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Gary  Vandemark



Gary is a retired Silicon Valley electronics executive and leads the Photography Focus Group. He and his wife Bev live year round in Rancho Mirage after nearly 30 years in the Bay Area, where their 2 sons still live. Gary is relatively new to the CVHC and has been an avid amateur photographer all his life, with particular interest in the technical aspects photo creating, post processing and sharing. Being a former scuba divemaster, Gary has taken thousands of underwater photos throughout the world.

The Photo Focus Group is a new concept within the Photography Section of the CVHC, with a goal of improving member skills for all levels of photographic expertise and equipment. Each Focus “session” will concentrate on a narrow topic and a small group (4-5) will go with an instructor who has experience in that particular subject and the group will practice that technique or subject. Topics will be drawn from suggestions by Section members.

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