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, 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.

Time:

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

Location

Goebel Senior Adult Center
Chaparral Card Room
1385 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

 

TOPG's Special Interest Groups

37Open Kit Wang 1 A New DayCurrently, the Thousand Oaks Photo Group has two Special Interest Groups or "SIGs," one specializing in Landscape Photography and the other in Street Photography. The goals of both SIGs are quite similar:

  • Share knowledge and experiences the particular area of interest or specialization
  • Jointly improve our skills in this activity
  • Potentially plan and go on field trips together

TOPG SIGs are NOT workshops, and you should not attend these meetings if that is your expectation.A SIG is a focus or study group focusing on a particular topic. ALL participants will be expected to contribute and do some of the work to support the growth and maturation of the group. Agenda topics for each SIG’s meetings will be developed by the participants over time. 

TOPG Special Interest Groups are open to all TOPG members.

For specific Information about each of our Special Interest Groups, please refer to the detailed description for each SIG:

Street Photography Special Interest Group
in Old Town Pasadena
February 1, 2020, 3:00 PM

OldTownPasadenaThe TOPG Street Photography Special Interest Group will be doing a Street Photography field trip to Old Town Pasadena. We will meet at 3:00 PM and shoot until sometime after 5:18 PM (sunset) This will allow us to shoot with late afternoon sun and night lights. Bring your favorite street camera with a 50mm or 35mm fixed lens, or a zoom set to that range.

Meet at the Cheesecake Factory at 3:00 PM (there is plenty of parking in the local area; 55 miles from central Thousand Oaks area - see map). The cheesecake Factory is located at 2 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, the corner of W. Colorado Blvd. and Fair Oaks Ave. After the photography we may eat at one of the local dining establishments.

Directions and a map can be found at our meetup 200x100px site.

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Photo Group General Meeting
Monday, February 3, 2020

Print Competition
Challenge Topic: Red
Judge: Paul and Nancy Speaker (Co-Judges)
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Meeting Host: Carl Volpe
Scheduled Presentation: TBD

Digital photo entries must be received by MIDNIGHT, five 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