September 2023 Meeting: Color Management 101 with John Watts

We invite all members of the Sierra Club San Diego’s Photo Section to our September 2023 online meeting with fine art printer John Watts and his Color Management 101 workshop. 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.

Color Management 101

Proper Color Management allows you to accurately reproduce what you see on your monitor in printed form. John will show you the 3 steps to successful Color Management and how to implement these into your post-processing workflow, in a style that even the most die-hard “non-techie” can enjoy and understand.

About John

John Watts from Watts Digital Imaging in San Diego is a photographic post-processing specialist who’s been privileged over the last 35+ years to work in printing partnership with some of the world’s finest photographers, both professional and serious amateur.

John’s motto is, “You take the perfect shot, & I’ll help you get the absolute most out of it – your printer or mine”.

John has now taken that expertise and applied it to the world of Digital Imaging Education, particularly as it relates to Photoshop, Digital Printing and Color Management for Photographers.

His seminars and Meetups are widely attended, and always fun & educational. John is also a frequent judge for many prestigious photo contests, including the San Diego County Fair Photo Exhibition and the Orange County Fair Photo Exhibition.

You can find out more about John and his products & services at his website:

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, September 16, 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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