Photographers have found the need to supplement natural light since the dawn of the
photographic era. Options abound in our generation, but electronic flash remains one
of the best solutions, from brightening scenes on the go to sculpting light in the studio.
This series will concentrate on hands-on, creative use of the portable accessory flash
(indoors and outdoors, both on and off camera). We will include a history of flash
technology, flash use in close-up work, and a demonstration of high powered strobes in
the studio. Examples will be shown, assignments given, and student photos shared
with the class.
It is recommended that students be familiar with the basics of digital photography and
their own equipment, and have an interest in the applied use of electronic flashes. They
will be required to bring their own digital camera with a “hot shoe” or other flash
connection, a battery-operated flash, and a tripod. The instructor can make
recommendations for the purchase of an inexpensive flash in case the student does not
PAUL ROGERS is a native of Stowe and a full time photographer. He earned an
Associate of Science in Photographic Illustration and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Photography as a Fine Art from the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at
Rochester Institute of Technology. He specializes in commercial, documentary, travel,
and fine art photography, photography for artists, and photographic education. He is
best known for his photography of entertainer Rusty DeWees and for his Vermont
documentary project, Stick Season. www.paulrogersphotography.com
Join artist Robert Brunelle Jr. and learn the basics of painting with acrylics. Topics covered will include: differences between acrylics and other types of paints, mixing colors, creating various effects with brushstrokes, composing a painting, creating tints and washes, and using additives for acrylic paints. For beginners and those with experience in painting.
Artist’s bio: Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr. is a 7th generation Vermonter. He is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator, and political cartoonist. He was the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School in Underhill, VT for 31 years, and served as president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association from 1995 to 2011. His cartoon strip, Mr. Brunelle Explains It All, appears weekly in Seven Days Vermont.Pre-registration required click link above or call 802-888-1261 to sign up!
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The River Arts Writing Lab is designed to support a range of writing experience, goals, and genres. The emphasis is on providing a means for the participants to share their work, and to give and receive constructive, well-thought-out feedback.
A webpage is provided for those writers who are ready to have their work critiqued (the work can be at any stage of development). Posting manuscripts prior to the meetings will allow more time for careful consideration and productive discussion. Together we’ll develop guidelines for providing respectful and useful feedback.
A period of less structured time for reading, writing, or sharing will also be a part of the meetings.
The aim of the Writing Lab is to support each other by giving and receiving helpful commentary. It’s a cooperative effort. The group welcomes ideas for other activities that encourage and expand our writing skills.
If you are interested in joining this group, send us an email at [email protected].