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!
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!
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.
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.
Monday March 6, 7-9 pm A3C3 Meeting at Pizza House! Be there! Be square… or landscape… or portrait. There may be some film surprises.
The February meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7-9 pm at Pizza House. Bring something to show. Let’s plan for some spring activities. – World Wide Pinhole Day, etc.
See you all there!
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!
Bill Bresler at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, A3C3 trip, 2016.
Heather Gardner, A3C3 trip to Matthaei, 2016
Patti Smith at Matthaei, A3C3 trip, 2016
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/
Curved staircase, DIA
The Monday, November 7th A3C3 MEETING will be held at PIZZA HOUSE, 618 Church Street, Ann Arbor. 7-9 pm. Let’s discuss ideas for nearby trips and museum visits for November-January. Pizza House is a great spot, as we can have a conversation without loud music and loud people!
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.
The reception opens for the Homage to the Holga exhibit at 7 pm at the Argus Museum, 525 W William St., Ann Arbor. Eight photographers, 32 images of Holga-inspiration.