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Jun
16
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom | San Diego | California | United States

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night via Zoom!

Our judge for June is Larry Vogel.

Members will be emailed with Zoom meeting information. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please contact us to be added to the guest list.

Image critiques are available for members only. If you’d like more information about joining Darkroomers, please check out our membership page and email us if you have any questions.

About Larry

Larry Vogel describes himself as an artist who uses the medium of photography as well as sculpture, painting and ceramics. He has been an exhibiting artist for over thirty years. His work is included in numerous private and corporate collections. Vogel is currently represented by the Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA.

Vogel teaches his popular online webinars throughout the year. Workshop, webinar and private one-on-one sessions are detailed on his website, www.lavogel.com.

In addition to his busy workshop schedule, Larry is founder and director of the Digital Photo Exchange – DPX. Monthly meetings centered around a critique format are held online, twice a month. More information can be found at: https://www.lavogel.com/DPX.html

Vogel is a well sought-after juror and presenter for many art and photo events, which include the San Diego Fair, Orange County Fair, San Clemente Art Association and many photo groups throughout Southern California. Be sure to check his website for his schedule of events and workshops. 

www.lavogel.com/workshops

Jun
26
Sat
Exploring Photographic Techniques: Energize Your Creativity with Vicki Wert @ Zoom
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Exploring Photographic Techniques: Energize Your Creativity with Vicki Wert @ Zoom

Vicki Wert is a Cleveland-based photographer with an eclectic background.  She is a lifelong classically-trained musician and also a retired Certified Public Accountant.  She is also passionate about the art of photography in spite of earning her living in other fields.  She has been involved in photography for more than 30 years, and after joining the Cleveland Photographic Society (CPS) 11 years ago, she became very serious in her pursuit of that art.  She has won numerous awards at CPS and has been honored to take part in many exhibitions in the Cleveland area.  She is also a Photoshop instructor at CPS and serves on the board of directors.  While enjoying most types of subject matter, Vicki particularly pursues landscape, wildlife, floral, and macro photography.

Jun
30
Wed
Quarterly Competition Submission Deadline: Ant’s Eye View
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Quarterly Competition Submission Deadline: Ant's Eye View @ San Diego | California | United States

Our second quarter theme for 2021 is Ant’s Eye View

Members can submit up to two (2) monochrome and two (2) color photographs, no later than 8pm (PT) on the competition date. Submission instructions will be sent to members via email.

All submissions will be posted online within 3 days after entries close for members to vote. Winners will be announced at the second meeting of the following month.

Scoring

Members shall earn one (1) point for each print entered into the competition. Additional points shall be awarded to each division winning image as follows:

Three (3) points for each First Place winning image.

Two (2) points for each Second Place winning image.

One (1) point for each Third Place winning image.

Awards

At the end of each year, the member(s) with the highest number of points in the Monochrome division shall be awarded the Harris Wallace Perpetual Trophy. The member(s) with the highest number of points in the Color division shall be awarded the Pitt Warner Perpetual Trophy.

 

Jul
7
Wed
Photoshop Techniques, Real-Life Examples with Larry Vogel @ Zoom
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Darkroomers members will be sent Zoom log-in info via email. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please contact us so we can add you to the guest list.


Photoshop Techniques, Real-Life Examples with Larry Vogel

Larry Vogel Presents: Photoshop Techniques, Real-Life Examples – Problems & Solutions

Larry has been holding monthly critique sessions for over thirty years. During these sessions, he has helped hundreds of photographers improve the quality of their photographs through group critiques and offering image processing solutions through Photoshop. 

Vogel has gathered thousands of “real-life” images from past critique participants. He will draw from this collection of photos as he leads the group through a series of before and after Real Life Examples, showing image problems and Photoshop solutions. This is guaranteed to satisfy both sides of the technical and aesthetic photographer.

Contact information:

Jul
11
Sun
Zen in art of photography with Bernard Mendoza @ TBD
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Zen in art of photography with Bernard Mendoza @ TBD

This event is a Darkroomers member-only event and signup is required (maximum 8 attendees).

Zen in art of photography – The creative process.

One of the major things I missed whilst giving my workshops online was the conversation.  It really is hard, certainly for me, to have a good conversation with a group through the internet.  So, I’m excited to get back to live workshops particularly as my workshops are really just conversations.  I am a great believer that we learn best by participating and sharing with like-minded people.  Good conversation is a perfect method and hopefully, it will give you an entirely new way of looking at yourself and your work as a visual storyteller.

Some of the subjects we’ll talk through are, why do we make photographs and what is the difference between taking and making a photograph – what makes an artist – the artist as a storyteller and being literate as a visual storyteller – choosing our subject and our relationship with it – how important is intuition and what does it tell us about ourselves, what are we thinking about when we make a photograph.  Like any good conversation, it will take on a life of its own and will cover many more subjects that will inspire and excite you to make photographs.

