Al Olson to present photo club program


    By Dale Malaney
    Special to The PREVIEW

    The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will meet Wednesday, May 8, at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, 333 Bastille Drive.

    Join us for socializing starting at 6 p.m., followed by the program, photo critiquing and business meeting at 6:30.

    Al Olson will present a program in which he will discuss and provide examples of posed and candid photography, as well as hand-held photography that includes photographing sports events, concerts, etc. Examples will be discussed to explain his decisions for composition and lighting and how they enable me to tell a story.

    Al will highlight the process for making the “Rhapsody in Blue” photo that was featured on the front page of the PREVIEW section, as well as examples that were not published.

    A photo exhibit is held during each club meeting. This month, there will be only an open category, where any subject is allowed. Members can enter as many as six prints or 12 digital images on a flash card. Olson will lead the critique of photos, done as a group rather than by specified judges.

    The photography club meets the second Wednesday of each month from September through May. Photography enthusiasts are welcome to attend at no charge for the first meeting. If interested, you are invited to join for annual dues of just $20 for individuals, $30 for a family, or $10 for a student membership.

    For more information contact Olson at or 731-9801.