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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 (4)

Motorsports 101 Info SDCCU (Qualcomm) Stadium

SDCCU Stadium

Motorsports 101 Info SDCCU (Qualcomm) Stadium, South East Lot Sunday, April 28,[masked]:00 AM at Southeast Lot Near N1 Pole (See Map) Join us for an exciting day shooting entry level motorsports (Autocross) competition. Learn and practice your panning skills to use in many different action sports activities. • The attendance limit will be 20 people. We’ll meet at 10:00 AM and competition continues until ≈4:00 PM. There is usually a 30 to 45 minute lunch break and course walk for the competitors. The competition takes place, rain or shine, so come prepared. • We’ll meet in the Inner Circle parking area on the Southeast side of SDCCU stadium near light pole N1 (see map). Parking and admission is free, but you will be required to sign a waiver and be given a wristband that must be worn and visible. • After a quick safety rules review and a group photo, we’ll head out to several locations outside the course boundaries indicated by the dashed yellow lines on the map. Larry Houghton [masked]), or an assigned SCCA representative, will be available to take a few folks out onto the course during the day. The time on course may be limited depending on the participation levels. • There should be approximately 125 drivers at the event. • There are NO food or drink vendors, so plan accordingly. • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Even in the pit area or the pre-grid, cars move unexpectedly and there are often tripping hazards on the ground. • Please do not touch the cars without permission. However, please feel free to talk to the drivers or anyone in the pit area. There are always some interesting cars and people and most everyone is very friendly. • Have fun and shoot lots of photos! Ask a lot of questions if you don’t know or want advice. If you like shooting motorsports at this entry level, ask Larry Houghton for guidance on other venues and racing options. What to Bring • Interchangeable lens camera body, APS-C or 4/3’s sensor is preferred for extra reach. • Long range telephoto zoom lens [masked]mm minimum, 80/[masked]mm,[masked]mm, etc.) for action shots. Fast glass is not required as you’ll be shooting during daylight hours. • Optional - Close range zoom lens (24-70mm, 18-55mm, etc.) for shots in the pits or overall views. • Bring extra batteries and memory cards. You’ll likely be shooting in continuous mode and capturing a lot of shots. • Closed toed walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, wind breaker or light jacket and rain gear, if forecast. • A tripod or monopod is not recommended unless you have a monster lens. They will only interfere with panning and get in your way. • A small camera bag or backpack. You’ll be doing a lot of walking and there is no need to bring all your gear, you will probably not need most of it. 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.

Yosemite Valley, the Ultimate Ultimate

Yosemite Valley

With above average snow fall so far this year, Yosemite's waterfalls will be booming. Yes, it can be crowded in May, but we will explore some of the lesser known areas for their special, uncrowded overlooks with plenty of opportunity to take our photos. Some are easily accessible, others require moderate or longer hikes. Most of the lodging and campsites in the Valley are taken, but there is lodging available in nearby towns. Don't hesitate if you're thinking this is good for you, just do it. Rooms fill up long before you'd think. You don't need to stay the whole week, but after the first day, you'll want to. I have reserved a campsite just outside the park in El Portal. If that appeals to you, message me for more info, space is limited. More details will be posted here in the near future. For general info, get the Yosemite guide, downloadable from the net. Message me with questions. For equipment, put all your toys in your mobile and then select your gear appropriate to what we will do that day. 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.

Scavenger Hunt aboard the USS Midway

USS Midway Museum

Join us for a Scavenger Hunt aboard the USS Midway

Scavenger Hunt aboard the USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

Come join us for a completely different kind of shoot, a Scavenger Hunt on the USS Midway Museum. your hosts Larry and Walter have uploaded twenty images to the the event album. You will need to find as many as possible of these and take a photo of them and upload it. Whoever gets the most correct will win a prize from George’s Camera, your choice of a Sensor Cleaning or a $50.00 Gift Certificate. In case of a tie, both prizes will be given out. Admission fee to the USS Midway Museum is $22.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors and $9.00 for retired military with ID. We highly recommend you buy your tickets online before the event. Otherwise you have to wait in line. Parking is a flat rate of $10.00 per car. Carpooling is recommended. Special note: The first six members to sign up will get in for free. If any member going is a USS Midway member and can get guests in free, please let us know. We will meet at the entrance of the USS Midway Museum at 9:30AM and enter promptly at 10:00AM. We will proceed to the Flight Deck first where we will take the group photo. The images you will need to find are spread out in different areas of the ship. You can take as long as you like to find them and enjoy the museum. When you upload the images, please load them all at once so your images are together in the album. This makes it easier for the judges. Here is a link to the album. https://www.meetup.com/pacificphoto/photos/29882257/ As for equipment, all the photos uploaded were taken with full frame DSLR’s and 24-70 lenses. This just for your information. You are of course free to use any lens you like. 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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