Benefit Screening: Erik Mathy's 1200 Miles to Tucson
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Benefit Screening: Erik Mathy's 1200 Miles to Tucson

EBPCO Presents: 1200 Miles to Tucson
a benefit screening for Kids In Need of Defense

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1200milesmathy

Last November EBPCO member Erik Mathy rode a bicycle from San Francisco to Tucson along an 1800's wagon route with an old film camera and hand made lens as a combined photojournalism project and fundraiser for Kids In Need of Defense.

With social media wreaking havoc on our political discourse, Erik wanted to talk to people in person about what's going on in the world today, to see if real conversations are still possible. He interviewed an immigration lawyer, US Border Patrol agents, artists, members of indigenous tribes and others to see what they had to say.

What also happened was that Adobe sent along a film crew to make a short documentary on the trip. The short documentary has turned into a 1 hour feature film.

Join EBPCO for a special screening of this film at the wonderful New Parkway Theatre in Oakland, CA. 100% of ticket sales will benefit Kids In Need of Defense.

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1200milesmathy

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EBPCO Happy Hour Special Edition:  Erik Mathy's 1200 Miles to Tucson
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

EBPCO Happy Hour Special Edition: Erik Mathy's 1200 Miles to Tucson

This month’s Photographer’s Happy Hour is a field trip over the bay for the debut screening of Adobe’s documentary about EBPCO founding member Erik Mathy’s bike trip/photo adventure across the Southwest. Erik says:

Last November I rode a bicycle from San Francisco to Tucson along an 1800's wagon route with an old film camera and hand made lens (I make my own camera lenses) as a combined photojournalism project and fundraiser for Kids In Need of Defense. With social media wreaking havoc on our political discourse I wanted to talk to people in person about what's going on in the world today, to see if real conversations are still possible. I interviewed an immigration lawyer, US Border Patrol agents, artists, members of indigenous tribes and others to see what they had to say.

What also happened was that Adobe sent along a film crew to make a short documentary on the trip. The short documentary has turned into a 1 hour feature film. It will be shown for the very first time on October 9th, 5:30 pm at 111 Minna Gallery!

I couldn't have done this project without the encouragement and support of so many! It would be an honor to have people come experience what the project was all about.

This will also be another fundraiser for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) because, well, obviously things on that front are still incredibly messed up.

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September Oakland Photo Walk
Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

September Oakland Photo Walk

It's time once again for a first-Sunday photo walk. This month we'll be exploring the Temescal area. Let's get off the beaten path! (Or we can stay on the beaten path, if that's what folks want.....)

We’ll meet at Aurthur Mac’s Tap Room for food and beverage pre-walk, and will head out at 1pm.

Bring your camera(s) and wear some comfy shoes. Friends welcome. ♥

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East Bay Photo Center Launch Party!
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

East Bay Photo Center Launch Party!

We are finally launching our drive to raise the funds to open our new home, the East Bay Photo Center Let's get things rolling in classic EBPCO style with a party! Come learn about the plans for the new Photo Center and how you can help make it a reality.

Food! Drink!

Lounge and Soul music by DJ Fernando Carpenter of VAMP!

Famous photographers!

Famous photographs!

Amazing raffle prizes!

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July Show 'n' Tell
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

July Show 'n' Tell

It's the return of our beloved Show & tell night! Come share your new (or ongoing) projects with your fellow photographers. This is not a critique, just a chance to share your work with friends, and maybe get some helpful feedback. We'll have video and movie projectors, as well as plenty of space to lay out prints. You avant-garde types out there, comment or email info@ebpco.org if you have special requirements.

Snacks provided. Please bring drinks, non-alcoholic and otherwise.

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Annual EBPCO Barbecue
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Annual EBPCO Barbecue

  • 1221 East 33rd Street Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)
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It's time again for our famous annual barbecue! Bring a camera, bring a bottle and something to throw on the fire, but most important of all, bring yourself and share a great afternoon with your fellow photographers.

