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:

August Photo Competition Results Posted

Print Competition (without the prints) - (Assigned and Open Categories)
Assigned Topic: Roads
Judge: Cat Gwynn (Bio and Background)


Unexpectedly, our judge for August, Cat Gwynn, assigned placement awards for the top images in each category. Since she did the extra work for this "Print" contest, this one time only, we're providing this information to the club members. Congratulations to the winners!

Assigned Category Awards (Roads)

  • 1st Place - Trona Pinnacles Road by Alex Mladenovic
  • 2nd Place - Mixed Signal by Terese Schwartz
  • 3rd Place - Western Avenue to the Sea by Hutch Hutchison

Honorable Mention:

  • Rainy Road to Galway by Carl Volpe
  • Strollers by Mike Reyburn
  • Rainy Rush Hour by Debi Aquino

Open Category Awards

  • 1st Place - Blue Hour at Mono Lake by Steve Friedman
  • 2nd Place - Temple of the Moon by Lily Chang
  • 3rd Place - Making a Very Large Nest by Terry Miranda

Honorable Mentions to:

  • The Painted Desert by Noel Casaje
  • Last Dance by Debora Suterko
  • Flamingos Feeding in Walvis Bay by Lily Chang