101 Photo Club

Welcome to 101 Photo Club. Formed in January, 2016, the club is a group of professionals and amateurs that networks on a regular basis to learn and improve the craft of photography and to engage commercial photography.

We appreciate photography as an art.
We communicate ideas through photography.
We network to inspire each other.
We use photography to serve the community.
We grow together.


Membership Benefits
  • Monthly networking event
  • Educational seminar by renowned photographers
  • Photography outings and glamour model shoots
  • Portfolio showcase on Club’s website
  • Exhibits at public venues
  • Photo competitions
  • 30% discount on Workshop fees
  • 10% discount on Photography Class fees

And many more…

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  2023 Events
  • Aug (8/5-8/26) Sat.     Smartphone Photography Class
  • Sep  (9/9-10/14) Sat.   Digital Photography Class

2020 Newsletter


Digital Photography - Beginner Class

When: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14
Time: Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: River of Life Christian Church 生命河靈糧堂
             1177 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

This course is an introduction to basic digital photography for those who like to advance their photography skill from a conventional point-and-shoot smart phone camera to a DSLR/Mirrorless or similar camera with interchangeable lenses.  In addition to giving lectures, the class will have images critiques to review students’ images taken during the week.  Also at the end of each class, either an indoor or outdoor outing photography event will be presented.

1.  Have a phone camera or a DSLR/Mirrorless similar camera with interchangeable lenses.
2.  Photo editing software.  Classroom demos will use Adobe Lightroom.
3.  Submit at least one photo weekly to Facebook. Instructor will review these images for everyone to comment during the class.

Course Agenda
1. Saturday -- 2:00-3:00pm Course Instrution
                       3:00-3:45pm Images Critique/ Q&A
                       4:00-Sunset  Photo Outing

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Photo Class for Members $70

Photo Class for Non-Members $80
($90 for Class + Membership)

Course Outline:
Week 1 (9/9): Gear Introduction and Basic Operation
Topic:  1.  What camera, lens and tripod to have
           2.   Know shooting in auto exposure and auto focus mode
           3.   Download photos from SD and mail
           4.   Auto focus mode operation

Goal:   Familiar with DSLR functions and taking photos from a DSLR camera in auto mode.
           Photo Critiques/Q&A

Week 2 (9/16): Aperture and Speed Priority Operation
Topics: 1.  Exposure triangle A, S and ISO
            2.  Exposure control. Exposure compensation. Read power meter and histogram
            3.  Review of Auto focus control in various auto focus mode and point selection
            4.  White balance, depth of field.

Goal:    Familiar A, S and ISO and shoot at Aperture, Shutter priority mode.
            Photo Critiques/Q&A/LR

Week 3 (9/23): Manual mode and Auto ISO mode Operation
Topics: 1.   Review exposure triangle A, S and ISO
            2.   Shoot at manual and auto ISO mode
            3.   Take sharp photos
            4.   Favorite lenses
            5.   Raw or JPEG

Goal:    Confident in shooting at Aperture, Shutter priority, manual or Auto ISO mode
            Photo Critiques/Q&A/LR

Week 4 (9/30): Post process and Digital Workflow
Topics: 1.   Introduce available photo editing software
            2.   Image files management
            3.   Lightroom and  digital workflow
            4.   Basic Photo editing skill
            5.   Photo editing guideline

Goal: Photo editing capability
         Photo Critiques/Q&A

Week 5 (10/07): Landscape Photography
Topics: 1.   The gear: lenses, filters, UV, polarizer, ND, GND, reverse GND
            2.   The settings, long exposure, manual focus
            3.   Composition

Goal: Take scenery photos in golden or blue hours.
         Photo Critiques/Q&A

Week 6 (10/14): Portrait Photography
Topics: 1.  The gear : lenses, reflector
            2.  The settings: A, S, M and ISO.
            3.  Basic lighting scheme in natural light or continuous light
            4.  Basic Pose

Goal: Know lighting pattern, pose guide line and take portrait with decent pose and exposure under natural or continuous light
         Photo Critiques/Q&A



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Sep 9/9-10/14 Digital Photography - Beginner Class



Aug 5-26 Smartphone Photography Class 

Nov 13 - 101PhotoClub Picnic and Photo Shoot

Oct 05 with Chao Feng: Nightscape Photography

Aug 17 with Steve Kozak: The Fine Art of Portrait Photography

Jun 01 with Jennifer Renwick:  Taking the Slow Approach 

July 06 with David Kingham: Don't Get the Blue Over Blue Skies

May 04 with Tony Sweet: Creative In-Camera FX

Apr 06 with Scott Robert Lim: Mastering Continuous Light

Mar 03 with Polina Plotnikova : Starting form a blank canvas

Feb 02 with Steve Kozak: The Heart and Craft of Photography

Jan 05 with Hazel Meredith: Working with Textures & Overlays

Nov 03 with Doug Bennett: Landscape Photography - Achieving Technical Excellence and Crafting Artistically Expressive Images

Oct 13 with Brent Russel Paull: American West Photo Safaris

Aug 11 with George Warren Ziegler:  Introduction to Infrared Photography 

July 21 with Chao Feng: Photo Retouch: Simple and Powerful Techniques

May 12 with Jack Ou: A Winter Wonderland: Banff National Park

Apr 14 with Eric Gray: Using Photoshop to make Watercolor Art

March 3 with Rick Whitacre: Astro_Landscape Photography

February 4 with Ken Fong: Photographing the unseen: re-training your eyes for the photogenic.

January 7 with Mark Grzan: Twenty Strategies in Composition

Octorber 1 with Serena Hartoog Capturing Color in Motion

September 3 with David Coleman: Visual Storytelling

Auguest 6 with John Gayler:  Icelandic Adventure 

July 9 with Jing Wee: Planning for Astrophotography

May 7 with Jeff Cable: Safari Photography

April 2 with Suzette Allen: Location Portraits and LIVE Portraits

March 5 with Yao-Pi Hsu: Creative Photography

February 12 with John Gayler: Travel Photography

January 8 with Jon Sun: Shooting Moments that Matter

December 1 & 8 with Master Paul Tsang: Lighting Workshop

Octorber 2 with Dr. Shinnan Kiang: Winter Photography

September 4 with QT Luong: Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America's National Parks

August 7 with Ken Fong: How I Apply Creative Workflow

July 10 with Rick Whitacre: Astro Landscape Photography

May 1 with Jeff Cable: Sports Photography

April 3 with Paul Tsan: Window lighting and poses for portrait

March 6 with Michael Gan: Regenerating the creative process through the power of intention

February 6 with Serena Hartoog: HDR in Travel Photography

January 9 with Rudy Pollak: See the Picture Before You Take the Picture


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Phone:  1-408-567-0877

Email: apply@101photoclub.com

Location: ROLCC
1177 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054   

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