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About Us

Welcome to the Central Coast Photographic Society or “Photo Society." We are a group of like-minded people interested in all aspects of photography. Our skill levels range from beginner to professional, and we welcome everyone to join and/or attend our meetings.

The Photo Society has a general meeting once a month. Presenters include professional photographers such as Nic Stover (a local photographer), Rad Drew, Michael Caroff, and others. We also feature our Photo Society members.

Our meetings are held at 7:00pm on the second Thursday of each month (except December). We will continue holding our meetings on Zoom for the time being.

If you are not a member of the Photo Society and have an interest in photography, we invite you to join our group. If you have questions, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us at: 

Thank you,
Ralph George, President

Image: Madama Butterfly
Peggy Jansson


Photo Society Events

Monthly Meetings

Most meetings, including competitions, are via Zoom at 7pm.

September 14 - "Scenes from a Mission" - any mission! For this challenge, you are being asked to submit 5 images that you've captured since July 1, 2023. See the flyer below.


October 12 - "Photography Travel Tips"- Since people have started traveling again, a panel of travelers will discuss what to do and what not to do when traveling with your camera gear - all based on experience. Prepare for great tips and some very interesting stories! 

Current/Upcoming Exhibits

The Clark Center in Arroyo Grande is now exhibiting 30 photographs from CCPS members in its lobby, through October. It's a beautiful venue, an elegant "frame" for so many beautiful images. Reception on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2-4 pm. Juror is Mark Nakamura. Creative expression with Central Coast subject matter. Be sure to make time to see it!  The lobby is only open during box office hours: 
1:00-6:00 Tuesday-Friday
12:00-4:00 Saturday
Open 1 hour before shows
Closed Sunday & Monday
Clark Center for the Performing Arts
487 Fair Oaks Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Awards Featuring Photo Society Members--

go out to three CCPS members whose works were accepted into the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature's upcoming exhibit: California National Parks: Stories of Water. Many thanks to Bob Canepa, Nic Stover and Denise Taylor for sharing their beautiful and inspiring images for us all to see prior to the opening reception and awards ceremony at the Wildling on Sunday, September 24 from 3-5pm. For more information, please go to:

(Composite of images created by C. Strahl)

Wildling - CCPS .jpg
CCPS September 2023 Flyer.jpg
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