The Yerba Buena Chapter of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) was founded in 1973 by Joseph P. Fallon, Jr. to bring closer ties with PSA into the Bay Area. It comprises all PSA members in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Membership in the Yerba Buena Chapter is free of charge.
Our purpose is to provide additional educational opportunities to photographers, whether PSA members or not, and to spread the word about our parent organization, PSA. To that end we sponsor two all-day Chapter programs during the year, featuring either well-known photographers or special hands-on workshops, which are always well attended. The fee structure is generally modest, and less for PSA members than non-members. Presenters of some of our past programs include Sam Abell, Huntington Witherill, André Gallant, Gary Crabbe, Brenda Tharp, Jeremy Sutton, and Steve Traudt. We also hold Judges Seminars, including one run in spring 2013 with the purpose of attracting new judges for the local club level, which was very successful.
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by the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) with the
support of the San Joaquin Valley Council of Camera Clubs (SJVCCC) and
clubs from the former Central California Counties Council of Camera
Clubs (6C), FotoClave is an annual weekend conference begun in 1957 that
offers extraordinary speakers for an entire weekend. Traditionally, it
has two keynote speakers of national renown and a full day of
educational talks by well-versed local photographers. In addition,
FotoClave continues the practice of an annual photographic competition
among the three councils in both prints and electronic images.
This year FotoClave will be held at the Concord Hilton hotel beginning Friday evening, November 7 with Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon. Saturday will host speakers Michael Frye, Gary Crabbe, Gail Pierce, Eric Harness, Pat Toth-Smith, John Ballou, Lisa Rigge, Joe Hearst and Michael Maloney covering a wide-range of photographic topics, among them how to take unique images in Yosemite, iphonography, using the Photographer’s Ephemeris, creating extraordinary images from ordinary objects, and hand coloring digital prints.
Saturday evening directly following the banquet, we will hear a presentation by Tony Sweet, a Nikon “Legend Behind the Lens.” who will also give us instruction on Sunday morning. Tony specializes in fine art photography, in-camera techniques and uses a wide variety of post-processing software.