Please join PhotoMidwest President Sean Lamb for a presentation on railroad photography at 7 pm Thursday, July 19, at PhotoMidwest.
The Long Exposure Group meeting is at 7 pm Mon, Jul 23
he Long-Exposure Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7pm. Long exposure photography involves leaving the shutter open long enough to keep some elements of the photograph in focus, while other elements are blurred by their movement. For more information: contact group leader, Bob Beaverson
The monthly PhotoMidwest Board Meeting begins at 6:30 pm Wednesday, July 25. Board meetings are open to any PhotoMidwest member and we encourage interested members to attend. If you have an item you would like on the agenda, email the item using the website's email form. We meet at PhotoMidwest's facilities, 700 Rayovac Dr.
The Landscape Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Those interested in all kinds of landscapes images, including cityscapes, are invited to bring up to four images. On July 26 the subject will be abstract landscapes. Contact: Gordon Olson.
The PhotoMidwest Travel Interest Group (TIGR) meets every 4th Friday of the month to share and discuss travel-related images that portray a sense of time and place.
Bring your lunch and join fellow members at 11:30 a.m. in the PhotoMidwest studio.On Friday, July 27th , we will review the images people took on the June 22nd Field Trip which was at and around the Capitol Building. The theme was Statues, Monuments and Detail Architecture. Please bring up to 5 digital or printed images to reflect this theme even if you did not attend the Field Trip. Let the leader know if you need to leave early, so we can show your pictures promptly. Contact: David Schoengold, Larry Hands, Marcia Getto, Trevor Passmore or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be added to the TIGR email list, send an email request to email@example.com. This group is led by David Schoengold, Larry Hands, Marcia Getto and Trevor Passmore. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
notable events in the last few months:
Have you ever considered selling your photography at art fairs or online? Join photographers Don Mendenhall, Steve Ralser, and Sarah Stankey who currently sell their photographic work at art fairs and/or online or have worked for art fairs.
They will the whys (and why not's) of selling your photography by participating in art fairs and/or online retail websites including online retailers such as Amazon. We will cover finding and selecting the art fairs or online sites, equipment, preparation before the fair, expenses, payments, and shipping.
The May 17, 2018 PhotoMidwest Third Thursday presentation at 7 pm features photographer Brynn Bruijn.
Brynn Bruijn began her career as an underwater photographer in Saudi Arabia. She then lived in Europe for twenty-five years and was a regular contributor to numerous European and American magazines including: Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Professional Photography Magazine, The Netherlands, Signature, KLM Airlines in-flight Magazine, Aramco World, National Geographic and Florida Design Magazine. Her interior work has been featured in several books: The Royal Progress of William & Mary for the BBC and Dutch Government as well as Cuba, Five Hundred Years of Images, sponsored by the Bacardi Family. Several of her interiors are in the book, Fine Interiors of Naples, Florida. Her first two books were The Red Sea Coral Reefs and Uzbekistan.
Brynn has finally settled down in Mount Horeb and she will be coming to PhotoMidwest to share her experiences and her photographs. Join her for an educational and entertaining evening.
The March 15, 2018 PhotoMidwest Third Thursday presentation at 7 pm features Steve Apps speaking about Nature Photography. Steve will be teaching the PhotoMidwest class on Nature Photography. To learn more about this class and to enroll, go to Nature Photography with Steve Apps.
Steve Apps is a Pulitzer Prize finalist (team coverage) with more than 30 years of experience as a professional photographer, most recently for the Wisconsin State Journal where he was the chief photographer/photo editor. He is widely published outside of the newspaper industry with nine book credits to him as the photographer. He has taught photography classes at Madison College and the Rhinelander School of the Arts.
As a photographer you own thousands and thousands of copyrights. And every single one is going to outlive you. Then what? This Third Thursday presentation will begin with tips and a few surprises about managing copyrights in estate plans. After that, we’ll have an open discussion about copyright myths – because in copyright law, there’s nothing more dangerous than believing a myth. Come and share what you firmly believe about copyright; what you kind of believe (but aren’t sure it’s true); what you don’t at all believe (but fear it might be true).
Speaker Elizabeth Russell is an attorney in Madison and a PhotoMidwest member active in both the Street Photography and the Human Interest groups. Her law practice concentrates on helping businesses in the fields of copyright, trademark and digital business law. She also has an active arts law practice. She authored Arts Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Arts Entrepreneurs and has a forthcoming book on copyright in estate planning. Copies of Arts Law Conversations will be available at a discount after the presentation and can be signed by her. Her website is erklaw.com.
Both Lightroom and Photoshop are now only available from Adobe by subscription. What are the alternatives? Should you even consider alternatives?
Join a panel of PhotoMidwest photographers including Tim Mulcahy, Sean Lamb, Jim Thornbery and possibly others discussing what you must consider to get the right answer for your photography situation.
Whether you are a post processing novice unfamiliar with clarity, layers, blend modes, or masks or a savvy pro keeping track of over 100,000 photographs and needing Fast Fourier Transform noise reduction, frequency separation, or luminosity masks, this Third Thursday will have something for you.
There will be handouts comparing Lightroom and Photoshop versus:
- software that may have come with your camera,
- established alternatives DxO PhotoLab and Capture One, and
- new alternatives Luminar, ON1 Photo RAW, and Affinity Photo.
We intend to not duplicate other reviews and comparisons you can find on the internet, but will also provide links to the best videos and web reviews comparing these programs. Hope to see you there!
