Photo Competition with Stephen Hinchey
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pictorial, Nature, Travel, Monochrome

Judge: Stephen Hinchey

Stephen Hinchey began his photographic journey in the 1960’s when his brother built a darkroom in the basement of their house. He learned how to develop and expose black & white film. His focus at that time was on Architectural images, later adding both color
prints and color slides to his repertoire. In the early 2000’s, he purchased his first digital camera and pivoted to Nature photography. He took classes at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite and interspersed
trips to the Sierras. To address his fears of photographing people, he signed up for
sessions with models. This led him to shift more to studio work where he can control and experiment with lighting.

It is important to understand the message the creator of an image is trying to express. The title is a guide in this understanding, reinforcing what you have seen or guiding you to the true message. When talking about the impact and interest in an image Stephen strives to be judicious in suggesting alterations. Often it is better to explain what the creator did to make the image work.

SRPS Exhibition “From Our Walls” at Steele Ln Community Ctr, Santa Rosa, 12/03/21 – 2/28/22 M-F @ Steele Lane Community Center
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm

Note: Due to Covid restrictions, Steele Ln Community Ctr will be closed from Jan. 12th until at least Feb. 12th.

Our exhibition, which runs from Dec. 3rd, 2021 thru Feb, 28th, 2022 includes  landscape,  abstract and creative photos. Finished photos, many of which are for sale,  are printed on metal, canvas or paper. Any sales via our parallel SmugMug gallery benefit our club which, despite covid, has remained active through Zoom meetings and outdoor field trips. We welcome new members to our club which is now marking our 46th year.

To purchase prints, click here.

Entries Due: Categories are Creative, Journalism, Pictorial
Feb 2 @ 11:59 pm
Photo Competition with Lisa Rigge
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pictorial, Journalism, Creative

Judge: Lisa Rigge

Bio: Lisa began taking photography courses at the MIT Photography Lab in Cambridge,MA. The lab had been founded by Minor White, and she studied both black and white printing and color slides. She studied at the lab for 2 years before moving to California. Once in CA, she continued her photography studies at Chabot College in Hayward and at UC Extension Santa Cruz. In addition, she took week-long workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and through the Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico. She’s been attending an annual meeting of about 30-40 photographers who meet in King City or at a CA Mission to view the attendees’ portfolios. She’s attended this group, started by Al Weber (a renowned photographer and friend of Ansel Adams), for almost 30 years.

Philosophy: Lisa believes that beginning photographers need more encouragement and less criticism from a judge. Encouragement is given to inspire and motivate the love of photography for those who are new to the medium. Critique focuses on the details in the image, speaking to areas that are working well and to address areas that could be
improved. The difference between judging beginners and advanced club members is to encourage the beginners without being overly fussy, and to do a more in-depth critique of images in the advanced groups as their images are usually already well-thought out
and executed. Both can be fine lines to walk. Lisa also believes and suggests that photographers view their photographs as a means of self-expression first, and any need to impress others, especially the judge, be
secondary. One must please oneself first in order to develop one’s personal style. Once that’s developed, impress away!
N4C Annual Awards (Zoom) – Please Pre-Register
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dear members,
N4C is already planning a great Zoom presentation for the N4C Annual Awards event in February and they ask that we pre-register. The link to do so is below. Hope to see you virtually there!


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 27, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting 

Be sure to save that email for your link to the meeting

Field Trip Zoom Meeting for Napa Lights
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Napa Lights

Where             Napa  Downtown Waterfront

Dates          Visit:                February 2/17-2/23

Upload:            2/26 close

Zoom:              3/1 at 5:00

Description:    The Napa Lighted Art Festival will run this year from 1/15- 3/13, mainly concentrated along the river. It is also fun to shoot the illuminated buildings at dusk, either up close or from across the river. The real photographic treat this year will be shooting giant lit dandelion sculptures at night.


 Parking should be pretty easy downtown around sunset on a week night.

– Try and get there by the blue hour; sunset that for that period is about 6 pm.

– We all know that weather can be iffy and you have other obligations, so there is a one-week window to shoot.

Dinner:    Dinner is cancelled due to the number of conflicting events and the fact that we would have to eat inside during the continued Covid issue. As the weather warms, and we can eat outside, it will no longer be an issue.

Gear to bring There will be some walking so pack light. As a bare minimum, just bring your walk-around lens and a tele. Don’t forget a tripod because of the low light. Check the forecast before you leave home for clothing selection.

After the outing, please sort through your images that you will post for the Zoom    meeting on 3/1; please have them uploaded by 2/26.


  1. Pick out a max of 5 processed images and upload them to the club’s competition site.
  2. .Prepare these images to the specs you use to upload images for competition; see detailed instructions in the email that was sent out announcing the event.
  3. All images must be uploaded by midnight September 15.
  4. The host (Tony) will arrange them in Lightroom to prepare them for a Zoom meeting at the address shown on the Zoom Meeting tab in the SRPS web site.
  5. Bill Stacy will set up the Zoom meeting and act as co-host. The meeting will start sharp at 5 pm on March 1st. There will be 15 minutes of social time first.
  6. The host/Tony will show all the images of one person at a time, and the maker will tersely narrate them. After that, there will be time for comments. Provisionally, each presenter gets a max of 10 minutes for presenting and getting comments.














Entries Due: Categories are Monochrome, Nature, Pictorial, Travel
Mar 2 @ 11:59 pm
Photo Competition with Jane Postiglione
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pictorial, Nature, Travel, Monochrome

Judge: Jane Postiglione

Entries Due: Categories are Creative, Journalism, Pictorial
Apr 6 @ 11:59 pm
Entries Due: Categories are Monochrome, Nature, Pictorial, Travel
May 4 @ 11:59 pm