Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Annual Print Display/Evaluation Meeting

On Sunday July 5th we held our once-a-year review of the printed image and what a great selection of images it was! We had 45 submissions that were displayed in our somewhat cramped quarters.

We had another great turnout to our meeting, including Mr. David Welsh who recently hosted our club members at the Model Train outing at his impressive facilities. He was there to see the initial slideshow of the night entitled – All Aboard - which included images and video from 15 of our members.

We next turned our attention to the age-old problem of how to evaluate a photograph. Using three main criteria – Technical Merit, Creative & Artistic Merit and Overall Impact – the total group was given the task of judging (in a friendly manner) the assembled images. At the end of the evening, a number of top scoring images were shown to the crowd and are also included in this blogposting.

As is our norm, the meeting was heavily weighed to displaying member images through the slideshow format. Kevin & Sheila Hanbury showed us a small part of their recent journey to an ancient and colourful part of Asia Minor in their video entitled Trippin Turkey. We then moved to a slideshow from a recent Nighttime & HDR workshop in Belleville that was attended by 13 of our members and led by Glen Dobson. It demonstrated how a city is transformed at night by all the multi-colour-temperatured lights that abound our streets. That, coupled with reflections in the water, made for a very lively and up-tempo slideshow.

Our final show of the night was our members' photographic interpretation of the Renewal theme challenge. Once again, we had lots of great submissions and these and the other member slides can now be viewed on our facebookpage.

Our upcoming theme challenges will be Lead-In Lines for July (due in by early August) and for August our theme will be Anything Nautical.

We have a fun club outing planned for this Saturday (July 11th) at the Kingston Waterfront. It is their annual Buskers Festival and also their Saturday Market will be in full force. Please join us behind City Hall around 11:30AM.

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