SBIPG

Santa Barbara International Photography Group

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Event Photography Volunteer Program (EPVP)

“Event Photography Volunteer Program/EPVP” is to provide SBJPG members multiple opportunities to photograph events as a professional event  photographer.  You might ask, “what if they cannot produce good usable images for whatever the purpose I needed these photos for?”  Do not worry, you are covered.  I will be there at your event* to oversee things as well as photograph your event. So you WILL get top notch event images, both fun and informational, of your party or anything you want us to document. I can deliver that to you and then some!  I’d like to call it a “Hands-On Photo Shoot Workshop” with what our world is offering, Life as an Event.  Are you going to have an event at your house, company, or anywhere for that matter which you’d like to photo-document for professional record and publication purposes, personal use, and/or as a gift?  I will come out (or send a team) to cover your event as an Event Photography Workshop with SBJPG’s advanced shooters whom I think just need to build confidence in shooting events; thus the “Event Photography Volunteer Program”.

The volunteers (workshop participants) will not only experience an actual photo shoot as if they were on their own at the event site (working with other photographers), but I would also make myself available to show them the ropes.  I will show them the “way of the event  photographer” as well as share my knowledge of photographing anything.

How do you go about doing this with SBJPG?   It’s as easy as juggling with two balls.  Just become a SBJPG member (it’s FREE!) and send us an email (info@sbjpg.com) about your event.  Give us the details of your event including location, time, dress code, number of guests, adult only or family event, stage issue, music-related, flash/non-flash, other photographers or videographers, etc. Also include a shot list (if you have any).  When your event is approved, a service agreement will need to be signed by the both parties. We will then discuss the logistics of the event date and the timeline and such :)

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:

– Get your event pictures taken at 75% Off Regular Event Photography Fee (small and local)*

– Get your final images delivered to you through an online image transfer bureau

– Get your online gallery for viewing and purchasing at later time for your guests

– Get your event photos turned into a moving picture show at 75% Off Regular Slideshow Production Fee  (Quicktime Movie/Slideshow)

– *we prefer small to medium sized local events for obvious reasons, but for destinations, please ask for a quote.

– traveling fee paid for photographers (if applicable)

– parking fee paid for photographers (if applicable)

– admission fee paid for photographers (if applicable)

– lunch and/or dinner provided/paid for photographers (if applicable)

– photo credit to: ©2011 SBJPG/shooter’s name

– photo usage rights are reserved for SBJPG, Shooters and the client for PROMOTIONAL PURPOSE ONLY.

– All(any) shooters of the event are encourage to come to a critique session scheduled for a later time.

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Images from / Easter Sunday Studio Session (Non-Easter-Themed)
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Images from / Full Moon April
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Images from / Thursday Night Mystery
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Images from / Wednesday Night Mystery
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Images from / Tuesday Night Mystery: Alycia
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Images from / Monday Night Mystery (turned into a Lighting Test)
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Images from / Blue Suns CD Cover Session w/Digital Darkroom Workshop
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Images from / Matt Cutting for Everyone
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SBJPG MONTHLY MEETING April
Images from / Monthly Meeting April (UPDATE – Monthly meeting April was lucky enough to visit Blue Suns for the 1st time, and this pushed right into a session. Talented young people.)
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Images from / Full Moon March (Rain)
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ALL THINGS JAPAN
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Images from / Voodoo Friday
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Images from / All Things Japan 02
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Images from / Womens Festival 2011 SAT
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Images from / Womens Festival 2011 FRI
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SBJPG MONTHLY MEETING – March
Martin, Marco / (Mark, Kelly No-show)
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Images from / Critique Session 001
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Images from / Roller Derby – Battles of the Saints
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Images from / Digital Darkroom 101-3R
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Images from / Walking (Japan Joint Workshop)
                              Walking (Updtate)
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Images from / Pictures for Lunch
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Digital Darkroom 101-3
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FASHION: Bridge to Nowhere
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Images from / Blue Background v.s. Blue Light
also Update
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Images from / Jewelry 101 – Table Top
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All Things Japan (2@new sponsors)
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Images from / Paparazzi Photojournalism (Fashion)
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Images from / One Saturday Afternoon
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Images from / Photographic Essay with Poster Making Workshop
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Images from / Friday Night Photoshop-ing
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Images from / Cutie Honey is Japanese Manga
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Images from / A Picture for Lunch
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SBJPG MONTHLY MEETING February
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Studio Headshot Glamour Lighting-002
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Images from / Lights, Camera, Action!
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Images from / Model Portfolio Workshop i
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Images from / PAL Grand Re-Opening (Police Activities League) ———————————————————————————————————-
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Digital Darkroom 101-1 (Lynn’s Album Making) (Lynn + Martin)
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Images from / Turn Of The Century
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Images from / SBJPG-JAPAN JOINT WORKSHOP: Reflection
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Images from / 1st Sunrise of the Year (Hatsuhinode)
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Images from / She’ll Die for True Love
also Update1
and Update2
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Images from / SBJPG/CIB DECEMBER WORKSHOP
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Images from / Not Just Another X’mas Party
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Images from / Friday Night Workshop – Hard Rock SB
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Images from / SB ZOO Snow Leopard Festival
also Update
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Images from / SBJPG/CIB NOVEMBER WORKSHOP
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Images from / Friday Night Workshop – Fabulous Chair
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Images from / Myth of Mermaid Revealed – Location Session
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Images from / Projection Photography Test Run
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Images from / Friday Night Studio Lighting for Fashionable Portrait
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Hot Ding Dong
New Models for SBIPG – update 1
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Images from / Still Life/Table Top/Food/Macro/Studio Photography
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Images from / THRILL THE WORLD – Michael Jackson’s Thriller Dance Off
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Images from / Glamour Lighting – Neo George Hurrell Style
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Images from / Get To Know Your Camera IV
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Images from / Lingerie Location
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Images from / Lingerie Studio
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Images from / Get To Know Your Camera III
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Images from / Back to School Vol.1 – Burlesque
Images from / Back to School Vol.1 Burlesque (Update 1)
Images from / Back to School Vol.1 – Burlesque (Update 2)
Images from / Back to School Vol.1 – Burlesque (Update 3)
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Images from / Seafood Festival
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Images from 5th Annual Classic Car Show (Extra to AIDS WALK 2010)

