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:

October 11, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Main Program:

Anita Ritenour –
Antarctica Through the Lens of the Photographer

My favorite photography subjects have to be wildlife and landscape.  Certainly an Antarctica trip fills the bill.  Penguins, and penguins and  penguins and penguins.  Oh, and beautiful snowy, ice scenes and icebergs.  Plus, and seals, sea lions, southern elephant seals and a wealth of bird varieties beyond belief.  One of the most popular questions/comments I have experienced is, isn't it cold there?  Well, for one thing, travel to Antarctica is in the area's spring and summer where the temperatures are quite nice or tolerable.  Plus, of course, the days are longer.  I was born in the state of Minnesota in the month of February.  I should be concerned about cold?  Travel companies provide with warm, water proof pants and jackets and those lovely muck boots.  Dress for the occasion and enjoy the moment.

Antarctica is, to a degree, extreme photography.  Protecting camera equipment from the elements and dealing with the conditions at hand is imperative.  I was blown away by my trip's connection with the polar photographers and explorers past and present.  Early 1900 photographers brought back images that were amazing considering the condition they experienced.  I will be presenting a two part program.  The first part, a Power Point presentation focusing on past photographers work comparing to today's possibilities.  Then, a slide show of my South American adventure including Buenos Aires, The Falklands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica. 

I hope it is both informative and entertaining.

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Come and join us for an informative discussion.

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 Chuck Wyke.

Every meeting showcases a Main Program and a Show and Tell (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.) and Field Trip images featuring photos taken by our members at a recent outing.

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. File names for the Field Trip should start with "FT"  For more assistance, see our tutorial on How to Prepare Digital Images for Projection.

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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