Friday, December 7, 2012
Celebrate the holidays at Huntley Meadows Park.
Huntley Meadows Park will celebrate the holiday season with its Holiday Happening event Sunday. Families can participate in a variety of activities including making crafts, hikes, and more. Attendees will also receive a 10 percent discount off merchandise in the park store. Also on Sunday, the Friends of Huntley Meadows Park will host the opening reception for the 2012 Photography Contest. The photo contest is a fundraiser for the park. The public is invited to attend the opening reception and awards ceremony, and refreshments will be served. The Holiday Happening event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Photo Contest Opening Reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 703-768-2525 or visit http://…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Whether your mom is a designer, a photographer, artist or moviemaker--the right tools are often the best gifts
As a mom myself, I generally don't recommend getting tech tools as Mother's Day gifts. Seriously, unless mom specifically requests a new vacuum cleaner, socket set or ironing board, she want gifts that are more personal and less task-oriented. Giving her a present that allows her to further her skills, or discovering new means of expression can be the most meaningful gift you can give. There are many non-technical tools that can help her develop her creative side, of course (flowers and a card), but as more and more artistic expression is digital, giving the right gift means looking to technology. Here are some great ideas for creatives of all sorts--mom or not. For the Photographer While a digital SLR would be an ideal gift for someone …
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Friends of Huntley Meadows hosted their annual photography show and reception this weekend.
The Friends of Huntley Meadows Park hosted its annual photography show and artists' reception Sunday afternoon.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Huntington wedding and portrait artist loves connecting with his clients
Huntington wedding and portrait photographer caught the photo bug from his parents at an early age. Introduced to the art by shooting with film, Joel Rotunda's path to photography was never linear. His parents owned a photo studio is South Carolina, but it wasn't until he received encouraging comments on his private Flickr photos that he considered it a profession. In 2008 he started his own business, and this past April, Rotunda and his wife relocated to Huntington to pursue better job opportunities. "Being around photography constantly peaked my interest in the field, and, eventually, my parents took the time to show me how to take basic photos," Rotunda said. Because his unique line of work takes him all over town, Rotunda gets by …