Photographer and Technology Integration Teacher, DON MENGES, will give a presentation entitled “My Expertise in Photography” at the January 22, 2019 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
Formerly a Math teacher, in 1990, Menges became the first Technology Integration Teacher in NYS. For the next 17 years, he taught teachers how to incorporate technology into their instructional strategies and students how to use technology as a tool to learn and publish their accomplishments. Photography is a natural motivator for children. Menges and his students used some of the very early digital cameras and enjoyed the evolution of them as they captured images of people, bugs, architecture, science experiments, and much more. He was fascinated with how even reluctant students would write volumes about the images they captured as if they were compelled to explain what this little slice of time meant to them.
Menges retired in 2006 and decided to take his interest in photography to the next level by continuing to learn and practice ever since. He enjoys photographing everything, always seeking that image that clearly defines a person, a place, or a thing, often just capturing an image that describes an ordinary thing in an extraordinary manner.
He has been a Partner at Image City Photography Gallery on University Ave., Rochester, NY, for the past 10 years and enjoys making architectural images, street work and portraiture.
For more information & to view other samples of Menges’ work, visit www.mengesphotos.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org