JUNE 5th MEETING

We will meet at the Corner Brewery on Norris Street in Ypsilanti at 7 pm on Monday, June 5th.  It will be a good time for a photowalk to Depot Town from the CB, so we will start there, and return for beer and conversation in the outdoor courtyard.

See you there!

May 1 Meetup

We will meet in Plymouth, MI on Monday May 1 at 7 pm for our monthly gathering. Plan on assembling at Kellogg Fountain in the town square. From there, we will do a photowalk and then gather at a place for some eating and drinking afterwards.   Bring your tripods! It is also International Commie Camera Day, so bring your FSU (Former Soviet Union)-made camera to shoot with.  See you there!

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It’s Polaroid week!

Around the world, people are shooting their Polaroid and other “instant film” cameras.  SX-70, polaroid 600, Land Cameras, and Instax.  It’s all good.

Don’t forget folks, it’s Polaroid week! April 16-22. Shoot ’em if ya got ’em!

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April 3rd Meeting

Our April Meeting will take place on Monday, April 3, 7-9 pm at Pizza House in Ann Arbor.  We’ll discuss upcoming events, summer plans, World Pinhole Day, etc.

Also, new film discussion, what’s your latest “new” camera, and other useful information, as always.

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Want to know how to “shoot sprockets”?  You don’t need a Lomo Sprocket Rocket.  Learn how to load 35mm film into medium format cameras, such as the Holga, or Brownie cameras.

 

 

January 2 Meeting

First meeting of 2017

Our meeting will be held January 2, 2017 at Pizza House, on Church Street in Ann Arbor.  Start time is 7 pm, and meeting ends at 9 pm.  Bring your latest photographic items to show off!  If you had prints in the Homage to the Holga show, you can pick them up at the meeting, or contact Mark O’Brien to arrange a pickup at his house.

We will also be discussing the Post Card Exchange, ideas for upcoming shows and meetups, and other items as they arise.

If you have yet to attend a meeting, you are missing one of the most fun aspects of our group – sharing ideas, knowledge, and images.

See you Monday!

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Bill Bresler at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, A3C3 trip, 2016.

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Heather Gardner, A3C3 trip to Matthaei, 2016

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Patti Smith at Matthaei, A3C3 trip, 2016

December 18th Meetup @ the DIA

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Part of the wonderful Diego Rivera mural

In lieu of a December meeting on the first Monday, we will meet on the steps of the Detroit Institute of Art on SUNDAY, DEC. 18 @ 1 pm.    The “Detroit After Dark” photography exhibit is up, and we look forward to meeting our friends at the DIA.    Depending on the weather, a little walk-about afterwards with cameras will also take place. For information on the DIA–http://www.dia.org/

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Curved staircase, DIA

 

Fun Opening for the Holga Show

Thursday, October 13 was the opening night for the Homage to the Holga exhibit at the Argus Museum.  It was also the start of the annual Argus gathering at the museums, so there were quite a few familiar faces of Argus enthusiasts that had arrived earlier that day.  Overall, it was a fun evening, but we were a bit surprised by the lack of attendance of others in the A3C3.  Maybe it was the timing, but it would have been nice to see about a dozen more people show up that night.  For those that came, thank you, and I know that you enjoyed the exhibit.  There were 8 photographers in the show: Robert Beech, Bill Bresler, Jason DeLeon, Dawn Gardner, Heather Gardner, Pam Guenzel, Mark O’Brien, and T. Paul Wrobel.   If people came expecting fuzzy images and light leaks, they would have been surprised at the quality and subject matter of the images.  Keeping true to form, I used a Holga with a potato-masher flash to take candids during the evening.