What we're about

Welcome to the San Diego Outdoor Photography Group.

The mission of this Meetup group is to give San Diego photographers a place to meet and collaborate with fellow shutterbugs in the San Diego area.

THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL PLACE. It is for photography and connections with those of us who love capturing images of the world around them. We will be planning outings and gatherings for photographers to meet and socialize, and also provide classes offered at a discount to our members. Our aim is to support the photographic community in San Diego.

We encourage you to post your photography for constructive feedback. If you have general photography questions, post them here too. Many Meetup groups don't provide any instruction or guidance, but this one is different! Our goal is not only to create great images, but to help educate and you along the way.

Please remember that each person is sharing their art and just looking for a bit of friendly constructive criticism or feedback… so please keep your comments positive, without putting down anyone's work.

Rudeness, profanity, and negativity will not be tolerated. Political posts will not be allowed, due to the problems they can create. Too many differing opinions lead to arguments, fighting, name calling and rudeness, which are inappropriate for this site. Also, while pictures of religious symbols and celebrations are allowed, discussions of religion will not be. Finally, this page does not promote or condone any illegal activity to get shots.

All spam and or inappropriate materials will be deleted, and the person who posts it can be removed and blocked from the site.

Please remember to leave any place you shoot as nice, if not better than when you arrived. Please be safe out there while shooting. As with any endeavor, there are inherent risks with shooting and it is always recommended to shoot with a friend if all possible.

Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any San Diego Outdoor Photography Group event, you agree that San Diego Outdoor Photography Group, its organizers, and "Event Hosts" are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s). You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.

All events are subject to change/cancellation, due to lack of member participation and inclement weather.

Upcoming events (2)

12-day Safari to Tanzania, East Africa - Wildlife and tribal photography

My husband of 29 years was the photographer, but following his tragic passing in 2017, I began traveling the world with the intention of learning photography myself. Now I am inviting others to share in this amazing experience with me. I'll be planning a series of small-group experiential travel opportunities where budding photographers can help and learn from each other, and have a ball doing it! Last year I was blessed to travel twice to Tanzania on photo safaris. Both trips were transformational for me, and I simply cannot wait to return. My next trip is scheduled for late August of this year... who's in? If you join me, you'll get to feel the soul of Africa, meet the coolest tribes, and soak in the abundant wildlife in the Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks, as well as the Ngorongoro Crater (a World Heritage Site). Tanzania is truly a photographers dreamscape! The sudden and unexpected death of my husband drives me forward to live each moment to the fullest because LIFE IS SHORT and TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED. So, I ask everyone I know... "WHAT, EXACTLY, ARE YOU WAITING FOR?" The tour is filling up fast, but there are still 5 spots available at this time. Please take a look at the information contained in the link below... it has all the details. https://periquito.kartra.com/page/uGB1 Let's Safari! Susie Langley (photographer in training)

Grand Tetons in the Fall

Jackson Hole, WY

Note only a few spots remain! Come join us for this wonderful opportunity to photography some of the country's most iconic landscapes in their prime fall colors. You will encounter 2 of the top 3 voted best landscape scenes in America. Not to mention several other wonderful locations such as the Ansel Adams made famous Snake river location. In addition, there will be ample opportunities to encounter wildlife such as moose, bison, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, elk, coyotes, and if we are lucky black and grizzly bears. BTW, the sunrises and sunsets are amazing! See all the info here... https://www.rdykstraphoto.com/grandtetons Also see my blog about last year's trip. https://www.rdykstraphoto.com/blog/grand-tetons-in-fall

Past events (96)

"Growl, Prowl, and Howl" in Montana

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