Monthly TOPG Meetings

General Photo Group meetings are typically conducted monthly on the first Monday of each Month. Meetings consist of presentations, a review of past and upcoming events. Photo competitions are also conducted monthly according to guidelines described on our Photo Challenges Page.  

Monthly Meeting Information:

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:

Grant R. Brimhall Library (Thousand Oaks Library)
Marvin E. Smith Community Room
1401 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks CA 91362

Park in the library parking lot. Use the main entrance. Enter the glass doors and immediately turn left. The meeting room is on the right.

In the event that our normal meeting days falls on a public holiday, or if the library has a scheduling conflict, our monthly meeting will be rescheduled. In the event of a schedule change, we will publish updated meeting information as soon as it becomes available. 

Steering Committee and Board of Directors Meeting

The Photo Group Steering Committee and Board of Directors meets monthly for planning purposes. The Steering Committee and Board of Directors Meetings are open to all club members. Your inputs and participation are what keeps TOPG running.

Time:

6:00pm – 7:30pm, Photo Steering Committee
7:30pm – 8:00pm, Board of Directors (as necessary)

Location

Goebel Senior Adult Center
Foothill Lupine Room
1385 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

 

Landscape Photography Special Interest Group

37Open Kit Wang 1 A New DayThe Thousand Oaks Photo Group has started a special interest group (SIG) in Landscape Photography. The goals of this group will be to:

  • Share knowledge and experiences about Landscape Photography
  • Jointly improve our skills in this activity
  • Potentially plan and go on field trips together

This special interest group is open to all TOPG members.

Monthly Meeting Information:

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 (or 8:00) PM

Location: Goebel Adult Community Center

This is NOT a workshop, and you should not attend if that is your expectation. It’s a SIG or Study Group. ALL participants will be expected to contribute and do some of the work.
Agendas topics for the SIG’s meetings will be developed by the participants over time. Typical agenda topics could include:

  • Introductions
  • “How I Made This Image/Print”. One member will take 15 to 20 minutes and will show a print or computer image and discuss: (a) where taken; (b) why you were interested in that location; (c) how you go there, time, date; (c) camera setup; and (d) post.
  • Moderated Q&A, open discussion
  • Other topics of interest

The Landscape Photography SIG is led by Pete Scifres. For more information contact Pete at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Photo Group General Meeting
Monday, January 7, 2019

Print Competition
Challenge Topic: Hands
Judge: Gary Moss (https://garymossphotography.com/)

Meeting Host: Steve Friedman
Scheduled Presentation: "Using Light" by Nancy Lehrer

As always, digital photo entries must be received by NOON two days before the meeting. Digital images must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To ensure that your entry is eligible, review the Rules and Guidelines for submitting entries for the Print Competition night, which can be found in “Contests and Challenges.” Files must be labeled according to Print Competition rules. Prints should be brought in at least 15-minutes before the meeting to ensure they are properly registered and posted on the display wall.

Note: The maximum digital image resolution for competitions is 1400 x 1280 pixels (width x height).

Thousand Oaks Library
6:00 PM

Landscape Photography Special Interest Group
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

13Assigned Roy Patience 1 Mesquite DunesThe Landscape Photography Special Interest Group (SIG) has been extended into 2019. It's not too late to become a member of this group. Come see what it's all about.

The Landscape Photography SIG meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Goebel Adult Community Center. For more details about this group, refer to the Landscape Photography SIG description article.

Scheduled Topics:

  • How I Made this Image: Roy Patience
  • Light panel displays for landscape illumination: Steve Friedman

Goebel Adult Community Center
6:30 PM

Photo Group General Meeting
Monday, February 4

Digital Composition Challenge
Challenge Topic: Using Light
Judge: Robert Fields (https://www.robertfields.com)

Meeting Host: Roy Patience
Scheduled Presentation: TBD

As always, digital photo entries must be received by NOON two days before the meeting. Digital images must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To ensure that your entry is eligible, review the Rules and Guidelines for submitting entries for the Digital Composition Challenge night, which can be found in “Contests and Challenges.” Files must be labeled according to Digital Composition Challenge rules.

Note: The maximum digital image resolution for competitions is 1400 x 1280 pixels (width x height).

Thousand Oaks Library
6:00 PM

Landscape Photography Special Interest Group
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

03Larry White 1 Dune Walker

The Landscape Photography Special Interest Group (SIG) meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Goebel Adult Community Center. For more details about this group, refer to the Landscape Photography SIG description article.

Scheduled Topics:

  • How I Made this Image: Larry White

Goebel Adult Community Center
6:30 PM

Photo Group General Meeting
Monday, March 4, 2019

Print Competition
Challenge Topic: Crystal and Glass
Judge: Donna Granata

Meeting Host: Mike Reyburn
Scheduled Presentation: TBD

As always, digital photo entries must be received by NOON two days before the meeting. Digital images must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To ensure that your entry is eligible, review the Rules and Guidelines for submitting entries for the Print Competition night, which can be found in “Contests and Challenges.” Files must be labeled according to Print Competition rules. Prints should be brought in at least 15-minutes before the meeting to ensure they are properly registered and posted on the display wall.

Note: The maximum digital image resolution for competitions is 1400 x 1280 pixels (width x height).

Thousand Oaks Library
6:00 PM

Landscape Photography Special Interest Group
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

02Pete Scifres 1 Red Rundle

The Landscape Photography Special Interest Group (SIG) meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Goebel Adult Community Center. For more details about this group, refer to the Landscape Photography SIG description article.

Scheduled Topics:

  • How I Made this Image: Pete Scifres

Goebel Adult Community Center
6:30 PM

Landscape Photography Special Interest Group
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

36Open Steve Friedman 1 Clearing Storm over Convict Lake

The Landscape Photography Special Interest Group (SIG) meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Goebel Adult Community Center. For more details about this group, refer to the Landscape Photography SIG description article.

Scheduled Topics:

  • How I Made this Image: Steve Friedman

Goebel Adult Community Center
6:30 PM