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PSA Southern California Chapter


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Registration: Early bird registration fee is $25. After April 15 the registration fee is $35. No refund 

                     after April 11. Registration closes April 30.


Program:                                                                                                                                          To register, click on the word "Registration" above.
Lunch: Lunch will be from 12 noon to 1:30pm. There is an Applebee's across the parking lot from the Marriott Residence Inn.  The Marriott Courtyard     serves lunch.  Food cannot be brought into the Meeting Room.

Saturday Speakers:
 Lisa Langell: Part 1, Using Contrast with Intention and Purpose; Part 2, Live Editing
Mason Mullaly: Richer Ways to tell a Story: Blending Images & Videos 


Event Location:  

​• Meeting:  Marriott Residence Inn. 38305 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92111, 760-776-0050

 Rooms:  Marriott Courtyard Palm Desert, 74895 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92111, 760-776-4150

These hotels are next to each other: ​Map of both hotels and Applebees; Directions

​Opportunity to Sell Used Camera Equipment:

​Arlene Sheras from Used Photo Pro will be available before the Saturday program begins to accept attendees used cameras and lenses to determine the value and what she can offer for the used equipment.  During the morning breaks and at lunch time, attendees can pick up a check for their used equipment and/or decide not to sell some or all of what was evaluated. 

​Friday, May 3:​

Salton Sea Photo Safari, Information (Register & Pay Sandi Wheaton following Event Registration) CLOSED

Photo Walks: PSA Indemnity Form
• Big Morongo Canyon;  Information; Craig Toms; Maximum 15;  Free, check-in 7:45am, 8:00am to 10:00am; photos. CLOSED

• The Living Desert - AM; Information;​ Darcy Quimby; Maximum 12; Adult $39.95; Free parking, check-in 7:45am; 8:00am to 11:00am, photos.

• Palm Springs People, Places, and Things in Palm Springs; Information; Chris Anderson; Mazimum 10; Free; 9:00am to 12 noon; meet Downtown          Palm Springs, photos.

• The Living Desert - PM; ​Information; Darcy Quimby; Maximum 12; Adult $39.95; Free parking, check-in 1:15pm, 1:30pm to 4:00pm, photos.

• Sunset at Pioneertown, Information; Robert Rufer; Free; meet Bob under Pioneertown Motel Sign between 4:30pm and 6:00pm to receive maps;

   Actors dressed in period clothing, who usually perform in Pioneertown on weekends, will be available for photos; Driving Directions, photos. 


Saturday Evening Get-Together:

We will get-together at Applebee's to socialize.  Everyone pays for their own food/beverage.


Hotel Rooms:

Arrangements have been made with the Marriott Courtyard Palm Desert, 74895 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211 for a block of rooms on May 3 to May 5.  The non-smoking King Bedroom or the Two Queen bedroom is $179, plus tax (14.2%).  These rooms are usually $269 plus tax or $230 plus tax if prepaid and non-refundable. A breakfast coupon will be available at the Marriott Courtyard for $10 for breakfast at the Marriott Residence Inn.  To reserve rooms with this discount, use this link to the hotel website: Room reservations.  Reservations must be made by April 11 when the Group Block unused rooms will be released for other customers.

Area Photo Opportunities:

​• Joshua Tree National Park: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

• Borrego Springs: Metal Sculptures by Ricardo Breceda; ​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_Breceda 

 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Night Photography, Cacti Gardens; https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638

• Palm Springs Air Museum: Admission $22 Adult, $20 Senior, military aircraft on display; ​https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/

• Cabot's Pueblo Museum: Hopi inspired Pueblo Castle in Desert Hot Springs; ​https://cabotsmuseum.org/

 Sunnylands: Ticket sales to tour the house and/or estate open on the 15th day of each month starting at 9am for the following month's tours,

   touring the gardens is free; Historic House Tour, Guided 90 minute tour, $55 per person, 7 guests per tour; Open-Air Experience, Guided 45 minute     shuttle tour, $28 per person, 7 guests per tour; Historic Walk, guided 60 minute walking tour, $26 per person, 12 guests per tour;

​   https://sunnylands.org/visit/                 

• Palm Springs Windmills: Self-driving and guided tours available, https://www.windmilltours.com/self-driving-tour/

​• Open Air Jeep Tours: ​https://www.red-jeep.com
 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: 
World's largest rotating tram car, ascends to approximately 8500 feet, admission $29.92 adult, $27.95 senior,   

   parking $15; https://pstramway.com/

eep tour

2024 Photography Event – Saturday, May 4, 2024