Calendar

Jan
20
Sat
Presentation by Steve Gould
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Composition: Different Ways to See What You’re Looking At

Be inspired to kick your photography skills up a notch! Professional nature photographer and Poly judge Steve Gould will  share his tips on composing in the field.

You can check out some of his work at

https://plus.google.com/104930788641467556112

Feb
3
Sat
Poly competition – February 2018
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: TOY STORY

Judge: Ron Garrison

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

Feb
17
Sat
Photoshoot at Hawk Watch
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by the Wildlife Research Institute, Hawk Watch is an opportunity to observe and learn about wintering and resident raptors. Among the birds of prey visitors will see are the golden eagle, bald eagle, wintering ferruginous hawk, red-tailed hawk, prairie falcon, red-shouldered hawk, and burrowing owl. (UT article 1/2017)

This gives us plenty of opportunity to photograph those big birds with large beaks and really big talons.

More details to come.

photo courtesy of Barbara Fletcher

Feb
24
Sat
Poly Banquet – Feb. 24th, 2018
Feb 24 all-day

IT’S A POLY PARTY!

Join in on the fun at Poly’s annual End-of-Year Banquet. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch and a fabulous slide show featuring Poly’s best. Prizes will be awarded to the 2017 winners.

Event will be held at the La Jolla Country Club. 7301 High Avenue, La Jolla.

More details to come.

Mar
3
Sat
Poly competition – March 2018
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: WINDOW DRESSING

Judge: Joanne Stolte

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

Mar
17
Sat
Tabletop Magic Workshop
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Once again Rick Wiley will share his mind-bending ideas during this table-top, hands-on workshop. Bring your favorite lens, macro lens and tripod. This workshop is sure to put some magic into your photography.

Apr
7
Sat
Poly competition – April 2018
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: MACRO/UP CLOSE

Judge:

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

Apr
20
Fri
Tucson Photo Adventure
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
De Grazia Chapel. Photo courtesy of Sharon Pairman, Tucson Photo Club

TUCSON HERE WE COME!

Poly’s road trips are always an adventure. Lin and Al have set up a fantastic itinerary including Mission San Xavier, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canion, Pima Air & Space Museum and more. Something for everyone.

Dates for the trip – April 20, 21, 22 (23)

Hotel:

Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon

7000 E. Tanque Verde

Tucson, AZ

520-298-2300
 Ask for Poly Photography when you make the reservation.
Cost is: $129.14 (including tax, etc.)
May
5
Sat
Poly competition – May 2018
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: BOTTLES

Judge:

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

May
19
Sat
The Marvels of Macro Photography with Monica Royal
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
photo by Monica Royal

Whether you are in love with macro photography or intimidated by it, you will be in awe with the work of Monica Royal. Her skills take macro photography to another level. She sees things others don’t.

During her presentation she will cover topics such as:

  • Examples of artwork that works and doesn’t work.
  • Learn about essential camera settings to make spectacular macro images.
  • Perils & Pitfalls of macro photography
  • What equipment do you really need?
  • Why you need to understand the ‘building blocks of visual design.’

Be ready to see a whole new world.

Jun
2
Sat
Poly Competition – June 2018
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: ODD COUPLES

Judge: Monica Royal

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

Jul
7
Sat
Poly Competition – July 2018
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES

Judge: Susan Coppock

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

Aug
4
Sat
Poly Competition – August 2018
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: JUNK/OLD STUFF

Judge:

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

Sep
1
Sat
Poly Competition – September 2018
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: NEON SIGNS

Judge:

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

Oct
6
Sat
Poly Competition – October 2018
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: TATTOOS

Judge:

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.

Nov
3
Sat
Poly Competition – November 2018
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly photo competition

Project: IT WON’T FIT

Judge:

Rules:

OPEN COMPETITION: Each member may enter TWO images.

PROJECT COMPETITION: Each member may enter one project image. The project competition is meant to inspire new work, so all project images must have been created no earlier than October, 2017.

Entries must be emailed no later than 5PM on the Friday before the competition.