SRPS field trip will be a scavenger hunt in Petaluma on November 15th.
We will meet at the Keller Street parking garage at 10am (114 Keller St)
Then we will wander the streets and shops of downtown Petaluma to take photos. The idea is to create images evoked by these song titles (mostly taken from the Rolling Stones list of the best 500 songs of all time). You don’t need to do them all. There are no prizes for getting the most. Just use them as inspiration and have fun!
We will meet at Dempseys for lunch at noon, http://dempseys.com. Dempsey’s is located in the River Plaza Shopping Center in Petaluma, just across the footbridge from Petaluma Boulevard. This will take us on a bridge by a river and docks, hint - hint. It is not a long walk from the parking garage. Rain will not cancel, we will just spend more time in shops.
Note - this field trip will occur too late in the year to be included in the official 2018 field trip competition.
Please email me - [masked] if you plan to attend so I can have a count of who to expect and possibly make lunch reservations.
Here is the list!
Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
Blowin' In The Wind by Bob Dylan
I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
Hound Dog by Elvis Presley
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding
I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash
Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
River Deep - Mountain High by Ike & Tina Turner
Dancing In The Street by Martha And The Vandellas
Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon And Garfunkel
Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag by James Brown
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Up On The Roof by The Drifters
Take Me To The River by Al Green
Who'll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Wild Thing by The Troggs
Sail Away by Randy Newman
Chapel Of Love by The Dixie Cups
Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain by Willie Nelson
Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum
The Letter by The Box Tops
Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
Ticket To Ride by The Beatles
Piano Man by Billy Joel
Tumbling Dice by The Rolling Stones
Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
Cupid by Sam Cooke
Kiss by Prince
Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters
On the Road Again by Willie Nelson
It’s only Make Believe by Conway Twitty
Keller Street Parking Garage, Keller Street, Petaluma, CA
Photographic Transmogrifications v2.0
A Special Encore of Steve Muench’s Masters Presentation
Back by popular request and updated with more transmogrifications (transmogrify: to transform in a surprising or magical manner), Steve Muench will explore many of his uniquely striking images, unravel the techniques behind them, reveal new images, and possibly even transmogrify audience volunteers ‘live’ !
Please join us on Thursday, Oct 11. Whether you like to compete or not you will be supporting our photographers during this month's competition. And, it’s always a pleasure to see some of the best photographic art by our members.
Our judge is this month is Dan Katzman, a favorite and is highly rated at the Santa Rosa Photographic Society. He is also a long-time photo judge with experience in local, regional, national and international competitions.
He has been a professional fine art photographer who specialized in large format for public space displays. His work is in the permanent collections of the National Park Services and placed at several corporations including Kaiser Permanente. His images have appeared in national media and on book covers.
He has also had the good fortune of being taught by award winning photographers in the art of architectural, landscape, commercial tabletop
and portrait photography.
Dan believes that photography is an art form that can be closely related to European painting and drawing. The critique can be as appreciated
as classical art. His judging philosophy is to make judging as educational as possible. The primary focus of judging should be on teaching while
offering ideas on how to take the image to the next level.
The use of light and the emotional aspects of storytelling are as important as composition. When technical issues with an image arise, he focus on the most important to give the beginning photographer a better chance to remember the comments and to put them to use when in the field.
This presentation is a show-and-tell approach to my photography.
Six years ago I attended my first meeting at the Santa Rosa Photographic Society where an amazing journey of self discovery began.
In the beginning, I felt uncomfortable, a little out of place. I didn’t have a clue what I was getting into. All I knew about myself was that I loved photography. But, the big question for me was “who am I as a photographer” wasn’t apparent. It was always obvious but I just couldn’t see it.
That was 6-years ago and I’ve certainly learned who I am as a photographer. This I owe to what I call The University of The Santa Rosa Photographic Society. With its generosity of talented members and volunteers who are always willing to help and guide: as well as the judges and speakers who have furthered my education.
Wanderlust, is a cornerstone of my life. Always traveling, always chasing humanitarian images that tell a story. Photographing the poor, the old, the underdog; people just living their lives. I try to capture the everyday to show how special it is; how ordinary lives are never mundane.