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July Oakland Photo Walk
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

July Oakland Photo Walk

It's time once again for a first-Sunday photo walk. This month we'll be exploring the neighborhoods between Lake Merritt BART and Estuary Park.

We will meet outside the Lake Merritt BART station, at the corner of Madison and 8th, and walk south along Oak St.

Bring your camera(s) and wear some comfy shoes. Friends welcome!

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Open Darkroom Print Night
Jun
25
9:00 PM21:00

Open Darkroom Print Night

  • 1221 East 33rd Street Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)
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Darkroom printing is crazy fun and you know it! Drop by and give it a try. We'll have two enlargers set up, beer in the fridge, and plenty of help if you need it. Bring your own black and white negative, or borrow one of ours.

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June Social
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

June Social

It's time once again for the monthly social gathering of the East Bay Photography Collective! Come learn about us, meet some new folks, and catch up with your old friends.

For this June gathering, we are meeting at a NEW (Wednesday at 7pm) at the usual place (Telegraph Beer Garden) .

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May Show 'n' Tell
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

May Show 'n' Tell

It's the return of our beloved Show & tell night! Come share your new (or ongoing) projects with your fellow photographers. This is not a critique, just a chance to share your work with friends, and maybe get some helpful feedback. We'll have video and movie projectors, as well as plenty of space to lay out prints. You avant-garde types out there, comment or email info@ebpco.org if you have special requirements.

Snacks provided. Please bring drinks, non-alcoholic and otherwise.

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May Oakland Photo Walk
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

May Oakland Photo Walk

It's time once again for a first-Sunday photo walk. This month we'll be exploring the northern area of Lake Merritt. (Technically Adam's Point I guess, but it honestly seems like its own little world over there.)

We'll walk by Children's Fairyland, explore the Gardens at Lake Merritt, visit the grounds of the Oakland Lawn Bowling Club, and check out the birds at the Lake Merritt wildlife sanctuary.

We will meet at Farley's East, on Grand Ave. Final destination will depend on whether we prefer a round trip experience (ending near where we started n the west side of the lake) or a one-way trip (ending on the east side of the lake.)

Bring your camera(s) and wear some comfy shoes. Friends welcome!

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SOLD OUT!!!!    EBPCO Photo U:  How To Work With A Professional Printer
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT!!!! EBPCO Photo U: How To Work With A Professional Printer

SORRY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!! WE WILL SCHEDULE ANOTHER ONE SOON!

Brad Boca, through his company Candela Fine Art Printing, has worked with the biggest photographers you can think of. Think of a big-name photographer. Yeah, that one. Yup, Brad prints their work. Take a visit to Pier 24 or SFMOMA and you’ll see photos printed by Brad.

So you will DEFINITELY want to sign up for this very special evening with Brad Boca. Brad will show us around his shop, and then talk about how you can get the most out of working with a fine-art printer. He’ll address topics like:

When to use a fine-art printer

What does a fine-art printer offer? How do they help your presentation?

How to choose images for printing

How to prepare images for printing

How to communicate with your printer

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Pinhole In The Park
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Pinhole In The Park

  • Juaquin Miller Park, Pinewood Picnic Area (map)
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Join us for an afternoon of Pinhole Photography in Joaquin Miller Park. We'll be set up at the Pinewood Picnic Area with material for building cameras and taking and developing Pinhole pictures.

Bring your own pinhole camera or make one on the spot! $5 donation to cover materials.

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March Oakland Photo Walk
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

March Oakland Photo Walk

It's time once again for a first-Sunday photo walk. This month we'll meet at the Red Bay Coffee outpost in Uptown on Broadway, near Drake's Dealership. It's an 8-minute walk from 19th St BART.

Bring your camera(s) and wear some comfy shoes. Friends welcome!

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EBPCO February Social
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

EBPCO February Social

It's time once again for the monthly social gathering of the East Bay Photography Collective! Come learn about us, meet some new folks, and catch up with your old friends.

