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                                   JANUARY NEWSLETTER



Happy 2020 Camera Club Members!

I hope that you are taking advantage of the many opportunities for getting to know friends of similar interest and enhancing and sharing your talents and knowledge of photography. Field Trips, the 10 Week Class, other classes, Special Interest Groups, our Speaker Series, Showtime, and Travelogue productions, and special events are all listed on Wild Apricot for you to peruse and register.

Also you may stop in at the Club to simply socialize or use our digital darkroom, printers, scanners, and other equipment. You will see examples of our members’ work on the TV feed there, as well as posted throughout the Club.

Monitoring, even once a month, is a great way to get more familiar with our offerings, and get to know other members. We need more monitors. Please stop in, talk to the monitor on duty about just what is involved, and give a few hours of your time each month that you are here in GV. Even monitoring twice during the high season is a big help. Usually you can pick your date and morning or afternoon.

Thank you to all who contribute time to the Club. Wishing you the best for the New Year.

Holly Chorba














The Green Valley Club is a utopia of skills and expertise.   Members have the

knowledge to enhance your enjoyment of the time you spend behind with your 

camera lens.   You have a powerful tool when you point the lens out into the 

world.   It is exciting to use your abilities to create professional images to share.

Learn editing skills...share your gift......publish and contribute your talents.

email your images to:



Winter Hours are: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

9:00 am - Noon, Saturday

Remember, your membership ended on December 31, 2019. Use the link below to renew.



    Check the Club Calendar Here

Notice of Interest to SIGs:

+++ The Photoshop Elements SIG meets Thursday Mornings 9:30 - 11 am.

+++ "Give it Your Best Shot" meets at 9:30 am on Tuesdays. Bring five examples of your best efforts to show

+++  The Photography Geeks meet on Fridays at 9:30 am.

+++  B&W SIG - 9:30 AM slot every Monday

+++The Multimedia SIG -  The Multimedia SIG  moved their meetings to Mondays at 9:30 am in the Kino Room. They now meet weekly for the season.  Any member of the GVR Camera Club is welcome to attend meetings of this SIG. Are you working on a video project? Bring it in and share it for comments and suggestions from the rest of the SIG! 

Finally, the Multimedia SIG is embarking on a major project for next season. Below is the first announcement.

Registration is not required for Special Interest Groups (SIGs)



  • January Travelogue

    Notice change of venue, we will be in the Desert Hills Auditorium! 

    Come paddle Boreas Ponds, a recently opened wilderness area in New York State’s Adirondack Park. The Park can serve as a model for maintaining wild lands under threat of urban development. Holly Chorba explains the status and history of the park as she immerses you in a gallery of views of it’s central wilderness mountains, ponds, and woodlands. 

    Jack Sharrock will present a film about a trip to Alaska in 2015 for the January 21 travelogue. It is full of the natural wonders of our largest state.

    Please email Paul McCreary at if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club.

    Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation


Scavenger Hunts

2019/2020 Scavenger Hunts

The next theme is Patterns.  If you look carefully, you’ll see patterns everywhere.  Your photos should be 1M or 1,000kb or larger.  The file names should be changed to show your name first, then the title, i.e. Linda Gregory-Plaid.  You can send your photos to (that’s a small L).  

Field Trips (photos taken on a camera club field trip), due 3/7/20 by 5PM

My Hometown, due 3/28/20 by 5PM

Scavenger hunt slideshows will be shown at the next Showtime (see club calendar for those dates).

As always, the photos’ files should be 1,000kb or 1M or larger and labeled with your name (first, please) and the subject, i.e. Linda Gregory-Arid Garden.  You can send them to me at (that’s a small L).  It is very important that you follow this request.  I want to show your work at it’s best and if the files aren’t large enough they show very soft in the slideshow.


For you people who are nervous about contributing to the scavenger hunts for the first time, this is a great way to show your work in a very non-judgmental way.  I don’t censor the photos in any way (except for whether the photos will show well in the show).

