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Photopeeps Tonite!

Bolt on over to Photopeeps tonite. ¬†We will not be in Little Italy tonite, it’s sold out ūüė¶ ¬†So we will be meeting tonite at our usual time and usual place tonite.

7pm in Rm 353 at the Rock Church

We will have some pizza to share, it’s not the same, but it is kinda Italian. ¬†Come and join us and let’s share photos and talk about Jesus!

Free pizza, free sharing, free fun!  All are welcome!


Photopeeps Tonite

Photopeeps Tonite.  7pm in Rm 353 at the Rock

All are welcome.

Tonite is a sharing night, so please bring a few fresh photos that you would like to share with the class.  If you have any questions, feel free to email us at photoministry@therocksandiego.org or you can leave a message and we will reply.


Photopeeps this Wednesday…May 30th

Victory Loves Preparation!

Join us this Wednesday as we share what’s happening this Summer with Photopeeps. ¬† We have tons of fun things planned, some new classes, photo outings and summer bbq’s…

All are welcome, with or without a camera. ¬† If you do have a camera, please bring it with you…we might take some photos in class!

Photopeeps :: May 30th, Wednesday at the Rock, 7pm in Rm 353

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


Photopeeps at Carlsbad Flower Fields :: Saturday May 5th

Photopeeps are heading out to the great outdoors….No. ¬†We are not going to the frozen water falls of Hierve el Agua, in Oaxaca. ¬†Maybe this summer…

This Saturday, May 5th we are going to the Carlsbad Flower Fields.  If you want to go take photos of all the colorful flowers, come join us tomorrow.  We are meeting up at the Flower Fields at 8am, meeting at the Starbucks in the outlet mall next door.  Doors open to the Flower Fields at 9am, so we hope to be first in so we can get photos before it becomes a zoo!

It costs $11 to enter, but if you look online you can find discount coupons…

You can go HERE for directions to the Carlsbad Flower Fields.

We hope to cyall tomorrow.


Join Us Wednesday for an Evening of Fun with Dave Miller

Dave Miller, Executive Director of Adventures in Life Ministry

Dave Miller, in orange, is coming to town next week. ¬†The photo above was taken in the middle of Oaxaca City’s main market at the world famous¬†NIEVES OAXAQUE√ĎAS CHAG√úITA¬†. ¬†

I first met Dave back in the mid 90’s, after my good friend Grady Martine and Dave co-founded Adventures in Life Ministry.

MISSION focused first started going to Oaxaca with AIL in 2010, to help Dave document the work that God is doing there.  Since February of 2010, we have been down to Mexico with Adventures in Life several times.  The photo above was from February of 2011, with Dave is Cyndy Smith, Jim Wanglund, Terry Schwartz  and Brotherjoe

Wednesday, May 2nd, 7pm at the Rock Church in Rm 353

Dave Miller will be sharing stories with us about our most recent trip with Adventures in Life, along with photos that we took.  This will be a chance to learn what God is doing deep in the heart of Mexico and how you might partner with MISSION focused and AIL as we continue to help them photograph the work of God in Oaxaca.

Please join us, FREE fun, all are welcome!

You can learn more about Adventures in Life Ministry HERE

If you want to see what we have been doing with AIL, please go HERE


Photopeeps Sharing this Week!

Photopeeps this Wednesday, 7pm at the Rock, in Rm 353.  All are welcome!

This Wednesday, April 25th is gonna be a sharing time…hopefully yall have been busy shooting photos over the past few weeks.

Yall are cordially invited to come and share with us!  Sharing is Caring!!

Please bring 3 to 5 photos that you have taken this month, April, that you would like to share. ¬†Be ready to talk about your photos. ¬†It’s best to bring your photos on a thumb-drive, but you can bring them on a cd or on a memory card.

This is a great time to come and learn more about us.  We have some fun things planned for the summer and we will be sharing a little bit of what we have planned this Wednesday.

Photography is fun!  Sharing is fun!!  Sharing photos is extra fun!!


The Old Town in My Backyard

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is the “Birthplace of California.” ¬†SD is the birthplace of California! ¬†Sweet!!I’ve been to Old Town San Diego many times over the years, my first time was when I was a wee lad in elementary school…but sadly, I have only been to Old Town 3 times over the years for the purpose of photographing this historic area.

Rock Photopeeps decided it’s time to venture out and take photos of San Diego. ¬†Might as well start at the birthplace of California! ¬†These are a few photos that I took Wednesday night. ¬†I definitely want to come down and shoot a few more photos…

At the beginning of the year I decided that as fun as it may be to visit other parts California for photo excursions, it was time to spend more time photographing in  San Diego.

