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Writeup! Judged Fall Photo – 2021

The Fall Judged Photography show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until October 13, 2021. Our seasonal photography shows are open to the public and judged by an invited artist and they provide a fantastic glimpse of what our local photographers have been focused on. Many of of are still experiencing limited excursion opportunities but we still find subjects to present. A total of 16 photographs were received, still fewer than we...

Writeup! 29 Palms Art Gallery

So much exciting beauty to be shared! The 29 Palms Art Gallery has been a must see location since 1963. The building is in the architectural style of an adobe with thick walls and brick texture inside and and out. The gallery features juried-in artists all year long in the east and west rooms and guild members in the central room, and workshops are being held once again! This month provides an exciting group show titled, "Desert Oddities" and a...

Night Photography – Part 4

Digital Darkroom Post Processing. Editing. These words have gained a slightly negative connotation when talking about digital photography, but remember that post processing of digital images is based upon the alterations available to film photographer in darkrooms. I realized that it also included a plethora of other abilities like cloning out blemishes, but I do not like throwing the baby out with the bathwater, per say. Taken in its cleanest...

Night Photography – Part 3

Camera Setup You will push your camera to the limit during night shoots. You will exhaust your batteries. You will crank up the ISO, making your image grainy... on purpose. You will set the exposure time longer and longer as you test how much light your camera can capture. And you will go to the lowest apparature you can,, virtually erasing the possibility of sharp definition on anythin closer to you than infinity. Because clarity is...

Night Photography – Part 2

Be mindful You have everything - your tools, your plan, maybe even your friends to make the night shoot grand. No matter how familiar you are with your photo-friends, remember to keep a few things in mind, including being mindful of your surroundings. This includes the people you are spending time with. Situational Awareness It is essential to be respectful of other photographers during night shoots. A common situation we find ourselves in is...

Night Photography – Part 1

Suppose you are intrigued with capturing a crescent moon showering a landscape in dim light. Or is it the silhouettes of rocks and trees against the fall of starlight that calls to you? Or maybe you fancy a colorful glow on your favorite Joshua tree? If these scenes appeal to you, read on to learn what night photography entails and whether you are ready to jump in. First and foremost, with low light photography, you must have a camera that you...

Night Photography

Are you interested in trying out night photography? It has become a very popular photographic expression, especially in regions such as ours, where the desert sky is relatively dark and clear. But what do you need? What kind of night photography are you drawn to? And where should you begin? The first two questions are tied together. It goes without saying that nighttime photography requires a certain amount of supporting equipment. A DSLR...

Hype Alert: Keys Ranch at Night, Fall 2021

Chaparral Artists have scheduled a trip for its members and potentially some friends this fall, and we hope the destination will be as fun as it always is - Keys Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. If you plan to attend, please follow the link as soon as possible to secure your spot - we are limited to 15. Additional information follows. Chaparral Artists at Keys Ranch Fl 2021 Date:              September 13, 2021 Meetup:       ...

Exhibit Deadlines around Morongo Basin

Fall festivities and art opportunities are just around the corner! You can feel it, as the heat of summer stabilizes, and that warm wind chills ever so slightly to make way for summer rains gliding across the landscape. This often-subtle change comes with a slew of opportunity for art display and art creation. The following provides a list of upcoming exhibits that we are keeping track of for our members. Some of the opportunities require...

Writeup! “Anything Goes #3” Show

An open theme for a world of possibilities The members-only show on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between August 14 and September 15, 2021 represents our third installment of the theme "Anything Goes". We have experienced wonderful energy in our open themed members exhibits this year. This particular installment overwhelmed me with all of its lovely entries, thirty-six in total by twelve artists. Acrylics, encaustic, mixed-media,...

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