Combined San Diego Photography Collective Meetup at Coco's-Special Presentation!

Our combined groups monthly meetup.

Located not far from the 805, it's fairly accessible from North County locations and other areas of the county.


5955 Balboa Ave.

Featured at this month's meeting:

We will have a special presentation by Photographer Frank Capri: The topic will be "20 Years of Celebrity Portrait Photography"  (New York City and Hollywood). Frank will present his portfolio of work to our group members.

Subjects include the main cast of "Sex and the City," the Dalai Lama, Bruce Willis, Halle Berry, Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Muhammad Ali, Astronaut Neil Armstrong and more.

Frank's Clients Include:

Steven Spielberg; David Bowie, Ahmad Jamal, Billy Idol, Hiromi, Macy’s, Frank McCourt, Mary Higgins Clark. Macy’s, Nicole Miller, Bloomingdale’s, Bullocks, St. John Knits, Windsor Jewelry, David Letterman (NBC), Hard Rock Café, UNICEF,CBS-TV (LA & NY), William Morris Agency (LA), Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival,Gotham Film Awards, Halle Berry, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (D.C.), Marriott Hotels (D.C.), Loews Hotels (NY). Dance Theater of Harlem, Pascal Rioult Co. The Olympics (Universal Studios); John McEnroe Tennis Clinic; US Olympic Committee; The White House.





After the presentation Frank will take your questions.


We continue our series of photo exchanges for those that are interested in participating. This is entirely up to you, but if you bring an image, you go home with someone else's image.


If you have items of a photography nature to SELL (such as cameras, lenses, tripods, etc.) you can bring them to the meeting also. Please limit items to five (5) or fewer.


Rules for those bringing prints to exchange:

• Bring a photographic print of your work (ANY subject matter:) to trade with your fellow members. The print should be something that could be displayed on a wall but does not have to be matted (but can be). Color or black and white, ANY subject matter.

• Prints should be brought to this event in a manila envelope or wrapped up so that the imagery cannot be seen beforehand. Each one will be numbered and corresponding numbers will be picked from a hat by members until all prints have been distributed. When all the prints have been distributed, we will open them and view them one by one in their numbered order.

• You can trade prints afterwards if you'd like.

PRINT SIZES SHOULD BE 8x10 or larger. Please ADD YOUR NAME to the back of the print.

• NOTE: If you do NOT bring a print, you will NOT receive one.

REMEMBER: You are encouraged to bring a print to this event but it is certainly NOT mandatory.


Arrive early and join us for food and drink.

Please support the venue, since they allow us to use the room at no cost in exchange for our business.


We will also be answering your photography questions and discussing technique and other issues among the group. Please bring your questions for us to discuss/answer.

We will be hosting guest speakers at some of these meetings too, so please check back for additional content or info to be added later.


Coco's Restaurant & Bakery on Balboa Ave (Just west of I-805 near Genesee Ave.) has agreed to host our photo group in their spacious meeting room located at the back of the restaurant.

There is free WiFi, lots of comfy seating, plenty of parking around back and good food and drink available.

We have use of the room from 6:30 till nearly 10 but should be over before 9PM.


Bring your imagery to share, whether it be prints, snapshots, online or on digital devices! Got a new camera you're not sure how to use? Need advice on where to photograph or someone to partner up with for some outdoor photography? Just want to talk photography? This is the place!

Join us and meet with your fellow photography group members in a new, friendly and relaxed setting. Talk photography and share your photo work or view other member's imagery. This is also a good place to network for upcoming photo outings and events. Members are encouraged to share their expertise with other members. The more we all learn, the better pictures we take. If you'd like, you can bring something to the meeting that members can photograph to work on better photographic creativity. This event is FREE and friends are welcome to attend.

Member's photos are on the "photos" page for viewing. Browse our newly remodeled galleries! There are also more images located on the Northern Photo Group's website. Click the link to get there and go to "photos". Further links to individual member's website galleries are located in the message boards. You're also encouraged to make use of the message boards to buy/sell equipment, post notices for upcoming events you think might interest members, talk photography or related subject matter, etc. For more information, see [url=][/url] [img][/img] .

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  • José A.

    Hi everybody! I really liked a lot been part of this Meetup Group, I only assisted once but i was so fun. Now I've just left San Diego. But I hope to come back soon. Thanks and keep on having fun!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Hector Q.

    Excellent presentation by Frank. With
    Frank rendering an excellent presentation, with cute, and interesting anecdotes. Challenges us to dream the dream, to be positive, and to forgo the arrogant period if we succeeded His work is marvelous and very interesting. And would like to thank him for a chance to ask him and demystify the world of photography.
    It would be great if Dan could invite Frank, again to one of our meetings.

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • Dan C.

      I will try to book Frank for another appearance once we are set up at the new location.

      1 · September 18, 2013

  • michele f.

    Terrific !

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • JD

    Great presentation

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Greg C.

    Great presentation by Frank. Looking forward to the next meetup at the new location

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Excellent presentation for our last go round at Coco's. Hoping to have Frank back for another night at our new location in Mission Valley soon. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this special evening, and of course a big welcome to our new group members!

    September 17, 2013

  • Marilyn H.

    Frank's presentation was very interesting!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Marilyn H.

    My first meetup and all of you made me feel very welcome. Frank made the night a very interesting one with all his celebrity photos and tales. Thanks Frank. Thanks Dan for organizing this.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • michele f.

    Frank was interestly fabulous !

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the meeting tonite, my first. Thanks for the warm welcome. Really liked hearing about Frank's work also.

    2 · September 17, 2013

  • Dan C.

    If anyone left an iPad at the meetup, I have it and you can call me to arrange picking it up:[masked]

    September 17, 2013

  • Steve

    I have to cancel for tonight.
    Next person can have my slot.

    September 17, 2013

  • Sharon

    Hi there... Please let me know if there is an opening I am on the wait list thank you!

    September 16, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Looks like you're in Sharon. See you there.

      September 16, 2013

  • Jean E.

    Have to miss the meeting, hope someone can take my place.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what time should I arrive to join those having dinner at the restaurant?

    September 8, 2013

    • Dan C.

      6:15-6:30 so we can get things moving along by 7:00.

      September 8, 2013

  • José A.

    hi, the 12th would be perfect, The 17th I'd left San Diego :(

    August 27, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Unfortunately, scheduling is determined by what dates the restaurant has available on the calendar. Hopefully we'll see you back in San Diego sometime soon Jose.

      August 27, 2013

  • Fred M.

    can ANYONE help me with a ride from 49th. ST/El Cajon Blvd., up by SDSU? I'll buy your dinner!

    August 24, 2013

  • Sharon H.

    So excited about this evening <3

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Just added the special presentation. We will have limited space and I am limiting it to 41 from this group and 15 from the Northern Collective.

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Sue S.

    I just moved closer - to Clairemont, so no excuse now! I look forward to reconnecting with the group again! Scottish Sue

    August 23, 2013

  • Deana S.

    Bummer...I'll be on a cruise ship in Alaska!

    August 23, 2013

  • Jean E.

    Have a camera kit needing a new home. Someone is dying to have this.

    August 10, 2013

  • Dan C.

    I changed the date of this meeting due to a scheduling conflict with another group for the room. Please update your rsvp if it affects your attending.

    July 29, 2013

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