We invite all members of the Sierra Club San Diego’s Photo Section to our November 2021 online meeting with photographer G Dan Mitchell and his presentation “Street Photography — A Landscape Photographer Goes Rogue.” Meeting date and time are at the end of this invitation. Please continue reading if you’re interested.
Street Photography — A Landscape Photographer Goes Rogue
It might seem surprising that a longtime landscape photographer might also be passionate about urban street photography, but perhaps it isn’t as big of a stretch as you might think. Photographer G Dan Mitchell talks about how he approaches street photography, shares tips and techniques for the genre, and explains how it connects with other kinds of photography.
G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer and visual opportunist whose subjects include the Pacific coast, the redwoods, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California deserts, the American Southwest, wildlife, urban landscapes, night photography, travel photography, and street photography.
He exhibits, sells prints, licenses photographs, and writes on photographic subjects. His photography has been in exhibits at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, the annual Yosemite Renaissance exhibition, the Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco ArtSpan Open Studios (with the night photography group Studio Nocturne SF), The Stellar Gallery, and other locations including public and private facilities in Death Valley National Park, the Carmel area, San Francisco, Chicago, and in Europe and Australia.
His photographs appear in books and magazines, and he presents talks on photographic subjects. He was a Yosemite Renaissance artist-in-residence in Yosemite National Park in 2018, and a show featuring work from the residency was presented at Gallery Five in the spring and summer of that year. Since 2011 he has photographed with the members of the “First Light” group in the Sierra Nevada backcountry.
Mitchell has had a prolific online presence since the late 1990s. He has shared daily photographs with commentary at his website (www.gdanmitchell.com) for fifteen years. He is active on social media as “gdanmitchell,” and he founded the 8,500-member “Sierra Nevada: Photographs From The Range Of Light” Facebook community.
Mitchell is the author of California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra (Heyday Books, Berkeley), 2015.
Visit his website at www.gdanmitchell.com
Here are a few example photos from the presentation:
After the main presentation, we’ll take a short break before we continue with our MemberShare.
Photos 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:
- Send up to five photos via Dropbox file request.
- Check our guide on image sizes, JPEG quality, file naming, metadata
- Prepare to speak no more than 10-20 seconds on each photo
- We expect technically solid photographic work
- Deadline for MemberShare submissions: Friday, November 19, 6pm
- Nameplates: feel free to include a vertical orientation 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.
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, November 20, 2021
- 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!