What we're about

Mission Statement

Welcome to the West Coast Photo Meetup Group!

If you are looking for a knowledgeable, friendly group of people to share your passion for photography, or you're brand new to it and just want to learn the basics involved so that you can take better pictures to share with family or friends, welcome. Makes no difference if you're high tech or low tech. Furthermore, we will provide training in basic, intermediate and advanced photography.

We will offer photowalks and meetups that will give you opportunities to practice your art. By all means share your work here and tell us how you created it. We expect all the membership to learn from and teach others.

We will operate in a positive atmosphere and attitude to all within our group as well as other camera groups. The group will hold on going photo Meetups throughout the Tampa Bay area, social events and on going training classes. What’s it All Mean…?

Membership is FREE soooooo...

Let's have some FUN. Come out, shoot with us, learn, teach and have a great time. We are a social group too, so we would like to see you join us!

Jay Droggitis


Upcoming events (3)

B&W Landscape Photo Album


We have had a Landscape B&W several times and the members seem to enjoy posting so we're doing it again. So shoot and Post. Album opens 4/25/2019

24th ANNUAL SPRINGFEST - 4/27-28 2019 Two Days! Garden Art & Faerie Festival

The 25th Annual Gulfport Spring Festival will take place on April[masked] (Sat 10 am – 8 pm,Sun 10 am – 5 pm). The event is free to the public and will feature dozens of vendors with a wide variety of themed arts and crafts, garden art, live plants and renaissance vendors. Pet Friendly Too! Clymer Park -[masked]th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Live entertainment is scheduled to perform throughout day. The children’s area will provide faerie ... Vendors will offer live garden plants, garden art, flowers, herbs, Renaissance-period items, clothing, jewelry, art, hand-made crafts and more. Assorted food and drink vendors will be on hand, and an enchanted beer garden will offer adult beverages. Live music will be performed throughout the day. This is a two day event so pick a day and have fun. I'll be there at 10am on Saturday. Free parking is available on site and free trolley rides to and from off-site parking areas will be offered. Note: Organizer/Leader and The West Coast Photo Meetup Group are not responsible or liable for accidents/injuries. Participants assume all risks on Meetups and/ or recommended suggested sites for photography opportunities.

Devereaux - Kaiser 50th Annual Car Meet

Sarasota Fairgrounds

Due to weather this event was rescheduled. Note: Organizer/Leader and West Coast Photo Group are not responsible or liable for accidents/injuries. Participants assume all risks on Meet ups. The 50th Annual Devereaux - Kaiser Car meet, presented by The Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent fund. No judging, registration, or entry fees for vehicles spectators: $5 entry fee donation. Vehicles 25 years and older only. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles welcome, service vehicle area, car corral $25 day of show. Proceeds benefit the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund. This is a great event if you love to photograph vintage cars. They usually have over a 1000 cars that his event. April 28,[masked]am -3pm Sarasota County Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL, 34237

Past events (1,165)

Tierra Verde Open Car & Truck Show 2019

Taste of Tierra Verde and Car Show

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