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:
Ralph George, President
Celestial Fireworks by Yael Korin
Photo Society Events
Most meetings, including competitions, are via Zoom at 7pm.
- December: No regular meeting.
- Upcoming Competition: December 14 at 7 pm on Zoom. Our Year End Competition judge will be Ed Powell. He has judged for us before and is a wonderful photo judge. His website is: lightpreserve.com See details on the Competition Page.
- January 11, 2024: Theresa Jackson presentation: Updates in Photoshop and Lightroom.
- February 8: Member Challenge, “Best of 2023”.
- "ALASKA is Calling," a collection of wildlife and scenic photos from Cheryl Strahl’s four trips to our northernmost state, shows at the Paso Robles Library, November 1 – December 31. Wild and beautiful, Alaska begs to be photographed! https://www.prcity.com/246/Classes-Events
-- "The White Lions and Other Cats of Southern Africa" – Cheryl & Richard Strahl. Rare white lion cubs and other amazing wild African cats are beautifully displayed in this photography exhibit at:
Spearhead Coffee in Paso Robles through December 31.
Charlotte Daigle has a photograph in the 10th Annual Living Mark exhibition hosted online by Gillia Gallery's Verum Ultimum, in Portland, OR. See her photo, "On the Move" at: https://www.verumultimumartgallery.com/projects-7-4
Charlotte also has a photo in the Autumn 2023 online exhibition of The Curated Fridge. Curator: Gordon Stettinius. Theme: Extra/Ordinary. https://www.thecuratedfridge.com/Fridge-Shows-1/Autumn-2023
2024 Emergency Information Calendar - Images from several CCPS members have been selected for the calendar:
Bill Rumbler, Charlotte Daigle, David Athey, Kathleen Bosch,
Lisa Roeder, Michael Sheltzer, Ron Mead. Congratulations to
Ronnie Goyette won 2nd place in the CA Ocean & Coastal Photography Contest with her "Gotcha!" photo. According to Ronnie, "This photo of 2 snowy egrets was taken at the Morro Bay State Park Rookery during nesting season. Before the snowy birds find their mate there is lots of chasing and arial action. Unfortunately this year the numbers of herons and egrets were quite diminished due to a large amount of eucalyptus trees that had fallen down from the many storms. Seeing the state of the Rookery was heart breaking and I didn't spend as much time there as I usually do." Congratulations Ronnie!
Gotcha! by Ronnie Goyette