THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EYE GALLERY IS PROUD TO HOST DON BARTLETTI’S PULITZER AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY PLUS A SPECIAL LECTURE EVENT At a time when immigration is in the news on a daily basis, when stories of youngsters separated from their families seek desperately to reconnect across our southern borders, Don Bartletti’s photographs from Enrique’s Journey hit home as sharply as ever. The images in this exhibition are from Bartletti’s 2002 Los Angeles Times story about the perilous trek youngsters would take to ‘El Norte’ in search of family and a life free of fear. Today they are as relevant as when the six-part Times series was published and won Bartletti the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Bartletti has spent the majority of his life in photojournalism. The soul of his 40+ year career remains dedicated to making photographs on border issues. Although he has retired from the Times, he continues to follow this story and recently spent days in the “migrant caravan” shelter and photographed the surge of asylum seekers towards the U.S./Mexico border in Tijuana. The numbers may have changed but causes and consequences of migration for survival have not. Here is Bartletti’s statement about this work: “Annually in the vast migration that’s changing the face of America, 1000’s of Central Americans attempt a harrowing 1,500-mile journey through the length of Mexico on the tops of freight trains. Nearly all are visited by cruelty, hunger, and fatigue. Stowaways call the unscheduled train they run to catch, “La Bestia” or The Beast. Some are maimed or killed by the iron wheels. In the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mara Salvatrucha gangsters, corrupt law enforcement officers and opportunist citizens hunt them like animals. By contrast, in the state of Veracruz, trackside residents throw gifts of food, water, and clothing to migrants as the train passes by. Among these migrants are children as young as 12 who travel alone. Most are trying to find parents – usually mothers - who left them behind years ago to work in the United States. For children, the dream of reunification becomes the quest for the Holy Grail. Success comes only to the brave and the lucky.” THE GALLERY WILL HOST A RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 5-9 pm This is part of a Second Saturday Arts celebration event in downtown Escondido DON BARTLETTI WILL LECTURE JANUARY 17 AT 7 PM AT JOHN PAUL THE GREAT UNIVERSITY IN ESCONDIDO. 200 WEST GRAND AVE 92025, ROOM M. No charge but RSVP will be required. See our website: https://www.thephotographerseyecollective.com/ OUR REGULAR GALLERY HOURS ARE THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 11-5. There is no charge to visit and there is free parking in front of and behind the gallery space.

  • Scott Kelby's LightRoom on Tour 2017

    San Diego Convention Center

    Spend a day with Scott Kelby and take your Lightroom skills to the next level. The entire day is designed to give you the maximum bang for your buck by focusing on the stuff today’s photographers really need to know in Lightroom (and by skipping the fluff you can leave behind). It’s a modern workflow, and way of learning, that will unlock a whole new way of working in Lightroom that you are going to absolutely love! TICKETS HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lightroom-on-tour-2017-with-scott-kelby-san-diego-ca-tickets-37065142840 Workbook All seminar tours offer detailed workbooks that outline each step-by-step technique and tutorials taught in the classroom. Digital Course Attendees will receive a free download of Scott’s online course “Create a Photo Book in Lightroom CC”. Presets & Videos Get access to a private web page with 10 LR presets (and videos on how to use them), gear guide, tour Q&A and other various downloads. Here’s what you’ll learn: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 7 Steps to Getting Really Organized If you’re ready to finally get Lightroom set-up the right way—where you can find any image you want, anytime you want, without spending a ton of time entering in keywords—this session is for you! Scott shares his exact step-by-step system to keep everything organized and running at top speed. You’ll be amazed at how a solid, simple system can make all the difference. This is a session that will change everything! He covers everything from backing up to Smart Collections. It’s not a bunch of jargon and theoretical ideas—you’ll learn the exact techniques you’ll use daily in a real-world workflow that works! 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Editing Your Images Like a Pro Scott shares his proven techniques for editing images to get incredible looking results that will take your image to the next level. He takes you step-by-step through the process so you’ll know exactly what to do, in what order, and more importantly why. Once you master the techniques taught in this class you’ll be one step closer to creating the jaw-dropping images you’ve always dreamed of. 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Working with Photoshop Can you learn everything about Photoshop in one hour? Not a chance! But you absolutely can learn just the stuff you need to know in Photoshop that you can’t already do in Lightroom. This is a really eye-opening session. If you’ve ever thought, “Ya know, I really need to start using Photoshop…” this class will blow your mind (mostly, because you’ll find out that as powerful as Photoshop is, with the methods you’ll pick up, learning it is much, much easier than you’d think). 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Expanding Lightroom's Power There is a lot more to Lightroom than just organizing and editing, and in this session Scott’s going to uncover the techniques and features that unlock Lightroom’s full potential. You’ll learn everything from how to make photo books, to how to create pro-looking print layouts. Plus how to do real client web proofing, how to shoot tethered, which 3rd party plugins to use (and why), and you’ll wrap up learning Scott’s start-to-finish Lightroom workflow. It’s an amazing way to wrap up an incredible day of Lightroom learning from the man who literally wrote the book on using Lightroom. 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Lightroom Killer Tips This is that fast-paced fun session (from the Editor of “LightroomKillerTips.com" himself) where you learn all those insider tips and tricks to help you work faster, more efficiently, and get twice the work done in half the time. It’s those little known features and time-saving techniques, shortcuts, work-arounds, and just plain hidden stuff that will change the way you work in Lightroom from this day forward. You will be amazed at what you’ll learn in just this one session. Best of all, you’ll have a complete, fully-detailed class workbook that follows right along with Scott’s live training (including a series of videos created just for this tour) so you don’t have to spend the day scribbling notes—instead you can relax, focus and take it all in. 100% Money-Back Guarantee We're so confident that you'll love our training that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If you don't agree that this is the best training you've ever received anywhere, for any price, we'll gladly give you a full refund. Your Instructor Scott Kelby is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original “Photoshop Guy”, is the Cofounder and CEO of Kelby Media Group, the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling technology books. To learn more visit kelbyonelive.com. TICKETS HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lightroom-on-tour-2017-with-scott-kelby-san-diego-ca-tickets-37065142840

