January 2023 Meeting: Nick Becker – Through The Pinhole

We invite all members of the Sierra Club San Diego’s Photo Section to our January 2023 online meeting with nature photographer Nick Becker and his presentation: “Through The Pinhole: A Case Study in Experience-Driven Photography.” Meeting date and time are at the end of this invitation. Please continue reading if you’re interested.

The meeting invitation with the Zoom link will be sent to all 2023 members via email a few days ahead of the meeting. If you’d like to attend the online meeting, please join the SCPS or renew your membership. Here’s an overview of what’s included: Membership Benefits.

Through The Pinhole: A Case Study in Experience-Driven Photography

Pinhole cameras use nothing but a very tiny aperture to project an image onto a photographic medium. There is no lens, and the process of making an exposure is typically fully manual. This results in a simple and engaging creative experience.

In his presentation, Nick will talk about the role that pinhole photography has played in his journey from results-driven to experience-driven photography, and how this mindset shift has made his images (including his non-pinhole work) more personally meaningful.

About Nick

Photographer Nick Becker
Photographer Nick Becker

Nick Becker is a nature photographer and outdoor enthusiast who is particularly drawn to the small, quiet scenes in his local area. He is currently employed as a software engineer but escapes to nature (with or without a camera) as often as he can.

Formal training in computer science, linguistics, and cognitive science informs the perspectives he shares through his blog. His writing has also been featured in On Landscape magazine.

Nick currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

Find him online here:
Website: https://www.nbeckerphotography.com/
Newsletter: https://newsletter.nbeckerphotography.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nbeckerphoto/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nbeckerphoto 


Here are a few photos from the presentation:

Goodies for Members

After the presentation we will take a short break and then have a free drawing where members can win coupons from local businesses, a book from Rocky Nook, and more!


After the break and giveaways, we continue with our MemberShare. Each member gets to share up to five photos with the audience.

You could share your photos from our monthly activity, but they don’t have to be recent. SEND YOUR BEST PHOTOGRAPHS. For example, create a small series of five favorite images or a project, and share with others what your photographic interests are about.

Here’s a quick reminder of the guidelines and procedure:

To submit your images, simply click this button:


If you need help or if there’s anything unclear about this procedure, the Dropbox help article on file requests contains everything you need to know.

NOTE: Your photos are only shown during MemberShare and will be deleted afterwards. We do not keep copies. There is no need to watermark your photos. If you feel that you must add a logo or other overlay, please keep it small and unobtrusive.

When the MemberShare is especially popular, we may have to reduce the amount of images from each member. If that happens we will announce it before MemberShare begins, and hope for your understanding.

Meeting Date & Time

The Zoom link to join the meeting will be sent to members a few days ahead of the meeting, via our mailing list. If you never used Zoom before, you can download the client software here.

  • Date: Saturday, January 21, 2022
  • Time: 1.45 PM opening of meeting (please join early if you never used Zoom before!)
    2 PM start of meeting and main presentation
  • More information about our online meetings is here: Online Meetings

See you at the meeting!

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