Thankfully, I had already uploaded most of the pictures to my blog for this post before my less than 2 month old, new Dell computer crashed – especially since their customer service is so horrible. I will be updating my blog soon on that.
CCoH theme for the October critique forum is contrast. Here are the three I submitted plus a few more. I shot the chess pieces on purpose for this theme.
Contrast: winner / loser, light / dark, black / white, King / Queen
As covered up as I am, I did what I said I wasn’t going to do, and took the time to go shoot for CCoH’s “Gimme your best shot” theme this month, which was shape or form. I went back thru the newsletters to see if they elaborated on that a bit more, but didn’t see anything, so I just went with I thought qualified. Here are the three I sent.
I listened to a presentation last night from Jennifer King and I was just as impressed the second time. I would love to take some of her photo workshops! She goes to the neatest places and scouts them all out ahead of time.
Both of her presentations were different but so good! She just seems so approachable and down to earth, plus she’s an animal lover with a cat, travels, and shares her knowledge.
The business portion of the meeting took quite awhile again and she had a three-hour drive home so I didn’t keep her to ask my two questions.
One about the GPS unit she uses and two, on the DOF calculator how that would work with a bridge camera for the wide angle close ups over a DSLR like my fz300 or fz1000.
If I’m still a member of one of the local camera clubs, I hope we get her back again.
Now didn’t that headline sound confusing 🙂
Perspective was the theme for the Camera Club in July.
I had lots and lots of ideas for this theme. I’m sure not all of them were what they had in mind for the theme- but I’ve never really like to play by all the rules. I had one in mind with a swing, one using rose-colored glasses, one that involved pavement, a puddle and another person with cute rainboots on, but I ran out of time. When I think of perspective in photography I tend to think of forced perspective (like the sun in a cup below) or railroad tracks or tall buildings that the lines would merge if you continued them off the photo. So I started thinking outside the box. From a cats perspective. Glass half full or half empty the optimists and pessimists perspective or one door closed, one door open. A scale laid upside down on my feet in the air (so it said 0 bls) but I never painted my toenails. Someone dressed for hot and someone dressed for cold, in the same setting. The lens ball super wide fish eye perspective. From inside a food grater I already had. My main idea was doing more underlook under-cat pics and I really could hardly wait to share those. I just LOVE some of these.
I didn’t make the time to choose, purchase, and assemble any prints for this year’s competition. I spent over $70 last year getting stuff for it and even though I have some of the matting stuff now, with all of our other huge expenses going on now, I couldn’t justify spending any more. I wonder if they’ll have a monetary prize for the winners this year? I mean over the last few years the yearly fee has gone up 75% and the membership is the highest I’ve ever seen it. There used to be a one and I hope this year’s winners get something for their efforts.
Most of my personal photos live on my computer and are just shared online just for fun unless of course, I’ve shot a photo for a book cover or product for a client. Here is Tyler “helping” me put the dice in a row (over and over).