The Ukiah Photography Club, founded in 2010 by Chris Pugh and Judy Judd, is a group of Mendocino County digital and film photographers representing a range of styles, experience, and expertise. The Club's monthly meetings and periodic outings include instruction, photo critiques, and lively discussions.
Meetup provides the Club with a platform for organization and communication. Events and activities are posted and members notified by email. Alternately, members can log onto the site to view the calendar of events. (Email settings can be found under "My Profile".)
Most events are free. Individual members are responsible for any food or entrance fee expenses. Occasionally the Club travels for photo shoots or exhibits, usually by car pool with riders offsetting gas costs.
Membership is $25 per year, paid directly to the Club. These fees are used to pay for expenses such as meeting space and website costs. Paid membership is required for participation in the Club's annual show, usually in September.
Members are asked to RSVP for all events. This helps the Organizers to insure that there is adequate meeting space, transportation, etc.
The Meetup site has a discussion section for announcing events, workshops, and contests, and for seeking and providing advice. It is not for spamming or non-photographic announcements.
This is our last meeting before the show, so we will clarify set-up time and any other related issues. Chris will provide us with a mystery photo to critique (not Beatles). Our theme this month will be contrast / unity / variety. There will be the usual time for photography-related announcements, discussions, and show-and-tell.
This is a cooperative effort that always seems to work out. Right now there are 8 participants and 2 maybes, plus we hope to have a few of Judy Judd's photos. If you haven't already, go into the gallery and think about how we can best use the space (we have both sides of the front). The far right wall is usually a challenge, with a door and an electrical box. We usually need some smaller photos for the window sills and pedestals. If you can't be there make arrangements for someone to bring in your work. Keep in mind that we may need to limit what each photographer can show, depending on the number of participants and the size of the photos.