North Coast Photography Group

Photographs of local landscape, nature, and wildlife.

Gualala Arts Exhibit

Opening reception Friday, May 4, 2018, 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit thru Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Burnett Gallery


“Thinking Gull” by Richard Custer, NCPG member.

This is the first formal exhibit of work by North Coast Photography Group members, who have experience at all levels and work in digital as well as film. Co-founded by Craig Tooley and Bryant Hitchwa, the group meets the first Sunday of each month at 10 am at the Gualala Arts Center, bringing together people interested in photography so they may share new techniques, equipment and camaraderie.

NCPG is a friendly forum for local photographers to exchange information about the capture, processing and distribution of photographic images while sharing experiences about taking pictures.

NCPG is open to all photographers of all skill levels, working in digital as well as film, from Jenner to Fort Bragg. Photographers must be members of Gualala Arts in order to participate.

The group’s goal is to help improve everyone’s photographic capability and experience by providing an active support group, with an organized exchange of information.

About the photographers:

“Fall in Wine Country” by Bryant Hitchwa, NCPG member.

Bryant shoots with an Olympus OMD camera. He says he enjoys the challenge of “getting the details of the intricacies in nature – from the blackest black gorillas of Africa to the dazzling feathers of birds in the tropics.”

“Over the years I have moved from the initial Nikon Single Lens Reflex cameras and black and white prints in the darkroom to the latest digital color capabilities. As a physics professor my optics classes always included photography applications,” he says. His interest stems from walks in nature to wildflowers and wildlife. “That expanded as we traveled to various countries and continents enjoying the beauty of bird watching as well as its photographic challenges!”

“Wine Country Mustard” by Paul Brewer.





“Valdez Salmon” by Pam Powell.

Pam enjoys capturing the simplest possible images in her photography.  She plays acoustic guitar and mountain dulcimer and participates in the Mendonoma Writers’ Group.  Pam volunteers at the Redwood Coast Humane Society.




“Seal Pup” by Richard Custer.

Richard brings an engineering background to his documentary approach to photography.  He photographs spontaneously and does minimal post-processing.  Richard’s othe interests include playing several types of acoustic guitars, mandolin, and banjo.  He is a volunteer at the Redwood Coast Humane Society.