PSA Yerba Buena Chapter


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
run in spring 2013
with the purpose of attracting new judges for the local club level, which was very successful.

Click to review the latest copy of our newsletter,

The PSA Star.


Although it has been a few years since the Judges Seminar, led by Jon Fishbach, the PSA Education Chairman, was completed, it is always possible to become an N4C judge. Without the formal seminar, judge hopefuls should seek guidance in N4C's Judges Manual, which is available on their website ( The Manual is a comprehensive collection of articles by judges for judges.
Additionally, a number of the Judging Mentors are still willing to work with incipient judges to get them started. The list is below:

For prospective judges still interested in mentoring, please contact the following in advance to make reservations via their email address!
Name of Mentor
 Joan Field
 P, T, J, N, C
 Dan Katzman
 Pictorial  Clayton
 Claudia Peterson
 P, N
 San Jose
 Barrie Bieler
 P, N, C  Walnut Creek (Rossmoor)
 Lois Shouse
 P, T, J, N, C  Sunnyvale
 Joe Hearst
 P, T, C
 Gene Morita
 P & Prints
 San Rafael
 Burr Preston
 P, T, C, N, Prints
 San Francisco
 Alison Brooks
 Prints, P, C, N
 Betty Toepfer
 All categiories
 Meet at Saratoga Library
P = Pictorial; T = Travel; J = Journalism,: N = Nature; C = Creative
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