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
Image Challenge: Christmas
Set Subject: Looking Down
The image must be taken so as to show a scene which lies below the photographer. The height from which the image is taken is immaterial.
Judge: Jenny Graff AAPS PSQA
Image Challenge: Weather
Set Subject: Action
This can include animate or inanimate objects involved in any form of action. It is not limited to human activity. The possibilities are infinite but as long as the main thrust of the image implies action then it will be acceptable under the definition.
Judge: Max Walters PSQA