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Club & Meeting Information

The Inland Empire Photo Club welcomes all guests and new members to our club regardless of photographic experience or skill level.  Whether you are serious about photography or just hoping to learn,  we invite you to attend a monthly meeting to meet us and find out what the IEPC is all about. Click this link if you are ready to Join Now!

NOTE: April 6th Meeting Location Update
We will be meeting at the Ronald H. Roberts Library - 5:30PM

30600 Pauba Rd, Temecula, CA 92592 

Assistance League had to close meeting room due to plumbing issue

Meetings are held at:

The Assistance League of Temecula

28720 Via Montezuma

Temecula, CA 92590

General Meeting - First Thursday of the Month at 6:15PM - Guests Welcome
April 6 - Guest: Jim Cayer- Featured Photographer: Mark Richards

May 4 - Guest: - Featured Photographer:

June 4 - Guest: TBD

Education Meeting - Third Thursday of the Month at 6:15PM - Members Only
March 16 - Canceled 
April 20 - Shooting video and using DaVinci Resolve  - Peter Dascalos

May 18 - Casual Critique

Club Outings

Friday to Sunday, April 14 thru 18 - Death Valley

Saturday, April 22 - Southern California Air Show at March Air Museum
Saturday, May 13 - Mission at San Juan Capistrano

May 19-21 - Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival


Long Term Outing Plans

Annular Solar Eclipse - Oct 14, 2023 - Utah(Temple of the Sun and Moon/Monument Valley) - Oct 13-15, 2023

Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024 - Somewhere in Texas - April 7 thru 9, 2024

More information can be found on the Calendar or Outings members only pages.

Meeting Happenings

General Meeting Details - April 6th
Guest Speaker - Jim Cayer

I'm a retired Detective from the Los Angeles Police Department, with 31 years of service.  My last assignment was with the Gang and Narcotics unit.

My photography started when I was a kid, with using many different cameras, such as a polaroid, disk camera, 110, and 126 film.  I used to take shots of my friends on skateboards and bikes doing tricks and stunts.  This changed when my dad gave me my first 35mm camera when I graduated from high school.  Shortly after I joined the Air Force and shot various things from landscape, wildlife, and some portraits while in the service.


After getting married and having kids I started photographing my kids playing various sports and as they grew, I continued to capture them in action throughout middle school and high school.  While my kids were in high school, I obtained permission to be on the sidelines for all the football games of my son's school and from there I was approached by the local paper to cover high school and some college sports for them.  I continued to do this after my kids graduated for several years.  When I wasn't covering sports, I would be out shooting wildlife at local spots throughout So. Cal.  After several years my stepdad developed dementia.  In order to help him I had to give up sports because I could no longer commit to a schedule.  I did continue to photograph wildlife and have developed a strong passion for it, which is where I am today.

Photography gave me a means to get out and relax over the years while being a police officer, it kept me sane through many tough times and still does to this day.

Club Featured Photographer - Mark Richards

I’m not sure when it was that I caught the photography bug. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic I received as a kid. When I was in high school someone handed me a Pentax K1000 and taught me how to use a darkroom. Eventually I picked up a Canon AE1 and that was my one and only camera for the next 25 years. I had no real instruction in photography, and “how to” books were not all that prevalent, but I always enjoyed being out and about with my camera.

In 2005 I was at a store in Arizona and a Canon rep was conducting a demo for the original 5D full frame DSLR. I was fascinated by the capabilities of this new technology. A few years later I picked up my first DSLR and really started to learn photography. Not only was it easier to find instructional books on all facets of digital photography, but on-line instruction was growing by leaps and bounds.  I have spent a lot of time, and money, learning both the technical aspects of photography and the creative tools of the trade.


Most of my study occurred after I relocated to West Texas, shortly after I bought my first DSLR. If you have ever been to that part of the country, you know it can be a challenging place to photograph.  For the most part it is flat, and it is brown. That challenge was perfect, however, to learn how to see photographically. My current challenge is trying to adapt to Southern California. I relocated here three years ago. In some ways, it is like learning to “see” all over again. So far, I am enjoying that journey and finding this club has been a big help!


Community Happenings

Put this on your calendar! IEPC Member Tom O'Keefe will be at the Riverside Art Market on April 1.

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