Welcome to the Photo Collective Website!
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.
Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month. The next regular monthly meeting is Thursday, November 6th, 2014.
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.
The November meeting will feature a print sharing for the program. Bring prints or a flash drive with your files.
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.
This year’s Photo Collective Christmas Party will be at Rob Bearden’s place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 starting at 6 p.m. Bring your meat of choice to BBQ and a side dish or dessert to share with the group. Rob will provide punch and the club will provide wine. If you would like anything else to drink feel free to bring what you’d like.
Also, we’ll be having a portfolio gift exchange again this year so start the decision making process of which image you’d like to make for the other members. We’ll get an official count of the number of members wishing to participate in the exchange at the November meeting. If you’re not familiar with the portfolio exchange it’s pretty simple. You pick an image you would like to give and make enough 8x10 or 8x12 prints for each person participating in the exchange. At the end of the evening you’ll have a print from each member…your very own portfolio of members' work.
Photography Assignments: #1 Alcatraz
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. The first assignment is… Alcatraz! 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. We’ll showcase our images at the February meeting.
2015 Photo Collective Annual Members' Photography Show
Carnegie Art Center
250 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380
Tentative Show Dates: June 17th – August 8th 2015
Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Artists' Reception: TBA
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.
See the Annual Showcase Page for more details.
Photo Collective Members do well at annual InFocus show!
The annual InFocus photography show is one of the highlights of the year, focusing solely on the art of photography the show draws entries from around the state and showcases some of the best photographic art the area has to offer. The Photo Collective was well represented in this years show with many members having work accepted, winning awards and even selling a bit.
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.