Monday, April 24, 2017

Today's Meeting

Hi Members,

With the change of our address and email addresses, it was inevitable that some Show and Tell pictures got missed, so here they are:

Jan Silcock's two pictures of Depth of Field
Jan S - Pic 1- 1/640 - f:2.8 
Jan S - Pic 2
Here are Janine Meyer's photos
Janine M - Pic 1 - 1/50 - f:2.8
Janine M - Pic 2 - 1/50 - f:2.8
Diane presented the main topic which is very important for serious photographers, HOW TO TELL A STORY with photography. She says it is not enough to have a technically perfect photographs perfectly composed. Following her mantra, Diane says "A good photo should evoke emotion, tell a story and engage the viewer." After having studied a number of professional photographers, Diane showed a few examples. To tell a story, start off showing an establishment shot.

Show an establishment shot
Set the scene
A mid-shot shows the subject matter
Don't just show a portrait. Show the subject in action
Show second subject in action
Showing details
Showing details
Use different perspectives
Add a closing shot to the story
The challenge for next meeting now: Send us one or two photographs telling us a story. The next meeting is on 8 May. Good luck with the challenge.
After a long ride, a glass of wine goes down well

Monday, April 17, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 24 April - 11.00am

Hi Members,

Welcome to a new term. We meet again next Monday. Remember the challenge for the Show and Tell. Send us two photos showing two different DOFs (Depth of Field) from our discussion at the last meeting.

The main topic on Monday, presented by Diane, will be HOW TO TELL A STORY WITH PHOTOGRAPHS. By now you would know that Diane's mantra is: “A good photo should evoke emotion, tell a story and engage the viewer.”

On Monday she will discuss how to tell a story with one photo or with two or more photos. It is not enough to have perfect composition, light, focus and all the other technical skills. We must strive to engage the viewer by getting them hooked on the visual story.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Term Break

Hi Members,

We are presently on a term break and we'll meet again in Term 3 on Monday 24 April at 11.00am at the Logan North Library.You'll find Merv's notes on BACK TO BASICS now in the Lesson Notes on the right.

In the meantime, keep your shutters clicking. Remember the challenge for the Show and Tell segment for the first meeting: Send me two photos, with different Depth of Field settings.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 13 March - 11.00am

Hi members,

How did you like the talk on Abstract Photography at the last meeting. So, consequently the challenge for the Show and Tell will be Abstract Photography. Please send me a couple of your best shots. Let your imagination go wild for this one.

Send your images to before Saturday night.

The main topic on Monday, will be presented by guest speaker John North, who is going to tell us  about the Australian Photographic Society and how can share our images. John will also mention another useful organisation, the Australian Portfolio Photographic Society. 

These photographic societies hold international competitions which allow you to show off your photos to a world-wide group of members.