know more.

As always, if you have suggestions for stories that Utah Life Magazine should cover, or ideas for projects that you would like to photograph for us, we’d love to hear your story queries and pitches. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing your photos!

All the best,
Joshua Hardin
Photo Editor

Address: PO Box 77, Provo, UT 84601

Phone: 801-921-4585

Direct: 970-691-9011



Facebook: @utahlifemag