Garden Club of Darien

 

Photography


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Photography Schedule for 2017-2018 - Click to download or see below

 

Photography Entry Log

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

             GCD PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULE 2017 - 2018      

 

Photos for all sweeps and exhibitions to be 8x10 color with white matte border unless otherwise specified. Plant material, if used or required, to be identified by common and botanical name. An underlying theme for our photographs this year is water. However, you should feel free to interpret the titles as liberally or narrowly as you wish.                          

 

Tues Sept 12, 2017. Judged Sweep (Joint judging with New Canaan)

 

Theme: "Splash"

 

Tues Oct 10, 2017. Judged Sweep (Joint Judging with New Canaan)

 

Theme: "Reflections"

 

Tues Nov 15, 2017  Joint meeting with New Canaan. Exhibition Only. Photos to be 8x10 color with black matte border.

 

Theme:."Nature's Bounty"

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." Ansel Adams

A still-life featuring vegetables/fruit/nuts/flowers of the Autumn harvest

New Canaan photography will use the same theme

 

Tues December 12, 2017 Christmas Tea. No photo exhibition/sweep.

Sometime before December 12, we will print cards from photos we have previously exhibited to sell at the tea for charity or give to DCA store for selling. The cards would be on show at the tea.

 

Tues January 9, 2018. No photo exhibition/sweep.

 

Tues February 13, 2018. Judged Sweep (Joint judging with New Canaan)

 

Theme: "The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit." Saint Teresa of Avila

 

Tues March 13, 2018. Judged Sweep (Joint judging with New Canaan).

In order to accommodate New Canaan meeting schedule, we will have judging a week earlier than our meeting.

 

Theme: "Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis... Don't be afraid of putting on colour... Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression." Camille Pissarro

 

Tues April 17, 2018. No photo exhibition/sweep. FD will hold an "Art in Bloom" competition which will be based on one or more photos from our earlier competitions.

 

Tues May 8, 2018. GCD exhibition only.

 

Theme: "I'm really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow... I stay at home and watch the river flow." George Harrison

 

Tues June 5, 2018. Annual Meeting. Judged Sweep – Judges for GCD only.

 

Theme: Roses

Classes: Macro Rose, Multi Rose, Single Rose, Manipulated Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

  • Introduction to Photography Committee. Juliet Cain, 81 Locust Hill Rd, September 6, 2017. 5pm followed by wine and appetizers.

 

Aimed at new members of photography committee but all welcome.  Will cover how to find/complete entry cards, clerking, newsletter write-ups and other frequently asked questions.

 

  • iphone Workshop with Julie Stauffer in Fall 2017. Tentatively Sept 26/28

 

  • Workshop with Susie Brewer and/or field trip. Date TBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gwynne Tibbetts - Chair, Juliet Cain - Asst. Chair

 

NOTES FOR THIS YEAR: 

Please drop off all photo entries by the date indicated, which will always be the Sunday before our meeting.  There will be a bin outside Juliet Cain’s house at 81 Locust Hill Road, Darien. You can, of course, drop your photographs off prior to Sunday as well, as the bin will be out there for that weekend.  Always include your photograph WITH your entry form filled out and taped to the back.  Please be sure to put your name on it, and indicate which is top and bottom. We are making entering easier this year, by keeping the same white matte border format on all entries.  This way you can reuse that same matte border over and over - if it stays clean - of course!  The best selection of matte borders is from Big Shots, Darien, and Michaels Craft Store in Stamford.   And as always, please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions at all!

 

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 JUDGED PHOTOS

Class:  “O, Tiger Lily, I wish you could talk!Alice, Through the Looking Glass.  Enter a color photograph of flowers in a garden. (Does not have to be a tiger lily!)   8” x 10” color photograph in a white matte border.  Please include common and botanical names, if they can be identified.  Drop off deadline on the Sunday before the meeting at Juliet Cain’s house.

 

**Monday Sept 26 & Wednesday Sept 28 9:30am -12:00pm  Location TBD.  Julie Stauffer is offering her 2 day IPHONE PHOTO workshop. $149.

She will cover all kinds of techniques and applications to make your iPhone photos amazing! 

Please sign up with her directly to enter.  Julie Stauffer, 29 Old Naugatuck Road, Norwalk, CT 06855.  

 

www.JULIE STAUFFERPHOTOGRAPHY.com.

 

 

OCTOBER 11, 2016 JUDGED PHOTOS

Class: ”The Three B’s: Birds, Bees, & Butterflies”,  This year’s Garden Club theme.  Enter 8” ×10” Color Photographs in a white matte border.  Please include common and botanical names, if they can be identified.  Drop off deadline is the Sunday before the meeting at Juliet Cain’s house.

 

November 9, 2016 - Joint Meeting with New Canaan 

 

**DATE TBA: Join us for a workshop on “Photography Basics” led by Amy Cholnoky and Gwynne Tibbetts.  Bring your questions and some photographs you want to know how to make better.  Always an inspiring, informational session!   

 

December 13, 2016 - Christmas Tea

 

January 10, 2017: Evening Meeting with Public invited. 

 

February 14, 2017:   PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT.

Class 1 - “ A garden plunged into perpetual winter until children return to it”, Oscar Wilde.

Class 2 - “ Love is love, is love, is love, is love, is love.” Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”. 

Choose either class OR both!!   Enter color and/or black & white photographs, 8 x 10” with white matte border. 

 

March 14, 2017: * NO photography meeting exhibit, but we will plan a guided Photography field trip to local beach or town local.  TBA.

 

April 18, 2017:  PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. - A people’s choice award!   The selected photo will be used for Floral Arranging’s “Art in Bloom” competition!

Class:   It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”- Rainer Maria Rilke.  Enter a First signs of Spring!” photograph.  8”x10” color photograph with white matte border.  Please include common and botanical names, if they can be identified.  Drop off deadline is the Sunday before the meeting at Juliet Cain’s house.

 

May 9, 2017:   JUDGED PHOTOS  "A silvan scene full of goodliest trees loaden with fairest fruit, blossoms and fruits." Paradise Lost, Milton.  8” x 10" color photograph with white matte border.  Please include common and botanical names, if they can be identified.  Drop off deadline is the Sunday before the meeting at Juliet Cain’s house.

 

June 6, 2017:  JUDGED PHOTOS “There is simply the rose, it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

4 Classes: Single, Multi-Rose, Macro and Manipulated Rose photographs.  Please include species, if known.  Enter 8” ×10” Color Photographs in a white matte border.  Please include common and botanical names, if they can be identified.  Drop off deadline is the Sunday before the meeting at Juliet Cain’s house.

 

 

                                                                        We look forward to your photographs!!   Yours, Gwynne & Juliet!