What we're about

We are photography enthusiasts who meet up regularly to capture the beauty of the greater San Antonio area and to share the photos we take.

If you enjoy taking photographs, this is the place for you! Join us at area parks, festivals, hiking trails and many other places to take photos. We photograph animals, sunsets, flowers, and anything else interesting! Come to our monthly meetings to learn from other photographers and network amongst other friendly photographers of all skill levels.

All skill levels are welcome... It doesn't matter if you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro... you will be welcomed into this group. Group members share tips and techniques, but our main focus will be to get out there and take pictures!

When we are back from a shoot, post your meetup pictures on this site. It is fun to compare the different perspectives of the photographers who joined you at that meetup. There's lots to see on the Message Board like meetup reviews, articles of interest or you can start your own discussion.

Look though the photo sections and add comments to your favorite pictures. Or just get inspired, get ideas, or visit the places we've been to. Add pictures to your profile or write to other members' via their 'greeting' on their profile.

The objects / purpose of Capture San Antonio Photography are to:

bring together individuals with a common interest in photography and provide them with a creative outlet to enrich their skills;

meet up regularly to capture the beauty of the greater San Antonio area through still photography;

share images that are captured during meetup events;

foster photography as an art, a hobby, or a vocation, by instruction and sharing of knowledge and experience;

conduct workshops, meetings, critiques, and any other type of learning environment or experience deemed beneficial to the betterment of the photographer and their photographic pursuits;

maintain a sense of camaraderie for fellow photographers by promoting a friendly environment regardless of skill level;

create an abiding interest among photographers and the general public in all aspects of photography through education and communication;

captivate and enhance the photographer's collective and individual interests;

educate the public on the high merits of local and regional photography;

support and promote local artists and photographers;

provide opportunities for local photographers to display and / or sell their images in various venues;

provide for club and member participation in semi-annual contests;

sponsor activities which further the purpose of the group.

The annual membership dues are $10.

Upcoming events (5+)

CSAP Version - 52 frames Wk 3 "16mm or wider"

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This is a VIRTUAL meetup, means we will not be meeting in person to go and take photos for this assignment/challenge, unless it's announced separately. Week 3 is 16mm or wider. The 52 frames' challenge for this week, it's called "Hello From..." and it's about taking a picture of where we live, and the extra challenge is to use a wide angle lens. Here are the tips that they sent: You can choose to show us your hometown, city or farm with a ‘wider view’ such as a famous landmark or unfamous landmark. Or maybe a cityscape or skyline. Or you can show us a more ‘narrow’ view, for example, the cute barista that makes the best coffee in town, or that blind busker with his patient dog or your special meditation spot under a giant tree. Tips and Tuts for this week: 1. Act like a tourist in your own city and go and explore those places to you always wanted to see. 2. How to ‘travel’ in your hometown and improve your photography. https://photographyconcentrate.com/stay-home-improving-your-eye-by-traveling-in-your-hometown/ 3. 7 landmark photography tips for avoiding clichéd photos. https://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/7-landmark-photography-tips-for-avoiding-cliched-photos 4. 14 secrets of successful street photography by expert Paul Bence. https://www.photocrowd.com/blog/19-14-street-photography-tips/ 5. 15 tips for breathtaking cityscape photography. https://expertphotography.com/cityscape-photography-tips/ 6. How to photograph your hometown. https://annemckinnell.com/2016/02/23/your-hometown/ 7. Finding The Spirit Of Place - Learn how to engage with familiar locations in deeper ways. https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/pro-perspectives/dewitt-jones/finding-the-spirit-of-place/

CSAP Version - 52 frames Wk 4 "Macro"

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This is a VIRTUAL meetup, means we will not be meeting in person to go and take photos for this assignment/challenge, unless it's announced separately. Photo to be taken during on week 4 (Jan 21-27) Last year some of us participated in a weekly challenge with the 52 frames group. I will continue with the challenge for our group but instead of posting the Monthly Album, I will post a weekly invite, so we don't forget or get lost. I hope to see a lot of participation, it's fun! You don't need to post in their group if you don't want to, but we want to see what do you create! You will have one week to work on your photo! Be creative! and most importantly Have fun!! Week 4 is Macro. I will be adding some tips and ideas from the 52frames group as soon as I receive them.

