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2018 May 3: The Freeman Patterson Lecture on Understanding Creativity | Silver Spring Camera Club

The Freeman Patterson Lecture on Understanding Creativity

Joe Miller and the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs present “The Freeman Patterson Lecture on Understanding Creativity” on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Patterson, a world-renowned photographer and teacher, will discuss the idea of “Creativity” as applied to photographic work. His personal efforts range from documentary to impressionistic; resonating with themes inherent in the natural world. His images have been published in numerous books, magazines, journals, newspapers and advertisements, exhibited around the world.

Freeman will begin his presentation with a talk about the nature of creativity and ways to nurture and develop the creativity with which we are all born. He includes stories of people who have used their creativity under great difficulty to benefit others and follows with a series of photographs (with commentary) that illustrate his main points and reveal how both the symbols in our dreams and the symbols in our art tell our life story.

Freeman has presented this program in several countries – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, France, England, Canada, and the United States – and regularly updates both the spoken and visual content. It is a continuing work in progress.

Combining a deep love of photography with an open and engaging teaching style, his lectures emphasize learning how to express effectively what you see and feel. He regards visual design as the craft or the language of visual expression and helps his students become fluent; using design with the ease of speaking their first language.

He helps attendees to understand that creativity resides in them (the photographer) and not in the tools or techniques that are used. Without an imagination, dreaming, and manipulation, tools and techniques can accomplish nothing.

Carpooling for this event is suggested due to limited parking space.

Date:    Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission:   Free
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA  22030

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We’d like to invite you to join the Photoworks photography community in our next innovative
project. We share your goal to develop and nurture the art of photography in the DC Metro
area. To that end, we’ve gathered a group of Master Photographers to meet on a monthly
basis, and engage in community photo portfolio critiques — offering individualized insight and
thoughtful guidance. We hope you can join us.

The series of 6 monthly meet-ups runs from 6:30-8:30PM — Sunday, September 17, 2017
through Sunday, February 18, 2018. Each session features a different Master Photographer
from the Washington Metro Area. The first session (Sunday, 9/17 at 6:30PM) features Min
Enghauser, an award-winning photographer based in Alexandria. Min has a piercing eye for
color and detail, offering intimate and powerful portraits of both the natural and man-made.
The fee for the entire series of 6 gatherings is $100, and includes a personal 25-30 minute
portfolio review with the Master Photographer of your choice. In each session, the 2-4 students
that have signed up for a portfolio review will bring in a cohesive set of images (15-20 prints,
darkroom or digital). Each student receives a public portfolio review with the Master
Photographer, offering individual insight and guidance. We’ll talk about what makes a good
picture, and discuss the direction the student wants to explore. This should help students be
better editors of their own images. Students who are not having their work critiqued that
month are observers of the process; a uniquely valuable and informative experience.


  2. Our event is listed as “WORKSHOP: Photo Portfolio Review” and lasts for 6 Sessions @ $100
  3. Choose one Master Photographer for your portfolio review. Sign up with that photographer.

Our guest photographers are rock stars in the world of photography! The list includes talented
portrait and landscape photographers, digital and film photographers, artists comfortable
working in color and black/white, as well as The Washington Post’s own Robert Miller — our
former juror from the “United/Divided” Photography Exhibition. Take a look below…

Min Enghauser
Sunday, Sept 17, 6:30-8:30PM
A master of color and point of view. Enghauser photographs intimate portraits of both the
natural and the man-made.

Karen Keating
Sunday, October 15, 6:30-8:30PM
Director of Photoworks, Karen Keating works in both color and black/white.
Experienced, knowledgeable and insightful, Keating’s work has extraordinary richness and
depth — offering the viewer real connections and insight.

David Myers
Sunday, November 19, 6:30-8:30PM
Deeply layered, rich tones/textures, and technically spot-on, Myer’s images reflect a wealth of
knowledge and shooting experience around the world.

James Steele
Sunday, December 17, 6:30-8:30PM
Stunning fine art images. Strong in contrast, color, tone, texture, and composition, Steele’s
photography is instantly recognizable.

Sue Bloom
Sunday, January 21, 6:30-8:30PM
An artist by training, Bloom is an experienced and accomplished photographer who rethinks
and reworks the possibilities of digital photography. Her work is striking, creative, symbolic and

Robert Miller
Sunday, February 18, 6:30-8:30PM
Deputy Director of Photography, The Washington Post
Miller’s journalistic focus is on the news and news images. He currently covers the
administration, and previously covered the 2016 presidential campaign.
His black and white images are powerful and direct, honest and at times playful. They
consistently feature a strong narrative and a clear point of view.
Instagram: @rmillerphotoeditor

Karen Keating
Director of Photoworks
Hope to see you at Photoworks.

 Oct. 25-28: 2017PhotoPlus International Expo + Conference Trade Show

Registration is now open for PPE 2017! Free Expo Pass ends July 11.

The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by nearly 20,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world. PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, special Filmmaking and Drone sessions, the Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews sponsored by & FUJIFILM, the Lucie Technical Awards, and over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare.

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Alison Harbaugh Photography Workshops

ArtFarm Annapolis offering private and group art workshops and classes, a gallery space and hosting events in the Arts District of Annapolis, Maryland.

Photography Classes for All Ages!

Alison Harbaugh, of Sugar Farm Productions, will teach you all you need to know about how to properly use your camera without the AUTO setting so that you can create your own beautiful memories. Teens and adults welcome.

Go to the Fearless Photography page for info on preteen and teen (girls only) meetups, camps and workshops.

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