I’m sure, like many of us, your photographic motivation may have taken a dip during the various lock downs.
This evening Marie will try to give you all a bit of a kick start with a presentation on getting you (photographer’s) mojo back.
GET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS MOJO BACK
We are going to have a short discussion encouraging us all to keep motivated about our photography.
We are going to cover four Important points:
- Pick a Subject
- Continue a Story
- 180 Degrees
- Minkkinen Method
I think these ideas are very cheap and simple to do. All you need is your inner enthusiasm.
I am looking forward to sharing these ideas with you and your responses
Lynda is going to share her top tips for preparing images for competitions.
She has entered many internal and external competitions over the years has had great success.
She is going to guide us through the process for both PDI’s and prints.
I am looking forward to this as I know it will be very informative session
WEEK 4 FLAT LAY PHOTOGRAPHY
We are going to investigate ‘Flat Lay Photography’ in this session. Its only short but I want to cover a number of points:
- What is flat lay?
- Why is it so popular?
- How do you set up equipment
- Where are these images used?
- Flat lay as a fine art medium.
Hopefully after the session you will be able to experiment at home with the techniques. Later in the season we hope to set up a practical session and also share your individual achievements.
PLANES, CARS, TRAINS, TRACTORS, BIKES AND OTHERS ( Week 4 4th October,2021 )
Peter and I would like members to send us some of their favourite transport images for our Showcase Evening.
Remember this is not a competition but a friendly and constructive way to share our work.
We will share them all with all our members who will be able to discuss them with the photographer in question.
You can send up to 5 competition sized images using the entry form below.
NOTE: This is a change to the details previously published, please use this form. The closing date is Sunday 26th Sept at 23:45.
We are really looking forward to seeing your work
Marie and Peter
WEEK 6: ONE PHOTOGRAPHER THAT INSPIRES YOU (11.10.2021)
This meeting is about the thousands of photographers that have been amongst us for over 150 years. We see their work daily in all forms of media, in books, newspapers, magazines, billboards, computers, televisions, mobile phones and
photos now even have their own special galleries that explore current photographers and historical works.
We would like to choose a photographer whose has touched you in some way. It may have influenced the way you have produced some of your own work or you’re thinking about a particular project.
It would be interesting to put them into a ‘PECHA KUCHA’ format so we can really concentrate their focus on their lives, works and exhibitions
The ‘Pecha Kucha’ —- This involves putting 20 images together on a theme, documentary, experiences or just 20 of you best photographic images. These play in a slide show allowing 20 seconds for each image. Then you chat about each slide for less than 20 seconds. There are many examples online and below is links to how to make a Pecha Kucha using, ‘Power Point’. If you are unsure how to do it, please contact me as your images will look amazing when put into a simple slide show.
How to make a Pecha Kucha Slide Presentation
Hold control and click on the link to open it.
We would like you to share your favourite photographer. Showing a variety of their images, exploring their life and what impact they have had on you.
It would great if you could say a few words about their work, where you first saw them, why you liked them and how it made you feel.
If you do not fancy speaking, you can write me some notes and I will chat on your behalf.
I am looking forward to sharing your inspirational photographers. Send your inspirational images to the email address below.
Ansel Adams Ernest Hass Don Mc’Cullin Steve Mc Curry
Philip – Lorca di Corcia
SEEING IN SIXES 1.11.2021
We had a great evening last year creating over thirty ‘Seeing in Sixes’ collections. I hope to use some of those, and further ones produced this year to create an ‘e’ book so that we can share each other’s successes.
Society members must produce six images that have got a connection between them. This can be subject, colour, style or story based. Each set should have a short story, description or poetry attached to it to enhance the viewers understanding and enjoyment of the set. Finally, all six images, words and a title should be placed on one large base in such a way that their story is complete.
I will post more detailed information later in the year.
Contact me at —-MemEven@frodsham.photos
WEEK 11 In the Style of an Artist 15.11.2021
Interpret skilfully and we can’t wait to see what you produce this year. We will also try and collect the images together so that we can share them.
Imagination is Key!!!!!!!
Here are some artists that may be of interest and help you come up with a creation.
Pablo Picasso …
The Weeping Woman
Well known for his bowler hats paintings. Here in ‘Golconde’, could have a modern interpretation. I can imagine Boris hanging over Parliament!!!!
Lots of industrial scenes which surely could be transformed from members scenes of Liverpool or Manchester and old industrial images on file. Here on a wall.
A Lancashire Village
Lots of dots from Georges Seurat
Le Seine a La Grande
Animals and landscapes from E. Landseer ‘There is No Place Like Home’
Abstraction from Mark Rothko
Red on Maroon
Georgia O’ Keeffe and her abundance of styles and pictures.
There are lots of other artists that could work well,
Vincent Van Gogh
Good Luck Everyone
Contact Marie ——– MemEve@frodsham.photos
WEEK 12 LYNDA COMPOSITES- WHAT? HOW? WHY? (15.11.2021)
This session Lynda has kindly offered to share some of her secrets on producing beautiful and believable composite images. This is quite a specialist field, but we can all benefit from the techniques that Lynda is introducing us to.
The session is aimed at all levels of expertise. She will start with the basics and move forward slowly explaining each stage along the way.
Members will be able to ask question along the way.
Lynda Haney (FDPS)
DEC 6th WEEK 14 OPENING UP GALLERIES FOR THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED
In this special half evening we consider the rights and needs of all people to access creative exhibition spaces. At the moment, this process is in its infancy, but many people and organisations are striving to improve access and enjoyment for all.
Here are some of the questions we are going to consider:
- Why do you enjoy exhibitions?
- How would you feel going to an exhibition with limited sight?
- What strategic issues are important?
- How are galleries addressing these issues?
- How can we enrich peoples experience of specific creative works?
Now its members turn, to try and write a description of a creative photographic work to aid understand and emotional attachment of the listener. It is not as easy as it sounds!
If you need any additional information, contact me the email address below:
Durer 1500 Man Ray F. Woodman V. Maier Andy Warhol Cindy Sherman
Self-Portraiture from the early artists such as Durer to photographers of the present day
Jun Ahn Kutovakika
WEEK 14 : HOW TO TAKE A SELF PORTRAITS (6.12.2021)
This session is all about self-portraiture. Everyone takes them and around the world millions are shot each day.
We are going to look at shooting using simple phone cameras to more complex equipment and capturing conventional images to more contemporary ones. The fun is getting something original and exciting. Below are some historical examples.
Self-Portraiture from the early artists such as Durer to photographers of the present day.
Contact Marie by email
Welcome back! At last we’re scheduled to meet-up “in person” at Castle Park Arts Centre.
The “in person” part of the season starts with a “bring you prints in” evening. So long since we’ve been able to see each other’s prints.
Marie will spend the second half of this evening talking about “flat lay” and encouraging a practical session for members.