Welcome to the Photo Collective
The Photo Collective is a group of photographers of various levels of expertise and training located in or near Stanislaus County, California. The group is self-funding and open to all who are interested in enhancing their photographic skill and knowledge. The purpose of the group is to promote photography as an art form. In pursuit of this goal the members work together to organize photographic exhibits, workshops, and seminars within the community. Members also enjoy getting out to photograph together during organized photography trips and learning from one another during print reviews and programs during our monthly meetings.
2018 Meeting Schedule
Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month. See the calendar above for the next regular monthly meeting date.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Stonebridge Apartments Club House
2800 Braden Ave
Modesto, CA 95356
Meet in the clubhouse just to the left of the pool as you make your way from the guest parking area.
Location by courtesy of Gary Hunter.
Phone: Edward (209) 541-1815
Need a little help finding the meeting? Click here to view the next meeting location on Google Maps.
You are invited to join us for our monthly meeting.
Dues are due in June. They are $30, and can be made either via cash or check (leave the “TO” portion of a check blank until you talk to Janelle). The online payment system is up on this site, which allows you to use a credit card or PayPal.
We are introducing a quarterly photography assignment in which the members are free to create images on their own and at their convenience over the course of a few months on a particular subject. This will allow members to create a portfolio of images based on the assigned subject that is completely different from one another, something that is difficult to do when taking a group trip where everyone is lined up side-by-side taking the same image at the same time in the same conditions. At the end of the quarter, we will have a print night to showcase the work of each member that participated in the assignment. Interpret the subject as you see fit, travel by yourself, or go with a few other members. Try to get all your images during a single trip or go back every day; it’s completely up to you.
Manfrotto School of Excellence Columnist Edward Mendes
Photo Collective member Edward Mendes is a columnist for the Manfrotto's School of Excellence blog. Manfrotto is the world's leading distributor of professional tripod including the Bogan brand. The Manfrotto's School of Excellence blog features columns by leading photographers across many fields. You can read Edward's column on the Manfrotto School of Xcellence's website.