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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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

Coachella International 2020 Exhibition Catalogs are now available:

 

Videos are now available of our April 16 2020 image judging by Lillian Roberts. Video of the Feb 20 judging by Stuart Lynn is also available with both main  judging and the overflow (monochrome) judging the next day.

 

Log into your members portal and select "open meetings viewer" to see these video recordings.

 

 

NORTH WALES PHOTO SHARE--THE DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!!

The restrictions dictating our lives at the moment are of course being felt throughout the world. We have been in contact with the President of the Conway Camera Club in North Wales, U.K., and we have set up a joint photographic project to show our areas before and during lockdown.

Each member from both clubs is invited to send up to three images to illustrate one or more of the following themes:

  1. How we use our allotted time for outdoors
  2. Photographic projects devised during lockdown
  3. Photographs of our surrounding areas taken before the travel restrictions

Please send your images to sjc.pix@gmail.com in sRGB, resolution of 72ppi and maximum 1600x1200 pixels and labelled with your name, club (CVDCC), and title of the image and also send to Gary Vandemark at gvndmrk@earthlink.net

 

The deadline for submitting images is June 17.

 

 

This is not a competition and images will not be judged. This is simply a fun opportunity to share some of our images with kindred spirits in the U.K. and to see their images. The photographs will be presented as a YouTube video show which will be published as "unlisted" and made available to members of both clubs by a link. Please note that the link can be passed on to others so only submit images that you are willing to share. 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Next Date/Time Topic
   

 

Location: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THIS MEETING IS AVAILABLE ONLY VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE-DO NOT COME TO THE MEETING LOCATION!

June PhotoChat

Session

Wed, June 3, 9:00 AM

Host: Gary Vandemark

Subject: "Managing Light and Color"

Location: Available via video conference only.

June CRITSIG

Wed, June 10, 9:00 AM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: Available via video conference only.

June

Competition Meeting

Thurs, June 18, 6:00 PM

Judge: J.R. Schnelzer

Location: Available via video conference only.

July-August

No Meetings

 

September Speaker

Meeting

Thurs, Sept 17, 6:00 PM

Speaker: Stuart Lynn

Subject: "Coachella 2020 Exhibition"

Location: Available via 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. 

 

NEXT CLUB COMPETITION: Thursday, June 18th. Competition will open for entries from June 1st through Sunday midnight, June 14th. CRITSIG image uploading will open June 1st and close June 8th at midnight. The CRITSIG meeting will be held Wednesday, June 10th.

 

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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