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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© Richard Martin 2015
Yerba Buena Sponsors
an All-Day Seminar with
Saturday, June 13, 2015
at the Andrew Carnegie Lecture Hall
San Leandro Library
300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro
Richard Martin is a talented, well-known Canadian photographer, who was last sponsored by a local photography organization in 2004.
In his philosophy, a moment of discovery becomes a moment of rediscovery when the subject is viewed through his lens. The quality of light plays an important role in his image making, with its capacity to transform the commonplace into the poetic and render the real as mystical and surreal. Moving beyond literal representation, he views line and shape in a highly graphic manner, with a fascination for the dramatic effects of light and shadow on form. His approach to photography is simple — to value the unexpected and remain open to new ideas and exploring new directions.