Tag Archives: San Joaquin County Fair

Challenge reminder

  The photos for the latest readers photo assignment: The San Joaquin County Fair, have been coming in at something less than a trickle, as in none so far. The task is a tough one with some challenges unique to it. While there are many different things to shoot, the time in which to shoot […]

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Camera club photo ops

Here are a couple of new photo ops for you at this year’s San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton. In addition to the Stockton Camera Club’s annual carnival lights workshop (Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., meet in Building 2), the club will host two new hands-on meetings at the fair. The first […]

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Fair photo ops

For those of you entering the latest photo challenge, here are a couple of links to some of the San Joaquin County Fair’s features, attractions and schedule of events. http://sanjoaquinfair.com/grandStand.html http://sanjoaquinfair.com/agricultureandlivestock.html http://sanjoaquinfair.com/alaskanPigsBMX.html Have fun and happy shooting! Here are the rules: 1. Entries can be emailed to me at coto@recordnet.com. Type “County Fair” in the […]

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Readers Challenge Assignment: All’s fair

This month’s task has a number of rewards (photographically speaking), and a few challenges as well. The assignment is: The San Joaquin County Fair. From the rides on the midway to the music acts to the livestock arena, there is always something interesting to photograph at the fair. True, this year there won’t be any […]

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Bright lights corrected

“Bright light city gonna set my soul, Gonna set my soul on fire…” – Viva Las Vegas by Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus On Friday night Sept. 28 the Stockton Camera Club will hold its “Night of Carnival Lights and Fun” workshop at the San Joaquin County Fair. It’s a hands-on meeting led by the […]

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Breaking the rules

Photography is a technical craft. You might think it’s full of hard and fast rules. After all the aperture of f/8 lets in the same amount of light in Stockton as it does in New York. Or the shutter speed of 1/500th of a second is as much 1/500th of a second here as it […]

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Pets or meat

Many years ago I covered the livestock auction at the San Joaquin County Fair. The reporter who was with me was normally on a sports beat but pulled weekend duty that day. He asked a young 4-H’er what did they think would happen to his prize steer after the auction. The lad, upon the realization […]

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A night at the fair

Here’s a photo opportunity: The Stockton Camera Club with hold its Carnival Lights Workshop on Friday night. Any of you who are interested should to show up at 8:00 p.m. at the club’s booth in Building 2 at the county fairgrounds in Stockton. The experienced and knowledgeable club members will help you to capture of […]

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Marching band

“Seventy-six trombones caught the morning sun With a hundred and ten cornets right behind There were more than a thousand reeds Springing up like weeds There were horns of ev’ry shape and kind.” Seventy-Six Trombones – Meredith Wilson The Lincoln High School marching band performed daily at the San Joaquin County Fair. Dressed in casual […]

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With help from a little friend

Some photographers get a lot of help from assistants, volunteer or paid. Newspaper photographers tend to be one-man-bands. We’re usually shooter, lighting expert, food stylist, pack mule and more, all rolled into one. Though we occasionally help each other out on tougher shoots, self-sufficiency tends to be our credo. At this year’s San Joaquin County […]

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