Monthly TOPG Meetings

General Photo Group meetings are typically conducted monthly on the first Monday of each Month. Meetings consist of presentations, a review of past and upcoming events. Photo competitions are also conducted monthly according to guidelines described on our Photo Challenges Page.  

Monthly Meeting Information:

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:

Grant R. Brimhall Library (Thousand Oaks Library)
Marvin E. Smith Community Room
1401 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks CA 91362

Park in the library parking lot. Use the main entrance. Enter the glass doors and immediately turn left. The meeting room is on the right.

In the event that our normal meeting days falls on a public holiday, or if the library has a scheduling conflict, our monthly meeting will be rescheduled. In the event of a schedule change, we will publish updated meeting information as soon as it becomes available. 

Steering Committee and Board of Directors Meeting

The Photo Group Steering Committee and Board of Directors meets monthly, typically on the 3rd Monday of the month, for planning purposes. The Steering Committee and Board of Directors Meetings are open to all club members. Your inputs and participation are what keeps TOPG running. In 2019, the following dates have been reserved for Steering Committee meetings: January 21, February 19, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21 and November 18. There is no Steering Committee Meeting scheduled in December.

Time:

6:00pm – 7:30pm, Photo Steering Committee
7:30pm – 8:00pm, Board of Directors (as necessary)

Location

Goebel Senior Adult Center
Chaparral Card Room
1385 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

 

TOPG's Special Interest Groups

37Open Kit Wang 1 A New DayCurrently, the Thousand Oaks Photo Group has two Special Interest Groups or "SIGs," one specializing in Landscape Photography and the other in Street Photography. The goals of both SIGs are quite similar:

  • Share knowledge and experiences the particular area of interest or specialization
  • Jointly improve our skills in this activity
  • Potentially plan and go on field trips together

TOPG SIGs are NOT workshops, and you should not attend these meetings if that is your expectation.A SIG is a focus or study group focusing on a particular topic. ALL participants will be expected to contribute and do some of the work to support the growth and maturation of the group. Agenda topics for each SIG’s meetings will be developed by the participants over time. 

TOPG Special Interest Groups are open to all TOPG members.

For specific Information about each of our Special Interest Groups, please refer to the detailed description for each SIG:

Photo Group General Meeting
Monday, November 4, 2019

Digital Composition Challenge
Challenge Topic: On the Beach
Judge: Chris Zsarnay 
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Meeting Host: TBD
Scheduled Presentation: TBD

Digital photo entries must be received by MIDNIGHT, five days before the meeting. Digital images must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To ensure that your entry is eligible, review the Rules and Guidelines for submitting entries for the Print Competition night, which can be found in “Contests and Challenges.” Files must be labeled according to Print Competition rules. Prints should be brought in at least 15-minutes before the meeting to ensure they are properly registered and posted on the display wall.

Note: The maximum digital image resolution for competitions is 1400 x 1280 pixels (width x height).

Thousand Oaks Library
6:00 PM

Thousand Oaks Photo Group Program Meeting

Basic Post-Processing Techniques
Presentation by Hutch Hutchison

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Goebel Center

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Why does your image look flat? You have the composition down. The focus is great. But, the image just doesn't pop or might have minor distractions. Maybe you need to do more with post production techniques. Whether you use Lightroom or Photoshop there are lots of very simple ways to improve the look of you photo, once you understand the tools and how to use them. Hutch Hutchison will demonstrate basic post processing techniques along with some simple enhancements to improve your images

Plan on attending these Program Meetings in the coming months:

  • No Program Meeting in December, See you in January.