Monthly Meeting: Join us, October 9 at 7:30 pm
Ayers Hall, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia

Winter Show
Nov. 1-2, 2014

Show Schedule

October Program
Digital Photography Hints”
presented by Irwin Lightstone

Selfies, jpgs, megapixels, and focus stacking… the fun and exciting world of digital photography can sometimes seem complex and confusing. To make better sense of this fast changing world and to improve your photographic technique, Irwin Lightstone, a professional photographer, offers a number of helpful suggestions.

After 29 years practicing trial law, Irwin Lightstone closed his law firm to concentrate on his photography. Irwin is past president of the North Texas Cactus and Succulent Society, past president of the Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies, and a vice president of the Fort Worth Cactus and Succulent Society. He led numerous photographic seminars throughout the state including Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, Plano, Kerrville, McKinney, and Dallas and was a featured speaker at the Gulf States Photographic Conference.

Irwin Lightstone
Additionally, he led programs sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Arboretum and the International Photography Hall of Fame and the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. His photography has won numerous awards and is often featured in the Cactus and Succulent Journal. Recently, many of Irwin’s images of the artifacts of war in the book were featured in Exotische. Irwin was formerly the Director of Photography at the Wilson History and Center. He published Succulent Abstracts and Absurdities in Black and White. Presently, he is working with Steven Hammer on the new mesemb book. Irwin lives in Dallas with his wife, Robin, his two children, one cat and several thousand plants.

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Plant of the Month:


he C&S Workshop meets Wednesday, October 15th in the Palm Room,
Los Angeles County Arboretum at 7:30 pm.

October C&S WorkshopTopic: Sansevieria

And don’t forget – there is always an informal raffle; everyone takes home a plant or plant cuttings.
Hope to see you there.

SGVCSS Winter Show Nov. 1-2, 2014 Show Schedule

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