August 19, 2019 – As part of the Open Studios Tour, Nevada County Camera Club presents “Gold Country on Camera – a Photo Challenge”, an inaugural photo competition of western Nevada County images.  “The purpose of this challenge is to encourage club photographers to step out of their comfort zone and to embrace creativity,” stated Kathy Triolo, President of Nevada County Camera Club. The challenge aims at capturing the many moods of select Nevada County locales with an emphasis on art and creativity.  The resulting photos and awards will be celebrated during the Center for the Arts Fall Colors Open Studios Tour, October 12 – 13, at Nevada City Picture Framing, 571 Searls Ave, Nevada City.

The photos for this challenge will all be taken in a 48-hour period during the weekend of August 23-25 in many locations and neighborhoods throughout Grass Valley and Nevada City. Participants are restricted to taking photos in a select area drawn out of a hat the evening before the photo challenge weekend. If photographers are seen in local neighborhoods that weekend, chances are that they are participating in the challenge.

For this event, photographers are encouraged to try new techniques and find new viewpoints. Using early morning or evening light, different perspectives, creating composites, adding texture layers, and printing on a new medium are all encouraged. There are no rules other than participants must take their photos within and of their selected location. All entries will be judged by a panel of local professional photographers.

“During the photo weekend of August 23-25, photo challenge photographers may be out in your neighborhoods. They all will be carrying identification and a card that connects them to the photo challenge. Please feel free to ask them for their credentials if you are concerned. For this first challenge, only Nevada County Camera Club members will be participating, but if successful, we hope the community of Nevada County photographers will join us in future years,” concluded Triolo.

What: Gold Country On Camera – a Photo Challenge
Sponsoring Organization: Nevada County Camera Club
Dates of Photo Challenge Weekend: August 23 – 25
Dates of Photo Exhibit: October 12 – 13
Location of Exhibit: Nevada City Picture Framing, 571 Searls Ave, Nevada City
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