City Photography Gallery
Newsletter #158 May 22, 2020
new resource from the Image City Photography Gallery!
We miss you; the many photographers and patrons of our
Gallery who share our love of photography. With the gallery
temporarily closed and all of us practicing social distancing as much
as possible, the partners wish to provide a new free resource to the
community which we hope is valuable and fun for anyone interested in
photography. We will periodically send links for the three components
of our plan through the Image City Photography Gallery newsletter.
To increase the
enjoyment of photography and improve our personal work.
Who are recognized as excellent
A video, documentary or short clips about a famous
legacy photographer or one who is currently working will be shared.
Example: Do you know the work of Dorothea Lange?
What online learning is available?
Whether we use a cell phone or many other types of
cameras, there are many videos online that could be useful for us to
improve either our methods of taking photos or our post-production
skills. We'll share some of our favorites to give you some ideas.
Who are some local photographers?
We will feature creative work of talented
photographers in the Greater Rochester area who have exhibited at
Image City and whose work can be inspirational. Example: Chip Evra.
As we continue our quest, we would appreciate your
feedback. If you feel that this program is helpful, we will continue
this feature as an additional resource for the community.
Image City's mission statement is: Creating a quality
exhibition and learning experience for photographers and the
This project is another way to achieve our mission. Click Here if you would
like to respond with feedback.
City @ Home
This video is TedX Talks by Art Wolfe, who is a
great photographer in many fields, highlights how he
transitioned from landscapes to "the human cavas and
beyond, after an adventure to Africa. Art Wolfe is very well known. Click Here
for the YouTube Video
Here we have a great combination starting with a short
training video on available light photo and an assignment by Ted
Forbes; followed by photographer, Thomas Heaton, who accomplished the
assignment and shows how he did it. To watch the YouTube videos, Click
Here for the Ted Forbes assignment and Click
Here for the Thomas Heaton result.
Chip Evra is a
very talented photographer who has provided the following information
about his photography and a link to his website having a number of
What is Fine
Art? To me it is an "artistic statement that when viewed,
creates an aesthetic response". Photography has been an interest
of mine for many years. I am always looking for that one moment
in time that creates an aesthetic response in me. It could be the
light, the composition, the beauty, the simple, the complex
or sometimes it's just being in the right place at the right
If you explore my Website Galleries, Click Here, Click Here, you will see
that my art is multi faceted: Abstract, Animals, Scenic, Still Life,
Street Life, Beauty Beneath The Sea, Portraits and Panoramas.
- In the Abstract gallery In the is a
picture called Smoke.
Creating the smoke resulted in a continually changing tapestry
unfolding before my eyes.
- In the
Animal gallery is a picture called Make My Day.
It was taken on a trip to the Seneca Park Zoo. As you can see,
the eagle was very happy to have me take his picture.
- In the
Scenic album is a photo called Sunrise Balloon Ride.
I was in Letchworth State Park waiting for the sun to come up. I
heard a swooshing noise from behind and above me. I looked up
and right above me was a hot air balloon taking passengers
on a sunrise ride. It descended right in front of me into the
gorge. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
- In the
Still Life gallery is a composite of a Jalapeño Pepper.
A picture of the pepper, the tip of a torch and smoke (yup the
same one from the Abstract gallery) were composited together to
show the heat of the pepper.
- In the
Street Life gallery are subjects that grabbed my
attention and which I wanted to further explore. Broom is just
one example. It is such a simple image about lines, angles and
textures. But perhaps there is a deeper story.
The Beauty Beneath The Sea gallery is a little
unique. As a scuba diver, I brought my photography passion
underwater. Life beneath the sea is absolutely captivating. It
doesn't sit still. It is constantly changing. It truly taught
me patience. You have to wait for the right moment. I have
lots of pictures of fish swimming away. The challenge is to get
them looking at you.
Portrait gallery is relatively new. My goal is
to capture the personality of the subject. It could be from my
basement studio, environmental, candid or creative. The picture
of the reflection of the sunset in my subject's sun glasses is
an example of a creative, environmental portrait.
Panorama gallery is another unique one. A
panorama is generally considered a picture containing a wide
view. Some of mine are. But others, like the Tree In Field
is a 360 degree panorama. While my camera was on a
tripod, I took a picture, rotated the camera about 30
degrees, took another and continued every 30 degrees and stopped
where I started. The 12 photos were then stitched. The result
was a unique perspective of the actual scene. I was facing
the tree but the barn house on the right was actually behind me.
So, as you can
see, my interests are varied but my goal is the same; to create an
aesthetic response in the viewer. I hope my art creates that response
Through the Student Lens 2020 - a Virtual Exhibit
We are very pleased by the comments we have recieved
and by recent press coverage of our local student exhibit of their
fine photography. Eighteen high schools and the Flower City Arts
Center Photo Club Program participated. Click
Here to see the entire exhibit as a Virtual 360
of the Gallery "installation" and a YouTube video
describing the show. You Will Be Impressed!
Our 15th Year!
The Gallery is
There is no
admission fee to visit Image City
in the Heart of the Neighborhood
of the Arts
mission is to create a quality exhibition and learning experience
for photographers and the art-loving community.