“Between Head Shots” by Quintin Ellison
Longtime journalist and photographer Quintin Ellison will speak to the Sylva Photo Club at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, about street photography – capturing life, culture and humanity in a candid, unplanned manner.
Her program will include the choice between shooting black and white or color; lens selection; camera settings; the photographer’s legal rights and her experience shooting reportage and street in our small mountain towns.
Ellison began her writing/editing and photojournalism career in 1992, shooting everything from mug shots to fender-benders. As the years passed, photography turned into a passion, and she expanded her repertoire to include, in addition to reportage and street, nature/wildlife, macro and portraiture.
She grew up in Bryson City and lives in Sylva, serving as general manager of The Sylva Herald. Ellison has spent her three-decade journalism career in WNC, working at three newspapers in addition to The Sylva Herald: The Franklin Press, Asheville Citizen-Times and Smoky Mountain News. Elizabeth Ellison, her mother, is a watercolor and oil artist and her father, George Ellison, is a well-known naturalist and writer.
Quintin Ellison’s prints are on display at her mother’s studio, Elizabeth Ellison Gallery, at 155 Main Street in Bryson City and at 1101 Main Steakhouse, also in Bryson City.
We’ll have our door prize drawing for a Sandisk Extreme 16 GB SD card, and one of my side businesses, John MacLean Photography – Photo Printing Services, will be raffling a 12×18″ print, custom printed from your file ($21.60 value), so be sure to be there!
The suggested donation for visitors is $5. This amount is applied to the $20 yearly membership, which becomes active from the date paid in full. So please join us on Saturday, May 11 from 2 PM – 4 PM at the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. Hope to see you there. This is an all-ages event open to the general public, not just photographers.
John MacLean – President