PHOTO EVENT OPPORTUNITIES
FUTURE STPS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
A specific date for a future exhibition has not been set. However, it’s not too early to start planning your submissions for the next photo exhibition. Here are some preliminary guidelines to help you prepare for the competition:
ALL SAINTS” DAY (November)
All Saints' Day is a really unique event. Most of the cemeteries are quite old and are cleaned up for the blessing of the graves. The local people are very friendly and are quite interested in sharing information concerning their family history. Many of the families have resided in the area since the community was founded. With one exception, the cemeteries are open to the public year round. Keep this in mind for those eerie, foggy mornings.
The Williams 1 Cemetery is the oldest in the community. It is located on the bank of Bayou Lacombe and the bodies of those initially interred there were brought in by pirogue. In addition to the graves and monuments, the cemetery has an ancient cypress with a large, complex burl that offers innumerable macro opportunities. Anyone interested in atmospheric or historic site photography should definitely put this on their calendar for next year.
LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL (December)
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival runs weekends in November and early December. For the unfamiliar, the Festival is a mock medieval village that presents medieval entertainment including performances, games, presentations, crafts, food and beer. There are some really great photo ops including jousting and full contact combat. Further, not only the performers but many of the attendees dress for the event making for some unique people pictures. You can get detailed information, directions and even buy tickets at the Festival's web site www.larf.org.
And speaking of calendars, it would be a good idea to put together a calendar of regular shooting opportunities that occur throughout the year. This would be particularly useful for the more obscure events such as All Saints Day and could ultimately be incorporated into this web page so that it is easily accessible to everyone. Each of you must have one or more regular events that you enjoy shooting. Please send us your information using the web site contact form so we can add it to our photo op calendar.
If you have a special announcement of interest to our membership, please send the info to Director@stphotosociety.org
(Disclaimer: Only members may post special announcements. The St. Tammany Photographic Society does not represent any claims of the information presented nor of the posters).
2013 PHOTO EXHIBIT: The St. Tammany Photographic Society displayed the work of some of our members at the St. Tammany Art Association on January 19-Febraury 2, 2013. This two-week exhibit highlighted the photographic works of local and regional artists working in film and digital mediums. On the right are a few scenes from the opening reception. Overall, it was a great success and we are planning a repeat performance sometime in the future.
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July 4th, 2016 - How to Photograph Fireworks
July 23rd, 2016 - NOLA @ Night - French Quarter and City Park
August 20th - Art of the Photographic Portrait, New Orleans
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