Event And Member Center

Classes

Upcoming events

    • 01/11/2017
    • 03/15/2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Ten Week Photography Course (Wednesdays)

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is again offering their "Ten Week Photography Class". The class is designed to take participants from the absolute basics of using a digital camera to the more artistic aspects of digital photography. The 2017 "Ten Week Class" notes and hand outs will be shared digitally so the class will be free to Camera Club members. 

    Class Schedule, Topic and Instructor 

    Week 1 - January 11

    Digital Camera Basics with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 2 - January 18

    Digital Camera Basics 2 with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 3 - January 25

    Opportunities at the Camera Club with Jerry Marrion 

    Week 4 – February 1

    Beyond Auto with Don DuDeViore

    Week 5 - February 8

    Composition with Jeff Lierman

    Week 6 - February 15

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Week 7 - February 22

    What Can I Do With This Picture

    Week 8 – March 1

    “How to Create Amazing Sunsets and Other Tips That Can Improve Your Photographs.” Linda Gregory

    Week 9 - March 8

    iPhonography with Grace Pitzer

    Week 10 - March 15

    Multi Media with Shani Murray

    Procedures 

    Each session is repeated on each Wednesday at 1:30 PM, Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 AM. Participants register for a specific day of the week and will attend sessions on that day. For example, a participant who registers for The Ten Week Class on Saturday will attend each Saturday for 10 weeks. 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What class do I select, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday?

    You select the day that best fits your schedule. 

    What do I do if I can't attend a session on the day I've selected? 

    Contact Gene Komaromi by Email (genek6@gmail.com) He will try to work you in on another day if space is available. 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2017-2018 to take the class and of course you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. 

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/12/2017
    • 03/16/2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5

    Ten Week Photography Course (Thursdays)

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is again offering their "Ten Week Photography Class". The class is designed to take participants from the absolute basics of using a digital camera to the more artistic aspects of digital photography. The 2017 "Ten Week Class" notes and hand outs will be shared digitally so the class will be free to Camera Club members. 

    Class Schedule, Topic and Instructor 

    Week 1 - January 12

    Digital Camera Basics with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 2 - January 19

    Digital Camera Basics 2 with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 3 - January 26

    Opportunities at the Camera Club with Jerry Marrion 

    Week 4 – February 2

    Beyond Auto with Don DuDeViore

    Week 5 - February 9

    Composition with Jeff Lierman

    Week 6 - February 15

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Week 7 - February 22

    What Can I Do With This Picture

    Week 8 – March 2

    “How to Create Amazing Sunsets and Other Tips That Can Improve Your Photographs.” Linda Gregory

    Week 9 - March 9

    iPhonography with Grace Pitzer

    Week 10 - March 16

    Multi Media with Shani Murray

    Procedures 

    Each session is repeated on each Wednesday at 1:30 PM, Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 AM. Participants register for a specific day of the week and will attend sessions on that day. For example, a participant who registers for The Ten Week Class on Saturday will attend each Saturday for 10 weeks. 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What class do I select, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday?

    You select the day that best fits your schedule. 

    What do I do if I can't attend a session on the day I've selected? 

    Contact Gene Komaromi by Email (genek6@gmail.com) He will try to work you in on another day if space is available. 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2017-2018 to take the class and of course you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. 

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/14/2017
    • 03/18/2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 26

    Ten Week Photography Course (Saturdays)

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is again offering their "Ten Week Photography Class". The class is designed to take participants from the absolute basics of using a digital camera to the more artistic aspects of digital photography. The 2017 "Ten Week Class" notes and hand outs will be shared digitally so the class will be free to Camera Club members. 

    Class Schedule, Topic and Instructor 

    Week 1 - January 14

    Digital Camera Basics with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 2 - January 21

    Digital Camera Basics 2 with Gene Komaromi 

    Week 3 - January 28

    Opportunities at the Camera Club with Jerry Marrion 

    Week 4 – February 4

    Beyond Auto with Don DuDeViore

    Week 5 - February 11

    Composition with Jeff Lierman

    Week 6 - February 15

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Week 7 - February 22

    What Can I Do With This Picture

    Week 8 – March 4

    “Behind The Scenes - Auto and Scene Auto.” Linda Gregory

    Week 9 - March 11

    iPhonography with Grace Pitzer

    Week 10 - March 18

    Multi Media with Shani Murray

    Procedures 

    Each session is repeated on each Wednesday at 1:30 PM, Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 AM. Participants register for a specific day of the week and will attend sessions on that day. For example, a participant who registers for The Ten Week Class on Saturday will attend each Saturday for 10 weeks. 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What class do I select, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday?

    You select the day that best fits your schedule. 

    What do I do if I can't attend a session on the day I've selected? 

    Contact Gene Komaromi by Email (genek6@gmail.com) He will try to work you in on another day if space is available. 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

     A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the “Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    “The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, it will be available on a CD at the first class session. 

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2017-2018 to take the class and of course you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. 

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/20/2017
    • 02/22/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1

    Photos on a Mac: the new version replacing iPhoto

    Have you recently updated your Mac, or bought a new one? Then you probably have the NEW photo app, now just called Photos. It does much the same things as iPhoto, but looks and works differently. 

    Class 1: This class will cover the various ways to import images into Photos, and the ways to organize them. We will spend much of the time going over the new editing tools. We will also cover sharing your images through e-mail, messages and Facebook.

