SAN FRANCISCO MEETING A BIG SUCCESS!
The 45th Annual meeting held October 29-November 3 in San Francisco was one of the best in recent years! In attendance were many new members and first time attendees. It was also good to see longtime members that had not participated in a meeting for several or more years.
The weather was fantastic! Six photo tours organized by Photo Safari Network were well-received, as were two photo walks led by local member Jack Ottaway. Canadian member David Young gave his wonderful workshop, Elements of Photography on Thursday morning.
Justin Stailey and Thomas Brichta of Leica Camera were at the meeting to provide support and loaner equipment. We very much appreciated the use of the Leica projector as well!
The Saturday program with notable Leica experts Jim Lager and Ed Schwartzreich, followed in the afternoon by Charles O'Rear and Gary Fong, was the highlight of the meeting. That evening we were treated to a variety of images by Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice. Many thanks to this year's Program Director, Jim Vestal, who did an outstanding job. On Sunday morning the Trade Fair was bustling with about 15 exhibitors, then it was time to say farewell for another year.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 45th Annual Meeting such a success!