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May
5
Wed
Epic Photos in Record Time with Vanelli
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Epic Photos in Record Time with Vanelli

Registration required! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Join Florida-based portrait and sports photographer, longtime LinkedIn Learning Educator, and Skylum’s Director of Education, Vanelli, as he shares his creative process using the innovative technology in Luminar AI. He’ll introduce you to Skylum’s flagship RAW photo editor and show how it can speed up and enhance your photo editing workflow.

We know your time is precious, so in this informative session, you’ll get three things: (a) a complete demonstration of Luminar AI using a wide variety of photo types; (b) an understanding of how artificial intelligence can help you achieve creative results quickly without taking away any creativity or creative control; and (c) how your Adobe workflow can be expanded when Luminar AI is used as a plugin.

Luminar AI is an innovative photo editor from Skylum Software based on Artificial Intelligence that puts incredible power and ease-of-use into your hands. This award-winning software for Mac and Windows is packed full of fast and intuitive tools that let you easily make fantastic images. Use as a standalone or as a creative extension for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Photoshop CC.

Registration required! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

May
19
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom
May 19 @ 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 May is Michelle Pennings.

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 Michelle:

Michelle is an International Award-Winning Fine Art Photographer located in San Diego, CA. She is the Director of West Coast School of Photography and has served as secretary of Professional Photographers of California. Michelle has earned her CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) and is currently working to earn her Masters in Photography from PPA. Michelle specializes in themed portrait sessions for children. When she isn’t busy creating new sets and painting backdrops she can be found photographing underwater.

Michelle’s recent distinctions:

  • 2020 PPA Bronze Medalist Photographer of the Year
  • 2020 PPC High School Photographer of the Year
  • 2020 PPSDC Pet Photographer of the Year
  • 2019 Western District 2nd Place Senior Portrait
  • 2018 PPSDC Photographer of the Year
  • Associate of WPPI
  • Associate of The Portrait Masters

www.designsbychelle.com

https://www.facebook.com/designsbychellephotography/

IG @designsbychellephotography

IG @familyphotosandiego

Jun
2
Wed
My Journey as a Landscape Astrophotographer with Stephen Bay @ Zoom
Jun 2 @ 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.


Although I’ve been a photographer for many years, I’ve only recently started photographing the night sky and trying to capture the Milky Way and other celestial bodies. In this talk, I’ll go over my journey as a landscape astrophotographer. Starting from the very beginning where I fumbled around in the dark and couldn’t operate my camera properly to the point where I am doing shoots that require hours of planning and fieldwork. I’ll go over how I choose my subjects and why I strive to remain local even when sky conditions are not the best.

Presenter Bio

Stephen Bay is a landscape photographer living in San Diego. His focus has been on photographing our beautiful city with its amazing coastlines, cityscapes, and inland mountain & desert regions. His carefully planned and executed photos have attracted the attention of local media and he has won several awards from the San Diego County Fair. Previously, he focused on travel stock and published a photo book of Los Angeles with Twin Lights Publishers. He is regularly involved with photography education through workshops & presentations, and he is an admin for the Light Chasers community.
Originally Stephen was from Canada and came to the U.S. for graduate school in Computer Science. He then met his wife and permanently settled in California. After leaving a career as a data scientist, he now pursues photography full-time.
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
Darkroomers Quarterly Competition @ Photographic Arts Building
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our Quarterly Image Competition.

The Quarterly Image Competition is a special event for Darkroomers. Guests can come and vote on images but only members can submit images. The competition is theme based and the theme is identified at the beginning of the quarter. The meetings are a social event with Hors d’oeuvres and drinks being served. Members and guests can walk around and take in the images and vote on the ones they like.

Jul
21
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building
Jul 21 @ 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

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