Peter Cox -Intimate Landscapes
30.11.21 Attendees 28
We were introduced to Intimate Landscapes last night by Peter Cox. Peter is from Tring Camera Club (TDCC)
He described the Intimate Landscapes genre as a photograph that shows a small scene set in the surrounding environment that includes creativity, uniqueness, and beauty. Peter said it adds the elements of art to a photograph. This genre has been around since the nineteen twenties but has become increasingly more popular as many photographers have become bored with the same Landscapes that have been seen a hundred times before. As Peter added this is a way to add a new twist to the subject of Landscape.
Peter went on to describe the elements that go into an intimate landscape. An image that is a self-defining space, with simplicity, shapes, textures hues, and form.
Peter showed us some excellent images which were examples of Intimate Landscapes by Chris Palmer, Martin Malies and David Ward.
Some people can confuse a macro shot with an intimate landscape and Peter went on to explain that they are never an image of a single thing and very often does not include sky but is a more enclosed area. A small piece of a wider view.
Photographers must train themselves to see the smaller picture.
The second part of the evening was spent looking at some images and the camera club audience were asked to identify whether the images were indeed Intimate Landscapes or Macro photography.
You can find out a lot of information on the Tring website about the Intimate Landscape genre as it has become a knowledge centre for information on this subject.
Peter went on to explain about an inter club competition which ImageZ are hoping to enter (Tring Interclub Intimate Landscape Competition). The competition will be judged by two judges Naomi Saul and Chris Palmer. We will enter six Intimate Landscapes five of which must be from different authors. Details of the first round of this competition have come to members today on email.
The evening certainly introduced many innovative ideas to explore, and the evening was very well attended.
Next week: Hosting Rosebowl Competition Round 2