The Guild typically exhibits 3-4 times throughout the year at various venues around the Rochester and Finger Lakes area.
On Display Now! Wood Library, Canandaigua NY For immediate release Nov. 9, 2021 ------------------------------------------Wood Library to host ‘Perspective’ exhibit 14th annual Finger Lakes Photography Guild exhibition set for Nov. 13 through Jan. 7
CANANDAIGUA — Twenty-one local image makers will exhibit their latest work in the Finger Lakes Photography Guild’s 14th annual Wood Library photography show, Perspective.
On display in the Ewing Community Room from Sunday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Jan. 7, Perspective features more than 30 color and black and white images of landscapes, wildlife, aerial perspectives, ICM (intentional camera movement), infrared, portraits and slices of life.
“The Members are skilled and serious photographers with wide ranging interests and styles,” said exhibit coordinator Mike Nyerges. “Their focus is on education and collaboration with the shared objective of helping its members realize their artistic vision with a high level of technical expertise.”
FLPG member Paul Yarnall has been making images most of his life, though he’s intensified his efforts in the last 15 years. “While I will shoot whatever catches my eye, I especially enjoy wildlife and landscapes,” he said. “ My two images in this show represent one of each from a recent visit to Alaska, a lifetime goal.”
Sanford “Sandy” Morris said it was his love of photography, combined with the opportunity to travel, that have made his post-retirement years very gratifying.
“I am always looking for that unusual image, one that captures and sparks the imagination, and have found them in the wildlife of South Africa and landscapes of our beautiful Finger Lakes region,” said Morris. “I am always at the ready with my camera to capture interesting images that present themselves. Now that COVID restrictions have lessened, I look forward to resuming my travels and capturing images of the exotic and familiar.”
Photographer Diane Dersch said she’s always wanted to capture an image of a moving train. That dream became a reality when she shot Snow Train in Oaks Corners. “I saw a bright light coming down the track and pulled over and started photographing the train as it came towards me,” she said. “I was thrilled to capture snow on the ground and the smoke around the train. However, to make it feel even more real to the viewer I added a layer of falling snow. This image has been one of my favorites and won second place in the Digitally Altered in Life of the Finger Lakes Magazine this year.”
The Finger Lakes Photography Guild is a supportive group of photographers who strive to use digital imagery as a form of fine art. Its 33 members are from various walks of life, many of whom have been recognized in local and regional juried shows. Members pursue photographic excellence through ongoing training from guest experts, monthly educational programs, peer reviews, and by sharing tips on technique, composition, equipment, the creative process and experiences. FLPG is a member club of the Photographic Society of America and the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Club. Find FLPG on Facebook at @FingerLakesPhotographyGuild to learn more about the Guild and its members. Due to COVID restrictions, a public opening reception is not scheduled, but guests are encouraged to view the collection at their convenience and comment at www.facebook.com/FingerLakesPhotographyGuild. Photographs are professionally framed and available for purchase. The ongoing exhibit is free and open to the public.# # # Historical Gallery Exhibits
ProSeries Workshops are at least full-day workshops, which are open to both members and non-members. There are fees for ProSeries Workshops, with members receiving a discount on registration. PreSeries Workshops are designed to attract top level professional speakers, respected in their fields.
The Subjective Landscape: Exploring Creativity and Personal Expression In Our Photography. Chris Murray. Date Pending
Open to the public This workshop features Adirondack Photography Institute Instructor, Chris Murray. This full day workshop dives into the idea that every photograph we take is a reflection of the photographer making the image. The successful images go beyond simply recording what was present, and is truly an expression of the photographers' vision. Chris did a 1-hour Zoom for us on October 17, 2020 as a primer, and it was very well received. Once we are permitted to meet again in person, we will be scheduling a date for this full day workshop. Register Here (Coming Soon) About Chris I am a professional artist working primarily in the landscape of my home, the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. My interest in photographing landscapes is derived mainly from my love of the natural world, the same love that led me to choose geology as my first profession. The skills I have learned as a scientist, the attention to detail and careful observation, as well as a deep understanding of the natural world, have helped me immensely as an artist. For me, the appeal of photography lies in the opportunity to create art in an environment that ceaselessly inspires and invigorates me. In photography I strive to make images that are a reflection of my sensibilities and how I see the world. My goal is not to document literal appearances, but rather make photos that are a creative expression of my emotional response inspired by the subject. My photography tends toward the quiet and intimate, scenes within a scene with a creative focus on simplicity, detail, and strong graphic content. With time I have realized that my most meaningful work comes from places with which I am most familiar and have a deep connection. Ultimately, I wish for my work to reflect what it is to me, a celebration of the creative experience in nature.
Chris' work has been featured in:
Popular Photography Magazine
Adirondack Life Magazine
Nature Photographer Magazine
Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine
New York State Conservationist Magazine
Photo Techniques Magazine
Historical ProSeries Workshops:
Photoshop with Doug Hansgate, March 7, 2020
Nik Effex with Dan Hughes, November 2, 2019
Lightroom with Doug Hansgate, October 20-21, 2018
Night Sky Photography with Mark Bowie, May 12, 2018
Visual Creativity Seminars with Tony Sweet, May 28, 2016