Three Day Weekend of Photographic Inspiration

FotoClave is the premier in-person photography conference and forum hosted by The Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) to inspire and educate the photographic community of California and surrounding areas.

Join us over President’s Day weekend for three days of learning, connecting, and sharing. It’s your chance to connect with experts speaking on a wide range of photography topics from high level discussions on the role of AI in photography, to specific insights on how to express your vision and use tools, techniques, camera settings, and more. Get in-depth topical information on travel, wildlife, portraits, landscapes, photojournalism, and more.

To make your experience more comfortable, FotoClave is moving to a larger conference venue in San Ramon, CA.

With your low registration fee you get:
  • FOUR keynote presentations
  • NINE break-out sessions
  • FOUR hands-on workshops.
  • Exhibitors showing the latest equipment and resources
  • Free entry into the juried, Open-Subject Digital Image Competition with chance to have your photographs published in the FotoClave 2024 PhotoBook.
  • Reduced room rate at the San Ramon Marriott

FotoClave Keynote Presentations

Scott Kelby

Scott Kelby is President and CEO of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers. He is Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine; host of The Grid, the influential, live, weekly talk show for photographers; and is founder of the annual Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk.® Scott is a photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 100 books; Conference Technical Chair for the annual Photoshop World Conference; and a frequent speaker at conferences, trade shows, and workshops around the world. He is featured in a series of online learning courses at KelbyOne.com and has been training Photoshop users since 1993.

SUNDAY EVENING How to Take Your Best Travel Photos Ever! Being able to relive and share the story of your trip through beautiful photography is really a gift, and in this keynote session, Scott is going to share his favorite techniques for how to create truly captivating travel images. It’s about creating the type of images that bring the romance and wonder of a destination and inspire others to visit that same place and experience it for themselves. You’ll learn everything from which gear to take (and what to leave behind), which type of shots to take (and which ones you can skip), and exactly how the pros get those travel shots that make the viewer say, “Wow! Now where is that?!!!” It’s a fast-paced session with so many great takeaways and ‘ah-ha’ moments.

MONDAY MORNING Scott Kelby’s Top 10 Travel Photography Locations for 2024 Scott reveals his top travel photography locations, sharing the insider secrets that have made these destinations his absolute favorites. Scott takes you beyond just the location itself and delves into the WHY behind each spot. He shares invaluable information on the best areas to stay, and the tastiest food spots to try, and gives you an estimated budget to make planning your trip a breeze. Plus, he’ll also let you in on any language barriers or travel challenges you may encounter, so you can be fully prepared for a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than three decades, he has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote understanding about the Earth and its natural history through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet.

Lanting’s work has been commissioned frequently by National Geographic, where he served as a Photographer-in-Residence. In 2006, Lanting launched The LIFE Project, a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth, as a book, an exhibition, an interactive website, and a multimedia orchestral performance with music by Philip Glass. The multimedia production of LIFE premiered in Santa Cruz, California in 2006 and is currently touring North America and Europe.

Lanting’s books have received awards and acclaim: “No one turns animals into art more completely than Frans Lanting,” writes The New Yorker. His books include Bay of Life: From Wind to Whales (2022), Into Africa (2017), LIFE: A Journey Through Time (2006), Jungles (2000), Penguin (1999), Living Planet (1999), Eye to Eye (1997), Bonobo (1997), Okavango: Africa’s Last Eden (1993 and 2012), Forgotten Edens (1993), and Madagascar, A World Out of Time (1990).

Lanting serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund and on the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International, and he is a Trustee of the Foundation Board of the University of California Santa Cruz. Lanting has received top honors from World Press Photo, the title of BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award. In 2018, Lanting was honored with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been honored as a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society in London and is a recipient of Sweden’s Lennart Nilsson Award. In 2001 H.R.H. Prince Bernhard inducted him as a Knight in the Royal Order of the Golden Ark, the Netherlands’ highest conservation honor.

SATURDAY EVENING Eye to Eye with Life Master photographer Frans Lanting has a gift for connecting people with the lives of wild animals and showing us the world through their eyes. His powerful personal perspective illuminates the big stories behind his images, which are drawn from three decades of work in wild places from the Amazon to Antarctica. In this keynote presentation you get insights into his unique approach to visualizing ideas about the natural world including the story of his LIFE symphony, a multimedia orchestral performance featuring Lanting’s imagery and the music of Philip Glass—a work that tells the story of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the present and has captivated audiences around the world.

