Focal Points Magazine

Focal Points Magazine, is an electronic magazine and the official publication of the Camera Committee. There you will find illustrated articles, upcoming program and trip announcements, reports, committee and member news, photo challenges, and pages upon pages of wonderful member photographs.

This high-quality interactive magazine is often over a hundred pages long with several double-page photographic spreads. A link is delivered to member-subscribers’ email box as soon as it has been published.

Members automatically are subscribers. To join the Camera Committee or renew your membership, please send your email address and phone number with annual dues of $15 per individual or $25 per couple. Make the check payable to SCCC and mail it to:

Joan Schipper – SCCC Membership
6100 Cashio Street
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Current Issue of Focal Points Magazine

Focal Points Magazine January-February 2024

Cover photo:  Many-horned adder (bitis cornuta) from Namibia © Marisa Ishimatsu

  • Cover Story: Photographing Snakes: From Fear to Focus
    Snakes are the cilantro of the animal kingdom; you either love them or hate them. By Marisa Ishimatsu
  • Confluence: I Photograph Trash by Peter Bennett
  • How-to: Output Sharpening by Joe Doherty
  • Trip Report: Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley by John Nilsson

All images in this publication copyright retained by the photographers.

Click here for past issues of Focal Points Magazine.


Social media

We promote our meetings, outings and images on our social media sites. In addition, we will also cross-promote meetings and outings from other groups, and items we think will be of interest to our members such as photo exhibitions, nature photography articles, calls to enter, etc.

Our social media includes the following:

Meetup Meetup Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter: Camera Committee
Instagram Instagram Sierra Club -  Angeles Chapter:Camera Committee  and our hashtag  Instagram hashtag #sierraclubcameracommittee