Webinars Presented by the
Thousand Oaks Photo Group

Since the onset of social distancing brought upon us by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Thousand Oaks Photo Group began providing a series of streamed and recorded presentations on a variety of topics. When a presenter makes these products available for viewing online, they are listed below. Please note: Some presenters may choose not to distribute their materials for various reasons. The TOPG respects those decisions and will not publish materials here without approval of the presenter. Furthermore, these materials remain the copyright of the the presenter. You are allowed to use these materials for personal use only. They may not be reused in another training course or publication without the approval of the original presenter. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request permission for use.

To see what we have planned, see our Upcoming Webinars. All future webinars are described on our home page and on our TOPG calendar. Our calendar entries have direct links to our Zoom-enabled webinars. If you want to see what webinars we have already conducted, see our Webinars Archive. You may also go directly to your YouTube Channel:

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Upcoming Webinars

Using Adobe Portfolio to Build Web Pages

Richard Webb will present the very basics of how to create a photography web page using Adobe Portfolio. Rick will demonstrate how to build a web page from Lightroom Classic.
June 20, 2024

Webinars Archive

 Infrared Photography

Scott Harrison describes how to photograph in the infrared spectrum using iPhone 11 Pro and a Canon EOS Rebel T3i. In this webinar, Scott demonstrates what modifications are needed to photography infrared. Many example photos are provided.
April 18, 2024

Improving Your Landscape Photography

Pete Scifres describes a variety of tips and techniques that will help you produce better landscape images
February 29, 2024


Mike Macartney describes aspects of color theory as it pertains to photography.
February 15, 2024

 What's New in Photoshop

Debi Aquino describes some of the new features for Photoshop 2024 and Camera Raw 2024.
December 11, 2023 

Making Travel Photobooks

Richard Webb describes why and how he prepares photobooks from his world travels.
November 2, 2023

1940s Hollywood Lighting

David Lloyd describes his unique approach to lighting to produce effects found in 1940s imagery.
January 17, 2023

Dynamic Landscape Photography

Josh Miller describes his approach to producing compelling landscape photosgraphs.
December 4, 2022

Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence using MidJourney

Nancy Lehrer describes her adventures using Midjourney to create AI photo art.
October 14, 2022

Photographing New Orleans With Your Phone

Debi Aquino covers using your cell phone for travel photography using New Orleans as an example.
June 29, 2022

Exploring the Salton Sea

Mike Macartney discusses places to photography in the Salton Sea area.
June 17, 2022

Images From Above - All About Drones

Pete Scifres describes how drones work, the best models for photographers, rules and regulations for flying drones.
May 4, 2022

Mobile Photography at its Best

Jerry Hug has spent a lot of time exploring this subject, and he will share his expertise on how you can get the most out of your cell phone photography. Jerry will cover "cellphoneography" as well as post processing on the small screen using native apps.
March 16, 2022

Creative Flower Photography

Colin Harrison is a highly decorated photographer based in the UK. During the Covid lockdown, Colin has produced two talks for presentation to camera clubs throughout the world. This talk, Creative Flower Photography, features Colin Harrison's work in producing unique images of flowers.
March 3, 2022

Still Life Photography

Terry Miranda will help you understand how simple it can be to produce still life masterpieces once you get some of the basics down. After introducing us to her studio, Terry demonstrates how she goes from photo to still life art inside Lightroom and Photoshop.
February  2, 2022

S4C Photo Competition Orientation

Hutch Hutchison presents the ins and outs of S4C photo competitions. For those interested in possibly competing in S4C monthly competitions, this webinar is a must to see.
November 3, 2021

Photographing California Beaches

Pete Scifres the ins and outs of photography on local beaches. Fall and winter is the best time for local beach photography. This webomar covers where and when to get your best beach images
August 16, 2021

Photographing Monarch and Other Butterflies

Photographic butterflies can be fun, but it can be frustrating. Dennis Kneff discusses how he photographs Monarch and other butterflies.
October 18, 2021

Photographing California Beaches

Pete Scifres the ins and outs of photography on local beaches. Fall and winter is the best time for local beach photography. This webomar covers where and when to get your best beach images
August 16, 2021

Air Show Photography

Hutch Hutchison presents how do photograph at Air Shows. His service with a Navy Squadron on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier during the Viet Nam conflict melded a life-long love of photography with aviation and airshows.
August 5, 2021

Street Vision

Mike Macartney discusses what street photography is and isn’t, equipment and techniques, legality, styles and approaches to street photography. He features photographs by several street photographers around the world today.
July 19, 2021

What Makes a Compelling Landscape Photograph

Noel Casaje, one of our newer club members will discusses what makes a compelling landscape photography. This is a detailed, fact-filled webinar.
June 14, 2021

Adobe Spark

Carl Volpe discussed what Adobe Spark is all about and how to use it. Adobe Spark is an integrated suite of media creation applications for mobile and the web developed by Adobe Systems. Spark enables you to easily develop themes with text and photographs.
May 10, 2021

Experimental Art – The Dawn of the Surrealscape

Dan Holmes introduces and describes what a surrealscape is, techniques for photographing surrealscapes and what features make great surrealscapes.
April 26, 2021

LA Street Photography

Ibarionex Perello discusses his experience developing the way that he sees through the camera. He describes how he's grown and what influenced those changes. Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, educator and host of The Candid Frame Photography podcast. He has over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry.
April 12, 2021

