Monday, February 25, 2013
The work of Monte Nagler will be at the Padzieski Gallery through March 29.
The work of Farmington Hills-based photographer Monte Nagler can be found in the Detroit Institute of Arts; the University of Michigan Museum of Art; the Grand Rapids Art Museum; Ford Motor Company—and through March 29, also in Dearborn's Padzieski Art Gallery. An exhibition of select color and black and white photographs by Nagler opened Feb. 20 in the gallery, which is located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. All works are for sale. Nagler is known for his high-contrast landscapes of everywhere from Northern Michigan to Italy. He credits his time of study under Ansel Adams as inspiring him to take his work more seriously. "It was during that period of intensive work that I realized that making photographs is a way…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The deadline for entries is October 5 to have your work considered for the next edition.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department is accepting entries through Oct. 5 for its winter/spring 2013 photo contest. Winners will have their photos featured in the department's activities brochure, which is mailed to more than 40,000 homes. In addition to credit in the brochure, prizes like tickets to Special Services concerts and events will be awarded. Shots should include city parks or people of any age enjoying the outdoors in Farmington Hills, or engaging in a winter/early spring activity. Photos may be taken anywhere in the city, even in your own backyard. Each entrant may submit up to 10 photos. To enter, please email .jpg images to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a disk to: Photo Contest c/o Rachel Timlin, …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed: (Click through the photo gallery for samples and instructions.)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Photographers must submit their works by May 11.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department is looking for a photograph to include on the cover of its fall activities brochure. Subjects may include parks or people – of any age – enjoying the outdoors, or engaging in activities like camps, sports, dance, theater or simply family fun. Photos do not have to be taken during city-sponsored events. Photographers will receive special credit in the brochure, which is mailed to over 40,000 homes. Prizes will also be awarded to the winners, such as tickets to Special Services concerts and events. Entries are due no later than May 11, and you may submit up to 10 photos. Email .jpg images to email@example.com or send a disk to: Photo Contest c/o Rachel Timlin, Costick Center…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Balmy weather in Farmington and Farmington Hills gives you reason enough to get out of the house.
The mercury's climbing above 60 degrees today, and we've got plenty of reasons for you to get out of the house (not that you'll need them). Here's what you should know today: While the temperaures might seem balmy, the National Weather Service predicts winds will pick up today, with gusts as high as 34 miles per hour. Tonight will be cloudy and breezy; expect a low of 48 and rain showers after 1 a.m. Adults ages 50 and older who want to give this popular dance form a try are welcome to stop by the Costick Center today at noon for a lesson. Cost is $4 for residents, $5 for non-residents. For more information, call 248-473-1830. Professional photographer Jacob Nothstine will share a wide variety of camera and lighting techniques in this …
Monday, January 9, 2012
A mild Monday kicks off a new week in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Even though we're three weeks into winter, there's still no snow on the ground – and none expected today. Here's what else you should know: The winds may kick up to more than 20 miles per hour today, with clouds increasing as we head into the evening. The National Weather Service predicts a high today around 43 and low tonight around 30. On Mondays, 10:30 a.m., at the Farmington branch and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., at the Main library, the Farmington Community Library offers this class for parents and toddlers. After listening to a story and sharing music with the librarian, everyone is free to socialize and enjoy playing with toys. There's no charge. For information, call the library, 248-553-0300. Whether you stich quilts, crochet or knit…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Christmas gifts share one of the photographer's greater joys in life.
This article is more about me and less about photography. I will explain the set-up for the photo. I positioned a stool in front of our Christmas tree and covered that with a red cloth. Next, my assistant (wife) placed the items in a pleasing position. All the while I was making the choices necessary for the photo (lens, f-stop, shutter speed, etc.). We tried different positions plus a horizontal composition. I chose a vertical composition, which is my favorite. Please do not misunderstand, this is not complaining here, but rather this is my way of saying that while plenty of good things have happened in my life, some of the best have occurred in this year. Writing these articles gives me great pleasure. Sharing my knowledge of photography…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Have some fun while photographing holiday lights.
This article is about having fun while breaking some rules. I am breaking the rule which states, “do not show movement”. Read on to discover those I did follow, keeping in mind that none of the rules are chiseled in stone. Since it is the holiday season, this article is also timely. The rules about shutter speed, ASA and f-stop are the same whether you are making photographs or just having some fun taking photos. One rule I have not covered in previous articles is “get permission” (which I do whenever the property of others is involved). This is the most important one in my opinion. Your request may be rejected as mine have, but that is better than a lawsuit afterward. In this instance, no one was home when I first arrived. So while …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Here's how to use your digital camera (or iPhone!) to capture the best of the neighborhood's Christmas light displays.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Holiday lights around town range from the simple to the spectacular. Capturing the light shows can be challenging, though. Click on the images in our gallery for some expert advice from professional photographer Edward Maurer. (And if you've got a great display on your house, use the photo to enter Patch's Deck the House contest -- prizes include $100,000 for our public schools and up to $500 for your December light bill!)
Saturday, November 26, 2011
This element can add a dramatic impact, but must be carefully used.
As you can see in today’s photos, the black cloth used as a backdrop in a photograph does something dramatic to the impact factor. But its use is not without problems. I intend to offer some solutions in this article. This process does require a good bit of study and planning and may need several attempts to reach the goal. Firstly, the cloth should not be shiny; you do not want it to reflect light. You can find the right piece at local fabric store. You need to support your cloth and use clips to secure it. I use aluminum rods adapted for this. If you are handy with tools (and a bit of a mechanic) you can fashion something or contact me for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have chosen a workable location, you might be …