Fun with your Camera

March collage

Collage of images from different makers.

Presidents Corner:

Our March 7th meeting will be an opportunity to share your pictures and get feedback on them. There are many opinions on what makes a great photograph. At the February meeting Tom Ganner shared with us many good tips to help make your photos better. The feedback will done in a constructive manner. We will discuss some of the elements that make the photos stand out or not. We are here to encourage the makers to share their work and passion for making photographs but to also learn from others how they may improve their results.

We are accepting submissions as either prints from 5×7 up through 16×20 at the meeting or electronically by email until 9am March 7th. If submitting by email please include information about the photo such as the maker’s name & title and send them to The number of submissions allowed three per maker and can be in any form or combination of forms. Any subject matter will be accepted. Submitted prints may be matted or framed if you so choose.

There are 2 prizes that will be awarded, $20 Gift Certificates to Casey’s Steak & BBQ house. To win yo must be an active China Lake Photographic Society member.

On display will be a variety of prints done on different surfaces. The surfaces include traditional photographic paper, inkjet media of different surfaces, canvas, and metal. Theses are being shown to show what can be done to display and showcase your own photographs of importance.

The meeting and program will begin at 7PM at the Maturango Museum. The doors will open at 6:45PM. The meeting is open to anyone and there is no charge for admission, however donations are accepted to help defray the museum use cost . For more information about this program or the China Lake Photographic Society please contact either Helen Jackson at 760-375-2773 or Francois Clement at 760-301-6828.


Robert Shaw Book Inventory

This post is made on behalf of Robert Shaw, a local photography enthusiast, that is making available for purchase from his personal library of books related to photography.

The following are the 20 titles in my collection of diverse photography-related books, which I am hoping to sell as a single batch to any camera buff interested in purchasing them. All are in acceptable condition, most are in excellent condition; a few are like new. Alphabetical by title. If you’re interested please contact me directly by email.

  • Ancestral Dialogs: The Photographs of Albert Chong 1994
  • Close to Home: Seven Documentary Photographers 1989
  • Cycles, A Decade of Photographs, Judith Golden 1988
  • Don Worth: Photographs 1955-1985, Friends of Photography 1986
  • Eikoh Hosoe, Friends of Photography 1986
  • EW 100: Centennial Essays in Honor of Edward Weston, Friends of Photography 1986
  • Landscapes from the Middle of the World, Frank Gohlke 1988
  • Lorna Simpson, Deborah Willis 1992
  • Mario Giacomelli, Friends of Photography 1983
  • Mary Ellen Marks: Photographs of Missions of Charity 1985
  • Nicholas Nixon: Photographs from One Year 1983
  • Night Walk, Michael Kenna 1988
  • Of Time and Place, Walker Evans & William Christenberry 1990
  • Optiks, Zeke Berman 1991
  • Postures, Marsha Burns 1982
  • Roy DeCarava: Photographs, ed. James Alinder
  • The Contact Print, James Alinder 1982
  • Todd Walker: Photographs 1985
  • Toward a Truer Life: Photographs of of China 1980-90, Reagan Louie
  • Weighing the Planets, Olivia Parker 1987