PSA Gold Rush Chapter
PSA Gold Rush Chapter

PSA GOLD RUSH CHAPTER features SEAN DUGGAN with a program on


on Saturday, May 4th at the Monroe-Eskaton Lodge

3225 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento

(parking in front, on neighboring side streets, and around the back)


9am   -   Registration:  Guests $10 for the presentation, $25 for both the                   

              presentation  and afternoon shoot (if room)

9:30   -   Viewing of images from previous Portrait Program shoot 

10-12 -   Presentation by Sean Duggen about Phone Photography and Processing

12-1   -   No-host lunch at a nearby Chinese restaurant ($10, collected at lunch)

1-4     -   Smart phone shooting to practice what you learned!


Click Here to see Creative Art Images


You’re invited to this interesting program, followed by lunch with your fellow photographers, and an opportunity in the afternoon to practice your smart phone photography!


Gold Rush is a Chapter of PSA (Photographic Society of America) that has provided quarterly day-long photography programs in Sacramento for many years. Since September, 2018, Gold Rush has changed its format to offer photography presentations in the morning, lunch from 12-1 at a nearby restaurant, followed by photo shoots of subjects suggested by the morning presentation--in this case, camera-phone photography--so leave your camera and tripod at home and bring your smart phone!  At the next program (Lewis Kemper talking about motion in photography on October 5th) you’ll have an opportunity to show your work from this shoot.


Because Gold Rush is a Chapter of PSA, membership in PSA is strongly encouraged, with many benefits of its own, such as an excellent monthly magazine, educational programs, and a yearly photography conference.  You can sign up for PSA online, or at a Gold Rush program. There are no limits to the number coming to the presentation, as we have plenty of room, but since the number of participants for the shoot is limited by the logistics to 25 people, we decided to prioritize participation as follows:


#1:  PSA/Gold Rush members; #2: PSA members who haven’t yet joined Gold Rush; #3 All others.  


To make sure we know how many are coming, and to guarantee your spot for the afternoon shoot, you must SIGN UP and PAY (if needed) a week before the program with Susan Bovey (contact information below).  No charge for PSA members; for all others the cost is $25, and we will return your payment if the spaces have been filled.   For PSA members, please include your PSA number.  If there is still available space, we will take signups at the program, with the same priority as above—note that you can join PSA that day.  (We’re working on an online payment method for the future, but in the meantime contact Susan at 530-219-0955, email, or mail your check to 525 Third St, Woodland, CA 95695.)  Now, back to the Program:




In this day of visual exploration, photographer and author Sean Duggan will share essential concepts and techniques for getting the most from your smart phone (any kind) to create compelling and interesting images.  In his presentation, Sean will share ways to work within the photographic limitations of shooting with a camera phone, as well as taking advantage of the many possibilities offered by these devices.  After discussing photo capture techniques, he’ll move on to discuss some essential processing apps.




Sean Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, and educator.  Through his writing and seminars across the United States as well as travel workshops in Iceland, he has been helping photographers master digital photography since 1996.  He has over twenty online courses on various photography topics on LinkedIn Learning (formerly, and his popular online series Mobile Photography Weekly has been helping people improve their mobile photography and image processing since 2016.  His latest book is The Enthusiast’s Guide to iPhone Photography (Dec 2018), and he is the co-author of many other photography books.  He writes a regular column on Adobe Lightroom for Lightroom magazine.




Future Gold Rush Chapter Meetings:

May 4th, 2019    iPhoneography  Sean Duggan

October 5th, 2019   Photography in Motion   Lewis Kemper


Future PSA Conferences:

Spokane, WA  9/22-28/2019 (Think Palouse photos!)

Colorado Springs, CO 9/29-10/3/2020 (Think fall colors in the Rockies!)