"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."

 

George Eastman

INFocus Camera Club

 

INFocus Camera Club is located in Mission Hill, Boston. Our mission is to promote Art of Photography in local communities and provide an environment for social and cultural exchange.

The Club holds various activities: workshops, special events, image critiques, field trips, exhibits and more. Members' photography experience ranges  from absolute beginners to very competent and experienced photographers.

INFocus is the recipient of a grant for 2018/19 from the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust (MHFNT) for outstanding achievement in promoting community spirit and the art of photography in Mission Hill, Boston.

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to MHFNT for this award, to Diablo Glass School, Parker Hill Branch Library and Mission Hill Health Movement for providing venues for our events, and special thanks to Mission Hill Main Streets.

Join us, we are keen to share our expertise and learn from others!

e-mail:  infocuscameraclubofboston@gmail.com

Exhibitions

Zachary Durant

INFocus member

August 19 - October 19, 2019

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Stillness in the Breath

We are accustomed to highly stimulating environments with a multitude of sensory data encompassing our waking consciousness. Here we are, amidst this great flood; powerful currents push and pull us every which way. A feint recollection of the breath without constraint arises. Thus I drive North, where the air rejuvenates the mind and nourishes the heart. There's a different kind of sound all around; the rushing rivers, fluttering leaves, creatures abound. Harmonic stillness melodic in tune, alas freedom from speculation.

Opening Reception:

August 23, Friday, 2019
7pm - 9pm

Gallery Location:

JP Licks - One Brigham Circle
1618 Tremont St.
Mission Hill MA 02120

INFocus Annual Show

June 19 - August 19, 2019

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Photo by Kay Mathew

Mission Hill:
Presence, absence and transformation

 

Opening  reception:

June 28, Friday, 2019
7pm - 9pm

Exhibition and opening reception will be in two different locations:

Gallery Location #1

JP Licks - One Brigham Circle
1618 Tremont St.
Mission Hill MA 02120

Featured INFocus Members:

CHRISTOPHER LOVETT

DOINA ILIESCU

Gallery Location #2

Solid Ground Cafe
742 Huntington Ave. (Brigham Circle)
Mission Hill MA 02120

Featured INFocus Members:

DAN VLAHOS

DRAGAN GRUJIC

KAY MATHEW

Presented by COFFEE HOUR SERIES (CHS)

Art Program

Program Director: Dragan Grujic
e-mail: infocuscameraclubofboston@gmail.com


CHS Gallery website: www.chsgallery.com
INFocus website: www.infocuscameraclub.com

Sponsored by INFocus Camera Club with funding provided by the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust. Special thanks to Mission Hill Main Streets.

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Workshops

MAGIC OF LENSES

 

Fran Osborn-Blaschke, instructor

www.franosbornblaschke.com

 

Why we need to know camera lenses and how we should use them?

 

For an example, zoom lenses are versatile, they allow changes in focal length. A change in focal length alters the angle of view. With every change in angle of view your perception of a scene changes too.

 

The workshop will cover zoom lenses and fixed focal length lenses as well. Questions to be answered:

- What really happens when you "zoom-in" or "zoom-out"?

- What is the Focal-Length of a particular lens and how it is determined?

- What are the effects of using Telephoto, Normal and Wide-Angle lenses?

- Why we use different focusing modes (e.g. One Shot mode, Automatic Autofocus mode, Manual mode etc.)?

 

FREE three-hour hands-on workshop. Limited to 7 attendees.

When:

May 18, 2019

Saturday, 10a -1p

Where:

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)

We will meet at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). No need for a tripod.

 

Actual meeting spot TBD.

Contact:

Dragan Grujic, program director

e-mail: infocuscameraclubofboston@gmail.com

Essential Photography Skills Series  

Free, three-hour workshops. Space limited to 7 participants.

Our goal is to provide a solid foundation for everyone who is interested in photography. Our workshop presentations cover a wide range of topics and offer a hands-on experience whenever possible. We hope these workshops provide participants with a chance to learn new skills and meet new friends.

Workshops are sponsored by INFocus Camera Club with funding provided by the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust.

Photo Gallery

INFocus Talks

INTalks are informal, informative discussions with experienced photographers. INTalks are not lectures, they are more about creative minds behind the camera and their art of photography, her/his career and photographic experience. Audience is encouraged to ask questions and actively participate in the discussion.

Events are free for members and non-members.

Previous INFocus Talks

Community 

Outreach

Exploring Creative Photography with high school students

This workshop was a collaboration between INFocus and MissionSAFE, whose mission is to work with Boston's highly at-risk youth and their families to gain the skills and confidence to thrive, not just survive, and to improve their community and their world.

INFocus Instructors: Rob MacIntosh & Steve Johnson

INFocus Members' Gallery

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Quotes on Photography

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”

Diane Arbus

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

Dorothea Lange

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
Ansel Adams

“Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.”
Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter​



​“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

―  Ansel Adams
 

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

Susan Sontag

 

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”

Ted Grant

 

“To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder - a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.”

Susan Sontag, On Photography

Photographic Society of America
INFocus Camera Club of Boston​ partner
New England Camera Club Concil

​Oliver Brothers Custom Framing, the oldest fine art restoration company in the United States.

Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust

(MHFNT)

INFocus Camera Club of Boston​ partner

 

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INFocus collaboration with Mission SAFE Project