Next Meeting - October 23, 2017

The Photography of Burning Man
by Douglas Hooper

October 23, 2017 6:15 P.M


Club president Douglas Hooper will share photographs and stories from his participation in the Burning Man festival, an event held once a year where tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to celebrate community, art, and self-reliance.

Douglas as attended Burning Man every year since 1999 and has been selected as a member of the official Photo Documentation team four times (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2014).  Every year during B Man, Douglas contributes to the celebration by giving away his prints. “I walk or bike up to strangers, take out my stack of about 25 4x6’s, offer them and say pick out your favorite and keep it.  People love this.  It’s a wonderful way to have a pleasant social interaction any time I want.”

Douglas Hooper is an accomplished professional, beginning his career in the San Francisco bay area shooting hundreds of weddings and portraits before the age of digital cameras.  He currently teaches photography at the adult school level and has facilitated workshops on a variety of topics.  His presentation is certain to be entertaining and informative.

During the second half of the meeting, club members will showcase their photographs for critique.  Categories for submitted photos include: black & white, color, nature/landscapes, nature/wildlife, travel, technical, photojournalism, people, and creative interpretation.

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

Member Photos Critique 7:45pm to 9pm