Welcome to the Livermore Valley Camera Club

The Livermore Valley Camera Club (LVCC) was established in 1958 so that photographers of all levels could meet to share their images, learn from each other, and take part in a range of photo-related activities. We share a desire to interpret the world around us in images and to help each other become better photographers. One of our fundamental activities is showing our images at the club in a friendly competition and listening to critiques from experienced judges. Doing so is a way to be recognized for our work and an opportunity to continue learning about how to make better images.

The goal of the club is to promote excellence in photography. The emphasis is on camaraderie, enjoying other people’s work, and sharing stories and techniques. If you have always enjoyed taking pictures or admired others’ photographs, the camera club is a great place to share your work, meet others who enjoy photography, and expand your knowledge and experience.

The club is based primarily on the guidelines set up by the  Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C), of which LVCC is a member. N4C is a federation of fourteen camera clubs located in the Greater Bay Area. The club also sponsors an annual beginner photography class through the Livermore Area Recreation & Park District (LARPD), conducts a number of photo field trips during the year, and incorporates tutorials into its meetings.

Please join us! Guests are always welcome.
And when you do show up for that first meeting, don’t be shy—introduce yourself, ask questions, and by all means, bring in some of your work. We’ll be glad to have you.


When and Where

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, we are currently conducting meetings in a hybrid format. One may attend virtually via Zoom or in person at our physical meeting (see below). Members and guests will receive information regarding the hybrid meetings via email. Digital image competitions will be held at all meetings. Print competitions will be held at physical meetings. Images can be submitted for all competitions through the usual method.

For a guest invitation to the next meeting, make a request to our Webmaster HERE.

Additional information may be sent via email as the situation requires.

Currently scheduled meetings are:

Friday January 7            Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Monday January 17       Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Monday February 7        Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Friday February 25         Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Monday March 7            Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Monday March 21          Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Monday April 4              Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Monday April 18            Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Monday May 2               Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Monday May 16             Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Monday June 6               Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday June 20             Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Friday July 8                    Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday July 18              Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday August 1           Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday August 15         Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Friday September 9        Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday September 19   Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday October 3          Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday October 17        Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday November 7      Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
Monday November 21    Hybrid Meeting (Zoom & In-person)
 

Meeting Locations

Physical meetings are being held at:

           5690 Sonoma Drive, Pleasanton

    – We require that persons be vaccinated and boosted. Proof if asked
    – Masks are optional. Depending on the strength of ones conviction
    – If a judge conditions their visit on mask, ALL will need to wear masks.
    – Parking is available at the back of the building.

Normally

The Livermore Valley Camera Club meets twice a month, usually on the first and third Monday. There are no scheduled meetings in December. Meetings start promptly at 7 p.m.. Guests are always welcome and encouraged to participate. Meetings typically last about two hours.

Holidays and events scheduled by our host can preempt Monday meetings. In this case, the meeting is rescheduled to the following Friday. Rescheduling at the last minute. Every effort will be made to notify the membership of meeting changes.

On any month with a fifth Monday, we have a non-competitive Program Night. These are tutorials/workshops on photography-related topics such as taking nature and sports photos, portraits with studio lighting, using Photoshop, and matting prints.

 


How To Join

To apply for club membership, click HERE. You will be taken to a page titled Create a Login Account. Follow the instructions. You should get a response to your application within a few days, but it could be longer depending on the availability of our membership officers. You will also be asked to submit electronically a sample of your photography (approximately ten images). Your account will be activated as soon as you pay the club dues.

Membership dues are $60 per year. Additional family member are $30 per year. Our membership period runs from March 1 to the end of February the following year.

After August, dues are pro rated to reflect time remaining on the membership period (March 1 to February 28).

Membership includes access to all club activities including monthly competitions and field trips.

 


For more information about the Livermore Valley Camera Club please visit our public website at LIVERMOREVALLEYCAMERACLUB.COM.

 


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