An essential ingredient for creativity is inspiration. And inspiration is impossible in a vacuum, without the proper environment within which it can flourish.
Setting up an environment for photographic creativity is what led Ronen Grunberg to pitch a camera club to the Aurora Public Library. The idea was readily accepted and so the APLCC became a reality.
The vision of the APLCC is rooted in the belief that the only way to become a good photographer is to go out and experiment with different techniques. This means a willingness to take chances and be open to new challenges. Artistic and creative outcomes, it is assumed, are the end result of being open to things not yet tried.
Getting people together who love photography and who enjoy working together towards this common goal of being creative is the foundation on which the APLCC is built.
In this regard, the following are some activities planned for the APLCC:
- Sharing photos
- Learning from others’ critiques (online and in monthly meetings)
- In-club workshops (given by club members and guest speakers)
- Online communication
- Silent show of members’ images based on a particular theme and submitted in advance
- Show and tell (members submit 5 images in advance and talk about where, why and how they took the photos)
- My learning curve (tips from individual members followed by group discussion)
- Ask the expert based on topics requested by the membership
- Tech tips (the latest technical developments in digital photography and videography)
- Your suggestions?
In the end, the most important thing is to have fun and to become a great photographer in the process.
Looking forward to seeing you at the next meeting.