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2012 Retrospective and 2013 Pot Luck Social

Our Annual Event! Not a critique, but a sharing of great photos and an evening of eating, drinking and conversation.

This is an evening to show off your talent with the "tools of the trade": the digital or film camera, and the darkroom or digital darkroom. The photos should be your best effort from start to finish. Avoid snapshots. Would you print it and hang it on your wall? Would someone buy your image as art? Use these ideas as a guideline for your choice of photos to share.

Maybe you took the photo in January, but you now know how to make it better with software - cropping, adding contrast and color, changing lighting. Maybe the photo was taken in December, with more forethought and vision than in previous years. Apply "darkroom" techniques to bring out the stories, the visions, the emotions that are inherent in the photo. Any camera has limitations which keep you, the photographer, from expressing your vision. Take this opportunity to use all the technical skills and artistic creativity you've got to overcome the technical limitations and share your vision with us. Start working on these principles now for all our critiques and all of your photos. Why wait?

As always, please get photo submissions to me at least 48 hours prior to the event. Send up to 4 files as attachments to: [masked] I'll respond to you when I receive them. If you don't hear from me, please resend. I might take up to a day to respond, though that would be rare. Each email can be as large as 15 MB. Or use DropBox and send me an invite.

This is a special event. Let's plan on everyone contributing something to eat and drink and having a celebration of the wonderful people who make this group what it is!

Thanks,

Robert, Tom, Gary, Aaron and Jill

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  • Robert C.

    Fun evening with lots of good photos that were displayed. Good food, good conversation and very relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to next year's retrospective!

    January 13, 2013

  • Mary

    Always good to get together and talk with everyone.

    January 12, 2013

  • Ginger S.

    Sounds like fun. I'm in.

    December 22, 2012

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