Sandhills Photography Club to Hear Sayer
Tim Sayer of Sayer Photography in Southern Pines will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Sandhills Photography Club at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Christ Fellowship Church on the corner of Midland and Pee Dee Roads in Southern Pines.
Sayer, locally well known for his wedding photography, will discuss and demonstrate "Portrait Lighting."
Examples of his work can be seen at www.sayerphotography.com.
"Anything goes!" was the only rule to be followed in the April digital competition on "Humor." George Butt of Seven Lakes kept the audience laughing as he critiqued the slide show of 14 Class A and 21 Class B entries.
It soon became obvious that the titles of the pictures were an integral part of the humor.
Donna Ford of Carthage took first place in Class B with an amusing shot of a meerkat entitled "Does this color make my butt look big?", and June White came in second with "Take a Chance and Kiss Me, Baby," a close up of a large green frog. Brenda Hiscott of Pinehurst took third place with "I Flunked Elements," a creative picture of Jim McGill, taken during an Elements class.
Honorable mentions went to Len Bernard of Seven Lakes with "What Train!" and June White with "Some Days You Just Can't Pull It All Together." With the points won during this competition, June White now qualifies for Class A competition.
Class A First Place went to Jim McGill of Pinehurst when he brought down the house with "She's Cute, But...," which featured three distorted gentlemen observing a three-legged lady lawn bowler. McGill also took second place with "Meet the Missus," a picture of a creatively disguised subject. Gisela Danielson of Seven Lakes took third place with "Another Dirty Barn Joke," a photo of a laughing mule that was taken at McClendon Hills Farm.
All competition winning photos are posted on the club Web site.
Kristin Brown, a graduating student of the Fine Arts Program at Sandhills Community College, is the 2008 recipient of the Sandhills Photography Club Award. The award was presented to Brown by SPC President Bill Matthews at the SCC Annual Awards Day Celebration Thursday, April 24.
Brown will continue working toward her bachelor's degree in Studio Art at UNC Greensboro.
Originally from Lake George, N.Y., Brown previously completed a 10-month intensive training program at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts where she earned her professional certificate, but she enjoys working in all mediums.
The SPC Award has been given annually since 2002 to "a graduate in the Fine Arts program who plans to transfer to a four-year institution and continue in Fine Arts."
"Photojournalism" is the topic of the June print competition. Images will be pictures or sequences with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary, and spot news.
Regular rules will apply, but up to three entries, taken not more than five years ago, can be submitted. The judge for this competition has not yet been announced.
On Saturday, May 17, Mike Stratil of Whispering Pines presents "Making Photo Montages," a step-by-step method for producing montages with a strong artistic impact. Stratil bases his method on ideas from the psychology of creativity, a subject that he has studied and taught.
The SPC, which meets on the second Monday of every month, features alternating guest speakers and competitions, plus workshops, seminars, and spring and fall "outings." Visitors are welcome to attend the meetings.
Additional information about the club can be seen on the club Web site, www.sandhills photoclub.org.
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