Monday, 4 April 2016
Even an early Spring snow storm couldn't keep our enthusiastic group of photographers away. We had another excellent turn-out!
Our April meeting included a couple of new and different items on the agenda. We featured a review of ten great photographers from the past century, and displayed many of their wonderful images. We even had a quiz at the end which everyone aced – well maybe not everyone! The purpose of this session was to demonstrate that great photographers had very definite and distinctive styles, techniques and preferred subject matter. This is important for each of us as we think about our own photographic aspirations and interests.
The meeting featured the first instalment of the What, Why, How segment where five members took one of their images and told us about it and what it meant to them. This will be a recurring feature at future meetings and five new recruits have already volunteered for next month’s session.
The meeting also included lots of audio-visual slideshows including a trip to the island of Kaua’i by Connie Collins, our March outing to Londale, Forest Mills and Newburgh in search of rapidly moving water, and our March theme Challenge of Minimalism & Negative Space. We even touched on the subject of using Social Media for displaying our images. All in all, it was a jam packed agenda.
The April theme challenge is Reflections, while the May theme challenge was handed down – namely Rebirth, an appropriate Springtime topic. Interpret these themes as creatively as you wish! As Edward Weston was quoted at our meeting - "Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.”
Our outing for April will occur on Sunday Apr 17th at Menzell Nature Reserve – located just north of Napanee. We also hope to have a workshop on nighttime sky photography (the stars) and photopainting sometime around the 20th of April – we’ll firm up the exact date and time as the weather forecasts permit.
So lots happening on the photography front in and around the County. Thanks to all those who came out to our meeting.