M.H. Rubin

MH Rubin is a photographer, a colorful storyteller, entertaining educator, and the author of numerous essays and books—including Photographic Haiku and a history of Lucasfilm and Pixar titled Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution. His photography career began as a young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann, creating analog images that were both complex and surreal. Inspired by a large private collection of classical 20th-century works (which he manages), Rubin has developed a new curriculum in photographic education as described in his book The Photograph as Haiku released in 2023.

Concurrent with photography, Rubin has worked in publishing, consumer retail, entertainment media, and technology with stints at Lucasfilm, Netflix, and Adobe, along with editing and post-production roles on television and movie projects, including Lonesome Dove, and The Sheltering Sky.

SATURDAY MORNING The Photograph as Haiku What makes a photo interesting? How do you improve when you’re already good? Welcome to “photographic haiku,” a novel approach to learning and exploring photography.

About a decade ago Rubin recognized that key attributes of the greatest photos in history aligned inexplicably to the rules of haiku. As he studied haiku more deeply, he found that the principles of this poetic form were both inspiring and teachable for photographers.

Haiku photography is not placid and pictorial. It moves beyond still-life photography and into a new way to think about structure and content that is dynamic, challenging, and appropriate for anyone at any skill level. For beginners, it’s a better way to learn composition than the rule of thirds. For experienced photographers, it’s a way to play and evolve. In the end it’s a new poetic form.

Frederick Van Johnson

Van Johnson’s multifaceted career encompasses combat photojournalism, marketing, podcasting, and editorial leadership. After serving two tours of duty in the United States Air Force, he studied at UC Santa Barbara, focusing on Business and Visual Communication and developed a keen interest in the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence. He has held marketing roles at Yahoo!, Apple, and Adobe, leveraging his expertise in photography and Artificial Intelligence to create innovative marketing strategies. He served as Chairman of the Board at Brooks Institute and provided invaluable strategic guidance to numerous photography start-ups. In 2022 when Van Johnson’s company was acquired by SmugMug, he became Head of Content & New Media for both SmugMug and Flickr where he continues to champion the integration of Artificial Intelligence within the photography industry.

SATURDAY EVENING AI in Focus: Revolutionizing Photography with Generative Models and Language Processing! Discover how you can harness the potential of cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies to revolutionize your craft and continually push the boundaries of your creative work. Get inspired to embrace AI tools, from Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) that create novel imagery to Large Language Models (LLMs) that facilitate efficient post-processing workflows: Create with Generative AI - Use Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to enhance your creative processes and generate groundbreaking compositions, art, and more.

Process More Efficiently - Learn how Large Language Models (LLMs) can automate photo editing, captioning, and metadata management tasks, saving time and effort in post-processing so you can focus more on your artistry and less on administrative chores.


Ian Bornarth

The Making of a Landscape Photograph Join this session to explore the creative process--how to gain inspiration and insights--and translate that into finished, evocative landscape photographs that convey the experience of the moment. Learn both the aesthetic side of landscape photography, as well as the equipment and decision-making process to create successful images.

SPEAKER BIO: With an education in photography including an MFA in Photography, Ian Bornarth has captured the world as he sees and experiences it, taking inspiration from the beauty and grandeur of many natural and human places, around the corner and in far-off destinations. He has been teaching and sharing his photography perspective for more than 20 years.

Seán Duggan

Unlocking the Potential of your Camera Phone Your phone may not have all the photographic options of your “real” camera, but it’s a real camera, too! And one that may offer features and possibilities that your traditional camera doesn’t have. Treating it like a real camera will help improve the photos you make with it. In addition to tips for capturing the best images with your camera phone, this session will also explore mobile image processing with the amazing possibilities in Lightroom Mobile for the same type of enhancements you can apply in the desktop Lightroom programs, including sophisticated masking and adaptive presets. We’ll also take a look at a variety of other apps for creating more interpretive results using textures, collage, and multiple exposure.

SPEAKER BIO: Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer and photographic educator. As a member of the Adobe Learn team, he creates educational content for Adobe’s digital imaging products. He has over 20 online courses on photography, Photoshop, and mobile image making at LinkedIn Learning, where he hosted the popular series Mobile Photography Weekly from 2016 to 2021. He is the author or co-author of several books on Photoshop and digital imaging including The Creative Digital Darkroom, Photoshop Masking & Compositing and The Enthusiasts Guide to iPhone Photography.