  • FREE Photo Event (Drink and Click™) Prizes, Models, Classic Cars, Pro Lights...

    Panasonic and our friends from Nelson Photo brings us this FREE photography event for anyone 21 and over with any type of photography experience. Panasonic-Lumix is bringing all their latest cameras and lenses for us to test for free. There will be classic cars and models with professional lighting for us to test the cameras and lenses. Our friends from Nelson Photo will be present to answer any questions about the cameras and lenses and to let us know availability at their store. You must register (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-clicktm-san-diego-ca-event-with-panasonic-and-nelson-photo-tickets-37794890535), but there is NO need to print the ticket. Once you get there you will get a free raffle ticket for the giveaways, such as gift certificates and camera gear. The raffle will occur at the end of the event. Yes, you have to be present to win. You will then precede to the display table and select the camera and lens combination you would like to use. Once you are ready to trade for something else avoid the initial line and go straight to the table to swap your camera or lens. Don't forget to bring your own SD card to take your images home. Drink and Click™ Event with Panasonic and Nelson Photo by Drink and Click™ Any questions please direct them to the man himself our host, Mr. Juan Gonzalez [masked] Must be registered to participate at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-clicktm-san-diego-ca-event-with-panasonic-and-nelson-photo-tickets-37794890535


    10th ANNUAL SCOTT KELBY'S WORLDWIDE PHOTOWALK & 20th ANNUAL PACIFIC BEACHFEST **UPDATE 09/27/17: Attention for minors to compete in the minors division photo contest to win $1000's in prizes, he/she must also register on the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk website with a different email than what is already used by parent. I'm hoping we will have some bright young photogs in our group. TIME: Magical Golden Hours from 6:45 sunrise until 9:45 a.m. which offers a stunning array of photographic possibilities. WHO SHOULD SIGNUP: This walk invites photographers & videographers of all types no matter what tool(s) you have, knowledge, or experience... you’re all invited! Must be able to walk or travel for 2 miles. Handicap friendly: cane, prosthetic, wheelchair, autistic... all welcomed. OFFICIAL WEBSITE REGISTRATION LINK: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/on-the-boardwalk/ Everyone must complete the form online to become an official Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk Participants. SUMMARY: This is an opportunity no one should skip. Participating in a worldwide photoshoot you can learn from each other; the different photographic styles, equipment, socializing skills, and generally have a lot of fun along the way. Our journey will begin at San Diego's ever-so-popular Belmont Park. There the iconic, historical 1925 Giant Dipper, a 2,600 foot wooden roller coaster still rolls, bumper cars, a merry-go-round, and a wave machine to name a few. Then onto the Boardwalk to walk for almost 2 miles to Crystal Pier in which the 20th Annual Pacific Beachfest (https://www.pacificbeachfest.org/eventschedule) is happening. ITINERARY: Meet up at 6:30 am on the lawn across the street from the roller coaster. Plan on shooting for about 40 minutes around Belmont Park. Then we will continue our walk along the Boardwalk heading northbound towards Crystal Pier. Thoughout the walk there will be many wonderful photo opportunities. When we arrive onto the fabulous Crystal Pier we will spread out into smaller groups to capture the activities from the Beachfest events such as the: Volleyball Tournament, Pro/Am Surfing Competitions, 5k Run, Food/Shopping Vendors, Arts & Crafts Booths, Live Music played on 3 Stages, and the Kids Beachside Rides. At 10 a.m. we'll all go eat, drink, and share our experience. This is a good time to GO OVER HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO/VIDEO FOR THE AWESOME CONTEST. Afterwards we'll head south to our vehicles via a walk back or take the short approx. $1.75 bus ride back to Belmont Park. Some of us may choose to hang out longer at the Beachfest. WHAT TO BRING: I