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Informal Group Critique

There is no better way to develop as a photographer than to receive constructive criticism.

The PPL is giving members the opportunity to do just that at our informal group critiques. Share your work with other PPL members, and see what others are shooting, in this casual yet serious atmosphere.

Based on input from our last critique, participants will be required to bring prints. Each person will have 15 minutes dedicated to his/her work, and we will start the critique off with some theory regarding critiques.

Be prepared to receive and give input, as everyone is invited to take part in the discussion!

Drinks and snacks will be served after the session, so we can all decompress together!

Moderated by our own Dale Rio, attendance is limited to ten participants, so sign up early.

This is a free event for all Contributor Members. Admission is $15 for everyone else, payable at the door.

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  • Spencer L.

    This was my first attendance at a session such as this. Photography is one of my favorite hobbies and being able to participate and learn from other photographers educates me more. My future plans are to bring some prints for critique, receive constructive points and participate as well as I can.

    November 20, 2013

  • Jano C.

    Dale, A professional portfolio review would be a nice addition to our choices and I would definitely attend. However, the group critiques are good too and I will probably attend more of them as well. Would you consider moderating with a bit more control, making sure all viewpoints get to be heard?

    November 18, 2013

  • Jano C.

    Dale gave a clear explanation of the 4 stages of photo criticism and each person asked for what they wanted to get out of the critique. This focused the comments and people were generous with helpful comments. I learned many useful things I will put into practice right away in my photography. My only disappointment was that some people were more outspoken and repetitive in their commenting and when that happened I would have liked Dale and others to speak out more.

    November 17, 2013

  • Pano K

    You might want to check out PhotoLounge, near 19th and Chestnut in Center City. I plan to use them for my prints for the critique, because they have excellent reviews on Yelp, and people seem genuinely satisfied with the quality and attention to detail.

    November 11, 2013

  • Mike B.

    By the way ........ when you have time watch the entire video. James Nachtwey is an incredible photographer. This is a great documentary.

    November 10, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Hello ..... I just want to CHIME IN since I am on the meetup site sending out the weekly update. This is just my personal experience so feel free to disagree ..... the idea behind bringing PRINTS is to facilitate seeing the photographers work as a BODY of work. It is actually hard to do that on screen which lends itself to more towards ONE IMAGE at a time ..... With prints you can SPREAD THEM OUT, SHUFFLE THEM AROUND, USE PAPER TO CROP THEM, etc..... 5x7 working prints, per Rachel's note work really well. I also use 4x6's ....... a little smaller but also less $ at ~ 30 cents or less .....

    Check this out to see what I mean ............

    Starting at 18:15 u can see how Nacthwey uses "5x7 work prints"

    Starting at 5:00 you can see how STERN use lower quality images (larger than 5x7) as "work prints"

    Just some thoughts ........... Take Care ......... Mike

    November 10, 2013

  • Tony J.

    All work MUST be printed. Sorry, no exception will be made. We tried to have electronic submissions prior, but this was not successful due to limitations of projecting properly. Projected images just do not look the same, and as such are unsuitable for this work.

    Please keep in mind that printed images of ANY size will be suitable. It doesn't have to cost more than a few dollars.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Rachel W.

    I also only print if the work is to be shown but made prints for the critique so that they can be seen as a group instead of as individual images. My printer is out of commission so I got 5x7, commercial prints from Cardinal photo and cost about $1.20 each. The quality, especially the color is pretty bad.

    These are working prints. Since I want to discuss composition and how the images work together and in sequence, the advantages of having prints overrides the print quality in this case.

    November 10, 2013

  • jewell A. n.

    is there a limit to the number of photos we can bring?

    November 5, 2013

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