Bruce Finocchio

Bird Photography from the Beginner to Advanced Concepts Whether you’re just starting or have been photographing birds for decades, there’s much you can learn from this comprehensive presentation. Bruce will walk you through the basics of observing and predicting bird behavior including “birding by ear” and the importance of ethics to avoid changing behavior or disturbing nesting. You’ll learn tips on composing your images, how to set up your backyard for bird photography, and explore the technical considerations like shutter speeds, focusing, lens choices, and more.

SPEAKER BIO: Since 2010, Finocchio has devoted himself full-time to his passion of wildlife, nature and scenic photography “to show the inherent beauty within all life and make that beauty sing out in each image I make.” As a boy he was taught to hunt on his family ranch in rural Monterey County. One day, after watching the light of life go out in a black-tailed buck’s eyes, he chose instead to preserve animal life, which he now celebrates through photography. Over the years, he has outfitted the ranch with photo blinds and even added a few permanent ponds to attract wildlife, especially during migration and the dry season. He’s an active member of the Peninsula Camera Club and judges photography competitions throughout the Bay Area. His award-winning images have been published in California Wildlife and Bay Nature magazines and featured in a book on coyotes.

Charles Ginsburgh

Macro and Close-up Photography—Making the Commonplace, Uncommon In this presentation you will learn how to look at every day, common subjects and reveal the unique and uncommon details hidden within, using Macro and Close-up photography. Uncover what is meant by “Macro” and “Close-up” Photography (and how they differ), see many examples, and review how to create Macro and Close-up Images from start to finish. You’ll also examine some of the unique challenges and solutions within this genre of photography.

SPEAKER BIO: A retired research biochemist and part-time artist, Charles Ginsburgh embraced photography starting in 2011 and has successfully competed and judged both locally and internationally since then. He is currently both an N4C and PSA judge, the president of the Peninsula Camera Club in San Mateo, CA and is a member of the 2024 N4C Board as the N4C Judges Chair. A well-known and popular speaker on Action Photography, Macro Photography and Compositing / Photoshop editing, Charles has also offered commentary to over 100 SF Bay Area Camera Clubs and has spoken at the last two N4C FotoClave conferences.

Catherine Karnow

The Essence of Photographing People The secret to creating great photographs of people is getting to know your subjects and making a connection with them even before you pick up your camera. National Geographic photographer, Catherine Karnow, will show you how it’s done, whether you are shooting candid images and street scenes, environmental portraits, or photographing family and friends. Catherine will share her tips on how photography can help us connect with people around the world, and create long, lasting relationships. You will learn important and surprising techniques - that may have nothing to do with the camera at all - to create powerful, emotional portraits.

SPEAKER BIO: Catherine Karnow has photographed for countless international magazines and books and has spent more than 30 years photographing Vietnam, including documenting families effected by Agent Orange. She gained unprecedented access to Prince Charles (now King Charles) for her National Geographic feature, Not Your Typical Radical. A highly - experienced photographer and gifted teacher, Karnow conducts Photo Workshops in Italy, Provence, Transylvania, Vietnam, Cambodia and India, helping her guests learn photography while getting privileged access to people and places they would never have on their own or through another tour.

Jan Lightfoot

Explore the Power of Intentional Camera Motion (ICM) Break free from the constraints of traditional photography and unlock the power of your imagination. ICM, or intentional camera motion techniques, provide opportunities for creative experimentation and can result in unique and visually striking images. ICM is much more than simply using slow shutter speeds. It’s a deep dive into capturing the essence of a subject through color, shapes, lines and beautiful light. The ICM approach is incredibly accessible for anyone at any level in photography. In this session, you will discover the basics of ICM: setting up initial camera settings, learning different ways of moving your camera, taking in your surroundings, and learning how to see things differently. You may be surprised at how much freedom you have to create beautiful and meaningful images.

SPEAKER BIO: Jan transitioned from her own darkroom in high school to the Idaho Statesman newspaper photography staff and worked in custom color printing labs both in Idaho and California. She became a Certified Photographic Counselor through PMA at Wentling’s Camera in Walnut Creek. She’s presented a variety of photographic programs to local camera clubs in the Northern California area and received numerous awards through competitions and juried shows. She was a presenter at the 2019 Fotoclave and was honored to receive NANPA’s 2021 Showcase award for First Runner Up in Altered Reality. In 2022, she was a recipient of KVIE’s Juror’s Award.

