As part of Photography Month, Nevada County Camera Club will conduct “Gold Country on Camera – a Photo Challenge”, a competition of western Nevada County images.  “We are again holding this challenge to inspire club members to experiment with their photography and expand their creativity while capturing the many moods of Nevada County.  And this year, we are holding it to align with Photography Month with the exhibit being held in April,” stated Rachel Rosenthal, President of Nevada County Camera Club.

The photos for this challenge will all be taken soon from February 18-27 in Grass Valley and Nevada City.   Participants are restricted to taking photos only of a specific area, selected for them at random.  “If you see photographers in your neighborhood at odd hours during photo week, they may be part of this event.   They all will be carrying identification and a photo challenge card.   Please feel free to ask them for their credentials if you are concerned,” said Rosenthal.

Nevada County Camera Club Members David Wong, Rick Aeschliman, and Jimmie Marchio Participate in Photo Shoot Downtown Grass Valley. Photo by Sheila Ryan

For this event, photographers are encouraged to be more imaginative: to try new techniques and find new perspectives.   Using early morning or evening light, creating composites, adding texture layers and using multiple exposures are all encouraged.  There are no rules other than participants must take their photos within and of their selected location during the photo week. 

Exhibit entries will then be judged by a panel of local professional photographers.  “The resulting photo exhibit will be hosted by our new partner, Courtyard Suites in Grass Valley from April 2 – 30.   We are quite pleased to celebrate with Courtyard Suites in this exhibit and look forward to a creative show,” continued Rosenthal. 

What:  Gold Country On Camera – a Photo Challenge

Organization:  Nevada County Camera Club

Host:  Courtyard Suites, Grass Valley

Dates of Photo Challenge Week: Feb 18-27

Dates of Photo Exhibit:  April 2-30

Location of Exhibit: Courtyard Suites, 210 N Auburn St, Grass Valley

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