Ode to a Chippendale Dancer

By Virginia Parker Staat

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining;
show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
 
~ Anton Chekhov

When we travel into the city, we almost always stop by our favorite Italian restaurant. It is a third-generation bistro begun in 1938 in the home where the owners raised their children. At one time it was billed as one of the top five restaurants in the world to visit. Now, with his beloved Josephine gone and Sammy in his eighties, the restaurant still has excellent fare but not the five-star quality it once boasted. 

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Embracing the Oxymoron

Text & photo by Virginia Parker Staat

Dingo, caught in the torchlights
Dingo – caught in the torchlights!

As most of you know, I’m not much for standing in the spotlight. I’m happy being the photographer behind the viewfinder or the writer behind the computer. In fact, as RMOWP’s new president, I feel more like my Aussie dingo friend in the photo, frozen under the torches (aka flashlights). It’s the problem with us introverts… we spend most of our time trying to be invisible. Sometimes it doesn’t work. 

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One-and-one-half day Photo Workshop Announced

Take Control of Your Photography
From conception through post-processing

When: October 4-5, 2020 – just prior to conference
Where: Alamogordo, NM
Member Rate: $250 including lunch both days

Take Control of Your Photography is a 1 1/2 day workshop that will make you a better photographer: more proficient, more artistic, and more confident.

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Gardening & Grooming

The Difference

Text and photos by Jack Olson

A little while ago I was asked about the control of depth of field for photography in a field of columbine and I explained in a newsletter article. Now I want to get into a discussion conerning Gardening and Grooming. I used to talk about gardening, and if it was ever acceptible. Some of our photographers may disagree in this but, for now, I hold the stage.

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January – February 2020

Sunset at White Sands National Monument – as of December 2019 America’s newest national park © 2009 William Horton

Start the new year here, with conference updates, our new president’s first column, photo tips on the difference between “gardening” and “grooming,” plus details on the exciting photo workshop offered in conjunction with conference in October. Click here to download.

Dr. Faustus at Sprague Lake

By Ian King

reflections on Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Sprague Lake © 2012 Harry Snelson

You hadn’t exactly been making tawaf, that great, frenzied, swarming circumambulation of the Holy Kaaba in Mecca;  and you clearly hadn’t been doing anything quite like the Muslim Hajj, eitherNonetheless, in a limited, quasi-metaphorical way, it is the first pilgrimage-like parallel you draw when you reflect on your visit to Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in early September 2019.

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Gadgets, Gizmos, Gewgaw

Workshop by Bill Horton, William Horton Photography, Conference 2019, Estes Park, Colorado

Description: An interactive discussion of tools, tips, hacks, and tricks that help writers and photographers work faster and better. Learn about the stuff that works for this experienced writer and photographer – and what doesn’t, no matter what the hype says.

Resource: https://www.williamhortonphotography.com/category/handouts/ PDF Handout, with or without slides.

Get Found & Noticed

SEO for the rest of us…
Workshop by Katherine Horton, William Horton Photography, Conference 2019, Estes Park, Colorado

Description: Learn about Search Engine Optimization to move your website into the top tier of web searches. An intense workshop packed with information, tips, and how-tos.

Resource: https://www.williamhortonphotography.com/category/handouts/ PDF Handout, with or without notes.