The Santa Rosa Photographic Society has been advancing the knowledge and skills of hobbyist photographers through education, competition, and field experience since 1975. 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.

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Just another update

Hi Everyone,

What a great weekend to get out and take photographs.  I don’t know about you, but I occasionally get in a rut photographing the same area over and over.  For me, it is in and around Petaluma.  So on Friday I went to San Francisco with my wife to get out and walk around.  We took the ferry over and if you are over 65 the fare is only $6.00 each way, with parking only $2.00.  What a deal! It was so refreshing to explore within walking distance of the Ferry Building and work on Street and Architectural photography.  I’ll be going back soon. I’ll also be getting out into wine country more often now due to our winning image of the night at our last competition.    

Steve Gibbs won the Best in Show for the evening with his Vineyard Sunrise image.  A wonderful image that you should be seeing soon on our website and our Facebook page. Hard work pays off, and Steve certainly deserved the best of the night photo.  Great job Steve.  

Our next program night will be on April 25thwhen Lucy Beck will use a light box as a blank palette.  She will show us how to choose and arrange flowers to make artistic arrangements.  She will then show us how to photograph them and using Photoshop she will show us how to process them to make them look like a painterly like picture.  I had seen Lucy’s presentation at last year’s FotoClave and was enthralled by what she does. More than worth a couple of hours of your time. You may even find a new type of photography to begin learning. 

On April 28thwe will be going to Half Moon Bay on another field trip set up by Trisha and Joel.  Here is the information from our website.  Join us for what the organizers bill as “A uniquely spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries…More than 2000 ultra cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic machines of all kinds on display for public viewing.” There will be motorcycle stunt shows at 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30 pm. Tickets are $15 to $50. Website is miramarevents.com/dreammachines. Hope you can join us.

I will be meeting with the board as soon as I can arrange a time to discuss a number of items pertaining to our club.  If you have something you would like brought up please let me know or keep an eye out for the date so you can join us.  

That’s it for now, until next time, keep shooting. 

Mike