photography

Bob Gardener Cuba Exhibit

In case you haven’t yet seen Robert Gardener’s spectacular “Cuba as I See it” exhibit in Room L-129 here at the library, this week gives you one last chance. Robert Gardener recently returned from Cuba as part of a cultural “Art Exchange” program that allows American citizens to visit Cuba under existing embargo laws. The exchange emphasized interaction with a variety of arts as well as participation in the everyday life of the people. Bob spent several days in Havana and Trinidad, photographing the old, colorful, and restored structures of both cities.

Havana and Trinidad both offer the visitor a rich experience of bustling streets filled with farm tractors, old cars and trucks, children everywhere, men on horseback, street vendors, bicycle and horse drawn taxis, smells of rich coffee brewing, food cooking, laughter and music everywhere.

The selections he has chosen are designed to give you a sense of the people, lifestyles, architecture and arts of today’s Cuba, before they become inevitably changed by increased tourism and outside influences.

This week is your last week to see it! Come on in.

Bob Gardner's Photography is exhibited this month in Room L-129!

Our September art exhibition in Room L-129 is a collection of Robert H. Gardner’s fine art photography named “Elevate the Ordinary”.

Bob writes about his work, “It wasn’t until my freshman year in college that someone put a name—“dyslexia”— to the years of difficulty I had with reading, writing and other left-brain skills, which I still struggle with today,” “Fortunately, a sympathetic lab teacher taught me to focus on the visual and mechanical aspects of whatever I was studying, which enabled me to function using a different perspective.
Over the years, I have come to realize that this coping mechanism has also made me a better photographer.  Rather than just looking at the image in the camera, I naturally search for other perspectives, other ways of seeing what is ordinary.  Each artist makes his or her world their own and, in doing so, takes the viewer to this higher perspective. To take us from here to somewhere else.
While I enjoyed working with traditional film, the advent of digital photography has created opportunities for me to express what I feel and see in the new world of Fine Art Photography."
"Elevate the Ordinary"
You can see more of his work on his website at http://www.rhgphoto.com/

 

Photography 101

Join Kingwood Photography Club's Vincent P. for an informative session on photography. Learn what your rights are as a photographer and the functions of the many control buttons on your camera. Be sure to bring your camera with you!

Photography: Fireworks!

Get ready for the 4th of July! Join Kingwood Photography Club's Vincent P. for some great tips on taking hard-to-capture photos of fireworks--just in time for Independence Day.

When: Saturday, June 14 @ 10:30 AM
Where: Kingwood Library's 2nd floor Computer Lab

Photography Tips: Pets

The sun is shining, bluebonnets are blooming and your camera's ready to take the perfect picture of your family. But don't forget about your favorite four-legged friends! Join Kingwood Photography Club's Vincent P. for some great tips on taking quality photos of your pets.

Bob Gardner Photography in Room L-129 during April

Local photographer Bob Gardner is our exhibiting artist for the month of April. Bob has chosen compelling black and white portraits, vivid color prints, and intriguing digitally modified photographs printed on aluminum, a method which he describes in his exhibit. Come and enjoy Bob Gardner's photography in Room L-129. (Left: "Lemon Ice")

Photography Tips: Spring Flowers

It's starting to warm up in Texas again, and that means Buttercups, Bluebonnets, and Indian Paintbrushes. Kingwood Photography Club's Vincent P. shares tips on how to take quality photos of these beautiful flowers just in time for Spring.

When: Saturday, March 8 @ 10:30 AM
Where: Kingwood Library's Computer Lab

Learn to capture quality photographs of local birds

Image by Flickr member blmiers2Kingwood Photo Club's Vincent P. is back with new workshops! This Saturday, February 8th, at 10:30 AM, participants will learn about taking quality photographs of birds, a perfect subject just in time for Spring. This program is free and open to individuals 18 and older. Registration is recommended as space is limited; walk-ins are welcome.

Register through our Events Calendar, by calling 281-360-6804, or visiting us in person at 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood TX 77339.

Photography 101: Still Life

Kingwood Photo Club's Vincent Palmisano will be on hand to offer tips and advice on still -life photography on Saturday, August 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the library Conference Room.  Registration is required for this free workshop.  To register, stop by the Adult Services information desk or contact the library @ 281-360-6804. You may also visit http:/tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly to self-register.  

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