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July 12, 2011 > Rock City photo hike

Rock City photo hike

Submitted By Sachie Johns, Photo by J. DeRidder

Join the Fremont Art Association's Digital Photography Group (FAA-DPG) on a 3-mile photo hike through Rock City, Mt. Diablo State Park (near Clayton) on Saturday, July 16. Led by award-winning photographer Jacline Deridder, participants will capture images of magnificent sedimentary rock formations and breath-taking views. The ability to hike three miles on dirt trails and hills while carrying camera gear and food supplies is necessary.

We will meet at the FAA Gallery, located at 37659 Niles Blvd. in Fremont, at 12 noon and proceed as a group. Wear your walking or hiking shoes and bring a hat, water, jacket, lunch, snacks, camera, batteries, memory, lens hood, polarizer, tripod (optional), and lens kit. Participants are required to sign a Release of Liability for the field trips.

The Third Saturday (S3) Photography Group is a free street level art outreach
program sponsored by the FAA and Cooksey-Talbott Gallery. The group offers a variety of photographic educational opportunities and field trips. It is headed by award-winning local photographer Cooksey-Talbott, who is assisted by fellow award-winning photographer Jacline Deridder.

S3 activities are held on the third Saturday of each month. Lessons are free and open to all interested in making photographs and having a good time. Programs range in complexity from beginner to advanced. The group strives to offer events of interest to wide range of photographers; all are welcome to come and participate.

For more information on the S3 program and photography classes, or questions about the hike or directions to the park, please go to

Mt. Diablo Photo Hike
Saturday, July 16
Fremont Art Association Gallery
37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905

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