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Lots of fun and the opportunity to learn and connect with other photographers!

The Saint Louis Photography Club is part of the non-profit St. Louis Photo Authority®, and is dedicated to providing educational fun for photographers of all ages and experience levels!! We get together for photographic field trips, classes, workshops, and critiques, and we always have a good time! Membership is just $25, but worth much more! The St. Louis Photo Authority® is a 501C3 non-profit group, registered with the IRS.

Pay dues via paypal to edward@crimfamily.org

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Thursday night photography fun at Studio 858!

St. Louis Photo Authority®

Join the Studio Creative group for our Thursday evening photo ops. $20 gets you 2 hours of fun, experience working with lights and people and some great photos for your portfolio! Check out the photos on the studio-creative.org site!

Creative Visualization Workshop - Get your imagination in focus!

St. Louis Photo Authority®

$199.00

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Hank Morgan in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", by Mark Twain The world in winter may look dull. The Motel 6 room in which you are trapped every night for a week when your work ships you to Omaha for a conference may seem to have no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Your kitchen on a rainy Saturday, the commute you have to work each morning, or the parking lot in the back of World War III bunker-style office building where you work may all seem to have no redeeming visual qualities at all, but that's just because your imagination is out of focus. This is the tune-up you need! Pick up a copy of this book https://www.amazon.com/Photographers-Mind-Creative-Thinking-Digital/dp/0240815173 The Photographer's Mind, by Michael Freeman, is another great creative thinking book. Freeman breaks the creative approach into Intent, Style, and Process, exploring the concepts chapter by chapter, each with intriguing names, such as "layers of subject, different beauty, chiché and irony, classical balance, opposition, and engineered disorder." This is an out-door, in-door workshop with a lot of roaming around St. Louis - parks, public buildings, and maybe a bit of urbex. You will be challenged and grow, complete with an end-of-day critique. We'll start with an overview of the chapters and then go out to apply what we've learned. We'll break for an hour to grab some lunch somewhere before going back out to get more images and return to the St. Louis Photo Authority® studio for our critique. Bring your camera with a fully charged battery (or two) and an empty memory card. We will be shooting jpeg files and will limit ourselves to shooting 100 total images during the day. No erasures allowed. The images must be sequentially numbered; this is, after all, a visualization exercise, so contemplation of the viewfinder's contents is encouraged. This group is limited for the benefit of the participants to 10 people, so sign up now!

Owl prowl with Mark Glenshaw the owl man!

Forest Park Visitor Center

Let us march forth on another great adventure in Forest Park with my friend Mark Glenshaw! We are fortunate to have two owl prowls every month of 2019 just for us photo nerds in the Saint Louis Photo Authority! I first met Mark back in 2009 when I did my first Forest Park 365 project (forestpark365.com). Mark's interest in and enthusiasm for nature and owls continues to burn strong as we enter this 14th year of his documenting of this family of great horned owls. Mark has some great stories to tell of younglings and owl romance and if you bring your camera and a telephoto lens, you could wind up capturing some really great images. Sign up soon, though, as space is very limited! Check out this article if you want to learn more about a really great guy and his appreciation of the wonders of nature! https://patch.com/missouri/stlouis/meet-owl-man-who-prowls-forest-park-night

Thursday night photography fun at Studio 858!

St. Louis Photo Authority®

Join the Studio Creative group for our Thursday evening photo ops. $20 gets you 2 hours of fun, experience working with lights and people and some great photos for your portfolio! Check out the photos on the studio-creative.org site!

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