Education

Classes == Photographic Library == Special Interest Groups (SIGs) == Field Trips == Your Club has all the necessary resources for you to elevate your photographic knowledge, whether your level is beginner or advanced.

Classes

Attend the weekly classes or our exclusive, yearly photo course:

  • 10-Week Course, held each year from January into March
  • Photoshop Elements 101
  • ProShow Gold
  • SmileBox
  • Master Your Digital Camera

Sign-ups required for most – reference our Club Calendar and the Club Events sign-up online.

Photographic Library

The Club maintains an extensive library of books, magazines, DVD videos and other printed materials which you may borrow to learn at you own pace.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Attend one of the many groups which meet weekly to discuss a topic of special interest – just show up, no registration required:

  • Studio & Advanced Techniques SIG – learn advanced techniques of photography, studio lighting, portraiture, table-top still life and more. Meets every Monday, 9:30am. NEW! View the 2016-2017 SIG Topics Calendar 
  • Black &White SIG – main focus is black & white print techniques & critique.
  • Print/Digital SIG – bring your prints (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) or photos on a Flash drive (1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays) for “Show & Tell” and critique.
  • Multimedia SIGClick here to explore and learn the facets of multi-media, including audio, video & animation. (Note: NO prerequisites required to join this SIG!) Updated!  View the 2016-2017 class topics calendar
  • Photoshop CC & Lightroom CC SIG – the “post-processing” side of photography – elevate your software chops!
  • “Photography Geeks” SIG – join this ad-hoc group to discuss cameras, lenses, features, accessories…and more!
  • “What Can You Do with This Photo?” SIG – bring your photos to discuss what you might really do to improve them!
  • NEW! Panasonic Lumix Cameras SIG – For owners of the amazing Panasonic Lumix model cameras – learn what this camera can really do.

Consult the Club Calendar for days, times and more details.

Field Trips

Join a field trip and have fun while you get some practical experience with your camera. There is a trip and subject to satisfy everyone’s tastes. And, meet some new Club members too!

Sign-ups required  – reference our Club Calendar and the Club Events sign-up on line.

Individual Instruction

Want to learn how to mat a print?; Having difficulty with a feature on your camera?; Need to learn how to use a printer or scanner?; Need some instruction on video editing?… One of our members with the knowledge will be happy to assist you – just ask! View list of topics and instructors

Online Tutorials

Mounting Prints On Foam Core Board

You may have seen prints mounted on foam core board in Camera Club displays. Watch the video below, created by the Multi-Media SIG and learn how to make the lightweight and inexpensive Foam Core Mounts.

Obtaining  and Installing GIMP

This video shows how to obtain and install the GIMP Photo Editing Program.

Making “Color Pop” Using GIMP

This video shows how to make a photograph where the subject is in Color and the background is in Black and White. The video introduces the concept of “Layers” in GIMP.

  
     Contact Information for Photo Galleries, Slideshows, & Videos:
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Copyright Statement:
 

All photos on our website pages are the property of our members and downloading or using the photos without permission of the owner is prohibited. 

If you have any questions about this site or want permission to use our member photos, please contact us at:

WebMaster@dev.gvcameraclub.org

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Website Standards:

 (under construction)

  • Image Files - JPEG, 1024 pixel size, at web-friendly resolution, preferably with Exif meta data
  • Presentations (recommended) - PCs:  ProShow Gold and Producer output to MPEG-4; MACs: iPhoto and iMovie (also Apple Keynote and Final Cut Pro) output to MPEG4, h.264 .  Cross-Platform:  Adobe Premiere Elements output to MPEG-4, h.264.
  • Video (includes audio) - MPEG4, h.264 codec; NTSC Standard; progressive scanning; 720p to 1080p resolution, 30 fps preferred; 16:9 aspect ratio preferred, 4:3 aspect ratio OK; maximum duration 15 minutes.
  • Website presentation and video plugins - Vimeo; shown directly in Wordpress website
  • Audio (only) - MP3; The free software program titled "Audacity" is a good audio editor.
  • Member Posts - Submissions: .txt and .TEXT files preferred; WORD.doc acceptable
  • Member Links - To non-commercial personal outside websites; linked in member's GVCC personal gallery/bio; and approved by GVCC Webmaster

Note:  There are other software Titles that are acceptable for developing and outputting suitable formats for presentations and videos to be shown in this website (i.e., Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Elements).

FEATURED PHOTO GALLERY -- "Members Favorite Image"
GVRCC members are invited to submit their images for Featured Galleries and other galleries in the Website. Subject matter should support the gallery title. Instructions on how to submit images for our website galleries are provided on the GVRCC "Photographic Image Submission Form" that is available on the sidebar of Gallery pages in this website.  Any questions - contact Jim Roberts by email to: Galleries@dev.gvcameraclub.org.
The "Members Favorite Image" Featured Photo Gallery is the first of a series of favorite galleries that will be presented during the 2016 -2017 GVRCC season.  Look forward to submitting your images in categories such as Portrait, Landscape, Action Sports, Wildlife, Photojournalism, Architecture, etc.  Looking forward, member suggestions for Featured Photo Galleries are also welcome.
We invite you to send in  your ideas for future Featured Photo Galleries.  Have a FUN time shooting!
Click here to view the Featured Photo Gallery.