Virtual – CA – Texture


This assignment will focus on TEXTURE. Create 3-5 images highlighting the textural content of your subject. Create each image from a different angle, lighting angle/intensity. Notice how each perspective changes the appearance. You may use any lens or combination of lenses.

Sandcastle Day

What makes the art of sandcastle building so captivating? Sandcastle Day, a cherished occasion for all, transcends age barriers and has been celebrated for countless centuries. It matters not whether you possess the skills of a seasoned architect or a novice, for anyone can fashion a breathtaking and colossal sandcastle. Just observe the jubilant children ... Read more

2023 – Pot Luck

Stow Grove Park 580 N. La Patera Ln, Goleta, CA, United States

We will begin gathering at Stow Grove Park in Goleta on Saturday Aug. 6th around 5:00PM. We should finish up around 6:30 PM This is pot-luck only, so bring a dish to share with the group: either salad, casserole or other hot dish, vegetables, chicken, pizza, or a dessert. Please bring a serving spoon or ... Read more

Lighthouse Day

In 1989, the Congress passed a resolution designating August 7th as National Lighthouse Day. The day aims to recognize the importance of lighthouses in maritime navigation and for providing ships safe harbor during bad weather. Let's delve into the historical importance of lighthouses: 1. Navigational Aids: Before the advent of modern navigational technology, lighthouses served ... Read more

World Lion Day

World Lion Day is an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about the conservation and protection of lions, as well as celebrating their importance and cultural significance. It takes place on August 10th each year and serves as a global platform for organizations, wildlife enthusiasts, and conservationists to come together and advocate for the welfare ... Read more

National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day is a United States observance that celebrates the history and development of aviation. It takes place annually on August 19th, and its purpose is to commemorate the contributions made by individuals to the field of aviation, as well as to promote the significance of aviation in the country's history. The date of ... Read more

International Whale Shark Day

International Whale Shark Day is celebrated on August 30th each year. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the world's largest fish species, the whale shark (scientifically known as Rhincodon typus). Whale sharks are magnificent creatures that are both awe-inspiring and vulnerable. They are filter-feeding carpet sharks and are known for their massive ... Read more

Sept. 23 – Virtual Juried Exhibition


We hope you join us for this event: Special Assignment: Tools and Utensils (Open Category) September Judges: Greg Cooper is an assistant professor of journalism at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Cooper graduated in May 1996 from Western Kentucky University with a double major in photojournalism and anthropology. After three years working as a ... Read more

Virtual – Nature Photograhpy with Greg Trainor

Meisel Gallery Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital 2415 de La Vina, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Greg Trainor lives in Santa Barbara and is Secretary of the Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association (CIPPA), a volunteer photographer at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and a Snowy Plover Docent at Coal Oil Point Reserve. Greg received the CIPPA 2022 Nature Photographer of the Year award, and was featured in the most recent issue ... Read more

International Peace Day

International Peace Day, also known as World Peace Day, is observed globally on September 21st each year. It is a United Nations-designated day dedicated to promoting the principles of peace, non-violence, and ceasefire among nations and peoples. The day serves as a reminder for all nations and individuals to work towards creating a more peaceful ... Read more