I look forward to seeing what you come up .

Linda Gregory

Scavenger Hunt facilitator




Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2020.  For 2020 show schedule:>showcase>profile>tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase


Jan 10-20, 2020.  Tucson.  Various locations.

On Jan 20th, Martin Luther King Day, free day long jazz fiesta downtown Tucson.


Jan 11, 2020   10am to 4pm.   Tubac


Jan 12, 2020   8am - 12pm.  Tumacacori or Tubac.  2nd Sunday of the month hike the Anza Trail between Tumacacori and Tubac and get a shuttle back.>tumacacori


Jan 17-19, 2020.  Willcox


Jan 19, 2020   10am to 5pm.    Hotel Congress>events>dillinger-days


Jan 26, 2020   8am - 12pm.   Tumacacori

Then last Sunday of every month until March 22 a ranger guided walk through nature and history along the Santa Cruz river.>tumacacori


Click on the link to register. 

These field trips have been announced to the membership.

New Field Trips for 2020 opened up today

Tucson Murals Featuring North Stone Ave and BICAS

Pima Air and Space Museum

Gammons Gulch Movie Set and Museum

Trips for 2020

Presidio San Agustin de Tucson and Mission Garden

Tucson Murals Featuring North Stone Ave and BICAS

Bird Photography: Whitewater Draw for Sandhill Cranes by Bus

Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands/Columbus Park

HF Coors Dinnerware Factory (January)

Tucson Windows and Doors (January)

Gastronomic Tour of Nogales Mexico (February)

Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands

HF Coors Dinnerware Factory (February)

Bird Photography: Patagonia State Park

Bird Photography: Hawk Watch in Tubac/Anza TrailSanta Cruz River

Gammons Gulch Movie Set and Museum

Pima Air and Space Museum

Gastronomic Tour of Nogales Mexico (March)

Tucson Windows and Doors (March)

Bird Photography: Paton Center for Hummingbirds

Gastronomic Tour of Nogales Mexico (April)

Bird Photography: Pena Blanca Lake

Tucson Windows and Doors (April)

Bird Photography:Madera Canyon-Hummingbirds at the Santa Rita Lodge

Streetcar/Art Trip (January 13)

Streetcar/Art Trip (January 6)

Rancho de la Osa

White Stallion Ranch

Hotel Congress/Transportation Museum

Border Patrol Briefing Trip (March)

Border Patrol Briefing Trip (January)

Our Field Trip Special Interest Group will meet on January 8 2020. We meet each Wednesday at 4 pm at the Camera Club to plan, arrange, guide and advertise field trips for Camera Club Members. Please join us. It is fun and you can decide our next adventure. If you have a trip in mind, we will help you make it become a reality. We are also looking for cancellation/wait list coordinators and a promotion coordinator within the club. Please volunteer.  Sign up here: Field Trip SIG

We look forward to seeing you on the upcoming field trips.

Sue Rock

Field Trip Facilitator





For more assistance or questions contact member and Showtime coordinator Chuck Hill at 520-829-7693 or  Contact him or put your shows on a CD/DVD or a flash drive and leave them in the Showtime folder at the camera club.



Susan Hill, January Speaker Series - 1/16/2020 1:30 PM

The Speaker Series on January 16, 2020 will be by La Posada resident Susan Hill. Susan is not a photographer herself but has tremendous admiration for the creativity and patience of those who are and for the beauty of artful photography.
Her presentation will be "Stories of the Human Experience: The Documentary Photography of Steve McCurry."  Steve McCurry is a documentary photographer.  He seeks to bring a sense of understanding, a story of human experience to his photographs.  His photographs are of people and places that are different from ours, but they also remind us of our shared, essential humanity.

See Steve McCurry's photos at

 To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.



As you renew your membership to the Green Valley Camera Club, and plan to sign up for photo trips, spend time at the Club using the equipment, participate classes, attend meetings with speakers, go to Showtime and the Travelogues, would you consider volunteering as a monitor.  Fewer than 10% of our members volunteer to keep our Club open.  Check the monitor box to volunteer as you renew your club membership.

