- Last Updated: 25 October 2019 25 October 2019
You may become a member of the Thousand Oak Photo Group. Membership fees are $36 annually for the first member of a household. Additional household memberships are available for $10 per year. Membership fees are due and renewable on the anniversary month of your initial membership. TOPG members enjoy all club benefits including our monthly meetings, outings, programs, presentations and technical assistance. Also, as a member of the TOPG, you become a member of the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs, and you have an opportunity to submit images for their monthly photo contests. For more details, see our complete Membership Information page.
- Last Updated: 12 May 2020 12 May 2020
Scores and Comments Posted
- for May Photo Competition
Digital Composition Challenge
Challenge Topic: Tools
Judge: Robert Fields
The Judging is complete. You may review the judge's comments and scores at: https://www.digitaldaydreaming.com/topg_may. There were 49 Images submitted, and 15 received scores of 8 or 9. In case you missed the critique for April, those images can be found at https://www.digitaldaydreaming.com/topg_april.
As a reminder, our June DCC Images (Around the House) are due on May 27th by 10 PM. See details below or via ths link: May DCC Announcement.
- Last Updated: 02 May 2020 02 May 2020
June Digital Photo Competition
- in lieu of the critique at our June meeting
Print Competition (without prints), Assigned and Open categories
Assigbed Topic: Around the House
Judge: Greg Cooper (Bio and Backgound)
Website at http://www.mediacooper.com/index.html
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/greg.cooper.104/
Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mediacooper/
For June, we are going to have anther digital online photo competition. Our judge for June, Greg Cooper, has agreed to judge photos remotely and provide written comments back to the group. We will provide link information later where you can view the judge’s comments and scores. For now, you may prepare your digitial images for submission using the rules for the Print Competition.
- Print Competition Rules (Assigned and Open Categories this month) at: Print Contest Rules (Rev_03-2020)
- Assigned Theme: Around the House
- Entry Closing Date: Submit your images by May 27, 2020, no later than 10 PM.*
Judging will take place during the week of June 1. When completed, we will inform you where you can find the judge’s comments and scores.
*The entry closing date has been pushed forward one week as we do not have to delay judging until June 9 since we do not have to wait for our meeting room.
- Last Updated: 23 May 2020 23 May 2020
TOPG Webinar Series - Online via Zoom
Creating Beautiful Backscreened Prints with Two Layers of Photos and Text!
Monday, June 1 at 7:30 PM
Host: Darrel Priebe
Downloads: Step-by-step directions will be provided soon
Details: Darrel Priebe demonstrates the techniques in detail that you can use to create a backscreened print in Lightroom, and then overlay color prints and text on top to create a dazzling composite image. In this intermediate to advanced Lightroom presentation on Zoom we will start with a few pictures assembled with an eye for creating a multi-photo composite that tells a story of beauty and love. Using Lightroom modules in a creative manner, we will blend our images in ways that most photographers think can only be done in Photoshop. The result will both surprise and delight you!
See the webinar flyer for sample imagery contact information.
We will start promptly at 3:00 PM, so suggest you join the webinar a few minutes before. TOPG will NOT be providing technical support, so strongly suggest you try and work with Zoom a little ahead of time if you are not familiar with it. Although not a requirement, anecdotally zoom meetings work better for participates if you have put the Zoom app on your computer ahead of time. This is easy to do by downloading their app and setting up an account. For information about using Zoom, read our Zoom Videoconferencing Guide.
- Last Updated: 23 May 2020 23 May 2020
TOPG Members Receive High Honors
2020 Coachella International Exhibition of Photography
Six TOPG members who submitted images into this year's Coachella International Exhibition of Photography had images accepted into the finals. From that group of photos, TOPG members received 2 Best of Show Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 4 Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to Pete Scifres for receiving Best of Show Gold Medal in the Nature General Division, Debra Suterko for receiving a Best of Show Gold Medal in the Photojournalism General Division, Hutch Hutchison for receiving a Silver Medal in the Photojournalism General Division and Steve Friedman a Silver Medal in the Photojournalism Human Interest Division. Congratulations to Hutch Hutchison and Terry Miranda for receiving an Honorable Mention in the Photojournalism General Division and Steve Friedman for receiving 2 Honorable Mentions in the Photojournalism Human Interest Division.
Select the link to view the Gallery of TOPG Finalists to the Coachella Exhibition.