Competition - Through the Lens
For our first Photographic Challenge - “Through the Lens” and our judge will be Robin Davis. Robin presented us with a challenge to utilize one or all of the following directives in composing our images:
1) Expose for Your Intention – you make the choice not the camera
2) Change Your Point of View – Use scale and viewpoint to your advantage
3) Have the Light Where You Want It Take control and move to put the light where you want it.
4) Compose in Camera – Limit your cropping and use the photo frame in your camera
5) Simplify your Image – Exclude what is not necessary to make your photo stronger
The only other criteria was that Robin asked that the photo be taken between the time of her class in mid-February and the Competition Monday. We won’t be checking your metadata, but trust to your honesty in complying with this request. Robin has been sending out emails to those on her mailing list. She noted “I will be posting some updates about the 5 Directives, along with examples and some thoughts, and am also happy to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to get these updates directly by email, you can subscribe to my Blog at: http://blog.robindavis.com/
” or you can email her directly at email@example.com
if you have specific questions.
A reminder this month, please indicate on the back of your photo/mount which of the five directives you used in your photo. We will be arranging competition night a little differently this time. Robin will choose the winning images before her critique. Then we will place each of the photos on the easel and read off which directives were implemented. Robin will critique the photo and unlike our usual competitions, you will have opportunity, if you so wish, to ask her specific questions during the critique period. Please be considerate in the amount of your questions to allow all those an opportunity to have their photos reviewed.
April 20 - 7:00pm
Hazel Berger will do a presentation on photographing flowers.