MWCC 2015-16 Annual Club Project

The MWCC Club Project this year is “The Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center.”

As a service project for the club we have chosen to provide portrait sessions for families that are being serviced by the Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center. The center is operated by Northern Virginia Family Service and operates a 30-bed family shelter open 24/7 year round. This past June, Prince William County Board of Supervisors honored the shelter for its quarter-century of work “helping families find permanent pathways out of poverty.”

Our photo sessions will be held on August 13 and November 6.
If you would like to help out with this project, please contact
Sharon Eisenzopf at bbsle21@gmail.com

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The 2014-2015 Club Project was, “See you, see me.”

At the first meeting in October eleven teams were formed by picking names from a hat to assign seven or eight members to each team.  By the end of April each team will get together to photograph at three specific locations: (1) Downtown Warrenton, (2) Henry Hill on the Manassas Battlefield, and (3) The Virginia Arboretum on Route 50 on the way to Winchester.  Maps of those locations are here, with the area within which we are to photograph outlined in yellow.

The goal of the Project is to get out to these locations, have fun, take pictures, offer an opportunity for mentoring, and provide camaraderie among our members.  In May we’ll share images and see the different visions we all have of the same place.  Hence the name: what “I See” is not necessarily what “You See.”

The team leaders will organize photo shoots at these locations over the next few months, with all, most, or some members of each team meeting at the same place and same time.  Everyone can go individually as well, but the hope is each team can get together to shoot and have an opportunity to share visions and approaches, whether in photographic or post-processing techniques.  And of course you can decide to go to breakfast or lunch or otherwise socialize and get to know each other.

In late April we’ll select images and put together a slide show (“digital” show?) for the program meeting on the third Thursday in May.  We haven’t yet determined how images will be selected, but we’ll definitely have some from each team and each location.

The Virginia Arboretum - Select the image to view a full sized image
The Virginia Arboretum – Select the image to view a full sized image
Downtown Warrenton - Select the image to view a full sized image
Downtown Warrenton – Select the image to view a full sized image
Henry Hill on the Manassas Battlefield - Select the image to view a full sized image
Henry Hill on the Manassas Battlefield – Select the image to view a full sized image