The slideshow to the right features the 1st-3rd Place Winners and honorable mentions, from our competition held on December 2nd 2019. 

Our next meeting is Monday January 20th at 7 pm in the Foothill Center .  This is our January program presented by Joan Field and is on the subject "What Judges Look For".  Joan is on the N4C Board and is a highly experienced judge.  To quote from her judge's bio

Joan has been photographing since she was possessor of a Kodak Brownie so many years ago. She joined a camera club in 1984 when she bought her first SLR, a Nikon. Since then she has moved up the digital ladder and currently uses a Nikon D750 which she loves. She has been a member of the West Essex (NJ) Camera Club, Contra Costa Camera Club, Anaheim Camera Enthusiasts, finally rejoining Contra Costa after moving back into the area in 1997. She has been very active in N4C as a former president, 12-year editor of the Foto Fanfare, co-chair of FotoClave 2017 and 2019, and Prints Chair. She received her APSA in the Photographic Society of America and served for five years as Director of thePSA Newsletter Contest. She is the administrator for a Prints group, and DD Study groups #21 and #15.. She is also a Board member of the Yerba Buena Chapter of PSA.

PHILOSOPHY: Prefers strong composition and the use of innovation in both Pictorial and Creative Divisions. Looks for the good nature story. Interprets travel and journalism liberally. Encourages, first by noting good points of image, then areas for improvement with suggestions for correction.

Joan will speak about all aspects of a judge's critique including the titling of an image and how to select the appropriate category.

For membership information, contact Ray Blinde at 408-531-1776 or



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