- Last Updated: 11 July 2019 11 July 2019
You may become a member of the Thousand Oak Photo Group. Membership fees are $30 annually for the first member of a household. Additional household memberships are available for $10 per year. Membership fees are due and renewable on the anniversary month of your initial membership. TOPG members enjoy all club benefits including our monthly meetings, outings, programs, presentations and technical assistance. Also, as a member of the TOPG, you become a member of the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs, and you have an opportunity to submit images for their monthly photo contests.
The following link will open an interactive PDF application form. Please type the information, complete the form and print it. You may mail it with a check, as instructed; or you may bring the form to our next meeting.
Waiver and Release of Liability
The TOPG has recently updated its policy on Waiver and Release of Liability. Effectively immediately, all members of the TOPG who will be attending TOPG Field Trips will be required to fill out a new Waiver and Release of Liability form. This form will have to be signed annually, with each renewal of membership.
Interested in the TOPG, but Unsure?
You may attend a meeting without membership for a guest fee of $3. You may attend as a guest for two meetings each year. Please stop by and meet us.
- Last Updated: 11 July 2019 11 July 2019
Ventura Land Trust Photography Competition
Ventura Land Trust wants to see your wildlife and nature photos! This is an open call to all photographers, amateur and professional, to submit 3 original digital images to be considered for inclusion in the Ventura Land Trust 2019 Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit. Submit Digital entries for consideration by July 13, 2019.
For specific details, see contest information at the Ventura Land Trust Website:
- Last Updated: 17 June 2019 17 June 2019
Ventura County Fair Photography Competition
The annual Photography Contest associated with the Ventura County Fair is the perfect venue for TOPG members of all skill levels to enter. You may choose to enter as an Amateur, Advanced Amateur or Professional. There are lots of opportunities for awards as there are 22 different classes in both black-and-white or color Divisions. This is a print competition, and all entries must be mounted on mounting board or foam core up to 16 x 20 inches.
You must preregister your entries before 10:00 PM on July 15, 2019 in order to compete. Register at https://vcf.fairwire.com/. It’s a bit awkward and confusing, but it can be done fairly painlessly.
Photos must be submitted to the fairgrounds between July 19 and July 21.
There are all sorts of specific rules regarding your entries, and you should carefully read the 2019 Photography Contest Guidelines. You should review all VC Fair Photo Competition Guidelines. The key things to remember are:
- You may submit a total of 8 prints with no more than 2 photos per class
- Photos must be mounted on mounting board or foam core
- NO colored borders, color mats, or double matting
- Borderless prints must be mounted edge-to-edge with no portion of the mounting board showing
- Photos must be no smaller than 8 x 10 and no larger that 16 x 20 inches, excluding photo stories
Remember, come view the photo competition entries between July 31 and August 11.
Once again, the key links are:
- Last Updated: 12 July 2019 12 July 2019
Photo Group General Meeting
Monday, August 5, 2019
Digital Composition Challenge
Challenge Topic: Using Point of View
Judge: John Grusd
John Grusd on Facebook;
Meeting Host: Hutch
Scheduled Presentation: TBD
Note: The maximum digital image resolution for competitions is 1400 x 1280 pixels (width x height).
Thousand Oaks Library
- Last Updated: 07 July 2019 07 July 2019
Wings Over Camarillo
Saturday, August 17 at Camarillo Airport
“Wings Over Camarillo” is an exciting, local Air Show and Car Show. Start the day by getting close of photos of a variety of aircraft and cars followed by a great lineup of performances in the air. General information regarding the event can be found at https://wingsovercamarillo.com/. Hutch Hutchison will hold Q&A session in our seating area for all members interested about an hour before the afternoon flight performances. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Preferred parking will provide close access to our meetup location, easy access to store and retrieve equipment as needed and quick departure at the end of the show. Detailed information on when and where to meet, what to bring and shooting tips can be found at https://www.digitaldaydreaming.com/blog/2019/6/airshow. An article Hutch wrote on “Photographing Airshows” can also be found at https://www.digitaldaydreaming.com/psa_airshow.pdf.
Directions to Wings Over Camarillow and other information specific to this field trip can be found at https://www.digitaldaydreaming.com/blog/2019/6/airshow and our site.