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


Next Meeting

Quality HDR Photography - By Peter Thoeny

This event will be held  Tuesday, May 02, 2017   7:00PM to 9:30PM
Location:  ROLCC - 1177 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054.


HDR photographer Peter Thoeny will introduce you to the world of HDR (high dynamic range) photography. Peter strives to create HDR processed images that tell a story, evoke emotions, have an artistic touch, and look natural. He loves to travel and is fascinated with photography since leaving Switzerland for Japan. He learned to compose when he created charcoal drawings and paintings while visiting Italy and other places in Europe. Currently Peter lives in the Silicon Valley, and is an instructor at the Digital Photo Academy in San Francisco.

Peter publishes his HDR photography work at





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.

In this talk you will learn:

- Basic concepts of HDR
- Dynamic range of human eye, camera sensor, screens and print
- When to use and when not to use HDR processing
- Bracketed exposures, night exposures for HDR
- Camera sensor and HDR
- Hands on HDR processing from RAW image(s) to final image
- Compare good and “overcooked” HDR processing
- See sample quality images for inspiration





Overcoming Snapshot Photography: How to make your photography improve from typical to extraordinary

- By Ken Fong

This event will be held  Tuesday, Jun 06, 2017   7:00PM to 9:30PM
Location:  ROLCC - 1177 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

Have you recently spent a fortune on a digital camera and/or lens only to notice that the resulting photos were not that much different than the smartphone photographs being posted on places like Facebook or Instagram?  Does it seem like the ONLY difference between those smartphone images and yours is that you paid hundreds of dollars more for your equipment?  If your photography does not cause a viewer to pause, you are not making a good photograph...it is just one snapshot among millions of others.
Smartphone (aka computational) photography is improving by leaps and bounds; however, there is a lot of creative power in the traditional camera that can make your images get noticed.  And most of us are not using this creative power!

Join landscape photographer and travel guide Ken Fong share how he overcame many of these struggles to eventually reach his current creative stride.  Ken's down-to-earth style of teaching and humor will encourage the struggling artist to know that they are not alone.  Ken will provide an overview and demonstration of some relatively simple and practical solutions to overcome the roadblocks we face in becoming stronger composers.


Ken Fong is a passionate landscape photographer who loves to share his experience and knowledge with others through professionally-coached classes and workshops in Iceland as well as on the California Coast.  Ken's experience with photography began in the days of film photography, covering 35mm, medium and large formats, as well as traditional darkroom processing and print making.  Today, Ken has embraced digital photography and post-processing while still respecting and employing some of those "old school" techniques.  Ken's strengths are as a photographic scout, where he is always eager to seek unique perspectives and compositions in familiar and unfamiliar locations.  As a guide for his business kenfongphotojourneys.com, Ken enjoys taking clients to his favorite places so that they may experience the transformation of ordinary scenery into extraordinary and memorable art.

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.


My talk will cover:
- how I overcame some of my hurdles as a struggling composer to achieve the look I have today...what others can learn from my history
- an overview of the tools and techniques that are available for most landscape situations to create photography that stands out
- why "less is more" when it comes to creativity
(if you have more topics that you would like for me to cover within the given amount of time, please send me suggestions.)


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May 02 with Peter Thoeny: Quality HDR Photography

Jun 06 with Ken Fong: Overcoming Snapshot Photography: How to make your photography improve from typical to extraordinary


April 04 with David Coleman: Street Photography

March 07 with Rick Whitacre: Night and Astro-Landscape Photography

Feb 10/11 with Don MacGregor: Environmental Portraiture

Jan. 10 with Stanley Chang: Smartphone Photography

Nov. 1 with Ricky Pan: Minimalist Photography

Sep. 30 and Oct 1st with Scott Robert Lim: Big Boy Lighting on a Dime, Two days workshop

Sep. 6 with Ken Fong: Cracking the Code of Landscape Composition

June 7, 2016 with Steve Kurtz, The Dynamic Landscape

May 3, 2016, Portrait Images Competition Night

April 2, 2016 Glamor Portrait Shoot at Private House

Mar. 1, 2016 with Rudy Pollak
Finish What You Started

Feb 6, 2016 with Hanson Fong
All About Looking Good, All-day workshop

Feb. 2, 2016 with Hanson Fong
Good Enough is NOT Good Enough

Newsletter 2016


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Contact Us

Phone:  1-408-567-0877

Email: apply@101photoclub.com

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


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