George Lepp, well-know Canon Explorer of Light, Seth Resnick,  our major speaker ,and Brenda Tharp, who gave an excellent presentation on composition Sunday afternoon. In addition there were nine breakout speakers, all also excellent, covering a wide range of topics.  
​We hope many of you attended. N4C will be offering its next FotoClave in 2019 and you will be given all of the information concerning it in a timely fashion.  See you there!

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.

FotoClave, which was supported by Yerba Buena in lieu of a fall Chapter Day,  has come and gone. It was a long time in the making, but it was worth it. We had rousing approval from  the attendees, and made an excellent profit forN4C.

The combination of excellent speakers and extensive advertising garnered a total of 340 attendees. In fact, it was necessary to cap the number of attendees, unfortunately, because of the hotel size and its accommodations limitations.
To jog your memory, the keynote speakers were 



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

Those who attended the November, 2015 seminar sponsored and run by the Yerba Buena Chapter, and have not fulfilled all of the requirements, are still asked to contact the mentors listed below for any further education they would like to receive.

​There is a flash drive available with all the information from the seminar and much more gleaned from years of experience from other judges. There is a fee of $10 for the flash drive. If you are interested, please contact Lois Shouse at bobloiss@comcast.net.

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  All categories  Half Moon Bay  gedwards@millbraecameraclub.com
  Barbara Mallon  All ategories  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