A nice piece about product photography titled “I Wish I Knew These Five Things Before I Tried Product Photography“.
May is National Photography Month, recognized by Congress in 1987. Here at VPC, we are planning on rejuvenation things and why not kick off these activities now. You know. In National Photography Month!
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We are in a planning phase for the upcoming season. Challenges we face include a dwindling supply of docent/volunteers. This affects our ability to stay open during the Tower Square lunch hours. We hope to have something to say about this during the Summer months.
Some changes we’ve made to date include a re-layout of our displays. The idea is to make more photographs available for viewing through the windows. We’ve also added more lights and leave them on throughout the day/night now. We also have one of our TV’s running at a windows showcasing past shows in our virtual gallery displays.
We have a large number of prints and images for our Open Submissions Show. Half are from local area students. All of the images are well done and worth a visit. Please come. We are open Tue-Fri from 11AM to 2PM.
Photographs by Stephen Petegorsky
Since 1998, Stephen Petegorsky has been documenting the work of the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, a small human services agency that seeks to improve the lives of victims of conflict and people with disabilities. He has traveled with them to Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, Colombia, Ethiopia, Jordan, Tajikistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Continue reading “Step By Step”
Springfield MA –The Valley Photo Center Gallery, Upper Level, Tower Square, 1500 Main St. in Springfield, is exhibiting the the work of Robert Francis Zemba in December.You can drop in and see it at the gallery Tuesday through Friday from 11 AM until 2 PM. Robert is co-owner of Robert Chalres Photography and was recently named as Photographer Of The Year by the Professional Photographers Of America Association.
We got word last month from Tower Square Management that we will have new neighbors next to us. Word is that it’ll be a business that will likely increase foot traffic and that could mean an increase in the number of visitors to our own gallery space.
It also means will will be giving up some square footage of our own to accommodate the changes that are coming. We will lose some of our storage area and a bit of our gallery space.
Photographer Ron Rosenstock, from Massachusetts, will have an exhibit of prints from photo tours he has conducted in Ireland. He also does tours to other countries, but we are celebrating the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day in March.
There is a reception planned for the 6th and the exhibit runs from the 1st to the 31st. Ron will be doing a presentation during the reception.
Petapixel offers this piece, another example of a photographer developing a niche: I Photograph My Cats In Front Of The Window Whenever It Rains.