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


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.


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


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:

July Digital Photo Competition
Entries have been submitted. Awaiting results from judging.

Our judge for July, John Grusd provided a description of what he will be looking for in this month's judging:
TOPG July Assignment – “SPORTS!” by John Grusd.

Digital Composition Challenge (Assigned Category)
Assigned Topic: Sports 
Judge: John Grusd (Bio and Background)
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Judging will take place during the week of July 6. When completed, we will inform you where you can find the judge’s comments and scores.

August Print Contest (without the prints)

Print Contest (Assigned and Open Categories)
Assigned Topic: Roads 
Judge: Joanne Stolte (Bio and Background)
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For August, we are going to have another Print Contest (without the prints). Our judge for August, Joanne Stolte 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 digital images for submission using the rules for the Print Contest.

Judging will take place during the week of August 3. When completed, we will inform you where you can find the judge’s comments and scores.

June Digital Photo Competition Resuls Posted

Print Competition (without prints), Assigned and Open categories
Assigned Topic: Around the House
Judge: Greg Cooper (Bio and Background)
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The results are now online. See Greg Cooper's comments and scores for the June Photo Competition.