May Program Night with Carol Polich
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

The Artistry of Shutter Speed

Our presenter is Carol Polich who is an award-winning photographer from Bozeman, Montana.  Carol is an internationally known nature photographer and adventure travel writer.  She photographs throughout the western US and around the world where her photography and related stories have been featured in US magazines, travel & clothing catalogues, books, calendars and postcards since 1991.  Polich’s understanding of the quality of light when photographing nature, takes her stunning images above and beyond.

Entries Due: Categories are Creative, Journalism, Nature, Pictorial
Jun 1 @ 11:59 pm
Pride Parade @ Courthouse Square
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 pm

Because Tony is traveling, he asked me to “captain” this field trip for him. I recommend arriving early to photograph the scene prior to the parade. We will meet at Courthouse Square at the junction where Fourth Street and Mendocino Avenue meet at 9:00 am. Feel free to dress in your wildest costume. You’ll fit right in!

This is the 36th annual Sonoma County Pride Celebration, returning to downtown Santa Rosa after a two-year absence due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. The 2022 theme is “We Are Family.”

Please let me know if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

Zoom Photo Competition with Dan Katzman
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Journalism, Creative, Nature

Judge Biography:
Dan is a long time photo judge with experience in local, regional, national, international competitions. He had been a professional fine art photographer specializing in large format work for large public space displays. His work is in the permanent collection of the National Park Service and of several large corporations including Kaiser Permanente. His images have appeared in national media and on book covers.
He has had the good fortune of being taught architectural, landscape, commercial tabletop and portrait photography by some excellent photographers.

His judging philosophy starts with the idea that the primary focus of club judging should be on teaching. This starts with identifying what club members can learn from what is right with the image under discussion. A typical follow up is to offer ideas on how to take the image to the next level. Use of light and the emotional or storytelling aspects of an image should be discussed as much as composition. In cases where there are multiple technical faults with an image, he tries to focus on the one or two most important rather than enumerating all of the faults. This gives the beginning photographer a better chance to remember the comments and to put them in use the next time they are out photographing. Dan believes that photography is an artform that can be closely related to European painting and drawing and that the critique can be informed by appreciation of classical art.

Entries Due: Categories are Nature, Pictorial, Travel
Jul 6 @ 11:59 pm
Photo Competition with Ian Bornarth
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Nature, Travel, and Non-Compete

About Ian Bornarth:

Ian has a long background in photography including a BS in Photography from the
Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA in Photography from the Hartford Art
School. Additionally, he taught photography at a college level for 20 years at multiple
universities in both Connecticut and California. He has taught classes at all levels and a
wide variety of subjects including Portrait, journalism, studio, architecture and
Ian is a professional photographer creating travel, nature and landscape work for
corporate and personal spaces. He also creates work for use as stock photography.
Additionally, he creates documentary images for nature conservation projects.

Ian’s approach to judging looks for a balance between the technical and aesthetic
aspects that create a successful image based on the intent on the photographer and
the category being considered. He also has a constructive and educational approach
to responding to images.

Entries Due: Categories are Creative, Journalism, Monochrome, Pictorial
Aug 3 @ 11:59 pm
Photo competition with Charles Ginsburgh
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Entries Due: Categories are Monochrome, Nature, Pictorial, Travel
Aug 31 @ 11:59 pm
Photo Competition
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pictorial, Nature, Travel, Monochrome