Photography Walkabout with Richard Dischler

Have you ever thought you need to travel to a remote destination to take a memorable photograph? Ever struggled at taking photographs where you are? Do you want to expand your knowledge of what makes up a good photograph? If so, this one-day workshop is for you!

The Richard Dischler Photography Walkabout will help you visually understand what goes into a memorable photograph. Photographers in attendance will be assisted by Richard and his team of seasoned photographers in photo shooting, review and critiques.

Please bring one camera. A smartphone, point-and-shoot, DSLR or mirrorless camera will do the trick. If you have multiple lenses, please bring just one, along with a healthy dose of enthusiasm and curiosity. All photography levels welcomed and encouraged.

After the Walkabout, please join us for an “Artist vs. Gearhead” discussion between Richard and Terry Shuchat of Keeble & Shuchat Photography. The discussion will take place from 6:00–7:00 PM and is included in the cost of the Walkabout. For more information on the discussion, click here.

This is a great opportunity to meet Richard Dischler who will be leading a six-month workshop on our OFJCC campus. For more information about the workshop, please click here.

For ages 18+
Sunday, June 4
10:00 AM–5:15 PM
Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F-401
Contact: Edgar Ochoa | (650) 223-8605 |

Volunteer Call to Artists – SMCF Fine Arts Galleria

Dear Fellow Artist

If you are a contestant at this year’s Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair, you will be receiving two complementary tickets with a parking pass when you come to drop your work off on May 30 or May 31. Make sure that you first stop at the Exhibitors Office to pick up your entry package before driving your work over to the Fiesta Building (see map). We are accepting entries until May 9.
If you are not exhibiting this year, but would like to attend the County Fair, or if you are exhibiting and need extra tickets, we have volunteer opportunities that need filling. We are happy to extend tickets with parking to our volunteers as a way of saying “thank you”. Here is a list of volunteer positions that need to be filled and the corresponding days. We are happy to offer two entry tickets with parking for every 3 hours of your time.

Art Intake Desk (check in artwork) May 30 and May 31 2-8 pm.
(Intakers do not have to wait in line for their Entry Packets at the Exhibitors Office)
Art & Photo sorters (carry art to proper table) May 30 and May 31 from 2-8 pm.
(Sorters do not have to wait in line for their Entry Packets at the Exhibitors Office)

Ribbon Labeling (legible hand required) Saturday June 3, 1-4 pm

Wall Crew (strong but no building skills required) Monday June 5, 2-10 pm (pays extra tickets for ea 3 hours)

Art Movers – moving art tables on carts from Fiesta Hall to
Expo Hall — some table lifting (but not mandatory)
June 6 and 7, 1-8 pm

Art Installers (no ladders) June 7, 8 and 9, 1-6 pm

Zip tie Crew (to secure art to wall grids–must squeeze into 16″ space—narrow people needed) June 8 and 9, 1-8 pm

Art Docents (walk the floor to during fair week) June 10-18, 11am -10 pm

Art Pick Up (assist artists removing art) June 19, 2-7 pm

This is on a first-come-first-served basis. We try to accommodate all volunteers. If your category of choice is full, we will try to offer a second option, if possible.

If you would like to sign up.
Email me at: boriskoodrin at

Contests & entry form (go to “Enter Your Stuff”)

Boris Koodrin
Curator, SM County Arts Commission
Director, Fine Arts Galleria/SM County Fair

Call for Artists – Summer Exposure

This June Pacific Art League will be exhibiting works celebrating the excitements of summer. PAL hopes to bring a sense of adventure to the exhibition. The sights of summer extend to gardens, mountain tops, sunshine, beach days, and the joys of spending time in the warm weather. Pacific Art League invites submissions that demonstrate development and mature stylistic approaches to their work.

