I was so thrilled to see how many entries there were to the Folio Competition last month! What a great showing! Congratulations to Ron Gallmeier, Larry Barsh and Dwight Blemker for their winning entries! I thought our judge, Ed Freeman, did a great job for us even if he threw us for a loop by awarding a “Judges Award” to Phil Althouse for his entry “House Baroque.” This was one of the closest folio competitions we’ve had in a long time. We saw some excellent work, way to go!
Our next meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 8, will feature Ted Dayton, who will teach the ins and outs of Studio Portraiture. Ted is really excited about this; he told me that studio portraiture is his favorite photographic endeavor. We will follow up his teachings with a workshop on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. We will set up two work stations and have a couple of models to work with. I think this will be very cool.
The 2015 Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association “Spring Print Competition” exhibit will be held from Septe mber 11, 2015 through January 11, 2016 at the First Floor City Hall Gallery. A reception will be held on September 16, 2015 from 7 - 9 pm. Enjoy light appetizers, live music, and meet the artists featured in the exhibition. The First Floor Gallery is located at Santa Clarita City Hall 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita.
Our September club is Loon Point Beach in Carpinteria. High bluffs back the beach and it has a remote feel even though Highway 101 and a rail line isn’t far behind the beach. At low tide it’s possible to find tide pools below Loon Point. I’ve heard that this is a very cool place to shoot. Saturday, Sept. 19, we will cruise over to Carpinteria and see what we can shoot. I am looking forward for a cool day at the beach. I hope you will join us. The address is 2781 Padaro Lane, Carpinteria 93013.
Another event is the Point Mugu Air Show, Sept. 26 and 27, featuring the U.S.Navy Blue Angels. The show starts on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and goes until Sunday at 4 p.m. www.pointmuguairshow.com
I’ve listed several other photo opportunities on the calendar, please check them out.
Our current “Theme of the Month” is Landscape, hopefully everyone is out shooting something we can show at our next meeting on the 8th.
October is looking like a full month, we have two over night trips. First off is our “Fall Colors” trip to Yosemite, then later in the month we are going on an overnighter to Fossil Falls in the south Owens Valley just up Highway 395. Details forthcoming.
That’s it for now. I hope everyone has a great month!