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Three of Cheri Halsteads photos were accepted into the 85th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography in Wilmington De. One of them   Egret's Display won an Honorable Mention Ribbon (Out of 3200 entries). The other two pictures accepted were Snowy in the Wind and Tampa Skyscraper.  Congratulations to Cheri for this OUTSTANDING achievement! Below are her three photos.

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                                                                       Egret’s Display, By Cheri Halstead

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                                                             Snowy in the Wind, By Cheri Halstead


                                                             Tampa Skyscraper, By Cheri Halstead

Congradulation to our very own Joan Bold who has been published in the Suncoast news!

The caption to the photo read: 

“A cougar at Lowry Park Zoo posed for Joan Bold when the New Port Richey resident visited the zoo in Tampa. ‘A majestic creature’, Bold wrote in an email. “

Congratulations to Kim Rexroat for her entries in the Florida Strawberry Festival  

In the Animal Category Kim had a 4th Place with “Missing Ozzie”

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“Missing Ozzie”

In the Black & White category Kim placed 2nd with “Snowy Head Feathers”

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“Snowy Head Feathers”

and in the Plant Category Kim had another 2nd Place with “Oleander” 



Congratulations to Liz Keeler! See below…..


Global, Juried Fine Art/Photography/Wearable Art Contest  


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PHOTOGRAPHY EQUAL 2ND PRIZE: Deep in Thought 1 by Liz Keeler

by  on November 1, 2016

The Second Prize for Photography in the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016 is shared by four wonderful images.

Congratulations to Equal Second Prize Winner: Deep In Thought 1 by Liz Keeler. All Rights Reserved.

This gorilla was on a rock looking as though he didn’t want to be disturbed and in my opinion he was pondering life. Their central African forests are disappearing which puts them at risk of extinction.

I am an observer of nature with a fascination of geology, topography and clouds. Growing up with black and white film cameras, I like the simplicity of various shapes, forms and textures at play between light and shadow in black and white photography. As a photographer my goal is to impart a feeling or an emotion for the viewer to get a sense of nature through my eyes and my lens.

See more of Liz’s work at

                        Congratulations to Cheri Halstead

Two of Cheri’s works have been accepted for inclusion in the 83rd Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography - visit for more information. WIEP is a juried exhibition for which thousands of worldwide photographers compete for spots among the 300 best prints and the 200 best digital images. The first image displayed here, the Falconer, took third place in our own CCC independently judged 2015 year end color print competition. The second image below, Reflections, was recently a part of critiquing workshop by Joe Constantino.


the Falconer - by Cheri Halstead


Reflections by Cheri Halstead

                                             Congratulations to Debbie Olavarria and Georgia Robinson

Judges for the Gulfside Hospice photo contest selected “What? I AM Smiling” by Debbie Olavarria and “Drying Corn at Chasco Fiesta” by Georgia Robinson as winners to include in their upcoming 15-month calendar:

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“What? I AM Smiling”

by Debbie Olavarria

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Drying Corn at Chasco Fiesta

by Georgia Robinson

Congratulations To Cheri Halstead

Cheri Halstead continues her winning streak with two Florida Camera Club Blue Ribbon awards in the 2015 First Triannual Advanced Color Print Competition. The entries pictured here during a Chasco Camera Club awards presentation are left - Wood Duck and right - Egret Display. The competition at the advanced level for color prints was held in Naples and open to fifty local camera clubs in the state of Florida. Cheri's work was independently judged to be among the best of the best.

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Cheri displays her winning prints Wood Duck and Egret Display


Congratulations To Joe Constantino

On November 10th Joe Constantino received the following communication from “Popular Photography”:

CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen one of  the six First Prize Category Winners in this years Popular Photography Readers Photo Contest. In order to send your prize for the $250 BEST BUY gift card could you sign and return the attached affidavit to my attention

 Jae Segarra

Editorial Coordinator

Popular Photography

Joe’s winning photo in the “Cities and Architecture” category.

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Congratulations To Joe Constantino

Joe received the following notification from the Heckscher Museum on Long Island.  

"Dear Joseph,

It is my sincere pleasure to inform you that the Long Island Biennial jury has accepted your work, The Chapel, for The Heckscher Museum of Art Long Island Biennial to be held from August 16 through November 30, 2014.

Lisa Chalif | Curator"

The picture is of the Sykes Chapel at Tampa University.  Joe took it this past January on a field trip to Tampa.  Joe says "Sometimes those field trips pay off."

The Chapel


Congratulations To Doug Halstead

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Doug Halstead poses with his two winning prints in the FCCC Competition.

