Volume 4, Number 3
Jeffry Booher, Editor In Chief
Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field—Peter Adams
this just in...
I joined Darkroomers because I bought a camera and had no idea what to do with it. I had numerous resources available to me to learn how to use my camera from technical instruction to artistic compositing but, still, I did not have a clue what to photograph.
So I joined every photography Meetup group on the planet. I went on every outing that they offered and joined every waitlist out of frustration. I was still not getting the kind of guidance and connection that I needed.
Then I found Darkroomers.
Darkroomers is more than just an photographic expeditionary group. Darkroomers is a big bowl of camaraderie and mentorship with a side of expedition. Sure we all joined Darkroomers to become better photographers and go places. I did. But the sheer reason for the club's existence is to make friends with others who share our passion.
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While Darkroomers is a social club, it is staffed by volunteers. We ask for volunteers to bring in food, host the building and help us run our meetings. Several months after joining Darkroomers, I started realizing what the club could be—keep in mind the club was in a total disarray and on life support.
Soon it will be your turn to make a difference. Here are some ways you can make your mark...
At the first meeting in June we will be forming the committee which will determine the rules and categories for the Year End Competition. We are also establishing the planning committee for the Central Coast trip.
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The skies over the Eastern Sierras opened up and brought the crew some interesting backdrops for rocks and mountains but we first needed to live through the downpours which helped bring us drama—skies not seen since the Salton Sea trip.
Trips like these are about camaraderie and those who made the journey now share a common bond. We made new friends and learned new secrets about our fellow clubmates.
We braved the local eateries and watched our speed. We traversed narrow, winding roads through the mountains with steep cliffs on one side and rocky mountains on the other... We waited out the rain and made friends with the locals. Then we found snow.
If you missed it then you missed out
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Our next overnight trip is scheduled for mid October when the club heads up the coast for a little mid-continent incontinence... We are still looking for help planning the trip so if you have planning skills or trip ideas then send the details to email@example.com.
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This month Luci Dumas stops by the Darkroom to talk about turning your hobby into a lucrative industry with her talk on Creativity into Cash.
Luci started her photography career after many years pursuing photography as an art. She runs her photography business out of a historical South Park bungalow. Her passion is portrait photography and she has run a successful portrait photography business for 35 years.
Luci specializes in family photography but she also teaches and mentors both aspiring and working photographers on creating a business of their own.
If you are ready to grow, increase your confidence, and have way more fun in your business, I am ready to help. I would love to support your success!
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Darkroomers is taking a break from the indoors and going on an expedition to capture the serene scenes of the streets of San Diego. If you have yet to find any good photos for the quarterly theme, City Street Scenes, then this trip is for you.
On Saturday, June 29th, we will meet at 8am in front of the Marriott Marquis for a fun and exciting trip led by one of our newest Darkroomers, Lisa Miller.