What we're about

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 (3)

Sunrise at the Coronado Ferry Landing & Beach Walk in Coronado

Coronado Ferry Landing

Join us for a Sunrise Shoot at the Coronado Ferry Landing. We will meet at the Ferry Landing and walk south. There are several locations along the trail that offer great views. FYI: The sun will rise at the northern terminus of the Coronado Bridge at Barrio Logan. The following times may be helpful for you: Nautical Twilight: 6:11am Civil Twilight: 6:40am Sunrise: 7:05am You will need a tripod and a cable release or remote if you have one. A medium zoom will be best. We should be done at the Ferry Landing about 7:15am. Those who want to, can then drive to Coronado Beach. We'll meet at the Lifeguard Tower and walk to the Hotel Del and back. If you want to go barefoot there's a place at the beach entrance where you can rinse your feet. The Hotel Del is currently closed for renovation, so there are few people there making for some unique photo ops. If you have any questions, contact me Walter via email. If it's urgent or you're lost my number is (619)[masked] Please Note: Social distancing and all rules mandated by San Diego County must be observed: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus.html Social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained. According to the county: "You should have a face covering ready and wear it if you come within six feet of other people." PPS Organizers will ask anyone not observing the rules to leave, and members not abiding may be removed from the group without notice. 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.

November Weekday Photo Shoot: San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The Zoo is open again! We had shoots there in September and October which went well. The lighting, temperatures and photo-ops should all be good. The temperatures should be more comfortable and the crowds not too busy. Tourists are gone for the most part and the kids are back at school. We will meet in front of the Zoo at 8:30a.m. Things are a bit different now. There is a serpentine line with dividers in front of the Zoo where you have to wait until the Zoo opens. They give a short talk about the rules and regulations and will ask three or four questions regarding COVID as you enter. You must wear a mask at all times. We will enter the Zoo when it opens at 9:00a.m. sharp and assemble in front of the Flamingo Pond for the group photo. Please be on time! If you are late or lost, do not worry, you can call me Walter on my cell phone at[masked], and I will tell you where we are, but try not be late. (As cell phone reception is not good in many areas of the Zoo, I may not answer) Maps are available at the entrance. If you're unfamiliar with the Zoo, take a map. Here is a link to the Zoo web site: San Diego Zoo (http://www.sandiegozoo.org/) Our Route. Our route will be determined a few days before the shoot and be sent out to you. If anyone has any requests for animals they want to photograph, send me an email and I'll do my best to work it in. Some special notes (Please read this too): If you RSVP YES, please show up, otherwise change your RSVP to NO. Bring walking shoes, water, hats and sunscreen etc. or whatever you need. A long telephoto zoom is the best lens to bring. You must bring a mask. There are lots of places where you can disinfect your hands. Correct etiquette for Zoo Passes: If you are a member of the Zoo and have a guest pass that can be used by a non-member, please indicate so when you RSVP. If you need a guest pass, please contact the person offering the guest pas via personal message. If your offered pass has been taken, please indicate so. By following this simple procedure we will avoid generating hundreds of emails. Thank you! This generosity has helped quite a few people in our photo shoots in the past, as the current admission for non-members is now (gulp) $62.00. Thank you. Members needing assistance or who have questions can ask me or any other Organizers present. We will be glad to help. There will also be other experienced photographers present willing to help out. It should be another great day out. If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas you can email Walter by going to my member profile. If you get lost or separated from the group, call my cell phone,[masked]. See you there! Please Note: Social distancing and all rules mandated by San Diego County must be observed: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus.html Social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained. According to the county: "You should have a face covering ready and wear it if you come within six feet of other people." PPS Organizers will ask anyone not observing the rules to leave, and members not abiding may be removed from the group without notice. 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.

Impromptu - Photo Birding at Santee Lakes

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Fall is an ideal time to photograph birds at Santee Lakes - due to the arrival of wintering waterfowl. But there is more than just ducks and coots, hopefully, we will see Belted Kingfishers, a variety of Herons and Egrets, as well as American White Pelicans, and Osprey. Let's meet in the parking area between Lakes #3 and #4. I suggest you bring your longest lens, preferably at least a 300mm. Although I take lots of bird photos, I may not be able to help regarding the identification of the birds we see. Hopefully, some of the attendees can help with that. When attending a PPS "wildlife" meetup, always remember that nature is unpredictable. The organizers attempt to choose sites and times that optimize the chances for photographing animals in the wild, but there is always the possibility that the wildlife, or the weather, doesn't cooperate. Social distancing and all rules mandated by San Diego County must be observed: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus.html Social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained. According to the county: "You should have a face-covering ready and wear it if you come within six feet of other people." PPS Organizers will ask anyone not observing the rules to leave, and members not abiding may be removed from the group without notice. Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are not responsible for your safety, or for any injury or accident of your person or your property. You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you are able to participate in the event at your own risk.

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