Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sturbridge Village Field Trip

NVPC members Steve Bromley, Dick Wientzen, Jim Coutre, Larry and Sue Melander, and Linda Lecuyer headed down to Sturbridge Village on Saturday, 11/16.  It was a gorgeous fall day!  There were many photographic opportunities (as you can see, maybe some too graphic).  It was a different way of life in the early 1800s.  There were many artisans willing to pose and share their historical knowledge of the times.  Field trips offer a great opportunity for club members to share their knowledge and photography perspectives.  

See the images below from the field trip attendees.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dates to put on your calendar

Dates to put on your calendar

January 29 - David Wells - Making Exceptional Travel Photographs -

David H. Wells a free-lance photographer affiliated with Aurora Photos and photo educator in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives.
His work has been featured in one-person exhibits at Brown University, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University. His work has been part of group exhibitions at the Houston FotoFest and the Visa pour l'Image Festival in Perpignan, France. He has been an Artist in residence at the Visual Studies Workshop and the Light Works Photography Center.

February 19 - Sally Matson in person as photographer Margaret Bourke-White
In conjunction with the J. V. Fletcher Friends of the Library, Sally Matson will be, acting as Margaret Bourke-White, presenting her life story.  Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was a pioneer in photography when the profession was all male.  She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first female war correspondent (and the first woman permitted to work in combat zones) and the first female photographer for Henry Luce's Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover.  In this presentation, you will hear about her adventures climbing skyscrapers, leaning out of airplanes and going into war zones.