Joyce McConville as born to a large family in the rich farm country of south-central Minnesota. She was raised in this area and took up photography early in life, filming family trips and events.
With an eclectic work history consisting of driving a tractor at age 9, car hopping, restaurant waitress, florist and school bus driver, she was once asked by an interviewer if her resume was just one person.
After marrying, Ms. McConville and her new husband moved to the Mississippi River valley in southeast Minnesota. She fell in love with the beauty of the wildlife, the majestic storm clouds, sunsets, sunrises and the river life, so it only seemed natural to record these awesome memories and moments through photography.
She returned to school and graduated from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science and proceeded to work for 34 years as a programmer analyst.
After several vacation trips to the Phoenix area, Ms. McConville and her husband were drawn to a spot in Sun City and the rest is history. She joined the Camera Guild after getting settled and found it was a natural fit and had no idea how much fun was in store for her. There are many professional level members to learn from as they share their expertise and knowledge in areas such as how to use a camera, how to compose a photo and editing a photo. Photo opportunity trips have been especially rewarding as she has seen the Salt River wild horses, Tucson and surrounding areas, the wintering wetlands for thousands of sand hill cranes, the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum, a jeep ride in Navajo Canyon de Chelly, Death Valley and numerous local Phoenix and surrounding areas.
“My friendships with members are wonderful and my photography has greatly improved,” Ms. Ms. McConville stated. “I am looking forward to using the new beautiful camera club facility on Grand.”
View some of J Ms. McConville’s images on the RCSC website: suncityaz.org/recreation/clubs/camera-guild-of-sun-city.