Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery welcomes new member, Stacy Pedri.
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During August, Pedri’s photographs may be seen at Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown. Gallery hours are Thursday from 11 a.m-4 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
As with many artists, life got in the way of Pedri’s creativity for a while. Five years ago, Pedri made the time and found the energy and her photography began to find expression.
Her work blossomed, first through photographing her children, then expanding to landscapes and wildlife.
Besides time and energy, the expansion of Pedri’s art has been aided by good tools and training, in her case acquisition of a Canon DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera and studying photography both online and with local photographers.
Nothing helps to find the way through the complexities of a new high-end digital camera than photographing fast-moving action. Pedri learned fast by spending Friday nights during football season photographing her son at high school games.
She uses a technique called high dynamic range (HDR) photography to capture images with enhanced detail in both the darkest and lightest parts of a scene. Depending on how this technique is used, it can produce either a graphic, painterly effect, or a more natural result that mimics the way the eye visualizes a scene.
With her two sons now in college, Pedri has found even more time to devote to her hobby and this year was able to prepare several photographs to enter in the El Dorado County Fair. She is deservedly proud of an honorable mention for her photograph of a vintage Chevy pickup.
Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery welcomes applications from prospective members. Besides providing a place to show one’s work, the members are a friendly group providing mutual inspiration.
For information about membership contact membership chairman Susan Polstra at 530-333-0469 or [email protected]
More information is available online at artonthedivide.com.