Doña Ana Photography Club of Las Cruces, New Mexico

275 N Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Doña Ana Photography Club is a group of photographers and people interested in photography. Our meetings offer technical presentations, friendly suggestions for improving your photos, networking, and other activities for a wide spectrum of photographers and abilities.

We meet the first and third Tuesday each month. Visitors are always welcome to our monthly meetings and programs, designed to improve photographic skills at all levels.

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Location: 275 North Main Street, Las Cruces

Mission Statement
The purpose of the club shall be to educate, inspire, and provide a social network for photography enthusiasts in Doña Ana County and surrounding areas, and to collaborate and affiliate with other similar organizations.

Why Join A Camera Club?

Dues are $15 per year.(Already a member - membership dues are due January.)
If you would like to join, pay membership dues directly to our treasurer at a meeting or
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Club News, etc.

Newsletters 2014 DAPC Programs Monthly Themes

DAPC Officers Minutes Bylaws

DAPC Links - a wealth of photography info!

May, 2014 meeting dates are: 

May 6th: Storm Sermay will present "Lightroom - 5 basic tools" and Debbie Hands will present "A Camera Raw Photoshop Workflow". Also the Quarterly Print Contest will be held. See Quarterly Print Contest PDF for complete details.

May 20th: Meeting will consist of "DAPC Business" and Mike Stephensr will present "50 Years through the View Finder - Wildlife and Zoo photography".

Monthly theme for May - "Still Life"

Submit your 3 or less JPEG images 1MB or less in file size each to Themes

Club Events - Past and Present

DAPC Quarterly Print Contest will be held three times this year: March 4th, May 6th, and August 5th meetings. Check out all the details Quarterly Print Contest.

DAPC 2014 Photo of the Year Competition will be held November 18th. Its never to early to start shooting the winner photo! The Doña Ana Photography Club will have an exhibit of the winners of the 2013 Photograph of the Year and Photographer of the Year at the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. The exhibit will open on Saturday March 1st at 1pm in the Concession Room of the park. Both the Photograph of the Year and the images of the Photographer of the Year will be on display along with some 20 other ribbon winners from the contest. The Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park is located at 5000 Calle Del Norte, Mesilla, NM

Main Street Gallery - Doña Ana Photography Club has been selected to show works at Jim Turrentine's Main Street Gallery for the month of July 2014. Because of the size of the gallery, a limited number of photos (20-25 depending upon size) can be shown. Therefore the entries will be juried. So far our jurors are Mel Stone (Mesquite Gallery) and Dale Dombrowski (Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park).The theme of the show will be "Streets of Las Cruces". This includes buildings, things, people, plants, close-ups, landscapes, etc. Please don't limit yourself! The intent of the show is to encourage all photographic styles and to highlight our city. For all the details please read Main Street Gallery 2014.

Club Members - Photography Exhibiton and Special Recognition

Will Keener and Jim Rodgers will have a photography exhibition at the Main Street Gallery, 311 N. Main at Las Cruces Avenue from April 4 to 26th. Opening reception will be during the Friday Downtown Ramble on April 4th from 5 to 7 pm. Gallery hours are: Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1:30 pm. Check out the news release pdf for the complete details.

Ron Wolfe recently achieved first place in the February edition of New Mexico Magazine's yearly photography contest. Wolfe's photograph titled, "White Sands," won under the landscape category. Read the article in the Head Light Deming Opinion for details.

Las Cruces Upcoming Events

PAUL SCHRANZ has offered to do two club workshops - A “Hard Critique” of club members’ images on a Tuesday night. Paul believes that the best way to become a better photographer is to have a hard critique and learn from it to improve photo techniques. and a Workshop on Alternate Photo Composition, 5-6 hours on a Saturday. Paul would be paid by the club for this second workshop. For more deatails got to Paul Schranz Workshops.

Southwest Environmental Center will be holding various "back by noon" outings. Go to their website SWEC for dates and times. Great photo opportunity!

Out of town - Photo Workshops and Contests

Sedona Photofest - June 5-6, 2014 - See the details and register at

National Photography Award and Exhibition 2014 -All photographers residing in the United States are invited to submit one photograph taken in the United States after January 1, 2012. This event will be open to the public in the Watson Gallery of The von Liebig Art Center from August 11 through September 26, 2014. For details and information on how to enter go to National Photography Award and Exhibition 2014. Entry fee is $32 and registration deadline is May 6, 2014.

Article that appeared in the Sun News on the DACC Photograph of the year Competition.



DACC is a proud member of PSA!

Learn more about PSA.

(Photographic Society of America) is an international photographic association, to which camera clubs and individuals around the world subscribe. DACC is a club member. There are club competitions as well as personal competitions, salons, and a wide variety of other activities and services.


Members' Web Sites:
Alan Solomon | Pat and Mary Lou | Nirmal Khandan
Storm Sermay


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