2019 Program Nights


Tuesday, January 22: Program Night - Our special guest was Baabish Hussain. Originally from Fiji, Baabish is a Sports Photographer based out of San Francisco, CA.  Currently, he is working with Major League Baseball and covering San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Giants Baseball camps, Oakland A's and San Diego Padres. Although his focus is in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has covered lots of International Sports events overseas. He believes some of the best images come from the smallest moments. His goal is to capture unique images that push the art of photography.


Tuesday, February 24: Unfortunately, Ben Long wasn't able to make our meeting. The discussion session on member-submitted photos was facilitated by judges extraordinaire - Terry Toomey, Stephen Hinchey, and Jeff Dunn.

This event was for members to load one image per maker, to be selected for group discussion led by a moderator on Program Night. The title field (1000 characters) is to be used by the maker to describe any concerns they want addressed by the group and facilitator, and/or any additional information such as artistic intention and proposed title for the image. Sequences are permitted, but the category should be indicated on the initial slide (Journalism, Nature, Portfolio).


Tuesday, March 26: We are excited to have Michael Kawano return for another program night.  He will be discussing current photography gear options, with an emphasis on travelling light as well as tips for buying a new camera in today's market.  He will share important considerations before buying a new camera and will also bring along some example gear, so people can see the differences in size and weight.  The presentation will break down gear options at varying price points and gear options for various types of photography goals.


Tuesday, April 23: Program Night - Our very own Jeff Dunn will discuss how to create portfolios. At the end of the evening, you'll have a basic understanding of:

  • The definition of a portfolio
  • The basic portfolio elements
  • How to get started developing a portfolio


Tuesday, May 28: Program Night - Gary Oehrle, member of the Livermore Camera Club, will be discussing printing and matting. He will walk through the process starting with Photoshop, to crop and size the image. After which, take that printed image through the steps of matting: trimming the print excess material, marking out the mat for a particular size print, cutting it, mounting the print, then adding the backing using double-sided tape. He will provide a list of materials and where to purchase them.


Tuesday, June 25: Program Night - Member participation program night--please your bring your cameras. You will be given a topic, break into groups, then go out and shoot. Groups will return and share images of the topic. 


Tuesday, August 27: Program Night - Jeff Dunn provided feedback on portfolios submitted by members.

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