strongly suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, money, and a backpack to carry your gear. All types of lenses, lens cleaning fluid and cloth, a tripod, uv/polarizer filters, reflector, extra memory cards, and fresh fully charged batteries. ABOUT THE SCOTT KELBY'S WORLDWIDE PHOTOWALK: Each year on the first Saturday of October, photographers and enthusiasts from around the world get out their cameras and/or video cameras to meet up at a designated location in their town. They walk for hours photographing and/or video taping while getting to know one another for a great cause supporting, The Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage (https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/let-s-transform-orphans-lives-together-wwpw2017). (http://worldwidephotowalk.com/prizes) The organization feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans so that they can grow up not to just survive but succeed. This year is particularly special because it marks the 10th Anniversary of the Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk, so join us October 07, 2017 for this years walk. No matter what continent you are on, where you are in your photography journey or what type of camera you use, you could win really awesome prizes. PRIZES: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/prizes/ PHOTO/VIDEO CONTEST INFO: NEW! Youth Photo Contest This contest is new and specifically designed for walkers 16 years or younger. The youth walker may submit their best photo (one submission only) taken during the walk. Scott Kelby will review and pick 1 winner of the Youth Photo Contest. Video Contest All participants (Walkers and Leaders) will be able to submit a short video (5 minutes or less) taken during their walk to be entered into the contest. Scott Kelby will pick 1 winner to take home the Grand Prize. Only one video submission per person. Adult Photo Contest Walkers can submit their best photo (one submission only) taken during the walk to their walk leader. The leader will review all entries and pick 1 winner to submit to the main photo contest. These winners are also known as the "individual walk winners." The main photo contest has two chances to win. Souvenirs: https://www.zazzle.com/collections/kelbyone_member_apparel_hats_and_coffee_mugs-119678992418629784 Tank Tops Racerback Shirts T-shirts Hoodies Caps Cups & so much more. OFFICIAL WEBSITE REGISTRATION LINK: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/on-the-boardwalk/ Everyone must complete the form online to become an official Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk Participants.

  • Ok Photo Artist Members Lets See How Creative You Can Get

    Balboa Park Fountain by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

    UPDATE 9/22/17 This event is cross posted in other photo meetup groups. Approximatly 12 photogs have RSVP'ed to participate in this game. It'll be quite fun because you'll be surprised by the product and knowledge you'll gain. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~End Update~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRODUCT PLACEMENT GAME Rules: Must use the prop given to you in your photo as the intended item you are advertising using Balboa Park statue, fountain, or building... as your background. 1. Attendance 3:00 p.m. 2. Group photo 3:15 p.m. 3. Get your prop from me 3:30 p.m. 4. Shoot with it anywhere until 5:30 p.m. 5. Submit 1 favorite unedited image by 5:50 p.m. 6. Vote from the images turned in at 6 p.m. 7. Winners are announced & photographed. Optional items you may bring: A model and/or 2 to 3 items (i.e. books, ribbon, display stand...) to add into the photo. Study Guide: https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/kinnar32/product-palcement-in-movies-tv-shows-songs http://whatculture.com/film/10-seriously-ridiculous-instances-movie-product-placement http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-product-placement-definition-history-examples.html

  • Fine Art Show with acclaimed photographic artist Monica Royal

    Wine & Art. A perfect pair. A fine art show with acclaimed photographic artist Monica Royal. Opening reception September 16,[masked]:30-9:30. 12225 World Trade Drive, Suite P, San Diego, CA 92128 Suite P

