Calling All Photographers
by Kathy Brooks
For many years the Little Rose Show, held at our general membership meeting, featured arrangements & horticulture displays for the months of April through November (not counting June & July). Members would bring their roses to show us what they had grown and/or assembled in an arrangement. However, many of you now have fewer roses to share during these months or like me, not creative enough to present any type of rose arrangements. Starting this month (April), our society will start having an exciting new division in the Little Rose Show.
We will start having members display their own photography. Each month we will present different features, such as: an introduction to photography, tips from the ARS Guidelines and Rules for Judging Rose Photography for our rose festival, explain the different photography classes in the festival, tips on how to take better photos, how to exhibit the photos, etc.
Here’s our vision, but we need to hear from you about more ideas. Starting this month, bring in your best 1-2 photos that you have already taken. You must have them enlarged to 8x10 and with a thin border. The border will help maintain the 8x10 size photo once placed in a mat. Costco sells 8x10s for $1.79 each. We will provide for the show: the mat, scotch tape & stand.
There will be no official judging. We may discuss positive opinions and also how it could be improved. No embarrassment here though! Okay, you say you don’t have an expensive camera, but you do have a cellphone that has editing features. They produce beautiful photos. One or two photos….that’s all that you will need to participate. Remember Grandma Moses started her creative interests in her 80s. Why can’t you start a new hobby?
We will be holding a fun “friends” outing (apart from BRS) to the C.A.R.D. Center on Vallombrosa at 10 AM on May 8th. Sign up at April’s meeting or call Kathy Brooks, Joanne Lester, or Jean Miller to let us know you are coming.
Next month at our May’s Little Rose Show, we will be featuring photos taken on the Members Only Garden Tour or any other photo you would like to bring. Sign up for the tour & take your cellphone or point & shoot camera for beautiful photo opportunities.
See you and your photos at the Photography table on May 28th.
There's an exciting new addition to our monthly meetings that started at our April Meeting: PHOTOGRAPHY DIVISION
Members are encouraged to bring in 1-2 photos for display. The photos must be 8x10. Matting and scotch tape and a stand will be provided for the show. No judging will occur.
Update as of 5/1/19: We had a great display of photographs that the members brought in.
HERE ARE OUR MANY PHOTOGRAPHS DISPLAYED AT OUR MAY GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 5/28/19.
KEEP THEM COMING. NEXT MEETING WILL BE AUGUST 27TH.