- Last Updated: 24 August 2022 24 August 2022
Dues Payments 2022-2023
Membership fees for the Thousand Oaks Photo Group’s (TOPG) are due annually in September. Individual dues are $36.00, and additional members in the same family unit are $10.00 per person, the same as last year. Please see our article about annual dues payments.
- Last Updated: 08 September 2022 08 September 2022
September Photo Challenge Recap
For those of you who did not attend our last photo review meeting and want to view the video replay or see a gallery of the high merit images, please select the following links:
September Assigned Topic: Minimalism
Judge: Joanne Stolte
- Last Updated: 31 August 2022 31 August 2022
TOPG Field Trip
Olivas Adobe Field Trip
Sunday, October 9 (Rescheduled)
This field trip will be led by Scott Harrison
Members of the TOPG are being granted exclusive access to the Olivas Adobe to photograph after hours. The site includes gardens, an exterior plaza, a bell tower, and many late 1800s artifacts. We are staying past the estimated 6:20 pm sunset to get evening images of the adobe. This will be an excellent opportunity to photograph the adobe without crowds and in the better late afternoon and evening light. More details are provided in you weekly club email.
The Olivas Adobe historic site features the restored two-story adobe home of Don Raymundo Olivas. Built in 1847, this Monterey-style adobe home, Historical Landmark No. 115 from the Rancho era, celebrates Ventura’s Rancho and Latino heritage.
To sign up, refer to links in our latest club email message where you will see our link for the Olivas Adobe Field Trip as well as other club activities. Full details and maps are provided on the site. Please note: Attendance at all TOPG field trips require that a TOPG Waiver and Release of Liability be on file.
- Last Updated: 21 September 2022 21 September 2022
TOPG Webinar Series - Online via Zoom
Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence using MidJourney
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM
Details: With availability of inexpensive computing power and the advances in our ability to build neural network based learning systems, AI-powered art generators are now surging in popularity. There are several text-to-image AI art generators now available for consumer use. In this presentation Nancy Lehrer will use MidJourney to illustrate how to use one of these AI art generators. You will see its power to create and explore visual ideas.
- Last Updated: 22 August 2022 22 August 2022
TOPG Field Trip
Morro Bay Field Trip
Sunday, November 6-8, 2022
This field trip will be led by Pete Scifres
Once again, the Thousand Oaks Photo Group is going to Morro Bay!. Due to distance and the variety of things to photograph, this will be a multiday trip, our first one in several years. Join fellow TOPG members on Sunday, November 6, and stay through Tuesday. November 8!
There are excellent photography opportunities including Morro Bay, Morro Rock, Montana de Oro State Park (seascapes and tide pools), surfers on north side of Morro Rock and possibly the San Simeon elephant seal rookery. The specific itinerary will be set as we get closer to the date.
To sign up, refer to links in our latest club email message where you will see our link for the Morro Bay Field Trip as well as other club activities. Full details and maps are provided on the site. It is essential that you sign up for this trip as Pete Scifres will be sending detailed itineraries to field trip participants only. Please note: Attendance at all TOPG field trips require that a TOPG Waiver and Release of Liability be on file.
- Last Updated: 03 October 2022 03 October 2022
November Photo Challenge
Monday, November 14 at 7:30 PM * * RESCHEDULED * *
Standard Photo Challenge Rules (Assigned and Open classes)
Assigned Topic: End of the Road
Judge: Van Webster (Van's bio)
Website at http://vanwebster.com/
Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/vanwebster/
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/van.webster.10
Our topic for November is "End of the Road" This theme may be urban, rural, or figurative. This is the end. This is your last photo challenge for the year! (Thematic)
- Competition Rules: Thousand Oaks Photo Group Photo Challenge Guidelines for 2021 (They remain unchanged from 2022.)
- Entry Closing Date: Submit your images by Thursday, November 10, no later than 10 PM. (** Delayed Due Date **)
Critique and Judging will take place via Zoom at 7:30 PM. See our calendar for details.