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Mar
31
Wed
Quarterly Competition Submission Deadline: REGAL
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Quarterly Competition Submission Deadline: REGAL @ San Diego | California | United States

Our first quarter theme for 2021 is REGAL

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.

 

Apr
7
Wed
DUNEWORK by Bob Canepa @ Zoom
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DUNEWORK by Bob Canepa @ Zoom

Join us for DUNEWORK, a presentation by Bob Canepa on how he captures his beautiful black and white photos of sand dunes.

This presentation will take place via Zoom. Members will be emailed with the meeting link. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please email info@darkroomers.com and we’ll add you to the guest list.

About Bob Canepa:

In 2004, while teaching mathematics to junior high students in Atascadero, a small group of them said, “Hey, Mr. Canepa, why don’t you take a picture of us with our friends?” I replied that I did not own a camera, and they promptly problem solved the situation and said, “GET ONE!” So, with a smile, I began a journey into photography. 

I find myself in awe of this art form each day. There is always something to photograph, always a different perspective, angle or a change in the lighting. There are those moments of learning where nothing tangible comes that day from my efforts, but in the future it becomes obvious that that day was just an opportunity to take another path headed to the same goal . . . that of becoming a better photographer and expanding my vision. This makes every day a joy, whatever the subject is, it is a challenge to capture the essence of the moment. It’s also play, like a child who loses him/herself in absolute focus and thought of that play. No wonder so many people have chosen to participate in improving their skills in photography. I owe so much to those 7th grade students for so many reasons, photography being one. 

I am passionate about dune photography and have been “playing” in the dunes for years. I find something new each time when I visit the Oceano Dunes in Oceano, California. (I return approximately once per week). Within 45 minutes from my home I can be up on top of the highest dune surveying the entire area and planning for images as the sun descends in the coming hours. It can be the tranquility that the dunes area provides, the segments of the dunes revealing intricate patterns, or simply the contours of areas, that draws me back, but it all provides an ever-changing environment filled with opportunities to explore and create images which allow me to share my vision of the wondrous landform.

Apr
10
Sat
Flash Portraiture in Chicano Park @ Chicano Park
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Flash Portraiture in Chicano Park @ Chicano Park | San Diego | California | United States

Join your fellow Darkroomers to practice flash photography and portraiture in Chicano Park, a vivid park full of colorful murals.

We’ll meet at 9am, shoot for an hour or two, and then grab a coffee and/or light lunch at Ryan Bros. at 1894 Main Street.

There are a couple of small parking lots with a 2 hour time limit in the park and ample street parking.

If you have lighting gear, bring it. (Flashes, umbrellas, soft boxes, light stands, transmitters, reflectors, etc.) If you don’t have any lighting equipment, those of us bringing ours are willing to share, though there may be limitations for those with varying camera systems. Don’t forget your camera and a good portrait lens (super wide angle isn’t typically flattering for portraits).

This event is open to Darkroomers members only. Please RSVP to info@darkroomers.com or email Angela or Melanie if you plan to attend.

Apr
20
Tue
Meetup at The Flower Fields @ The Flower Fields
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meetup at The Flower Fields @ The Flower Fields | Carlsbad | California | United States

Join us for a morning walk through Carlsbad’s beautiful Flower Fields.

Tickets MUST be purchased ahead of time online at https://www.theflowerfields.com. There are no ticket sales onsite.

Apr
21
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom
Apr 21 @ 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 April is Paul Shilling.

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.

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 @ Photographic Arts Building
May 19 @ 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

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

Join Darkroomers for their Weekend Workshop Series.

Topics vary monthly.

Jun
16
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building
Jun 16 @ 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

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.