The Guild typically exhibits 3-4 times throughout the year at various venues around the Rochester and Finger Lakes area.
On Display Now! Victor Farmington Public Library: March 20 - April 30, 2021 Finally there are signs of spring (albeit with the usual April surprise snow). This year it’s even more special as we’re finally able to come out of our cocoons into public, ever so carefully, to show off the creativity and skill of members of the Finger Lakes Photography Guild. To celebrate, we have an exhibit that is actually open to the public. For six weeks through the end of April, approximately 25 pictures are on display at the Victor Library. Although no artist reception is possible, the images are once again met with smiling faces and brighten people’s days. As Librarian Greta Selin-Love, exhibit coordinator notes, “It is always a pleasure to have photographs from the FLPG on display here at the Victor Farmington Library. Their beauty and ability to transport us to other places is such a wonderful addition to our community space.”
The library is currently open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and is closed Sundays.
Coming Soon! My Sister’s Gallery at Episcopal Senior Life June 28th - August 8th, 2021 Episcopal Senior Life 505 Mount Hope Ave Rochester NY 14620
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