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HCPC Meeting – Macro Photography

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Elizabeth Root Blackmer is a photographer of close-up patterns in nature who lives in retirement in mid-coast Maine. Whatever her subject matter — fresh dew drops on spiderwebs, opening flower buds, or frost appearing overnight — the resulting images are informed by an aesthetic rooted in monochrome photography, with strong compositions, rich tonalities, and delicate sensuality.   


Elizabeth studied photography with Len Gittleman at Harvard in the 60’s, and worked as his teaching assistant. Her macrophotography began when she discovered she could reverse a lens, tape it to her camera, and explore a new world. After Peace Corps, graduate school at Stanford, and a career as an academic in Nova Scotia and Virginia, she engaged with digital photography, studying with George DeWolfe, Jim Nickelson, David Hagerman and Andrew Ilachinski, leading to publication of a colour portfolio of photographs of frost in LensWork in 2018. She has exhibited in 31 group and solo shows, and self-published two books. 


To learn more about Elizabeth and to see some of her beautiful images visit her website at www.brootphoto.com 




We will also view our club challenge “Green” after Elizabeth’s presentation. 


March 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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