Event And Member Center

Classes

Upcoming events

    • 12/06/2017
    • 12/13/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 12
    Register

    Beginning Pro Show Gold

    This two-session class is for the novice ProShow Gold users or for those needing a refresher course.  Shani Murray will show you how to create a fast and fun slideshow to impress your family and friends.  You will learn the fundamentals of adding photos, video, and music to your slideshow plus how to use styles, transitions, and effects. ProShow Gold is a reasonably priced program available for your PC (not available for the Mac).  There are also several computers at the Camera Club in the digital darkroom equipped with this program if you would like to try the program.  

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


    • 01/08/2018
    • 01/15/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 16
    Register

    Beginning Pro Show Gold

    This two-session class is for the novice ProShow Gold users or for those needing a refresher course.  Shani Murray will show you how to create a fast and fun slideshow to impress your family and friends.  You will learn the fundamentals of adding photos, video, and music to your slideshow plus how to use styles, transitions, and effects. ProShow Gold is a reasonably priced program available for your PC (not available for the Mac).  There are also several computers at the Camera Club in the digital darkroom equipped with this program if you would like to try the program.  

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


    • 01/08/2018
    • 02/05/2018
    • 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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    Photoshop Elements

    The GVR Camera Club is offering a five-week introduction to the popular Adobe program, Photoshop Elements.  The class will cover many features of this popular photo editing software. Participants can improve their 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.  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 or the GVR Computer Club.


    • 01/10/2018
    • 03/14/2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
    Register
    Photography Class 2018 (Wednesday PM)

    The GVR Camera Club has been presenting a “Ten Week Camera Class” for several years. In 2018 the Club has decided to change both the name of the Class and it's emphasis. The class is now titled “Photography Class 2018". The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph.

    Even with the new Photographic Paradigm, photographers need a basic understanding of how a digital camera works and the relationship between digital photo files, computers and the Internet.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information are available on CD and on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.
    • For the first time, the GVR Camera Club will be offering a “Certificate of Completion” to all class participants who meet certain criteria.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction and Club Tour
    Week
    2 - Photographic Equipment, Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Photographic Vision
    Week 4 - Using A Phone for Digital Photography
    Week 5 - What You Can Do With Elements
    Week 6 - Story Telling Through Photography
    Week 7 - Composition
    Week 8 - Exhibition Prints
    Week 9 - ProShow Gold
    Week 10 - Get a free Photo Gallery, Multimedia SIG, Graduation

    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    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 2018-2019 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. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone 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.


    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 01/11/2018
    • 03/15/2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 30
    Register
    Photography Class 2018 (Thursday AM)

    The GVR Camera Club has been presenting a “Ten Week Camera Class” for several years. In 2018 the Club has decided to change both the name of the Class and it's emphasis. The class is now titled “Photography Class 2018". The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph.

    Even with the new Photographic Paradigm, photographers need a basic understanding of how a digital camera works and the relationship between digital photo files, computers and the Internet.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information are available on CD and on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.
    • For the first time, the GVR Camera Club will be offering a “Certificate of Completion” to all class participants who meet certain criteria.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction and Club Tour
    Week
    2 - Photographic Equipment, Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Photographic Vision
    Week 4 - Using A Phone for Digital Photography
    Week 5 - What You Can Do With Elements
    Week 6 - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    Week 7 - Composition
    Week 8 - Exhibition Prints
    Week 9 - ProShow Gold
    Week 10 - Get a free Photo Gallery, Multimedia SIG, Graduation


    Scheduling Changes
    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    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 2018-2019 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. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone 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.


    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 01/13/2018
    • 03/17/2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 26
    Register
    Photography Class 2018 (Saturday AM)

    The GVR Camera Club has been presenting a “Ten Week Camera Class” for several years. In 2018 the Club has decided to change both the name of the Class and it's emphasis. The class is now titled “Photography Class 2018". The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph.

    Even with the new Photographic Paradigm, photographers need a basic understanding of how a digital camera works and the relationship between digital photo files, computers and the Internet.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information are available on CD and on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.
    • For the first time, the GVR Camera Club will be offering a “Certificate of Completion” to all class participants who meet certain criteria.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction and Club Tour
    Week
    2 - Photographic Equipment, Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Photographic Vision
    Week 4 - Using A Phone for Digital Photography
    Week 5 - What You Can Do With Elements
    Week 6 - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    Week 7 - Composition
    Week 8 - Exhibition Prints
    Week 9 - ProShow Gold
    Week 10 - Get a free Photo Gallery, Multimedia SIG, Graduation


    Scheduling Changes
    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    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 2018-2019 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. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone 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.


    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 01/23/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kino Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 30
    Register

    iPhone Photography

    Much of the time, the camera we have with us is our iPhone. It is good for snapshots, but can really take great pictures. This class will go over techniques for taking better photos using the features in the camera. It will also go over all of the editing tools built into the Photos app on your iPhone. There are also many third-party editing apps and cameras apps. The class will look at some of these and demonstrate how they work. This class will only deal with the iPhone, but the techniques for taking good photos can apply to any smartphone.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 02/01/2018
    • 02/08/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 40
    Register

    Photos For 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.


    • 02/06/2018
    • 02/27/2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 30
    Register

    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.

    • 02/22/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kino Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 50
    Register

    iPhone Photography

    Much of the time, the camera we have with us is our iPhone. It is good for snapshots, but can really take great pictures. This class will go over techniques for taking better photos using the features in the camera. It will also go over all of the editing tools built into the Photos app on your iPhone. There are also many third-party editing apps and cameras apps. The class will look at some of these and demonstrate how they work. This class will only deal with the iPhone, but the techniques for taking good photos can apply to any smartphone.

    Instructor: Grace Pitzer

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 03/01/2018
    • 03/08/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 49
    Register

    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.




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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