- Last Updated: 25 October 2019 25 October 2019
You may become a member of the Thousand Oak Photo Group. Membership fees are $36 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. For more details, see our complete Membership Information page.
- Last Updated: 14 July 2020 14 July 2020
July Digital Photo Competition Results Posted
|Our judge for July, John Grusd provided a description of what he will be looking for in this month's judging:
TOPG July Assignment – “SPORTS!” by John Grusd.
Digital Composition Challenge (Assigned Category)
Assigned Topic: Sports
Judge: John Grusd (Bio and Background)
The results are now online. See John Grusd's comments and scores for the June Photo Competition.
- Last Updated: 28 July 2020 28 July 2020
TOPG Scavenger Hunt
Let’s have some fun and do a Photography Scavenger Hunt. There will be no judging, no critiques and no awards. This is just for fun and it should improve our photography skills too. There are 5 photography subjects for us to photograph and post on the Thousand Oaks Photo Group Facebook page between August 1st and August 25th. There are no limits on post processing. Get as creative as you want. And there are no limits on the number of photos you post or how often you post as long as it’s between August 1st and August 25th. You can photograph all 5 subjects or only 1 subject or any number in between. The idea is to encourage everyone to get out their camera and do some photography during Covid-19 stay at home. With that in mind, all 5 subjects are something that can be found at home, so you don’t have to venture out if you don’t want to. Don’t go through your photography library and find photos that fit the subjects. Instead, make new photos of these 5 subjects. The idea is to get everyone actively shooting now.
When you post your photos, please make sure to hashtag them with the subject of that photo. Here are the 5 subjects:
Now let’s start having some fun. Remember to post your photos to the Thousand Oaks Photo Group Facebook page.
- Last Updated: 26 July 2020 26 July 2020
TOPG Webinar Series - Online via Zoom
Monday, August 10 at 7:30 PM
Add this event to your calendar (includes link information)
Host: Paul Abravaya
Downloads: No downlloads have been provided at this time.
Details: Paul Abravaya will provide tips on the basics of bird photography. Bird Photography is a sub-category of wildlife photography; but because birds tend to be very small and move quickly, Paul will provide tips and suggestions for successful shooting of our fine feathered friends. Topics include: where to find birds, equipment, camera settings, and local spots for shooting. Sample photos of local birds will be shown from hummers to hawks.
We will start promptly at 7:30 PM, so suggest you join the webinar a few minutes before. TOPG does NOT provide Zoom technical support. We so strongly suggest you try and work with Zoom a little ahead of time if you are not familiar with it. Although not a requirement, your Zoom experience work better if install the Zoom app on your computer ahead of time. This is easy to do by downloading their app and setting up an account. For information about using Zoom, read our Zoom Videoconferencing Guide.
- Last Updated: 05 June 2020 05 June 2020
2020 S4C International Circuit
The S4C International Circuit Photo Exhibition is now open for submission. This year, submitted images will be judged in two separate photo competitions, "Golden Sands" and "Whispering Palms."
You get two chances at acceptances and awards for each image your submit. You can submit images for consideration in up to 8 categories: General Color, Creative Color, General Monochrome, Monochrome Olden Times (Theme), Nature General, Wildlife, Photojournalism General and Human Interest.
The costs of entering is minimal: $10 (exhibition fee) plus $5 per section. You can enter up to 4 images in each section. So, for $50 you can enter 32 images into two photo competitions. That's 64 chances for recognition.
The deadline for entry is September 14, 2020
For more information and to enter the circuit, see the S4C International Circuit Website: https://www.s4c-ex.org/
TOPG Going Online During Coronavirus Closures
We are now functioning in a virtual environment. Photo competitions are digital only, and we present webinars and presentations via Zoom. New activities are always happening. Be sure to check out the online activities listed below.
Questions? Please feel free to contact any Board member via our Contact Us Form.