More than 4,000 entered photos are judged by industry professionals, with only about a third accepted for display in this exhibit. This is one of the largest competitive shows on the West Coast, offering more than $25,000 in prizes and awards.
Fair visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photo. Free daily workshops, geared to photographers of all levels, range from "How To Prepare A Photo Trek" to the "Secrets of Zoo Photography." On Wednesday nights, judges will share what they look for as they judge thousands of photos. Please scroll down for more information on this exhibit.
Hours: Fair opening to 10:00PM. The exhibit stays open until 11:00PM Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight on July 4. Location: 2nd floor, East Grandstand
Thank you to our 2014 Exhibition
of Photography Donors
Crime Scene Photography Workshop, 2:30PM, June 28, 2014.
New competition categories: Large prints (up to 40 inches long) and California State Parks (to celebrate the 150th anniversary of California State Parks). The latter category will be for 2014 only.
On many days during the Fair, noted photographers will share their knowledge in a variety of photo workshops. Fair visitors can learn about shooting animals, taking night photos, working with depth of field, and much more. List of photo workshops [PDF]