  • Video for Still Photographers, Part II with David King

    VIDEO FOR STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS PART II – Getting it Done, Making it Good A presentation by David King NOTE: See link below to buy tickets So now, after Part I, you know what you need to get started. Perhaps you even have the camera and audio gear with which you can shoot video. Good start. But now what? What do you have to do to make sure your video creations are good ones that will make viewers want to watch them and help sell your clients products and services? Building on the first workshop, this time we’ll jump right into the core elements of good video programming and what YOU as the producer, director, videographer, writer, or all the above, need to do to create top quality programming. In this workshop we’ll be covering: · Making your productions entertaining and appealing · The mandatory elements your video’s “story” must have · Things you must NOT do if you wish to hold your audience’s attention · What is the common goal for ALL videos whether for sales or education · Branding your productions · Publishing your non-commissioned productions/programs Hosted by George’s Camera and presented by N. David King David has over 30 years of experience as a commercial photographer and over 20 years’ experience producing award-winning high quality film and video programming for clients ranging from financial institutions to minerals companies to law enforcement to national park’s associations to telecommunications culminating in a family oriented feature. He is currently a professor of photography at San Diego City College and will unravel the mysteries behind this exciting and rapidly expanding arena. Class will break for lunch. Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/video-for-still-photographers-part-2-getting-it-done-making-it-good-tickets-35382722676

  • Seeing 101 - Ken Lee Teaches Photographers How to See

    WeWork San Diego

    We all instantly recognize good photographs when we see them. Then why is it so hard to create them with our cameras? Come find out the answer in Ken Lee’s presentation, Seeing 101. You’ve heard of the photographer's eye. It’s the thing that lets some people make amazing photographs from scenes where others see nothing. And as much as technology can dress up mundane pictures, it’s creative vision that’s ultimately at the core of making images with impact. The question is whether this is a special talent you have to be born with or is it something you can acquire? Ken Lee knows that learning to speak the visual language fluently is a skill that anyone can learn and that creativity is muscle that grows through exercise. Ken calls these things the Art of Seeing and he’s made it his mission to help others to develop their creative vision. In Seeing 101, Ken shares his own ‘Aha Moment’ story when he suddenly understood the key to making good photographs, the principles behind his Whole Brain approach to learning photography, and plenty of practical tips to help you sharpen your photographer’s eye. Ken Lee http://www.artofseeing.com Cost: Free Extra: Snacks/appetizers will be provided for attendees


    PHOTOGRAPHY SCAVENGER HUNT AT THE WORLD RENOWNED HOTEL DEL CORONADO ALSO FREE PARKING LOCATED AT THE CIVIC CENTER. The Game: Teams of 2 or 3 will be assigned on game day. Each team will be given a pen with a list of items to find within the area noted on the attached map. You will be looking for items that are listed on the handout, shoot a photo and mark off the list. Everyone in the group is welcome to join. Even if you are brand new to the group, RSVP now to secure your spot for the fun hunt. ITINERARY: 10:00 Attendance, Group Photo, & Rules 10:30 Walk to the Hotel & Start Searching 1:00 Stop Searching After the hunt is over, we can enjoy the weather and the gorgeous beach view with lunch on the Sunset Deck Bar & Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado. This is always a great way to relax and meet your fellow photographers and to compare photos. OPTIONAL Souvenir T-shirt for sale $20 before April 5th; after April 5th they will be avail for $26. Sizes avail. : sm, med, lg, x lg, xx lg, and xxx lg. Just contact Sheila Newbery Redheaded Photographer. RECOMMENDATIONS: You will be walking around alot, so make sure you have comfortable shoes, sunscreen, pens, camera of any type, extra memory card, full battery charge, charger, and cash for whatever you might want to purchase. DISCLOSURES: Organizers, hosts, and Meetup affiliates are not responsible nor liable for any injuries, damage, death... while anyone participates in this event. Please use common sense. *Coronado Civic Center & Hotel del Coronado are not affiliated with this event.

  • FREE Japanese Garden Entry & Scavenger Game.

    Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park

    San Diego residents get FREE ENTRY on April 18, 2017 which is also my birthday, so let's have some photo fun. We will spend a couple hours inside the Japanese Friendship Garden doing Scavenger Game and then we'll meetup together for drinks and snacks to share our experiences. Zoom lens not needed. Photographers Website (http://tag3photography.com) Rain not light showers will cancel this event.