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May Photo Newsletter

Flowers!!!

 

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Thinking about next steps with your photography?

Get Ready

to Show!

After a long tough winter, the talk is now about"opening up"... why not prepare for your own "opening" and share your talent and vision with the world?  It's time!  

A four-session Zoom course with guidance and support from Owen Biddle and Charles Eustace.  Please contact us to discuss dates and times.

1. Select images - portfolio review.

2.  Edit images

3.  Resources for getting high           quality prints and framing.

4.  Brainstorm venues in your area.

photo by Juan Torres

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In- Person!

Like many of the rest of you, we are taking some steps to reconnect - in person!!

For those who are vaccinated and comfortable meeting in the classroom setting, small group and individual lessons are available.  

For those who are not yet ready for this step, we are carrying on with remote lessons via Zoom.

Email or call (610) 626 - 7854 to sign up.

DSLR Fundamentals Classes​

Below are descriptions of some of our small-group classes. 

Remember, private, individual lessons are also always an option.  Just give a call and  we can set up individual sessions to keep you moving forward with your photography.

 Call (610)-626-7854 for details.

 

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Fundamentals 1:  Camera Operations   is for students who are just starting out, or want a good review of the basic camera functions. 

Saturdays  10:00 - 11:30  5/8,  5/15,  5/22,  5/29

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Fridays  7:00 - 8:30  5/7,  5/14,  5/21,  5/28

Fundamentals 2:  Applications  is for students who have some comfort with the camera and want to start applying their skills to expand their photographic range.

Saturdays  12:00 - 1:30  5/8,  5/15,  5/22,  5/29

Fundamentals 3:  Composition  takes photography beyond the subject, and encourages you to see the artistic and compositional opportunities in everyday life. Here is a chance for your right brain to come out and play!

Sundays  1:00 - 2:30  5/2,  5/9,  5/16,  5/23

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Fundamentals 4:  Lighting Across the Genres is for students who are  ready for the next critical step: lighting.  Explore sophisticated means of controlling both natural and artificial light for portraits, landscape and still life to get just the mood and effects you want.

Call to schedule

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Advanced Photography - Using self-generated assignments and in-depth critiques we will help you move forward in your work.  

TBD  Please call us to discuss dates  (610) 626 - 7854

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Online Photo Salon

In-person Photo Salons are on hold right now, but we are very excited about our new online options

1.  Check out this  facebook link and join the group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/owenbiddlephotosalon  

Our purpose is to provide an online place for our community to stay in touch, stay inspired  and get out there and keep snapping.  You can post pictures and get feedback, ask photo questions, make suggestions etc.  What do you say???

Special thanks to Jonathan Prusky, whose technical skills have saved us more than once and made this whole endeavor possible.

2.  Sunday  3:00 - 4:30  5/16/21   Real-Time Zoom Photo Sharing session.  Limit of 6 participants, so RSVP soon.  First come first serve!

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Not a photo, but ...

Let this painting byGeorgia O'Keefe (1887 - 1986)  inspire you to get close and personal with your favorite flowers.

Dear Photographers,

   Some might find it poignant that the exuberance  that springtime presents is, indeed, fleeting.  The gorgeous flowers will only last so long before they droop, shrivel and crumple.  But our images won't fade.  What better time than the spring to  celebrate our cameras' ability to capture and preserve the transient beauties that abound all around us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                            photo by Owen Biddle

 

Two-Part Zoom Photo Workshop:  Botanicals

  Flower-lovers and plant-aficionados, join our Botanical Workshop to discuss equipment, learn techniques and get tips to make the most of this glorious season.

Topics covered will include use of macro, managing various lighting conditions, composing stellar shots, applying depth-of-field.  Come see the marvels an hour or two in the garden can yield.  

 

First session: Tuesday,  5/18  7:00 - 8:30

Discussion of equipment and technique and presentation of how masters  have addressed botanical photography.

 

Second session:  Tuesday, 5/25  7:00 - 8:30

To share work from intervening week

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 Photo Field Trips

 

                       

                      photo by Owen Biddle

 

 

Jenkins Arboretum

Saturday,  5:00 - 6:30,  5/8

Jenkins Arboretum

Come to this charming arboretum to take pictures of a vast variety of local flora.  We will spend time at the large pond, which, surrounded by reeds and other types of vegetation, offers some really lovely vistas.

Location:  Radnor

Chanticleer Estate

Saturday,  10:00 - 11:30,  5/15

This stately turn-of-the-century mansion, surrounded by formal gardens, complete with a beautiful old fashioned swimming pool, offers great opportunities for photographing both intimate scenes and grand vistas.  The grounds feature unusual plantings as well as some quirky post-modern garden statuary.  Our exploration will range from the macro abstractions of flower-portraits to the wide angle accentuated perspective of deep space landscapes.  And we won't miss the reflections on the beautiful lotus pond.  To learn more about Chanticleer check out this link:  Chanticleer GardensLocation: 

Radnor, PA 

 

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Photographer of the Month

Lia Wheeler

Here's what Lia has to say:

     "My grandmother gave me my camera when I was seven or eight years old, after seeing how much I loved hers. I love animals, particularly ducks, and until a few weeks ago, that was the main use of my camera. However, when the flowers started popping up this spring, (2021) that all changed. Flowers, now being my primary target, have taught me so much about taking pictures as well as nature."

   Can a proud great-aunt brag for a minute?  Lia, at age 10, has grasped so much about photographic technique and shows such original compositional ideas, we are delighted to present her images.  Yes, a fresh love for taking pictures and for discovering nature... keep going, Lia!

   

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