Set Subject: Lineal
A less-commonly used word for linear, but not to be confused with Linear Photography only, which is the use of parallel lines to derive perspective. Lineal also means; relating to, or consisting of lines.
Your imagery should be made up of many strong lines, be they parallel or obtuse to each other. The element of lines must be the stronger part of the subject’s make up and be immediately recognised for this aspect. You may also have linear perspective in your image, as long as they are the strongest part of it. Keystoning can play a part in developing these lineal aspects and may even enhance the effect of parallel lines, but not seen as equally parallel. Architectural elements are easily the most thought of, when deriving linear or lineal aspect photography.
Image Challenge: Food Photography
Set Subject: Architecture
This includes buildings or structures, interior or exterior, and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details. It includes industrial, bridges, historical sites, buildings, interiors.
Panel Judges: Cheryl Bellette, Norm Luke, Veronica Sorely and John Stewart
Guest Speaker: Mick Jones will be known to many club members for his action motor sports photography and character portraits, especially in the “man-cave” genre. Mick has consented to be our guest presenter at this Skills Night session at De Molay House. He has also provided a set of notes available by clicking on the download button below:
Image Challenge: Clocks
Set Subject: Conceptual
Conceptual photography illustrates an idea. The subject of conceptual photography is often staged to represent an idea. The ‘concept’ is both ‘preconceived’ and, if successful, understandable in the completed image. It is most often seen in advertising where the picture may reiterate a headline or catchphrase that accompanies it.
Panel Judges: Sandra Neill, Andrew Raguse, Rowan Bestman
Image Challenge: Fences
Set Subject: Rust
The red or orange coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to air and moisture. Rusting leads to corrosion and destruction of the object. It is any film or coating on metal caused by oxidation.
Rust photography can include a whole object or part of an object that is rusted or rusting. It can also include macro images of rusted items and surfaces.
Rust can be used to describe things that are reddish-brown in colour
Rust is a disease which affects plants. It is caused by a fungus.
Judges: Val Shield, Stuart Dorman, Geoff Adams
Set Subject: Abstract
Abstract photography is the expression of ideas and emotions by using elements such as colours, lines, shapes and textures without attempting to create a realistic picture – any subject, no matter how ordinary, can become abstract depending on the way it is photographed.
More often than not what you leave out is just as important as what you leave in.
There are no rules about composition or framing – it all comes down to you, your view and what you find interesting or beautiful – you are only limited by your vision and ideas.
Ways to get started:
- Choose strong shapes
- Get up close
- Use colour to grab attention
- Seek out texture
- Look for repeating patterns
- Use lines and curves
- Photograph reflections
- Shoot through another object
- Capture shadow
- Blur your images
Judge: Michael Stefanini AAPS PSQA