Peggy Farren interviews Morean Arts Center Director of Photography Beth Reynolds. Beth shares with us the many opportunites available at the center in St. Petersburg, as well as tips for practicing your skills while giving back to your community.
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Understand Photography General Notes
“If you’re not making your community a better place, you’re not living right.”
Director of Photography – Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
– Arts Center is non-profit, everyone pitches in for every job
– First class “Don’t fear your camera”
Early training with digital cameras through newspaper/journalism contacts
– newspapers first to go digital
– no need for superior clarity – printed on newsprint
– no darkroom time – journalists able to stay later at events and still make deadlines for printing
Morean Arts Center Photographer opportunities
Classes geared toward hobby photographers – limited to 10 people
Large Meetup group – field trips, gallery exhibition space, retail space in gallery shops
Take a painting or drawing class! Learn to look at light from a different perspective.
Teach students how to sell their art/photography – legally and with integrity
Fresh Squeezed – helping emerging artists of FL, all age ranges – beginning career, help with website, exhibition, and whole package
Mainsail Art Festival, St. Petersburg
“Putting your new skills that we teach you to work for a non-profit is so rewarding and a great way to practice.”
Help set up Volunteer Opportunities
Humane Society – pets with good portraits are more likely to be adopted
Relay for Life
Heart Gallery – portraits for children in foster system help boost self-esteem of the child as well as help with placement and adoption (30% more likely to be adopted!)
Moffit Cancer Center -help tell personal stories, provide family portraits
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