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September General Meeting: John Barclay, "Dream - Believe - Create"

  • 07 Sep 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • HYBRID: Live (Miller Library) and Online via Zoom

Join us for our General meeting, on September 7th. This will be a HYBRID meeting. You can attend LIVE at the Miller Library, in Ellicott City, or ONLINE, via Zoom. The speaker will be on Zoom.

We will have John Barclay speaking to us on the subject of "Dream - Believe - Create" 

From John:

Why "Dream - Believe - Create"? There was a time when I felt I could not create anything. My self-talk was, "I am not a creative person", I’m not smart enough", "I can’t do this".  After seeing images projected at the first workshop I took, I dreamed of becoming a good photographer. Primarily with the help of well known accomplished photographers, I was able to chip away at the negative self talk and believe that I could create worthwhile images. Thus "Dream - Believe - Create" has become the centerpiece of what I teach in my workshops. I believe that everyone has dreams and can achieve their dreams if they would just believe they could. I also know that when you truly believe, you will be liberated to be able to create.

The process and journey required to create images feeds my soul and brings me great joy. My goal in this presentation is to inspire you to capture the essence of the subjects you are drawn to using the creative medium of photography. This might entail capturing a small intimate portion of a scene. It might involve more creative techniques such as multiple exposures the “slide sandwich” or camera movement for a more expressive interpretation. I will also touch on the digital darkroom and how having a keen understanding of the plethora of technology can help you achieve your artistic vision. Numerous examples will be shown which include traditional nature scenes as well as more abstract and urban compositions. We will explore the beauty in both the grand scale as well as more intimate details. The ideas presented in this program have application to any genre of photography.

I believe like Ansel Adams, photographers bring to their images their own journeys, their perspective of the world, their experiences, and their passions. For me, photography is simply another medium of artistic expression, visual poetry if you will.

My hope is that after spending time together you will leave inspired to create images that rise above the ordinary and make your heart sing!


A Zoom link will be emailed to all on our mailing list a few days before the event.  Email cmpguild@gmail.com, if you'd like to be sent a Guest Pass link!

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