2016 March 9 Newtown Bee Article

Flagpole Photographers Upcoming Program, Exhibit, Competition

March 9, 2016

The Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is keeping busy this month with three events.

The first one, a “Basic Lightroom/Photoshop” workshop, will be offered Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 pm, at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook (first map below). Attendees will have the opportunity chance to see a live post-processing of their photos.

Next, the club’s 2016 Annual Photo Exhibit will be on view March 12-April 7 at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown (second map). Photos by local photographers will be on view in the Olga Knoepke Memorial Meeting Room, on the library’s first floor.

The public is invited to enjoy complementary food and beverages during the opening reception on Sunday, March 13, from 2 to 4 pm. Visitors will also be invited to vote for their favorite photograph

Finally, the next competition night will be Thursday, March 24, at 7:15 pm, at Newtown Senior Center (first map again). The assigned subject, “Stop Action,” challenges photographers to freeze action or motion in their pictures.

While the competition is only open to members, the public is invited to listen to critiques and learn about photography. There is no charge to attend Flagpole Photographers Camera Club competitions. Members compete in a different assignment each month, as well as in three additional categories: Open Digital, Open Color and Open Monochrome.

Flagpole Photographers is a local non-profit group that enables members to share their images and expertise, to learn and grow in their photography, and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow photographers who come from diverse backgrounds, with photographic skills ranging from beginning novices to professionals.

New members are always welcome to join the club and may enter their work in monthly club competitions, participate in workshops, take field trips, get involved in community programs, and take part in annual exhibits.

Dues are $35 per person or $55 for a family. Students may join at no charge.

Additional club information, meeting dates, including calendar of events, member galleries, and workshop information can be found atflagpolephotographers.com. For more information contact info@flagpolephotographers.com.