At our March 5th meeting, club member Manfred Mueller gave two excellent presentations. You can review the slides from his Introduction to Portraiture here and those from What Makes a Great Image here.
Thanks again Manfred
I generally don’t recommend a lot of websites and videos I see on the Internet, but I ran into this one last night and it is particularly good for a couple of reasons; he takes images that were submitted to a well known American photo competition and then discusses what could be improved and then demonstrates how to implement those improvements. He happens to use Capture One, but that is really more of a detail as these edits can be done with any editing tool.
The person doing the talking is Kevin Raber. Kevin used to run the highly regarded photography website, Luminous Landscape (LuLa), after its founder, Michael Reichmann died a few years ago. He seems to have founded photopxl.com and took a number of LuLa contributors with him. Unlike LuLa, the new website is not a pay site and is free.
I’ve watched his first four edits and he nailed the issues I had with the image (and missed a few, in my view), but regardless, he made significant improvements to each one. The important lesson is how he identifies the flaws; that in my experience is where most people struggle a bit.
The link to the article and video are here.
It is a long (over 1hr 15min) video, but is easy to watch in small pieces.
We are lucky to have photography as our hobby. During this difficult time we still can use our cameras to express ourselves by capturing images we see in our minds. Composition plays a big role in making our photos most appealing. This video gives a great summary of some major composition forms. May you enjoy it as I do. Be safe.
Here are four videos on Negative Space Photography which were presented at the March 1st 2019 meeting.
Negative Space in Photography Tutorial by Visual Art Photography Tutorials
Photography Composition Tutorial – Negative Space Photography Using a Cup of Coffee by Visual Art Photography Tutorials
Photography Tips – Negative Space in Photography by Mike Brown
Photography Composition – Simplification and Negative Space by Ted Forbes from The Art of Photography
Here are some videos I chose with tips on landscape photography and composition: