Pets and Other Critters


The subject this month is "Pets and other Critters".  Your images should consider all aspects of good composition.  Does the selected aperture enhance or detract from the subject.  Is the light harsh or soft?  Does the background enhance or detract from the subject?  Can fill flash be used for a more pleasing composition?  Are the eyes of the subject looking at the camera or off somewhere else.  Are the eyes in focus?

And etc.:

We will explore post processing options that may enhance the image.

John Lehman give us guidance on lighting for "Portraits" assignment.

John has been photographing people since he was in third grade.  Starting out with his Kodak Brownie to the Canon 7D and Canon M he uses now, he has always been most interested in people as his subjects. The primary focus of his efforts in recent years has been fine art nudes. His current projects include the “Nude Obscura Project” a five year (to date) project of anonymous nudes. Over 25 models have contributed to the project. Currently he is working on recreating images similar to those done during the Art Deco era.  These projects and some of his other work can be seen on his website http://thewizardofpixels.com and on Flickr at  www.flickr.com/photos/windsweptphoto/. His Flickr account recently topped 730,000 views.

John will be sharing information on portrait photography including posing, using small flashes to create great light and other aspects of portrait photography. He is currently co-chair of the Training Committee of the Plano Photography Club and he, along with his wife Lois, are past presidents of the club. He and his wife are volunteer staff photographers for Dallas Heritage Village. Their images are routinely used in their promotional literature.

Results from prior meetings may be found at "The Complete Photographer Results".

Directions to Heritage Farmstead Schoolhouse can be found here.

6:30 - 7:00 Set up

7:00 - 7:05 Introduction

7:05 - 7:50 Presentation . . . Portrait Photography

7:50 - 8:00 Break

8:00 - 8:45 Review Critters

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  • Donna W

    I haven't done many portraits - but am looking forward to working on it this month. John Lehman was very inspiring and informative. He makes it look easy...which shows how good he is.

    February 14, 2013

  • JEN c.

    I really enjoyed John's talk and am also inspired to work on taking portraits. I like the idea of a project or photo quest as John suggested

    February 13, 2013

  • Dean S.

    I agree with Linda, John was exceptional. Portraits aren't my bag either but I'm interested enough to pick up a couple of things this morning to start working on it. This might be a good group shoot at some indoor location if someone has the lights. We could even use the cheapest models we could find....each other. (joke)

    February 13, 2013

  • Linda G.

    John Lehman was very good! He made me want to photograph people and that is usually not my inclination.

    February 13, 2013

  • Carey P.

    This subject created a good amount of interest and photo submissions.

    February 13, 2013

  • JD L.

    Hi Guy,

    So why are we meeting at the Heritage Farmstead Museum? Linda and I missed several of the last meetings, so had not heard.

    Best regards,
    JD

    February 7, 2013

  • Larry G.

    Hope all the mud is gone!!!!

    February 6, 2013

  • Scoobyboo74

    Do we pay in advance?

    January 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Could you provide me with the link to the website and any info I need to upload photos? Thank you.

      January 16, 2013

    • Guy H.

      Check out the "Pets and Critters" album under the photos tab. There is a button to add photos. The jpg images should be 2000 pixels on the longest side with about 50% compression.

      January 16, 2013

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