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Programs take place at the Edward King House, 35 King Street, Newport Rhode Island.  Select this link to view the parking map.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 PM. unless a different time is listed.  For more information about the Edward King House, select this link.


2021-2022 Schedule

September 8- Making Better Travel Photographs

In this presentation, Ron will be discussing the three main ingredients for better images, attention, intention, and awareness. In addition to images of people, places, and things from around the world, Ron will discuss what photo gear he recommends for different situations, packing for traveling, and how to make the most of travel photos. We look forward to seeing you, in person, for this exciting presentation.

 

"My work is a positive statement, affirming the beauty that surrounds us.  I find that people get positive energy from seeing my work.  In my own little way, by showing my work as often as I do, I feel I’m making the world a little bit better place to live in." To learn more about Ron, visit his website at   https://www.ronrosenstock.com/


October 13- The True Photographic Process-From Concept to Completion 


The steps to achieving great landscape images. Not all great images are happy accidents; they are created through a process of research, action, review, and refinement. 
The presentation will include next-level techniques utilizing the latest in photographic equipment and editing software to produce images easily, that would have been difficult or even impossible in the past. Of course, one doesn’t need the latest photographic equipment to produce great images, maximizing camera settings and post-processing techniques mimicking the old film masters will be shown.  
We will start with how to find inspiration and the pre planning to get to the right place at the right time. The art of crafting a composition will be discussed for each image, including camera settings and any special techniques used. Also, we will discuss the finishing touches that I did in post-processing. 

 

Mike has presented programs to the Guild for many years and his knowledge is always shared in an engaging, informative manner. Visit his website at https://www.twistedtreephoto.com/


November 10- Angela C. Brown presents My Cape Cod: The Beauty of the Off-Season

Traditionally speaking ... September through May is considered the off-season on Cape Cod, and with summer being the time when most tourists visit the Cape - naturally most photographs are taken during the months of June, July, and August. And yes, the Cape is lovely during the summer ... But for those of us lucky enough to live on or near the Cape, the off-season can be the most beautiful of all."
Join Angela for an exploration of recent adventures, images from her ongoing Rock Harbor series, and images from her book project, "My Cape Cod: The Beauty of the Off-Season.

To learn more about Angela and her work, visit her web site

www.acbrownphotography.com


Join in celebrating the season with other guild members at the home of Frank and Carole.  Roast turkey and ham will be provided by our hosts and you are invited to bring a dish to add to the meal.  Appetizers, side dishes, desserts are all welcome.  If you prefer to donate $10 towards the event rather than bring a food item, please do so. Bring your own beverage and, if you wish, 3 images to share on a memory stick. 


Exhibit opens Wednesday after the Guild meeting


The program was recorded and can be viewed using this link.

To see the gallery of images discussed at the program, use this link.


This annual program invites members to submit up to 3 images to be discussed by an experienced photographer.  The critique of images is often helpful to everyone who participates in understanding what makes a good image. 

About Michael Rose
Michael Rose is an art historian, gallerist, and writer. Since 2014, he has served as the gallery manager at the historic Providence Art Club, where he oversees a rigorous exhibition schedule spread across three unique gallery spaces. In June of 2021, he also joined the writing staff of local news site GoLocalProv.com to author a popular weekly column "Inside Art" about exhibitions and artists throughout Rhode Island. A photography enthusiast, Michael produced his undergraduate thesis on the work of photographer Francesca Woodman and has lectured on the history of photography at a variety of organizations. Michael earned his BA in Art History at Providence College, and holds a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. 

You can learn more about Michael and his ongoing freelance work at his website www.michaelrosefineart.com.


   

Peter Green is a graphic designer and photographer residing in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. He bikes the small city, documenting Peregrine Falcons and other urban raptors from Red-tailed Hawks nesting on a rusty fire escape to American Kestrels hunting in graffiti-covered alleys.

His wildlife photography has been featured on the American Kestrel Partnership website, published in the Providence Journal, and exhibited in the Washington, DC office of United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI).

His first book “Providence Raptors: Documenting the Lives of Urban Birds of Prey” was published in September 2020.

  Visit Peter's website using this link          USE THIS LINK TO A RECORDING OF THE PROGRAM

Brian is an astronomy ehtnusiast and astrophotographer from Charlestown, Rhode Island.  He will share images he captured and created and explain his approach to the night sky from planning the shoot to on-site scenarios.  Milky Way core season is upon us and now is a great time to get started or re familiarize yourself with shooting the night sky.  You'll be amazed as what you can achieve with basic equipment.  Join Brian for this journey into the night!


Photography equipment changes as frequently as the New England weather and Mike's knowledge will enlighten us as to the newest advancements in technology. 


2020-2021 Season


The September presentation has been recorded. Use this link to presentation to access the program.


If you missed the presentation, here's a link to the recording

October 14th- Deb Ehrens-  A 'Visual Conversation'  (link to exhibit the presentation is based on)



Use this link to view the recording of the presentation       


Thank you to the many members who shared images.  If you missed the event, use this link to see the recording of the images presented


 


Winter exhibit awards and presentation recorded and linked here.


March 10th- Black and White Photography- presented by Cindy Wilson

Guild board member Cindy Wilson is a gifted photographer and presenter.  Black and white photography is a basic element of the craft and the presentation should provide ideas for photographers of all skill levels.  For more information about Cindy, visit her website

Use this link to see a recording of the presentation.


April 14th- David DeMelim presents-"Finding your Voice: Exploring the personal project and 5 things not to do at a Gallery Opening"

David is the driving force for the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts and an outstanding photographer. Use the links for more about RICPA and David.

Use this link for the recording of the presentation.

 


A recording of Keith's presentation is linked here

May 12th- Keith Prue (Art League RI) presents “Inside the Lightbox – discovering diptychs, triptychs and quadcryptics.” Keith explores the arrangement of images within a frame.

also- NPG Members Spring Exhibit awards presentation and comments from juror, Keith Prue

This will be Keith's first visit to the Guild and we eagerly look forward to his presentation.  Information about him and his work can be found using this link.

Keith picked up his first camera at age fourteen in England where he was born and raised. He is a substantially self-taught artist, attending workshops in the USA and overseas with internationally acclaimed master photographer Ernesto Bazan, and studying for two years with the late Ben Lifson, one of the world’s most prominent photography writers and critics. He travels extensively—living and working on four continents and visiting more than fifty countries.

Exhibiting online and showing in group exhibitions in the USA and Mexico, his photographs are held in private collections in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, UK and France. Keith is an Elected Artist Gallery Member and Board Member of Art League RI, and an Exhibiting Member of the RI Center for Photographic Arts. He resides in Rhode Island, USA.


A recording of Bill's program is linked here.

June 9th- Bill Clark presents  pho·tog·ra·phy– “Drawing with light”

During this talk, Bill will discuss his journey in exploring and developing Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) with a variety of subjects and creative techniques. As a photographer and a calligrapher, Bill uses the camera as his pen, and light as the ink, to not just take a photograph, but to draw a photograph. From basic, in camera capture, to double exposures, to Photoshop manipulation, to stunning cell phone effects, each image suggests its own unique expression.

Visit Bill's web sites to learn more about his work:

BillClarkArt.com
InkAndAperture.com


 


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