Love water! ¬†Great for taking fun reflection photos…

Learn something every day…I did not know that the first US flag raised in Southern California was in Old Town. ¬†Cool!

It looked like it was gonna be a cold and rainy night but it turned out to be quite lovely. ¬†The clouds gave a little more character to the sky. ¬†Overall…a fun night of photography!


Photopeeps :: Old (School) Town

No…you don’t have to photograph in black & white and shoot with your film camera. ¬†That’s unless you want to! ¬†

This Wednesday we will be taking Photopeeps “Old School” as we venture out to Old Town San Diego for some photo fun. ¬†We will be meeting in front of the Immaculate Conception Church in Old Town, at 645pm (link to church HERE). ¬†We will start wandering around Old Town at 715pm. ¬†

Immaculate Conception Church

Rain or shine, we will be ready to shoot and have fun! ¬†So come join us and don’t be just a fair weather photographer, that’s if it rains, and come have fun…photography is fun!

If you haven’t been to Old Town San Diego State Park, now’s your chance. ¬†It’s one of the more popular State Parks in California and it’s right in our backyard!

If you think your gonna come join us, please go to our Facebook page and let us know >>>go to the right of this post and you can get to our Facebook page>>>that way we can keep an eye out for you.

FREE Fun!!!   Tomorrow, Wednesday April 11th.

Meeting in Old Town, at the church at 645pm, we hit the bricks at 715pm!

Rain or shine, we will be photographing.  Bring a jacket and umbrella if it looks like rain.

Photography is fun!  All are Welcome!!


Photopeeps Tonite:: Come and Have Fun with Us!

Photopeeps Tonite :: 7pm at the Rock in Rm 353

All are welcome. ¬†Tonite we will be wrapping up our Intro to Photo Fun Classes. ¬†But don’t fret, we will be teaching this class 2 more times before the year is done.

San Juan Capistrano trip is this Saturday, come and learn more tonite.

Sharing is Caring!  Come have fun with us.


Photopeeps this Wednesday:: Aperture

This photo was taken on our last trip to Oaxaca with Adventures in Life. ¬†That’s Pastor Steve from Las Vegas showing off his wedding ring, ooops! ¬†Hopefully his wife Frankie doesn’t notice.

Watch out!  Photopeeps gonna get you!!

Photopeeps this Wednesday, February 29th,  7pm 3rd floor of Rock Church.

We are in our 3rd week of exploring how much fun we can have with a camera….all are welcome to our Intro to Photo fun classes, even if you missed the first 2 classes. ¬† Please bring your camera and be ready to have fun.

Photography is Fun!!

This Wednesday we will be talking about Aperture…

learning how much fun we can have controlling the image…come join the fun!!


Photopeeps :: Intro to Photo Fun

Photopeeps:: Intro to Photo Fun!  Classes begin this Wednesday

The fun is about to begin…Our 6 week Intro to Photo Fun classes are beginning this week, in Rm 353 at the Rock.

All are welcome and classes are FREE!

Requirements:

~Please bring your camera and camera manual to class with you each week.

~A digital camera is preferred, but if all you have is a¬†Polaroid¬†camera, your more than welcome to join us. ¬†‘

~Each week we will be taking photos in class and you will be assigned homework assignments that you will   share in class the following class session.

~Be ready to share.  The class is meant to be fun and part of the fun is sharing photos we take and learning from each other as we share.

~Before you come this Wednesday, make sure your camera is ready to use and battery is fully charged with a memory card that is ready to use.

This Wednesday we will be talking about the Intro to Fun classes as a whole and what’s expected, and we will be talking about “the Camera.” ¬† No camera, no photos. ¬†No photos, no photo fun!

All are welcome, even those who don’t consider themselves as beginners. ¬†There’s something to learn for everyone.

Any questions, please leave a comment or email us at MISSION.focused@yahoo.com


Oaxaca 2012 :: Wednesday in San Baltazar

We spent the day in San Baltazar, about 40 minutes southeast of Tlacolula.  To get an idea of where we are and have been, take a look at this little video Dave put together.

It was good to be in San Baltazar. ¬†This first trip I came with Adventures in Life was to San Baltazar. ¬†The day was quite¬†successful¬†as the men put a roof on two adobe structures at the church that will be the kitchen and a Sunday school class room. ¬†Before work began they gathered to pray and strategerize for the day…The men are putting up a greenhouse next to the adobe buildings…this will be version 2.5You can see more photos on our Facebook page ūüôā


Photopeeps this Wednesday :: February First

How many folks does it take to hold a ladder for a photographer?

Photopeeps this Wednesday, February 1st at 7pm at the Rock Church in Rm 353…Join the Fun!

