Southern California Council of Camera Clubs

S4C logoThe Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) is a consortium of 17 photography clubs across Southern California, including the Thousand Oaks Photo Group. The S4C was founded in 1939 and has been a Council member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) since 1953. S4C provides members of local photography clubs with unique opportunities to submit images into regional and international photo competitions, take part in regional workshops and meet members from other S4C camera clubs.

The S4C promotes photographic arts and education by providing venues for photo competition:

For more information about S4C, please check the S4C website or email the TO Photo Group's representative, Mike Reyburn, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Thousand Oaks Photo Group is consistent winner at S4C competitions, and you can review galleries of our past S4C competition winning images. You too can become part of our winner's galleries, but only if you submit images to the S4C monthly competitions.

S4C Competition Orientation

Hutch Hutchison provided a detailed review of the what, why and how of S4C competitions. If you are interested in competing, this webinar will help you get started.

S4C Key Competition Dates for 2023-2024 Competition Season

There are many revisions and clarifications to section definitions as a result of PSA changes. S4C strives to be consistent with PSA definitions and rules as much as possible. PSA has made strong statements regarding the use of drones, AI and protection of the plant and animal environment. Please read the summary of changes for the 2023-2024 competition year. Finally, S4C has instituted a policy regarding repeated disqualifications (DQs). Some entrants have repeatedly submitted images that have been DQ'd even after being told that these images violate one or more competition definitions. An occasional DQ is expected and accepted. This policy is only being instituted to stop flagrant violators of S4C guidelines and definitions. See our Policy on Repeated DQs for details.


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