​​​​​This time we will host many of our best current judges making short presentations — from general topics such as “Ten Things Every Judge Should Know” and the “Vocabulary of Judging” — to talks specific to each division. Division presenters will demonstrate how they judge individual images.
Finally, there will be a practice session for the would-be judges at the end of the day.  Sign-ups will ask specifically for your intent for the day’s Seminar as seating will be accordingly.

​NOVEMBER, 13, 2016

9:00 AM- 4:30 PM

Check-in at 8:30 AM

The follow-up would be similar to the former seminar: several meetings with listed mentor judges, a practice session at a camera club, overseen by one of their mentors, will completion of the program requirements and listing on the Judges List.
Submission of a biography and judging philosophy statement will be required of registrants when they sign up as a potential judge. When they qualify, this will be sent to Joe Hearst, the N4C Judges Chair, the new judge will have $50 of the fee returned.
There will be extensive judging information from both this time and past sessions available.
Click here for a printable Judging Seminar Registration Form.

& those just thinking about it,
plus anyone who wants to attend
San Mateo Central Park Community Center
50 E. 5th Avenue, San Mateo
Fee:    $60* for aspiring judges and others

           $30 for current judges
          *$50 to be returned if a prospective
            judge completes course, mentoring
            process, and begins judging

Yerba Buena is again taking the lead in presenting a Judging Seminar whose aim is to increase the number of judges available to N4C and other camera clubs. We also encourage practicing judges to attend as part of their continuing education.

The Judges listed below have agreed to be mentors for the fledgling judges. Please make arrangements with two or three of the mentors to continue the process of becoming a full-fledged judge.


P = Pictorial; T = Travel; J = Journalism; N= Nature: C =  Creative

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.
We are a local extension of our parent Photographic Society of America.. 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, Richard Martin, Gary Crabbe, Brenda Tharp, Jeremy Sutton, Russ Burden, and Steve Traudt.
We also hold Judges Seminars, including one in November, 2016, with the purpose of attracting new judges for the local club level.
Click to review the latest copy of our newsletter,
The PSA Star.

 Name of Mentor  Divisions  Address  Email Address
  Lois Shouse  P, T, J, N, C  Sunnyvale bobloiss@comcast.net
  Joan Field  P, T, J, N, C  Danville  joan421@comcast.net
  Dan Katzman  Pictorial  Clayton dankatzman@yahoo.com
  Claudia Peterson  P, N  San Jose  cphotos77@yahoo.com
  Joe Hearst  P, T, C  Danville  joe@jhearst.com
  Alison Brooks  Prints, P, C, N  Hayward  alison_j_brooks@yahoo.com
  Betty Toepfer  All categories  Meet at Saratoga Library  toepferb@aol.com
  Gene Morita  P & Prints  San Rafael  genetmorita@gmail.com
  Melanie Lewert  P, T, J, N, C  Milpitas  mlemail@mindspring.com
  Greg Edwards
  Half Moon Bay  gedwards@millbraecameraclub.com
  Barbara Mallon
  Livermore  bjmallon@earthlink.net
  Jane Postiglione  P, T, J, N, C  Clayton  posti9j@comcast.net
  Jeff Dunn  P, T, J, N, C  Alameda  jdunn@mmalameda.com