Photochrome Camera Club

San Francisco Photography Club: Established 1942

The Photochrome Camera Club of San Francisco was formed to provide an opportunity for members with a wide range of experience and interests to meet regularly to share, acquire, and develop photographic skills in a supportive and friendly environment where they can explore the potential of all aspects of photography.

To learn more, see Club Info. You are invited to visit us (there is no cost involved) and we love to welcome new members.

For members who need them here are the submission instructions.

Here’s our calendar:

Photochrome 2014 Calendar, updated 5/26/14 (PDF)

Photochrome Calendar (Google/Shareable)

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If you want to improve your skills shooting night photographs or want to learn that type of photography for the first time be sure to attend the Photochrome Exploring Photography meeting on Thursday July 17, 2014
at 7:30 pm. The program will be presented by well-known night photographer Tim Baskerville. Baskerville explains: “We will travel from Daguerreotype to digital, in a decade-by-decade survey of night photography and the technological advances that made it ever more possible and popular in the modern psyche. Then historical reference material is “spiced up” a bit with practical hints on how you can improve your nocturnal photographs”.
Baskerville received his BFA degree in photography and liberal arts from the University of San Francisco. He has taught courses and workshops in Night Photography at U.C. Berkeley Extension, U.C. Santa Cruz, College of Marin, Cape Cod Photographic Workshops, and Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. In addition to workshops and classes in California, he has conducted a photographic / cultural workshop in West Ireland, once a year. His work has received many awards, and has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions in this country and abroad.
He founded The Nocturnes, an exhibiting group of Bay Area artists/educators, in 1991 and the critically acclaimed Web site of the same name in 1996. Since then, the site has grown to become the premier source of information and education pertaining to night photography, as well as an international community for night photographers.
In 2005, Baskerville relocated to Mare Island in Northern California, site of the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, where he continues to offer Workshops and Private Instruction in Photography. He has served as a Volunteer for the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation since 2006 and was instrumental in developing the Foundation’s Web sites:
We hope to see you all at the upcoming Photochrome Exploring Photography Meeting.
Bob Nelson



PHOTOCHROME ADVENTURES 2014 Number Three is scheduled for Saturday 21 June 2014.
Meet up time will be at 9 am at the front entrance to the Ferry Building.
After the shoot those who want to can meet for refreshments and a show and tell photo discussion
around 11:30 am at the Peet’s Coffee and Tea cafe in the Ferry building.
There are too many photo ops on the Embarcadero to mention here but think of the landscapes,
urbanscapes, seascapes and people subjects: San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco Skyline, Trans
America Pyramid, Coit Tower, Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge, AT & T Park, Cupid’s Span and many
more. Of course the Embarcadero is a long street so your shooting area can be from near Pier 39 in the
North to South Beach Park in the South.
We will hope to see all of you there, but if you can’t make it on that day remember you can make
current photographs for this Embarcadero PHOTOCHROME ADVENTURES any time before the Pic2
meeting on Thursday 3 July.
See you at PHOTOCHROME ADVENTURES 2014 Number Three.
Bob Nelson

This meeting will be similar to Open Subject Night with the exception of having a professional judge, Mr. Dan Katzman critique our images. He will explain the various elements used for making a good critique during his review.
Please submit two images for this meeting. If you want, you can submit photos with known problems you would like discussed for improvement.







The first PHOTOCHROME ADVENTURES OF 2014 will be on Saturday 22 February 2014.
at the Alemany Farmers Market at 100 Alemany Blvd. at Crescent St. off Putnam St. Meet up time: 9am in front of the sign on the end of the North building which is just East of Putnam Street. The building is just past the tent produce booths.

 The Alemany Farmers Market is the oldest farmers market in San Francisco. It  was started in 1943 and has many interesting photo ops: produce, people and city views and murals. According to the web site I visited the market opens at 6am so if you want to get there to photograph the setting up of the market set your alarm for early! For an overview of the market just Google Alemany Farmers Market. Web sites about the market also gives driving and public transit directions.

If you have any questions please email me at: or phone:415.441.0498.
Bob Nelson
19 January 2014

                                                                                               Photos by Bob Nelson


This exploring photography presentation will outline the planning and organizing for a successful and rewarding trip to the Brazilian Amazon Rain Forest. It includes travel images taken in Manaus (capitol city of Amazonas, Brazil) as well as wildlife and people living in the Amazon Basin. (approx. time 90 min.)

Riverboat on the Amazon River

San Francisco Tennis Club – 3rd Floor
645 5th Street (Brannan), San Francisco
Google: SF Tennis Club

A fun Mexican Buffet dinner including a fancy salad, grilled flank steak, achiote chicken fajitas, rice & beans, etc.  Soft drinks & dessert.

PLUS slide show of Cyber Image Fest 2013 winners and member photos!