Apr 6, 2017 Newtown Bee Article

Local Photographers To Focus on Still Life Works, Other Subjects This Month

April 6, 2017

The Newtown Bee

Two of the three programs offered by Flagpole Photographers Camera Club this month will concern still life photography. –Charles Batchelder photo


Flagpole Photographers Camera Club invites the public for the club’s April events, which include a still life photography presentation and a hands-on workshop photographing Newtown with club members as guides.

Club member Charlie Batchelder has established himself has a terrific still life photographer. With still life, the photographer has control over all aspects of the inanimate objects, the lighting, and the camera settings.

Mr Batchelder will share some of the lessons he has learned through experiences on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 pm. The program, which include time to practice these techniques, will be held at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.


“Newtown Photography” Workshop

On Saturday, April 22, the club will present a “Newtown Photography Workshop.” This hands-on workshop is a great way to boost your photography skills while capturing photos of historic Newtown and Sandy Hook.

Attendees will work side-by-side with award-winning photographers for the entire session. The morning will start with an outdoor session in Newtown, and then move a few miles to an outdoor session in Sandy Hook.

After lunch, the group will move indoors and focus on digital darkroom skills enhancing the morning’s photos for printing and social media.

The seminar will begin at 8:45 am at The Pleasance, 1 Main Street. Cost is $20 per person (free for Camera Club members), and will cover the cost of a prorated membership, through August 31, for each participant.

Complete details on this event can be found in the Events page on the club website at flagpolephotographers.com/events.


April Meeting & Member Competition

The assigned subject for April’s competition is “Still Life.” The monthly program-meeting will be Thursday, April 27, at 7:15, at Newtown Senior Center.

Club members will put into practice what was learned at Charlie Batchelder’s program night; nonmembers are welcome to view the entries and hear critiques. Flagpole members also compete in three additional categories each month: Open Digital, Open Color, and Open Monochrome.

There is no charge to attend Flagpole Photographers Camera Club competitions/program nights.

Flagpole Photographers is a local nonprofit 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. Students may join at no charge.

Additional club information, meeting dates, including calendar of events, member galleries, and workshop information can be found at flagpolephotographers.com. For more information send e-mail to info@flagpolephotographers.com.