    Class 2:  We will cover more ways your photos can be organized, and the rest of the advanced editing tools. Your photos contain information, so we will look at that, enter keywords, and set up search criteria. You can build a number of projects, and we will cover books, cards, calendars, slideshows and printing. Finally we will look at ways to export photos and slideshows.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    Grace is a retired school teacher and a long term Macintosh user. She has taught a number of iPhoto and iMovie classes and is currently up on their latest versions.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in classes and workshops you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 02/22/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/24/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/24/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 02/28/2017
    • 03/07/2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Small Classroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 6

    iMovie: the new version that runs on Mac OS-X Yosemite and above 

    iMovie is the free video editing application that comes with all Macintosh computers. These classes are for the first time iMovie user as well as those who have upgraded Operating Systems or have a new Mac, as the new iMovie interface and way of working have changed. There is also a Mobile Version of iMovie for the iPhone and iPad.

    Class 1: We will cover the basic interface of iMovie and show various ways to import video into the Events, show how clips are organized and how to start a project. We will select clips for the project and use transitions and titles. Music enhances a project, so we will add background music. As a final touch we will cover making a quick, short and fun Movie Trailer using preset themes.

    Class 2: We will work with ways to edit and stabilize video clips. Then we will add still photos into the project. Did you know you could actually record video using the computer camera? This is called “Live Action” and can be used in your video. We will work more with audio; adding music in a different way, detaching audio from a clip to use in another location, adding sound effects and recording voice-overs. In the end we will cover ways to finalize and share videos.

    Class 3: For those who have iPhone and/or iPad running iOS 9.3 or later, you can download iMovie from the App Store, so you can create movies and Movie Trailers on the go. We will look at working with both of these in this class. These versions aren’t as powerful as the Mac version, but still fun to use.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    Grace is a retired school teacher and a long term Macintosh user. She has taught a number of iPhoto and iMovie classes and is currently up on their latest versions.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/01/2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/29/2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Various GVR Venues

    You Can Be A Sports Photographer!

    Photographers are needed for the Southern Arizona Senior Games! This is your chance to have fun taking sports photographs. Your photos will be combined into a show for the participants at their Awards Dinner and you might even see your shots on the GVR digital screens throughout the social centers.

    Sign up NOW!  The Games start Wednesday, March 1st, and continue through Wednesday, March 29th.

    Pick the event you are interested in photographing, register on Wild Apricot (get a ticket), and go get some great photos!

    If you want to photograph an event that spans several days, you only need to photograph on one of the days. Pick the one that suits your schedule best.

    Be sure to take photos of the volunteers as well as the event participants.  Then promptly copy your photos (up to 20 photos maximum per event) to a CD and mark the date and event that you covered along with your name, phone and email. (So our slide show creator can contact you if there are questions.) Drop them in the specially marked box on the monitor's desk at the Camera Club.  Ask the monitor to give you a blank CD from our supply if you would like a replacement.  

    Click here for the official Southern Arizona Senior Games information.

    Thanks for participating and have fun!

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to participate in this activity.

    • 03/01/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/03/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/03/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/06/2017
    • 03/08/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 30

    Build your own Personal Website the “Easy Way”

    Do you have trips, events, photos you would like to share but haven’t found the right way yet? Or do you belong to a club or organization that would like a website? Join this class and learn how to design your Personal Website using the free Weebly, drag-and-drop, and web-based site builder. PC or Mac, makes no difference. Example: www.PitzerAdventures.com

    Class One will cover the basics from setting up an account, choosing a domain name, pre-planning your content, and organizing the information and pictures you want to include. Then we will go over choosing and editing a theme template, setting up pages, the elements you can put on pages (including titles, text, slide shows, photo galleries, and many more). Finally when you are ready, learn how to Publish your site so others can view it on their web browser.

    Class Two will cover how to include files and documents and how each will look on a mobile device. We will create a Blog to which you can post more current news. It can include text, photos and slide shows. Then we will cover more detailed information about adding descriptions and key words to your pages to make them more searchable. There will also be question and trouble shooting time.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    Grace has designed websites since 2001 and maintains her personal sites as well as those for several organizations. When asked to do a quick, yet elegant website for a group she chose the free Weebly website builder, and would like to share her knowledge of it with Camera Club members.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/08/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/10/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/10/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/15/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/17/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Morning)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/17/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Mat Cutting Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 2

    Mat Cutting 101 (Afternoon)

    Bob Martin will instruct 2 students in the art of cutting a mat to finish your print for display. Please bring an 8X10 or 11X14 print to class.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    2 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Bob Martin

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/22/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 3

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 03/23/2017
    • 04/27/2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Introduction to Photoshop Elements

    Learn how to edit your photographs using the Photoshop Elements (PSE) editor.  During this five week introduction to PSE, we will cover many features of this popular photo editing software so you can improve your photos and have fun creating new ones. Participants should already be comfortable locating and opening photo files on their computer.

    This class is organized as a five week workshop. The first session will beThursday, March 23 at 2:00 in the Kino Room. Additional sessions, at the same time and place, will be held March 30, April 6, 13 and 27. Attendance at all sessions is suggested.

    Jack Sharrock will lead the workshops.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in classes and workshops you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 03/29/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 3

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.




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

If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member 
or email the committee at  
cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com 

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