News of the current exhibit and events at Image City
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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.
10th Anniversary Show

Current Show Runs Through Sunday, November 1

The current exhibit at Image City Photography Gallery celebrates our 10th Anniversary. Joining us are photographers who have been associated with the Gallery for a very special exhibit. The Gallery Partners extend our heartfelt 'Thank You' to all who have supported us over the past 10 years. It has been our pleasure to be a venue for the exhibition of fine photographic art. We have produced 133 shows, exhibited the work of more than 700 photographers, and 1,600 photographs have been purchased by our loyal patrons. We could not have done it without the support of you all. Thank you. More than 300 kicked off the festivities at our opening reception enjoying fine photographs and expressions of appreciation all around.

Photographers participating in the exhibit are: D. G. Adams, Ryan Beattie, Dick Bennett, Bill Bernbeck, David Bleich, Bruno Chalifour, Daniel Crozet, Carl Crumley, Jim Dusen, Bruce Elling,  Bonnie Gamache, Clay Gehring, Jim Hartsen, Christine Heusner, Jane Hopkins, John Kosboth, David Kotok, Kamil Kozan, Joel Krenis, Steve Levinson, Gil Maker, Steve Malloy Desormeaux, Scott Matyjaszek, Tom McGlynn, Don Menges, Sheila Nelson, Dan Neuberger, Julie Oldfield, Jim Patton, David Perlman, Luann Pero, Betsy Phillips, John Retallack, David Ridley, Lou Ryen, John Solberg, Ted Tatarzyn, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Steve Tryon, Michelle Turner, Sheridan Vincent, George Wallace, and John Williamson

We will also have an exhibit of award-winning photographs from competitions by the Camera Rochester photography club. Exhibiting are Bev Cronkite, Elaine Nusbaum, Michael Parisi, Susanne Roth, Ron Weetman, and Wu-Hsiung Yang. 

You will certainly find a wide diversity of photographic subjects and styles to enjoy. Click Here for a link to our website for full details, and a link to a "Preview of the Show Gallery" as well as a link to a video segment to the WHEC, News10NBC program "Rochester in Focus" by Nikki Rudd featuring Gallery Partners Steve Levinson and Dick Bennett with Nikki discussing Image City and our 10th Anniversary Show at 8min and 45sec in the program.
Call for Submissions: The Magic of Light 2016

Deadlines Fast Approaching: Juried Exhibit at Image City January 2016

After nine successful editions of our annual juried show, we are pleased to let you know that there will certainly be another. The theme of the 2016 Image City Juried Theme Show is again titled The Magic of Light. The theme is open, to give you freedom to create astonishing photographs. The exhibit of selected photographs will be in January 2016 at Image City.
You can find all details and Entry Form for your submission at the special link: The Magic of Light 2016 Call Page. The same information is also available via the Image City Website.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or by phone at 585-271-2540.
All Gallery Partners look forward to receiving your submission by November 15, 2015 and its even better with a reduced entry fee if we receive it before October 25 - see details on the link above.
Feel free to forward this announcement to any of your friends and relatives who might be interested in participating in the Image City Juried Show, The Magic of Light 2016. There is a forward email link at the bottom of this announcement.
Gilbert Maker, Gallery Partner
Chairman of the 2016 Juried Show at Image City.

Image City Critiques Group meets Wednesday, November 4

The Image City Critique Group will next meet on Wednesday, November 4th beginning at 6:30pm.  We meet at the gallery on the first Wednesday of each month to critique each other's images and hopefully improve our photography. Please bring 2 prints of your best images; matted if possible. We do not critique digital images. There is a one-time $20 registration fee, but you can try it once for free. The $5 per meeting fee has been abolished.

Gary Thompson's Photo Tips

Creativity at Cliché Locations -- Autumn Leaves at Glade Creek Mill
How does one make high quality, unique images at great photogenic locations that have been extensively photographed?
We have all visited these picturesque places and have attempted to make unique and meaningful pictures only to realize that, while we thought that we had achieved a great image, what we recorded was just another very good photograph of a commonly recognized place. It then is disheartening to hear comments about our photograph as being a "cliché image".
The reality is that photographing at these common locations presents an immense challenge. If the greatest magic light that ever occurred at a given spot is present, an excellent photographer might produce a truly superb image. However, being present for this once in a lifetime light is infinitely unlikely. An approach that is more likely to succeed is to thoroughly study the subject's surroundings to find unique compositions for presenting the subject. My example image was made at Glade Creek Mill in West Virginia, which is probably the second most photographed mill in the eastern U.S. A steady rain provided beautifully soft, overcast lighting. By moving in extremely close -about 6 inches - from the leaves on a large slanting rock, the image was made with a 17- 35 mm lens, atf/22, focusing on the second closest leaf. By adjusting the polarizer the amount of glare on the leaves and wet rocks was reduced. A unique image of the Mill was achieved by making the foreground about 40 percent of the total photograph. Perhaps, another photographer might utilize a similar composition, but the specific leaves and their precise pattern will never occur again. To see all of Gary's Tips Click Here.
Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs 2015 Fall Seminar
Saturday, November 21 --  Hamburg, NY

A daylong seminar by Sigma Pro Photographer and author, David FitzSimmons, covers the range from Macro to Landscape photography with some new "curious critters" in addition. Sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs, the program will be held November 21 at Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY beginning at 9am. Gallery Partner, Carl Crumley, will be staffing a display encouraging photographers to participate in exhibitions at Image City.  Additional details and registration fee details are at the NFRCC website, Click Here. You may recall that David FitzSimmons was the featured photographer in the "Curious Critters" exhibit at Image City in 2014. We are looking forward to a second exhibit by David that is scheduled in 2017 at Image City.
Calendar of Events

Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue

November 1 Last day of 10th Anniversary Show
November 3 Opening day Off the Beaten Path show by Gary and Phyllis Thompson & Friends
November 4 Image City Critique Group Meeting 6:30pm
November 6 Reception Off the Beaten Path and First Friday Gallery Night 5-9pm

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

There is no admission fee to visit Image City

in the Heart of ARTWALK in the Neighborhood of the Arts 
 where our mission is 
to create a quality exhibition and learning experience for photographers and the art-loving community.
Image City Photography Gallery | 722 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 | 585.472.2540 |