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
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, typically on the 3rd Monday of the month, 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. In 2019, the following dates have been reserved for Steering Committee meetings: January 21, February 19, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21 and November 18. There is no Steering Committee Meeting scheduled in December.
6:00pm – 7:30pm, Photo Steering Committee
7:30pm – 8:00pm, Board of Directors (as necessary)
Goebel Senior Adult Center
Chaparral Card Room
1385 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Landscape Photography Special Interest Group
The 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:
- “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
Take Control of Your Flash
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Our Innagural Program Meeting
Presentation by Hutch Hutchison
Take Control of Your Flash: Most photographers just put a flash on their camera when the scene gets too dark and expect everything to just work as normal, but it seldom does. Hutch Hutchison will present a program on the basic principles of light, open the door to how to creatively control your flash under different situations and demonstrate an inexpensive home studio setup. All active members of TOPG are invited to attend.
Thursday, February 21st, 6:00 -8:15 PM
Thousand Oaks Goebel Center
Special Note: February 21st marks the inaugural Program-Only Meeting for our group! With increased image critique participation there is not enough time to have a long Program during our usual meeting. We are adding a second meeting each month to give time for a long program or two short programs. Next month our own Hutch Hutchison will be presenting.
Photo Group General Meeting
Monday, March 4, 2019
Challenge Topic: Crystal and Glass
Judge: Donna Granata
Meeting Host: Mike Reyburn
Scheduled Presentation: TBD
Note: The maximum digital image resolution for competitions is 1400 x 1280 pixels (width x height).
Thousand Oaks Library