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. Scroll
down for the location and a map.
Visitors happily welcomed!
April 11, 2019 at
Photo a Day Project
David Cousens will return for the April program to talk about his
a Day Project.
A fundamental challenge
confronting photographers in the digital age is image selection and
to honestly evaluate the quality of one's work in real time.
recent years, David Couzens has been advocating his "Photo
a Day Project" to photographers of all skill levels as a means of
establishing self-discipline, honing one's photography skills, and
sense of storytelling through photography. The premise here is to bring
focus one's travel experience by identifying a single image (from maybe
hundreds captured on a single day) as the sole summary of the day's
has done this on several 20-day trips and finds the exercise most
rewarding, and educational.
Through examples, he will outline the process and address issues
such as image selection and variety, composition, and most importantly
notion of telling a story.
Photographer, writer, composer, and musician David Couzens has
traveled to more than 35 countries as well as to the majority of
states and Canadian provinces.
tenth book of photographs in his Images of the World series,
is Images of England and Wales. His previous books, Images of
of Ireland, Images of Guatemala, Images of the Caucasus, Images of
the Czech Republic, Images of Southwest China, Images of Newfoundland,
of Turkey, and Images of Albania, along with their companion DVDs, were
released starting in 2008 as part of an ongoing series of multimedia
has also published Images of the Taj Mahal, Images of the West,
and People: Images of the World as part of a large-format portfolio
regularly presents programs of his photography and original music
the San Francisco Bay Area.
Every meeting showcases a Main Program and a Show
and Tell (where each member may bring up to 5
images on any subject, whether to ask for some ideas on how to make
better or just to show us what you've been up to. At some meetings
Trip images will be shown, featuring photos taken by our members at a
Submissions For "Field Trip Shows" &
"Show and Tell"
Digital images (JPGs only) must be submitted on a
Flash Drive clearly
marked with your name. Images must be in the sRGB color space
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,
names for the Field Trip images should start with "FT": FTmarysmith1.jpg, FTmarysmith2.jpg
assistance, see our tutorial on How
to Prepare Digital Images for Projection.
San Luis Obispo Guild Hall (formerly Grange)
2880 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
The SLO Guild Hall is on
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.