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Welcome to the Nevada County Camera Club
Next Meeting - April 24, 2017


Guest speaker for the first half of the meeting (we start at: 6:15pm):

Finding the Image:

A Luminous Journey

Frank Francis

April 24, 2017 6:15 P.M.

Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley

The Speaker:

Having served as a Superior Court Judge for 20 years, Frank Francis retired and his interest in photography intensified taking him to the remote reaches of the world. He will share with us the excitement of being in another world of time and place that is rarely experienced by Westerners, and the effort to capture the strangeness, the undertones and the beauty of some fragment of concealed lives. Frank recognizes that good photography is a combination of the moment, the light and the composition. There is a hope that each image will tell it’s own story but with others will combine to give a broader picture. He will discuss how low natural light, fog, mist and other variable weather conditions create the atmosphere that he prefers to work in. He will point out that the most important factors, e.g., working in the remote parts of Asia, are not connected to the camera but to empathy for the people and the place.

His many years of pursuing great images has produced awesome collections to be enjoyed on his Web site, www.frankfrancisphoto.com. He recently had a show at the LeeAnn Brook Gallery in Nevada City, and has an exhibit at the Viewpoint Gallery in Sacramento, April 4 to May 6. https://www.viewpointgallery.org/content/frank-francis-luminous-journeys/old-asian-rivers

Recently, he won first place at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Frank is exceptionally modest, but his work has been critically described as “both emotionally compelling and stunning in composition.” Francis’ work has been shown over the years in numerous galleries and other venues in Northern California. Frank Francis was born in Utah and moved to San Francisco to attend the University of San Francisco Law School. After graduation, he and his wife moved to Nevada County where they have resided every since.

Member Photos Critique 7:45pm to 9pm

This evening's Critic: LeeAnn Brook  


LeeAnn has been a painter, photographer and graphic artist for over 40 years and is well known in this part of California. LeeAnn and Frank have worked together including having shows at her permanent Gallery in downtown Nevada City, where she hosted part of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. LeeAnn has been a guest speaker for our Club and exhibits widely especially in Northern CA.

Our guest speaker for February was Douglas Hooper


Our guest speaker and critic for January was Jerry Berry


Previously, Maude Pervere, November's guest speaker:


A blog she is in: f8 don't wait http://www.f8dontwait.com/p/maude-pervere.html/


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