- Houston Livestock and Rodeo Parade
We will do as we have done in the past, that is meet at Dennys on Washington and I-10 at 8 AM for breakfast. After eating we go down Washington Ave to Sabine. Go south(right) on Sabine till it dead ends into N. Memorial Way. Turn right and try to find a parking spot. We take the walkway over Memorial Dr. to the staging area for the trail riders on Sabine St. For those of you that have not done this, we don't actually shoot the parade, but instead we photograph the trail riders at the staging area where you can get better pictures of the individuals, the horses and wagons. The parade doesn't start till 10 AM, so this gives us a chance to photograph before it begins.
- Photography at Mercer Botanic Gardens
It has been almost two years since we have had a photo shoot at Mercer Gardens. It's time we got caught up. This is a great place to work on composition, colors, macro and small wildlife. There are no limits to creativity with our group at Mercer! To learn more about Mercer Botanic Gardens, visit: https://www.hcp4.net/parks/mercer/ (If there is substantial rain in the forecast, we will re-schedule this event.) There is no admission fee for the gardens. You may bring a tripod. There are a few limits on use of flash or other equipment listed on the website for the protection of the gardens and pathways.
- Frank White - 50 Year Career in Photography
50 Years in Photography with Frank White Seems like it was just yesterday when I bought my first camera, learning how to load 35mm film. Yet here I stand, fifty years later having had a long and successful career in photography. Was March 1970, President Nixon was still in the White House, when I laid down my hard earned dollars to buy that first camera. Over the next four years I taught myself camera functions, composing photos, processing film and printing. My desire to create artistic images with a camera was formulated in those early years. After high school, the next four years were spent pursuing a degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating magna cum laude. Moved to Houston in 1978 to work for three different photographers, fired all three only to open my studio in 1979. From there it was working hard day and night for large advertising agencies in Houston, Chicago and New York. My specialty was illustrative photography. Over the years my work achieved recognition, was awarded accordingly. Progressing my way up from local competitions to regional to national and finally, international. Along the way winning awards for my images. The awards of which I am most proud are: the ADDIE, the 1986 Leica Medal of Excellence for commercial photography. (other honorees: Alfred Isenstaedt, Lee Friedlander, Ernst Hass, and Beaumont Neuhall - incredible company) and the first Nikon self promotional award, 1986, 2nd place. My photos were placed on exhibit at the International Center of Photography in New York City. On a fine art level, I am represented locally by Nicole Longnecker Gallery. My works are found in numerous collections, including the Houston Museum of Fine Art and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Still today, fifty years later, the challenge of creative photography keeps me going strong. I have worked as an artist from day one and continue to do so. Come hear Frank White talk of those years, growing, learning and winning with photography. Frank will share many of his memorable moments from that 50 year journey. “You can’t depend on your eyes, when your imagination is out of focus!” 1889 Mark Twain ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’