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NOTICES

 

NEW!! JANUARY 19 SPEAKER MEETING RECORDING

 

A recording of our January speaker meeting with John Martin ("A Case for Black and White Travel Photgraphy") is now available for members in the Past Meetings viewer.  To view it,

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NEW!!, JAN 4, 2023 PHOTOCHAT: "HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN COMPETITIONS-2023 EDITION" BY JEANNE SCOTT:

 

A "MUST SEE" video recording of  Jeanne's January 4 PhotoChat is available for club members. To view it, open the PhotoChat Viewer in your member home page. 

 

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DECEMBER 20 COMPETITION  RECORDING AND GALLERY CATALOG:

 

A video recording of our December 15 competition judged by Lewis Katz is available for club members. To view it, open the meetings viewer in your member home page.

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The Dec 15 competition awards catalog, as well as previous ones, are available to the public on our Gallery Page

MEETINGS SCHEDULE-2023

Event Date/Time Details

January 2023 PhotoChat

Wed, Jan 4, 6:00PM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Topic: "How To Be Successful in Competitions"

Location: Video Conference

January 2023 Speaker Meeting

Thurs, Jan 19, 6:00PM

Speaker: John Martin

Topic: "A Case for Black & White Travel Photography"

Location: Portola Community Center

January Field Trip-Lake Havasu (AZ) Balloon Festival

Fri-Sat, Jan 20-21

Two Day Photo Outing-Members only: Contact Craig Toms or Greg Lilly

February PhotoChat

Wed, Feb 1, 6:00PM

Host: TBD

Topic: "TBD"

Location: Video Conference

February Peer Review

Wed, Feb 8

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: Video Conference

Image uploads: Feb 1-6

February Competition Meeting

Thurs, Feb 16, 6:00PM

Judge: TBD

Location: Portola Community Center

Image uploads: Feb 1-12

End of Year (2022) Banquet  Fri, Feb 17, 4:00PM

Host: Charles Stricker and Gary Vandemark

Location: Oasis Country Club, Palm Desert

March PhotoChat Wed, Mar 1, 6:00PM

Host: Jan Lyall

Topic: "Tokyo Street Photography"

Location: Video Conference

March Speaker Meeting Thurs, Mar 16, 6:00PM

Speaker: Jon Norris

Topic: "Seven Years in the Desert-A Photographic Journey"

Location: Portola Community Center

April PhotoChat Wed, Apr 5, 6:00PM

Host: TBD

Topic: "TBD"

Location: Video Conference

April Peer Review Wed, Apr 12, 6:00PM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: Video Conference

Image uploads: Apr 1-10

April Competition Meeting Thurs, Apr 20 6:00PM

Judge: TBD

Location: Portola Community Center

Image uploads: Apr 1-16

OUR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except during our summer break in July and August) at 6:00 PM as either a virtual meeting via Zoom (video conference) or in-person meeting at the Portola Community Center. Please note that the Peer Review meetings (formerly called CRITSIG) and PhotoChats are also virtual meeting via Zoom. Please check this website often as meeting sites may change pending ongoing health conditions and CA regulations. 

 

By agreement of your Board in May 2021, the age of competition images has been modified for the unforseeable future. In the Reality divisions (Nature, Photo Travel, PJ General, and PJ Human Interest) there is now no time limit (prior restriction was 18 then 36 months) of the date of competition. Images in Monochrome and Pictorial divisions also still have NO TIME RESTRICTIONS so these images could have been taken at any previous time.

 

Peer Review meetings are a group session where members submit images for others in the group to suggest improvements.  Peer Review now meets as a virtual meeting via Zoom in competition months at 6:00PM on the Wednesday (8 days) before the competition judging. Due to COVID,  all 2020 and 2021 meetings were held via video conference  and future meetings may be held in person or via Zoom (see schedule above).

 

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!

 

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

 

 

 Click here for details of S4C and S4C competitions.

  

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