Photography in Death Valley National Park

Soon we may be able to resume normal photo-travel activities so it's time to take a look at one of the world's greatest outdoor photography locations -- Death Valley National Park. In this webinar Pete will cover where and when to photograph; trip logistics; and share some of his favorite images of this iconic place.
March 29, 2021

Working with Tri-x on a Deadline - the 1980s at the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle

Scott Harrison worked as a professional photographer for the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle, our local newspaper that shut down in 1992. In this webinar, Scott described what it was like to work for a newspaper where deadlines are always ever-present.
March 8, 2021

Safari Planning for Photographers

Tom Bol describes how he photographs his unique view of travel photography: Environmental Portraits Around the Globe.
January 20, 2021

Portraits on the Road; Environmental Portraits Around the Globe

Tom Bol describes how he photographs his unique view of travel photography: Environmental Portraits Around the Globe.
November 5, 2020

Fine Art Photography Projects

Marco Franchina presents images from two photo projects he is currently working on, "Curbside" and "After Hours."
October 19, 2020

Photoshop Retouching Tools

Debi Aquino describes how to control how to use Photoshop Retouching Tools to improve your photographs.
October 14, 2020

HDR Photography, When to use it and why you shouldn't

Steve Friedman will discuss the basics of HDR photography, when you should consider using it and when you shouldn't. The discussion will include a brief introduction to what High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography is, how it came about, when you should consider using it. A brief description of popular HDR programs will be included.
September 30, 2020

The Art of Landscape Photography

Dr. Kah-Wai Lin describes his philosophy and approach to telling a compelling story with Landscape Photography. He provides many pointers for producing award-winning landscape imagery. Dr. Lin is a noted photography and PSA ambassador who has traveled to many exotic places worldwide.
September 14, 2020

Long Exposure Photography

Susan Magnano discusses her techniques for light painting using the natural foregrounds in Death Valley, Arches National Park, and other natural places as well as the city scene in New York City using many tools that you have probably not seen described in other light painting webinars.
September 9, 2020

Civil Unrest in America, 2020

In this webinar, Amy Harris describes her camera work in this year's civil unrest.
August 24, 2020

Bird Photography

Paul Abravaya describes basics of bird photography areas locally where you can photograph birds.
August 10, 2020

Layer Blending Modes and Layer Effects

Debi Aquino describes how to control Layer Blending Modes and Effects to improve your photographs. It is not as complicated as you thing, and it's a lot of fun! 
August 3, 2020

Sports Photography

Greg Cooper describes his approach to sports photography. More details coming soon..
July 20, 2020

Wildlife Photography

Pete Scifres will describe the basics of Wildlife Photography. The webinar will cover equipment; camera setup; what to look for in animal behavior to get those "wow" shots; and some post processing tips.
July 13, 2020

Introduction to New York City Street Photography

James Maher, noted New Your City street photographer, will give an introduction to street photography in New York City. His technique is applicable to street photography in any city.
July 1, 2020

How to Edit Your Photos Like a Pro in Lightroom and Photoshop

In this live webcast with Matt Kloskowski, you’ll learn some great techniques for editing your photos in Lightroom and when to jump over to Photoshop to help out.
Two dates available for this live stream from Matt K: June 23, 2020 or June 25, 2020.

Removing Backgrounds in Photoshop

One of the top ten things people want to know how to do in Photoshop is remove a background. There is so much to Photoshop and a million ways to do the same thing. Webinar lead my Debi Aquino.
June 22, 2020

Vogan Poetry, Mind Mapping, and Micro Photography

Roy Patience hosts an evening of Vogon Poetry, Mind-Mapping and Macro Photography with an emphasis on Macro Photography. Macro photography opens up new worlds indoors and outdoors. Roy presents an overview of techniques, equipment, inspiration, composition to inspire you to photograph the tiny worlds of flora and fauna.
June 15, 2020

Landscape Photography, Tips and Techniques

Hutch Hutchison describes concepts pertaining to Landscape Photography. This is a rather extensive subject to cover, and Hutch does an admirable job of describing concepts and techniques pertinent to Landscape Photography in this overview webinar.
June 8, 2020

Landscape Photography in the UK

Take a trip around the UK through the four seasons with Julian Elliott. From the southwest up to Scotland. Roughly half the size of California, the British landscape is packed with a variety of landscapes and national parks.​
June 6, 2020

Lightroom Magic

Darrel Priebe demonstrates the techniques in detail that you can use to create a back-screened print in Lightroom, and then overlay color prints and text on top to create a dazzling composite image.
June 1, 2020

Let’s Talk About Layers

Debi Aquino describes how to create and use layers to build a composite file.
May 22, 2020

Creating a Body of Work for a Photo Book

Cat Gwynn will present how she goes about doing photo projects with the intent of preparing photo books.
May 18, 2020

The Black and White Creative Process

Christopher Broughton describes his approach to Black and White Photography and image processing.
May 11, 2020

Building a Photo Library with Lightroom

Carl Volpe descibes how to build and use the Lightroom Library Module.
May 4, 2020

Under the Night Sky - Adventures in Landscape Astrophotography

Pete Scifres describes the basics of Landscape Astrophotography.
April 27, 2020

Telling Stories with Photographs

Nancy Lehrer describes how to tell stories photographically.
April 20, 2020

The Magic of Content Aware

Debi Aquino describes new features of Content Aware Fill
in Photoshop.
April 13, 2020

Photographing National Parks in southern Utah

Pere Scifres describes photographing in five National Parks in Utah.
April 6, 2020