UPC December Zoom Meeting

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 11:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Our theme this month is “best / favorite”. Two photos – your best or favorite from the past year and your best or favorite ever. This is your definition of best and favorite. Chris Pugh will share some “found photos” and we will sort out the suggestions for 2021 themes (I will send out a survey a week or so before). Several members have been looking into EntryThingy, software for doing an online show, and will report their findings. There will be the usual time for photography announcements and discussions. After the meeting I’ll send out a dues reminder with an address for sending in your $25. Sounds like a busy meeting.


Showing at the Scott Nichols Gallery in Sonoma: Ansel Adams and Sebastian Salgado

Ansel Adams,  Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944

Open Thursday-Monday, 11-5 on the Sonoma Square, 450 1st Street East, Suite G, and by appointment.  http://www.scottnicholsgallery.com

Thanks to Dave Lohse for bringing this to our attention.


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.




Deep Valley Arts Collective

Chris Pugh

An online gallery exhibition of artwork that explores our country’s current state of affairs as we navigate a worldwide pandemic, sheltering in place, and widespread protest against the mistreatment of people of color by law enforcement across the nation.

Featuring the works of: Amelia Rubie, Aaron Aguilar, Chris Pugh, E.D., Jane Russell, Janet Rosen, Josh Bowers, Kari Hartman, Kirsten Gantzel, Lillian Rubie, Meredith Hudson, and Theresa Whitehill


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.


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).