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Program: Karl Mondon - Behind the Lens, 40 Years a Newspaper Photographer (7:30 PM PST)
Our first program night in more than a year will be on Monday Feb 26 at 7:30pm via zoom only   (not in person) Behind the Lens, 40 Years a Newspaper Photographer Karl Mondon is a very distinguished photojournalism photographer working for the Bay Area Newsgroup including the Mercury News. He has been responsible for some of the finest photography in the Then and Now series and his extensive credits include, Chicago From The Air Then and Now, LA From the Air Then and Now, East Bay Then and Now, Seattle Then and Now, Las Vegas Then and Now and San Francisco Then and Now (twice!) I have asked him to discuss photojournalism in general and specifically talk about how he chooses his subjects, how he frames them for best impact, and how he deals with laws regarding signed releases from subjects. If you have ever entered a PJ photo or want to in the future, you should watch this.   PJ clearly overlaps travel photography. You must register in advance in order to receive the zoom login for this program.  You cannot view the program without registering.  Please register soon as I will invite other clubs to join us. click the link below:
Deadline for Entering Projected Images for March Club Competition (9:59 AM PST)
Projected Image Entry Deadline is 10 AM
Competition: Color, Monochrome, Photojournalism, Creative (7:30 PM PST)
Judge: Becky Jaffe Biography: A photographer and educator, Becky Jaffe exhibits her photography in over forty galleries and museums nationwide, curates multimedia exhibits in community art centers and greenhouses, and teaches Art of Seeing courses for fine art photographers. Her photographs have been published in LensWork, SHOTS Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Bay Nature Magazine. She was the 2019 Artist-in-Residence at the UC Botanical Garden, where she teaches photography workshops that cross-pollinate the arts and sciences, using an artistic lens to study ethnobotany, ecology, and evolutionary biology. She teaches photography internationally as a lecturer for Cal Discoveries Travel in countries such as Japan, Australia, Panama, and Egypt. She is a botanical evangelist, an apostle of photons, and a brazen peddler of ontological awe. Philosophy: Judging philosophy: I know I will see gorgeous and moving photography when I attend a camera club meeting. I am less interested in ranking and sorting this beauty than I am in leveraging the competition as a platform for learning from each other’s gifts and talents, so that we each might come away from the evening with additional tools in our artistic toolbox, a dose of collective inspiration, and a visceral yearning to create ever more exquisite art. I take a multidisciplinary approach to judging images, analyzing both form and content, naming aesthetic techniques and wrangling with the tacit emotions and multiple meanings of each image. If you would like to pander to the judge, show me images that transform light and shadow into raw wonder.
Photo Editing Session (6:00 PM PST)
The Oak Room in the Saratoga Library is reserved for Tuesday, March 5th,  from 6-8pm. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!!! (There are only 11 seats available.) If you are unable to attend after registering, please unregister so that someone else may take that spot. *Note: This is a later starting time than usual.  How to Register: - Log into the club website. - Click on the event under “calendar”. - Follow the registration prompts. - You should receive a confirmation via email.
Eco Tour Safari - Elkhorn Slough TENTATIVE pvt tour (8:30 AM PST)
A WILDLIFE TOUR ON ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST TIDAL WATERWAYS. Join us on a one-of-a-kind, electric-powered catamaran ride for a wildlife tour along one of California's largest tidal waterways. Enjoy a narrated cruise along the Elkhorn Slough, a vibrant and lively wetland located on Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Monterey in Moss Landing. Want to see otters? This is your chance! While we can't guarantee what the otters will be doing because this is an active bunch of sea otters in the Elkhorn Slough. We are also very proud to be certified Wildlife Stewards with Sea Otter Savvy. What does that mean? It means that we take great care in making sure we have the least amount of impact on these amazing creatures as possible. The otters of the Elkhorn Slough have pups all year long, so you have an excellent chance to see a mom feeding or playing with her pup. WHAT'S INCLUDED We have a naturalist on board to assist in wildlife spotting, providing insight into the natural wonders of the Slough, and to answer any questions. Our naturalists are experienced and always informed about the happenings in the Slough and will be narrated during the tour to educate you with the nature of the wetland, its habitants and more fun facts about the area. There is also a bathroom on board our electric catamaran. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO It is always best to dress in layers as the weather can change drastically on our beautiful California Coast. No need to worry about seasickness as the Slough is flat calm and our boat is an extremely stable platform. Bring a camera and binoculars if possible! Our boat departs on schedule so make sure to arrive 20 minutes ahead of time.
Special Interest Groups - Novice, Monochrome (7:30 PM PDT)
Special Interest Group - Birds (7:30 PM PDT)
Program: TBD (7:30 PM PDT)
Special Interest Group - Seeing In Sixes (7:30 PM PDT)
Deadline for Entering Projected Images for April Club Competition (9:59 AM PDT)
Projected Image Entry Deadline is 10 AM
Competition: Color, Monochrome, Nature , Travel (Projected Only), Creative (Prints Only) (7:30 PM PDT)
Judge: TBD

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