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Richmond County Photography Group Set for Annual Exhibit

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Richmond County Photography Group. Richmond County Photography Group. Photo courtesy of Betty McIntyre.

ROCKINGHAM – On Tuesday, January 16, the Richmond County Photography Group (RCPG) will present its annual exhibit along with a reception for the community.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Arts Richmond, located at 123 East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham. The event will be hosted by the RCPG, and on exhibit will be the group’s 2017 photo submissions.

RCPG meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There are monthly and quarterly assignments which are not mandatory, but instead are meant to encourage photographers to get out and find creative shots to capture.

Weekly assignments are also posted on the group’s Facebook page (Richmond County Photography Group) under the “files” tab.

The group began meeting in April 2012 as local photographer Jimmy McDonald agreed to lead the group. There is no fee to join, and members don’t have to be a professional photographer; they just need to have a love for taking pictures.

Some of the activities the group enjoys includes: outdoor photoshoots, scavenger hunts, photo taking tips, editing tips, photography history, discussing camera settings and much more.

“The idea of starting RCPG was to bring photographers of all levels together to form a network and share ideas, techniques, and experiences,” said McDonald. “I feel we have met these goals based on last year’s meetings.”

In speaking to local Arts Richmond volunteer Sue Roth, she stated, “I have enjoyed setting up each one of the exhibits since they began in December 2013. There are several members still attending that have been in the group since the day it started.”

Ann DePrizio, one of the group members, recently won a local photography contest with her entry of a snow globe during last week’s snow storm.

“We have wonderful and interesting conversations and workshops pertaining to photography,” McDonald continued. “I hope this will continue in 2018. We encourage anyone interested to join us during our meetings.”

Guests are invited to attend the RCPG open house on January 16 to support local photographers and view exhibits, which will be on display through January 31.