Well, we thought we were done with SBIPG workshop when we finished Pacific Pride Foundation’s AIDS WALK 2010, but Therese noticed there was another event going on just up the hill: 5th Annual Classic Car Show.  We had to go check it out.

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Images from Event Photography – Nicole Lovff CD Release Party

Being a samba dancer for Santa Barbara Solstice Parade wasn’t enough for Nicole Lvoff who just released her debut album “Here’s That Rainy Day”, and the CD Release Party at Soho Restaurant last night was packed with her friends and family with a special vocal appearance by Paul Christian Nguyen (it was also his singing career debut, and yet another samba dancer!!)  I had SBIPG workshop to go along with this party; practicing flash + ambient light combination shooting as well as learning how to deal with musicians and guests in a public events environment.

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Images from AIDS WALK 2010

Yet another beautiful Saturday morning in Santa Barbara: a perfect day to shoot an event at the beach as SBIPG‘s event photography workshop.  The subject (event): PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATIONS AIDS WALK 2010.  I used to shoot this event as a volunteer, but I combined with SBIPG workshop this year.

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Images from Full Moon September – Harvest Moon

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Images from Event Photography: Bread & Roses 2010

Yet another fabulous event Bread & Roses 2010 last Sunday at QAD Headquarter in Summerland, California.  It was also SBIPGs hands-on workshop of “Event Photography” which was equally successful as the event itself.  You guys had fun…uh, learned a lot, didn’t you boys?

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Images from Block Party at the Funk Zone

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Images from Studio Headshot Session with Glamour Lighting

Selected images from last night’s SBIPG Studio Session Series.

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Images from Mexican Independence Celebration

Today (9/16) was the bicentennial anniversary of Mexican independence and the centennial anniversary of the country’s revolution (September 16, 1810).  The celebration was held at Casa Dolores in downtown Santa Barbara early this evening and was also a part of SBIPG shoot out!

!Viva Mexico!

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 11 @11:00AM – 2:00PM – Yes I know, this is a super last minute notice for tomorrow Saturday September 11th. If anyone would like to join me for a little trip to Asia, please let me know. I will look for ya. Hai, Domo Arigato Mr. Robot.

