“You don’t take a photograph: you make it.” – Ansel Adams
A new monthly event has recently been added to the Makerspace at the Plymouth Public Library: the Photography Society.
Amateur and professional photographers and enthusiasts are invited to join PPL’s Calvin Hopple on the 4th Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Makerspace. Attendees can learn and discuss techniques while also sharing their own content with like-minded peers. The Photography Society covers both photography and videography.
Hopple, a photographer with a deep love for the trade, shared “The goal is to create and foster a local group of photography fans that can meet and share their love.”
The group is intended for anyone age 16 and older, and attendees are welcome to bring their own gear to showcase and discuss their work. Participants work can also be displayed within the Makerspace on their available displays.
“You can use our iMac or PC computers to work on whatever photo or video editing you would like. We also have a large format, high DPI film scanner available. So, anyone who has old film that they would like to bring in can scan it and convert it to digital format.” said Hopple.
“My personal goal is to work more with film because of how different and unique it can be. My overall favorite is still life, taking 40-50 shots of something with different lighting and at different angles, which I then bring in and blend using software PPL has available. I look forward to meeting fellow photographers and am excited to see what others bring in to either showcase or work, to discuss the art of photography, and answer questions that any beginners may have.” said Hopple.