About The PSOC

D. Anderson

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.

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PSOC Information

PSOC Membership

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.

Questions About Membership Membership Application


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.

Carpooling Map

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2024 Field Trips

Please be advised that Field Trip flyers are published in the prior month's Newsletter.
Field Trips are subject to change without notice.

Jan 27th

Nethercutt Museum Flyer

The Nethercutt Museum and Nethercutt Collection (Sat)

Feb 25th

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia & Oceanside Flyer

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia & Oceanside (Sun)

March 23nd

Down Town Los Angeles Via Blue Line Flyer

Down Town Los Angeles Via Blue Line (Sat)

April 15th

Huntington Library & Gardens Flyer Santa Barbara Flyer

Huntington Library & Gardens (Wed)
April 11-14 – Over night Field Trip to Santa Barbara

May 18th

San Joaquin Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

San Joaquin Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary (Sat)

June 12th

Sherman Library & Gardens Flyer

Sherman Library & Gardens (Wed)

July 20th

PSOC Picnic Flyer

PSOC Picnic (Sat)

August 25th

San Juan Capistran Flyer

San Juan Capistrano (Sun)

September Field Trip will be August 31st

Civil War Reenact Flyer

Huntington Beach Civil War Reenact. (Sat)

Oct 20th

Old Towne San Diego Flyer Angels Camp Flyer

Old Towne San Diego (Sun)
Over Night Oct 10th thru 13th Angels Camp

Nov 13th

Laguna Beach & Crystal Cove Flyer

Laguna Beach & Crystal Cove (Wed)

Dec 5th

Party Flyer

PSOC Holiday Party

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