january 2017

Photographic Society of Orange County Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 6-10pm
in conjunction with Santa Ana Art Walk

Exhibit Dates: January 7 - 28, 2017


The Photographic Society of Orange County (PSOC) is based in Fountain Valley, CA. We are a member organization that is open to the public.

Our members range from amateur to professional - all have a passion for photography. We provide the opportunity for members to learn more about camera functionality, photo composition and techniques, and post production photo processing from our guest presenters and critiquers, and fellow members.

Our goal is to have fun while seeking to develop our creative potential as photographers. We have a relaxed and supportive culture which is not competitive. We are a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

Our club sponsors one show each year for our members to exhibit their favorite images in a public venue. We schedule monthly field trips to places in the Southern California area and plan two extended overnight field trips each year to special locations which provide a photographic experience. Each year, we also host an annual picnic in July and a holiday party in December.

The PSOC is a place for novice to advanced photographers to be able to exchange ideas, improve their photography, and enjoy relationships with others who share their passion for photography. PSOC is not a competitive club. It is more of a social club with all the members having a common interest – photography. 

We welcome you to become involved with our photo club.

Kurt Bayless. PSOCPresident



Thank you to all the photographers who submitted work for adjudication into the Photographic Society of Orange County exhibition. It was evident that a great deal of time and energy went into your art practice. There was a wide variety of subject matter and technique. I was impressed seeing such a professional level of presentation in the sizing, matting and framing.

It was great to so many serious black and white entries as well as the color images. I enjoyed looking closely and carefully at each submission. Craftsmanship, creativity and technical skill were considered, but the content or conceptual strength of the piece was the most important. Does the piece speak to the viewer. Was there a message, symbol, mood, or statement being made?

Unfortunately, due to space constraints, we had to eliminate some of the entries. Of course, this is the hardest part of the job, as every artist deserves to have their work presented to the public. I would encourage everyone to keep making their photographic art. Never give up believing in yourself. Continue to submit your work to shows. Sometimes a piece rejected at one show will win a first place at another show. Listen to your own voice as the process of adjudication is very subjective.

Congratulations to those photographers whose work was chosen for exhibition.

Robin Repp

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