UPC December Meeting

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00 AM; at Medium and online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87289135906?pwd=WnZkQmJ2Slk4VHFBZEpvbi9UYnQydz09

Our theme this month is “best/favorite” – one photograph from the past year and the one you believe is your best ever. This is your definition of “best” or “favorite”. We will also view member photos of the Dragon’s Lair and Tom’s Glass buildings and finalize a list of themes for 2023.


Willits Photography Club Annual Show

November 4 – 20, 2022; Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; opening reception Saturday, November 5, 6:00 – 9:00 PM; Willits Center for the Arts

The show features photographs by Volkhard Stürzbecher, Bruce Haanstra, Maria Stefen, John Glyer, Sandy Strong, Craig Gardener, June Ruckman, John Fischer, Lucia Giz, Jerry Albright, Jeff Smith, Dorothy Asbury, and James King.


2022 Themes

JanuaryDutch angle – intentionally tilting the camera to throw off the verticles and horizontals.  It can create a sense of tension or unease.

FebruarySomething important in your life.  Family, job, hobby, politics or religion (we will all be respectful).

MarchColor.  Photos where the defining characteristic is color – limited palette, rainbow of color, complimentary or contrasting colors, etc.

AprilNature – in all its wonder.

MayShapes (works especially well in black & white).

JuneWater – waves, waterfall, dripping faucet, etc. 

JulyStreets, trails, paths.



OctoberRule of thirds.

November – This is the one that caused the most uncertainty and confusion.  Garbage.  Or ugly.  Or a contrast between ugly and beautiful.  Or maybe beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

DecemberBest/favorite, year and ever.

Bonus – To be worked in sometime during the year:  everyone photograph same scene.