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.


Willits Photography Club on Willits Center for the Arts Online Gallery

Steve Eberhard, “The Last Window”

Photographs by Willits Photography Club members Steve Eberhard, Sandy Strong, Michael Steffen, Mathew Caine, Maria Steffen, June Ruckman, Jerry Albright, Jeff Goll, and Dorothy Asbury are currently on display, and for sale, on the Willits Center for the Arts Online Gallery. Expect work by Jack and Volkhard soon. The WPC will be showing at the WCA whenever they can safely open.


UPC September 6 Zoom Meeting

September 6, 2020; 11:00 AM

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Our theme this month (for you to interpret or ignore) is “black & white”. This is your opportunity to: 1. shoot film; 2. shoot digital with b&w in mind, which usually means looking for lines, shapes, and shadows, or 3. convert an existing photo with your post-processing program of choice. If you have an idea for a mystery photo critique (this could be any image, famous or obscure, that you find intriguing) send it, along with your b&w or other photos, to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net. We’ll continue our photography discussions, maybe learning something new about the Intrepid 4×5, the Canon EOS R5 and R6, and even the KEKS EM-01 Light Meter.

Themes for the remainder of the year:

  • October – downtown Ukiah
  • November – people
  • December – best/favorite

UPC August 2 Zoom Meeting

August 2, 2020; 11:00 AM Pacific Time

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Our theme this month is “night”. Send photos to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net. We will have a return of the mystery photo critique and the usual opportunity for photography announcements and discussions. Remember that we have extended the current dues year through December. We are on hold for a show until it is allowed and we are comfortable with the idea.

Future themes:

Septemberblack & white
November people



My first camera

Here’s your chance to tell us about your first camera. Get technical. Get nostalgic. Embelish! What was it called? Give us a link to a picture of it. Do you still have it? What kind of film did it use (or how many megapixels)? How did you acquire it (gift, purchase, hand-me-down)? What did it mean to you? Is there a path between this camera and the one you shoot now (we know that Park still uses a fifty year old lens)? Or, perhaps, do you not remember or not care? I’ll start it off with my own in the comments below (hint: that’s it above).


Photography under shelter-in-place

Can’t get out for that perfect shot of Half Dome or the Golden Gate Bridge? Here are some ideas to help you maintain and even develop your photographic skills from the comfort of your home.

James Tocchino’s article, Quarantined? Here Are Five Photography Projects You Can Do From Home at CasualPhotophile, is directed at both film and digital photographers. I can see us doing a future theme of self portraits (not selfies), and, seriously, would it kill you to dust off your old film camera?

A similar article, How to Be a Productive Photographer When You’re Stuck at Home, comes from Luca Eandi at keh.com.

Want to contribute to scientific research? Check out What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population? in the New York Times. I think I saw one in my yard yesterday but by the time I grabbed my camera it was gone.

And of course, keep the photos coming in to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net and your comments to ukiahphoto.club.