4th January: Members Evening led by Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS(Hon) CPAGB HonPAGB.
Very many thanks to Mark for leading our first meeting of 2022 with an interactive critique using images from a previous Chilterns Hundred competition, followed in the second half, with a selection from last year’s CACC Mobile Photography competition.
We were briefed to think about each image based on quality, imaginative/creativity and impact as it appeared on screen and score – 2 (bad), 3 (okay) or 4 (good) before we discussed each one in turn. This threw up a number of issues such as improving composition with a different crop, removing extraneous artefacts or converting to monochrome.
As we repeated the exercise with the Mobile Photography images Mark explained the limitations/technical issues around phone camera sensors, compression (banding) and pixilation that post-processing cannot always overcome.
It was a fun and informative evening and leaves us with a helpful way of assessing our own images with a critical eye – we may even believe we have a 5 – whatever a judge may think!
Next week we host a Rosebowl round between Oxford, Park Street, Wantage and ourselves.
In the meantime, have a good week and keep safe.