Program meetings are learning experiences that may be purely inspirational, while others may be more tutorial.  They include presentations by guest speakers or by members and some meetings may feature audience participation with hands-on learning or group discussion.  Program meetings are held usually on the second or fourth Wednesdays of each month, but check the NBCC Calendar, as meetings may vary to accommodate holidays or other events.


The 2019-2020 program schedule included topics that included abstract photography; a unique perspective on reflections made with mirrors, water and the human body; and an interesting presentation on creating a successful photographic portfolio.  Several of our club members hosted programs on how to create and present a photo essay, as well as personal journeys reflected through their photographic experiences using poetry, composites, and other post-processing techniques.


The rich diversity of recent programs is illustrated below.



  • Secrets of a Successful Portfolio with Les Picker

  • Architectural Photography with Chris Spielman

  • Body of Work Critique with Roy Sewall and Alan Sislen

  • Reflections with Connie Imboden

  • Photo Panel Critique

  • Master Photographers Presentation Night with Kent Mason

  • 3-Member Program on Nonliteral Photography with Gail Bingham,
    Toni Robinson, and Jean-Pierre Plé

  • Member Expo with David Terao

  • Nature with Avner Ofer

  • Photo Essays – Tips and Tricks with Stu Mathison

  • Abstracts with Janet Jeffers

  • Alaska with James Norman




  • Color in Photography with Don Becker

  • Bird Photography with Steven Silverman, Bruce Cyr, and Dick Pelroy

  • Street Photography with Essdras Suarez

  • Body of Work Critique with Roy Sewall and Alan Sislen

  • Panel Photo Critique with Evelyn Jacob, Alan Sislen, and Kent Mason

  • Wild Things and Wild Places with Jeff Mauritzen

  • Master Photographers with Kent Mason

  • From Monuments to the Milky Way with Tom Wachs and Gary Silverstein

  • Panel Photo Critique

  • Photographing Church Interiors with Padma Inguva

  • Photographing East Africa with Nikhil Bahl

  • The State of the Camera Industry with Burke Seim

  • Introduction to Bodies of Work with Roy Sewell and Kent Mason

  • Food Photography with Renee Comet