Welcome to the CVDCC Website!

NOTICES

 

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. 

 

 

 "We were honored to have J.R. Schnelzer, Executive Vice President of PSA, as our competition judge for June. See his beautiful work at JRSchnelzerPhotography.com."  The award catalog for Thursday's competition is now available for viewing on the website in the gallery tab. 

 

JUNE 18: NEW VIDEOS POSTED (for members only)

 

May 21 SPEAKER MEETING: Separate videos are available for Carl Morrison's "America by Amtrak" and Gail/Diane/Jeanne's presentation about their African Safari Experiences. To view, log into your members portal, select "open meetings viewer", then the video you wish to view.

 

June 3 PHOTOCHAT: Gary Vandemark's "Managing Light and Color". Log into your members portal and select "open workshop viewer", then select the video.

 

June 10 CRITSIG meeting. A full recording of the image reviews. Log into your members portal and select "open meetings viewer" and select the video.

 

June 18 Competition meeting: A full recording of the competition judged by J.R. Schnelzer. Log into your members portal and select "open meetings viewer" and select the video. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: In the "meetings menu" there is an option to watch the video or send a link to your email address to view later. For faster response, use the email option and watch it in your own browser. Otherwise you might have to wait to download the entire video before watching it.

 

 

NOTE: June, 2020--S4C International Circuit is now open for entries...

 

S4C International Circuit

 

 

NOTE:  RULE CHANGE FOR REALITY DIVISIONS!!   May, 2020

 

Due to the lock-downs related to the Corona virus and the restrictions on public events and travel, the CVDCC Board has approved a change in our local competition rules for the 4 reality divisions at least through the end of 2020. The previous requirement was that  images be taken within 18 months of submission. That requirement has now been relaxed to 24 months. The reality divisions include Nature, Photojournalism General, Photojournalism Human Interest, and Travel. We will reevaluate this change going into 2021. As before, there is no time limit for the Pictorial Color and Monochrome categories.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Next Date/Time Topic

PhotoChat

Wed, July 8, 6:30PM

Jeanne Scott "How to Be Successful in Competitions"

Location: video conference only

PhotoChat

TBD-July ?

Gary Vandemark "CVDCC Website Walkthrough"

Location: video conference only

July-August

No Regular Meetings

Enter Summer "WOW Challenge"

September Speaker

Meeting

Thurs, Sept 17, 6:00PM

Speaker: Stuart Lynn

Subject: "Coachella 2020 Exhibition"

Location: video conference only

October CRITSIG

Wed, Oct 7, 9:00AM

Location: video conference only

October

Competition Meeting

Thurs, Oct 15 6:00PM

Judge: TBD

Location: video conference only

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.

 

NEWS

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