There is about an hour of training involved.  It is not expected that monitors know how to use the equipment in the club, i.e., scanners, printers, computers, etc.  There are written directions for most of the equipment.  We need someone to check in club members, answer the telephone, and welcome those seeking information about our club.

Think about our request—the Camera Club needs a little of your time, 3 ½ hours per month.  Let us know.

Send an email to Joan Fellingham at  or Margaret Grost at


Scratches On The Chalkboard

Gene Komaromi

· The Tuesday morning Digital Photo SIG is back on the Calendar. The    SIG will meet in the Ansel Adams Room at 9:30 AM on Tuesdays.    The first few sessions in January will be used to get the SIG organized.

· A new SIG for members using phones as cameras will be organized near the end of January. Announcements will be sent out when the details are finalized.

· There is still room in the Ten Week Class, registrations are open.

There have been requests for some Apple oriented classes. We twisted some arms, got some instructors and made plans, Below you'll find a list of Apple Oriented Classes that will be available on Wild Apricot for registration early in January.

iPhone Editing and Organizing

Instructor: Grace Pitzer

Friday, Jan 31st  at 1:30 PM

Ansel Adams Room

30 Registrants

The goal is to always take great photos, but often they can be improved with some editing. This class will cover both the older iOS editing features and the new iOS 13 Enhanced Editor to help make your photos pop.

Apple has also made a number of changes to the way it organizes all of your pictures in the Photos App. In this class, we will look at how you can use these organizers to your advantage.

iPhone Editing and Organizing

Instructor: Grace Pitzer

Friday, February 28th  at 1:30 PM

Ansel Adams Room

30 Registrants

Note: See class description for Jan. 31 course

Apple “Photos Application” on a Mac

Instructor: Grace Pitzer

2 Session Class - Meets in the Ansel Adams Room

Friday, February 7th and 14th at 1:30 PM

30  Registrants


All Apple devices (desktops, laptops, iPads and iPhones) come with a “Photos” Application where images and videos are stored. This two-session class will cover how the images are stored and organized on the Mac. It will include all of the extensive editing tools and multiple ways to share your photos including the NEW way Apple is making books, cards, and other products. (For the Mobile Devices, iPhone and iPad, sign up for the iPhone Photography: Editing and Organizing Class on January 31.)

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:  This class 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 will learn how to create a slideshow with titles, transitions, and music. We will also cover the NEW way Apple does books, cards, calendars, and printing. Finally, we will look at ways to export photos and slideshows

iPhone Photography

Friday, February 21st

1:30 PM

Ansel Adams Room

Instructor: Grace Pitzer

30 Registrants


This class will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of using iPhones as cameras.


Call to Photo Artists

Through the Lens

A Photography Exhibit


February 28TH TO March 31ST

CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition: Through the Lens, A Photography Exhibit. Artists working in all photographic media and styles are asked to submit experimental and mixedmedia photographic techniques in addition to traditional photographs. The goal of this show is to celebrate the creativity and skills of photographers who convey their vision using their favorite practices. Photographers can enter work in any genres. All images must be two-dimensional and started in your camera (film or digitally). Photos can be altered using traditional and digital processes as well as infrared shooting, composites, mixed media and/or post processing.

Photographers are invited to participate in this juried exhibition at CPAC. Each artist can submit up to three pieces. The entry fee is $30.  All artwork must be for sale. CPAC will retain 25% of the sale & handle the paper work. Please remember this as you price your work on your entry form. Artist agree to pay CPAC their 25% commission on any work displayed during the exhibit that is sold within 30 days after take-down of the show.

