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CPEN CreateSpace: Virtual Photo Contest

Camp Pendleton Library's CreateSpace

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Photography Resources

Photography Resources:
Tips & Tricks

Print Books & DVDs available through Camp Pendleton's Library System
  • Adobe Photoshop CC for Dummies
  • Fundamentals of Photography Great Course DVD

Free Photography Digital Resources available to CPEN Library Card Holders

Italics indicate kid-friendly books & shows

RB Digital: Electronic Magazines & Books Available

  • How to Rule at Photography: 50 Tips And Tricks For Using Your Phone's Camera
  • Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
  • Photography Week: Inspiration, Ideas, In-Depth Reviews
  • Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery With Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself!

Great Courses - RB Digital: Watch lectures about Photography

  • Fundamentals of Photography I
  • Fundamentals of Photography II
  • National Geographic Masters of Photography
  • The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography
  • The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons

Universal Class:Take classes about photography

  • Digital Photography 101
  • Photography 101 Beginner to Intermediate
  • Digital Photography with the iPhone
  • Adobe Lightroom 101
  • Adobe Photoshop 101

Kanopy: Watch movies & shows

  • Artzooka - episode 13 of 2011 season (photo tips for kids)‚Äč
  • The Day Henry Met - episode 42 The Day Henry Met a Camera (kids cartoon)

EBSCO's Hobby & Craft Reference Center: Hobby & Craft articles

  • 10 Frames: Use These Techniques to Create Beautiful Compositions in any Landscape Setting
  • Narrow Your Focus: How to Use Lines, Patterns, Colors, and Textures to Create Eye-Catching Images

Virtual Photo Contest Details

To participate in the Photo Contest, individuals must have currently valid Camp Pendleton base access.

Categories for the Contest include

  • Summer Scenic Category - Scenic pictures taken around Camp Pendleton and San Diego
  • Furry Friends Pet Category - Pictures taken of your pet around Camp Pendleton and San Diego
  • Furry Friends Stuffed Animal Category - Pictures taken of your stuffed animal around Camp Pendleton and San Diego

  • Photos must be submitted by the original photographer, and should be submitted via email ( or the Google form (left side of page).

    By submitting photos, you give us permission to post the pictures to our Facebook page and on our Libguide website.

    Three (3) pictures maximum can be submitted per photographer.

    Questions? Email us at

    Staff Submissions