PSA Yerba Buena Chapter

ABOUT US

The Yerba Buena Chapter of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) was founded in 1973 by Joseph P. Fallon, Jr. to bring closer ties with PSA into the Bay Area.  It comprises all PSA members in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Membership in the Yerba Buena Chapter is free of charge.

Our purpose is to provide additional educational opportunities to photographers, whether PSA members or not, and to spread the word about our parent organization, PSA. To that end we sponsor two all-day Chapter programs during the year, featuring either well-known photographers or special hands-on workshops, which are always well attended. The fee structure is generally modest, and less for PSA members than non-members. Presenters of some of our past programs include Sam Abell, Huntington Witherill, André Gallant, Gary Crabbe, Brenda Tharp, Jeremy Sutton, and Steve Traudt. We also hold Judges Seminars, including one run in spring 2013 with the purpose of attracting new judges for the local club level, which was very successful.

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The PSA Star.


© Richard Martin 2015



Yerba Buena Sponsors

an All-Day Seminar with
Richard Martin
Saturday, June 13, 2015
at the Andrew Carnegie Lecture Hall
San Leandro Library
300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro

Richard Martin is a talented, well-known Canadian photographer, who was last sponsored by a local photography organization in 2004.
In his philosophy, a moment of discovery becomes a moment of rediscovery when the subject is viewed through his lens. The quality of light plays an important role in his image making, with its capacity to transform the commonplace into the poetic and render the real as mystical and surreal. Moving beyond literal representation, he views line and shape in a highly graphic manner, with a fascination for the dramatic effects of light and shadow on form. His approach to photography is simple — to value the unexpected and remain open to new ideas and exploring new directions.
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JOIN US FOR RICHARD MARTIN WHO IS ONE OF NORTH AMERICA'S  BEST PRESENTERS OF COMPOSITION AND THE USE OF COLOR AND LIGHT
JUNE 13, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Richard will inspire us to go out and look at our world in an entire new manner.  He will open our eyes to a different way of viewing photography. Guaranteed!

© Richard Martin 2015

© Richard Martin 2015


© Richard Martin 2015

MENTOR JUDGES STILL AVAILABLE FOR THOSE
WISHING TO BECOME JUDGES

  

Although it has been over a year since the Judges Seminar led by Jon Fishbach, the PSA Education Chairman, was completed, it is always possible to become an N4C judge. Without the formal seminar, judge wannabees should seek guidance in N4C's Judges Manual which is available on their website. Individual topics in the Manual can be reached directly by clicking on the titles below:
      Pictorial
     
Nature
      Travel
      Journalism
      Creative

Additionally, a number of the Judging Mentors are still willing to work with incipient judges to get them started. The list is below.
ages, and more.

MENTOR CONTACTS

For prospective judges still interested in mentoring, please contact the following in advance to make reservations via their email address!

Name of Mentor                Divisions                Address                                         E-Mail                     

Joan Field                          T, J, N, C               Danville                                        jfzgf@att.net

Dan Katzman                   Pictorial                   Clayton                                        dankatzman@yahoo.com

Claudia Peterson  
            P, N                         San Jose                                     cphotospeterson@earthlink.net
                                      
Barrie Bieler                      P, N, C                    Walnut Creek (Rossmoor)           barriebieler@gmail.com
                                    
Lois Shouse                    T, J, N, C                  Sunnyvale                                    bobloiss@comcast.net    

Joe Hearst
                      P, T, C                      Danville                                        joe@jhearst.com

Gene Morita                    Pictorial, Prints         San Rafael                                   etm@lvha.net
                                     
Burr Preston                   P, T, C, N, Prints        San Francisco                              burrpreston@copper.net

 
Alison Brooks                  Prints ,P, N, C            Hayward                                      alison_j_brooks@yahoo.com

                                       
Betty Toepfer                   All Categories         Meet at Saratoga Library              toepferb@aol.com

                                   
P = Pictorial; PR = Prints; T = Travel; J = Journalism, N = Nature; C = Creative; PI = all projected image divisions
        
                                   
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MENTOR CONTACTS

For prospective judges still interested in mentoring, please contact the following in advance to make reservations via their email address!

Name of Mentor                Divisions                Address                                         E-Mail                     

Joan Field                          T, J, N, C               Danville                                        jfzgf@att.net

Dan Katzman                   Pictorial                   Clayton                                        dankatzman@yahoo.com

Claudia Peterson  
            P, N                         San Jose                                     cphotospeterson@earthlink.net
                                      
Barrie Bieler                      P, N, C                    Walnut Creek (Rossmoor)           barriebieler@gmail.com
                                    
Lois Shouse                    T, J, N, C                  Sunnyvale                                    bobloiss@comcast.net    

Joe Hearst
                      P, T, C                      Danville                                        joe@jhearst.com

Gene Morita                    Pictorial, Prints         San Rafael                                   etm@lvha.net
                                     
Burr Preston                   P, T, C, N, Prints        San Francisco                              burrpreston@copper.net

 
Alison Brooks                  Prints ,P, N, C            Hayward                                      alison_j_brooks@yahoo.com

                                       
Betty Toepfer                   All Categories         Meet at Saratoga Library              toepferb@aol.com

                                   
P = Pictorial; PR = Prints; T = Travel; J = Journalism, N = Nature; C = Creative; PI = all projected image divisions
        
                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MENTOR JUDGES STILL AVAILABLE FOR THOSE
WISHING TO BECOME JUDGES

     Although it has been over a year since the Judges Seminar led by Jon Fishbach, the PSA Education Chairman, was completed, it is always possible to become an N4C judge.
Without the formal seminar, judge wannabees should seek guidance in N4C's Judges Manual which is available on their website. Individual topics in the Manual can be reached directly by clicking on the titles below:
      Pictorial
     
Nature
      Travel
      Journalism
      Creative
Fishbach's notes for the seminar begin on page 73.
Additionally, a number of the Judging Mentors are still willing to work with incipient judges to get them started. The list is below.

MENTOR CONTACTS

For prospective judges still interested in mentoring, please contact the following in advance to make reservations via their email address!

Name of Mentor                Divisions                Address                                         E-Mail                     

Joan Field                          T, J, N, C               Danville                                        jfzgf@att.net

Dan Katzman                   Pictorial                   Clayton                                        dankatzman@yahoo.com

Claudia Peterson  
            P, N                         San Jose                                     cphotospeterson@earthlink.net
                                      
Barrie Bieler                      P, N, C                    Walnut Creek (Rossmoor)           barriebieler@gmail.com
                                    
Lois Shouse                    T, J, N, C                  Sunnyvale                                    bobloiss@comcast.net    

Joe Hearst
                      P, T, C                      Danville                                        joe@jhearst.com

Gene Morita                    Pictorial, Prints         San Rafael                                   etm@lvha.net
                                     
Burr Preston                   P, T, C, N, Prints        San Francisco                              burrpreston@copper.net

 
Alison Brooks                  Prints ,P, N, C            Hayward                                      alison_j_brooks@yahoo.com

                                       
Betty Toepfer                   All Categories         Meet at Saratoga Library              toepferb@aol.com

                                   
P = Pictorial; PR = Prints; T = Travel; J = Journalism, N = Nature; C = Creative; PI = all projected image divisions
        
                                   
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