• Salton Sea Exploration

    Salton Sea State Recreation Area

    Photo: Bombay Beach airplane tail. Not mine, but an example of interesting subjects we might find. The Salton Sea was created by accidental flooding from Colorado River water in 1905. The extreme salt levels create a unique marine ecosystem that many birds feed on. We start in a state park in northeast corner of the sea to photograph the white "sand" beach, distant mountains, blue water and birds. We continue south on Grapefruit Blvd to Bombay Beach where there are leftover art projects (see photo above), ruins, "marina", and the Ski Inn. Next up is Salvation Mountain/Slab City. Lots of funky desert images to get get, limited only to your imagination (plus you can donate your old, used paint.) Bring: Sunscreen/hat, desert shoes, wide to tele for the birds, and macro for the white "sand". Snacks and lunch (or we can eat at the Ski Inn.) 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.

  • Classical Dance from India: Odissi Dance School

    David H Thompson Performing Arts Center

    Join us for the annual performance of Center for World Music: Odissi Dance school. Odissi is one of the eight classical dance form India. The dancers are known for their body movements, hand postures and colorful costumes. There will be many photo opportunities from portrait to group and dancers will be happy to pose. This event is free of charge. Date: Saturday, May[masked] Venue: David H Thompson Performing Arts Center, La Costa Canyon High School 1 Maverick Way Carlsbad CA 92009 Time: Show starts 4:30 PM. Photographers can come in from 3:30 to take green room candid pictures. What to bring: Fast long lenses are best for the performance, such as[masked] f/2.8, etc. What not to bring: No flash photography, no tripods This event is only open to ten photographers. If you RSVP, you must show up! Due credit will be given to photographer when images are used in social media. Im attaching few links for the dance style. None of them were recorded in a dark auditorium. Links: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSPF3BzNt3M 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQg5a8M3PTA Last Event Pictures: 1. https://pbase.com/amoxtli/indian_classical_dance 2. https://www.meetup.com/pacificphoto/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=8948862 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.

  • Koroneburg Renaissance Festival

    Crossroads Riverview Park

    Please read the entire announcement before submitting your RSVP. Please only RSVP if you are 100% sure you can attend. If you RSVP, you agree to post photos you take at the event for use by the festival and its participants. You will not be paid, but you will receive photo credit. I have fifteen free admission tickets for the first fifteen PPS members who sign up! A $25 value! if you are not among the first fifteen to sign up you will need to purchase your tickets here: https://renfestcorona.com/tickets/ What it is: Join us for a photo shoot at the Koronenburg Renaissance Festival in Corona. This event will provide you with hundreds if not thousands of photo-ops. This is a fun event with a German Old World theme. If you are not one of the first fifteen members to sign up, tickets are $25. Free tickets are for members only. You can bring guests, but they will need to purchase their own tickets. The theme for the 17th of June will be Viking, Norse and Celtic. Carpooling is encouraged! What we will do: We will meet at the entrance 15 minutes before to do the group photo, introductions and to get in line just in case. I will give you your tickets at this time. You will have to pay for parking which is $5.00 per vehicle. Once we enter you are free to photograph in small groups or on your own. The park will be open until 6:00PM should you choose to stay that late. There is food available at the Festival, but you can also leave and eat elsewhere and re-enter. Make sure you get your fin stamped. What to bring: This the place for those[masked] or[masked] lenses if you don't want change lenses. If you want to concentrate on doing portraits (which I will do) a[masked] will work perfectly. Bring sun gear and dress comfortably, especially in the shoe department. Any questions: Contact Walter via email or call[masked] if it's really important. Here is a description of the event from the festival web site and a link: "The Koroneburg Renaissance Festival is one of the only permanently built Renaissance faires in Southern California, and is the most interactive Renaissance experience around! We offer great audience-participation content, giving you plenty to do and opportunities to learn about ye ol' German[masked] A.D. history! In-period games, feasts, and much more await you when you visit. Bring the family along!." For more information look here: https://renfestcorona.com/ 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.

