Photographer David Baker Presents “Seeing in Black and White” at Ojai Photography Club September meeting
"Arches" by Photographer David Baker
"Arches" by Photographer David Baker

"Girl In White Cap" by Photographer David Baker

"Kaya Guthman" by Photographer David Baker

"Lilies Love" by Photographer David Baker

"Lincoln" by Photographer David Baker

"Patricia Cardinali" by Photographer David Baker

"Teresa Russell" by Photographer David Baker

The Ojai Photography Club welcomes Ojai based photographer David Baker to their September 15 meeting. The program begins at 7:00 PM, at Kent Hall, located at Help of Ojai’s Little House, 111 Santa Ana Street, in Ojai.

Baker will speak on “Seeing in Black & White.” This will be a highly informative presentation for anyone interested in branching out of digital color into the dramatic world of black and white photography. Using his own award-winning photographs as examples, Baker will demonstrate how to select color images and convert them into black and white artwork. Presented in an interactive setting, the talk will provide the audience with many opportunities to ask questions and receive answers from the expert. Images from his “Musicians in Monochrome” series can be viewed at:

Baker is internationally known for his creative website and graphic designs. He is best known in the United States as the designer of websites for the 1995 Academy Awards, Super Bowl XXX, Microsoft Windows NT site, and the California State Legislature.

In the early 1970s, after seven years as a deputy sheriff for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, Baker worked as a professional photographer for the Monterey Park Progress newspaper. In 1980 he left the photography profession to become a successful software engineer and graphic designer.

He was founder and president of Real Time Computer Science, the first firm to install Intel’s iRMX Multitasking operating system on the IBM Personal Computer. Later, he founded Beverly Hills Software, an internationally known website design firm. He has served as Director of Development for Symantec/Peter Norton and as Computer Architecture Specialist at Intel Corporation.

In 1998 Baker relocated to Ojai, California, and rekindled his lifelong passion for photography. Then In 2004 he took a four-month assignment in Arkansas to update a website for the RV industry. That assignment turned into five new websites taking five years to complete. Back in Ojai since 2011, he is semi-retired and enjoys doing photography his way. He serves as the chair of the Photography Branch at the Ojai Art Center and acts as the Ojai Art Center Staff Photographer and Website Architect. Active in the Ojai Photography Club, he recently became a core member of the club’s central team that oversees the organization. Visit his website for images and extended information:

After his presentation, Bakerwill review images submitted by club members. Monthly presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service outreach and visitors are welcome to attend.

The Ojai Photography Club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February –November. Only members may submit images for review. For additional information please visit: