2015 FStop Group
Next FStop Meeting
October 21st, 6:30 - 9:00
About the F•Stop Group
Photo by Dorothy Childers
The F•Stop Group is a community of photographers that meet on a monthly basis, September through June, and are dedicated to critiquing and supporting each other's work. The mission of the F•Stop Group is to promote aesthetic and technical growth in each person's photography. Tom Arndt hosts the group and Sally Mars will co-host.
Starting with its new season Mpls Photo Center will continue that support for the F•Stop Group, sponsoring and hosting the meetings at the Mpls Photo Center the third Wednesday of every month, except for the months of July and August.
Anyone can join the group. If you choose to attend one of the meetings, the cost is $5 per meeting, and goes toward special guest speakers, physical space to facilitate the meeting, snacks and beverages. You may sign up by emailing FStop@MplsPhotoCenter.com
Meeting Dates for 2015
October 21st - Guest Dan Dennehy, staff photographer at the Minneapolis Institute of Art will talk about achieving archival permanance in a digital world.
November 18th - Guest Paul Shambroom will talk about his work & process.
December 16th- Guest Keith Taylor, will show his beautiful work and share his ideas on image making.
FStop Group Opening Reception
FStop "Chronicles" is Friday, November 13th - 6:30 - 8:30
Group benefits include:
Peer review and critique
At each monthly meeting, five presenters show their work. The work must be made in the last year and each presenter may show only once per year. The work should be shown in print form, and in print color or black and white. Critiques last approximately 15 minutes. The presentation begins by the presenter introduce themselves and shares a bit of information about the work. We ask that you keep it brief so there is ample opportunity for conversation. Tom Arndt provides his insight into the work and is part of the critique process. All F•Stop members are asked to respect each other in the critique process by offering ideas that help better realize the photographer's intent. Not all FStop members are at the same level of accomplishment, but everyone can benefit from thoughtful comments. This idea creates an atmosphere that is different from meeting to meeting.
If you would like to show your work at the next meeting, you may sign up by emailing FStop@MplsPhotoCenter.com, please tell us the date you would like. Please bring prints.
Along with critique, there may be guest speakers or videos as part of the meeting. The heart and soul of The F•Stop Group is community. For more information on the F•Stop group or to join, please email: FStop@MplsPhotoCenter.com