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 (5+)

March Weekday Photo Shoot: San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Join us for a fun and exciting weekday Photo Shoot in the beautiful month of March at the San Diego Zoo! The lighting, temperatures and photo-ops should be better. 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 to the right of the entrance in front of the membership booth at 8:30a.m. and do the group photo and get in line at 8:45a.m. We will enter the Zoo when it opens at 9:00a.m. sharp. 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 try to work it in. We will include the Hummingbird House as it will soon be torn down. :( 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 can also pack your lunch if you like. 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) $52.00. 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: 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.

Wildflower Exploring

Bajada Nature Trail

Meet off the Cottonwood exit off of 10... https://goo.gl/maps/m8ixhzpZMV52. We'll start here and work our way up the hill toward the Joshua Tree Park entrance. Depending on time and flower discovery, we may want to go into the park. Bring your macro and a medium range zoom. My cell:[masked] 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.

Morning Shoot at the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Join us for a morning shoot at the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo. There is a wide range of steam and diesel locomotives on display. As well as freight and passenger cars and other equipment. Trains are free and the admission for the main museum is $12.00. You can also go for a train ride. See the link below for more info. https://www.psrm.org/ As for lenses, wide angle will work best. You may also want to bring longer or macro lenses for close up images. Carpooling is suggested. Please be aware of the Visitor Photography Policy: Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. Photography is not permitted in certain special exhibitions or any areas designated “No Photography.” Personal video cameras are permitted unless otherwise stated and use is subject to the terms above. After our visit to the museum we can have lunch a Mexican Restaurant nearby. Those who want to can then go to the Motor Transport Museum which is also nearby. The suggested donation there is $10.00. Check out more here: http://www.motortransportmuseum.org/ 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.

AleSmith Private Brewery Tour

Alesmith Brewing

Join us for a private tour of the AleSmith Brewing Company. At 106,000 square feet, it's the second largest brewing facility in San Diego county. The brewery tour will take about 45 minutes and covers the entire brewing process. Each member will receive a full pour of one of their year round brews (specialties excluded) and a souvenir AleSmith pint glass. After the tour you can visit the Tony Gwynn museum, drink more beer, or grab a bite to eat from the food truck. Cost is $10 Please checking in with Walter or Keith upon arrival for payment instructions. We will meet at 4:45 in front if the brewery. The tour starts at 5:00pm. Flash Photography is fine, but please no tripods. There is not enough room. As for lenses, fast is best due to the low lighting, so f/2.8 or faster wide angle and medium zooms are best. Parking info http://alesmith.com/parking/ 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.

Past events (1,146)

Sunrise Shoot & Early Morning Walk at the Embarcadero

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