Critique night: excellently and informatively led by Lisa, this is a popular night with many. Members submit images that can be experimental, which they are not sure about, or just want some feedback about. These are then discussed and feedback given in a positive and safe environment. The photographer then either takes this on board or ignores it, entirely at his/her choice.
This critique session saw some abstract images of mist, Autumn and a breathed-on camera lens from Colin, together with some experimental shapes and street scenes which may perhaps confound a judge reading from the traditional “photography rulebook”.
There was also some more existential debate about this image, “Like a shot to the head” by Dave Greenwood. Is this a photo of a wall with another artist’s work on it? Or does the perfectly timed addition of the lady and of the other couple, make it your own work?
Like a shot to the head -Dave Greenwood
Special Interest Group (SIG) night: It’s always a joy when members take over to lead on one of their particular areas of photography skill. Such was the case on Thursday as Neil took a strobist session on “painting with light”.
Gathering at a, now very rare, location with minimal light pollution, Neil showed how to combine non-specialist and readily available LED lighting with long shutter speeds, to create various different light effects.
He was also on hand to give advice as members split into teams to put the theory into practice. We had “fires”, orbs and light writing amongst others. A fun time was had by all and many skills learned.
Image: “Entranceway” by Team Hood