2018 Program Nights


Jeff Dunn held a discussion on competition rules, and provided examples for the various divisions as this is an issue he has covered extensively.


Catherine Karnow, a veteran National Geographic photographer showed us her unique way of shooting travel assignments. She shared with us how to create dynamic compositions, see the moment, hunt for exquisite natural light, create story-telling images and break the rules.




Michael Kawano presented on macro photography, focus and exposure stacking, and other valuable techniques.


Our certified N4C judges will judge a PSA Interclub Creative contest. Here's your chance to see how judges' minds work and weigh in yourself on strangers' images. This is also a chance to examine the difference between PSA's concept of "Creative," (Altered Reality) and N4C's (Original Concept and/or Altered Reality). 


No Program Night this month. Take a vacation, and bring your camera to gather competition photos!


Tom Debley presented the topic of “Photo Editing on the Fly.” Tom covered Adobe Photoshop Express for editing on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices with a free downloadable app. Use with either phone photos or quick Wi-Fi transfers from your camera. Crop, straighten, rotate, fix, etc. in the palm of your hand.  Tom also covered two other downloadable apps: Prisma (free and low cost) and Sketch Prisma which is a photo-editing app that creates photo effects, transforming photos into drawings and paintings. Sketch will turn a photo into line art.


Bob Hirschfeld presented his favorite travel pictures and talked about why he thinks they are successful.

Month of September: APS Photo Exhibition - the LOCAL cafe located at 1333 Park St, Alameda.


Tuesday, October 23: Program Night - Three of our esteemed members presented several short, very interesting programs on special photographic software tools:

  • Stephen Hinchey discussed how to Changing Colors during post-processing.
  • Susan Dunn enlightened us on "Cloning and Healing."
  • Louis Chen showed us the ropes of "Handling High-contrast Scenes."


Tuesday, November 27: Program Night - Movie night! We showed "Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens."

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