For this February gathering, we are meeting at the usual time (Thursday at 7pm) at the usual place (Telegraph Beer Garden) but: we are interested in hearing how this time/place works for you! Is another day better? Let us know! Would you like to try meeting at another location? Please suggest it! We want to include as many EBPCO members as possible in our 2019 get-togethers.

Looking forward to seeing all your fantastic faces again in the New Year!

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EBPCO January Show 'n' Tell
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

EBPCO January Show 'n' Tell

  • 1221 E. 33rd St. Oakland, CA 94610 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NEW YEAR, NEW WORK! It's the return of our beloved Show & tell night! Come share your new (or ongoing) projects with your fellow photographers. This is not a critique, just a chance to share your work with friends, and maybe get some helpful feedback. We'll have video and movie projectors, as well as plenty of space to lay out prints. You avant-garde types out there, comment or email info@ebpco.org if you have special requirements.

Snacks provided. Please bring drinks, non-alcoholic and otherwise.

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EBPCO January Social
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

EBPCO January Social

It's time once again for the monthly social gathering of the East Bay Photography Collective! Come learn about us, meet some new folks, and catch up with your old friends.

For this January gathering, we are meeting at the usual day and time (Thursday at 7pm) at the usual place (Telegraph Beer Garden) but: we are interested in hearing how this time/place works for you! Is another day better? Let us know! Would you like to try meeting at another location? Please suggest it! We want to include as many EBPCO members as possible in our 2019 get-togethers.

Looking forward to seeing all your fantastic faces again in the New Year!

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January Oakland Photo Walk
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

January Oakland Photo Walk

IIt's time once again for a first-Sunday photo walk. This month we'll meet at the gates of the Mountain View Cemetery! We will likely end at the Kona Club, tho other suggestions are welcome.

New Year, New Location! Actually, this is one of my favorite places to start the new year, for a variety of reasons. We had a lot of fun walking here last January, I'm sure this year's stroll will be great as well. 

Bring your camera(s) and wear some comfy shoes. Invite your friends. See you there.

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2018 Photo White Elephant Holiday Gift Swap!
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Photo White Elephant Holiday Gift Swap!

Join your fellow photo fanatics at EBPCO's annual holiday social. We'll sip, shoot, and socialize and, best of all, there'll be a Photo White Elephant Gift Swap. Bring your strangest item of photo gear and you may end up swapping it for something even stranger.

Bring a bottle of something to drink and a snack and, of course, your gift-wrapped Photo White Elephant. 

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November Photo Walk
Nov
4
1:30 PM13:30

November Photo Walk

Join us for our monthly Oakland photo walk and the 7th (!) anniversary of the San Francisco Instant Photo Walk! To celebrate, we are combining forces and meeting in the middle of the Bay - ok not literally, but we *are* meeting in Alameda!

Meet at the Alameda Ferry Main Street Terminal at 1:30pm on Sunday, November 4th. We'll walk from there to Faction Brewery - lots of great sights along the way, including the former Naval Air Station and the skate park. Bring your cameras (digital, film, instant, phone, all are welcome) and your walking shoes.

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EBPCO October Social
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

EBPCO October Social

Greetings, fellow EBPCO-ers! Let's meet up for beers, snacks, conversations, and general nerdery! It's our once-monthly get-together to catch up on where the Collective is at (resistance is futile, after all) and to chat about what we're up to. Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends! Bring your cameras!

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Demo Night:  Build Your Own Dollar Bill Lens!  with Erik Mathy
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Demo Night: Build Your Own Dollar Bill Lens! with Erik Mathy

  • 1221 East 33rd Street Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ve all been amazed at the beauty and quality of images from Erik’s simple hand-made lenses. In this workshop, he’ll show us the basic techniques for planning and designing a lens, how to choose and purchase elements, and how to assemble and use the lens. You’ll build and shoot your own lens in this workshop! 

Please note!  Space is limited for this workshop and there is a materials fee to pay for lens elements and film.   Click here to sign up.

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