Join PhotoMidwest member Katarina Marchant for a discussion of photography as it relates to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and all those other websites. Website development will also be coverdd. Katarina offers the perspectives of a recent Photography MFA graduate. It should be a lively, insightful, evening. This is a participatory event; everyone should bring their tablet, laptop, or phone so we can work together to solve questions!
Since photography's creation there has been a push and pull between photography as an artwork and photography as a documentary tool. With November's 3rd Thursday presentation we will be exploring the relationship between photography and how our memory has been influenced by the photographing process and the images. The presentation will explore how photographers use imagery to recall memory, how memories are changed through the photographic imaging process, and how has the subject matter of photography influenced memory.
Katharina Marchant is a photographer who recently moved to Madison. Due to her experiences growing up in the military her work centers around cultural identity. Since becoming a mother in 2013 she has expanded her work to include motherhood and identity. She currently teaches photography and art history for the University of Maryland and looks forward to pursing new photographic opportunities around Madison. Katharina has a BA in painting from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an MFA in photography from Utah State University. Her website is katharinamarchant.carbonmade.com/about.
On view will be 29 images, from Madison and around the world, which capture unposed moments of everyday human activity in public spaces. Each photo tells the story of a moment as witnessed by the photographer.
Gallery Hours: Saturday's in November from Noon to 4 PM, prior to scheduled events or by appointment.
The Monthly Featured Photographer presentations are free, open to the public, ADA accessible and begin at 7 pm at PhotoMidwest, 700 Rayovac Dr. Suite 212, Madison.
PhotoMidwest members who are not attending the Long Exposure Group's monthly meeting may want to consider this presentation at the University of Wisconsin Madison:
Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Professor of Chinese Art, Department of Art History, The University of Chicago
Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 7:30pm Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L160, University of Wisconsin Madison
This talk studies photographs that subtly disrupt the classification of portraits and self-portraits. These are studio portraits that bear the sitters’ inscriptions. Using a group of images related to the “queue-cutting” movement in early 20th-century China as examples, Wu Hung suggests that when an inscription is imbued with a distinct “I” voice and expresses the sitter’s personal feeling, experience, and aspiration, it transforms the anonymous portrait into a “self-image.” This case study further leads us to contemplate on photography’s role in facilitating such transformation.
Wu Hung, a member of the American Academy of Art and Science, is a well-known art historian, critic, and curator. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books and anthologies on traditional and contemporary Chinese art; the most recent include A Story of Ruins: Presence and Absence in Chinese Art and Visual Culture (2012), Contemporary Chinese Art: A History (2014) and Zooming In: Histories of Chinese Photography (2016).
Be independent. Govern your own photographic talent. Enjoy managing your work hours. Freelance photography can be a rewarding experience when you run the ship. There is however a small flipside. Every client will have a different plan, program and policy, so it’s also critical to be transparent about and committed to your ethics and goals. You may want to work with some, but not with others.
Highly-regarded and experienced freelance photographer Andy Manis will share his photography, his work ethics and important freelance factors that photographers striving for independence may want to stash in their camera bags at PhotoMidwest’s Third Thursday presentation on September 21, 2017.
Manis started his photography career in 1980. He has held positions as a college staff photographer, staff photographer at newspapers, photo editor for The Associated Press, and on occasion an educator. Manis launched his freelance photography business in 1995 and has been going strong since. Clients include the University of Wisconsin, Oscar Mayer, Mead & Hunt, Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Assoc., Lindsay Stone & Briggs, Laughlin Constable, The Associated Press, The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and numerous other publications and businesses.
Third Thursday presentations are free and open to the public. PhotoMidwest is located at 700 Rayovac Dr. Suite 212, Madison, Wisconsin - ADA accessible.
Join PhotoMidwest instructor Herb Nelson and several students from his recent (Re) Discover Black and White Film class in PhotoMidwest's new Darkroom discuss why they wanted to learn photographic film and printing on photographic paper. Learn about the about The Great Film Renaissance of 2017.
Then find out about PhotoMidwest's new wet darkroom, a project that was 12 months in the making. Find out how can you get oriented to the darkroom so that you can use it, how to reserve darkroom time, and how to pay for it.
There will be an darkroom open house the following Saturday starting at noon during which members can be oriented to the darkroom, enabling members to use the darkroom.
Social media for photographers -- platform overview, tips and discussion.
Join us for PhotoMidwest's July Third Thursday topic - social media. We'll talk about the basics of social media platforms available and how photographers can make the most of these tools for sharing their work and growing their following. Whether you're only dabbling in the shallow end of the social media pool or swimming strong, constant laps you're likely to walk away with a new appreciation for social media and some tips and tricks for making the most of your online social brand.
Gena Larson, Instagram account manager for PhotoMidwest, will lead the discussion.
Third Thursday presentations are free, open to the public, ADA accessible and begin at 7 pm at PhotoMidwest, 700 Rayovac Dr. Suite 212, Madison, Wisconsin.
Third Thursday for 7 pm, June 15, will offer films about selected photographers and photography. The films and videos include:
- A documentary on Edward S. Curtis’s photogravures of American Indians.
- Short interviews with Cole Weston, Eve Arnold, Duane Michaels, and on the street with Garry Winogrand,
- Bill Moyers on Garry Winogrand and Emmit Gowin.
- and possibly a few more surprise shorts.
And we will have FREE POPCORN for the audience. It should be an enjoyable, simulating evening for all. If there is interest, we can pause for discussion between the films.
Darla Perry, co-owner of Any & All Media, will discuss how she encodes the various formats of vintage video to be used in today's technology. She will also be discussing the exciting world of forensic video. Is it really just like in the movies?