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

This will be Darkroomers’ first meeting back in the PAB since early 2020! The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm, but we’ll open the building at 6 pm for setup and social hour.

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night!

Our guest judge for August is Greg Klamt.

On the third Wednesday of each month, members bring in prints for critique. Prints accepted by the Judge will hang for up to 2 months in the Photographic Arts Building gallery.

About Greg

Greg KlamtGreg Klamt is a Multimedia Artist and Graphic Designer who works and plays, in Web Development, Fine Art, Illustration, Animation, Photography, Music, Theatre and more.

His creative highlight during the past year was designing sets and special effects for live-virtual theatre productions on Zoom, with the actors and crew all in their own homes.

His digital art and photography have appeared in numerous galleries, exhibitions, publications and have won numerous awards including at the International Exhibition of Photography at the San Diego County Fair. He has been a part of the judging team at the Fair every year since 2007. He has juried numerous other fine art and photo exhibitions, and mentors in Web Design, Photoshop, Public Speaking and other skills.

His website is: https://gregklamt.com

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.

Aug
29
Sun
Summit Series at the Barona Drags @ Barona Drags
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Space is very limited and signup is required. SIGN UP HERE

All participants must attend a safety meeting at 10 am on August 28, 2021 (via Zoom)

Franken Ford © Angela Andrieux

Join Pete Liebig, track photographer for the Barona Drags for a fun-filled day of photographing drag races! Attendees will have exclusive access to the track and pits.

Parking/entry is $10 per person (paid at the gate)

Due to the limited number of spaces available, this opportunity is open to Darkroomers 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.

Aug
30
Mon
Print Drop Off @ Photographic Arts Building
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Display your work in the PAB

Darkroomers members may drop off prints of images accepted in July and August at the PAB between 7-8pm on August 30, 2021.

SIGN UP HERE (required)

Gallery Wall at the PAB by Ralph Vasquez

Gallery Wall at the PAB by Ralph Vasquez

Sep
1
Wed
From Hobby to Passion with Michelle Pennings @ Zoom
Sep 1 @ 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.

From Hobby to Passion: My Journey of Photography

Michelle PenningsMichelle Pennings will be sharing her humble beginning back in high school and where her love of photography has taken her today – a crazy and fun journey!

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

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served! Social (half) hour starts at 6:30pm. The meeting starts promptly at 7 pm.

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

The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm, but we’ll open the building at 6 pm for setup and social hour.

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night!

Our judge for September will be Eileen Mandell.

On the third Wednesday of each month, members bring in prints for critique. Prints accepted by the Judge will hang for up to 2 months in the Photographic Arts Building gallery.

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.

Sep
29
Wed
Quarterly Competition Submission Deadline: SHADOWS
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Quarterly Competition Submission Deadline: SHADOWS @ San Diego | California | United States

Our third quarter theme for 2021 is SHADOWS

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.

 

Oct
6
Wed
How Paper Impacts Your Print with Jean Eichenlaub @ Photographic Arts Buiilding
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm, but we’ll open the building at 6 pm for setup and social hour.

Jean Eichenlaub, photo credit Monica RoyalThe digital darkroom provides many opportunities not available with wet processing, different print mediums have proliferated. An individual paper type from different manufacturers can vary. This workshop, presented by Jean Eichenlaub, will explore several of the various available papers and how each type influences the appearance of an image.

Darkroomers members may submit up to 2 image files to be printed on four different types of 8.5” x 11” paper (smooth, textured, metallic, and rice). A $10 suggested donation to defray material costs will be requested for printing. Submission instructions have been sent to members via email and Slack. 

About Jean

Photography has always been an interest; however, between the cost of film and its development, and constant moving as a military dependent, I did not have the wherewithal to progress. Eventually, I sold my equipment and pursued other hobbies. Meanwhile, a career as a research oceanographer and instructor kept me busy. The advent of digital photography rekindled my interest. A call from my mother reporting an introduction to a digital photography course she had just taken got me started.

My research interests involved water and sediment interactions, and the small organisms living in sediment. Those interests carry over to my photography. Small (macro) subjects intrigue me and water is always important. With retirement, photography became a serious activity.

In addition to following my research interests, photography subjects have expanded to include many terrestrial animals.

Over the years, my images have received numerous awards: Cabrillo National Monument membership cards featured my photo one year, and a landscape photo won the Mission Trails Regional Park competition. Various photographs received Honorable Mentions at the San Diego Fair during past years. In 2017 a macro smoke photograph won first in class at the fair and an image of water spilling from a wine glass won Best Picture of the Year at the Professional Photographers of San Diego Chapter.

www.jeanephotography.com

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

Join Darkroomers for their Weekend Workshop Series.

Topics vary monthly.

Oct
20
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm, but we’ll open the building at 6 pm for setup and social hour.

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night!

Our judge for October will be Pasha Turley.

On the third Wednesday of each month, members bring in prints for critique. Prints accepted by the Judge will hang for up to 2 months in the Photographic Arts Building gallery.

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.