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.

COMMUNICATE * INSPIRE * SERVE * GROW

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                     
  • Apr   7    Good Enough is NOT Good Enough - Hanson Fong                    
  • May  5    Using Photoshop to make Watercolor art - Eric Gray
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(Closing date for submission: March 15, 2020)

 


Photographing the unseen: re-training your eyes for the photogenic - Ken Fong

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

When:  Tuesday.  February 4, 2020 from 7:00PM - 9:30PM

 

Photographing the unseen: re-training your eyes for the photogenic

Most of us grew up with photography habits to document a memory or interesting subject.  But our lifelong habits of capturing “pretty things” can actually prevent us from seeing photogenic elements, which are often “not pretty” to our untrained eyes.  Photogenic elements may not be pretty individually, but when used in conjunction with other photogenic elements, make for more compelling compositions.  The most photogenic elements are often the most overlooked objects, causing students to miss out on some very strong compositions.  It is the goal of every artist to intentionally lead their viewers through composition.

In this seminar, Ken will share some of his most valuable lessons learned on how to move from a “documentation” style of photography, to a more creative style with stronger composition.  Ken will display some of his most recent work with stories, while explaining his thoughts to help you plan, capture, and process your next masterpiece.

About Ken Fong

Ken was a student of (film) photography and art dating back to High School, where he spent a lot of time in a dark room.  In 2015, Ken retired from his Finance job to pursue his passion for both capturing and teaching landscape photography.  His digital post-processing style still reflects the methods learned from the dark room.  Ken currently leads photographic composition workshops in California, Iceland, Hawaii, and Japan.  More recently, Ken taught photography at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.   Ken has received various top awards from Viewbug and has been featured by National Geographic Magazine.  
His most recent work can always be seen at https://500px.com/kenfong
While his self-curated work can be seen at https://www.kenfongphotojourneys.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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UPCOMING MEETINGS

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

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

PAST MEETINGS

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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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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