The VIEW Finder Sierra Club Photography Section

Next Meeting: Friday, January 11 at 7:00 PM Otto Center Auditorium, San Diego Zoo

"The Art of Bird Photography" Presented by Arthur Morris

More than 10,000 of internationally noted photographer Arthur Morris' spectacular images have appeared in books, magazines, advertisements, prestigious calendars, and on websites around the world. Mr. Morris has been a Canon contract photographer since 1995, one of their original Explorers of Light. He has hosted seven episodes of the Canon Photo Safari television show. An exhibit, entitled "On a Wing and a Prayer; The Migratory Birds of the Americas," features 64 of his images and will complete its year-long run at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. in April 2002.

While it is not difficult to simply take pictures of birds, creating artistic images that consistently elicit "oohs" and "aahs" from viewers is another story. Arthur will both show us and tell us how he does just that by taking into account composition, image design, and the quality and direction of natural light. Control of perspective and background are hallmarks of Arthur's style that features tight graphic images of birds set against backdrops of pure color.

Birders and natural history enthusiasts and both photographers and non-photographers will enjoy this "Birds as Art appreciation" course. A selection of Arthur's books, prints, and calendars will be available for purchase before and after the show.

Directions: Facing the Zoo entrance off Park Boulevard, walk left (south) past the Zoo exits to the next open gates. The first building inside these gates is the Otto Center.


Message from the Chair__________

As the new year dawns, I extend my sincere thanks to everyone involved in the smooth running of SCPS.

Today, we are at a crossroads of communication in our club, as The VIEW Finder coordinator retires with this issue. This document is key to keeping us all informed. We need a new volunteer coordinator to receive the articles, assemble them on a page, and have the newsletter printed. Members handle the writing and the coordinator does any editing. The newsletter is mailed with the help of the membership coordinator.

Now is your chance to make a contribution to the club. This is a great way to get the inside scoop.

Let's take on 2002 with new vigor to keep our photography and Photo Section the best.

Steven Cirone


Hot Flashes____________________ Z...!

Quote: "Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?" --Ansel Adams“

MOPA Exhibit: Jan. 13, 2002 - Mar. 17, 2002
Double Vision: The Strauss Collection, 120 images selected by Ted & Joyce Strauss for the unique viewpoints of the photographers. Traditional themes of Man Ray and August Sander are side-by-side with the radical and sometimes eccentric works of Cindy Sherman and Han Bellmer.

SD Natural History Museum Photo Workshops:

Jan. 21 at 7:00 a.m. through Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Cambria, Elephant Seals, & Monarch Butterflies led by Dave Wyman. Call (619) 232-3821 ext. 203 for details and to register.

Jan. 29, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Feb. 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and an all-day field trip, Feb. 2 Bolsa Chica Bird Photography led by Cliff Oliver There will be two classroom sessions at the Museum and a field trip to Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach. Please contact the Museum at (619) 232-3821 ext. 203 for details and to register.

Travel by air, train, or ship with undeveloped film: High-intensity scanners used on checked baggage are fogging undeveloped film. Suggestions for packing film are located at

Fujifilm "Packaged for North America" Film Promotion: Earn points towards premiums when you purchase "Made in Japan-Packaged for the USA and Canada" Provia 100F and or Provia 400F film. Details can be found at


Volunteer Position Opening 2002:

Editor of The VIEW Finder



Chair Steve Cirone (858) 279-1248

Membership Everett Mehner (619) 232-9271

Treasurer Leo Holland (858) 455-1033

Advertising Karl Grobl (858) 689-1963

Web Master Ken Rockwell (858) 453-2099 ken@

Program Karl Grobl (858) 689-1963

Activities Ken Rockwell (858) 453-2099

Hospitality Karen LeCates (619) 523-5307

Refreshments Robin & Blair Frances (619) 222-4566

Technical Guru Wendell Glen (619) 696-6615

Editor OPEN!!! Formerly Carolyn Barkow (619) 697-4969


Our Sponsors___________________

Special thanks to these photo businesses (alphabetically) for supporting the Sierra Club Photography Section. Please support them, too!

Chromacolor 1953 India Street (619) 232-9900

Chrome (two locations) 2345B Kettner or 6150 Lusk Blvd. # B104 233-3456 or 452-1500

George's Camera 3837 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 297-3544

Nelson Photo Supplies 1909 India Street 234-6621

Watts Color Lab 8624 Cuyamaca St, Ste C Santee, CA 92071 (619) 631-6348


The VIEW Finder:

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