Due to Covi-19 all meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Don’t let the Pandemic stop you from joining our monthly competitions and presentations on photography! Email us at email@example.com for more info.
Here’s the tentative schedule for our 2020-2021 season. Stay tuned for more information on the season’s presentations, lectures, workshops, competitions shortly. We hope to see all of you back for our 67th season which runs from September 2020 to June 2021! Each month we have a monthly photo competition where members compete in their group (open to all subject matter) and can also compete in our monthly theme competition, black-and-white competition and our Altered Reality (manipulated image) competition.
Saturday, Sept. 12 Opening Day Presentation by Laurie Klein 9:45am
Join us online for our Opening day presentation on Infrared Photography by Laurie Klein on Sept. 12th. Our presenter is Laurie Klein on Infrared Photography. Laurie is an award-winning, internationally recognized master of infrared photography and environmental portraiture. She is the author of Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared, Hand Coloring Black and White Photography, and the first and second editions of Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images. Her images have appeared in numerous national magazines. Laurie has an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). A gifted photographic educator for over 40 years, Laurie teaches classes and presents workshops and photographic tours around the globe.
The soft, passionate style of Laurie’s landscapes and portraits in the landscape conveys the depth and richness of the feminine experience and the ethereal beauty of nature. Laurie began her infrared journey studying with Ansel Adams in the mid 1970s and continued to grow her love affair with the invisible spectrum throughout a career of commercial, fine art, and wedding photography. You can view a selection of her images, products, and educational opportunities on her website: https://laurieklein.com, Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to the webinar.
Saturday, Sept. 26 Competition #1
Our first competition of the season! The theme competition is “I’m so bored I tried this( Photo experimentation).” The judge is Chuck Pine. Upload your photos by Wednesday 9/23 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, Oct 10th – Light Studies with David Helfer Wells
Certain places call out to us to be contemplated and explored. Whether they are a big city or a small town, public or a private space. Bodies of work that explore the light and atmosphere of such places are sometimes called Light Studies.
Light, shadow, night and twilight are the tools that David H. Wells uses as he makes his award winning “Light Studies.” Train stations, shrines, city centers, buildings and the like are just a few potential subjects for such “Light Studies.”
His finished “Light Studies” have been published in general interest magazines as well as photography magazines and have been exhibited around the world. Spend time with this master of light and shadow who will help you understand how to make your own “Light Studies.”
“Wells uses light and dark like a surgeon… His dynamic compositions have an almost surreal quality that reshapes our expectations of space. (He) uses light, carefully, to explore interior human complexities.”
Charles Biasiny-Rivera, a curator and critic
David Helfer Wells is an award-winning visual storyteller, based in Providence, Rhode Island. He initially worked as a newspaper photographer, then as a freelance magazine photographer, and most recently as a film-maker. He has worked on assignment for such magazines as Fortune, Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, The Sunday New York Times, and Time, among others. One editor described him as a “…specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in the creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video.” He is also a photo educator, with previous workshops at such institutions as the International Center for Photography in NYC and the Maine Media Workshop.
Saturday, Oct. 24 Competition #2
Our second competition of the season! The theme competition is The Color Purple. The judge is Nir Arieli. Upload your photos by Wednesday 10/21 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, Nov. 7 Competition #3
Our third competition of the season! The theme competition is Tabletop Setups. The judge is Steve Morton. Upload your photos by Wednesday 11/4 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, Nov. 21 Flower Photography with Linda Tommasulo
Join us for a wonderful presentation from former BPS President Linda Tommasulo. There will be a brief introduction on “Why Photograph Flowers?” ending with a short photo essay, and, finally, “Tips on Photographing Flowers.” Linda primarily shoot outdoors in natural light, with or without a tripod. She uses macro lenses, extension tubes and long lenses. Set-ups are great when you can’t get out, she prefers photographing flowers in their natural habitat.
Saturday, Dec. 5 Competition #4
Our fourth competition of the season! The theme competition is Wide Angles. The judge is Phil Echo. Upload your photos by Wednesday 12/2 at 11:59pm.)
Saturday, Dec. 19 Hunt’s Gear Show
Join us for a virtual presentation from Hunt’s on all sorts of cool gear – new cameras, Macro filters, Monitor Calibrators, Tabletop tripods, adapter rings, and more.
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 Competition #5
Our fifth competition of the season! The theme competition is String Instruments. The judge is TBD. Upload your photos by Wednesday 1/6 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, January 23, 2021 TBD
Stay tuned to see who will be giving our next webinar.
Saturday, Feb. 6 Competition #6
Our sixth competition of the season! The theme competition is Industrial Decay. The judge is Nick Nick Palmieri. Upload your photos by Wednesday 2/3 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, February 20, 2021 TBD
Stay tuned to see our next presentation
Saturday, March 6 Competition #7
Our seventh competition of the season! The theme competition is Dot/Dashes/Diagonals, The judge is TBD. Upload your photos by Wednesday 3/3 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, April 10 Competition #8
Our eighth and final competition of the season! The theme competition is Metal. The judge is TBD. Upload your photos by Wednesday 4/7 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, April 24 Presentation TBD
More details to follow!
Saturday, May 1 EOY Competition
Compete in our End of Year Competitions with photos you’ve entered in our regular competitions. Photos will need to be uploaded by Wednesday, May 28th. Judges are TBD.
Saturday, June 12 TBD
Hard to believe the season is over.