Photo Union League
Next Photo Union Meeting Tuesday, April 12th @ 6:30
Photo Union Meeting Dates
MPC Members: $27.00 a session
Non-Members: $30.00 per session
Note all meetings are on Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:00
Meetings for 2016
Message & Assignment from Sally
Big thanks to new and long-time members for sharing the fruits of their “7 Steps”. True artistry was on display in the work you created in the face of these limitations; you found compelling beauty in simple things, and turned simple things into graceful, timeless and valuable ones. Again, thank you.
Our assignment for May is titled “I Wasn’t Always This Tall”. It’s true: You weren’t. In the early part of our lives, our inherent point of view was much lower, and slowly began migrating upward. Attached to a given perspective – in this case height – are certain psychologies we may or may not exercise in our work as a matter of course: The heroic “upward” angle; the humbling or innocent point of view we experience when looking down. In addition to these attributes – and perhaps for our purposes here, more importantly – there are considerations purely of composition. Some of the best and simplest advice I’ve received as a photographer was “bend your knees”...not necessarily literally (though this could be the case, and there are times when a soft knee is more stabilizing than a hard one), but as reminder to consider composition and perspective more actively; the best shot isn’t always the one that comes most predictably from one’s natural eye-level.
So bend your knees. Or climb up. And be conscious of camera height in the making of your series of photographs for May, this in order to best convey in your images the emotion and vision you mean to.
A reminder that Photo Union welcomes all, from participants to silent observers! We are a community that fosters creativity – in the act of taking photographs, and taking them in, and hopefully in our lives most generally.
Go Wild, Go Twins, and happy springtime!