5 Days and Counting!



Hey Everyone, just a friendly reminder that our cultural photography contest is coming to an end on February 25th and we’re anxious to see your photos and announce our winners! Please don’t hesitate submitting your photographs because NO late entries will be accepted.


Good Luck & Happy Photographing!

Spring Guest Speaker: Nate Larson


Come hear Nate Larson, Contemporary artist and Photography Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, speak about his work on Thursday, April 18th at 7:30pm in room 1005 of the Art & Design Building.  Larson works with photographic media, artist books, and digital video. Featured below is a photo from the series, Geolocation, which is a collaborative project with fellow artist Marni Shindelman.24_womenlie Check out more of Larson’s work at http://www.natelarson.com.



Campus Photo Walk Photo-Shoot

  • Campus Photo-walk/Photo- shoot and Edit Session
    Public · By Focus Group: GMU Photography
    • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
      Join us for the Spring Semester Campus Photo-walk/Photo- shoot and Edit Session – we will be taking different types of photos and free roam shots around campus – we will hit landmarks and buildings and make our way around patriot circle and possibly to the fields or other suggestions on campus then we will walk back to the Art and Design Building Open Lab Area and using your photos we will run a Photoshop editing session – please being your cameras, and a wire, and card reader if you wish to save and edit your photos as well as a hard drive or USB. we will meet at the Johnson Center Info Desk at 1 PM and the total event should end around 3 PM with a optional ending at university mall for coffee or frozen yogurt or a meal ( note – at this time the meal part is self paid but members who are driving can carpool people to the mall and back if needed ) My car fits 5 with me- Sean

Focus Group Reminders

Dear Focus Group Photography

Reminders –
Meeting tonight is for leadership and potential leadership for members who wish to join the leadership. email me if you want info on a position

FOCUS GROUP Photography We’re now hiring! Even though we can’t pay you, taking on a leadership role in our club would look great on your resume! We have several positions open. Send me a message if you’re interested or would like more details!I am hiring leadership let me know if anyone is interested 🙂 unpaid but good practice and your on a student org leadership and good on your resume I have many exciting positions available

Bring your calendars and paper if so we will be planning up coming events and a events list with tentative dates for the rest of the semester.

That meeting is tonight 730-830 pm in the Art and Design Building same room Room number 1005.

Remember the photo contest is over spring break and ends the 20th. “Escape” Interpret it however you like 🙂

Spring Break Photo Contest: The theme of our first photo contest of the semester is “Escape” and submissions are due by Wednesday, March 20 at 4PM. The only rules are that the image must be submitted as either a .TIFF or .JPEG file and is at least 9 inches along the longest side with the resolution set at 300 dpi. You may submit up to 3 images to focusgroupgmu@gmail.com for this contest. Winners will be announced at the first meeting following Spring Break. Good luck and happy shooting!

There will be some incentives for the top 10 and winner – top 10 winners get photos shown on all our sites – twitter, fb, blog,tumblr etc and the Meeting after winners are announced.

Winner will get photos shown on all our sites – twitter, fb, blog,tumblr etc and the Meeting after winners are announced and the winning photo shown at the meeting then they will receive their photo in print from SOA Print and a copy will be displayed in the Hallway of the Art and design bulding.

All photos must be in by the 20th at 4 and winners will be announced the following week on Wednesday. All photos will be judged by the leadership and photo faculty.

And then we have a upcoming speaker talk from a Army Combat Photographer , and the Photo walk on campus is coming up on the 16th of March ( i might see if we can do a edit session on Photoshop and then meet up at a restaurant after too 🙂 more info to come on both of these and our Cherry blossoms event shoot.

I also have more in the community events and jobs/opportunities/ and internships let me know if anyone is interested.

There is one event im going to need coordination and volunteers for and that is the SOA Art Olympics – heres a link to a article from last years if anyone wants more info right now were planning it for mid April to end of April


Also – The MFA students are looking for undergrad docents to lead tours of SoA during our Open Studios on April 6th. This is a really good opportunity for art students to meet people involved in the D.C. art scene. Let me know if you’re interested!

And tell your photo friends if they want to join they can or if they cant make the meetings but want to be on this email list to let me know 🙂

email is  focusgroupgmu@gmail.com

Spring 2013 Interest Meeting

It’s a new semester and Focus Group is back in action. The group has a new president, Sean Hickey, and there were many new faces at the first meeting of the semester. 

We started the meeting with some basic information about the group and what we hope to do throughout the semester. Sean began the meeting with an informative powerpoint that described goals and possible events for the group this semester. Then Alex, the club’s VP, gave a quick lesson on the basics of DSLRs. We went around the room introducing ourselves and then took the group photo from above. Some of the events we’re hoping to do are group photo trips, monthly photo contests, fundraising events, SOA Art Olympics, and guest lectures from professional photographers. Each meeting we plan to have a photo “tip or trick” session that will vary in topic each time. Currently we don’t have a ton of details about future events but we are planning to go on a campus photo walk as a group on Saturday, March 16. Additionally, our first photo contest will be due shortly after Spring Break and the theme will be “Escape”, so get shooting and show us how you let off some steam over Spring Break! Specific details on the contest and photo walk are soon to come, so check back often! We’re really looking forward to a fun semester of all things photography and hope to see you there!



New Semester Meeting 2/21/13

Attention! We are having our first meeting of the semester Thursday Feb 21st 2013.  Details Below:

Art and Design Building, Room 1005!
Learn more about the organization that seeks to educate and stimulate conversation concerning all different types of photography.

598617_427747277305907_779418889_nRefreshments will be available!