Sunday, March 23, 2008

More Updates

After a short hiatus, suds and silver is back. full steam ahead captain! here is a quick collage i 'knocked up' from steve's 'drunk people shot from above "Cyanotypes"' mini project :) at the saloon on 3/12...

Stay tuned for a Suds and Silver 'Mexico Special' from Andy, Graeme, Praveen and Dan!

Don't forget you can still check out exhibited work from the following suds and silvers members:

Steve in DCist Exposed 2008
Graeme in Photo 08 at the Ellipse Art Center
Bill and M. Scott Mahaskey co-exhibition at Glen Echo
Paul (again) in Krappy Kamera 2008

Apologies to Paul, Steve and Stuart for the lack of mention for their work in the recent Student Exhibition at Glen Echo.

Don't forget that Master Class with Dr. Flash starts soon (April 3rd)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Old friends, New friends, War Photographers, Birthdays and Beer!

After much cajoling from professor Van Riper (quite rightly so, the word slacker does come to mind), the blog is back! and in the true spirit of democracy, here he is with the words of wisdom for this week...

"The March 12th meeting of Suds n' Silver produced the largest turnout ever by that august group of photographers and their always welcome friends and companions.

The occasion of course was Grame's 50th birthday. Graeme who does not look a day over 45, (I've got that right, don't I, Graeme?) was accompanied by his lovely lady Misha. Erica's tiny Diana camera and ring flash got almost as much attention as the cast on her foot (she's a trouper, that girl) and prompted a shooting frenzy among all in attendance.

Oh, and the beer was great as always."

I second that professor Frank. The staff at the Saloon were fantastic (as always) delivering cold, fresh, exceptional quality beverages. Here's a great shot (taken by one of us - who knows!) of the staff:

There was also some great conversations on many topics. Some of them were just too much for some of us. Here is Paul TRYING to stay awake as to the lovely Tara asks him the difference between aperture and shutter speed AGAIN!...

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Ales and Apertures, March 12th at the Saloon

By popular demand and in celebration of Graeme's birthday, we are meeting at the Saloon on the evening of Wednesday, March 12th.

I want to give a quick shout out to David Luria's Washington Photo Safari. I took his very good "Photography as a Second Career" workshop last week. The bottom line (and quoted on the cover of the handout) is "Don't give up your day job". Aside from that reality check, he gave some really good advice on many different types of photography, what they pay, and how to get work. Note that the back of workbook included a list of suggested reading, among which was "Talking Photography" by some guy named Van Riper.

Near the end of the workshop, we had a discussion with local semi-pro photographer Stewart Davis and learned how he established himself and gets work.

Posted by Pat, the Olympus snob.