Coordinators will email details and coordinate signup. Coordinator contact information may be found on your Member Home Page by using the Find button.  Or for more information email outings@cvdcc.org

In Planning

Your suggestions for future outings are appreciated.  Send us an email by clicking here.

Salton Sea/Anza Borrego

This photoshoot is being planned for early March 2018. More information coming soon.  For website info about the areas click here for the Salton Sea and here for Anza Borrego State Park

Photo Opps

Have Suggestions?  Please Let us know of Your Photo Opps!  Just Click Here

El Paseo Cruise Night, Fridays in 2018 at 3:00PM at The Gardens at El Paseo garage upper level.

Automobile enthusiasts meet from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on the upper level of the garage.  Cruise dates are Feb 16 and Mar 2.  The last cruise is Apr 6 and begins at 4:00 PM. For more info click here.

Poppy Field in Indian Wells

Bright yellow poppies in full bloom on the west side of Washington Street about 3 blocks south of the Indian Wells Tennis Stadium.

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival

Dates for the county fair are February 16-25, 2018.  Fri-Mon 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and Tues-Turs noon-10:00 pm. There are many photography opportunities such as camel and ostrich races, monster trucks, demolition derby, bull riding, nightly musical pageant, midways with fun rides and plenty to eat, and great people watching. For more info click here

Hawk Watch, Ramona Grasslands

Saturdays in February, 10:00 a.m. Rain or shine.  Free parking, coffee, and donuts!

For more info click here


Photochat Events

"Photochats are open to all members, new ones being especially invited. These workshops offer various topics for presentation with audience participation. If you have a particular photograph you would like to discuss just bring it along for projection, any size .jpg. Held at Portola Community Center, usually 9:00 a.m."


February 12, 2018: Jeanne Scott will present this Photochat on "How to be Successful in Competitions"  This will help all of us in preparing our images in the best way for projection in competition, the shortest road to success in improving our photography. 


February 22, 2018: Vince Heuring,  "Getting Comfortable in Lightroom."


March 2, 2018: Gary Vandermark, "Advanced Cell Phone Photography."


March 8, 2018: Dee McMillan, "Still Life Photography" plus some pointers on photo ops in Eastern Washington.


March 22, 2018: Stuart Lynn, "Creative and Artistic Photography."


April 3, 2018; TBD, "Wildlife Photography."

CVDCC High School Photographic Competition

From time to time CVDCC conducts a High School Photographic Competition open to students attending high schools across the Coachella Valley. An extremely high quality of entries is received and judging among the entries was most challenging.

Click here for a Gallery of the winning images from the 2011 CVDCC High Scholl Competition.

Our congratulations to all the winning students and our thanks to all who entered. We hope to see more of your work in the future.