Volume 4, Number 5
Jeffry Booher, Editor In Chief
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes―Abraham Lincoln
this just in...
A few weeks ago, I created a group on Facebook exclusively for the Members of Darkroomers Photographic Club. Over the years I have used Facebook to build a community and promote our brand with the use of a Facebook Page. While our official brand page has been highly successful, it does not afford us the opportunity to send messages to each other, promote our own work, share our thoughts and broadcast information about the club. Nor will it allow us to control who can see what information. A group will let us do all of those things so I created the group. I urge you all to join.
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I have posted a survey to our Facebook group about whether or not you are planning to attend our Central Coast trip. So far the response has been underwhelming. I wonder if that is primarily due to the lack of participation in the group or are that many of you really not that interested in going? If there is something that we can do to make the trip better then please post a comment to the survey. If you plan or do not plan to go on the trip, then it would help us to know. Make your voice heard.
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on the road again
Most of the time, this column is reserved for me to talk about how great I am but our August Exhibition will mark Drema's last visit to the Darkroom so I wanted to reserve a few column inches to talk about how great Drema is.
In short order, Drema has accomplished more photographic achievements than anyone I know. She has become Darkroomers flagship photographer―winning numerous awards in Interclub, Darkroomers, Poly Photo and at the San Diego County Fair. She has served as Darkroomers Treasurer and, most recently, President of the club. She has also served as the club's Interclub Director so she has served the club well.
Drema has mentored a few folks to become better photographers and she critiqued the work of most of us. I know the quality of the work the club produces is going to suffer without her―as will our interclub entries. But, most of all I know the club is going to miss having Drema around―I know I will. I also know that Drema will continue to improve her photography and I know she will travel to the edge of the earth looking for The Shot. I wish her well as she moves to the next level. Goodspeed, Drema!
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Darkroomers is heading up to the Central Coast area (SLO, Pismo, and beyond...). The trip is being planned by Jeff and Angela for October 17-20 for 4 action packed days and every day will be brimming with fun and exciting things. The trip will feature Lighthouses, Wineries, Piers, Tidepools, Rock Formations, and really good food. Really good food... If you have been On Location with Darkroomers in the past, you are well aware that we generally go places where food is an afterthought by the people who build the towns we visit. This trip, however, will feature some five star eateries (well, 2 stars at a minimum) and, good news, there are no Denny's anywhere near the circuit. No offense to anyone who likes Denny's...
The planning committee is looking for a nose-count because one of the excursions will require that we pay per member and that cost will come from our club sponsorship revenue so it will cost you nothing but you must be a member in order to attend. This is a good reason to become a member...
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lights, camera, action...
The month of August kicks off our Action and Adventure series for Darkroomers starting with a killer presentation by local Sports Photographer, Roy Ang. Roy shoots with a lot of interesting gear so be ready take notes and be schooled on some of the latest and greatest gear for Action Photography plus he has some cool stuff to give away...
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dog on it
Team Crazee will be back in town on August 10th at 8am in Imperial Beach. This is probably the most fun you will have during the Dog Daze of Summer. Tanya will be hosting Darkroomers on Location at this fun-filled event and she hopes to see you all out Getting the Shot!