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Our theme this month is “downtown Ukiah”. Has anyone chronicled the State Street project? Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting on the website and for presentation at the meeting (if you feel comfortable with screen sharing you can also show them from your computer). If you have an idea for a mystery photo critique (famous or obscure) send that in also. There will be the usual time for photography announcements and discussions. It’s not too early to think about themes for next year: Do we want to lay out a schedule or take it month-to-month?
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).