A photograph begins with the not so simple act of seeing, but the full realization of the creative process often involves looking at images more objectively and listening to the reactions and responses of fellow photographers – all with the desire to learn.
With the motivation to look, listen and learn, Viewpoint holds two open critiques each month, Print Night and Portfolio Night. The images in the Step Up exhibit were part of these monthly critique sessions. Some represent ongoing projects and are part of a cohesive portfolio. Others are individual images that reflect the photographer’s interest and variations in style. Thirteen local photographers are in the exhibit. Thematically, the work ranges from landscape to cityscape, figure studies, abstractions, photomontage, color, and black and white as digital prints and alternative photographic processes.