Homework for this Wednesday is Shadows

Come join the fun as we share photos we took this week of Shadows. ¬†If you weren’t able to make it last Wednesday but want to share in the fun…go and take photos of Shadows. ¬†Please bring three(3) photos to share with the class, plus the photo you took and shared on facebook. ¬†Be ready to share, since sharing is caring.

We are starting our Intro to Photo classes on February 15th. ¬†Keep an eye on this site for more info…


Be Prepared

I was chillin with a friend the other night when The Mechanic came on, we hadn’t seen the movie in awhile so we decided to watch it. ¬† I’m not giving anything away for those who haven’t seen the Jason Statham flick, but there’s a gun in the movie that has engraved on the side AMAT VICTORIA CURAM, translated from the Latin means Victory Loves Preparation.

As I thought about the phrase I began to think how well it relates not only to our relationship with Christ but also to the photographic world.

In order to have victory in our relationship with Christ we also need to be prepared.

Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

(1 Peter 3:15)

In the same way, if we are to have victory in our photography we need to be prepared.

How you prepare is the question.  

In Christ, thankfully we have the Holy Spirit to guide us through the process of conforming ourselves to the image of God (Sanctification).

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

(Romans 12:2 ESV)

As a photographer, we may not have the spirit of Ansel Adams in our ear to instruct us, but thanks to the internet there are tons of resources online to learn from to help us on our journey to becoming a master photographer. ¬†For those of you in the San Diego area, we have free photo-classes to help you along the way…

We want to help y’all be prepared. ¬†More prepared you are, more fun you will have, and more photos you take that you will love. ¬†At least that’s the idea… ¬†Come join us on Wednesday nites in Rm 353. ¬†Leave us a comment if you want more info on our classes.


Photopeeps this Wednesday…Join the Fun!

Photopeeps is back!  Come join the fun this Wednesday, 7pm Rm 353 @ the Rock, All are Welcome!

This Wednesday, January 18th, we will be sharing our calendar of events and photo field-trips for the year and talking more about upcoming classes.

Homework for this Wednesday…was to take photos of palm trees. ¬†

Palm trees are the subject, beyond that it’s up to you…please bring three (3) ¬†photos to share with the class. ¬†Please bring your camera to class as well, because there might be a surprise in class photo contest…you never know!

All are welcome, with or without a camera. ¬†Classes are free and photographers from all skill levels are welcome. ¬†Come and share with us…sharing is caring!

Any questions…leave a comment and we will get back to you…


Fotopeeps 2012 :: All Are Welcome

Fotopeeps is….Fabulous! Fantastic! Fotography fun for all!

Photopeeps is our weekly gathering of folks that want to share & learn more about the Joy of Photography.   

We meet every Wednesday at the Rock Church in Rm 353, 7pm till they kick us out…usually 9pm.

We are gearing up for 2012 and are excited for another year of fun and fellowship as we explore the world of photography together.

All are welcome to join in on the fun. ¬†We have folks from all walks of life and photography skill levels who come and have fun with us. ¬†You don’t even have to have a camera to join us, but it does help!

In the next few weeks we will be getting to know each other, sharing photos, answering questions that you may have and preparing for our Intro to Photography Phun classes that will be starting in February. ¬†If you have been wanting to learn more about photography but don’t have time or money to go to your local community college, come join us.

Our Intro classes are free!  We only charge a small fee of Nothing! to join us.  All we ask is you come and be ready to have fun and share with the class.

WARNING!!  Our classes are not meant to be an exhaustive, learn everything about photography class.  

We believe that the best way to learn is by taking photos as you learn new things about your camera.  Our goal is to teach you how to use the camera you have, not the camera you want.

Therefore, the best camera is the camera you have.

We also believe that you can learn everything there is to learn about photography but if your not actively taking photos and sharing  your photos, all that knowledge is for not.

In the same way we believe that Christ came that we all might have life to the fullest (John 10:10) and as ¬†followers of Christ it’s not enough to memorize Scripture and read God’s Word from cover to cover…you need to use it and share the Hope and Joy of Christ with those around us, especially with those who don’t know Christ yet.

We invite you to come and learn with us.

If your reading this and want to join the fun, but are beyond the basic “Intro classes”, don’t fret! ¬†There’s room for you too. ¬†Come join us and we would be glad to share more with you.

We will be sharing soon some of our scheduled fun foto outings for the year in class and on this site soon…so stay tuned. ¬†If you haven’t been to our facebook page and “Liked” us yet, please do so. ¬†That way you will be kept up to date as to what we got cookin for yall.

Any questions leave a comment and we will get back to you.