Prizes: First Place - $300, Second Place - $200, Third Place - $100

Juror/Judge: Professor David Taylor, BFA Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MFA University of Oregon. He joined the faculty of the School of Art at the University of Arizona in 2013 with over 16 years of teaching experience. Professor Taylor has been a member of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) since 1992, served for seven years on the SPE Board of Directors, four years as the Vice Chair of the organization, and was Committee Chair for the 2002 SPE National Conference, Fact or Fiction: Photography and Mediated Experience, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

David Taylor’s artwork examines place, territory, history and politics and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He was awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and has released two monographs–Working the Line (Radius Books, 2010) and Monuments: 276 Views of the United States – Mexico Border (Radius Books and Nevada Museum of Art, 2015). His artwork is in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Widely published, Taylor’s projects have been featured in outlets such as Art LTD., The Guardian, The New Yorker blog, Politico, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Places Journal, PREFIX PHOTO, Fraction Magazine and the Mexico/Latin America Edition of Esquire Magazine. 

Entry Deadline: February 21, 2020

The prospectus can be downloaded at:



       Your membership will expire on 12/31/2019! You can renew it for 2020 now.  Start the process, simply click on this link:

All membership renewals require a refreshing of the volunteer areas of interest survey. Please remember that your Club exists only because of its members active participation. Please indicate where you would like to help us out.

Thank you for your support. 




websites for local events:


We Need Monitors!

Have you ever wondered how to become a monitor at the club?                                                   Just call Joan at 1-520-419-0438, and she will make sure you are working in no time.

To our current monitors, we  all owe you a huge THANK YOU  for your volunteer hours!  Without you, the club could not be open. So we are asking you to consider filling in those "Need Monitor" spaces on the calendar, working two or more shifts per month, and taking morning shifts in the Summer if you usually work only afternoons in the Winter. 

Thanks Again, TJoan Fellingham, Margaret Grost



                  Mounting Prints On Foam Core Video

NOTE:Please check the Matting Room for photos that have been displayed and are ready to be picked up.
You've seen prints mounted on Foam Core in Camera Club displays. Members have been asking for classes or instructions on how to create the lightweight and inexpensive mounts the Camera Club now has an instructional video available that demonstrates the process.



Newsletter Archive

If you are interested in viewing past Club Newsletters, they will now be available at the link listed below. 



Photos Needed!

Let your photos be seen.  We are in need for photos that are 'matted & framed' to display in area centers throughout Green Valley. “Frames should be metal with Plexiglas, not Glass ” 

Please bring your favorite 'Framed or Foam core' photos to the Camera Club today!



Items submitted to the Newsletter can be in a Word document (title.docx) or in RTF (Rich Text Format), PDF documents do not translate into Wild Apricot well.

Please, submit your items by Noon one week prior to the publishing date. 

Bob Allen - editor. The editor can be reached at: or 520-300-4462

Green Valley Recreation Camera Club

P.O. Box 1423

Green Valley, Arizona  85622

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 Club has grown into one of the largest camera clubs in the country with over 800 active members.


Activities for the week of  Dec. 15- Dec. 21, 2017

Here are the activities offered to you at the Camera Club. 

For information,  Please check the club calendar Here


Registration is not required for Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

FRIDAY   (Dec. 15)

  • 9:30 am The Photography Geeks SIG

SATURDAY  (Dec. 16)

  • 9:00 am Old Tuscon Studios (Movie Set)

MONDAY  (Dec. 18)         

  • 9:30 am   Studio & Advanced Techniques SIG 

  • 1:30 pm    Black & White - SIG

TUESDAY (Dec. 19)       

  • 9:30 am    Hit me with Your Best Shot - SIG

WEDNESDAY (Dec.20)  
  • 9:30 am      Photoshop CC/Lightroom CC SIG     

THURSDAY (Dec. 21) 

  • 9;30 am      Multi-Media SIG
  • 9:30  am       Photoshop Elements SIG
  • 2:00 pm        Photoshop Elements

FRIDAY (Dec 22) 

  • 9:30 am         The Photography Geeks  SIG

SATURDAY  (Dec 23)

  • No scheduled SIGs


The GVR Photography 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 the above number during business hours or email us at:

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