Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 96August 22, 2015

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We publish our Newsletter during each of our exhibits to pass along information and reviews of the exhibit, selected images and news of participation opportunities at Image City. We thank you for your interest and we look forward to another great year of fine photographs and events. We hope to see you at each of the 13 shows we produce in 2015.

In This Issue
Portfolio Showcase 2015: Our Current Show
Portfolio Showcase 2015 -- The Book
Image City Critiques Group - Meets September 2nd
New Course Offering: Lightroom 6 with Steve Levinson
A Selection of the Photographs
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City
Portfolio Showcase 2015-- the Exhibit
Current Show Runs Through Sunday, September  6
Our current exhibit at Image City Photography Gallery is this year's Portfolio Showcase 2015. Portfolios selected for the exhibit are by John Ejaife, Jeno Horvath, John Kosboth, Frank Liberti, Steve Malloy Desormeaux, Sandy Rothenberg, Andy Schecter, and Paul Zachman. We have gotten many high compliments on the exhibit and the artistic creation of the awarded photographers. Congratulations to them all for their distinctive art and superb photography. 
The judge for the selections was Nathan Lyons. We very much appreciate his participation in making his choices from so many fine submissions from nearly 80 entries. Nathan Lyons has been an integral part of almost every area of photography as photographer, educator, lecturer, author, and curator. He is Founding Director Emeritus, Visual Studies Workshop, holds numerous honorary doctorates and was Associate Director and Curator of Photography, Editor of Publications, and Director of Extension Activities at the George Eastman House. He has been honored with numerous awards and acknowledgments for his distinguished career in photography.

The Gallery Partners awarded the portfolio by Sandy Rothenberg with the Grand Prize. Her photograph I'm Thirsty at Night is shown above. Each of the photographers with the winning portfolios won gift certificates from Lumiere Photo and Rowe Photo, who were sponsors of the exhibit. Check out a following article to see more examples from each of the selected photographers' portfolios.

An exhibit in the East Gallery was produced by the Batavia Photography Club with photographers Tom Bonner, Jim Burns, Don Dennis, Don Fryling, Christy Hibsch, Steve Ognibene and Sue Meier participating with a wide and interesting presentation of subjects and styles.

Also exhibiting their work are Gallery Partners and Artists-in-Residence Dick Bennett, Carl Crumley, Steve Levinson, Gil Maker, Don Menges, Dan Neuberger, Jim Patton, David Perlman, Betsy Phillips, John Solberg, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, and Sheridan Vincent. 
Click Here  to see a preview on our website of a selection of photographs from the exhibit. There is no admission fee at Image City and the Gallery is accessible to all. 
Portfolio Showcase 2015, the Book
Additional Copies are Available for Purchase at the Gallery!  

An additional award for the eight photographers selected for the Portfolio Showcase is the supurb book that was designed by Gallery Partner, John Solberg. Each of the photographs from exhibited portfolios is reproduced in the book. Paul Zachman's photo Chase Tower #1 was chosen for the dramatic cover. Copies of the book are available for purchase for $25 (tax included) at Image City. Portfolio Showcase 2015 is a fine addition to any collection of photography books.
Image City Critiques Meeting: Next is September 2nd
The Image City Critique Group will resume meeting on the first Wednesday of each month beginning September 2nd at 6:30. Please bring prints only; matted if possible. There is a one-time $20 registration fee and a $5 per meeting fee. Your first visit is free.
New Course Scheduled for the Fall

Creating Great Photographs with Adobe Lightroom 6

A Course from the Image City Photography Gallery by Steve Levinson


Thursday nights, September 24, October 1, 8 and 15 from 7-9 pm


If you are like me, you don't want to spend your time learning and using an expensive, complex software package to import and optimize your photographs; but want to use your time using a simple, powerful and intuitive tool to produce stunning photographs. You can experiment fearlessly with color, exposure and more without overwriting your original images. 


After taking this lecture and workshop course, you will be have a  workflow (or standardized process) that you can efficiently follow for every photograph you make: (1) importing images into your computer so that you can easily find them at a later time, (2) selecting the best images using an organized process (3) creating a fine digital image and then (4) making a fine digital print or posting on the Internet.  Time will be available to practice and discuss both provided images and images from your own portfolio. RAW is the preferred original format for images, though high-quality JPEGS will also work.


Participants should be familiar with the basics of digital cameras, photography and transferring files to your computer.  They will also need to have or borrow an Apple or PC laptop computer for the course.  Software is available from Adobe on a free, one month trial. Please do not download this software until the day before the course, so that it will be available for all of the four sessions.


We will meet at the historic Pittsford Flour Mill, 15 Schoen Place, Pittsford. The price for this course will be $165 and the class will be limited to a maximum of eight photographers. Please contact Steve Levinson (, 330.1490) for more information. You can sign up and prepay for the course at Image City Photography Gallery.


Steve Levinson


Click Here for Courses at Image City and additional details on the Adobe Lightroom 6 course.

A Selection of Photographs from the Portfolio Showcase 2015
At the link for the exhibit we have a preview of the show with a photo by each of the Portfolio Showcase 2015 photographers. We included one by Susan Rothenberg's grand prize winning portfolio in the lead article. Here are select photos from each of the other photographers.  We know it will entice you to visit the Gallery so that you can see the full exhibit, already much enjoyed by those who have taken the opportunity to visit.

The Hatter by John Ejaife

Bug's Eye View #8 by Jeno Horvath
Birth of Awareness by John Kosboth

Memorial Art Gallery by Frank Liberti

Rural Roads #8 by Steve Malloy Desormeaux
Little Rascals by Andy Schecter

Chase Tower #1 by Paul Zachman
Calendar of Events
Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue 


September 2 Image City Critiques Meeting, 7pm.

September 4 First Friday Gallery Night 5 - 9pm

September 6 Last day of current Exhibit -- Portfolio Showcase 2015

September 8 Opening day of Rochester Destinations, exhibit by Sheridan Vincent

September 11 Reception for Rochester Destinations, exhibit by Sheridan Vincent


Image City Photography Gallery 
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 6
 Sunday, Noon - 4    


There is no admission fee to visit Image City Photography Gallery

Contact Information

 Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607



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