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.
July is usually the Photo Collective Annual BBQ & Potluck. The BBQ for 2015 has been cancelled. Please, join us for our next monthly meeting instead.
Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month. The next regular monthly meeting is Thursday, August 6th, 2015.
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.
We will be sharing images from our quarterly assignment "Fire and/or Earth" in August.
Dues 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.
2015 Photo Collective Annual Members' Photography Show
Carnegie Art Center
250 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380
Show Dates: June 16th – August 9th 2015
Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Artists' Reception: June 16th. 5 - 7 pm
Admittance is Free
This year’s members' showcase will be taking place at the Carnegie Art Center in Turlock during the months of June through August.
Carnegie Article: The Show Opens
More information on the Carnegie Site
See the Annual Showcase Page for more details.
2014 Workshops by Edward Mendes
Photo Collective President Edward Mendes is an excellent instructor who holds photography workshops throughout the year. His workshops take place in wonderful locations such as Yosemite National Park, the Big Sur Coast, the Eastern Sierra's, Zion, and Grand Teton National Park. More information about all of Edward's workshops can be found on his website: www.edwardmendesphotography.com.
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.