Susan and Neil Silverman

Tips for Stunning Photos – Any Light, Any Camera, Anywhere In this lively, interactive, and inspirational session, you’ll learn how to create and save images that help preserve your memories of special people, times and trips, worthy of sharing with others. The Silvermans make it fun and stimulating to explore both the technical choices and the artistic compositional elements that can take your photos from simple snapshots to a “standing ovation”.

SPEAKER BIO: A husband-and-wife team, Susan and Neil Silverman have been “captured” by photography for over 25 years; teaching, leading workshops and working professionally in many venues. They have taught for the KelbyPhoto Conferences, Gualala Arts Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pacific Northwest Art School, Point Reyes Field Institute, Great American Photography Workshop (GAPW), and Better Photo, as well as many photo clubs and organizations. Their work has been published internationally.

Thomas Smith

Marketing for Photographers: Getting Your Photos Seen and Sold Today’s technologies make it possible for professionals and talented amateurs to get their photos out to audiences in the millions—and to turn photography into a rewarding sidehustle or even a career. Thomas Smith, a professional news, travel and food photographer, shares strategies and specific steps you can take to build an audience for your work, and even potentially make income through selling prints, stock media licensing, and more. Learn the ins and outs of marketing your photography and getting your artistry out into the world.

SPEAKER BIO: Thomas Smith is a professional news, food and travel photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Smith’s work routinely appears in the New York Times, Time magazine, People magazine, Food and Wine, Travel + Leisure, and many more publications. Smith co-founded Gado Images, an Editorial photography agency

Len Cook

Photojournalism: The Single Picture Statement vs. The Multi-Picture Story What is news? What qualifies as a news photo? What justifies a photo story? How do I find news photos, or recognize an opportunity when I see it? This session will help to expand photographic thinking and photographic “seeing” into the photojournalist’s mindset. We will look at the wide world of newspaper editorial thinking. The many facets of “news” are all around us, some to be told in one fine image, others with a story. Learn to find the opportunities for news and decide how to tell the story with one or many images.

SPEAKER BIO: Len Cook, a San Jose State College grad, has 50 years of professional experience (more than a QUARTER-MILLION frames of film exposed!!) as a photojournalist, chief photographer, and director of photography, commercial photographer and studio owner/operator. Len is now noted primarily for his willingness to share his experience and knowledge through private mentoring, 7+ years college lecturing as well as community education classes. Before closing his studio recently, Len taught more than 200 sessions of his Meetup group there in which 2,000 photo enthusiasts had enrolled.


Lucy Beck

Creating Art with Lightbox Photography In this hands-on 2 hour workshop with a follow-up 1 hour presentation, you will learn the essentials of lightbox photography: how to choose appropriate materials to photograph, how to arrange your materials, and how to photograph your arrangement. In the following presentation, Lucy will edit a series of photographs from an arrangement to show a frameable work of art. You will see examples of Lucy’s art, and appropriate papers for printing your own art.

SPEAKER BIO: Lucy Beck is an award winning photographer who placed 2nd at the Triton Museum competition in 2017, exhibiting there for 1 month. She is an exhibiting member of the Moraga Art Gallery and has shown at many other galleries including at the Mendocino Art Gallery. Her botanical lightbox compositions have won many awards at her local Contra Costa Camera Club, where she competes at the Masters level in Pictorial Competitions and also at N4C. She has given presentations and workshops in this art form for many art organizations in the greater Bay Area, inspiring other photographers to try this rewarding art form.

Eric Joseph

The Essentials - Inkjet Printing Demonstration Class and Printing Clinic Using both a Canon imagePrograf Pro-1000 and Epson Surecolor P900 archival pigment inkjet printers, Eric will perform a printing demonstration instructing participants in best practices and how to achieve predictable, reliable, consistent, controllable, and repeatable results.

We will touch on various topics including:
1. Proper printer driver settings
2. Printer troubleshooting tips
3. Paper Selection
4. Whatever other questions participants might have. (In my classes, there is never such a thing as a dumb question. Bring it on!)

A few select participant’s images will be printed on various papers, showing just how important paper selection is.
Select papers from the following brands will be available: Arista-II, Awagami, Canson-Infinity, Canon, Epson, Hahnemühle, Ilford and Moab.

