Image of the Month
San Luis Obispo Camera Club

Club Meetings

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except December) and generally conclude about 9:00 p.m. See the Calendar page for dates of future meetings and events.

Visitors happily welcomed!

Next Meeting:

June 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Main Program:

Presenting Your Photos: Beyond the Still Image

With the empowerment brought to photographers in this new digital age, it is time for photographers to start thinking more seriously about presenting their work in newer and more engaging forms. Gallery prints and exhibitions are fine, but there is so much more that can be done that can garner a wider audience.  At our June 14 meeting, photographer, musician, and lecturer David Couzens will present a program on moving beyond the simple still image and creating a dynamic, engaging, and entertaining presentation of one's work. Through a set of examples from his field work in Turkey and other countries, he will demonstrate how to showcase one's work in a high-quality presentation once equipped with some easily-learned skills and some basic software tools. He will also touch upon booking making and cultural aspects of shooting in non-Western countries.

David CouzensDavid Couzens took his first trip to Europe in 1982, armed with an Olympus OM-1 and 20 rolls of Kodachrome, setting him on a path to want to see the world in 35 mm format. Since then he has traveled to more than 30 countries as well as to the majority of American states and Canadian provinces, with the aim of exploring the diverse countries, cultures, and people of our planet and sharing his first-hand experiences through printed media and live presentations.

In addition to his work as a photographer, David plays a variety of musical instruments, ranging from piano and guitar to Native American flute, Chinese xiao, and Turkish saz.  He records his multitracked original musical compositions in a variety of genres and blends these into his narrated presentations. He has been regularly presenting programs of his photography and music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. As a professional editor, he has a keen interest in book making. His Images of the World photography series of books and their companion DVDs were released starting in 2008 as part of an ongoing series of multimedia projects. He currently is organizing an independent trip to Sri Lanka in 2019 with several like-minded photographers to record images of wildlife, sweeping landscapes, village scenes, and portraits of local people.

David Couzen photo David Couzen photo David Couzen photo

We are always looking for programs to present at our monthly meeting. If you have a topic related to photography that you’d like to present, please contact Rob Muller.

Field Trip Show:

Check later for updates on future Field Trips Shows

Show and Tell

Every meeting showcases a Main Program and a Field Trip Show featuring photos taken by our members at a recent outing. "Show and Tell" follows, where each member may bring up to 3 images on the subject of our Monthly Challenge (your interpretation!) or any subject, whether to ask for some ideas on how to make them better or just to show us what you've been up to.

  • March Photo Challenge: Sing Me a Song 

Submissions For "Field Trip Shows" & "Show and Tell"

Digital images (JPGs only) must be submitted on a CD or Flash Drive clearly marked with your name. Images must be in the sRGB color space and sized to at least 1024x768 pixels and no larger than 1800 pixels on the longest side of the image. Use your name as the first part of the file name. An example of naming your image files would be as follows: if your name is Mary Smith, then you would name your files: marysmith1.jpg, marysmith2.jpg, etc. For more assistance, see our tutorial on How to Prepare Digital Images for Projection.

People attending a Club field trip may submit up to 15 images to the field trip coordinator at the next meeting after the trip (unless a different number is specifically requested). Show and Tell images should be provided to the Equipment Chair at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the General Meeting in which they'll be shown.

Each month, a SLOCC member volunteers to put the Field Trip show together and also selects an image from the show to be awarded "Image of the Month." The Field Trip Show is presented one month after the images are turned in. It will be 10-15 minutes in length and every submitter will be included. The winning "Image of the Month" is featured on the Club Website (hint: look in the top left corner!).

Volunteer to put a Field Trip Show together! It's fun, and other Club members will help you.


Meeting Location:

San Luis Obispo Guild Hall (formerly Grange)
2880 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA

Guild Hall


The SLO Guild Hall is on Broad Street between South and Orcutt and is on the same side of the street as Staples. Coming from downtown, if you get to Staples, you have just passed it. 

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