May 2023 Meeting with Richard Wong: Developing Portfolio Themes

We invite all members of the Sierra Club San Diego’s Photo Section to our May 2023 online meeting with photographer Richard Wong and his talk about Developing Portfolio Themes. 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.

Developing Portfolio Themes

In this presentation, Richard will share several different portfolio themes that he has been developing over the past 20 years. Featuring dozens of images ranging from dramatic landscapes to abstract patterns, he will reveal his thought process during the creation of these images, and the stories behind them.

About Richard

Photographer Richard Wong
Photographer Richard Wong


A California native, Richard was born and raised in Southern California. His eventual photographic interests were shaped at an early age by family trips along the California Coast and Canadian Rockies. Though he had always enjoyed looking at landscape photography, he didn’t take an interest in photography until in college.

Richard started off using print and slide film, but quickly took to digital photography and hasn’t looked back since. His main interests are landscape and nature photography. Favorite subjects consists of trees and anything with water. He has been photographing for more than 20 years at this point and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two young children.
Find him online at and subscribe to his Facebook page at



Here are a few of Richard’s 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 who kindly support us, 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 wish to 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, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 1.45 p.m. PST opening of meeting (please join early if you never used Zoom before!)
    2 p.m. PST 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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