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.
2017 Meeting Schedule
December is the Photo Collective Annual Christmas Party
When: Saturday, December 10th
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Rob Bearden's Residence
(Wharf Drive) 13600 Yosemite Blvd, Waterford
You are invited to join us for our Annual Christmas Party.
You enter through a gated community so will need to punch in code 6148 for Rob to open the gate when you arrive. Rob's property is on Wharf Drive which is in the back of the gated subdivision. Once through the gate, you can find Rob's home by taking the 1st left followed by the 1st right, then the 1st left and finally the 2nd right.
Please RSVP to Rob, firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 556-2441.
Rob will provide plates, cups, etc. He will also have punch.
We will be having our annual portfolio exchange during the party. To participate you simply pick one of your favorite images and print an 8x10 for each of the other people participating. So, if 10 others are participating in the exchange you'll come with 9 prints (you don't need to give yourself one). The idea of the exchange is that at evenings end, each person participating will go home with a portfolio of images from the other group members. 11 members at the last meeting said they would be participating in the exchange. If you did not come to the meeting and would like to participate please let Ed, (209) 541-1815, know so he can update everyone, otherwise no one will make the correct number of prints.
Phone: (209) 556-2441
Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month. September will be a little different. The next regular monthly meeting is Thursday, February 2nd, 2017.
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.
Annual Photography Show
2017 Photo Collective
Annual Members' Photography Show
1402 I Street (Corner of 14th and I streets)
Regular Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
Show Dates: February 1-28, 2017
Artists' Reception: February 18th, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.
Admittance is Free
The 2017 Photo Collective Show at McHenry Museum is part of the larger FotoMODESTO event taking place during February 2017 which will have 22 exhibits at 22 venues throughout Modesto.
There will be a grand opening of the FotoMODESTO event on Friday evening, February 3, 2017, at the Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J Street, Modesto,
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at which time the artists who have displayed their work around town will be introduced. There will also be the ongoing Third Thursday Art Walk on February 16th when most of the exhibiting venues will be open for you to stroll and view.
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.