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.

Our Latest Newsletter

May update

Hi Everyone,

It is that time to bring you up to date on club activities and inner workings. First off, if you weren’t at the last competition you missed some amazing images by Tamara Krautkramer. Tamara’s sequence of the Pilgrims in Ethiopia won the Best in Show for the night.  Certainly gives us something to aspire to.  Great Job Tamara. 

This Friday is the field trip to Heritage Salvage, and if you haven’t been there it is worth your time.  There is so much to see and photograph.  You shouldn’t be wanting for any more texture photos when you leave there, hopefully with your memory card full.  Once again Trisha and Joel have come up with another great excursion. 

Hopefully you have seen the email from Kevin announcing that we are in need of a representative to N4C.  This job entails attending one meeting a month in San Leandro, so we have representation at the N4C level where many of the decisions about how we operate are formed. If you help out the club, and want to meet photographers from other clubs, this is a great opportunity. Please let me, Kevin or Bill Stacy know if you are interested.  

Our upcoming competition in June is being judged by Charlie Ginsburgh.  I don’t know Mr. Ginsburgh but I visited his website after Loujean sent out an email advising us he will judge our next competition.  He is an amazing photographer.  If you ever wanted to see water drop photography, please take a look at his site you will get more ideas than you could ever want or need.   There are many other subjects he has photographed and a visit to his site is worth your while.  If you don’t have the address here it is again: Charlie-g.smugmug.com    

There has been a recent update to the Bodie trip, disappointing, but certainly not enough of an issue to have you cancel you trip.  Bodie will still be open, but we will have to do astrophotography from some other location.  I am still going as are many others.  Mono lake and the surrounding area is a great place to take photos of the stars. 

The board will be meeting May 29thto discuss a number of issues.  If you have anything you would like to bring up please let me know so we can address it.  Ok, on to the fun stuff.  In my last update I included a photograph of a motorcycle in the air and asked for members to work their magic to see what they could do with this image.  I received ten images in response, and I will attach them to this email update.  

Until next time, keep shooting,

Mike