Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona’s
West Valley Photo Club
The West Valley Photo Club was founded in 2008. We are a unique mix of friendly and enthusiastic beginners, advanced amateurs and professional photographers. The “west valley” is home to a large community of photographers and our club grew out of a need to serve those photographers who cannot participate in the various HOA affiliated clubs in the area. Membership in the WVPC is open to anyone with an interest in photography living generally west of I-17, including HOA as well as our seasonal residents.
The West Valley Photo Club is an energetic group of photographers supported by a solid foundation of shared interests, friendships and social interactions. Our goals include:
- Helping club members develop and improve their photographic skills
- Sharing basic photographic techniques for creating compelling images
- Sharing knowledge of post-processing skills in refining those images
- Sharing information about photographic experiences at exciting local and distant locales
- Sharing enjoyment of accomplishment in friendly competitions
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month (January through November) at the Sun City West Foundation, 14465 W R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West 85375. We begin our monthly meeting (5:30-6:30 PM) with an instruction/demonstration session; the general meeting is 6:30-8:30 PM usually with a featured club member or guest speaker. Club meeting presentations and workshops are educational, addressing a wide range of topics such as basic fundamentals of photography, member or guest travelogues, and post-processing of fine art images with Adobe Photoshop or other software applications. These also include viewing member’s photos in “Show-N-Tell” sessions along with “theme-oriented” images and critiques of member images.
We offer a wide range of activities from workshops and mentoring sessions to our monthly field trips/photo shoots to a variety of locations; local or overnight on some occasions. Groups of members often go on short “Grab-N-Go” excursions to local venues.
The West Valley Photo Club is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Arizona Camera Club Council (ACCC). Many of our members submit images and successfully compete at the State, National and International levels. We are currently developing small intra-club competitions with the goal of helping interested members elevate their skills.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Stephen VanHerpen
Secretary: Bruce Griffith
Treasurer: Jim Smith
WVPC Website Management Team
Administrators: Stephen VanHerpen & Gary Mynar
Membership: Denise Armstrong and Doug Armstrong
Events: Norma Clark
West Valley Photo Club is proud to be associated with the following organizations: