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 currently held on the first Monday of each month (except for December) at 7pm. We will continue holding our meetings on Zoom through January and hope to resume in-person meetings at SLOMA next year.

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 Membership in the Artists    Collective - Photo Society is free through the rest of 2021.

Thank you,
Ralph George, President

Photo Society Events

Monthly Meeting

December - no meeting.

January 3rd at 7pm on Zoom: "The Best of 2021". Show & Tell of member's 8 favorite images captured in 2021. Further Information will be emailed to members as well as being in the Artists Collective Newsletter.

February 7th at 7pm: "Beauty and Grace, Dancers of Cuba". Peggy Jansson will make a presentation of her three trips to Cuba. Whether Zoom or in-person TBD.

March 7 at 7pm:  Well-known professional photographer David du Chemin will present "The Heart of the Photograph" via Zoom. 

SLOMA Exhibition

The Photo Society exhibit is up and running until January 30, 2022!

9 members of the Photo Society have their most creative work on display, and it is an amazing show - with grateful thanks to Courtney Davis, Curator.

This is what Courtney wrote about the show:

"While photography has historically been valued for its ability to depict our world objectively, there are some photographers who seek to reveal it to us by abstracting objects and moments they observe. By carefully composing shapes, forms, colors, and textures, they create new ways of seeing our material world".

CCPS members who have their abstract work accepted into the EXPOSURE/COMPOSURE show are:

Bob Canepa,  Kathleen Bosch,  Gary Smaby
Pat Brown, Yael Korin,  James O'Donnell
Cat Evans, Nic Stover,  Pat McGinnis

Congratulations to all!

Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Featuring Photo Society Members

Bill Rumbler

SLO Gallery
1019 Broad St., San Luis Obispo

Bill’s work is featured along with other artists. The Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7pm.

Peggy Jansson

TASTE Eatery
2900 Broad St., San Luis Obispo

Peggy will exhibit her images of street photography and Cuban dancers captured in iconic locations from around Havana. Proceeds from sales will be donated to Cuban families.

October 15 – January 2022

Cheryl Strahl

Spearhead Coffee
619 12th St., Paso Robles. 

The exhibit, "Alaska is Calling", includes images from Cheryl's four trips to our northernmost state.

The shop is open 7am - 6pm daily. 
January 1 - February 28, 2022

Kathy Gerber 

The Photo Shop
1027 Marsh St., SLO. 

"Yearning Towards Future Travels", a collection of images from her trips to Mexico and Myanmar.

 All proceeds from her exhibit go towards development of the water supply system in Mozambique as well as other projects in Africa.  

The shop is open Open M - F
10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm.
December 15 to January 15, 2022.

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