Shopping for Green bucks beginner creative 1st place

Witch Doctor - beginner color 3rd place


Congratulations To Joe Constantino

Joe Constantino received the following communication from NEW YORK CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.

Dear Joe:

We are pleased to announce that our juror has finished the jurying sooner than expected.  So we wish you a happy holiday and offer you our congratulations. Your image "What's Down There?" has been selected by juror Mark Sink as a THIRD PLACE winner in BLACK AND WHITE.  We will be sending out your prize check shortly.  With over 1,000 images submitted this is an achievement to be proud of. 

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Congratulations To Joe Constantino

Joe Constantino shared the spotlight with Clyde Butcher on December 7th at a reception at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs. The reception was attended by over one hundred people. Joe's display of eighteen excellent solarized unique images of six local Bay area Museums will be on view in the Paper Gallery until February 8th. This is only part of his fifty two images in the Museum's collection. Clyde Butcher had thirty six large format images on display. A very touching occasion and rewarding for the attendees. 



Congratulations To Joe Constantino

Joe Constantino has recently won first place in the AIA (American Institute of Architects) photo contest. The award comes with a $300.00 prize as well as the photo being exhibited at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa. The exhibit at the museum ended on October 20th. The attached photo, "Inside the Met", was taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The subject of the contest was architecture.

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Inside the Met


Congratulations To Cheri Halstead

Cheri was just been notified that her pictures were accepted in two PSA sanctioned Exhibitions.  The first Exhibition was the Oklahoma International Exhibition of Photography where she had two pictures accepted. The first was "Apalachicola Bay", for which she received an honorable mention and the other was "Long key Sunrise".

The second Exhibition is the Saguaro Nature Exhibition where she had two pictures accepted. The first was "Heron Lift Off", and the second was "Osprey in Flight". 

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Apalachicola Bay

Long Key Sunrise

Long key Sunrise


Heron Lift Off


Osprey in Flight


Congratulations To George Robinson

George was awarded a Second Place in FCCC 2012 Full year color print competition with his work entitled 'Lotus'.

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Congratulations To Liz Keeler

Liz Keeler will have a photograph entitled Bayport at Dusk on display at the Fine Arts Exhibition from April 21-May 31, 2013, Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL.  It is sponsored by Arts and Design Society, Ft. Walton Bch. FL.

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Congratulations To Cheri Halstead

Cheri Halstead was just notified by the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography that one of her pictures was  accepted into their exhibition. "The Lone Fisherman", a picture she shot in Lubec, Maine.


Congratulations To Liz Keeler

Liz Keeler was notified that her Black and White photograph, "Withlacoochee River Landscape" which also took Second Place at the Ecofest, was accepted into United Arts Council/Rookery Bay "Annual Florida Juried Photography Exhibit" at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center in Naples, Florida.  The Exhibit dates are February 5 - March 31, 2013.  The Juror is Clyde Butcher.  He also selected the exhibit entries. 

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Withlacoochee River Landscape


Congratulations To Georgia Robinson

From 500 photographic images submitted by local photographers, Georgia Robinson (a long time member of the Chasco Camera Club) had her photograph "Native American Display at Chasco Fiesta" chosen for the month of July for the Gulfside Regional Hospice 2013 Calendar. All photos were sites from Pasco County and the calendar will be available for $5.00 at the Hospice's thrift shops in Elfers and Hudson. All proceeds from the sales go to assist patients and their families facing life-limiting illness in Pasco County. The Club is proud to have Georgia receive this award and congratulations to her and the other eleven recipients who shared honors for the other months. Now go out and purchase this 2013 calendar.... it's for a good cause.

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Native American Display at Chasco Fiesta


Congratulations To Liz Keeler

Liz Keeler was a double recipient of the 7th Annual Spider Awards held in June for Black and White Photography - Nominee in the Category of Architecture for "Window on the World" and Nominee in the Category of Wildlife for "Twins."   You can view her entries at by entering her last name "KEELER".

 Liz was selected to exhibit 2 of her black and white photos in the juried 100% Pure Florida Gallery Exhibition at The Fifth Avenue Gallery, Melbourne, Florida for the month of September.

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Pine Island Landscape

Waiting on Work

Recently the 2013 Photography Showcase was completed for the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) in which her photo was a Semi-finalist in the Wildlife Category.

