Members’ Night, Wednesday, June 29, 7:00 pm (via Zoom)

For Members’ Night, seventh “Zoom” edition, all are invited to share their nature-themed photos. We look forward to seeing a stunning variety of locations and perspectives and maybe get some ideas for summer travel! Deadline for submitting images: Sunday, June 26 at 6:00 pm. You may submit up to 8 of your nature-themed images. FormatContinue reading “Members’ Night, Wednesday, June 29, 7:00 pm (via Zoom)”

Notes on “Hand of Man”

The “no hand of man” rule has guided our group’s photography and the choice of images for Members’ Nights for most of our existence. The recent relaxation of that rule may have led to some confusion about what to include (or not) in our images. Here are new written guidelines agreed to by our Board:Continue reading “Notes on “Hand of Man””

May 25, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Stephen Patterson

Photography and Creative Exploration Stephen has been pursuing photography and creative visual expression since he acquired his first camera back in 1983. He works with many different visual artists, both painters and photographers, and continues to enjoy gathering new inspiration from as many artists as possible. Stephen has been influenced by the work of FreemanContinue reading “May 25, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Stephen Patterson”

April 27, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Imma Barrera

An Artist in Residence, Capitol Reef National Park Imma Barrera will provide an overview of the work carried out as an artist in residence at Capitol Reef National Park. Capitol Reef is in Utah’s south-central desert and is possibly one of the least known of parks in the area. It is one of the bestContinue reading “April 27, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Imma Barrera”

Items of Interest

Information on the April and May speakers will be provided at a later date. Robert Smith is having his next show at the Viridian Artists Gallery from March 15 to April 9. The title is “Curtain Call” and may be thought of as a companion and continuing theme exhibition to his 2016 show, “It’s Curtains!”.Continue reading “Items of Interest”

SierraPhoto NYC Exhibit: Nature as Sanctuary

We are thrilled about our upcoming exhibit in the Gallery Undercroft at Church of the Heavenly Rest, 5th Avenue at 90th St. in Manhattan. Our theme is Nature as Sanctuary; photographers will show images of special places they have chosen as sanctuaries, places of refuge and peace found in natural environments that inspire a renewalContinue reading “SierraPhoto NYC Exhibit: Nature as Sanctuary”

March 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Marie Read

For Standout Bird Photography, Capture Behavior! In a world saturated with great bird photos, what does it take to create images that stand out from the crowd? One way is to capture bird behavior, and wildlife photographer and author Marie Read reveals how it’s done. Marie’s stories from the field are an engaging and informativeContinue reading “March 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Marie Read”

Save the Date: Zoom Meeting to be Held on March 23rd Instead of March 30th

Please mark your calendars! Our regularly scheduled Zoom meeting will take place on March 23rd instead of the last Wednesday of the month. Wildlife photographer and author, Marie Read, will offer insights into making successful bird photographs.

February 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Sean Crane

Staying Inspired by Staying Put Over the course of my career, I’ve photographed wildlife on every continent and in every US state. Discovering new and exotic lands, and the life that makes each place unique, is what I love most. But that all ended when the world went into lockdown in March of 2020. IContinue reading “February 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Sean Crane”

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (7:00 pm – via Zoom) Showcase: Carlos L Esguerra, Sherry L Felix, and Louise Luger

Three of our members share their stories and selections from their work. Carlos L Esguerra: Sand Dunes as Inspiration This is a presentation on how sand dunes inspired me into serious landscape photography and how I learned to practice a minimalist, zen-like approach to composition. I will present images from my two favorite national parksContinue reading “Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (7:00 pm – via Zoom) Showcase: Carlos L Esguerra, Sherry L Felix, and Louise Luger”