Open Shutter Gallery now open longer on Tuesdays

JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald

Getting intimate with his subject, Durango photographer Paul Boyer demonstrates the use of flash photography during a workshop Tuesday evening at Open Shutter Gallery.

Herald Staff Report

Photography is as multifaceted an art as they come, and few places reflect the diversity of the art here in Durango as well as the Open Shutter Gallery.

The gallery displays photos in every imaginable medium, be they in books, hanging on the wall or projected from flatscreens.

This winter, the public can get a taste of each as the Open Shutter will host a series of free Tuesday night special events. The series started Tuesday with a flash photography workshop put on by local pro Paul Boyer. Upcoming events include seminars, film screenings and more hands-on workshops. All events will begin at 5:30 p.m.:

Tuesday: Attendees will choose which photography-themed documentary film will be screened. The choices are “Holy Men” by rising star Joey L.; “Search for the Afghan Girl,” the National Geographic documentary of Steve McCurry’s search for the girl in his famous 1984 cover image (her name, incidentally, is Sharbat Gula); “Peter Beard: Scrapbooks from Africa & Beyond;” and “Bill Cunningham New York.”

Nov. 27: “Taking Better Photographs while you travel: At Home with Lisa Mackey.” The photo editor of Durango Magazine will talk about taking better, more creative and unique photographs of destination landscapes, landmarks and scenery.

Dec. 4: “Taking Better Photographs while you travel: Abroad with Margy Dudley.” In part two of the series on travel photography, the owner of Open Shutter will discuss the specifics of travel photography outside the U.S. – what to bring, communication tips and how to photograph common landmarks in new and interesting ways.

More events will be announced in the coming weeks.

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