UPC June Meeting

Sunday, June 6, 2021; 11:00 AM; in person

Photo provided by Park Steiner

For the first time in over a year the Ukiah Photography Club will be meeting in person! A member has graciously offered an outdoor setting at their home. For directions, contact ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.

We will discuss our September show and establish a tentative list of participants. It would be a good time to start outlining the various responsibilities, including publicity, labels, and installation. If you are not familiar with the Corner Gallery, go in and check it out. We will have the entire front section, with four main walls (one with various protuberances), plus nooks and crannies and windowsills.

We will also discuss future meetings, both in person (eventually indoors) and online.

The theme for photo share is “liquid, translucence, patina”. Send images, ideas for a Mystery Photo, and additional agenda items to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net. (Alternately, bring your photos on a USB thumb drive.)

The meeting will also be a potluck brunch. Please bring only individual items, like muffins or apples, as opposed to dips or casseroles that would be handled by numerous people. We’re trying to ease into this. Members can use the comment section below to indicate what they will bring (so we don’t have ten dozen donuts).

And, please, only come if you are completely vaccinated, and respect others’ preferences for social distancing and masks.


SoCo Clicks

Did you attend high school or college in Sonoma County? This is for you.

Santa Rosa Junior College Photography Club will host the First Annual Juried Student Photography Exhibition.

This is a hybrid event, with the winner’s work displayed at the Museum of Sonoma County July 3 to October 31 and a virtual exhibition of selected entries online. The event will showcase photography taken by Sonoma County students, high school and up. Photographs will be reviewed by a panel of professional photographers and there will be a cash prize of $1,000 for “Best of Show,” as well as other prizes.

The “SoCo Clicks” exhibition is open to current or previously enrolled students from Sonoma County schools. The show welcomes work in color, black and white, analog (film), digital, collage, drone, and alternative processes, as long as the work has been produced within the last two years and it is free to enter.

Click here for more information.


Corner Gallery Presents Photographs of Amanda Reardan

April and May 2021; Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Reardan’s work is hung on the gallery’s Young Artist Wall, a relatively new addition to its exhibits

“Most, if not all of the photos I take are nature-themed. In the large amount of time I spend outdoors, I always seem to find something worth taking a photo of, if only to remember a specific moment,” Amanda explains. “I would say the overarching message of all of my photos is to take the time to enjoy the world around us, especially the moments and sights that tend to disappear or become difficult to notice in our busy lives.”

As a sophomore at UC Davis, Reardon finds that photography is a way for her to unwind. She is currently double majoring in Sustainable and Agricultural Food Systems and Spanish.

“Photography is also a way for me to step back from my busy life as a college student and just enjoy the simple things that I sometimes forget about or overlook.”


Willits Center for the Arts Presents Sandy Strong’s Watercolors and Photographs

April 30 – May 23, 2021; Friday – Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sandy Strong, Swallowtail Butterfly

Sandy Strong: “For this show I decided to feature my photographs and watercolors of flowers and their companions, birds and butterflies. I find that their range of colors, size and form present an endless variety of combinations that fascinate me. I have lived in Willits for the past 35 years and have taken photos and painted with watercolor all of this time. I am a member of the Willits Photography Club and I have served on the Board of Directors of the Willits Center for the Arts for the past 5 years. I love color and the contrasts of light against dark and finding just the right light for my photographs. I usually paint from these photos, trying to capture the beauty that I see and feel.”


UPC Mid-Month Mid-Week May Meeting

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

This is our informal, non-agenda meeting, although we have several things we could talk about: Are we getting closer to meeting in person? Do we take/make pictures, photographs, photos, or images? We’ll use screen share for any pictures/photographs/photos/images you would like to show. Contact ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net for sign-in info.


2021 UPC Themes / Sparks

Jan Weather (clouds, ice, precipitation, wind)

Feb Indoors (indoor scenes, food, photo booth set-ups)

Mar Orientation (vertical, square, fish eye)

Apr Distance (macro, telephoto)

May Painterly Effects (abstract, kaleidoscope, brush strokes)

Jun Liquid, translucence, patina

Jul Time of Day / “Sign of the Times”

Aug Textural details (in nature or man-made)

Sep Lighting (backlighting, night photography, flash)

Oct Imperfection (unsymmetrical compositions, insect eaten leaves, jam smeared face)

Nov Domestic animals (dogs, cats, chickens)

Dec Best / favorite (year & ever)


The Photographer in Your Town

Henry Wonacott was a tenacious and adaptable commercial photographer working in Mendocino County between the years of 1908-1947. Equipped with the capacity to cater his skills to a changing market, his photography chronicles an evolving economic landscape.




Free: Photography Magazines

Park Steiner is offering back issues of Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, American Photographer, and Photo Techniques.  Dates range from the 1990’s to recent years.  Most of these publications are now out of print, but much of the content remains relevant.  There are articles on composition, lighting, posing, even working with models, professional or just the grandkids.  Black and white is a common topic, both digital and from the darkroom.  There are inspirational pieces on why art is an important part of photographers’ lives, and how photographs are instrumental in disseminating information to others.  And, of course, the magazines are filled with many fine examples of great photography.  In addition, the advertisements provide a window into the technology and styles of the time.  

The only organization is that they are in boxes by publication.  Dates are random.  Being stored indoors, they’re all in nice shape.

Interested photographers should contact Park at parksteiner@pacific.net to arrange for perusal and pickup at his Deerwood home.