We had five new members attend the first meeting for the year plus most of the regulars which was good to see.
Diane presented today's topic THE HEART OF A PHOTOGRAPH, and for the benefit of new members, gave us a refresher session on composition, rule of thirds, lines, patterns, framing etc.
Then after the coffee break she came to the crux of the matter of what makes a good photograph.
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Well not always. We have to work at trying to make a photo tell a story. Here are some tips to help create a powerful image.
A good photograph should evoke emotion, tell story and engage the viewer.
|Show Relationship with others, even if they're not shown - by Diane|
|Show how a photograph can tell a story - by Michael|
|Evoke emotion of awe - by Trevor|
|Show excitement - by Kathy|
|Evoke happiness - by Diane|
|Show empathy - by Vivienne|
Challenge for next Meeting:
Go out there, take some shots and send us the best three pictures, evoking emotion and/or tell a story.
Send them to Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Meeting - Monday 24 February - 11.00 AM at the Library