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Jun
29
Wed
Darkroomers Lecture Series: Planning for a Photography Trip Abroad
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Lecture Series: Planning for a Photography Trip Abroad @ San Diego | California | United States

Join us for this 5th Wednesday in June event as former Darkroomer and jet-setter, Drema Swader, explains the tribulations of global photography travel and how to plan for the unexpected.

This will be a Zoom event; guests can contact info@darkroomers.com for details on how to join. Members will receive instructions on how to join via email.

Jul
20
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building | San Diego | California | United States

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 July will be Cindie Wolf.

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.

Cindie is an International Award Winning, Fine Art Photographer, and a former Portrait Photographer of the Year. She is currently working to earn her Masters in Photography from through Professional Photographers of America, where she is also a National Council Member and CPP Liaison.

Aug
3
Wed
Darkroomers Lecture Series:Compositing with Susan Coppock @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Darkroomers Lecture Series:Compositing with Susan Coppock @ Zoom | San Diego | California | United States

Join us for an evening with Susan Coppock who will bring her artistry and talent alive and inspire us all with her presentation on Compositing.

Aug
13
Sat
Darkroomers Weekend Workshop Series: Compositing with Larry Vogel @ Photographic Arts Building
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Darkroomers Weekend Workshop Series: Compositing with Larry Vogel @ Photographic Arts Building | San Diego | California | United States

Join us for a fun-filled Saturday as we will be compositing with Coach Larry Vogel. This is a limited workshop open to 12 members in good standing. So bring your laptop and inspiration, and be prepared to have fun!

This is a hands-on workshop so you will need to bring:

1. Your Laptop with Photoshop
2. Mouse or Tablet is recommended
3. Wifi enabled or have a USB port to transfer files
4. Creativity and a good attitude!

Sorry, no spectators and attendance is strictly limited.
Signup Here

Aug
17
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building | San Diego | California | United States

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 August will be Ron Ham.

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.

About Ron

Ron Ham worked at the Exhibition of Photography at the San Diego County Fair for seven years, three as coordinator of the exhibit, one of the largest in the western United States, and two as assistant coordinator. But his interest in photography began in college, when he took two black-and-white photo classes as a journalism student at Cal Poly Pomona.

He worked 31 years in print media, first as reporter and photographer at weekly papers, then as page designer and editor at local weeklies and dailies, and finally as a city editor at the San Diego Union and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Since he retired he has enjoyed hiking local parks, lagoons and beaches looking for images of wildlife and water sports, walking urban areas seeking street and architecture shots, and travelling in search of more exotic photos.

Ron has been a member of the PhotoArts Group since shortly after its inception and before it helped establish the Escondido Arts Partnership gallery, well more than a decade ago. His photos have hung in venues throughout the San Diego region, including Escondido Municipal Gallery, Encinitas City Hall, San Marcos and Encinitas community centers, Spanish Village and the Best of Nature show in Balboa Park, Vista Wellness Center, and Mission Trails Regional Park. They have also been published in the Travel section of the Union-Tribune and displayed digitally in MOPA’s gift shop.

Ron still judges photos for the San Diego County Fair, including this year, and sometimes for local photo clubs.

He lives in Leucadia with Edie, his wife of nearly 40 years, and they have two grown kids.

Aug
31
Wed
Darkroomers Demos: Ai in Photo Editing @ Photographic Arts Building
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Demos: Ai in Photo Editing @ Photographic Arts Building | San Diego | California | United States

Join us as resident Darkroomer and Demographer, Angela Andrieux, demonstrates Artificial Intelligence in Photo Editing. Plus a discussion on the ethics of using Artificial Intelligence and whether this is just the beginning of Skynet!

Sep
7
Wed
Darkroomers Lecture Series: On the Hunt with Sandy Zelasko @ Zoom
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Darkroomers Lecture Series: On the Hunt with Sandy Zelasko @ Zoom | San Diego | California | United States

Join us as Nature Photographer, Sandy Zelasko, takes us on a journey of her award-winning wildlife photography.

Sep
11
Sun
Darkroomers On Location: La Jolla Tidepools @ Hospitals Reef
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Darkroomers On Location: La Jolla Tidepools @ Hospitals Reef | San Diego | California | United States

Once again, we are photographing potholes around Hospitals Reef in La Jolla.

Don’t forget to bring Wide Angle lenses, tripod, cable release, and filters to get silky smooth water at sunset.

Arrive at 3:30, low tide at 4:30, sunset at 7pm

Dinner afterward…

Sep
21
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Photographic Arts Building | San Diego | California | United States

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 is John Watts.

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.

About John Watts

John Watts from Watts Digital Imaging in San Diego is a photographic post-processing specialist who’s been privileged over the last 35+ years to work in a printing partnership with some of the world’s finest photographers, both professional and serious amateur.

John’s motto is, “You take the perfect shot, & I’ll help you get the absolute most out of it – your printer or mine”.
John has now taken that expertise and applied it to the world of Digital Imaging Education, particularly as it relates to Photoshop, Digital Printing, and Color Management for Photographers.

His seminars and Meetups are widely attended, and always fun & educational. John is also a frequent judge for many prestigious photo contests, including the San Diego County Fair Photo Exhibition and the Orange County Fair Photo Exhibition.

You can find out more about John and his products & services at his website: https://wattsdigital.com
For more information on the SDC Fair Exhibition of Photography: https://sdfair.com/exhibits/photography/

Oct
5
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Meeting @ Zoom
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for our First Wednesday Monthly Meeting.  First Wednesday Meetings are lectures, talks, discussions or presentations.

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Members will be sent information via email. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please email us at info@darkroomers.com so we can add you to the guest list.