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PPSDC Online Meeting – June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join PPSDC online as we explore the lighter side of at-home macro photography with Monica Royal. She will share what crazy things she has been playing with since we went into lockdown. “There are so many objects that make incredible macro images subjects with using things just laying around the house – if you just learn to see them.”

Monica will explore and teach you art concepts to make your macro images next level! She is also an expert at seeing how a macro lens renders subjects and she will explain how to achieve the thing macro artists struggle with the most: perfect focus!

Speaker Bio

Monica Royal was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada. She immigrated to California in 1999.

After being a hobbyist for 15 years, she formally launched her photographic career in 2006 after studying with world renowned fine art photographer Freeman Patterson. It was the inspiration from him that helped develop her fascination with water and other liquids as design elements within her artwork.

Monica’s imagery is widely recognized as unique and innovative. She won Illustrative Photographer of the Year with Professional Photographers of San Diego in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Her artwork has been published in several national magazines. Monica’s articles and podcasts appearances have been shared in numerous outlets.

As a social and entertaining artist, she has become a sought after speaker and private teacher. Through coaching and training she helps take her students to their next level of professionalism and well beyond. Monica travels around the country speaking and teaching with the sponsorship of Tamron USA, Miller’s Professional Imaging and Savage Universal behind her.

Monica has permanent art installations in public venues in Canada, the U.S. and Guam as well as a long list of private collectors. She has exhibited at Escondido Art Gallery in Escondido California and the Natural History Museum in San Diego.



Program Registration

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June 10, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Janet Bark
(858) 774-5993