Past Issues

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January - February 2024

Focal Points Magazine January-February 2024

►Cover Story: Photographing Snakes: From Fear to Focus By Marisa Ishimatsu
Snakes are the cilantro of the animal kingdom; you either love them or hate them
►Confluence: I Photograph Trash by Peter Bennett
►How-to: Output Sharpening by Joe Doherty
►Trip Report: Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley by John Nilsson


November-December 2023

Focal Points Magazine November-December 2023

►Revisiting Great Sites Season By Season by John Clement
Repeated visits to the same place, in different seasons and over many years, have formed the basis for a long and interesting life in photography.
►Confluence: Ballona Creek and Wetlands by Peter Bennett
►Trip Report: Hokkaido in Winter by Wiebe Gortmaker
►Trip Report: The Many Wonders of…Hanksville by John Nilsson


September-October 2023

Focal Points Magazine September-October 2023

► Cover Story: Finding Fall Color One doesn't have to endure the Instagramification of our favorite spots in order to shoot fall colors. Finding your own places, and making something new of the old ones, keeps you outside and engaged. by Joe Doherty
► Trip Report: A Different View of Bodie State Historic Park by John Fisanotti
► On Location: Hurling Your Camera Into the Air by Rebecca Wilks


July-August 2023

Focal Points Magazine July-August 2023

► Cover Story: The Ocean's Cradle of Life. With carefully timed visits, we may explore tide pools that have been before us all along, yet unseen. With a deeper understanding of them, we protect and enjoy their beauty by Alison Boyle
► How To: Using Denoise by Joe Doherty
► Confluence: The Junk Raft By Peter Bennett
► On Location: Into the (not so) Deep by Bob Beresh
► Trip Report: Kenyan Safari by Paul Reinstein


May-June 2023

► Cover Story: Wings + Wonder + Water.  Nestled between two very busy freeways, the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve is human-created habitat that is both visually alluring and environmentally intriguing. By Amanda Thompson
► How To: Creating a Starburst by Rebecca Wilks
► Confluence: Finding the Story in an Ever-Changing Landscape. By Peter Bennett
► First Person: The Woolsey Fire. By Steven Cohen
► Our Next Meeting:  June Members' Show!


March- April 2023

► Cover Story: Mongolian Adventures. An invitation to ride horses across the Mongolian Steppe becomes a one-man photography workshop. Charlie Hyman explains the challenges of photography on this unique trip. By Charlie Hyman
► How-To:  Preparing for an Exhibition. By Joe Doherty
► How I Did It: Los Angeles At Dust. By John Fisanottti
► Our Next Meeting: Greg Metro: Travel Photography, Going From Ordinary to Extraordinary
► Trip Report: Death Valley. By Paul Reinstein

January-February 2023

► Cover story: The Magic of Cowboys by John Nilsson and Velda Ruddock
► Our next meeting - Alyce Bender on Wildlife of the Sand and Sea
► Joe’s How-To: Shoot the Dunes

November-December 2022

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July 2022

June?  Sorry, no June issue this year. 

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December 2021

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December 2020

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March 2020

 Februaray?  Sorry, no February issue this year. 

January 2020