Last night, we did something rather different. Our guest speaker for the evening was Sally Fisher, a professional artist and trainer, who gave an interactive lecture on “What Makes a Great Image?”.
It was certainly an interesting evening which served to highlight aspects of composition and lighting common to both the physical art world and photography. Some of the content will have been familiar to some of us, however it was very interesting to see this from the perspective of a different field of art. There were also a number of things hidden within that we perhaps didn’t know, or knew but hadn’t actually thought about why. I’m sure we are all eager to put some of these ideas into practice the next time we pick up our cameras.
The latter part of the evening involved experimenting with the medium of charcoal in order to “paint light” to create a pleasing image of varying tone. I for one am not responsible for the proliferation of black fingerprints that surely resulted from such an endeavour.
I’d like to thank Sally very much for her time and contribution for what was an enjoyable evening, and I hope that we all draw a little inspiration from it. Some of us, I dare say are out shopping for charcoal at this very moment!