Photo Review, Theme: Postcard. Tuesday July 2, 2024

Tuesday, July 2

Roswell Adult Recreation Center,

830 Grimes Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, USA (map)

Doors Open:  6:00PM,

Social Time 6:00-6:45,

Announcements, 6:45-7:00 Speaker 7:00-8:00

Current 2024 RPS members are allowed to submit one digital image and/or and one print image for review. (Join/renew membership)

Deadline for Submitting Images: Midnight, Sunday, June 30

You will be asked to confirm compliance with the photo review requirements when you submit your images.

Submission Entry Form

Judge: Robin Davis

About the Post Card Theme from Robin.

A postcard is really a time machine that takes us into a place of memory… a lost idyll that we can never really return to again.  The typically beautiful scene that makes us think “Pretty as a Postcard” is not enough here.

Have some fun with your own interpretation of this theme and take creative license by adding some emotion-fueled  nostalgia of travels past. Perhaps you may choose a color palette of pastel or monochromatic tones to recall faded memories of places that have changed. Design a still life with old postcards, or recreate another time period from the past, or show us a sliver of futuristic vision of what a place might become. Perhaps your image will be a funny or even sarcastic take on an iconic view that has changed, for better or worse!

Our photos should reveal something of our inner ideas, and I look forward to seeing your personality shining through your work. 

Be aware that your photo’s title can impart additional meaning and understanding to your viewing audience.

When you look at postcards for inspiration, you will see that this is a very liberating theme, because they can cover every topic under the sun!  

About Robin Davis:

Robin began using her Father’s camera around age 5, and was fascinated by her Grandmother’s stories and old photographs that fueled her quest to make images. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia, and her studies of Art History on the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, deeply influenced her to develop her own approach to the medium of photography.

As both artist and photographer, Robin has researched and worked extensively with a variety of unique photographic techniques, blending tradition with experimentation to achieve painterly and illustrative images. Through her workshops and personal instruction, Robin inspires her students to discover their own photographic style, with in-camera decisions that are the foundation of thoughtful image making. 

Robin is offering a May workshop in Cortona Italy, and also a talk on Creating Emotion in your Photography in the October RPS meeting.

Robin’s one-on-one sessions engage your self-discovery, with simplified methods to express your own photographic quest to the fullest. If you would like more info on any of these classes, just let her know.

Robin has had over 100 exhibitions of her fine art photography, both in the US and abroad, and her work has been featured for Liz Claiborne, Penguin Putnam Publishing, The Coca-Cola Company, The High Museum of Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum/Emory University, The Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Goethe-Institut, Visiting Nurse Health Systems, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Bellagio Las Vegas, Bloomingdales, St. Martin’s Press, Buckhead Pizza Company, St. Regis Hotels, The Omni William Penn Hotel, Villa Severina, and in numerous private and international collections.

To see her work and learn more about Robin, visit https://www.robindavis.com/

And for her Workshops and Photo Talks: https://thethirdeyephoto.com/