PhotoChats in CVDCC-Members Only

Reinstated this past June, Photochats are informal sessions for club members that focus upon particular subjects of interest. A PhotoChat session leader, usually a senior member of the club, will share his/her expertise in a forum that might include specific camera techniques, photographic venues/destinations, post processing techniques, or tips on how to photograph different types of subjects. The PhotoChats are usually recorded and made available to members after the sessions. 

 

For the forseeable future with the Coronavirus situation, PhotoChats will be held via Zoom videoconferencing.

PHOTOCHAT SCHEDULE-2020

Date/Time Session Leader Topic

Wed, Jun 3, 9:00AM

Gary Vandemark

"Managing Light and Color"

Location: video conference only

Wed, Jul 8, 6:30PM

Jeanne Scott

"How to be Successful in Competitions"

Location: video conference only

Wed, Aug 5, 6:30PM

Jeanne Scott

"Shooting the Milky Way--An Update"

Location: video conference only

Wed, Sep 2, 6:30PM

Stuart Lynn

"Beyond CVDCC: Entering Competition Worldwide"

 

Synopsis: Our club is the best place to learn, but there's a world of competitions and photography outside of our club that has its own rewards. Stuart will present why you should consider that world - as many club members have done so successfully. Some of the options available to you will be presented and how easy it is to participate. It is a great way to sharpen your photography.

 

Location: video conference only

Thur, Oct 1, 6:30PM

Note: this Photochat has been rescheduled for Sept 24 at 6:30PM.

Neil Miller

"Route 66 Project"

Location: video conference only

"Route 66 holds a fascination for people from all over the world. Several years ago Neil decided to turn his own interest in this historic highway into a photography project. While this is very much a work in progress, by traveling and photographing sites along the highway, he is trying to understand why this road captures the interest and imagination of so many people." Neil will share some of his photos and insights he has gathered on his travels so far. 

WedNov 4, 6:30PM

Charles Stricker

 "Hummingbirds-Facts & Photo Tips"

 

Synopsis: Charles will discuss why the phrase: "A mother's work is never done" applies to the female hummingbirds as he discusses the process from hummingbird nest building, incubating the eggs, finding food and feeding the babies, teaching the babies to fly and then starting the process all over again. He will show photos of these hummingbird activities from the multiple hummingbird families that he has watched and photographed in his back yard in Palm Desert. We hope you will enjoy numerous fun facts about hummingbirds and their life cycle. Also discussed will be common photo tips that will enhance your images of these small, busy creatures. However, these photo tips will apply to almost any photographic situation."

 

Location: video conference only

Wed, Dec 2, 6:30PM

Craig Toms

"Adobe Lightroom for the Uninitiated"

Location: video conference only

PHOTOCHAT SCHEDULE-2021

Date/Time Session Leader Topic

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