Showcase Semi-finalist North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA

Gator Eating Gator


Congratulations to our F3C Winners

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From Left to Right:

George Robinson - Advanced Color, Blue Ribbon; "Lotus"

Connie Wilson - Beginner Color, Blue Ribbon; "Taking a Break" 

Cheri Halstead - Advanced Mono, Yellow Ribbon; "Building a Nest"

Doug Halstead - Beginner Color, Blue Ribbon; "Old No. 5"

Joe Constantino (not pictured) - Advanced Mono, Blue Ribbon; "Pot Smoker", Yellow Ribbon, "Out of the Mist"


Chasco Camera Club Web Site Wins Honorable Mention

Club, Council, & Chapter Web Site Contest

Chasco Camera Club is proud to announce a Fourth Place finish with its first ever entry into the PSA (Photographic Society of America) web site contest. Our club was in Group B  (75 members or fewer). There were twenty one clubs competing in that category and to place 4th and be awarded an Honorable Mention is a real honor for our club. Three judges used 67 different criteria with points awarded for each criteria. We received spreadsheets from PSA with the results for each catagory and each of the 3 judges so we now have great insight into what we need to do next year to finish in the top the three. Of course we will shoot for number one but the competition is tough.

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Congratulations To Cheri Halstead

The West Pasco Audubon Society photo contest awards were presented on May 5, 2012 and  club member Cheri Halstead was a big winner. There were eight categories in the competition and she entered five photographs in five of the categories. Cheri received first place ribbons in all five categories. The categories were Butterflies and insect, Florida Birds, Florida Birds of Prey, Florida Reptiles, Sunrise or Sunset. Here are her winning photos.


Cheri continued her winning ways at the Seafood Festival, sponsored by Pasco Camera Exchange, with a First Place Ribbon in the Nature Category for her landscape "Apalachicola Sunset" and an honorable mention in the same category for "Bryce Canyon Sunset". 



Congratulations FCCC 1st Tri-Annual Winners

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Cheri Halstead, Connie Wilson, Doug Halstead


At the FCCC Convention in Naples, Nancy Lester's print, Swan Dance, was awarded the blue ribbon for first place in color prints. The print was also selected as the best overall print and awarded the Lexjet Sunset Print Trophy with a $200 gift certificate from Lexjet. Nancy is a member the Spring Hill Camera Club and Competition Chairperson of the Chasco Camera Club. We are proud of her. 

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Nancy Lester, Cheri Halstead and President, George Robinson

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Nancy Lester with her winning Photo, Trophy and Ribbon


At the annual FCCC contest this year Cheri Halstead became a celebrity with her outstanding efforts. She won 4 awards and 1 honor for her pictures. Here is Tim Neddy, our FCCC representative, presenting her ribbons.  Congratulations for your well earned rewards. 

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Our FCCC Representative Tim Neddy Presents Cheri Halstead her ribbons

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Dinner - Blue Ribbon Winner

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Surrounded - Blue Ribbon Winner

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This is Gonna Hurt - Blue Ribbon Winner

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Hawk In Flight - Yellow Ribbon Winner


Marge Comitto participated in the Paint and Photo Competition which was sponsored by the Tarpon Springs Art Association and the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce last fall.  She won Best of Show and a monetary award  for her photo "Sweet Angel".  Marge and three other participants are now displaying the photos they took of the theme, which was Tarpon Springs. The exhibit will be on display until April 3, 2011 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center in Tarpon Springs located at the corner of Ring and Pine Streets.

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Sweet Angel


Marge Comitto's "Sunset at St. Augustine" recently won some accolades. She won First Prize at the Tarpon Springs Art Association's Juried Show in December and in January won First Prize for the Woman's Club of Tarpon Springs Arts and Crafts in the scenery category. It went on to win First Place in the District competition of the WCTS's February 23 and will go on to compete in the State Competition in April.


Our Club took all the three awards at the FCCC in September in Mono Print "A"category for end of year. 

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Joe Constantino (on the left) - Winner Third prize mono "A" category with his photo "Brooklyn Bridge with Light Stanchion". Standing beside Joe is Richard Davids.

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Georgia Robinson won First Place with "Gothic Balcony" and Second Place with "The Boatyard" in "A" Category mono.

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Cheri Halstead won a second place ribbon in class B color print for her picture "Cocoa Beach" at the FCC end of year competition.


Joe Constantino recently had an article published by Huntington Camera Club on Long Island. Please click on the following title to read Joe's "Point of View".

Joe Constantino's photograph "What's Down There" recently won best black and white in a juried competition sponsored by the Long Island Center of Photography and is presently hanging in the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY.

What's Down There


Congratulations to Joan Bold for her photo "It's Raining Out There" printed in the St. Pete Times Reader Photo Gallery on Tuesday June 22, 2010. It was taken a year ago on the Gulf Of Mexico from Gulf Harbors Beach, New Port Richey.

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Congratulations to our President George Robinson.

His Photo Below Won the Grand Prize in the "Big Cat Rescue Photo Contest".

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