Calendar

Mar
3
Sun
2024
Social Dinner @ El Gallo Negro
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please RSVP to ellen_storz@yahoo.com

Mar
6
Wed
2024
The March competition closes on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 11:59 PM PST.
Mar 6 all-day

Categories are: Pictorial, Nature, Travel, Monochrome, and Critique/Feedback.

Mar
14
Thu
2024
Zoom Photo Competition with Judge Jan Lightfoot
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Zoom Link: https://santarosaphotographicsociety.org/zoom-meetings/photo-competition-with-judge-jan-lightfoot/

The Zoom portal opens at 6 pm and the meeting starts at 6:30.

About Jan Lightfoot. Although never formally trained, Jan has always been involved with photography in one form or another. Transitioning from her own darkroom in high school, she joined the Idaho Statesman newspaper photography staff, and also worked in custom color printing labs both in Idaho and California. She became a Certified Photographic Counselor through PMA while managing Wentling’s Camera in Walnut Creek, taught photography classes and conducted photo field trips.

She has presented a variety of photographic programs to local camera clubs in the Northern California area and received numerous awards through competitions and juried shows. She was a presenter at the 2019 Fotoclave and in 2021 and was honored to receive NANPA’s 2021 Showcase award for First Runner Up in Altered Reality. In 2022, she was a recipient of KVIE’s Juror’s Award.

She is a member of the Sierra Camera Club of Sacramento, Viewpoint Photographic Gallery, the Professional Photographers of the Sacramento Valley, and the Photographic Society of America. Notably, she served as the esteemed Chairperson for the North American International Exhibition from 2016 to 2022.  During her tenure, Jan oversaw multiple divisions, including Open Color, Open Creative, Open Monochrome, Nature and Wildlife.  She continues to judge for clubs and venues throughout the United States.

“My philosophy in judging has always been to provide the maker of an image with honest, positive feedback. I stress the importance that constructive feedback can be a valuable tool to learn to see creatively, build a portfolio, or acquire a better understanding of photography. My ultimate goal in judging an image is to help photographers find expression within their own style of photography.”

 

Mar
15
Fri
2024
Club Field Trip: Ferry Trip
Mar 15 all-day

SRPS March 2024 Field Trip

San Francisco by Ferry

 

Some of us are still emerging from Covid and continue to have our own individual sense of risk assessment. The flexibility built into this trip is to tailor it to your needs. If you are concerned, ride at off hours when the vessel is not as crowded.

Others have the fear of robbery in the city. One of our own club members experienced that. The suggested route on city arrival should mitigate some fears by staying around the ferry building and only venturing forth into the financial district which abuts the ferry slips. You can also call around and form your own posse.

The field event is scheduled for Friday March 15th. The Larkspur ferry will allow participants to leave as early as 6:35 and arrive at the Ferry Building by about 7:10. For people who feel early hours are for the birds, please arrive later in the day.

If you are an early arrival, it is suggested that you meet everyone in front of the main Golden Gate Transit Building in the rear of the ferry building, facing the street. From there, we can break into small groups and go off to explore the area. Later arrivals can check in with Tony to find out where the early birds have migrated to.

 

It is truly a target rich environment:

– meander the ferry building shooting the wares

– sit across the street from the building and capture some of the local fauna moving by

– walk the street and absorb the architecture

– and, when you are aboard, step to the ferry rail, and shoot the prisons,

the bridges, boat traffic and the city from the water

 

Around 11:30, we will all meet for lunch at Gott’s at the Ferry Building. Weather permitting, we can eat outdoors there. After lunch, people can either continue shooting or grab a ferry

back home. The return ferries run pretty much hourly.

Travel light; bring as little as possible so you walk longer and are less of a target for the occasional bad guy.

Please let me know if you plan to attend

And please remember, if the fog is heavy, you are a winner. EVERYTHING is different and more dramatic. Just wear an extra layer of clothes.

There will be a Zoom meeting at the end of the month to review February and March field trips.

Tony

Mar
28
Thu
2024
SRPS Zoom Presentation Evening – Kent Porter on Storm Chasing
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
29
Fri
2024
Field Trip Zoom Meeting
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This meeting covers the  most recent 2 months: February and March. Please submit a max of 6 images. You can find the meeting zoom address at the club site Zoom Meeting tab; details on how to upload your  images are available at the club forum Field Trips tab.

Mar
31
Sun
2024
Critique Night
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There is a critique night this Sunday in preparation for the next competition.  The critique night for it will be from 4 – 6 pm.

