January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Luther Burbank Arts & Garden Center
2050 Yulupa Ave
Santa Rosa CA

Categories: Pictorial, Nature, and Creative

Judge: Charles Ginsburgh, a.k.a. Charlie G

Charlie was our judge last June and the questionnaire feedback from the members was extremely positive. 
Here’s an excerpt from his bio and judging philosophy.
“… unlike many judges and club participants who have been taking images since dirt was invented, I have only been actively involved in photography since 2011. I am a biochemist by trade, and as such have always been interested in nature, life, and what makes living cells tick. One thing I enjoy is creating (design and manufacture) stained glass panels. I have done this off and on for over twenty years or so. … In 2010 I sought to create a photographic catalog of my efforts and proceeded to discover the joys and frustrations of photography. Fast forward to the present and I am currently more involved in photography than stained glass.

When I first view an image I “look” for the emotional content of the image and how I am affected by the image. There is nothing more satisfying than when an image is first viewed by a group and hearing an immediate, collective spontaneous gasp from the audience, a sure sign that some level of emotional connection has been achieved. I next look for how effectively the image was “seen” by the maker, and only then do I focus on the more technical aspects (composition, capture, and presentation) employed to capture the maker’s vision of the image. In the end, with each image I am striving to comprehend the maker’s vision of the image and how effectively this vision was captured.”

Examples of Charlie’s photographic efforts can be viewed at