Friday, August 20, 2010

Fairfield Photographers Network ...introduction and invitation

Thanks Jan for passing this along!

Fairfield Photographers Network ...introduction and invitation

Our mission:
To grow a non-competitive network willing to share all levels of image creation with individuals and organizations that have a passion for photography, while inspiring each other and developing friendships.

Hello friend of photography,

This email is being sent to introduce you to a new kind of photography group. The Fairfield Photographers Network is the brainchild of Marshall Cetlin, a semi-retired NYC Creative Advertising Director and the Fairfield Arts Council. Marshalls' and the FAC's goals were to create a group of individuals that would share their knowledge and skills in all phases of photography and inspire one another in a non-competitive environment. The idea was a good one. It is working. We are growing, with enthusiasm!

For the last seven months we have been meeting around the conference table at the FAC offices at 70 Sanford St., in Fairfield. Most often all 20 seats are full and the discussions are quite lively. The group is diverse. College level and high school photography instructors, professional portrait, wedding, real estate, event and product photographers. There are beginners to advanced amateur club shooters, hobbyists in 3-D imaging, university and high school instructors in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom and on and on. People are coming from New Haven, from Stamford and towns in between.

Wanting to become more inclusive, we knew we had to have an evening session. Marshall has made arrangements with the Fairfield Public library, Main Branch on the Old Post Road to use their Memorial Room on Thursday evenings as well as continuing our regularly scheduled 1st Thursday of the month afternoon meetings at FAC.(schedule below) We now have a podium, projector, screen and 45 seats at our disposal!

Wanting to share we felt it necessary to communicate. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an open invitation to a photography related event or speaker of interest to you, and you knew about it? This group could disseminate that information to clubs and individuals alike. You are invited! No charge, ALL welcome, bring a friend!

Now, the invitation ...

If you are a professional or non, a member of a photographic organization or club, a hobbyist at any level, or just looking to create better images by improving your skills, this just might be the kind of atmosphere and place where you can share and grow and be inspired.

You are invited to attend our first evening meeting which takes place on Thursday August 19th at 7:00PM at the Fairfield Public Library Main Branch in the Memorial Room on the 2nd Floor. The doors open for conversation at 6:00. Our agenda is not set in stone. Someone once said that the premise of "taking pictures" is that every picture has a story. If this will be your first meeting, please bring some of your work for "show & tell" will NOT be judged! And, if you should be from one of those far-away places ...bring an interested friend, colleague or relative along for the ride!

FPN Meeting Schedule:

Our regular meetings take place the first Thursday afternoon of every month at the Fairfield Arts Council at 70 Sanford St, Fairfield, at 2:30PM. Our evening meetings will be held on Thursday Evenings, Aug 19th, Sept 16th, Oct 28th, Nov 18th & Dec 16th. Conversation from 6:00, meeting @ 7:00PM.

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