Introduction to the website:
Photographer’s Rendezvous website is dedicated to the advancement of photography and the photographic process for all who are interested. The site includes information about gatherings of photographers or “Rendezvous“, sharing work, ideas and processes. We also have blogs on Digital and Film Photography as well as Alternative Processes and Where To Find It plus workshop information and schedules.
A brief History of the Rendezvous:
The rendezvous concept was first developed by Al Weber and Don Cameron in 1987. The idea was to meet up at a predetermined location like the Mountain Men of 1825.…did, at a “Rendezvous”. To swap tall tales, lies, useful information and maybe (Cough!! Cough!!) have a drink or two with old friends. The first Rendezvous was held in 1988, at a dry camp called "American Flat" (an old mining ruin near Virginia City, Nevada). “The Rendezvous at American Flat” was organized by Al Weber, Don Cameron, Randy Haun and Bruce Carter with 88 of the West‘s best photographers attending. A great time was had by all (A few may not choose to remember the goings on at American Flat, but all did survive). It was such a great success that “The Rendezvous” was held yearly, in several different locations, until the last one at Mission San Antonio De Padua, California in October of 2012. In 2013 we started the Photographer's Rendezvous to carry on the traditions that Al had so carefully put together.
It was there that Al Weber announced, like all good things, “The Rendezvous” should come to an end. He suggested, with his blessing, that if some wanted to continue the gathering, it would be up to them to organize their own. That perhaps there could be several other “Rendezvous” across the country to further his vision and the Photographic Arts.
The Future of the Rendezvous':
The Rendezvous at Mission San Antonio de Padua
is scheduled for October 18th through the 20th 2019. Sign up information is available by clicking “Signup" information button at the top of this page. Forms can be found on the "Signup" information button pull down menu. Space will be limited to 60 attendees. So, please sign up as soon as possible to make sure you have a spot. Please check out our "Early Bird Special", $20.00 off.