Asian American Presidio Pastimes

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Full moon september

SEPTEMBER 23 @6:00PM – Yep, yet another full moon over Santa Barbara. Sunset is 6:54pm so we should be at location 6:00pm-ish, and standby for the Mister (or is it Ms.) Full Moon to show up. SB PIER is often good place to shoot, BUT if any of you know different places with kick-ass full moon rise & view, suggestions are all welcome. If not, good o’d SB Stearns Wharf or SBCC End Park overlooking SB Harbor. (9/23 SUNSET 6:54PM)

PREVIOUS FULL MOON SESSION

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BLOCK PARTY AT THE FUNK ZONE (MASON STREET)

SEPTEMBER 18 @ 5:00PM – Block Party at the Funk Zone (Mason Street)
Stateside Magazine is putting on a block party at Mason Street in the funk zone by the murals on Sat. Sept 18 from 2:00pm-10:00pm.  There will be music, miscellaneous entertainment, celebration of everything for everyone. Taking pix of (1) Murals and its Artist, (2) Musical Guests, (3) Other Entertainment, (4) General Public Party-Goers and (5) What else is there that look fun.
Couple of topics I want to cover this day will be “perspective control” (or rather ‘perspective manipulation’) to make whatever you are photographing look dynamite and get “wow” from viewers (or at least “veeeeery interesting”). Another topic is yes, the good o’l “Aperture and Shutter Speed, and What About ISO”. We will talk 15-30 minutes or so to talk about it, and then let’s put it to use and see if you get it. Even if you didn’t, don’t despair. We will do this again in next “Get To Know Your Camera” session. We should finish up with a cold one at near by Union AleBrewing Company.
PLEASE PRINT MODULES!!

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Standard Jazz Concert – Flash+Ambient Photography

Okay, so it’s tomorrow night and know what you need with you? Your camera of course, and a fast lens (I prefer wide and fixed aperture, but if you have a wide to telephoto zoom lens that is FAST, then you’d be happy as well), and a tripod as an option. If you have a tripod, you could have fun with longer exposure to see what it does to your shot in combination with flash (off or on camera). So I will see you guys at Soho tomorrow night!

Please contact me if you ANY questions!!!
805-637-0158

kenji@kenjiphotography.com

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Standard Jazz Concert – Flash+Ambient Photography

Standard Jazz Concert with Flash + Ambient Light Photography, then let’s get a glass of martini or something to finish up the evening.
Nicole Lvoff at Soho Nightclub
Monday July 26, 7:30pm @ Soho Nightclub

SBIPG / Standard Jazz Concert

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Food Photography – Japanese 01

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4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

4th of July Celebration and Fireworks (update)

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<UPDATE for Sushi Making & Sushi Shooting>

Food Photography – Japanese 01

Hi Nancy, Hi Henrik and Hi Gary,
Are we all ready for this coming Saturday’s Sushi making, Sushi shooting fun filled day?   Here’s the detail and payment information.

LOCATION:
The kitchen at the Unitarian Society Church
1535 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

TIME:
This Saturday (17th)10:30am – 12:30pm (Cooking & Shooting & Eating Sushi)

COST:
$55.00  Please send a check to:
Kenji (NOT Kenji Photography)
924 Anacapa Street  Suite 3A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
* Please make sure to arrive before Saturday.  Thank you!!!!

What you should bring:
– Your camera and a lens (Macro lens or Micro able lens)
– Tripod
– Flash (optional)

What I will have for you guys (photographically)
– Diffusers (for outdoor)
– Reflectors (white & black)
– Small Mirrors
– Colorful Chopsticks (BG)
– Small Bamboo Mats (BG)

For Sushi making, everything is there for you to play with so you don’t have to worry about anything.   Just come hungry!!

Okay, I will be in touch soon (by phone) and let us speak some Japanese!!  ARIGATO! (means ‘thank you’)
More later,
Kenji

Please contact me if you ANY questions!!!
805-637-0158
kenji@kenjiphotography.com

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<UPDATE for 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks>

UPDATE!!!
I just received a text message from our model saying, “I just made coolest pasties EVER!!!”. This is gonna be good.

<SHOOTING SCHEDULE> We will meet at the epicenter (launching spot of the fireworks) @5:00pm this afternoon, and we can; (1) make snap shots or (2) approach it in photojournalistic style. Approximately at 7:00pm, our model will show up for our photographic pleasure and shoot some and laugh some and wait for the fireworks @ 9:00pm.  During that time, I will go over how-to on Fireworks (Night Photography). Bring your tripod and somehow rig it where you can carry it around on your back so that you have both arms available to do whatever. If you don’t have one, well then, I will show you how to make it happen without having one (tho not recommendable but works if you know what you are doing…type of thing) PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR CELL # TO ME for smooth/last minute hookup. – Kenji 637-0158

Fireworks Launching Spot
On Westbeach across the street from Burton Mound Park which located on W.Cabrillo Blvd. next to Hotel Oceana.