These critique sessions really work, particularly for new members and members who have just moved to a higher competition level. More than 18 members have used this service last year. Most of the time, a little tweak really can raise the impact of an image. Usually, the alteration is as simple as adjusting a crop or editing a title.

As a reminder, here is how the process works:

        – Please email me that you would be interested in getting up to 3 of your images reviewed in a session. Also let me know what 10-minute time slot you would like between 4-6 pm

        – I will respond relatively promptly and see if we can settle on a mutually convenient time

        – No later than 1 day before the appointed evening, send me your images in the same format as you upload to competition

        – Also include your phone number and the image titles

– On the appointed time slot, I will call the number you gave me and we can discuss your images

– If I am running more than 5 minutes late, I will text or email you

 

Tony

Apr
3
Wed
2024
The April competition closes on on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 11:59 PM PST.
Apr 3 all-day

Categories are:Pictorial, Journalism, Creative, and Critique/Feedback.

Apr
11
Thu
2024
Zoom Photo Competition with Judge Jane Postiglione
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Zoom Link: https://santarosaphotographicsociety.org/zoom-meetings/photo-competition-with-judge-jane-postiglione/

The Zoom portal opens at 6 pm and the meeting starts at 6:30.

About Jane Postiglione: I have been shooting images since I received my first Brownie camera at age 11. As an undergraduate student in Architectural Interior Design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, I shot with a medium format twin lens reflex camera, a handheld light meter, and learned to develop film and make black and white prints.

After receiving my BFA from Pratt, I practiced design in New York City, travelled several times to Europe, and then moved west to study Instructional Technology and multimedia in graduate school at SF State. This led to work in writing, shooting and editing instructional training videos for the Army and the Navy, as well as creating and delivering technology and management programs for the corporate world. I started using digital equipment in 2004. I started participating in the Contra Costa Camera Club in 2003 and later N4C and have held various board positions in these organizations including President, Secretary, and FotoClave Co-Director. I was also a past Board Member of the Alamo Danville Artist Society, and Interim Director and Curator at Sun Gallery in Hayward, CA.

I have been accepted into juried shows throughout the SF Bay Area and exhibited and sold my prints in local galleries and establishments. In addition to my exhibits, my images have been selected and published in the Photographer’s Forum, the Best of Photography 2014 and 2017, and the IPA International Photography Awards 2015 and2020. In addition to my fine art photography, I shoot weddings and events with my photographer/musician husband, and I judge photography competitions and exhibits.

Philosophy. As a Photographer, I believe it is important to consciously select visually interesting  subject matter with appealing compositional elements, shoot at the best time of day to portray the image, use the best technical parameters to capture the image and tell the subject’s story – capture the subject’s essence – all while demonstrating a personal visual style or signature that sets your work apart from the work of others.

I acknowledge that evaluating and judging photography and art is subjective, yet I believe there are certain universal aesthetic principles and guidelines, which apply to all artwork.

Apr
20
Sat
2024
Butter and Eggs Parade
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SRPS April Field Trip

Butter and Eggs Parade, Petaluma, April 20th

This is a very fun event that is as much about a costume as anything else. It seems like everyone is in a good mood and would love to have you take their picture. Remember to dress in layers because the day can start cold and be pretty darn hot and sunny by noon. Since this is a really crowded event, there will be no meetup. It is hard to find people and places to eat tend to offer very slow service. To save on parking issues, try and go with a friend. For more information: https://www.google.com/search?q=petaluma+butter+and+eggs+2024&sca_esv=598406976&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS924US924&sxsrf=ACQVn08vOcOseweT8KbOluNSMB6c553o2w:1705250288409&ei=8A2kZaq_GNWNm9cPq7ueyAg&uact=5&oq=petaluma+butter+and+eggs+2024&gs_lp=Egxnd3Mtd2l6LXNlcnAiHXBldGFsdW1hIGJ1dHRlciBhbmQgZWdncyAyMDI0MgQQABhHMgQQABhHMgQQABhHMgQQABhHMgQQABhHMgQQABhHMgQQABhHMgQQABhHSPUnUABYAHAAeAKQAQCYAQCgAQCqAQC4AQPIAQDiAwQYACBBiAYBkAYI&sclient=gws-wiz-serp&ibp=htl;events&rciv=evn&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjGgPCrud2DAxXDIzQIHbO8Be4Q5bwDegQIKBAB#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=L2F1dGhvcml0eS9ob3Jpem9uL2NsdXN0ZXJlZF9ldmVudC8yMDI0LTA0LTIwfDYyNjYwNjEzODI1Mjc3NTg4OA%3D%3D&htivrt=events&mid=/g/11vrhs5mxh