  • Exhibition date: June 2-29
  • Opening reception:  June 2 from 5:30-8pm
  • Submissions deadline: May 4
  • Awards judge: Rachel Lazo
  • Notification: May 11
  • Artwork delivery: May 26 & 27
  • Artwork pick-up: June 30 & July 1
  • For more details, see the submission website

Los Altos Rotary Art Show

The Richard Dischler Photo Workshop is pursuing the opportunity to present its members’ work at the Los Altos Rotary “Art In The Park” show on the weekend of May 20th & 21st  ( There will be a 10’x20’ booth for the workshop, so we will be able to display many framed pictures. To give people time to get their pictures vetted, crafted, printed, and framed, interested workshop members should schedule a time to meet with Dick for image review in the next two weeks.

Selected members are expected to be ready to deliver the framed pictures to an assigned location (to be announced) the 15th and 16th of May. There will be a fee for exhibiting at the event. We can also set up the opportunity of showing some matted (un-framed) pictures in bins.

We will be looking for volunteers to help with collateral, transport & setup/teardown of the show, so if you are inclined, please contact Robert Read or David Craven.

Call for Entries – Soho Photo Gallery 2017 National Juried Competition

Deadline for Entries: May 1, 2017

Winners will be Exhibited: July 5 – July 22, 2017

About the competition: Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery, is pleased to announce its 21st National Juried Competition. All photo-based works are eligible for this competition with no limitation as to subject matter or technique. The juror, Aline Smithson, will choose approximately 40 photographs for exhibition in the gallery, located in lower Manhattan.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.

Submissions: All submissions are made by uploading to See the complete National Comp Prospectus.

Awards: The awards include cash prizes from SPG for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Up to four Honorable Mentions will also be chosen and receive gifts provided by the sponsors.

Walkabout Journey in Palo Alto

Walkabout date: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10am-4pm

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Edward Weston stated, “If you can see your feet, you can see a photograph.” If you really open your eyes and observe your surroundings, you will discover exciting and unique images right where you walk.

We invite you to experience a Walkabout adventure in downtown Palo Alto during a one-day workshop. Bring one camera (Point and Shoot, Mirrorless or DSLR) or a cell phone that has a camera built into it—and a healthy dose of enthusiasm and curiosity. If you have a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, please bring just one lens.

Richard will serve as a guide, and other members of the original RDPW will be available for one-on-one coaching. Afterward, there will be an image review and critique.

So come have some fun, and see where this journey takes you.

More details

Richard Dischler Photo Workshop Award-Winners Exhibit

April 7–May 3, 2017
Pacific Art League
668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Over the last eight years, members of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop have proven themselves to be award-winning, published, exhibiting photographers. Time after time, they have received public recognition for their works in local, regional, national, and international juried and non-juried art and photography competitions, exhibits, and publications.

This exhibit displays the works of those who have received such recognition and represents a small sample of the excellent talent within this growing community of talented and visionary photographers.

Through the workshop discipline and process, which can seem random and reckless and radically chaotic at times, these RDPW photographers boldly challenge their own and outside assumptions, to reach deep inside themselves, tap into inner visions, and express a photographic voice that is enriching and rewarding.

The purpose of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshops is to encourage, guide, and inspire the members through their individual, unique journeys of seeing with more than just their eyes.

From all of us at RDPW, we hope you are enjoying the Spring flowers, soft rain, warm sunshine, and invitation to walk about and photograph whatever moves your heart.

Call for submissions: RDPW Award Winners at Pacific Art League

  • Framed Work Drop-off: March 31 – April 1
  • Opening Reception: April 7, 5:30-8PM
  • Work Pickup: April 28-29

All RDPW Award Winners are invited to participate in our next exhibition at PAL, though priority will be given to Firsts and Best-in-Show entries. Please meet with Dick during March to review images and deliver framed work to PAL on April 1.

2017 Salon at the Triton Exhibit

Please join your fellow Richard Dischler Photography Workshop members this Sunday, March 12, for a reception at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, from 2 – 4pm. The Triton is hosting a statewide competition, the 2017 Salon at the Triton Exhibit, that received over 1,200 entries and several of your classmates were honored to have been selected.

The Triton Museum of Art is located at 1505 Warburton Ave in Santa Clara. The exhibition goes from March 11 to April 23. Please visit the Triton’s webpage for more information.

We look forward to seeing you!