What we're about

Supports Sierra Club conservation goals through the medium of photography; assists club members in improving their photographic skills through lecture, demonstration, discussion and participation; provides them with an opportunity to show their photographic work; and promotes the Sierra Club and its projects with public displays.

Links to our websites:

Camera Committee Website (https://www.sierraclub.org/angeles/camera-committee)
Camera Committee Leadership (https://www.sierraclub.org/angeles/camera-committee/about-us)
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Website (https://angeles.sierraclub.org/activities)

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Becoming a Better Wildlife Photographer Around the Globe with Hector Astorga

Want to take your wildlife photography to the next level? Hector will share the techniques that he uses while in the field photographing wildlife. Perspective, camera settings, reaction time, and composing in camera are some of the topics he will discuss with us. He will share how he photographs and how he plans ahead of a photo outing. This process has made him very successful in creating his wildlife images. He will share the images he creates at home in Texas and many of the wonderful places he visits like Africa, Scandinavia and Latin America.

Hector D. Astorga is a full-time wildlife photographer based in South Texas. His love of nature and the outdoors began as a child in his native country, Honduras. He is the ranch manager at the Santa Clara Ranch, a photography ranch that hosts wildlife photographers from all over the globe. He also leads and conducts photography tours & workshops at multiple locations in North, Central, and South America, Scandinavia, and Africa.

In 2019 his image of a Three-toed Sloth w/ baby won the prestigious Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards Wildlife Category. With over 25,000 entries from photographers in 63 different countries the Nature's Best competition is one of the premier nature photography competitions in the world. He is also a six-time Grand Prize winner of the Wildlife in Focus and Valley Land Fund Photography competitions. From 2008 thru 2017 he won 1st Grand Prize four times, 2nd Grand Prize once and also has a 3rd Grand Prize finish. He won top honors in the 2009 National Wildlife Federation Photography Contest and in the 2012 Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers Photography competition. In 2016, one of his images was selected as a "Best of Show" by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) in their Annual Showcase competition. His images have been in the Top NANPA Showcase awards for the last eight years in a row.

His work is featured in Nature's Best Magazine, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife Federation Magazine, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic Guide Books, Ranger Rick Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Quail Unlimited, and other national and regional publications

In 2020 Hector was named one of the "We Will Not Be Tamed" Ambassadors for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. The Ambassadors are a group of remarkable Texan outdoorsmen and women who stand together and tell their stories about Texas, the place that has given them so much. He uses his photography for many conservation projects around the state.

This educational event, sponsored by the Angeles Chapter Camera Committee and hosted by Joe Doherty, is open to Sierra Club members and interested parties. Feel free to bring a friend. Cost: Free to all.

Attendees will be able to submit questions during the Q&A session immediately following the presentation.

A Zoom Registration link is displayed on this Meetup event page to those who RSVP. You must register well before the presentation to receive the program link.

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Our programs will be virtual presentations for the duration of the pandemic. On the upside, you will be able to watch a recording of the program if you can't join us in real time or if you loved it so much you want to watch again! You may share the links to the recording with your friends, too.

The Camera Committee meets on the second Thursday of even-numbered months: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

The West LA Group meets on the second Thursday of odd-numbered months: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov.

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David Swindler on Utah: Toadstools, White Pocket, Bisti Badlands

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