San Luis Obispo Camera Club

Photography the Fun Way

Enjoy the camaraderie of people with a common interest! Whatever your level of experience, if you are interested in photography you'll probably enjoy our activities and members. We have a good time while learning from each other. See some of our member's images on the Photo Gallery page.

Our club is a non-profit organization devoted to photography as a hobby. Membership is open to all who have an interest in photography, no matter what your level of experience. We welcome digital as well as film photographers.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except December) at the Guild Hall (formerly the Grange Hall) in San Luis Obispo.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. Come to a meeting and get acquainted!


Next Meeting - May 2019 Program

May 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Avila Bay Athetic Club *

6699 Bay Laurel Place

Avila Beach, California 93424

John Zelezny: Photographic Copyrights

John’s a member of the California State Bar and its Intellectual Property Section, and works full-time as a as the Senior V.P. for Corporate Communications at Community Medical Centers, the San Joaquin Valley’s largest hospital system.  He is responsible for the organization’s public relations, marketing, government affairs, and TV production activities.  He writes textbooks on communications law, taught that subject at Cal State University Fresno for many years. (and he’s a photographer, also)

He will explain copyright-law basics, then practical business tips, and answer questions.  In the Q & A time, he’ll be happy to also entertain questions about as access laws, trespass, invasion of privacy, model releases, photographer contracts, and trademarks.

Other professional highlights:
  • Member of the American Bar Association’s “Forum on Communication Law.”
  • Member of the California Lawyers Association’s “Intellectual Property Section.”
  • Authored six editions of a bestselling textbook, Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints and the Modern Media.
  • Former journalism professor and chairman of the Journalism & Mass Communication Department at California State University, Fresno.
  • Began career as a reporter and photojournalist at a weekly newspaper in Santa Barbara County.

John will provide an outline of his talk, but suggests that members be prepared to take notes.

Coming Soon - May 2019 Field Trip

Shooting After Dark

Saturday, May 25, 2019

After Dark1         After Dark2          After Dark3

In March we had a great presentation from Chuck Wyke on Shooting After Dark. His images of downtown San Luis Obispo showed the great potential for night photography in an urban setting, so for our May field trip Chuck will be leading an evening field trip in SLO.

Save the date of the evening of Saturday, May 25.

More details to follow.