Customer file instructions:
Bring a USB thumb drive with a few images on it and we will choose 1 to print. (Do not bring 10, not 100, not 1000 images.) Out of respect for everyone’s time, we don’t want to spend time sorting through image files. Images can be color or black & white.

Files need to be formatted with the following parameters: Color Space = Adobe RGB (1998)
Size = 9.4 inches on the long side at 300 ppi
Bit Depth = If the file was originally a RAW file maintain 16 bit depth
File format = TIF

SPEAKER BIO: Eric Joseph is a photographer and Co-President/Chief Products Education, Sales & Support Officer at Freestyle Photo & Imaging Supplies. Eric graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in Art, Specializing in Photography. He began his career at Freestyle Photographic Supplies in 1986, where he worked his way up to his current Co-President position. Eric has traveled extensively across the United States performing workshops on fine art inkjet paper, color management and professional digital fine art printmaking. Speaking at colleges, universities, commercial labs, photo clubs, art centers, trade shows, events and professional photographic organizations, Eric teaches digital printmaking with an emphasis on empirical knowledge allowing people to make informed decisions about their digital output and how to obtain consistent, reliable, repeatable, and controllable results.

Ellen Shershow

Capturing the Essence of Dogs in Photographs Ellen believes every two- and four-legged creature on this planet has a story.

In this workshop noted dog photographer Ellen Shershow will demonstrate how to create photographs of your dog that bring out their spirit and personality.

The workshop will open with a quick look at Ellens photographs. After that we will set up a shooting bay together and work with photographing individual dogs.

We invite you to bring your dog with you—please be sure your dog gets along with other dogs and humans and is able to follow simple commands.

Please note this class assumes basic understanding of how to use a camera on manual mode

SPEAKER BIO: Ellen Shershow is a commercial and fine arts photographer based in Oakland, California. She is widely considered the San Francisco Bay Area’s top pet photographer. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been published and exhibited nationally. She has been profiled on NPR’s Marketplace, La Magazine and Slate, and spoke at Today at Apple as part of Apple’s photo lab. She was a resident artist at the Light Grey Art Lab Iceland Program in 2017-2019 and had a studio lab residency at Oakland Pro Arts in 2017.

Ellen previously served as President of the SF CameraWork Board of Directors. Prior to that, she served as the chair of the SF Camerawork Benefit Auction where she raised over $100,000 for this important Bay Area institution. She also served as President of the Board of Directors at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, helping to support emerging artists and provide expertise and contacts to promote their work.

Robert Vanelli

Sports Portrait Essentials How do you create sports portraits that capture the prowess and competitive spirits of athletes, young and old? Robert Vanelli shows how to light, shoot, and edit sports portraits with an “edgy” look. You’ll learn to use a portable studio setup that produces dramatic harsh lighting that can go right to the practice field.

SPEAKER BIO: Vanelli is an educator, author, and sports and portrait photographer based on the east coast of Florida. After a successful career as a three-time, Triple Crown Karate champion, Vanelli turned his attention to teaching the visual arts. As an experienced educator, Vanelli specializes in creating an efficient and creative workflow. His specialized photography programs have been taught on LinkedIn Learning, Lynda.com, in workshops, lectures, and in the Brevard County School District. Currently, he is part of Skylum Software’s Education Development team, teaching workshops, and writing for Photofocus.


Nicole White

Voices in Contemporary Photography Nicole White uses historical and contemporary photographic processes to examine the medium’s varied functionality while studying the cultural landscape around us. She holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, a MA in Art History from the University of Connecticut, and an MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

SPEAKER BIO: White has exhibited her work internationally, most recently at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts, Chung24 Gallery in San Francisco, and TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image in Philadelphia. Her work was published in Der Grief and JRNL, in 2020 and 2022, respectively. White’s collaborative 2021 publication, Rolls & Tubes: A History of Photography, is in the collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, among others.

Eric Joseph

The Six Steps to Making Perfect Inkjet Prints Also on Saturday: Are you making the best prints possible on your Canon or Epson inkjet printer? Do your prints look like what is being displayed on your monitor? Do you really feel like you have control over your printing workflow?

Making beautiful, gallery/exhibition quality inkjet prints isn’t easy or intuitive. If it was, everyone would be doing it and doing it well.

