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We had a lot of friends, and made some new ones, at our outrageous Come As You Aren't Party.
On Friday, November 1st, we hosted a party for everyone's alter-ego, and it was a hoot!
People were encouraged to dress, or at least act, like their alter-ego. Once people got a
little more comfortable with the idea, things started really rolling. The arrival of a
self-described "tree hugger" blowing into the party dressed as a lumberjack so surprised
everyone that most easily slid into their alter egos and posed for the following photos.
We were fortunate to meet a few new, brave people, who not only came, but whole-heartedly participated.
Check out the photos of the madness!
Macro photography is a LOT of fun, and you don't need to spend a fortune to do it and do it well.
The first workshop will be offered Saturday, October 26, and is open to all photographers, age 13 and older.
Read more and register soon; there are a limited number of seats for this course, so register soon!
The name is silly, and the mission is simple: have fun working with photos instead of watching football on Sunday afternoons!
Beginning Sunday, October 20th, this new offering is geared toward anyone (men, women, and teens), with any camera, and any skill-level.
Read more and register soon; there are a limited number of seats for this course, so grab your friends and/or family and escape for a couple of hours every Sunday!
Don't forget, new workshops and course offerings are being added just about every week, so keep in touch.
Don't wait too much longer to register! Space is limited, and people are finding our courses and workshops, and they are filling-up.
The Creative Course needs two more people to run, so if you're interested in having fun learning more about your creative mind, now is the time to
reserve your spot!
Two of the workshops are Saturday mornings; one-day workshops about using Adobe Photoshop. These two offerings start
off with an Introduction to Photoshop, and follow-up with training on using Photoshop's layers.
A studio lighting workshop has also been added, as an introduction to how to effectively light for portraiture.
You can see a full-listing on the "classes & workshops" page.
The Pembroke Mariner, which hits the shelves of your local store today, features a story about firefly53,
and what we're all about. The story's author, Maureen McCarthy, did a great job asking good questions, and clearly understands what our
"crazy dream" is all about.
We are both very pleased to be a part of the local arts and creativity scene, in and around Pembroke, and are
really looking forward to supporting and helping to develop a great art culture and awareness!
Fall classes and workshops have been scheduled, and there are three new workshops to take advantage of!
Two of the workshops are Saturday morning, one-day workshops about using Adobe Photoshop. These two offerings start
off with an introduction to Photoshop, and follow-up with training on using Photoshop's layers.
South Shore Art Center's annual Blue Ribbon Member's show opened on July 19th, and features over 175 works of art. This exhibition is a lot of fun because there is no common thread, other
than each of the works belonging to a member of South Shore Art Center, which means a wide variety of art, large and small, in several different media, and categories.
This year, Stephanie Grenadier, and her step-daughter, Stefanie Waite (collectively known as "the Stefphanies") collaborated on a photography project, a deeply personal one for Stefanie.
The photo, entitiled, "Sister", received an honorable mention from the show's juror, Sean Fitzgerald.
The Blue Ribbon Member's Show derives its name from the fact that 4 works of art are chosen by the juror to receive Blue Ribbons, and this year Tim Waite had the honor of winning his first
such award, for his multi-media piece, "compass". Sean Fitzgerald had this to say about the piece:
Intimate image, personal. The viewer is drawn into the “space”, in this case a box--could it be a shipping box, traveling saleman’s case? A child’s old 45rpm record player? Yet the use of wire causes the viewer to visually and physically stand back. The dial makes me think and feel a sense of linear time. Time taken, time spent...
What's more fun than opening a crazy, new studio, where there are no rules? Having a bunch of the greatest people you know drop-in and share in the fun.
Stephanie and I really enjoyed having our family and friends there, to celebrate with us, AND to get in front of the camera! We are so honored to
know so many great people!
firefly53 studios is a collaborative effort from husband & wife creative team, Stephanie Grenadier and Tim Waite.
Stephanie and Tim wanted a way to focus on the things they love most, and put them all into one, funky, eclectic location. Stephanie brings her love of
massage therapy, art, photography, and candle, lotion and soap-making. Tim brings his fascination for the visual arts, and his ability to teach others about
digital photography and software related to digital photography.
Initially, firefly53 will focus on digital photography training, including software courses using Adobe imaging products, like Lightroom, Photoshop,
and Photoshop Elements.
Beginning Digital SLR PhotographyCreative PhotographyLightroom Basics - Using Lightroom 5Beginning Macro PhotographyPhotoshop Layers WorkshopIntro to PhotoshopStudio Lighting WorkshopShoot, Edit and Print
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