May 2018 Meeting

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
Jamie Konarski Davidson

Shoes may be smart and stylish, old and worn, large or small, in groups, lines, pairs or piles. Try a close up or abstract of a shoe or a boot, create an image of shoes with a purpose, or an artistic arrangement. Other ideas might include a shoe store display or the messy floor of a closet—use your imagination and turn a mundane subject into a work of art. Try googling “shoes in photography” for some great ideas.

The judge for our photo competition in May is Jamie Konarski Davidson. Based in Greenville, NC, Jamie is an award-winning freelance outdoor & nature photographer. She is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the Carolina Nature Photographers Association. She has presented programs and workshops for NANPA's 2015 Nature Photography Summit, N4C's Annual Conference, CanAm Photo Conference and, most recently, Mike Moats' Macro Photo Conference. She also speaks to local and regional camera clubs and organizations in the Southeast. Through New Life Photos, Jamie leads workshops and photo tours throughout the Southeast and markets her work through exhibits and art shows.
Jamie will present a program titled "Subject to Interpretation." In this presentation Jamie will share her vision and ways to grow and develop awareness and confidence in our individual ways of interpreting the world around us. She will also provide some ideas on how to focus and be more intentional in the image-making process.

Immediately preceding (May 5-9) her visit to Charlottesville, Jamie will lead a retreat-style workshop in Nelson County the central location for which is Pharsalia, an antebellum plantation in Tyro, Virginia. For workshop information and for galleries of her striking photographs see her website at