This class provides a comprehensive overview of the six steps you need to consider when setting yourself up for success for making perfect inkjet prints.

Topics covered include:
  1. Recommendation on choosing the right monitor for editing still images for printing
  2. Calibrating your monitor and why it is important
  3. Choosing a paper that matches your unique artistic signature (discussion of various papers available and how to choose a paper that is right for you.)
  4. How to select the right printer for your needs
  5. The importance of using custom printer/paper profiles
  6. Discussion of and recommendations for the quality of lighting conditions when viewing and evaluating your photographs
Recommended for photographers of all levels. All questions are welcome.

Jason Bradley

Visualizing The Photograph: How Ideas & Prints Are More Relevant Than Ever In a world that’s constantly evolving, some things remain timeless. In this talk on Monday, Jason Bradley delves into the enduring roots of modern photography. This talk emphasizes the age-old art of visualization, where an idea evolves into a captivating print. Despite major advances in digital technology, the core tenets for creating powerful, thought-provoking work remain steadfast. The idea shapes the narrative, guides camera settings, influences image development, and dictates print techniques. Join us as we navigate the timeless principles of photography amidst today’s everchanging technological landscape.

SPEAKER BIO: Jason Bradley is a passionate nature photographer, expedition leader, and the proud owner of both Bradley Print Services and Photographic Center, and the soon to be published Wild Eye magazine. For over two decades, Jason has been on a journey to perfect his craft. He shares his wealth of knowledge through photography workshops and expeditions, and insightful teachings and writings on photography techniques. His expertise extends beyond the lens, as he skillfully imparts the intricacies of Lightroom and Photoshop unraveling the secrets to modern digital workflow and fine art printing. Jason is best known for helping clients move past their artistic obstacles by exploring the technical and creative possibilities of what they want to say with their art.

Juried open subject digital photo competition

FotoClave 2024 is holding its third Open Subject Digital Image Competition. Entrance to the competition is FREE to all registered conference attendees and winners will receive monetary prizes! In addition, all accepted images will be posted in a gallery on the FotoClave 2024 website at: FotoClaveGallery.SlickPic.com, shown in a slideshow at FotoClave 2024, and published in the beautiful FotoClave 2024 Competition photo book, which is available for purchase. (How nice to see some of your photos in print!) The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and Honorable Mentions will be chosen by our Keynote Speakers, Scott Kelby, Frans Lanting, M.H. Rubin and Frederick Van Johnson.

• First Place prize: $200
• Second Place prize: $100
• Third Place prize: $50
• People’s choice award: $50 (This award will be given to the image that receives the most “Likes” on the FotoClave 2024 Gallery)
The competition closes December 12, 2023.

For more information go to:

FotoClave 2024 PhotoBook

Conference attendees may pre-order the FotoClave 2024 PhotoBook on the registration site. This book will contain the wonderful images accepted by the judges to be included from the FotoClave Photography Competition.

A limited number of PhotoBooks will aslo be available for purchase at the converence, pre-order is recommended.

FotoClave 2024 PhotoBook
• Softcover
• Approximately 100 pages.
• Pick up the book at the conference


Enjoy all that the Marriott offers at a Special Reduced Rate
Book a room at the San Ramon Marriott no later than January 26, 2024 and get a special group rate of $119 per night for a standard room.

Book through this website to get the preferred rate:
(Don't worry if the site says "only one room left", it always says that)

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Meal Options

Dining Options
To fuel your enjoyment of the conference, there are two dining options at the Marriott hotel, as well as dozens of restaurants within a 3-mile radius. On Sunday, you have the convenient option of eating at the conference.

To order lunch or dinner you must register on or before February 6, 2024.

Box Lunch option on Sunday (choose one)
  • • Vegetarian Wrap on whole wheat tortilla, oven roasted tomatoes, zucchini, squash, artichokes, roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, garlic herb aioli
  • • Black Forest ham on country baguette, gruyere, purple basil mustard

Banquet options with Keynote Presentation — Sunday Evening (choose one)
  • • Herb seared chicken with garlic Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and sundried tomato cream, or
  • • Vegetable paella – Spanish rice, saffron broth, seasonal vegetables

Both choices come with a baby spinach, candied walnut, pear, gorgonzola salad with herb vinaigrette dressing and chocolate mousse cake desert.

For further information, please contact:

Vicki Stephens — [email protected]
Joan Field — [email protected]