It becomes special when I’m involved with the people I photograph. If a photographer builds trust, cares about the people, shows compassion, much is given in return. They offer you a part of themselves thats usually hidden. Being a woman is a marvelous plus when photographing women. Men also like to be photographed by women as it becomes flirtatious and fun. It’s the photographer, not the camera, that’s the instrument of creation.
So, when someone ask me who I am as a photographer, I now know exactly. I’m an international traveler documenting the lives of the people I meet along the way as a street photographer, journalist, story teller. My presentation is a show-and-tell about my approach; what works and what doesn’t. I will demonstrate through my photography what I look for when I’m out and about. What catches my eye. How images display my interaction with my subjects. How gaining trust while presenting yourself to the people you photograph is of ultimate importance so that you are able to capture a beautiful, natural smile from a stranger or the sadness in the eyes of a child. These are unforgettable once in a lifetime encounters that will live with me forever through my work.
Eve Arnold Photographer: My favorite quote . . .
You can’t make a great musician or a great photographer if the magic isn’t there.
September SRPS … Field Trip
Willy’s America—Vintage Jeep Restoration
Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018
Where: Willy’s America, 6100 Cazadero Highway, Cazadero, CA;
Time: 10:00 a.m. meet-up in the parking lot next to the facility. We will
break for lunch at the General Store across the street about 11:30 a.m. Cute store & gift shop with good sandwiches & snacks.
Parking: On-site parking is available next to Willy’s America.
Cost: Free; shooting outside the facility; many vintage Willy’s Jeeps in various shapes, sizes and conditions.
Description: This restoration facility is not normally open to the public but once a year at an open house in July. We have special permission to photograph on the grounds. We do not have permission to shoot the mechanics, welders, painters, etc. yet. I will check on that this week. On the grounds there are many vintage Jeeps in various stages of repair or disrepair that make it a wonderful photo opportunity.
CA 12W, US 101, River Road;
CA 116W to Cazadero Highway (Right turn on Cazadero Highway)
Willy’s America is on the right, across from the General Store.
Meet-up: Meet-up leader is Lynda Stuber. If you are interested in participating in or would like additional information about this meet-up, please email Lynda at ([masked]) or call [masked]. We can have a maximum or 15 people for this visit so I would like to have a sign-up list.
September 13, 2018 competition categories are: Pictorial, Travel, Journalism and Monochrome.
Billie Erin Stultz is a visual artist working with photography and video. Her work explores gender, sexuality, and power as they manifest through intimacy, the landscape, and the act of photographing. Billie received her MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art in 2014 and her BA in Photography/Video/New Media & Comparative Studies from Sarah Lawrence College in 2004. She is currently Adjunct Professor of Photography & Media Arts at Sonoma State University. Billie has also served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and held teaching assistantships in the Undergraduate Art Departments at both Yale University and Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and is included in the permanent collection at the Swan Hill Museum of Contemporary Art in Hyogo, Japan.
Ray Mabry’s teaching style is so enjoyable. His energy and vast knowledge of our world of photography keeps us engaged - he's a man of many talents. His personality and humor is always well received by our members and guest.
In extreme conditions we can’t have our cake and eat it too. Choosing whether you want a photo with details in the highlight or in the shadows. Using HDR techniques can produce images that are chock full of detail and rich color that allow us to create a realistic or fantasy final image.
HDR photography captures a wider range of tones/luminosity that would not otherwise be possible in a single photo. This captures extreme detail in both the highlight (light) and shadow (dark) areas to create a greater tonal range image.
Ray Mabry will be sharing his favorite HDR images in this presentation.
For over 25 years, Ray Mabry has used his experience in photography to capture images in architecture, landscape and abstract forms. Shooting with the professional level Canon EOS series cameras, he is able to capture imagery to further explore new ideas in digital photography.
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PS: The following is a separate workshop/class that Ray is providing at his studio. This is not a SPRS program.
For more information on this please follow Ray’s link below.
Lightroom Advanced event will be on:
Sunday, August 26,[masked]:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Registration here: https://www.meetup.com/Ray-Mabry-Photography-Classes-and-Workshops/events/252581720/