Our group grew out of a 2011 Rappahannock Art League photography workshop called Beyond Snapshots, which is a pretty good description of what we’re about. We offer opportunities to get together with other digital photographers—from beginners to professionals—to learn and practice ways to take and make better photos.
We have regular monthly meetings at the RAL Art Center in Kilmarnock, Virginia. First, we view and comment on photos shot for our monthly assignment. A photography-related presentation follows the Show & Tell.
Our members now have the opportunity to organize additional photography-related programs that interest them. We adopted the Meetup platform in May 2014 so we can offer a wider variety of programs at times other than our regular monthly meetings. Meetups include group photo shoots, workshops, classes, video presentations, demonstrations and field trips.
Members may enter their work in RAL’s annual photography exhibit, where professional photographers or photo editors judge and award ribbons. Our members may also enter other photography-eligible RAL exhibitions throughout the year.
Join our group to—
• Meet and make friends with other photographers • Get out and about the Northern Neck to shoot interesting subjects • Learn and apply basic, advanced, and artistic photography techniques and concepts • Take your photography Beyond Snapshots
If you are a dues-paying member of the RAL Art Center, you may offer items for sale in the RAL Art Center Annual Holiday Shop. Exhibit Room Chair Mary Ellis says think "small, quality items" like Christmas cards and smallish prints on stands. Check out websites like Shutterfly, MPIX, Fracture Printing, and Artisan Uprising for inspiration and ideas.
Receiving: Monday, November 25 from 10AM-12PM
Show: November 26-December 28
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 from 5-7PM
Entry fee: None
Commission to RAL on all sales: 25%