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Programs will take place at the Edward King House, 35 King Street, Newport Rhode Island
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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 PM. unless a different time is listed.

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2019-2020 Schedule of Presentations and Events

Visit this page for updates and additions as the new season is still being planned.

Check with the staff at the King House if the gallery is in use before traveling to see the exhibit.  Juror's comments linked here.

November 13th-Table top photography
presented by Mike Rice
As a landscape photographer living in New England, my time available for taking pictures is curtailed by the weather: rain, snow, extremes of hot and cold temperatures. Not all days are suitable for outdoor photography.

Taking pictures indoors satisfies my creative photographic urges. Shooting indoors is not new to me as I have done product photography for years photographing items from jewelry to women’s fashion accessories. Basically, anything that can fit on a tabletop.

The presentation will demonstrate how anyone can achieve this style of photography without the need for any specialized lighting equipment. Basic setups will be shown using window light and simple reflectors, inexpensive LED lights, to flashes and strobes. Whichever type of lighting is used, techniques to modify it for the creative look desired will be shown.

The technique of how to achieve exactly what is to be in focus and what is out of focus known as focus stacking will be shown. Photoshop is required for the processing, and if you are using Adobe Lightroom CC it is included at no extra charge. If you are not a Lightroom CC user, there are affordable software alternatives. Two workflows will be shown, one using Lightroom and Photoshop, and one using Helicon Focus. Note, focus stacking not required for this style of photography, just one of the creative options.

Several different genres of subjects and techniques will be shown. It is surprising how compelling a simple subject can be when photographed with these techniques. You are limited only by your imagination.
And by the way, although this presentation is named Tabletop Photography, the same techniques can be applied outdoors.

December- Members Open photo removal from the Edward King House- date to be shared at a later time

December 11th- Holiday Party- Save the date!
Details shared at a later date


January 8th- Registration deadline for Winter exhibit- details to be shared soon!

Photograph Critique by Mike Rice

February 12th- 6:30 pm -Opening of Winter Exhibit

7 pm- Program- “Photography as A Spiritual Practice” 
We will learn the techniques of vision that will help us to create meaningful images and to practice photography as a path to self-discovery. With the aid of a specially prepared sideshow, and lectures with many references to the masters of photography (Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Minor White and Paul Caponigro) Ron Rosenstock will communicate the common thread of the creative process. 

From Ron’s recent artist Statement:
“Through photography I have sought to explore the space between the finite and the infinite. For me, photography is on the borderline, the veil between the known and the unknown….a search for what is beyond the doorway of perception. What draws me---what speaks to me----is the mystery."

Ron Rosenstock

Ron Rosenstock is a photographer and a teacher of photography who studied with Minor White in private workshops from 1967 to 1973.  His first one-person exhibit was in the Creative Photography Gallery at M.I.T. in 1972. Since that time Ron has had more than 150 exhibits in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad. He has published six books that feature his photographs and has written numerous articles for photography magazines worldwide..
Ron has been teaching photographic vision and photography as a spiritual practice since 1969. He says: “My photographs are an attempt to understand the process of creation. They represent a personal search for answers to which the questions as well as the answers are wordless.  I regard photography not just as a way of seeing but as a way of living, a search or an exploration.”
Ron has led international photography tours in Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Italy, Scotland, Cuba, Bhutan, Peru, the Czech Republic and Vinalhaven, Maine, USA.  He has also been a member of the United States State Department’s Art for Embassies program since 1998.

March 11th- program; winter exhibit image removal; Serena Chalebois presents; topic to be shared at a later date

April 8th- Invitational Exhibit opening; Lindsay Elgin returns- topic to be shared at a later time.

May 13th- program details at a later date

June 10th- program details at a  later date

July- picnic- date and place to be shared at a later time

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