We invite all Photo Section members to our November 2020 meeting with landscape and travel photographer Gary Crabbe of Enlightened Images. Please continue reading if you’re interested. Meeting date and time are at the end of this invitation.
Zen and the Art of Making Better Travel & Nature Images
So many of us love to travel the world and seek out new experiences. Whether we travel with a dedicated camera system or nothing more than our smart phone, most of us also enjoy taking pictures of these places and experiences. Too often, however, we rush around from place to place and the pictures we wind up taking fall far short of showing the wonder, beauty, and feelings we had at a particular place.
In his presentation, Gary will present both photographers and non-photographers alike with a new, more mindful approach to taking pictures. The program is packed with proven, valuable tips, practical information, useful insights, and positive motivation designed to improve their photography. In what Gary calls “Crafting a Visual Memory,” this non-technical program covers the often overlooked internal approach to how we can better use any camera to capture the people, places, and stories that fill our life. Attendees will be able to immediately implement many of these actionable tips and carry this easy to absorb information forward for many years to come and wherever they may roam.
Gary currently resides in Pleasant Hill, California, just outside San Francisco. Gary began taking pictures while attending Humboldt State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Social and Adolescent Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Directing, Acting, Writing, and Production for the Theater. His interest in photography began to grow after taking an elective class in Black & White, but he soon found his passion was the pursuit of color and form in nature.
After graduation, a twist of fate led Gary to the studio of World-Famous photographer Galen Rowell, where he managed the Stock Department of Mountain Light Photography for nine years. Known for his industry expertise and unwavering professionalism, Gary has worked with many of the world’s best-known advertising agencies, magazines, and publishers. He has been happy to offer his knowledge and opinions consulting with other photographers, and has been quoted several times in Photo District News, Wired Magazine, Mother Jones, and numerous other trade publications.
He currently has seven published books to his credit, including: The California Coast (2001; “Book-of-the-Year 2002” by the California Outdoor Travel Writers Association); Our San Francisco; Yosemite & The Eastern Sierra; Backroads of the California Wine Country; Backroads of the California Coast; Greetings from California; Legends, Landmarks & Lore of the Golden State and Photographing California; Volume 1 – North.
Gary started his photography business “Enlightened Images” in 1993 to handle the sale of his personal photography. His client and publication credits currently include the National Geographic Society, TIME Magazine, New York Times, Forbes Magazine, The North Face, Sunset, L.L. Bean, Subaru, Victoria’s Secret, Pacific Gas & Electric, Miramar Productions, Mirabella, BrownTrout Publishers, The Nature Conservancy, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and pro-bono work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Int’l Committee of Lawyers for Tibet.
His fine art photographic prints and murals are included in both private and corporate collections, and have been exhibited in numerous locations throughout the Bay Area. Gary has also conducted highly praised slide shows and workshops for groups like R.E.I., The Sierra Club, The Photographic Society of America, local camera clubs, and at Mountain Light. In addition to his Stock, Assignment, and Fine Art Photography, Gary offers a variety of other services, including Consulting, Photo-Editing, Photo Workshops, and Writing.
After the main presentation, we’ll take a short break before we continue with our MemberShare. Here’s a quick reminder of the guidelines and procedure:
- Send up to five photos via Dropbox file request.
- Please send only JPEG files, sRGB color space
- Minimum resolution: 1920 pixels wide or 1080 pixels high (whichever comes first)
- Prepare to speak no more than 10-20 seconds on each photo
- We’re a photo club – please share only your original photographs with us (no CGI, digital art, etc.)
- Deadline for MemberShare submissions: Friday, November 20th 2020, 6pm
- Nameplates: feel free to include a portrait format headshot with your photos
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.
Also, please do not wait until the very last minute to submit the photos you want to share. We need time to prepare the image presentation. 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
- Zoom Online Video Meeting (for members only)
- More information about our online meetings is here: Online Meetings
- If you never used Zoom before, you can download the client software here.
- Members will receive a link to join the meeting via email
- Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
- 1.30 PM opening of meeting (please join early if you never used Zoom before!)
- 2 PM start of meeting & main presentation
The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.
Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year. For more information, please visit our club calendar page.