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Membership

Although guests are always welcome, only members can participate in the competitions. A guest may submit a total of four entries for sharing and critique, once only. These entries will not be considered for competition but can be entered in a future competition once membership is established.

Membership dues are $50.00 per calendar year and are $25 for members who join July through December. Since the club is run entirely by volunteers, members are expected to take an active part. They will be asked to join a committee and sign up for refreshments.

Interested in Becoming a Member?

Please contact Airdrie Kincaid at Contact-us@LosGatos-SaratogaCameraClub.org or Rachel Hunter  at rachh22@gmail.com or come to any meeting.  We meet at 7:30 PM on the first and third Monday each month - guests are always welcome!  See meeting details, below. 

Become a Member - Join the Club now!

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Meetings

 Our Meetings are at Congregation Shir Hadash,  20 Cherry Blossom Ln, Los Gatos, CA 95032, normally on the first and third Mondays of the month.

Click here for a map.   Click here for the exact location of the meeting room.

Sometimes when a holiday occurs on the first or third Monday of the month we change our meeting,  so please check our calendar for up-to-date meeting information!

 

Competitions

Members can compete using two media: Digital projected images and Prints. Each competition includes ColorMonochrome, and one or more challenge categories (Photo-Journalism, Creative, Nature, Travel). Refer to the club Calendar for the categories included in each competition.

Members can enter a total of four (4) images into a monthly competition with a maximum of two (2) images in any one category and a maximum of two (2) images in any one medium. Absent members can have their entries submitted by another member on their behalf. Any image may be resubmitted ONE time, provided it did not place in competition the first time submitted.

Consistent with that Ethics Statement of the Photographic Society of America, all images submitted for competition in both print and projected image format and in all competition divisions shall originate as photographs by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

By virtue of submitting an entry, the photographer certifies the work as his/her own. No clip art, digital art, or photographs other than those made by the entrant may be used in whole or in part in any portion of the image. Images may only be manipulated as noted in individual category definitions. When graphic elements other than photographs created by the entrant are used in an image, photographic content must still predominate.

We have two competition levels for all Digital Projected images except monochrome: Advanced (A) and Basic (B).   All Prints and monochrome projected images have only one competition level:  Advanced (A).

Qualified persons are selected to judge our competitions. We value their opinion and appreciate their consideration in judging for us. There should be no talking or making comments during the competition unless specifically requested by the judge. Please refer to How to be a great audience member for further information.

During competition, all images will be shown with the title announced. Member's names are not announced until the final winners are shown.

 

LGSCC Competition Entry Information

Click here for Printed Image Competition Entry Information.
Click here for Digital Image Competition Entry Information.

Competition Results

Click here for Monthly LGSCC Competition Results!
 

Newsletters

The Los Gatos - Saratoga Camera Club Newsletter is published 12 times a year and can be downloaded in PDF format. Members are encouraged to submit or suggest items and articles of photographic interest Members are encouraged to submit or suggest items and articles of photographic interest for inclusion to the Bulletin Editor shown on the Contacts page.

 

Past Issues

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