Thanks to those who were able to attend our first meeting on Thursday! It was great to see you all again- and to see some new faces, too!
If you were unable to make it, don't worry, here are the highlights:
- We talked about our three exhibitions this semester: "Exposed" (opening Jan. 30), "Peter MacKeith" (call closes Feb. 3, show opens Mar. 3) and "Circumpolar" (call closes Feb. 10, show opens April 7). There's tons of info available for each of these under the tabs at the top of the website so if you have not had a chance, be sure to check them out. It's not too late to register and be a part of Exposed. Also, the deadline for Peter MacKeith is fast-approaching, so get your free entries in soon!
- We discussed some trips and speakers we have lined up for the semester.
First, we are bringing back Aurora Night with Jan DeNapoli! Join us for a lesson on how to shoot the aurora at our meeting on Feb 9. Then, head out to the Two Rivers Community Center with all of us Feb 10 to do the real thing! ("Rain date" is Feb 11. More details to come).
Seth Adams will be doing a juror talk on Feb. 23. He will be talking about adventure photography as well as the jury process for the Peter MacKeith show.
We are looking into two potential trips at the end of March; however, the dates coincide. The first is the SPE conference in Florida and the second is the Iditarod. We will be looking into funding to help club members who wish to go.
Jeff Schultz- the official photographer of the Iditarod- will be giving a juror talk on April 6. He will be discussing his experiences as an Alaskan photographer as well as the jury process for Circumpolar.
- Art Week is back! Sort of. The new and improved Art Week will actually be "Art Month." Starting in February, a single theme will be introduced each month and act as a prompt for those who wish to participate. We are in the process of trying to obtain some pretty great prizes for the winners each month. There will be more information on this once it opens up, so keep an eye out for that. This is a great way to dust that camera off, get some creative juices flowing and maybe even step out of your comfort zone.
Our next meeting will take place Thursday, Jan 26 from 6-7pm. Location is TBD, but will be announced on our Facebook page as soon as it's squared away. We will be exploring macro and toy photography! Students and community members alike are all welcome to attend! No camera, no problem. Come by and we will hook you up for the night!