The Bedford Town Calendar

BCA Photo: The Power of Color

Virtual

On Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm the BCA Photo Group will welcome back John Paul Caponigro for a virtual presentation entitled The Power of Color.  Color management, color adjustment, color theory – you need it all to harness the full potential of digital color.  Find out how to make color predictable, how to make the most powerful and precise color adjustments, and how to structure your color decisions with a variety of strategies drawn from the history of art.  After this dynamic presentation, you'll have new tools to use and perspective with which to apply them.  You’ll see and

Free

BCA Image Sharing – Black and White

Virtual

For the first Image Sharing session of the season on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 pm the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group welcomes back Erin Carey as our critiquer.  The topic will be Black and White.  Erin is based in New England, having earned her B.A. in Art History and Criticism from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A. in Studio Arts from Tufts University and SMFA Boston. She is the former Academic Director and Gallery Director at New England School of Photography, where she had the privilege of working with more than one hundred artists from around the

Free

BCA Photo: Back to Basics: A Lightroom Primer

Virtual

On Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group welcomes long-standing member Dennis Rainville who will take us Back to Basics:  A Lightroom Primer.  In this presentation, Dennis will go through the setup of Lightroom, and then the basic workflow and how to process your Raw Files.  After joining the BCA Photo Group in 2013, Dennis led the Technical Evening Presentations for a number of years. Dennis is a fine art photographer who enjoys dealing in multiple genres of photography. His work ranges from landscape, still life, long exposure, architectural, focus stacked, time lapse, black

Free

BFPL/BCA Photo Group Exhibit: The Photographer’s Eye

Bedford Free Public Library 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

The Bedford Free Public Library will host an exhibit of the work of 24 members of the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group.  The exhibit, juried by co-owner and director of Gallery Twist in Lexington, Gillian Ross, and entitled The Photographer's Eye, showcases the range of photographic styles represented in the Group.  The show will open on Thursday, November 9, 2023 and close on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  Plan to stop by the Library to check out the exhibit. (See Library website for hours.)  A reception will be held at the Library on Sunday, November 19, 5:00-6:00 pm, when Gillian

Free

BCA Photo Group: Member Presentations

Virtual

On Tuesday, November 14 at 7 pm the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group will once again showcase the talents of some of our own members, this time: Robert Bicknell, Bonnie Newman, Lisa Redburn and Linda Wolk. Robert Bicknell “My goal as an artist is to photograph subjects in a way that conveys a strong sense of place and beauty. In doing so, I operate under the two tenets “light is everything” and “you have to be there.”  My affinity for the natural world remains paramount in my photography today.”  https://www.robertbicknellphoto.com/ Bonnie Newman Bonnie Newman finds solace and spirituality in nature.

Free

BFPL/BAC Exhibit: The Photographer’s Eye – Reception

Bedford Free Public Library 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

The Bedford Free Public Library is hosting an exhibit of the work of 24 members of the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group through Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  The exhibit, juried by co-owner and director of Gallery Twist in Lexington, Gillian Ross, and entitled The Photographer's Eye, showcases the range of photographic styles represented in the Group.  A reception will be held at the Library Sunday, November 19, 5:00-6:00 pm, when Gillian will be present to talk briefly about the exhibit. The Library is located at 7 Mudge Way, Bedford. Participating artists are: Pip Shipley, Martha Wakefield, Robert Bicknell, Joseph Gallagher,

Free

BFPL/BCA Photo: Exhibit Reception

Bedford Free Public Library 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

The Bedford Free Public Library is hosting an exhibit of the work of 24 members of the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group through Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  The exhibit, juried by co-owner and director of Gallery Twist in Lexington, Gillian Ross, and entitled The Photographer's Eye, showcases the range of photographic styles represented in the Group.  A reception will be held at the Library Sunday, November 19, 5:00-6:00 pm, when Gillian will be present to talk briefly about the exhibit. The Library is located at 7 Mudge Way, Bedford. Participating artists are: Pip Shipley, Martha Wakefield, Robert Bicknell, Joseph Gallagher,

Free

BCA Photo: iPhone Artistry with Dan Burkholder

Virtual

On Tuesday, November 28 at 7 pm the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group will welcome Dan Burkholder to discuss iPhone Artistry.  The way we use our iPhones to photograph advances almost daily.  Dan Burkholder’s presentation introduces you to new ways to shoot, edit and stylize your photos, taking you from casual captures to inspiring artwork.  Highlights include painterly effects and portraits, blending of multiple images, and preparing your iPhone for web, print and even book creation.  You'll leave with a renewed passion for your iPhone Artistry. Dan has a long history of looking beyond the photographic horizon to

Free

BCA Photo Group: Abstraction with Sue Anne Hodges

Virtual

On Tuesday, January 9 at 7 pm the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group will welcome back photographer and educator, Sue Anne Hodges who will discuss Abstraction in photography. Sue Anne started college with a plan to major in Visual Design before realizing photography was her calling. However, her interest in the arts and design remained, leading her to take workshops with Ati Gropius Johansen on Color Theory (2007) and Dynamics of Composition (2008). Since 1992, Sue Anne has been exploring and using digital cameras and digital imaging technology, having studied this technology at the Center for Creative Imaging

Free

BCA Photo Group: Winterscapes: The Art of Photographing Snow & Ice with Mark Bowie

Virtual

Professional nature photographer, writer and much sought-after public speaker Mark Bowie will be the speaker for the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group on Tuesday, January 23 at 7 pm.  His topic will be Winterscapes: The Art of Photographing Snow & Ice.  Winter in the Northeast is a magical time, with special happenstances that can lead to distinctive imagery.  Blanketing snows provide a clean white canvas on which Nature paints beautiful, intimate scenes.  Winter is most dynamic in its extremes — big snows and heavy icing.  Portraying winter artistically in photographs requires special attention to the weather and light,

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