Happy 4th of July, Shutterbugs!

Bring water, towel, snacks, or whole 4th of July munchies if you like :)

click to enlarge
On Westbeach across the street from Burton Mound Park which located on W.Cabrillo Blvd. next to Hotel Oceana.

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Announcing a new Meetup for SBIPG / Santa Barbara International Photography Group!

What: Food Photography – Japanese 01

When: Saturday, July 17, 2010 12:30 PM

Price: $65.00 per person

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Two Japanese Food Photography & Cooking Sessions

1) Sushi Making Like Japanese with Sushi Nihon 10:30am – 12:30pm
– Sushi shot. Two Parts. Rolls only
– Japanese Traditional Yukata Model (female)
$55.00

2) Family Bowl with Sea Weed with Kenji 12:30pm – 1:30pm
– Oyako Donburi (Family Bowl) shot
– Japanese Traditional Yukata Model (male)
$15.00

Photography Lessen & Cooking Lesson
(1) only = $55.00 photography fee with cooking lesson
(2) only = $15.00 photography fee with cooking lesson
(1) + (2) = $65.00 photography fee with cooking lesson

Cooking Lessen Only, No Photography Lesson
(1) only = $35.00 cooking lesson only
(2) only = $15.00 cooking lesson only
(1) + (2) = $45.00 cooking lesson only

BONUS: Photography Business Tips
– in a booklet format = $5.00
– in digital format = $2.50

Learn more here: WWW.MEETUP.COM

LINK: www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-International-Photography-Group/calendar/13990320/

LINK: SBIPG (Santa Barbara International Photography Group)

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<De Marcos Fashion Academy Fashion Show>

How do you shoot Fashion Runway? Come along and experience what to do and not to do. Ambient Light and/or Flash and/or Combination of both?
– Experience Fashion Runway and its Reception Party (Event Photography)
– Technical Assistant & Choice of Equipment
– Shoot from Designated Press Booth Area (Press Pass)
– Access to Backstage & Reception Party
– A Session Meeting prior to the event day
– Limited Number Workshop, so sign up NOW $55.00 per person
KENJI 805-637-0158 kenji@kenjiphotography.com
PLEASE PROVIDE ME YOUR CONTACT INFO

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<BLAST FROM THE PAST>

These previous SBIPG workshops are available to review at SBIPG site.

HOW TO SERIES: Orchid Show
Full Moon Me
Get To Know Your Camera & Prep
Carpinteria Seal Rookery and its vicinity
Orchid Show on Sat 3/13 & Sun 3/14
Get To Know Your Camera
FARMER’S MARKET TUESDAY – – (2 of 2 State Street/Old Town)
FARMER’S MARKET SATURDAY – (1 of 2 – Santa Barbara Street)
1st Sunrise of the Year (Hatsuhinode or Hatsuhino-de)
LOCATION SESSION (INTERNSHIP ONLY)
SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT (& VICINITY) CANCELED
SANTA BARBARA OVER VIEW FROM LOMA ALTA DRIVE (& VICINITY)
STUDIO SESSION (INTERNSHIP ONLY)
LOCATION/EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY
YACHT HARBOR SUNSET TIME (& VICINITY)
YACHT HARBOR MID-DAY FROM SBCC (& VICINITY)
SANTA BARBARA VIEW FROM THE PIER & DOLPHIN FOUNTAIN (& VICINITY) CANCELED
GOLETA BEACH SUNSET (& VICINITY) CANCELED
STUDIO SESSION (INTERNSHIP ONLY)
SANTA BARBARA MISSION (& VICINITY)
STUDIO SESSION (INTERNSHIP ONLY) CANCELED
ARCHITECTURE @ SUNSET (INTERNSHIP ONLY)
FARMER’S MARKET @ DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA (& VICINITY)
FULL MOON @ SHORELINE PARK (& VICINITY)
SB Triathlon SUNDAY
SB Triathlon SATURDAY

SB Triathlon FRIDAY (Pre-Event Informational Clinics) & Happy Hour
Night Photography III – Full Moon
Air Balloon Festival (Citrus Classic Balloon Festival)
Hiking, Music and Photos
Worldwide Photo Walk 2009 (2nd Annual)

Photojournalism, Snap Shots or Street Photography I (French Festival)
F-Stop and Shutter Speed and Oh My! (Unofficial Meetup)
Santa Barbara International Photography Group July Meetup

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