Covid-19 Modifications

We are meeting online for now via Zoom for our monthly photo-challenge and Steering Committee meetings. We hope to resume in-person meetings soon. 

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:

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


All recent photo challenge galleries can be found at our Competition Winning Images page. Older galleries are in our gallery archives.

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)

Critique and Judging will take place via Zoom at 7:30 PM. See our calendar for details.