Meeting ID: 856 8282 8267 Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Our theme this month is “people”. Send your images, plus anything for the Mystery Photo Critique, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring ideas for future monthly themes and we can start to put together a list for 2021 (or do we want to wing it month-to-month?). We will have the usual time for photography announcements and discussions.
December – your best/favorite photo from the past year and your best/favorite photo ever (whatever your definition of “best” and “favorite” is).
Henry Wonacott was a tenacious and adaptable commercial photographer working in Mendocino County between the years of 1908-1947. Equipped with the capacity to cater his skills to a changing market, his photography chronicles an evolving economic landscape.
An online gallery exhibition of artwork that explores our country’s current state of affairs as we navigate a worldwide pandemic, sheltering in place, and widespread protest against the mistreatment of people of color by law enforcement across the nation.
Park Steiner is offering back issues of Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, American Photographer, and Photo Techniques. Dates range from the 1990’s to recent years. Most of these publications are now out of print, but much of the content remains relevant. There are articles on composition, lighting, posing, even working with models, professional or just the grandkids. Black and white is a common topic, both digital and from the darkroom. There are inspirational pieces on why art is an important part of photographers’ lives, and how photographs are instrumental in disseminating information to others. And, of course, the magazines are filled with many fine examples of great photography. In addition, the advertisements provide a window into the technology and styles of the time.
The only organization is that they are in boxes by publication. Dates are random. Being stored indoors, they’re all in nice shape.
Interested photographers should contact Park at email@example.com to arrange for perusal and pickup at his Deerwood home.
Photographs by Willits Photography Club members Steve Eberhard, Sandy Strong, Michael Steffen, Mathew Caine, Maria Steffen, June Ruckman, Jerry Albright, Jeff Goll, and Dorothy Asbury are currently on display, and for sale, on the Willits Center for the Arts Online Gallery. Expect work by Jack and Volkhard soon. The WPC will be showing at the WCA whenever they can safely open.
Here’s your chance to tell us about your first camera. Get technical. Get nostalgic. Embelish! What was it called? Give us a link to a picture of it. Do you still have it? What kind of film did it use (or how many megapixels)? How did you acquire it (gift, purchase, hand-me-down)? What did it mean to you? Is there a path between this camera and the one you shoot now (we know that Park still uses a fifty year old lens)? Or, perhaps, do you not remember or not care? I’ll start it off with my own in the comments below (hint: that’s it above).