  • Night Sky Seminar and Joshua Night Sky Trip with Nikon and George’s Camera

    Join Us for a Night Sky Seminar with Nikon and George’s Camera (This is for the class only...when you register for the Joshua Night Sky Trip, this class is included in the fee) Registration and payment are required, please do so here: www.georgescamera.com/photo-classes Have you ever wanted to make those “really” cool looking images of the night sky, but are in the dark as to how to get started? George’s Camera has got just the workshop for you! Paul Van Allen from Nikon will help you shine some light on the subject in this exciting workshop. On May 31st, from 6PM-8PM, you will join Paul for very informative session in the George’s Academy Classroom as he covers techniques, settings and tips that are sure to jumpstart your journey into the amazing world of Night Sky Photography. Not a Nikon shooter...no problem! You are welcome to join us and learn. See you in class... WORKSHOP … NIGHT SKY PHOTOGRAPHY- JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK This event includes the seminar and the Joshua Tree Workshop. Seminar Run Time: 2 hrs Workshop Run Time: 4-8 Hours In the park. (Please, because of park limitations. NO SIGNIFICANT OTHERS...students only!) Attendee Experience Level: None - Beginner - Advanced - Expert Recommended Camera Owners: Any Nikon or Non-Nikon DSLR, FX or “Full Frame” sensor cameras are recommended, but not mandatory for optimum results. You will start with the seminar, Friday the 31st of May, 6PM-8PM, at the Georges Camera Academy Classroom. Class attendance is required in order to attend workshop. On Tuesday, June 4th, you will head out to the Park and make night sky pictures of the Milky Way and star trails… weather permitting. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will play with some light painting, night cloud imaging, and more. The Night Sky has always been a beautiful and mysterious subject for so many photographers. If there are stars in your eyes, join George’s Camera for an amazing hands-on workshop experience. A select few of us will journey to Joshua Tree National Park with Paul Van Allen; Nikon’s Tech Rep will guide you through the settings and techniques needed for breathtaking night sky images! *Owners of any brand DX, ACIL and Compact Cameras are welcome to attend. Meeting location and times will be announced at seminar on the 31st of May. What to bring: List of what to bring, wear, and have so that you are prepared will be provided at the seminar at the 31st of May seminar. 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.

  • Horses of Tir Na Nog Photo Shoot

    Rancho Samataguma

    Horses of Tir Na Nog Photo Shoot Saturday, June 1,[masked]:30 am – 11:30 am Horses of Tir Na Nog located at Rancho Samataguma 26930 Old Hwy. 80 Guatay, CA 91931 Join us in our first visit to the Horses of Tir Na Nog located at Rancho Samataguma in Guatay (near Descanso.) This is the region’s longest operating non-profit horse sanctuary. They provide forever homes for retired, abused, neglected or abandoned horses in the beautiful rolling hills of east San Diego. They began with a single horse in 2003, with a commitment to provide consistent, quality care for horses in need of a loving, lifelong home. In 2008, they partnered with the County’s Animal Services to provide a home and care for rescued horses. They have a diverse range of individual horses as well as a herd of about 40 mustangs, including a recent baby. http://horsesoftirnanog.org/ This is an opportunity to photograph these well-cared for horses in a well-managed ranch setting. In addition to the many horses, there are donkeys, sheep, goats, cats, dogs, pigs and llamas around the ranch. There is no cost for this visit. However, this is one of those opportunities for us to provide photos to this non-profit organization for their future use in communicating their mission and story to the community. These horses are on strict diets – please do NOT bring any apples, carrots or other “treats.” Also, there is no smoking on the ranch and pets are NOT welcomed. Gear: You will close to most animals so regular lenses or a zoom (such as 18 – 300 mm, or shorter) will be perfect. Here is a gallery of photos to give you an idea of the photo ops.: https://dontelfordphotography.smugmug.com/Most-Recent/Horses-of-Tir-Na-Nog-at-Rancho-Samataguma-Apr-28-2019/ Bring: Hat, sunscreen, and water. Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes that are comfortable for walking in the dirt. Directions: We strongly recommend that your follow the directions below, as some electronic devices do not correctly direct you to the ranch gates. Take Interstate 8 east to the Hwy. 79/Japatula Valley Road exit. This is east of Alpine. From the exit ramp, turn left, heading north to Descanso. About 2.7 miles from I-8, 79 will turn left toward Julian. Do NOT turn. Go STRAIGHT onto Old Hwy 80 (follow the signs to Guatay). At the top of the long grade you will see a sign for Rancho Samataguma on the left (a mobile home park is on the right). This is almost 2 miles from the Hwy. 79 - Old Hwy. 80 junction (the turn you did NOT take). Turn in (left) at the Rancho Samataguma sign and you will be directed to parking. Please note that driving on the ranch and parking will be on dirt. 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.

  • Sea dragons and Seahorses photoshoot at Birch Aquqrium

    Birch Aquarium at Scripps

    Join us for an exciting underwater adventure at the world renowned Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in beautiful La Jolla. Where: Information Web Site: Birch Aquarium (http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/) Cost: $19.50 for Adults, $16.50 for seniors over 60. Members free and parking is free. What: Come early, I will give a short talk about shooting at the Aquarium. Low light, moving sea life, reflections, glare and different ways of composing are our challenges. I will let you know what camera settings will work best to get good results! We will meet in front of the Aquarium to ensure that we are the first group in at 9:00a.m. We will shoot the right side with the fish and jelly tanks first and then the left side with the educational exhibits which include the new exhibit of sea horses and sea dragons and the outdoor shark exhibit. What to bring: The fastest lens you have, preferably a fixed (prime) lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or greater. Lenses with focal lengths like 28mm, 50mm or 85mm work very well. Wear dark clothing as light clothing will show your reflection. Do not use flashes and tripods are not permitted. Any questions, comments, suggestions etc. please contact me, Bill Grolz via email ([masked]). If you get lost, you can also call me at[masked]. (Please note that I will be turning my phone off when inside the Aquarium.) >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. I'm looking forward to a great shoot. We should get a fine selection of images. This website will give you a lot of tips on how to shoot at the aquarium in low light. magazine.zonerama.com/how-to-get-great-aquarium-photos/?