About Us

Our motto, "A place to learn, a place to share".


Join the GVR Camera Club

Since the GVR Camera Club is a Green Valley Recreation Club, club members must have a valid GVR membership. You can now join the GVR Camera Club (or renew your annual membership) online. Visit our Membership Center page for dues amount and directions – the process is quick, easy, and most of all, safe and secureJOIN NOW !  Pay Membership Dues

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Camera Club History

The GVR Camera Club was established in the early 1970’s as one of many Green Valley Recreation organizations that serve our community. Our main interest is photography – both still and video imaging.  The GVR Camera Club has grown one of the largest camera clubs in the country with over 800 active members.

Location & Phone

The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
Phone (520) 648-1315

Here is a map to the GVR Camera Club’s Studio:  

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Hours of Operation

WINTER/SPRING HOURS November through April

  • Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to Noon.

SUMMER HOURS May through October

  • Mon – Fri, 9am to Noon. Closed Sat during the summer.
  • Starts Monday, May 2, 2016.  Regular hours resume Monday, November 7, 2016.
  • The Club will be closed Memorial Day (5/30), 4th of July and Labor Day (9/5).

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Equipment & Software

The Camera Club has Windows and Apple editing stations available to members. The Camera Club also has specialized workstations and areas available that include:

  • Windows and Mac photo editing
  • Slide Scanning
  • Print Scanning
  • Video Editing
  • Video Transfer
  • Mat Cutting
  • Studio Lighting

You are invited to visit the Camera Club’s facilities at Santa Rita Springs to review the available equipment.

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Mission Statement & By-Laws

The purpose of the GVR Camera Club is to promote and develop skills in photography for its members, to foster an appreciation and understanding of photography and digital imaging as art and as a medium of communication, and to provide equipment, assistance and training, and to maintain facilities for the common good of its members.

Click Here For A Copy Of The Camera Club’s By-Laws

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Board of Directors

The GVR Camera Club is managed by a twelve member volunteer  Board of Directors.  Many services and activities are supervised by additional volunteers.

Click Here for Board of Directors Contact Information

Click Here For Board Of  Directors  Biographical Information

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In order to fulfill that mission, the club activities include classes, trips and Special Interest Groups.  The club’s Santa Rita Springs studio is housed in a 3,000 square foot facility with a 12 work station hands on classroom, a digital darkroom, a matting and mounting room, a studio and classrooms that seat over 250.

GVR Camera Club members can register and sign up for activities at Club Events where detailed class descriptions are available. Additional information may be found on the Activities Page.

Click Here For Club Classes and Activities

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     Contact Information for Photo Galleries, Slideshows, & Videos:
                     (Click address to E-mail)
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:


© 2013-2014 Green Valley Recreation Camera Club, Arizona

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 2017 -2018 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.