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Combined San Diego Photography Collective Meetup at Coco's In Clairemont

Our monthly meetup.

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

This is a new location for our monthly gatherings:

5955 Balboa Ave.

NOTE: Current presentation to be announced soon..

In addition, 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.

After brief introductions, we will feature photography show & tell, where you can bring cameras or other photography related items of interest to show to the group.

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.

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 (if needed for future events) 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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  • Randy P.

    Great as always! Nice seeing everyone. I really liked the idea that was floated about setting up a future group critique session.

    BTW, I had thought the tip was included in the individual totals, but later realized it wasn't. I owe somebody $2.00. Remind me at the next meet up and I'll make it up.

    February 15, 2013

  • Roy A.

    Always fun

    February 13, 2013

  • Linda

    The photos are always very interesting.

    February 13, 2013

  • Megan K

    Thanks for the fun evening everyone. I thanks all for the critiques I asked for my photo, as well as the compliments. Much appreciated! And thank you very much Dan, for the photoshop elements book. I am looking forward to learning from it.

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Rick P.

    Thanks, Dan, for one of the better MeetUps! I would have rated it the best ever except for the concussion I received from the hanging light! ;-)

    2 · February 13, 2013

  • Harold B.

    Some excellent photography in the exchange and some useful tips. It seems that the nominal print size is migrating to 10x14 or larger. I support speakers and organized critique. Cheers. H

    February 13, 2013

  • James W

    Dan, if you remember, don't forget the trucks! If you know what I mean...

    February 12, 2013

    • James W

      Gary, speaking in tongues...

      February 12, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Tested camera with replacement batteries and fired nicely. Thanks Jim! - PS: Tried to disassemble the fungus sprouting lens but to no avail :(

      February 13, 2013

  • Dan C.

    As usual, there were some great photos exchanged at the meeting and another fine group gathering went into the books!

    February 13, 2013

  • Cleveland E. Norton J.

    Dan gets the credit for a great meeting that just kept moving right along with all the various segments integrating a Q&A, with film and digital products being offered for sale, or for free,various photography classes,and the photo exchange.This was both fun and educational and I was glad to be there.Good job,Dan!

    3 · February 12, 2013

  • Ken C.

    I've been asked to conduct a free Saturday morning class on techniques for shooting babies, infants and toddlers. If you're interested, give me your name and email address at the Meetup this Thursday.

    January 7, 2013

    • Megan K

      Hi Ken ~ I have a dog that makes a good model....and I would love to participate to learn pet photography. Also, I think we have 4 people for a class in April that was discussed tonight at Coco's.

      1 · February 12, 2013

    • franmcob

      yes but can i be a 5th with my life right now i don't know at times if i'm coming or going what date have u set and what time do i need to be there

      February 12, 2013

  • Greg N.

    nice group of people, lots of good information shared.

    2 · February 12, 2013

  • Cory P.

    Fun fun fun! Lots of great pics exchanged!

    2 · February 12, 2013

  • James W

    Great time. Great people. Great photos. Thank you, Dan. You throw a great party.

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Ken C.


    2 · February 12, 2013

  • Joseph I. Gaines I.

    I had planned on attending but last minute issues won't allow it.

    February 12, 2013

  • Cory P.

    I will be bringing two el cheapo tripods and a 72mm Quantaray circular polarizer to sell.

    February 12, 2013

  • Mike H.

    Sorry, way busy day. Just wiped out. Next time.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I just show up if I don't rsvp? Sorry to do this but I am not sure if I can make it in time or not. Hope to see you there

    February 12, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Sure. Hopefully we'll see you there.

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • Cindhi H.

    Darn! I have a conflict in my schedule. I look forward to seeing all y'all next month.

    February 9, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Don't forget, you can bring up to 5 photography related items to sell or trade. That's in addition to participating in the photo exchange.

    February 7, 2013

  • Peggy M.

    Have to skip this month : (- Work calls!

    February 6, 2013

  • Cindhi H.

    Tuesday is a good night for me.

    January 19, 2013

  • franmcob

    boy i hope to make it this time

    January 17, 2013

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