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NOTICES

 

NOTE: September, 2020--Results of our Summer 2020 WOW Challenge are now available as a slide show on our  Outings & Events Page

 

 

NOTE: A recording of Neil Miller's Sept 24 presentation about his Route 66 travels is now available for club members in the past meeting viewer. To view it,

login here.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE-Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all future meetings for speakers, CRITSIG, and competitions during the remainder of 2020 will be held via videoconference ONLY. Do not come to the usual meeting room!!! Instructions will be sent to members for videoconferencing connection. 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Next Date/Time Topic

October CRITSIG

Wed, Oct 7, 9:00AM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: video conference only

October

Competition Meeting

Thurs, Oct 15 6:00PM

Judge: TBD

Location: video conference only

November PhotoChat

Wed, Nov 4, 6:30PM

Host: Charles Stricker

Subject: "Hummingbirds-Facts & Photo Tips"

Location: video conference only

November Speaker

Meeting

Thur, Nov 19, 6:00PM

Speaker: Frank Peele

Subject: "Shooting for Sharpness"

Location: video conference only

December PhotoChat

Wed, Dec 2, 6:30PM

Host: Craig Toms

Subject: "Adobe Lightroom for the Uninitiated"

Location: video conference only

December CRITSIG

Wed, Dec 9, 9:00AM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: video conference only

December

Competition Meeting

Thur, Dec 17, 6:00PM

Judge: TBD

Location: video conference only

January Speaker Meeting

Thurs, Jan 21, 6:30PM

Speaker: Troy Miller

Subject: "Photography Trends & Technology"

Location: TBD

OUR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, beginning December 2019, will be held on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except during our summer break in July and August) at 6:00 PM at the Best Western Palm Desert. Please note that the CRITSIG meetings are still held at the Portola Community Center. Please check this website often as meeting sites may change. 

 

By edict of your Board in April, the age of competition images has been modified for 2020 only at this time. In the Reality divisions (Nature, Photo Travel, PJ General, and PJ Human Interest) images must now have been captured not more than 24 months (prior restriction was 18 months) prior to the date of competition. Images in Monochrome and Pictorial divisions still have no restrictions so these images could have been obtained any time.

 

CRITSIG (Critiquing Special Interest Group) is a group session where members submit images for others in the group to suggest improvements.  CRITSIG meets at the Portola Community Center in competition months from 9:00 AM until Noon on the Wednesday before the competition judging. 

NEW IMAGE SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLUB COMPETITIONS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018.

Images must be not more that 1400 pixels in width and 1280 pixels in height. Click here for S4C article on how to downsize images to meet new requirement!

 

 

2019 EOY AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT BANQUET: Click here to download PDF of last year's presentation!

 

COACHELLA INTERNATIONAL 2020 EXHIBITION CATALOGS have been posted!  Also view catalogs from previous Coachella exhibitions.

 

S4C INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 2019 CATALOGS have been posted!  Also view catalogs from previous S4C exhibitions.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Change in definition of Nature now no longer permits flower images, hybrid or not, except in specific circumstances. Click here!
 

NEXT S4C COMPETITION will be in October 2020. Open for entries in October 2020, dates and time to be reported in the future. Click here for details of S4C and S4C competitions.

 

CHECK THE MEETINGS PAGE FOR DETAILS OF UPCOMING MEETINGS.

 

CHECK THE EVENTS PAGE FOR UPCOMING CLUB OUTINGS AND PHOTO SHOOTS.

 

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