Ralph George

Photographic Society

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

Photo Society Events

Monthly Meetings                                                             

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

August 11 - "Subject Concept: Emotional or Objective?" Presentation by popular Santa Barbara photographer Marc Muench. See flyer below.

August 18 Competition -  judge will be Kerry Drager. He has judged for the camera club a number of times in the past, he loves photography, and is well qualified as a photo educator. This will be his 1st time judging on zoom. See more about him HERE.

September 8 – “From Switzerland to Holland to Scotland, Oh My!” Join Lisa Roeder as she shares her images and experiences from her latest travels. 

October 13 – “Looking Past the Veil: My Journey in Photographing Portraits”. Well-known Atascadero professional photographer Michael Messina will share his knowledge and experiences of portrait photography. 

November 10 - TBD.


Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Featuring Photo Society Members--

Dunes: Visions of Sand, Light & Shadow, New Works by Bob Canepa, opens in September at the Wildling Museum, Solvang, California. Opening Reception: September 11, 3-5 pm.

James McDonald’s image was selected for The Curated Fridge’s Summer 2022, a curated worldwide online exhibition.

Jaye Pruett’s photo was exhibited in the "Color - Nature" category at the California State Fair in Sacramento. Jaye received an Honorable Mention Award in the "Black and White - Landscape" category in the 2019 California State Fair competition.

Exhibiting Photography -  
 SLO Gallery – Display space is currently available for photographers. For those interested in displaying their work at SLO Gallery, please contact Roger Cantrell at

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