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Upcoming events

    • 01/09/2019
    • 03/13/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Ten Week Photography Class (Wednesday PM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. 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. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available 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.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    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”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    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 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 click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 01/10/2019
    • 03/14/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Ten Week Photography Class (Thursday AM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. 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. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available 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.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    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”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    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 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 click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 01/12/2019
    • 03/16/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 13
    Register
    Ten Week Photography Class (Saturday AM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. 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. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available 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.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    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”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    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 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 click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 02/04/2019
    • 02/25/2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 8
    Register

    Understanding Pixels - What did I do to my photo when I did that?

    Stephen Herron, retired color scientist, explains the processes behind image processing. This is not a hands-on class but a four week series of presentations revealing the processes photographers use to change images. The information provided is applicable to all image processing software.


    Session 1
    What is Photoshop?
    What is a digital image? 
    What is pixel frequency and amplitude?
    How does photoshop know the color meaning of the three-number pixel?

    Session 2 
    What are the limitation of Colors

    Session 3 
    What is color management?

    Session 4 
    What do image geometric transformations do to my image?
    What do filters do to my image?
    What do color adjustments do to my image? 

    To cancel your registration contact

    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 02/19/2019
    • 02/26/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
    Register

    iMovie On The MAC

    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.

    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.

    • 02/26/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kino Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 16
    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.

    • 03/04/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 42
    Register

    Don Spear - "The Command To Look" and More

    By popular demand, we have scheduled an encore performance of this class!

    On some rare occasions, the GVR Camera Club is able to host a special presentation by a photographer who is a true “Master of Light”. The Club has that opportunity this season with a presentation by Don Spear, a founder of the GVR Camera Club and a worldwide photographer.

    Don is going to give information on the greatest photographer that no one has heard of, William Mortensen. Mortensen published a book titled “The Command To Look” with his formula for photographic inspiration. Mortensen was a contemporary of Ansel Adams, but Adams called Mortensen the Great Satan of Photography.

    Join Don and see if Mortensen can inspire you, but sign up soon as this event will fill quickly.

    To cancel your registration contact

    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

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

    • 03/05/2019
    • 03/12/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    • 03/18/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kino Room, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 42
    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.




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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