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Photoshoot Outing:

 The Lavender Festival in Beaumont! 


Thurs, June 8, 5:30PM - 8:30PM


A Great Way to Start Your

Summer Photography!


Hosts: Greg Lilly & Craig Toms

Location: The "123 Farm" in Beaumont!

Greg Lilly:  lillyf371@gmail.comlillyf371@gmail.com

Craig Toms:



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Photoshoot Outing: 

Joshua Tree Nat'l Park:

"Wonderland of Rocks Walkabout"

Tues, April 18, 7:00AM - 1:00PM


JOSHUA TREE:   It's Time!


Landscape & Wilderness Photographers:


Join a trek into the Wonderland of Rocks for some remote and exceptional photo opportunities. 


2 miles RT, 7am meetup in Palm Springs Members Only, limited to 6, 1st come


Contact Craig Toms at:



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Desert Circuit Equestrian Photoshoot:


Hunter - Jumper  Competitions




Sunday, 3/19/23, 8a.m.


Something Completely Different!


Greg Lilly will lead a photoshoot at the Desert Int'l Horse Park, located on Airport Drive in Thermal. This is a great opportunity to get out and get some action  shots!


Contact Greg Lilly to sign up at:


BALLOONS! Photoshoot Outing, Lake Havasu 

Friday-Saturday, January 20-21, 2023

Basic Outing Details:

  • Friday, 1/20: Meetup in Lake Havasu, Holiday Inn Express 
  • Balloon Glow Photography
  • Saturday 1/21: AM Balloon Launch Over London Bridge


Contact ctoms@dc.rr.com to sign up!


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Photoshoot Outing Imperial Sand Dunes

Tues, Jan 18, 1-8:30PM

Afternoon/sunset photoshoot

Members only (limit 12)

Vaccination proof required.


To sign up contact Craig Toms at ctoms@dc.rr.com


Photoshoot Outing

Indian Canyons

Mon, Feb 7, 7:45AM

Meetup Details:

  • Monday, February 7th, 7:45AM, Indian Canyon entry booth on South Palm Canyon Dr. The weather outlook is great!
  • Canyon entry fee $7 for those over 62, $12 otherwise;
  • Proof of vaccination required;
  • Plenty to photograph in easy walking distance, or do the 1-mile loop hike through Andreas Canyon. Murray Canyon is optional;
  • Bring water and a snack;
  • I'll be at the entry booth early, in a white Ford pickup.

If you aren't familiar with the Indian Canyons, check out this link:





Send an email to ctoms@dc.rr.com to sign up!

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Sunday, Mar. 13th 8:00AM - 1:00PM

 Action Photography!


Photograph motorcycle racing and jumping in Anza with Greg Lilly. 



Contact Greg Lilly to sign up at:



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Photoshoot Outing: Wildlands Preserve Tour

Tues, Mar. 22nd, 8:00AM - 1:00PM


Spring in the Desert! Tour 3 Preserves in the Coachella Valley and Morongo Valley:


Whitewater Preserve, Big Morongo Preserve and Coachella Valley Preserve.


Contact Craig Toms to sign up at:



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Photoshoot Outing: Morongo Preserve Tour

Tues, November 28th, 7:00AM - 11:00AM


Fall Color in the Desert! 


Big Morongo Preserve 


Contact Craig Toms to sign up at:




COVID19 VACCINATION: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all of our photographic outings require proof of vaccination status. Carpooling is at the discretion of participants, or travel in your own vehicle. 

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

Photo OPS

Your suggestions for future photo outings are appreciated.  Send us an email at:



Photochat Events

"Photochats are open to all members, new ones especially are invited. They are  workshops on a variety of topics, via ZOOM or in person, presented by members for club audience participation. Check the PHOTOCHATS Page here.


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.