Our November Program will be at RCC Lake Anne on Nov 21st at 7:30 will be given by Charles Neenan. He will be talking about and displaying the use of several new "filters" (Alien Skin, Topaz Labs, and NIK) in Adobe CS4 and how they allow for some very intriguing image manipulations. Charles “will put together a digital presentation covering all below ….at a 90,000 foot view and field any and all questions as well” This will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to add the “wow factor “to your images and not to be missed.
The Nature Visions Photo Expo. will be Nov 11th-13th. Go to www.naturevisions.org for all the details. We still need volunteers to fill various 2 hour slots so please let me know your availability and we can work out a time and place. You avoid the $10.00 entry fee and get to see the expo from a participants view.
PhotoArt 2011: The take down will be on Monday Oct 31st RCC Lake Anne from 9-11am. We have had the best comments on this show than any other RPS has done in the past and it’s a shame to see it come down. See below to transfer your images to the Reston Chamber.
Reston Chamber: We will be hanging images from the PhotoArt at the Chamber for a 3 month period starting from Oct 31st. We only have room for 30 images at the Chamber so the first to commit by notifying me will have their images moved. We also need help that day taking down PhotoArt and hanging the Chamber so please volunteer.
December: No activities have a nice holiday
January 2012 Program:
Other Items of interest:
FREEMAN PATTERSON TO SPEAK/PRESENT ALL-DAY SEMINAR IN
NORTHERN VIRGINIA, NOVEMBER 4 - 5.
The Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts is pleased to announce
that the internationally renowned photographer, Freeman Patterson, will
present two programs at the Verizon Auditorium in the Occoquan Building on
the Manassas Campus of George Mason University. The first presentation will
be a Friday evening program November 4, entitled: “The Call of Creativity”.
The second will be an all-day seminar on Saturday, November 5, entitled:
“Seeing and Visual Design”.
Mr. Patterson last addressed members of the Greater Washington
photographic community in March 2002, when he presented an all-day
seminar at the International Monetary Fund Auditorium hosted by the
International Photographic Society.
Notes on the Friday evening, November 4, program, "The Call of Creativity":
! This is a presentation for everybody and not limited to just photographers. It should
be equally promoted to other visual and performing artists, educators, university and high school
students, designers of every sort, spiritual care workers, and everybody interested in
a visually and intellectually stimulating evening.
! During the two and a half hours (including an intermission), Freeman will combine
talking, projected images and music to examine the sources and nature of creativity,
essential facts about creativity and ways of accessing the creativity that we all possess.
"""""""" Freeman has given this program to large groups of photographers, university
students and as a keynote address to national conferences of university educators across
Canada, in South Africa and New Zealand, and will be presenting it in Israel in December.
This will be his first presentation of the program in the United States.
! ! Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Registration fee: $30.00
Notes on the Saturday November 5, all-day seminar: “Seeing and Visual
Freeman’s “Seeing and Visual Design” seminar has evolved over the years. (Because
the growing process just never ends, there will always be new ways of looking at and
discussing visual design).
""""""""Basic content: This seminar is about seeing and visual design. Visual design is the craft
of visual expression and communication.
""""""""During the morning, Freeman will be speaking about and illustrating (with projected
images) the building blocks of visual design and, during the afternoon, principles for
arranging them in picture space (composition). He will not be talking about the hardware
and software of film or digital photography, except in passing.
""""""""The seminar should be promoted to photographers of every stripe, painters, people
who sketch and draw, designers of every sort, gardeners, etc.
! ! Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Registration fee: $75.00
For additional information or to register contact Joseph Miller Center, e-mail:
email@example.com. Phone: 703-754-7598. Please make registration checks payable to
JMCENTER, 4811 Catharpin Road, Gainesville, VA 20155.
10900 University Blvd
George Mason University - Prince William Campus, Manassas, VA 20109
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Course: Social Media for Photographers
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I’m a producer with The Washington Post, and I’m writing to invite you to participate in our new photo project, “Your Washington Places.”
The project, launched this week, aims to showcase some of the metro area’s most photo-worthy spots as chosen and shot by staff photographers and area photo enthusiasts such as your club members.
Please consider encouraging your fellow members of the NVPS and others to post photos of their favorite places to shoot – including a description of why they like that location – to this new Washington Post gallery (http://www.washingtonpost.com/conversations/2011/06/29/AGVXAQrH_ugcgallery.html). All images will be featured on washingtonpost.com, and some of the best will be featured in the newspaper.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Brian M. Rosenthal
The Washington Post
1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20071
Multiple Exposures Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
For Immediate Release
Contact – Michael Borek
Michael Borek: Effective Immediately
Multiple Exposures Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 312
105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
October 4 – November 7, 2011
11 .am. – 6 p.m. daily and 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Thursdays
Saturday, October 8, 2011
In this solo exhibition, Michael Borek will be showing over 20 of his new photographs shot in an abandoned lace factory in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Many pictures from the Scranton Lace portfolio were selected for juried shows, including by Elisabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum of American Art; Philip Brookman, Corcoran Gallery of Art; Milena Kalinovska, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; and Amanda Maddox, J.Paul Getty Museum.
The title of the show comes from an announcement made in May 2002, by the vice president of Scranton Lace Co. He called all employees together in the middle of their shift to break the news that – effective immediately – the factory was closing. Effectively immediately, the employees lost their jobs and livelihoods, and the gradual decay of this abandoned place began.
Milena Kalinovska from the Hirshhorn Museum describes these works as follows: “Michael Borek’s Laceworks photographs were shot in a ghost-like atmosphere of a decommissioned factory in Pennsylvania. With laces still in the looms, chairs on the stage of the company’s theater, the images capture dissonance between quiet beauty and troubling reality.”
FROM THE ARTIST’S STATEMENT
I was fascinated by this place where time literally stood still, and one could walk through different areas like an archeologist sifting through the layers of history. The magnificent old Nottingham looms with unfinished lace still in them. The old Singer sewing machines pushed together under large plastic sheets, like ships in a bay waiting for a storm to pass. Huge sheets of punch cards hanging from the racks or stored in many layers, predecessors of now obsolete computer punch-card technology. Zeroes and ones. Hole or no hole. A lace pattern is made when the needle goes through the hole or is blocked by the card.