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. Scroll down for the location and a map.

Visitors happily welcomed!

Next Meeting:

April 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Photo a Day Project

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David Cousens will return for the April program to talk about his “Photo a Day Project.  
A fundamental challenge confronting photographers in the digital age is image selection and being able to honestly evaluate the quality of one's work in real time.


In 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 developing a sense of storytelling through photography. The premise here is to bring into 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 journey. He has done this on several 20-day trips and finds the exercise most challenging, rewarding, and educational.

Through examples, he will outline the process and address issues such as image selection and variety, composition, and most importantly the notion of telling a story.


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Photographer, writer, composer, and musician David Couzens has traveled to more than 35 countries as well as to the majority of American states and Canadian provinces.


His tenth book of photographs in his Images of the World series, is Images of England and Wales. His previous books, Images of Rajasthan, Images of Ireland, Images of Guatemala, Images of the Caucasus, Images of Hungary and the Czech Republic, Images of Southwest China, Images of Newfoundland, Images of Turkey, and Images of Albania, along with their companion DVDs, were released starting in 2008 as part of an ongoing series of multimedia projects.

He 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 series. He regularly presents programs of his photography and original music throughout 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 them better or just to show us what you've been up to. At some meetings Field Trip images will be shown, 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 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 images should start with "FT": FTmarysmith1.jpg, FTmarysmith2.jpg 

For more assistance, see our tutorial on How to Prepare Digital Images for Projection.

Meeting Location:

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

Guild Hall

Directions:

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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