Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show


Welcome to the Enchanted Lens Camera Club

 

We meet at the
Jewish Community Center
5520 Wyoming Blvd NE


Our Next Meeting
will be on
Thursday, October 19th


Our Judge for the Evening's
Photo Exhibition will be
Dana Foy

Dana Foy

Dana Foy

October's judge is Dana Foy. Dana is a native New Mexican and is a black and white photographer with over 40 years experience. He was a systems software engineer in Silicon Valley for over 25 years before returning to New Mexico to live in the Jemez mountains.

Dana has judged at the club many times in the past and has always chosen to judge assignments that he considers the most challenging. He likes to select subjects that provide the best learning opportunity for both club members and himself.

This month's assignment of "Images Only Seen and Recorded by the Camera" is no different. It offers a unique visual challenge that is near and dear to his heart, and his art.

Dana has dedicated himself to the art and craft of night photography for the last 27 years. As a result, he brings a lot of experience and expertise to this diverse assignment.

His practice of seeing into the darkness through long exposures has taught him to trust his camera to observe and capture what his naked eye cannot witness and his mind's eye can only imagine. He refers to this experience as the "Expanded Moment".

About capturing events unseen by the naked eye, Dana says, "This assignment opens the door to experimenting with less common ways of exercising your mind's eye. Giving your camera the opportunity to see differently can produce images that are unanticipated, unexpected, and even unimaginable at times."

"The bonus of this exercise is a more conscious glimpse into the inner workings of your mind's eye, and how it perceives the outer world. This in turn reveals your personal affinity for photography as an artistic form of expression."

"Of course, exploring the night with long exposures is only one approach to this assignment. There are many creative ways of seeing through your camera. This assignment is a great opportunity for club members to explore different ways of partnering with your camera to envision and capture out of the ordinary images."

Dana's blog and website is found at TheArtOfNightPhotography.com. His interview on Colores, which aired in recent years on PBS, can be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=8ole2JUdDJM.

The objective of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club is to provide enjoyment and knowledge of photography to its members through their participation and efforts in club activities.

Doors open by 6:30 pm, presentation starts at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in joining, please arrive early! See the Meetings page for details about our bi-monthly meetings. Our meetings are open to the public and free to attend!

Membership entitles you to:

  • Workshops
  • Having your photos evaluated in monthly exhibitions
  • Communicating with members via our email list

Anyone interested in the practice of photography is eligible for membership.

Membership dues are $50.00 per year for individuals and $75.00 per year for couples or an additional family member. ELCC offers a reduced membership rate of $25 to students.

The dues pay for:

  • Speakers and Judges Honoraria
  • Monthly and End-Of-Year Awards
  • State Incorporation Fees
  • Meeting Facility Rental fees

See Club Info for more details about yearly dues and club by-laws.