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Next Photo Union Meeting Tuesday, November 11th @ 6:30
Assignment is Posted Below

Photo Union Meeting Dates
MPC Members: $27.00 a session
Non-Members: $30.00 per session

Note all meetings are on Tuesdays
Scheduled Meetings for 2014

November 11
December 9th

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Photo Union was created to bring monthly discussions, assignments and review to help stimulate, guide and inspire photographers of all levels.

 Using the underlying principles that define and guide great photography, participants will be encouraged to concept and explore ideas, turning the abstract into the concrete through thought provoking assignments.
Photo Union's goal is to elicit the more conceptual aspects of photography, helping the photographer to define their personal and creative vision, while refining their unique photographic voice.
Those new to photography will find that seeing the world through an artist’s eye not only benefits their work, but in turn their being. More established photographers will appreciate the monthly challenges and lively dialogue.
Photo Union encourages practicing the photographic arts to execute new work each month in response to a given assignment.
Photo Union is about thinking, learning, sharing and growing.  It’s about finding your voice, finding inspiration, and limitless exploration of the possible, improbable and impossible.
Photo Union is an accepting and supportive league built on our common love of photography and believes there is an artist in each of us.
Join the Union and free the artist in you today.

Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

  • Monthly discussions, assignments and review to help stimulate, guide and inspire photographers of all levels.
  • Participants will be encouraged to concept and explore ideas,
  • Elicit the more conceptual aspects of photography, helping the photographer to define their personal and creative vision
  • Limitless exploration of the possible, improbable and impossible

Assignment for November Meeting:
Dear Photo Union:

Thank you for a typically stimulating and exceptionally beautiful meeting last week.  The assignment asked for a distinct consideration of light in our shooting, and this thoughtful approach to the role of light brought forth a collection of absolutely stunning images.  Thank you!  Some artists chose to focus on the color or temperature of light; others, its direction, or density, or more subtle aspects of the attribute.  The work was diverse in its features, and unified in its beauty.  

In investigating light, it is inherent that one consider the dark as well.  A few of you touched on this specifically in your light-themed photographs.  Now, in the spirit of the season, The Dark is our assignment for November.  Darkness can be a literal feature of your images; or, it can be a conceptual one.  It can address a depth of light, or mood.  It can be about specific colors, a specific palette.  It can address a state of being, night, dusk, or dawn.  Or it can be a more playful exploration of the season, or Halloween.  The idea of darkness can touch upon political themes (seasonal now as well), or anger, or negativity.  The Dark need not be heavy or gloomy, though of course it can be.  It can alternately be comforting, restful, majestic, healing.  The only requirement in this assignment is that you make The Dark your own.  

A hearty welcome to those who joined us for the first time, or for the first time in awhile.  A hearty welcome too to those who regularly make Photo Union a vibrant, encouraging community in which to share and investigate work, and the processes, passion and deliberation that goes into creating it.  I am so grateful to be a part of this forum.  

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday, November 7 for our first Photo Union exhibition opening, this in conjunction with F-Stop’s “American Way”.  What a proud and glorious evening it will be!  

Check out our facebook page for image postings, articles, calls for entry, and community.  And do feel free to post your work past or present.  I love to share it!  

Thanks and happy shooting!

Sally Mars  

Sally Mars: Sally Mars is Producer of Photography, Broadcast and Film for Photographers and Directors. She also consults as a Project Manager, Creative Director and Marketing Consultant in print and broadcast for select clients including; Prada, Coca Cola, Volvo, Target, Mercedes, Union Pacific, Microsoft, AT&T, Cessna, Fox Sports, Nike, Champion and Reebok. Her agency clients include; Bailey Lauerman, Carmichael Lynch, Clarity Coverdale Fury, Goodby Silverstein, Campbell Mithun Esty, BBDO, GSD&M, Olson, Martin Williams, and Fallon International.

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