Event And Member Center

Special Interest Groups

Upcoming events

    • 11/16/2018
    • 05/01/2020
    • 72 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Rebel Rousers SIG

    Fridays @ 9:30AM

    This is a group that is interested in Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Normally it is a very informal however there likely will be, from time to time, special events by the group. These might include seminars on how to set your camera for maximum utility, field trips for specific topics, and maybe even some overnight field trips to better learn to use your camera and other equipment. No need to sign up, just come and join us!

    You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event

    • 01/09/2019
    • 05/13/2020
    • 57 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Field Trip SIG

    Wednesdays @ 4PM

    Members interested in arranging, guiding or coordinating Field Trips are invited to attend the Field Trip SIG to support our Field Trip events. Sue Rock is the facilitator of this SIG.

    Please register so we can plan for the number that will attend.

    • 05/01/2019
    • 04/29/2020
    • 24 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Photoshop CC/Lightroom CC SIG

    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    A special interest group for those interested in Photoshop CS (version 5 or later) and in Lightroom. We study techniques that involve features found in CS and Lightroom that are not found in other photo processing tools. No need to sign up. Just come on in.

    You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event.

    • 05/02/2019
    • 05/04/2020
    • 26 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Multimedia SIG

    Mondays @ 9:30AM

    Explore and learn the facets of multimedia, including audio, video & animation. View the 2019-2020 class topics calendar  

    Meetings will be held in the Kino Room.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 05/02/2019
    • 05/28/2020
    • 58 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Photoshop Elements SIG


    In this Elements workshop, participants bring two or three photographs that they want improved on a flashdrive. Linda Gregory demonstrates various methods of enhancing the photographs using Elements. The participants are encouraged to contribute to this workshop by making their own suggestions. This workshop is for all levels of Elements users, from beginner through advanced. No need to register, just come in and join us!

    You must be a member in good standing of the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 05/06/2019
    • 04/27/2020
    • 32 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Studio and Fine Art Photography SIG 

    Mondays @ 1:30PM

    Learn advanced techniques of photography, studio lighting, portraiture, table-top still life and more. 

    Some of the topics we will be discussing during the season will be:

    • Review & discuss works of Famous Photographers 
    • Cropping & composition 
    • Use of complementary and contrasting color
    • Natural enhancements thru selective corrections 
    • Image manipulation thru various softwares including PhotoShop, Topaz, Aurora HDR, Lightroom etc.
    • Photo composing multiple images using advanced masking & layering techniques
    • Printing and alternative print making techniques
    • Shooting & pre-planning for composites
    • Portrait lighting
    • Basic & advanced studio lighting
    • Product & people photography

    We will also be providing feedback and constructive critique sessions as we’ve done in the past.

    This SIG will also provide a forum to concentrate on the aspects of fine art photography:

    • Learn what comprises fine art photography
    • Foster your “artistic voice” and “personal expression”
    • Take your photography to a higher level
    • Promote the “lost art” of print-making (process, paper selection, printing techniques), as well as presentation and display.

    Some of the planned activities will include:

    • View and discuss member “fine art” works – artist’s concept, vision and execution
    • Foster ‘artistic voice’ and ‘personal expression’
    • Learn how to composite, including advanced masking & layering techniques,
    • Shooting for composite
    • Provide feedback/constructive criticism
    • Collaborate on projects.

    No reservation necessary – just show up. Bring on a flash drive any images you wish to show and discuss – images must be JPEG only, no RAW or TIFF formats. If you want to deconstruct an edited image, please bring in the native file format (i.e. .psd for PhotoShop, .tsp Topaz Studio, etc.)

    • 05/13/2019
    • 04/27/2020
    • 38 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Black and White SIG

    Mondays @ 1:30PM

    The Black & White Special Interest Group is a weekly meeting of those club members who enjoy the special qualities of black & white (or more generally called “monochrome”) photography. Members bring their images for viewing and comments by the group. 

    Discussions on editing techniques, as well as on composition and lighting are also a part of the meeting.

    The question might be asked “Why are we interested in black and white images when even the basic point and shoot digital cameras can produce very good color photographs?”  The answer is: there are some images which have more visual impact when rendered in black and white.  These images are those which use the interplay between light and shadows to emphasize texture or shapes within the composition. An example is shown above.

    Typically, the photographs shown at our SIG have been produced as color images in a digital camera and converted to black and white using one or more of the popular photo editing software packages.

    • 05/16/2019
    • 05/28/2020
    • 48 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Bird Photography SIG - Thursdays @ 1:30PM

    Mike McMinn is the facilitator.

    The Bird Photography SIG is designed for members who wish to improve their Bird Photography skills. The first half of the SIG will involve a discussion of topics related to different areas associated with bird photography. Topics and discussion may range from equipment, shooting techniques, such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. The significance of habitat and the importance of composition will also be stressed. The second half will involve photo sharing. All attendees are encouraged to bring several images to share. The exchange of ideas addressing both positive components and possible alterations may improve the photos.

    The main focus is enhancing both the enjoyment and skills associated with bird photography. All club members are welcome. Photography skill level is not important, just the interest and desire to increase our enjoyment of bird photography.

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

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 
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