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Steven Roosa Teaches Intermediate Photography Class

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Steven's favorite Canon camera.
Steven’s favorite Canon camera.


Those of you who know Steven, know how eager he is to share his knowledge and passion for photography with anyone interested. On April 15th, he once again got that chance. Although Steven is a regular at the Thousand Oaks Camera Club; serving on the Board of Directors, teaching beginning photography to its members, and regularly serving as a critique judge, this was the first time he’s had a chance to teach an intermediate-level class. Attendance criteria for the students including having a good grasp of the basics: ISO, shutter speed, and depth of field, as well as a working knowledge of how to use their cameras. The first half of the 2 ½ hour class consisted of a slide show, illustrating the more advanced topics being discussed. Steven then gave a hands-on demonstration, including an introduction to intermediate PhotoShop functionality. The last half hour was an in depth question and answer session, with Steven fielding all level of questions from attendees.

Plans for a future session are already in the works. Check back here often for further details.

For more information on the Thousand Oaks Digital Photography Group, go to

Added May 6, 2009: A news story on Steven’s session was run in the Ventura County Star. To see it for yourself, check out


Wow!”  That’s the word that keeps coming to my mind when I think about this past weekend, and our time spent at the Western States Convention - ProPhotoWest Expo and Trade Show in Pasadena this past weekend.

Not only did we get to hang with some of the best photographers in the nation (like Kevin Kubota, John Woodard, Tim Myer, Phillip Abel, and Ken Sklute), but we also made tons of new friends, learn lots, and came away with more knowledge than when we arrived.
If for some reason you didn’t make it, don’t fear: PPC is holding another one in South San Francisco August 21 - 23rd. And as a last resort…there’s always next year. 

Feel free to check back here for more details, or if you prefer, go straight to the source at

Till next time – Peg and Steve



Steven Roosa to Teach at TO Camera Club

For those of you who might not know, Steven is a regular judge and speaker at the Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club’s Camera Special Interest Group. This group of avid enthusiasts meet at the Thousand Oaks Library on the first Monday of every month to discuss all things photography- related. It is a great forum for beginners and serious amateurs alike to make friends and advance their skills, while having a great time. You can check out all the cool and fascinating things they have going on for yourself at 


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This evening Steven will be teaching Intermediate Portraiture, covering the subjects of composition, available lighting, and fill flash. Afterwards, he’ll also be the guest judge of the evening, critiquing the group’s Beginning, Intermediate, and Advance photography competitions. The meeting starts at 6pm, so please feel free to drop by.

If you can’t make it tonight, Steven will be teaching the group Intermediate DSLR on April the 15th. So go ahead and mark your calendars now!