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Dorothy A Bush
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Longinotti Auditorium at St Francis Hospital
5959 Park Av.
Memphis, TN 38119
Registration is not Required
Dorothy A Bush
I have dedicated most of my professional life to scientific research, mostly at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During a midlife crisis, I discovered the sport of whitewater kayaking. Three years later I began a two-year training in preparation for paddling the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, 18 days and 225 miles. One month before the trip I was injured on a creek run in North Carolina.
I could no longer paddle my kayak but the canyon trip was already paid for, so I resigned myself to riding one of the support rafts. I took my Canon AE1 camera and resolved to take pictures. I took over 700 on the trip, but when I got home and looked at them, I only liked 7.
Obviously I needed to learn more about photography! Two courses in photography at Memphis State and a year of shooting slide film later, I bought a Canon EOS 20D and things progressed from there. For the last seven years, my photography has been aimed mostly as reference material for painting, where I have discovered it is even easier to correct compositional and clutter errors than photoshop [although it probably takes more training]. I retired from St. Jude in 2018 and two months later hit the road with my 60D to start a collection of reference material for seacoast paintings.
We meet at the Longinotti auditorium in the St. Francis medical complex, see this map.