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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • LORI MARBLE: PhotoSpiva to feature area's best photographers

  • As much as I'm looking forward to snow this week (and for the first time in years I am excited) I can't wait for the beginning of March and the return of PhotoSpiva.
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  • As much as I'm looking forward to snow this week (and for the first time in years I am excited) I can't wait for the beginning of March and the return of PhotoSpiva. Arguably one of the premier photography exhibits in the region, PhotoSpiva brings together artists/photographers from across the country.
    If you've ever been intrigued and drawn in by a great photograph then make the time to stop by Spiva next month. You'll see incredible examples of black and white, color, digital, etc., as well as all manner of subjects and composition.
    In my humble opinion we have some of the best photographers living here in Neosho. Becky Wylie and Chrissy Day are two of my favorites! Those ladies are amazing. And then…be still my heart! Calotype Photography is moving to the Neosho Square! Wonderful news! Julie Stephens is the only person that can make me look not quite so scary. I've never figured out just how good her Photoshop program is but it must be a good one!
    If you've never checked out Instagram on your smartphone, you can now do so on your laptop or desktop. (Once again office productivity takes a hit.) Instagram is the program that allows you to take photographs and then improve upon them by adding various filters.I always look like a much more creative photographer with Instagram as opposed to without.
    On second thought, using Instagram makes me almost, and it's a big stretch, look like I could be in the Wylie, Day or Stephens' camp.
    Don't you think Wylie, Day and Stephens sounds like a great business name. It really sounds like a "Charlie's Angels" style legal group swooping in to right wrongs and make situations better. It would still be a great name for a photography group, instead of dashing in and fixing legal woes they could come to the rescue of any photo worthy event and make it all "look" better. That would be a great selling point…or an awesome Saturday Night Live skit.
    When meeting someone you haven't seen for some time, the best thing to do is smile and say hello. This was the game plan that worked well for me, at least for a couple of hours last weekend, when I attended an event out of town. If when running into someone you don't see on a regular basis and after greeting them they in turn ask if you've been sleeping well, further pointing out that you look tired. Whack them on the coat sleeve. Next, head straight to the makeup counter buy some under eye concealer and call the photo rescue crew of Wylie, Day and Stephens! You need a do-over!
    Lori Marble writes a weekly column for the Daily News.

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