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…

Our regular meeting is 1st Tuesday of each month 7:00-9:30pm at River of Life Christian Church, 1177 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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  2020 Events
  • Jan   7    Twenty Strategies in Composition - Mark Grzan           www.mgrzan.photography
  • Feb   4    Photographing the unseen: re-training your eyes for the photogenic - Ken Fong                 
  • Mar  3    Astro_Landscape Photography - Rick Whitacre              
  • Apr   7    Good Enough is NOT Good Enough - Hanson Fong                    
  • May  5    Using Photoshop to make Watercolor art - Eric Gray
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Submit your photo for 101 Photo Club Newsletter Q1 2020
(Closing date for submission: March 15, 2020)


Astro_Landscape Photography - Rick Whitacre

Location:  River of Life Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 
                  1177 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

When:  Tuesday.  March 3, 2020 from 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Astro-Landscape Photography

Astro-landscape photography is the art of combining land-based foreground elements with the moon, stars, planets, comets and other heavenly bodies to create compelling images. 
Most aspects of Astro-landscape photography will be covered in this talk, including photographing star-trails, the Milky Way, auroras, comets, eclipses, and much more. We will cover lens selection, camera settings, tips, and safety considerations. There will be many examples and plenty of time for questions. There will also be a show-and-tell of Rick's favorite equipment.


About Rick Whitacre

My passion is to create images that grab the viewer’s eye and compel them to explore the photographs in more detail. I try to express in my photographs the awe and inspiration I feel when viewing a scene. I love the outdoors, especially unspoiled wildernesses and specialize in scenes from the national and state parks. Recently, my work has expanded to include night and star photography to help convey the expanse and magnitude of our natural world.

I became interested in photography in 2009 while preparing for a trip to New Zealand. I began reading everything I could find on photography and began taking pictures whenever possible. I have taken several classes at West Valley Community College and participated in local workshops. I also joined the Los Gatos / Saratoga Camera Club and began competing in 2010.

I am a former President of the Los Gatos - Saratoga Camera Club and a member of Maverick Photographers, a group of documentary and fine art photographers in the Bay Area.

More info on my photos can be found here on flickr.

Visit https://www.whitacrephotography.com/


Admission is $25 at the door.  Free for 101 photo club members.
Pre-register [click here to register now] to receive a $5 discount on the admission fee.



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March 3 with Rick Whitacre: Astro_Landscape Photography

April 7 with Hanson Fong: Good Enough is NOT Good Enough


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




Good Enough is NOT Good Enough - Hanson Fong

Location:  River of Life Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 
                  1177 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

When:  Tuesday.  April 7, 2020 from 7:00PM - 9:30PM


Good Enough is NOT Good Enough

The key element to being a successful photographer is to make people look great.

He will share with you his perception in creating perfect photographic harmony by demonstrating how to use correct lighting, from natural to hot light to flash lighting.

A live demonstration of the Classic 10 poses that Hanson has mastered and pioneered will assist you in posing any person, regardless of weight and/or height. His technique will enable you to pose any family grouping, couple, or a bridal couple. 

In addition to hands on posing, Hanson will discuss lighting techniques. You will learn how to photograph under any lighting condition, indoors or outdoors, any place, anytime. His approach to finding the “light” is simple and uncomplicated. Proper lighting and posing will help you create highly desirable and timeless photographs. 

      Lights! Camera! Action! 

About Hanson Fong

Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding and portrait photographers in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Hanson has rightfully earned the Photographic Degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. He is currently a member of the prestigious Society of XXV. Hanson is also a proud member of Canon’s Explorers of Light.

Hanson’s photographic experience and educational credentials are unsurpassed. As an award winning photographer and instructor, Hanson is on the cutting edge of photography. His work sets the standard for photographers around the world.

Hanson regularly shares his techniques that apply to both fine art and classical photography. In his course, “Fong Shui, Harmonizing the Fine Art of Posing and Lighting” he demonstrates the Classic 10 Poses that he pioneered, flow posing, body shifting and facial analysis. Complimented with his animated personality, attendees enjoy live shooting demonstrations, hands on posing techniques, as well as large screen projections of his present and past work.

Hanson has lectured at every major school of photography across America and has been invited to speak at various national and international conventions. His work and talent are recognized throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has been displayed in the Hall of Fame, Epcot Center, and the ASP Traveling Loan. Hanson’s images have been seen in numerous publications including “American Photo,” “Bridal Guide,” “Popular Photography,” “Rangefnder,” “Studio Photography,” and “Professional Photographer.” The quality of his work is reflected in the aesthetic appeal found in each of his photographs.

"Once you go with Fong, you won’t go Wrong"

Visit https://hansonfong.smugmug.com/

Admission is $25 at the door.  Free for 101 photo club members.
Pre-register [click here to register now] to receive a $5 discount on the admission fee.


Using Photoshop to make Watercolor art - Eric Gray

Location:  River of Life Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 
                  1177 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

When:  Tuesday.  May 5, 2020 from 7:00PM - 9:30PM

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