At the August 2 meeting, held at 6:30 pm in the River Room at the Phipps Center for the Arts, Rikk Flohr will be our judge for a competition salon. I have been a member of the club since 2011 and I have learned so much by hearing the judges’ comments. I don’t always agree; after all, judges have some preferences that are difficult to overcome. I submit images that I think are pretty darn good, but there are usually insights to gain from someone who hasn’t fallen in love with your image. Taking part in the salons has been one of the most important learning tools for me over the years. And I am always inspired by the work of other members. Don’t forget that you may bring two prints 15 minutes before the meeting begins to have them included in the judging.
Rikk Flohr is a professional photographer, image consultant and instructor, serving the imaging community with a variety of services related to photography, graphic design and instruction. In addition to full studio operations, Rikk shoots corporate events around the US. and is also currently employed by Adobe as the Community Manager for Adobe Voice. One of his web sites is a link on the education section where you can see his work, learn and be inspired.
- I’d like to put together a committee to start planning programs and speakers for 2018. I’m looking for members with ideas. The committee will start meeting in September and if you’d like to be involved, please use the contact form.
- Let’s get some photowalks going! I’ll get one scheduled in August for the Minnesota State Capitol building that underwent a $310 million restoration. If you have more ideas and are willing to scout them out, I’ll get them put on the calendar and will promote them in a blog post.
Scavenger Hunt News
We had a great turnout and members have been submitting their photos the past few days. I’m amazed at the variety and quality of images that have been submitted so far. Every member who captured all ten items on my “secret list” will take home a prize. The scavenger hunt gallery is here and participants will vote on their favorites for additional prizes.