HAIKU AND PHOTO CHALLENGE
An evening of haiku and poetry inspired images.
Find a verse or write one yourself and illustrate it with one of your photographs.
Why should I write a haiku?
You may ask.
Haiku teaches us to notice the elegant beauty of each moment of life. If you make writing haiku a daily exercise, not only will the format come easy, but you will also be trained to see amazing things around you that usually go unnoticed. In the hassle of modern life, stop sometimes, observe the beauty that’s around you…
- People rushing round,
Collected and observing
Writing a haiku.
Picking up pebbles
Or seashells strewn on soft sand
[caption id="attachment_7392" align="alignnone" width="278"] Jeff Mulholland[/caption]
Decorating the night sky…
Awaiting the moon
[caption id="attachment_8900" align="alignnone" width="417"] Andrew Williams – Commended[/caption]
Full strawberry moon,
ushers in hot days of June,
high tides fill the dune
—Patricia L Cisco
[caption id="attachment_8883" align="alignnone" width="263"] Nicky Higgens[/caption]
A Haiku Poem is made using 3 lines.
The poem can be spoken in one breath.
LINE 1 —–5 syllables
LINE 2 —–7 syllables
LINE 3 —–5 syllables
In a world of one colour
The sound of the wind Basho
[caption id="attachment_12287" align="alignnone" width="514"] Brian Lunt[/caption]
OUR PHOTO AND IMAGE CHALLENGE
- You can start with a haiku or an image.
- If you have an image look at it very closely and write how it makes you feel. Record what you can see and what the images’ story is.
- Now you can think of specific words that you want to use and put them into a word bank.
- How many syllables do your words have? Record the number for later.
- Now think 3 lines.
- 5 – 7 – 5 syllables for each line
- Write your haiku
- Transfer your haiku into position on your image using Photoshop.
PUTTING HAIKU AND IMAGE TOGETHER
- Once you have your photo and haiku you have to put them together.
- This is done using the text tool ‘T’ in Photoshop or other image software.
- There are a number of websites that give instructions on how to write text on to an image.
- Search for ‘Using text in Photoshop’
- Flatten your image and save it.
- You then need to resize it 1400 by 1050 pixels as we do for competitions.
UPLOADING FINISHED WORK
- You can upload up to 4 jpeg images. from the link below
- Any issues with the transfer of your haiku to your image I will try and help.
- Contact Marie by email
- Good Luck!!!
Please add your Haiku text onto your image using an image editor such as Photoshop, Affinity etc. into the CAPTION field. In lightroom this is underneath the TITLE field that you will probably already be using.
The uploaded file needs to be in jpeg format, the same as we use for competitions.
If you need help or advice on how to do this, just ask a committee member.
Members will be invited to submit a panel of images or prints (your choice) that tell a story or are all on the same theme.
Primarily this will be for new members but we may extend the eligability closer to the time. If you’re interested then please contact Marie.
More details will follow.
About the Project
We live in a beautiful county with many landscape opportunities all around us.
We suggest making multiple visits to an area close to your home.
You may even be able to walk there!
This will enable you to photograph the variations during 2022/23 in an environmentally friendly way.
It could mean photographing the same scene through the seasons or taking abstract images that reflect your interpretations of your local area through the year.
To take part in this project you will need to create a set of six images taken in 2022/23 including all four seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
-Taken locally (say within 10 miles of your home)
-Forms a cohesive set of six images
-Interprets the passage of time through 2022/2023
Your images will be downloaded as we did for the ’Seeing in Sixes’ evening this season.
There will be six separate images plus one with all six images arranged on a single base image
We will have a session halfway through the season to share your progress and discuss any issues you are having.
To submit your images, they need to be resized to our normal size. They will be uploaded through the website in the usual way.
Before the end of the season we will have an evening sharing everyone’s excellent photography.
All sets of images will be displayed on the F.D.P.S. website.
Up to three portfolios can be submitted.
Good luck in finding your own subjects, style, and interpretations of your local area during 2022/23
Two articles online well worth a read
DATE TO BE ARRANGED
Frodsham Belly Dancing Society have kindly offered to come and dance for us and pose for portraits. Their costumes are amazing, with brightly coloured fabrics that float while they dance. They are embedded with jewels that sparkle as the lights catch them. They are very talented and do numerous performances throughout Cheshire for charity.
Members will be able to photograph the ladies while dancing and later take portraits of the ladies afterwards, individually and in groups. We hope to collect the images online and give them a selection of prints and digital files as a thank you. A great fun evening awaits.