Welcome to the CVDCC Website!

 

NEW: FEBRUARY 25 "BANQUET" PRESENTATION:

 

This slide show was given at our "virtual banquet" last Thursday and is available for viewing. It includes all medal and HM winners for the 2020 End of Year competition, as well as our Summer WOW winners and selection of Charles Stricker to receive the Stuart Lynn Award in recognition of photographic exellence and outstanding contributions to our club.

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NEW: FEB 18  COMPETITION  JUDGING:

 

A video recording of our December 17 competition judging by Stuart Lynn is available for club members. To view it, open the meetings viewer in your member home page. 

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The December 17 competition awards catalog is available to the public on our Gallery Page

SEVERAL OF OUR MEMBERS DID VERY WELL IN THE RECENT FEBRUARY S4C COMPETITION

 

Congratulations to Craig Toms, Brian Vandemark, James Watt, Ellena Vasquez, Charles Stricker, Frank Kloss, and Hana Novak. To view their accomplishments,  Click Here

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS 2021

Next Date/Time Details

February

Competition Meeting

Thurs, Feb 18, 6:00PM

Judge: Stuart Lynn

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Open for uploads: Feb 1 to 15

2020 Award Recognition Meeting

Thurs, Feb 25, 6:00PM

End of Year 2020 presentations normally given at our annual banquet. Includes images that earned gold, silver, bronze and 7 honorable mentions in each of our 6 competition categories. Also includes announcement of our 3 top photographers for 2020. Plus some other surprises!

March PhotoChat

Wed, Mar 3, 6:00PM

Gary Vandemark: "Star Trail Techniques"

March Speaker

Meeting

Thurs, Mar 18, 6:00PM 

Speaker: Ken Lee

Topic: "The Art of Seeing"

NOTICES

 

COACHELLA CIRCUIT 2021 NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES!

 

This international photo competition is now a 2 judging circuit in 2021 with PSA #2021-1251. This circuit has 8 sections for entry of up to 4 images in the following sections:  PID-Color Open & Flowers, PID-Monochrome Open & Hand Made Objects, Nature & Wildlife, and Photojournalism Open & Human Interest.

The website for information and entry is https://coachella-ex.org. This circuit closes on March 31, 2021. The fees are $12 USD to enter plus $6 USD per section. Please show what great photographers we have in CVDCC and help support our club's only fundraiser. Thank you!

 

 

Feb 4--NOW AVAILABLE FOR MEMBER VIEWING:

 

Feb 3 PhotoChat with Craig Toms-"LightRoom for the Uninitiated" To view it, open the PhotoChat Viewer in your member's home page. 

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NEW: DECEMBER 17  COMPETITION  JUDGING:

 

A video recording of our December 17 competition judging By Roy Killen is available for club members. To view it, open the meetings viewer in your member home page. 

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The December 17 competition awards catalog is available to the public on our Gallery Page

 

OTHER RECENT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING:

 

November 19  recording of guest speaker Frank Peele "Shooting for Sharpness", is now available for club members in the Past Meetings viewer. To view it,

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November 4 PhotoChat recording, Charles Stricker "Hummingbirds-Fun Facts and Photo Tips", is available for club members in the PhotoChat viewer. To view it,

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October 15 competition judging video is available for club members. To view it, open the meetings viewer in your member's home page. 

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October 15 competition award catalog is available on our Gallery Page

 

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

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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 as a virtual meeting via Zoom (video conference). Please note that the CRITSIG meetings are also now a virtual meeting via Zoom. Please check this website often as meeting sites may change pending ongoing health conditions and CA regulations. 

 

By edict of your Board in December 2020, the age of competition images has been modified for 2021. In the Reality divisions (Nature, Photo Travel, PJ General, and PJ Human Interest) images must now have been captured within 36 months (prior restriction was 18 then 24 months) of 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  now meets as a virtual meeting via Zoom in competition months from 9:00 AM until Noon on the Wednesday before the competition judging. Due to COVID,  all 2020 meetings were held via video conference and will continue to be held via video conference in 2021 until further notice.

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 February 2021.   Now open for entries in February 2021, closing on February 6, 2021. 

 

 

 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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