About The PSOC
History of the PSOC
The PSOC was started in 1992 by Leroy Hannon and Martha Blake. They took a photography class at Cypress College and decided to form the club in order to stay connected through photography. Initially, there were approximately seven members, but that grew steadily to about 60 Members. At that point, Member Will Abbott created the club's first website. This website helped the PSOC grow to almost 200 Members. The club gradually changed its focus from film to digital images, while continuing the format of monthly field trips, assignments and supportive critique designed for learning and improvement. The once a month meeting was augmented in 2011 with the addition of a second meeting called the Educational Network S (LENS) meeting. Throughout the years, Members such as Mike Whitmore, Kurt Bayless, Connie Terry, Charlie Hunt, Dan Anderson, Deborah Anne Konyak, and many others, have contributed as dedicated volunteers to keep the club's learning and social culture its focus.
Throughout our history, emphasis has been on learning and perfecting our craft while enjoying friendships with other photographers.
PSOC General Meetings
Meeting times: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
“Refreshments are served prior to the meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The meetings are held at The Fount church campus at 18225 Bushard in Fountain Valley (link to map).
Membership is open to anyone interested in photography. All are welcome. Current membership includes a range of experience that includes both beginners to the hobby and also working professionals.
Membership dues are $40 per calendar year ($50 for a couple/family), payable in January. Dues for members who join after June 1st are $20/$25 for that year only. Members who join after October 31 can pay $40/$50 full-year dues and it will carry them over for the entire subsequent year.
Membership details are available at link.
FIELD TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES
The club has a one-day field trip each month to a location selected for photographic potential. We also have two weekend field trips each year in the spring and fall (usually staying Thursday, Fri & Saturday nights). The locations for these weekend trips can be as close as San Diego or as far away as the east coast. Field trip locations and all activities are published in the newsletter and on the annual calendar. (go to calendar).
Carpooling is encouraged as a way for members to get to know each other better.