logo

Calendar

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
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Zen in art of photography with Bernard Mendoza

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

Signup

Jul
21
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom | San Diego | California | United States

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.

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
1
Sun
Motor Transport Museum at Night with Stephen Bay @ Motor Transport Museum
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Motor Transport Museum

Join us for a night photography shoot at the Campo Motor Transport Museum with Stephen Bay!

The cost per person is $20 and signup is required. SIGN UP HERE.

Darkroomers members have priority. Spouses/significant others can attend if space is available. The venue has specified a maximum of 20 attendees (Stephen Bay + 19 Darkroomers).

Things to Bring

  • Camera
  • Wide-angle lens – f/2.8 or faster is best, but f/4 can work
  • Cable release
  • Tripod
  • Spare batteries
  • Dimmable Headlamp – red light option may be useful
  • LED lights, Flashlights, Lume Cubes, etc. for light painting
  • Water/Snacks
  • An app like PhotoPills to visualize where the core will be (or a compass)
  • Sturdy shoes (see rules below)

Motor Transport Museum Ground Rules

  • No open-toed shoes are allowed! Tennis shoes or hiking shoes are preferred
  • Smoking of any kind is only allowed in the confines of your car with the use of your ashtray
  • All trash must be disposed of in the proper refuse container of trash or recyleables. Please place food in a container or bag before disposing. Leave no exposed trash behind
  • Your food or beverages may be stored in our showroom refrigerator but must be removed when you leave
  • Doors and hoods of vehicles outside the building are not to be opened and vehicles may not be climbed on or into. Vehicles inside the building may be used for photo ops
  • No running
  • Children must be accompanied by parents at all times
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.