Welcome to the Santa Rosa Photographic Society
2015 marks the beginning of SRPS’s 40th year as a club specifically devoted to the interests of amateur photographers. Our members range from complete beginners to advanced masters, and the club provides everyone many opportunities to improve their photographic skills, learn new “digital darkroom” and print techniques, and to participate in fun activities.
Guerneville Parade of Lights, © Steve Muench, winner Best of Show, March 2015
Our monthly Competition Nights are especially popular. Members submit their images within various categories through an online entry system. Then local judges, typically professional photographers, discuss the technical and artistic attributes of each displayed image during the first of SRPS’s two monthly meetings. During the meeting, the judge provides valuable feedback on how each image might be improved before the winning photographers images are announced and discussed. Each year, club members have an opportunity advance up through levels B, A, AA, and M, based upon their overall performance during the year’s competitions. Even if you don’t like to compete, the meetings are fun and you learn a lot.
Field trips are also quite popular and can range from half or full-day local excursions, to long weekend trips out of the area. Some trips/activities may also be shared with other Northern California clubs. Photographs taken by members during these field trips are also eligible for a Palmer Field Trip competition later in the year.
In November, SRPS holds an End-of-Year competition among all of the year’s monthly winning images. At the December Annual Awards Banquet, the winners of the End- of-Year and Palmer Field Trip competitions are announced.
SRPS member images are often among the top ribbon winners at the Sonoma, Marin, and Napa County Fairs, and members' images are often displayed in public buildings, private restaurants, and exhibits throughout Sonoma County and beyond.
Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings which are held at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center in Santa Rosa at 6:30 PM on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month (Competition and Program nights, respectively). Meeting nights follow this schedule January through October, but are held on different days in November. Please check the SRPS calendar, our Meet-up Page , and other sections of this website for more information.
I look forward to meeting you soon, and hope you will come to enjoy the club as much as I do.
Jack Florence, Jr, SRPS President
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