My role in this is just as a guide taking you through a journey because there are certain things no one can teach you.  Hopefully, though, new doors will open giving you the opportunity to explore.

Attendees need to bring:

  • Camera
  • 3-4 prints (size not important)
  • Snack/lunch

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Zen in art of photography with Bernard Mendoza

Date: July 11, 2021

This event is a Darkroomers member-only event and signup is required (maximum 8 attendees).

Because space is limited, we ask that you only sign up if you plan to attend. If you sign up and need to cancel, please email info@darkroomers.com ASAP so we can open your spot up for another attendee.

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Workshop #1: Angela A.
#2: CAROLE M.
#3: Andrew H.
#4: Lynn R.
#5: Andrew P.
#6: Melanie P.
#7: Janie A.
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Jul
21
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ TBD
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ TBD | San Diego | California | United States

As of June 5, 2021 it is unclear if this event will be held via Zoom or in-person in the Photographic Arts Building in Balboa Park. Once we have guidance from the city/state later this month we will update this event accordingly.

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night!

Our guest judge for July is Diane Peck.

Image critiques are available for members only. If you’d like more information about joining Darkroomers, please check out our membership page and email us if you have any questions.

About Diane

I hail from Rochester New York – the home of Eastman Kodak! And, yes, I worked for Kodak and am a current retiree.  And, my family was a Kodak family – grandfather, aunts, uncles, and my Dad.  I took up photography at a young age, motivated by the fact that I was more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it!  I took numerous photography classes while employed by Kodak and that was in the days of the darkrooms!

Eventually, I relocated from Rochester to California but still kept photographing.  Initially, I joined 2 “camera clubs”, and then I joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA).  After joining PSA, I took their “Image Evaluation” course.  I have competed internationally; having received awards, honorable mentions, and a judge’s choice award.

I have judged competitions for the PSA Council of Camera Clubs (Southern California Association of Camera Clubs – (SCACC), Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C), and have judged for several years for the Fallbrook Camera Club.  Lastly, for the last few years, I have volunteered to judge the Student Showcase at the San Diego Fair.  In 2017, I was accepted as a judge in the International Exhibit of Photography at the San Diego Fair.

I love photography – it is the best hobby I could have found and I consider myself lucky to be able to continue my passion into the future.

Aug
4
Wed
Photographing the Spirit of Birds with Krisztina Scheeff @ Zoom
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photographing the Spirit of Birds

Darkroomers members will be sent Zoom log-in info via email. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please contact us so we can add you to the guest list.

There is a thrill in capturing the exciting moment of the Grebes running across the water’s surface, or that split-second shot of a baby bird poking its head from its nest. Award-winning nature photographer Krisztina Scheeff of KS Nature Photography expertly photographs these moments. In her webinar, Krisztina will delve into the stories of her favorite birds, including the Atlantic Puffins in Scotland, and the explosive flight of the Sandhill Cranes in Bosque del Apache. She will also share useful tips for finding and photographing birds in the wild, including San Diego’s celebrities: the dancing Grebes. Krisztina will also share stunning photographs of some of her other wildlife favorites.

About Krisztina

Krisztina Scheeff is an award-winning and professional nature photographer who specializes in photographing the Rushing Grebes and guiding her clients at Lake Hodges in San Diego to experience this amazing behavior and capture their own photos. Recognized for her photographic work in National Audubon Society as well as a finalist in the prestigious Wildlife Photograph of the Year competition, Krisztina’s photos have been published in magazines and articles around the world, including National Geographic, Wild Planet Photo Magazine, California 101, San Diego Audubon Society, American Wild Magazine, Birders Digest, Marine Conservation Magazine – UK, North American Nature Photography Association, and more. They have also been featured in Art Shows and Galleries around the country. Krisztina operates a successful business leading Photography Workshops and Tours to Scotland (Puffins), Ireland, Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Hungary, Bosque del Apache. She also leads workshops for Bird Festivals around the country and presents at various events.

To see more photos check out KS Nature Photography at www.KSNaturePhotography.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KSNaturePhotography or on Instagram at @KSNaturePhotography

Aug
14
Sat
Darkroomers Weekend Workshop Series @ Photographic Arts Building
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Darkroomers for their Weekend Workshop Series.

Topics vary monthly.

Aug
18
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night. Members bring in prints for critique. Those prints accepted by the Judge will hang for up to 2 months in our member gallery.

Judges Vary Monthly. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

To become a member and submit your images for critique. Visit our Membership page

Sep
15
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night. Members bring in prints for critique. Those prints accepted by the Judge will hang for up to 2 months in our member gallery.

Judges Vary Monthly. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

To become a member and submit your images for critique. Visit our Membership page