Critique. Nature Photography. Animal, vegetable, mineral.

Here are the rules. Submit three photographs with the themes Animal, Vegetable and Mineral. These should be Nature photographs - so nothing artificial or human-made. You can be as creative as you like within the three themes - so I guess that means a "vegetable" can be any kind of plant matter from a single algae cell to an entire Tropical rainforest. Only one exception - for the purposes of this event I am excluding Humans from all three categories. Photos must be submitted at least 24 hours before the meeting.


This is a critique and, as usual, everyone is encouraged to offer constructive criticism. Contributing photos is the idea here, but it’s not a requirement to participate.


This will be our first meeting in a new location, the Cascade Center of Photography at 390 SW Columbia Street, Suite 110, Bend, OR 97702. It is a beautiful location and we are very lucky to have the opportunity to use it. Many thanks to Christian and Regula Heeb for their generous hospitality. Christian will be at this Meetup to introduce himself and the Center to all of us. If you need directions, this is a great chance to view the Center’s site at: http://www.ccophoto.com/


Tom Ryan


PLEASE READ THESE CHANGES BELOW:


Please read the "rules" Tom set up for this particular Meetup. They are all above, yet have lots of flexibility. Many of the questions I am receiving are answered in the initial post.  Others are answered here.


Tom is no longer able to be at this event, so send your photographs to me at [masked] no later than 22nd July. Larger photos will look better for presenting than little tiny ones. I seem to be able to receive emails of approximately 10 MB with no problems at all. You may need to send large files in separate emails. You can also send me a link to your photos on DropBox.

Bringing files the evening of the Meetup doesn’t work well, as it simply takes too much time. I will respond to you when I receive your photos. If you don’t hear from me, it means I didn’t get them. Send them again.

Have fun! Relax! Those things are really important!


Thanks,
Robert

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  • Kyle G.

    Lots of enthusiastic photographers kinda like my own kind in a way.

    July 25, 2012

  • Mary

    Good photographs, good comments, good space.

    July 25, 2012

  • Tom R.

    Jennifer. You are sentenced to 20 years in a North Korean labor camp for the heinous crime of including the image of a human in your photograph!! Just kidding. It's a lovely picture and rules are made to be gently broken. :-) Tom

    July 25, 2012

  • Ed E.

    good, Better, BEST!!! Thanks everyone! Sorry Tom couldn't be there...

    Thank you Christian and Regula for sharing your beautiful space!!!

    http://www.ccophoto.com/

    July 25, 2012

  • randy s.

    This was my 1st meeting and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great group of people & photographers. Thanks for making me feel welcome.

    Randy

    July 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    as a new person in the group, i felt welcome and comfortable. It seemed to me that all photography is welcome, Point and shoot to the most experienced. I would love to see more join, just because they made me feel so comfortable.
    Thank you! I will be asking my friends to join!

    July 24, 2012

  • Jennifer L.

    It was great to see so many new people. I'm sorry I didn't follow the rules properly. I interpreted the "nothing artificial or human-made" or "excluding Humans" as the main subject shouldn't be human or artificial, not that you couldn't have them anywhere in the photo. On my point & shoot animal one, I did have a human as a large part but since her eyes were focused on the lionfish, I felt that the lionfish was the primary and she was the supporting. Sorry to bend the rules so much.

    July 24, 2012

  • Jennifer L.

    Best BPG meetup yet. Great photos, perfect location, wonderful people.

    July 24, 2012

  • randy s.

    Hi, I am brand new to the group, and plan to attend my 1st meeting next week, do I bring my photos on a thumb drive or e-mail them? Is there a size limitation for the submitted photos? and my last question, is a flower a considered a vegetable? Thanks for your help and looking forward to the meeting on tuesday.

    Randy

    July 22, 2012

  • Tom R.

    By all means -but please feel free to contribute to the critique. Positive comments are always welcome.

    July 5, 2012

  • Robert C.

    Hi May, This Meetup was Tom's idea, but what we've done in the past is a separate shot for each. If you go back and look at some of our "scavenger hunt" Meetups, some members tried to get all five items in one photo! Feel free to do what works for you. We're a pretty easy-going group! And no apologies necessary!

    July 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do all three pictures need to have all three things included in them? Can they be separate? Such as one animal, one vegetable and one mineral? I apologize, I am new to the group. This will be my first submission.

    July 3, 2012

  • Robert C.

    Well, that would be a personal choice. Tom gave us latitude to go from "a single algae cell to an entire tropical rainforest".

    June 28, 2012

  • Penny

    Is this going to be a guessing-type game, where the photos are not able to be readily perceived as "animal", "vegetable", or "mineral"?

    June 20, 2012

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