This evening we welcomed, via Zoom, Michael O’Sullivan (FIPF, FRPS) to our fold. Michael is an award winning, professional photographer based in west Cork. A regular speaker on the camera club and wider photography circuit we were delighted to have him speak to us about his professional and personal work. Continue reading Michael O’Sullivan
This year’s Photographer of the Year (POTY) competition was an open theme with members submitting any three images taken over the past year. With 20 entries the competition was wide open and congratulations go to Nicholas for his win. His 3 winning photos are shown below.
This was the final competition for 2020, excluding POTY, and many thanks go to Susanne, Anne and Mel for their considered critiquing and judging of the entries. Continue reading Autumn Colours
The judging for this year’s competition was a little different to previous years in that Mike Brown appeared virtually rather than in person. Yes, yet another Zoom meeting. However the critique and commentary by Mike was exceptional and much appreciated by all.
First up, congratulations to Patricia R for her winning photo of a rook on the sea wall in Rosscarbery. The detail and colour in the bird’s plumage has been captured skillfully and Patricia’s use of depth of field gives us a tantalising glimpse of the gull in the background. Excellent.
Our Summer Challenge for the past couple of months has to been to complete a photographic essay/interpretation of the Seven Ages of Man which appears in William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’, Act II scene vii.
You can see the entire speech at the end of this post. To summarise, the seven ages are
- The infant
- The whining school-boy/girl
- The lover
- The Soldier
- The Justice
- The lean and slipper’d pantaloon
- Second childishness
The latest meeting was held over Zoom and was presented by Nicholas.
Thanks to John for setting up the meeting as usual.
After an initial screen-sharing hiccup, Nicholas shared with us some thoughts and ideas on landscape photography whilst emphasising how to utilise your smartphone to achieve the best outcomes. This was followed up with a summary of an earlier talk Nicholas had given on how to use the camera/camera app on your phone.
Nicholas also showed us a short video by Thomas Heaton, who regularly posts vlogs on YouTube. In this video he cast a critical eye over some of his own landscape photos, pointing out deficiencies in areas such as lack of a strong subject, imbalance in composition and empty space as opposed to negative space.
The slides used in both talks can be found on Google Drive by following this link.
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