Welcome to the Sun City Palm Desert Camera Club

Our Mission - To help Sun City Palm Desert photographers obtain the knowledge
and develop the skills necessary to capture an image that is technically and aesthetically
outstanding in order to produce a fine print or to share electronically.

To achieve the mission the Club will  

  • Offer seminars on photography subjects appropriate for different levels of knowledge and skill
  • Present speakers who will share their photographic experiences and expertise
  • Conduct field trips, competitions and special interest groups for members
    to practice and improve their photographic skill
  • Organize social events to have fun and share photographic experiences

To see more information about the SCPD Camera Club
go to the Camera Club web page of the Sun City website at:  http://camera.scpdcaclubs.com/



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  • Review Past Competition Images & Membership Information
  • Competition Categories
  • Login Instructions
  • Preparation for Submitting Digital Images (Resizing)
  • Image Submission Procedure
  • Competition Documents

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Review Past Competition Images                    Membership Information

After clicking on the link above:

  • Change the date in the "Earliest Competition Date" to before
    the competition you are interested in
  • Click on "Refresh Competition List"
  • Click on "Select" next to the category you want to review
  • Click on the box for "Display All Images"
  • During a sideshow, roll the mouse on either side edge of the photo in the middle
    and click on the arrows to go forward or backward more quickly.

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December 3, 2019 Competition Categories:

Note:  All images are judged on basic photographic qualities:  composition, sharpness, exposure, lighting.
            Each image should tell a story or evoke an emotion.

            Rules specific to each category are shown below.

  •   ANYTHING GOES -- (2 IMAGES ALLOWED) -- Pictorial, which means there are no set rules.  Be creative.
                JUDGED ON "WOW" FACTOR, CREATIVITY, AND QUALITY.
                DIGITAL ONLY .. NO PRINT REQUIRED
  •   MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY -- (1 IMAGE ALLOWED) -- IMAGE LARGER THAN LIFE.
                JUDGED ON QUALITY AND COMPOSITION. 
                (IS IT SOMETHING THAT WOULD MAKE YOU PROUD TO DISPLAY ?)

                DIGITAL ONLY .. NO PRINT REQUIRED
  •    TRAVEL -- (2  IMAGES ALLOWED) -- Share your travel images.  An image of a rock, has no context.  
                The images should indicate the place and/or the local culture.
                JUDGED ON THE CONTENT AND QUALITY OF THE IMAGE
                DIGITAL ONLY .. NO PRINT REQUIRED
  •    LANDSCAPES -- (1 IMAGE ALLOWED) -- In a Landscape the land or water should be the main subject.  
                Someone or something in the image as a focal point usually helps give some context to the image.

                Remember, an empty sky is boring.
               
    JUDGED ON THE COMPOSITION.  IS IT IN FOCUS THROUGHOUT THE IMAGE?
               
    PRINT REQUIRED .. (Digital image must be uploaded, also)

* If you receive a score of 8 or 9 on a digital-only image,
   and you would like your photo displayed in the Mountain View Clubhouse,
   print and mount it properly and send an email to Jane Berke at 
jsberke2@gmail.com.

* Note:  Images submitted to a competition are available for display in
   Camera Club classes unless you deny permission in an email to 
jsberke2@gmail.com.
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Login Instructions:              

  • Click on "Login" under the camera on the top right of the screen
  • Enter the Login Name and Password in the email from SoftwarePursuits.com
  • To change your password hover on "My Account" in the menu and click on "My Account Settings"

Forgot your Password?  Click on:  Password Reset

If you have any problems with Login or resetting your password,
click on this video tutorial:   
Website Login and Passwords

 

If you are a member but new in competitions,
notify the Competition Chairman to set you up as a Competing Member.

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Preparation for Submitting Digital Images into a Competition:

Digital images must be submitted in jpeg format.  

GOOD NEWS !!! NO MORE RESIZING !!

JUST CONVERT TO JPEG FILE AND UPLOAD.

(IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM TRY THE RESIZING.  HOPE YOU DO NOT NEED IT)

The width of the image must not exceed 3840 pixels, including any border that may surround the image.

The height of the image must not exceed 2160 pixels, including any border that may surround the image.

To reduce an image's size using Lightroom, Picassa, Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements
follow the instructions in this video:  How to Resize an Image,
except use the 2160 and 3840 pixel limits instead of 1000, as used in the video.

Free Downloadable Resizing Software for Mac  [Picassa]

Free Downloadable Resizing Software for PC   [Picassa]

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Submission Procedure:

  • Login at the top right of this page [Details under Login Instructions above]
  • Hover over "Competitions" on the menu above and then click on "Submitting Images to a Competition"
  • Click on “Select” on one of the categories listed
    [Note:  The website considers each of our "categories" to be a "competition"]
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on one of the options starting with “Upload”
  • For a single image,
    • Click on “Select”
    • Choose the image on your computer and press “Open”
    • Add a title
    • Click on “Save” at the bottom of the page
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the image uploaded
    • Click on “Return to Competition List” to choose another category
  • For multiple images,
    • Enter a title
    • Click on “Select”
    • Choose an image from your computer and press “Open”
    • Repeat the steps above for each of your images for this category
    • Click on “Save” at the bottom of the page
    • Click on “Return to Competition”, scroll to the bottom of the page to see the images uploaded
    • Click on “Return to Competition List” to choose another category

For a video demonstration watch this short video:  Uploading Images 

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Competition Documents:

 

 

 

 


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