SOPA is the gathering place for Rogue Valley amateur photographers since 1961. Meetings are open to the public and all skill levels are invited. All that is needed to join is an interest in photography. We have Black & White and Color Print Divisions as well as a Projected Image Division ( Digital Images). Digital photography is active and growing. There is a place for any photographer here.

There are two meetings each month on the first and second Tuesdays. The first meeting is devoted to the exhibition, judging, and critique of prints and projected images. The prints are in four categories including large and small monochrome and color images. The projected images are in two categories, an assigned subject and an open category. The projected images are submitted via email to a digital administrator prior to the meeting. The second meeting, is educational and usually an invited guest speaker presents an educational talk or shows an exceptional group of images.Join the program presenter for dinner at the Twin Creeks dinning room, each second Tuesday of the month . All SOPA members are invited to dine with us at 5:30 pm. The dinner costs $11 (no gratuities, please). It's a great opportunity to visit with the presenter and other club members, and enjoy great food ordered from an extensive menu. For reservations, call Twin Creeks at (541)-664-8880. Also, we are limited to 12 reservations, so to get one call in early, at least a week early is recommended. Payment for the dinner is required if a reservation is made, whether one attends or not.

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The meeting is open to the public. There is plenty of free parking. There will be refreshments served after the program, which is expected to run from 30 to 45 minutes.

Bring along your photographs or submit some digital images for judging. New members are welcome.

For basic and advanced classes in photography, do not forget David Vanderlip

On Tuesday, April 8, Sean Bagshaw will be our guest speaker. He's a professional photographer and excellent teacher.