“I’m still learning something new about photography almost every day,” 90-year-old Dick Dagal recently told a Tennessee.
And for over 20 years, Dagal has shared that knowledge with the members of the community photography group he founded.
He started the Brentwood Photography Group in 1998 and added a lunch bunch shortly after 1999.
According to news releases about both photography groups, “BPG has grown into a major resource for photographers in the Nashville-Brentwood-Franklin community. Today, skilled beginners, amateurs, professional photographers, etc. , Nearly 200 members of all skill levels participate. From beginners to experts. “
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The Lunch Bunch Group supports the growth of photographic skills through the education and exhibition of photographic outcomes.
Until December, the work of 13 lunch bunch members will be on display at the Williamson County Public Library’s “We’re Still Learning” exhibition and will be moved to Square Market & Cafe in Colombia, Tennessee in January.
“This exhibition is a great opportunity for the people of Williamson County to enjoy the finest works of photographic art and learn about the wonderful educational opportunities offered by the study of photography,” said Dagal.
This group is built on building friendships with other people who share a love for photography. Lunch bunch members meet once a month to listen to guest speakers, participate in group outings, and strengthen their skills.
At monthly meetings, the group discusses photography topics, from camera development to image editing software. Members of the group are excited to educate themselves and teach other photographers what they have learned about making photographs.
Vice President John Mott said, “We get together and probably have about 15 patrons. At luncheon, as many as 20 people watch videos and see something about trying to learn more about photography. I sometimes do it. ”
Dagal’s love for photography and processing begins when he is only 12 years old. Mott referred to Dagal’s determination to enhance his knowledge: “He is determined to learn more and more about it.”
About art exhibition
The “We’re Still Learning” art exhibition will be held at the Williamson County Public Library Art Gallery on Franklin’s 1314 Columbia Avenue.
Images taken by members of the Lunch Bunch Group will be on display. Their work will be on display throughout December.
In January, an art exhibition will be unveiled at Square Market & Cafe in 36 Public Square, Colombia, Tennessee.
The participating photographers are:
- Rick Bochart
- Debbie Bright
- Martin Craig
- Dick Dagal
- Jim Havens
- Bob McReynolds
- John Mott
- Scott Oval
- John Loader
- Janice Tomanek
- Russ Tomanek
- Rick wise
For information on how to join a Betterwood Photography Group, please visit https://brentwoodphotographygroup.org/join-bpg/.