CSAP Monthly Photo Challenge - The Pearl

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JANUARY 2019 This monthly photo challenge location is The Pearl. Description: Use your imagination.... get creative and see what you can come up with as long as it is taken at The Pearl. What is the Capture San Antonio Photography Challenge? Every month, a new theme, technique, or location will be posted to enrich our skills as photographers, regardless of level of experience. Whether you are wanting to get out and just take more pictures, or create images to improve your photography skills, this opportunity provides rewarding challenges to improve our overall technique. If you do not feel challenged, think outside the box. There will be limited or no explanation about the assigned theme. This creates the fun challenge of coming up with our individual interpretation of the current theme. This is all about being creative and having lots of fun. This will challenge you personally to go out and find something to creatively capture through your lens. CSAP Monthly Challenges All paid members are eligible to enter monthly challenges. The member must be the creator of the image submitted for the monthly or bonus challenge. The subject for each monthly challenge is either open or a special topic. Occasionally, a bonus challenge may be posted by the group organizer. A member may enter a maximum number of one image per monthly challenge or bonus challenge. A member may not submit the same image in any subsequent challenge. You can only post images after the event's start time, which is generally after 12 A.M. on the last day of each month. All submissions must be posted no later than 11:59 P.M. on the same day to be eligible for awards. You are encouraged to comment on each other's photos with positive appreciation for their work. Often times, we wonder what type of camera and lens was used, and if any post-processing was applied. Therefore, please include this information as we learn together. The photo must be taken during the month listed on the theme's event page. This is meant to be fun…there is no formal gathering for this event. It is another opportunity for us to get out and get creative with our cameras between other meetup events. Remember... a photograph tells a story... what is yours? Judging and Awards: The group organizer will select a qualified photographer from outside CSAP to judge entries. The monthly judge will be asked to evaluate images based on impact, composition and technical merit. The top three scores will be awarded a “Monthly Challenge” award at the following general membership meeting. In the case of a bonus challenge, the top score will be awarded the "Bonus Challenge" award. End of the Year Photography Challenge Competition: Monthly and bonus photo challenge winners will be eligible for the end of the year photography challenge awards. Eligible images are submitted for judging and a first, second, and third place award will be presented. All eligible images will be critiqued and a digital audio file or video critique will be e-mailed to the maker after the winners are announced. Rules: • Members must be current on membership dues to maintain eligibility for monthly, end of year, and bonus competitions. • A high resolution (min. 240dpi) digital copy of your image must be uploaded to the respective photo album on the CSAP website prior the challenge end date/time. This is the last day of the month (12:01 A.M. to 11:59 P.M.) unless otherwise specified by the group organizer. • Only one image per challenge can be submitted. If more than one image is submitted, only the first image will be considered for competition. Images may not be entered in a subsequent competition. • Watermarks or any printing on the image that would identify the maker is prohibited. Any entry not following the rules may be disqualified by the group organizer.

CSAP Version - 52 frames Wk 5 "Dirty"

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This is a VIRTUAL meetup, means we will not be meeting in person to go and take photos for this assignment/challenge, unless it's announced separately. Photo to be taken during on week 5 (Jan 28-Feb 3) Last year some of us participated in a weekly challenge with the 52 frames group. I will continue with the challenge for our group but instead of posting the Monthly Album, I will post a weekly invite, so we don't forget or get lost. I hope to see a lot of participation, it's fun! You don't need to post in their group if you don't want to, but we want to see what do you create! You will have one week to work on your photo! Be creative! and most importantly Have fun!! Week 5 is Dirty. I will be adding some tips and ideas from the 52frames group as soon as I receive them.

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