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Oct
21
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom | San Diego | California | United States

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night via Zoom!

Our judge for October is Lin Craft.

Members will be emailed with Zoom meeting information. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please contact us to be added to the guest list.

Image critiques are available for members only. If you’d like more information about joining Darkroomers, please check out our membership page and email us if you have any questions.

About Our Judge

Lin Craft, FPSA, FSCACC, is a retired marine biologist residing in Fallbrook, CA.  She strives to communicate the extraordinary beauty of the natural world through her wildlife and landscape photography, both underwater and on land. Lin loves to share her images and experiences through her live narrated presentations. She has won numerous awards for her photography (including the San Diego County Fair) and her images have appeared in books, brochures, and calendars. Lin is a multi-starred exhibitor in the Color, Nature, and Photo Travel Divisions of PSA (The Photographic Society of America). She regularly judges for local camera clubs, for PSA sanctioned international photography exhibitions, and last year for the San Diego County Fair. She travels extensively to pursue her passion for wildlife and landscape photography, often in remote and inhospitable environments, including diving under the ice in Antarctica. 

Lin served as President of the Fallbrook Camera Club for 25 years and is currently the Digital Competition Chair. She is a past president and Fellow of the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs (SCACC). As a 30-year member of PSA, she has held numerous positions and is the immediate past Chairman of the Nature Division. Lin has received several prestigious awards and honors for her service to PSA, including being elected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America (FPSA).

Oct
26
Mon
Old Town Temecula Photo Walk @ Temecula City Hall
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Darkroomer, Sandi Marasco, for a photo walk in Old Town Temecula! We might even include a scavenger hunt to liven things up.

We’ll be meeting at the fountain in front of City Hall (41000 Main Street, Temecula) at 9am sharp!

City Hall has a parking garage with free parking. Street parking may also be available.

This event is for Darkroomers only – however, members can bring guests. Just be sure to include your +1, +2, etc. with your RSVP. RSVP instructions will be sent to members via email.

We hope to see you there!

Nov
4
Wed
Seeing for Black and White with Andrew Hertel @ Zoom
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seeing for Black and White with Andrew Hertel @ Zoom

Join us for “Seeing for Black and White” presented by Darkroomer, Andrew Hertel. He’ll share how he goes about visualizing scenes for black and white images.

Darkroomers members will be sent Zoom meeting instructions via email. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please contact us so we can add you to the guest list.

Learn more about Andrew and his work at www.andrewhertel.com

Nov
18
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ San Diego | California | United States

Our judge for November is Photoshop expert, Larry Vogel.

Members will be sent meeting information via Zoom. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please email us.

To become a member and submit your images for critique. Visit our membership page.

Nov
19
Thu
Sunrise Long Exposures in La Jolla @ Hospitals Reef
Nov 19 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunrise Long Exposures in La Jolla @ Hospitals Reef | San Diego | California | United States

Join Darkroomer, Andrew Hertel, for an early morning photo shoot in La Jolla. We’ll be focusing on long exposures around the potholes and Hospitals Reef in La Jolla.

Don’t forget to bring your tripod and cable release. ND and polarizing filters may also be helpful after the sun comes up.

Sunrise is at 6:28am and the tide will be on its way in.

Dec
2
Wed
50 Shades of Grey with Bernard Mendoza @ Zoom
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
50 Shades of Grey with Bernard Mendoza @ Zoom

Join us for “50 Shades of Grey”, a presentation by reportage/documentary and portrait photography, Bernard Mendoza. He’ll be sharing how he got his start in photography, examples of his projects and touch on some of the subjects he covers in his workshops such as understanding the creative process.

Darkroomers members will be sent Zoom meeting instructions via email. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please contact us so we can add you to the guest list.

About Bernard Mendoza

Bernard Mendoza is a reportage/documentary and portrait photographer who started his career in the late 1960s. His work has been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries around the world including, amongst others, The National Portrait Gallery in London, The National Portrait Gallery in Scotland, The Smithsonian Institute, The Royal Photographic Society UK, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Denver Art Museum, Art Center of Indianapolis, Vanderbilt Hall New York, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. 

His work has been published in a variety of prestigious books including the University of Michigan Quarterly Review, the M.I.L.K. trilogy of books on Family, Love and Friendship, Art Directors Index to Photographers and  Denver Confluence of the Arts.

Over the past 30 years, Mendoza has spent a considerable amount of time lecturing and giving workshops on photography and the creative process at universities and art centers around the country.  

Mendoza has received numerous awards including a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship and is a two-time recipient of a John Kobal Foundation award for portraiture. He also received a grant from Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Person’s Foundation to complete an essay on orthodox Jewish communities in America and a Fellowship from Colorado Council on the Arts to produce a photo essay on health care in America.

During the 1990s, as Artist in Residence at the University of Denver, he developed and ran a highly regarded program for troubled teens, using photography as a tool for youngsters to see their world.  At the same time, he was invited to be a grants panelist for Neighborhood Cultures of Denver, responsible for bringing the arts to low income areas through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEH. 

Much of Mendoza’s work deals with social issues, such as his highly acclaimed Portrait of a City Hospital, a photographic essay on health care that is now part of the permanent art collection for the City of Denver, and anthropological subjects such as From Generation to Generation a documentary a photography essay on orthodox Jewish communities in America that is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.  Vaya en Paz (Go in Peace) the story of a community reclaiming its neighborhood from gangs and drug dealers in East Los Angeles.  The Projects are Dead, Long Live the Projects an essay that documented the demolition of the old gang ridden projects.

Occasionally his dry English humor comes out in his work and is represented by some lighter essays including – Mutt ‘n Man – photographs made of dogs and their owners.  Benches – the juxtaposition of people sitting on bus benches and the adverts displayed.  El Prado – dance club hostesses at a little night club in East Los Angeles. 

www.mendozaphotography.com

Darkroomers Quarterly Competition @ Photographic Arts Building
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Quarterly Competition @ Photographic Arts Building | San Diego | California | United States

The Quarterly Image Competition is a special event for Darkroomers. Guests can come and vote on images but only members can submit images. The competition is theme based and the theme is Unlikely Pairings.
The meetings are a social event with Hors d’oeuvres and drinks being served. Members and guests can walk around and take in the images and vote on the ones they like.

Dec
16
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ Zoom | San Diego | California | United States

Our judge for December is Digital Artist and Photoshop expert, Stephen Burns.

Members will be sent meeting information via Zoom. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please email us.

To become a member and submit your images for critique. Visit our Membership page

Jan
9
Sat
Year End Competition
Jan 9 all-day

The Darkroomers 2020 Year End Competition will be held virtually with images being sent to judges and scores being returned via email by mid-January. Winners will be announced during the January 27 Virtual Happy Hour in lieu of our annual banquet

Jan
20
Wed
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkroomers Monthly Critique Night @ San Diego | California | United States

Join us for our Monthly Critique Night via Zoom!

Our judge for January is Alex Kunz.

Members will be emailed with Zoom meeting information. If you’d like to attend as a guest, please contact us to be added to the guest list.

Image critiques are available for members only. If you’d like more information about joining Darkroomers, please check out our membership page and email us if you have any questions.

About Alex Kunz

Alexander S. Kunz is a professional landscape, nature and real estate photographer. His photographic passion are intimate landscapes and native flora alike. He also works as a Lightroom tutor, expert, problem solver, and as a photography tutor and mentor. Originally from Germany, he calls San Diego County his home for more than ten years now. He is the current president of the Sierra Club San Diego chapter’s Photo Section and also volunteers as a judge for local and international photo clubs and contests.