Sunday, March 10, 2013
A photo exhibit features the heyday of the Baby Boomers, millions of whom settled in the DC suburbs.
The aging population in Montgomery County is often the topic of discussion among the area's planning officials, with the Baby Boom generation entering the retirement years. That makes this area, with its millions of boomers—many of whom who came to DC decades ago—a prime audience for what The Washington Post calls a captivating photo exhibit of the 1970s, a decade known for disco, polyester, pollution and political strife. The exhibit, Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project, seeks to tell the story of the turbulent decade in a series of color photographs taken for the Federal Documerica project. The Environmental Protection Agency initiated the project in 1971 to document the “environmental awakening” and “that era…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Capturing Christmas lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000.
We put up holiday lights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark. You want to capture those lights on your camera, but getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there. Use these tips to take a picture of your holiday lights. Post the picture to Potomac Patch’s Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for your school district. Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking holiday photographs.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Want to capture those bright lights bursting in air? Here are some tips from Patch photographers.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Although capturing fireworks on a camera can be difficult, if you have the right equipment and your camera is switched to the correct settings, you should be able to get some fantastic images. Here are some tips from Patch photographer Edward Maurer. Equipment needed: Other tips from photographer Darren Rowse's website:
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
“Far Away, Close to Home” begins May 4 at Har Shalom.
Three photographers and one ceramic artist will share the spotlight at Gallery Har Shalom’s “Far Away, Close to Home” exhibit, opening Friday, May 4. These local artists are exhibiting pieces that evoke the spirit of Israel, which is far away, yet close to home for the Jewish community. Photographers Susan Maldon Stregack and Rollin Fraser of Silver Spring are a married couple who have had some of their photographs displayed as a part of the “Portraits of Life” exhibit at Montgomery College, which featured words and images of Montgomery County residents who are Holocaust survivors. Germantown’s Neil Willens enhances his digital photographs through the use of paper and editing. Many of his creations have been exhibited in various …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Gary Lloyd, a Winston Churchill High School graduate, relocated his portrait studio and is offering a promotion this month.
All it took was one image to reveal itself for a young budding photographer to take the bait. One frame—out of an entire roll of film—was printable. But to Gary D. Lloyd that one moment, that one image, would serve as the catalyst for a career that has spanned nearly four decades. “After seeing that image come up in the developing tray, I was hooked,” said Lloyd, owner of Lloyd–Meurer Portrait Studio in Potomac Village. Using a Kodak Instamatic 104 camera loaned to him by an eighth-grade classmate at Herbert Hoover Middle School, Lloyd said he learned how to process the Tri-X black-and-white film by reading an instruction manual. And then it took weeks of pestering the assistant principal to get access to the school’s darkroom. All this …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
A reception for the exhibit will take place Sept. 11.
Gallery Har Shalom has opened its 2011/2012 season with an exhibit titled "Destinations, Dolls and Other Delights.” Including destination photos from around the world by photographers Jim Auerbach, Dave Mullen and Ted Schroll, hand-made display dolls by Celia Sullivan and one-of-a-kind ceramic creations by Karen Askin, the show features work created entirely by regional artists. According to Fran Abrams, gallery committee chair, the show will offer an experience of thought-provoking beauty, with some humor thrown in as well. “The destination photos are beautiful. There’s no other word for them,” Abrams said. Of the dolls: “I haven’t seen anything like that locally. They each have such a distinct personality, such beautiful craftsmanship,” …
Local shutterbug captures poetry of large birds in flight.
Her upcoming exhibit at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation is of photography, but Evelyn Jacob has more than a little of the poet in her as well. “Wings Set Me Free,” the name she chose for the exhibit, is not only a phrase from a classic song in Unitarian Universalist churches, but it conveys, she said, “some of the metaphorical power of seeing birds in flight. It might also prompt one to consider different forms of freedom and different forms of flight: the power of take off, the beauty of gliding, the loveliness of wings outspread, the exhilaration of speed, and, finally, the inevitability of landing.” The Potomac woman has been a birder for about 15 years. The photos in the exhibit were taken largely over the past three …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
A sampling of images that capture the heart of Potomac
Potomac is a community filled with cherished moments, graceful landscapes, and people in action. These photos capture images around town during the past week and show what makes this area uniquely Potomac. If you have recommendations for photos to include in the feature, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or add your own pictures to the gallery.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
A sampling of images that capture the heart of Potomac.
Potomac is a community filled with cherished moments, graceful landscapes, and people in action. These photos capture images around town during the past week and paint a picture about what makes this area uniquely Potomac. If you have recommendations for photos to include in the feature, e-mail email@example.com or add your own pictures to the gallery.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Some of the images capturing the heart of Potomac.
Potomac is a community filled with picture perfect moments, beautiful landscapes and local activities. This photo feature will capture some of the noteworthy images around town from the past week and paint a picture about what makes this area uniquely Potomac. If you have recommendations for photos to include in the feature, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or add your own pictures to the gallery.