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Welcome to the Nevada County Camera Club
Next Meeting - February 27, 2017


Guest speaker for the first half of the meeting (we start at: 6:15pm):

The Art of the Critique

Inspired by our member-wide Camera Club questionnaire responses

Douglas Hooper

February 27, 2017 6:15 P.M.

Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley

The Presentation:

“Critiques are one of the most valuable ways to grow as a photographer, but also are some of the most challenging,” stated Douglas Hooper, President of the Nevada County Camera Club. “A critique, by its very nature, tells us what we did wrong. It can feel harsh and overly subjective. Our hope for this presentation is to share techniques that will make a critique seem less critical and more educational - helping both the critics as well as the submitting photographers,” said Hooper. During the first part of our meeting, Hooper will present how to critique a colleague's work, giving photographers recommendations on ways to improve their photos while sharing respect and appreciation for what the photographer aims to convey.



Hooper, with 38 years of experience as a professional photographer, will share his insights on critiques; illustrating how to provide advice in a nonthreatening way and focusing on the basic elements of composition, lighting, focus and post-processing suggestions. Hooper, originally from the Bay Area, has won many awards for his photography including first place at the KVIE Art Auction in 2002 as well as in shows in Roseville and Nevada County. As a commercial photographer, he has photographed 321 weddings and products for scores of catalogs. He was on the Board of Directors for the Peninsula Advertising Photographer’s Association (PAPA) and was an official photographer to Burning Man for four years. He has taught a variety of photography classes for Sierra College, Placer School for Adults, the Learning Exchange and others. In 2000, he was one of the first local instructors to teach digital photography.

 Member Photos Critique, David Wong 7:45pm to 9pm :

This evening's Critic: David Wong, Past President of the Club

David Wong’s photographs have won numerous awards, have been exhibited in New York and are currently on display in California galleries. His photography and video clients have included Joseph Bidden, Barbara Boxer, SHAPE headquarters at NATO, the Karalinska Istitute in Stockholm, and Stanford University. Wong has been a photography instructor locally, in overseas workshops, and during summer programs at Vassar College in New York. He has had the good fortune to count John Sexton and Ted Orland, two of Ansel Adams assistants, as teachers and photographers that have critiqued his work.


Our guest speaker and critic for January was Jerry Berry


Previously, Maude Pervere, November's guest speaker:


A blog she is in: f8 don't wait http://www.f8dontwait.com/p/maude-pervere.html/


2016 - 2017 Executive Board
Elected Officers  
President Douglas Hooper
Vice President Jim Bair
Treasurer John Coltart
Secretary Laura Greenman
President Emeritus David Wong
Committee Chairs
Membership Mark Triolo
Program Jim Bair
Publicity Ann Westling
Audio Systems Peter Mason
Refreshments Janet Peters
Video Systems Dave Arstein
Webmaster Ed Rotberg
Website Management Dave Arstein
Workshops Dave McLellan
Assigned Subjects
Soft Curves