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California Center for Digital Arts Membership

CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS

The Premier Photographic Education, Social, and Networking Center for Photography Enthusiasts in Orange County.


Whether you love landscape, portrait, storytelling, event, or travel photography, we are a network  of fellow photographers where you can connect, learn, communicate, and share knowledge with other people who have the same photography interests as you do.

We host in-person open forums on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and guest speakers from the Professional Photographers of Orange County (PPOC) on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Speakers have included Vincent Versace, Matthew Jordan-Smith, Jerry Ghionis, Roberto Valenzuela, and Joel Grimes, Richard Sturdivant, just to name a few. Meetings are small, personal, and social – we want your questions, your comments, and your discussion.

Our classes cover everything from lighting to posing to post-processing and more! Not sure what you want to learn next? Maybe image competition is for you! We host 4 PPA (professional Photographers of America) style image competitions per year; let this be your proving grounds to find out where you excel, learn what you can improve, or move on to competing at the PPA level or at the OC Fair.

One-Year Membership includes the following benefits:

  • 1 (one) 16×20 Luster Print (valued at $60)
  • Entirety of How to Exhibit Your Photography: From Camera to Competition workshop (valued at $149)
  • Fine Art of Digital Printing class (valued at $149)
  • 1 (one) Refer-a-Friend Gift Certificate, good for one Digital Photography for Beginners 1: The Basics class (valued at $129)
  • 1 (one) Local Photo Walk (valued at $69)
  • Free critique during our Open Photo Talks
  • Private social hour with the featured Artwalk artist of the month
  • Complimentary one-year membership in PPOC
  • Free access to PPOC Keynote Speakers
    • Vincent Versace: Fine Art Rants and Raves
    • Troy Miller: Photoshop Alternatives
    • George DeLoach: Lighting
    • Eric Joseph: The Joy of a Print
    • Michael Collins: Fun with Photoshop
    • And more to come!

A 16×20 luster print of one of your pieces by our in-house printer. Valued at $60.

Come to one photo walk of your choice, free! Valued at $69. For 2020, choose from:

  • Pointe Vicente Lighthouse
  • Victoria Beach
  • Queen Mary
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Manhattan Beach Pier
  • San Pedro Night Shoot
  • And more!

As a member, you receive our How to Exhibit Your Photography: From Camera to Competition class! Get your photos ready to compete at places like the OC Fair. Valued at $149.

You will also receive our Fine Art of Digital Printing class with Eric Joseph! Go from screen to paper and learn all of the ins and outs of creating fine art prints from your work. Valued at $149.

You will also receive one Refer-a-Friend gift certificate for our Digital Photography for Beginners 1: The Basics classValued at $129.

Join our Open Photo Talks with your fellow photographers! Participate in talks about composition, color harmony, balance, and more! Meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month, from 6:30-8:30. As member, you receive a free critique during the critique session of the Open Photo Talks.

Members of CCDA receive a complimentary membership in PPOC.

Members are able to attend PPOC guest speaker lectures for free! Upcoming lectures include:

  • Vincent Versace: Fine Art Rants and Raves
  • Troy Miller: Photoshop Alternatives
  • George DeLoach: Lighting
  • Eric Joseph: The Joy of a Print
  • Michael Collins: Fun with Photoshop
  • And more to come!

Join us for members-only receptions before every DTSA Artwalk – meet and chat with the featured artist for an hour of wine and cheese every 1st Saturday of the month!

UPCOMING MEMBER EVENTS

JANUARY

  • 01/04, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 01/08, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 01/22, WED – Open Photo Talk

FEBRUARY

  • 02/01, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 02/12, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 02/26, WED – Open Photo Talk

MARCH

  • 03/07, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 03/11, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 03/25, WED – Open Photo Talk

APRIL

  • 04/04, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 04/08, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 04/22, WED – Open Photo Talk

MAY

  • 05/02, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 05/13, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 05/27, WED – Open Photo Talk

JUNE

  • 06/06, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 06/10, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 06/24, WED – Open Photo Talk

JULY

  • 07/04, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 07/08, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 07/22, WED – Open Photo Talk

AUGUST

  • 08/01, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 08/12, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 08/26, WED – Open Photo Talk

SEPTEMBER

  • 09/05, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 09/09, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 09/23, WED – Open Photo Talk

OCTOBER

  • 10/03, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 10/14, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 10/28, WED – Open Photo Talk

NOVEMBER

  • 11/07, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA
  • 11/11, WED – PPOC Guest Lecture
  • 11//25, WED – Open Photo Talk

DECEMBER

  • 12/05, SAT – Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Featured Artist: TBA