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Depending on the weather we will have our anual holiday party on the 17th. There is no set program.
Watch this space for more information.
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Due to the predicted weather conditions this meeting has been postponed.
Watch this space for further details on the rescheduled date.
The December 5th meeting features the return of Ron Rodenstock, Last year Ron gave a presentation on "Using infared photography to interpret the subject" that stirred a lot interest amount those that attended.
This presentation is titled "Photography as a sprirtual experience". This sounds like a very interesting topic that many may have already experienced with out understanding the feeling. Many use photography as a form of release from the stresses of daily life,
The presentation will be held at Viles Arboretum Hospital Street Augusta, The doors should be open around 6:30 for a casual social / Q & A time with the meeting beginning at 7:00. A $5.00 fee will be charged for non members to help defray some of the costs of these presentations.
Ron Rosenstock has been creating images of the world and its people since the 1950's. His work has had many incarnations from vivid colors to black and white, from the darkroom to digital, from large format cameras to full-frame digital, from early dawn to infrared dusk. His images are real, though real is hardly subjective. Viewed in objective terms, color is far more real than black and white is - if only because color is such a defining element of reality as experienced by the human eye.
His reality is more real than it would be if you were standing next to him the moment he makes the exposure. His view of the world developed from his correspondence with Ansel Adams, his work in study groups from 1967 to 1973 with his teacher Minor White and his time as a private student of Paul Caponigro. Born in 1943, he earned his MA degree in Photography from Goddard College and has been an instructor of photography since 1967 primarily at Clark University. He has exhibited his work in more than 100 shows worldwide and is featured in numerous permanent exhibitions including the Fogg Art Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the International Center of Photography.
Ron has published six books of his photographs and written numerous articles on the art and craft of photography. We has been featured on the WGBH nightly news with Emily Rooney in Boston and numerous cable programs around New England.
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The topic / activity for this meeting istelling a story in photographs. Using 5 or less photographs tell a story. subject is open to any style or subject.
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Our November 19th meeting has a special guest speaker, Mike Taylor. Mike is a well known “astro / landscape” photographer. He has produced many spectacular photographs that contain familiar landscape objects with spectacular star filled skies.
Mike has made contributions to two books “The Secret Galaxy” And “Notes From The Stars”. These books showcase Mike’s creative efforts.
Taylor Photography's landscape astrophotography and scenic/nature images & articles have been featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day, Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova, Discovery.com, Mashable.com, Down East magazine, UNILAD, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Yahoo! News, Space.com, Utah.com, Earthsky.org, Spaceweather.com, Solarham.net, and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike is also a contributing member of the International Dark-Sky Association and he has been working in conjunction with their organization to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste.
Observing and photographing the features of the night sky is an awe-inspiring experience that so few people ever get to enjoy. The atmosphere of the night, the sights and sounds, are so very contrary from normal daytime hours that it is literally a different world - a radical world of diffused light, excessive shadows and noises that you will simply never see or hear when the sun is up. These existential awakenings will spark your inner child to marvel at the world again. There is so much to see, so much to hear, so much to enjoy during the dark hours of each day - the Moon, the stars, the Milky Way, the occasional meteor, and the spectacular Northern Lights displays.
"I have always been a 'night owl' - I can remember sneaking out of the back door of my home as a teenager on warm summer nights to go sit somewhere in my neighborhood and wonder about Man's existence while looking up at the stars. Most folks are so busy with day-to-day life that they rarely contemplate the radical idea that we all live on a small rock which is rotating and flying through the cosmos at a speed we can barely fathom." - Mike Taylor
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Here we are at the first of October. Autumn is in full swing. The changing color of the leaves. The increasing chill in the air. The increasing shortness of the daylight. The perfect time to make photographs.
With last month’s meeting discussing composition this month, October 1st, starts out with the other important part to creating memorable photographs, telling stories in a photograph or in some cases documentary photography.
Subject to change.
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