march 2020

Volume 5, Number 3

Jeffry Booher, Editor In Chief

I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs―Wayne Miller

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Angela Andrieux

While most of us have had (or will have) our artwork hanging on the distinguished walls of the Photographic Arts Building, some members are working hard to share their work in the community as well. They are putting themselves, and their artwork out there in galleries, art shows and international competitions.

Support your friends. Listen to their ideas. Goto their events. Share their posts. Celebrate their victories and remind them of their importance after their failures.

A little support can go a very long way in someone’s life

When one of our members succeeds, it is cause to celebrate! I’d like to suggest that we all take the time to support our fellow artists and celebrate their victories with them. I can say from my personal experience that some of the best moments in an artist’s reception is when my friends show up! It means the world to me that they took time out of their day to come check out my show.

I know it is easy to get wrapped up in our own artistic works, not to mention the rigor of daily life, but if you can take the time out to go to fellow club members’ shows I can guarantee they’ll appreciate it! Let’s lift up our fellow artists!

If your work is being shown in a gallery or other venue, let me know so I can add it to the Newsletter and our Facebook Events calendar. We want to celebrate with you!

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in memorium

Bill Rehm

It is with a heavy heart that we are reporting the sad news that fellow Darkroomer, Bill Rehm, passed away earlier this week.

Bill was a gentle soul. And, if you did not know who he was, that was by design. You see Bill was an extremely quiet and revered man who simply aspired to be a great photographer. He worked tirelessly to be as creative as he could be and always challenged himself to learn new creative skills.

Bill was married to Joan Everds and the two of them worked lovingly together, sharing their passion for photography and learning how to be creative. They were each other's inspiration―which you could tell from the work they contributed to the club.

Bill Rehm

Bill and Joan were lifelong friends, having met in high school, but they did not marry until 2012―after Joan suffered the loss of her husband, Jack. Before moving to California, and marrying Joan, Bill was one of the nation's foremost experts in the field of oil drilling. He had honorary degrees from 2 universities, wrote several books, and had 43 patents. And, although he was not much of a photographer before the two met, he learned the hobby quickly and enjoyed spending time with Joan―traveling and photographing the world. Bill and Joan made it a point of making photography an important part of their everyday lives and the focal point of their every expedition.

Bill passed away Monday with Joan by his side. He was 91.

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This month we have Gene WIld and Lois Fong-Sakai swing by to tell us what is new this year at the San Diego County Fair's Exhibition of Photography.

Gene and Lois are going to be talking about what's new this year and answering any questions you might have about entering your work for competition. If you are new to San Diego or new to competitive exhibits then you should check this out.

This will be a well attended event as we will be offering this event though our social media partners

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Joshua Tree Milky Way by Melanie Plummer

Each year we take two overnight trips. These are major productions. Planning takes a lot of effort by volunteers who plan the trips. These folks do everything from planning meals to getting deals and arranging guided tours. This is one of the benefits of your membership.

This year our Spring Spectacular is a trip to Joshua Tree National Park during the month of March. You can expect great weather with some interesting clouds for sunsets and winter water for reflections. You can trust that the schedule will be action packed and brutal as the days are short but we plan for fun and great photos. The fun starts on March 11th but you need to start booking your hotel rooms now. This is a 4 day off-road adventure so let Angela or Jeff know if you plan to attend so your name can be added to the list.

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Mount Rushmore by Jeff Booher

We begin 2020 with the First Quarter totally Out of Focus. Most of us take at least one out of focus photo a day and now is your chance to make good use of it and we think you will all be winners... But, in case you are just so good that your photos always have sharp, critical focus, there is the camera blur feature in Photoshop or you can just setup for a long exposure, click the shutter and toss your camera onto the bed and see what happens...

Out of Focus is the theme and the competition takes place on April 29th at 7P.

Photos you enter into the Quarterly Competitions must have been taken during the quarter they were entered. This means they must have EXIF data that shows they were taken during 2020...

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Larry Vogel

Our Judge for March is Larry Vogel. Larry has been involved in photography since 1976 and, in recent years, has become a multi-talented artist using several mediums to pursue and express his creative explorations, including, photography, ceramics, painting and sculpture. He was awarded a photographic scholarship from The Friends of Photography for the Ansel Adams Photography Workshops in 1983, which was one of the last workshops actually taught by Ansel himself.

Larry's work has been on exhibit nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite, California, the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California, and the Africus, Johannesburg Biennale in 1997.

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Angela Andrieux, President •Lisa Miller, Secretary•Osia Strasner, Treasurer



Jeff Booher, Melanie Plummer