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Welcome to the Pacific Photographic Society of San Diego. We are an active hands-on photography group for all levels of photographers and for photographic expertise from novice to expert.

Our emphasis is on photography in the field and in the studio, as well as photo finishing, education and networking.

We offer our members a wide range of photography related events including several monthly photo shoots at various locations, seminars, classes, educational shoots and networking opportunities with other photographers.

We welcome all photographers from beginner to professional and seek to provide an environment that is friendly, professional and enriching for all.

We actively seek the input of our members to ensure that the group provides the activities that are both beneficial and enjoyable to participating photographers.

Upcoming events (5+)

Comic Con Photo Walk

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Join us for a Photo Walk to and around the Convention Center to photograph the action outside Comic Con. We will meet in front of the Star of India at 8:00AM and leave at 8:15AM sharp. We will be walking from there because ample parking will be available and it will be easy to leave once we are ready to go home. Parking: Metered parking is available nearby and is free until 10:00AM. You can "feed" the meters to get more time. I suggest that you do so at least until 11:00, tough you can prepay as far ahead as 1:00PM. I plan on returning about 11:00AM. What we will do: We will walk from the Star of India along the Embarcadero to the Convention Center. We will make a brief stop at the Tuna Pier Fish Market for a few photos. We will circle around the Convention Center and then walk back along Harbor Drive. There will be many photo ops along the way of people dressed up, displays, etc. Total walking distance will be about four miles. What to bring: Medium Zooms, such as 24-70 will work. For individual portraits[masked] will be ok, but a but long. Your all in one zooms such as[masked],[masked],[masked], etc. will work well. Don't forget good walking shoes, hat, etc. Questions?: Contact me via my member profile. Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any PPS event, you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s).You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.

Summer Beach Towns: Solana Beach

Solana Beach Station

Let's explore some of the county's beach towns this summer, beginning with Solana Beach! Solana Beach is known for the Cedros Design District, a downtown area filled with shops, restaurants, and galleries. We'll start there, then head across the 101 for some murals and beach life. We are starting early so we can have the streets to ourselves, and take advantage of the great early morning light. We will meet in front of the train station at 7 a.m. for our group photo. Street parking is free and plentiful, but watch the signs - some spaces are reserved for taxis only. Parking in the transit center lot is restricted to riders only. In addition to the beach activity and murals, there are lots of storefronts, architectural details, and street scenes! Bring a versatile lens (ie. 28-300, etc.), plus a lens specific to what you like to shoot (wide angle for architecture, macro for closeups, etc.). Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any PPS event, you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s). You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.

Full Access to Del Mar Race Track #1

Del Mar Race Track

It is time again to enjoy the Del Mar full access event that is exclusive to Pacific Photographic Society. In honor of Pam, we are continuing the tradition she started with these great all day Del Mar Access tours. We have 4 photo shoots at Del Mar this Summer. ***Please read through and be sure you can attend before you RSVP!!! We have been given another opportunity to have full access to Del Mar Race Track from the Media director of the DMTC for the 2019 Summer Race Season. This is 1st of out of 4 opportunities. We will be given photo credentials that will enable us to have a very full experience at the race track. We are allowing a total of 12 of us, including hosts, for this opportunity. ***IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE YOU CAN'T MAKE IT PLEASE DO NOT RSVP*** 6:50 AM: We will meet at the east side parking lot of Milton's 2660 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014. Here you will be given your credentials and we will go over what to expect at this shoot. Please be on time! 7:05 AM: We will drive over to the Del Mar Race Track and we will start with the morning workouts until 9:15 AM. There is a place at the track you can get coffee and breakfast, there is usually a break on the track ~ 8ish. Bring Cash. 9:30 AM: We will meet in the paddock area and then go to the barn area. We will walk around taking pictures of the horses such as: getting a bath, grooming and shoeing. We will all need to stay together during this time period. I will see about getting access to a barn area from a trainer. 11 AM: We then will return to the main area and photograph the buildings and area before people arrive or you can rest in the shade. This will be some free time. Noon: We will have lunch at the Veranda Club House Cafe https://www.dmtc.com/menus/clubhouse-summer 1 PM: We will then meet at the Paddock to photograph the horses before the first race (post time 2 pm). We should have a chance to photograph from the Winner's Circle area, as well as the infield. We will also go up to the Press Box and be able to shoot a race from there. After this, you are free to watch and photograph the horses in the paddock and during the races. There are a few guidelines to keep in mind: • While in the Paddock, Race Track and Barn Area we are all to stay together and no wondering off, this could be dangerous to you and the horses and will be enforced. • This is a very long day and it can get very hot, or cool, please prepare by bringing water and dressing accordingly. • Please wear closed toe shoes there is a lot of things you can step in! • No Tripods (Mono-pods only in the Stands for Early Morning Workouts, not racing, paddock or barn area) Best to leave it at home. • No flashes around the horses. • We will not be going to the Turf Club. • I must have a list to Del Mar weeks prior to the shoot. I will need your full name and address and cell phone # by 4PM on July 8th. Please email to: [masked]. If I do not get this information I will go to the first person on the waitlist. Please make sure you provide this information as I need to turn it into Del Mar. If you are on the wait list please send me this information also. If I am able to take someone from the waitlist I will go with the first person who has sent me this information. • Seating will be up to each individual and you can purchase a seat. We have access to walk around but after we are done if you decide to stay you can either sit in the general admission area or you can buy a seat. • Concessions will open once the track opens to the public at 12 am. ***Please only sign up if you can make it and be with us for the day from 7 AM until about 4 PM. This is a very popular shoot and there is a total of 4 Del Mar Racing photo shoots, therefore, we are asking you attend only 1, give a chance to someone who has not attended one of these full-day access tours previously. No guests, only photographers for this meet up. IMPORTANT NOTICE - Photographs CANNOT be sold for profit without permission from The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. You will have to make arrangements with the track photographer. We are guests of The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and they are giving us great access to an incredible event. Do not ruin it for us by selling these photos. If you have any questions in the meantime please email me: [masked] Special Notes regarding all PPS Photo Shoots: Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any PPS event, you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s). You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.

Leica on Loan at Cruisin' Grand

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub Escondido

Date: July 26, 2019, 5 pm - 9 pm Event: Cruisin’ Grand Location: near Grand Ave, Escondido, CA Fee: $25, registration required (bring your own SD card) Meetup at 5 pm near Grand Ave, location provided upon registration. During summer on Friday nights, historic Grand Ave in Escondido comes alive with vintage cars, music, food and lots of folks enjoying an evening with friends and families. George’s Camera invites you to a fun night out with Leica providing you with their latest cameras and lenses on loan. Plus, Ray Olson, Leica’s tech expert and instructor will be on hand to provide tips and tricks. This classic Cruising Grand Night will feature hundreds of vintage Chevy cars - we hope you can join us! Meetup at 5 pm near Grand Ave, location and further information provided upon registration. Registration required www.georgescamera.com/photo-classes Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any PPS event, you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s).You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.

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