ImageZ Club Night – Image Critique
September 21st Attendees—22
This evening was our first on zoom for this season.
Kathy began by talking through eleven points we can check when submitting images for competition.
We then welcomed our three resident judges Kathy, Julia, and Alan to cast their eyes over a series of images by club members to offer helpful suggestions for improvement.
Seventeen members put in thirty- seven images. In turn each judge gave a detailed critique of a single image and then opened it up to the other two judges to add any further comments.
This method gave a cross section of opinion on some images which was interesting to hear and consider.
Images were as usual varied and included landscapes, wildlife, macro, Intentional camera movement and quite a few featured canal views. A couple of people had tried ‘Intimate landscapes’ which is something the club is going to explore later in the season.
Julia spoke about how important lighting is in an image turning a flat image into something more and bringing out detail in textures.
Alan remarked that he enjoyed simplistic images, saying often ‘less is more.’ He also mentioned that “Still life “images are scarcer on the competition circuit at this moment in time.
Kathy said that sometimes by changing your viewpoint of an image can help it to become more dramatic. Suggestions of cropping, turning an image to black and white, or darkening down certain features of photographs can also improve images. Other hints were, being sure what the focal point is in your picture and taking time to think about depth of field if possible. As we all know sometimes wildlife images are taken in seconds and this is not always possible.
The evening flowed well, and we would like to thank Kathy, Julia, and Alan for sharing their knowledge and expertise with us all.
Next week our speaker is going to talk about looking local for our images.
September 28th -Look Local.