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Sign up now for an all day seminar

The Joy of Nature Photography

with Eddie Soloway

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM -4:30 PM

San Leandro Library
300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA

This seminar will whole-heartedly dive into the interpretive landscape, celebrating the mindset of breaking out of your box, and making new photographs. Our day will swim in the creative, but honor the thoughtful.Get ready for a day to set you free, to shake you out of ruts, and charge you up to make new photographs, right now.

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Awards Lunch 2019

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Annual Awards Luncheon

Sunday February 24, 2019 from 11:30am to 3:30pm

At The Rossmoor Event Center

1021 Stanley Dollar Drive,Walnut Creek 94595

Enjoy a great meal, the best photographs of the year, and the fellowship of other photographers!

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N4C captures Second Place in the Photographic Society of America’s 2018 Council Challenge – Nature Division.

N4C captures Second Place in the Photographic Society of America’s 2018 Council Challenge – Nature Division.

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N4C Places 2nd in PSA 2018 Council Challenge – Nature

N4C racked up the second highest total point score in the Nature Division of the Photographic Society of America’s 2018 Council Challenge with 127 points. N4C came in 5th overall.

N4C also placed 4th in the Color Division and 7th in Monochrome.

PSA-member organizations that include several camera clubs; whether the group of clubs is called a Council, a Federation, or an Association, were all eligible to enter the annual PSA Councils Challenge.  Each “group” may enter ten digital images from ten different makers in each of the following sections: Color General (Open), Monochrome General (Open), and Nature General (Open). N4C submitted the images from the winners in our competitions.

Each section was judged separately. Individual winners in each section are selected. Organizations in each section are ranked. The scores for each section are tallied and an overall top scoring group is identified.

The New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) came in first in Nature with 129 points.

Other first place winners included Chicago Area Camera Clubs Organization (over-all), Southern California Camera Club Council (Color), and Chicago Area Camera Clubs Organization (Monochrome).


The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is a worldwide organization for anyone with an interest in photography. Founded in 1934, the Society is for casual shutterbugs, serious amateurs, and professional photographers.
PSA has members in over 80 countries. Individual and photo organization memberships offer a wide variety of services and activities: a monthly journal; online photo galleries; image evaluation; study groups; courses; competitions; an annual conference; opportunities for recognition of photographic achievement and service; and discounts on photography-related products and services.

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Sign up now for renowned landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant’s seminar
The Unseeing: Taking Photos with Attitude

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Andrew Carnegie Lecture Hall – San Leandro Library 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro

Sponsored by the Yerba Buena Chapter, Photographic Society of America

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Support Non-Profits thru “Pro Bono Photo”

Are you a photographer or videographer interested in applying your skills to help organizations that support social justice and the environment? Pro-Bono Photography is a clearinghouse that matches worthy organizations that need photo/videographic services to volunteer photographers and videographers who wish to donate their time and expertise.

Image by a Pro Bono Photo photographer

The next major event that Pro-Bono Photo is supporting is the Bay-area Women's Marches on January 20. Although enough people have now committed to cover the San Francisco and Oakland marches, videographers are still especially needed for the San Jose march.

Looking beyond January 20, Pro-Bono Photo averages four to five shoots per month throughout the Bay Area, ranging from marches and rallies, to board headshots, to gala fundraising events, to community meetings about housing issues.  See their website,, for more details. If this is of interest to you, please email Jack Owicki at

Photos/videos taken through Pro-Bono Photo remain the property of the photographer/videographer and can be used, for example, in camera club competition. One member photographed many events during 2017 for Pro-Bono Photo, starting with the 2017 Women's March, and entered several photos in Journalism and Pictorial.

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