Posted by: 6x6pix | November 12, 2009

November Meeting Notes

This month’s meetING was held at AtlanticWorks studios, 80 Border St, in East Boston. This is not our new space, but it gets us a bit closer to it, as the new space will be at 175 McClellan Highway in Eastie.

Banafsheh talked a bit about how the space will work: it’ll be a co-op studio and exhibit space for those who sign on and pay a monthly fee, but it will also be used for monthly meetings, workshops, and regular group shows open to all BPC members. BPC members who are interested in joining the co-op need to email Banafsheh asap, and will be able to visit the building to view the available spaces on one of two dates coming up next week.

Next we talked about the Art Market Holiday Photo Fair coming up on December 12. There’s an an informational meeting on Tuesday (11/17) for those already signed up to participate (the event is full).

BPC’s Neighborhood Project is getting some notice around town. The Boston Foundation has just used several images from the project in its annual report; and next summer, Project participants will  have one-two images each on display at the Moakley Courthouse for three months. The third round of the Project is just starting up; if you’re a BPC member and you’d like to document one of Boston’s neighborhoods or an adjacent city/town, contact Katherine Kominis for details on joining the Project.

Banafsheh mentioned upcoming workshops taught by Jeff Langevin (Lightroom) and Steve Dunwell (fill flash), then members were then asked what events/shoots they’d like to see BPC offer in the coming year. Among the ideas discussed:

  • Shooting holiday lights in residential neighborhoods
  • Shoot assignments as “homework,” then view the results at select meetings a few times a year. This was offered as excellent preparation for anyone interested in doing editorial work.
  • More salons-type themed discussions — now that we’ll have our own space we’ll be able to revive these popular events.
  • Workshops/shoots covering: infrared; action/speed (horse racing was the example given); shooting on manual settings; shooting animals at the zoo (without ending up with pictures that look they were taken in a z00)
  • Holga shoots
  • Presentation from a gallery owner or curator on presenting your work as fine art photography.

We ended the first section of the meeting with a brief discussion about film — why we started and want to continue our film group, and what’s so magnificent about film photography (not that your trusty reported is biased in any way ;-)

The remaining time was spent on quick image critiques. We saw great images from a  number of members, including some new folks (hi new folks!).

Watch the meetUP site for info on where the December meeting will be held — B is hoping it can be in the new space, but it all depends on the lease details.



  1. Biased towards film? You? Nah :-)

    The film subgroup is fantastic and full of creative people :-)

    I would like to go back to Portland in nicer weather, a great place to walk around in. I also found some wonderful places in Hillsborough County (NH) less than 2hrs from Boston that were wonderful. Rt111 from Nashua crosses back into MA through Chelmsford, Tyngsboro, and Pepperel. Lots of New England small town feel with great shots to be had for foliage.

  2. Digital just doesn’t smell as good as FILM>>>>

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