The photo review session with Oliver Klink is coming May 1st! Now is your chance to get constructive criticism by a world renowned photographer on how to improve your photo. If you've never done it before, I strongly suggest you try it. The review is anonymous (photo authors are not announced), so there's nothing to be afraid of! If you want to participate in this educational session, please upload your photo now - see the instructions on the meetup site. If not, you are still welcome to come and observe. Depending on time available, Oliver may also give us an interesting presentation.
The following day, all of the images will be made available for viewing here.
Oliver will provide constructive criticism and feedback about your images. Image evaluation is a personal taste, however, he'll discuss elements such as first impression (feelings, mood), composition, visual and design elements, and presentation.
At the end of the meeting, Oliver will share his template that he uses to grade/assess images.
We'll review as many images as we can until we run out of time. Oliver will also select his 10 favorite images for the "Best of Show" album.
I understand some people aren't comfortable having their work reviewed in public, but please rest assured that reviewing is anonymous. Nobody will announce your name; only the winners will be named.
Image resolution should be at least 1600x1200px.
Please no copyrights on the image.
File format: jpg, no compression.
Please make sure you add title to your photo.
Image upload cut-off time: May 1, 5:00 p.m.
Please note that the uploaded images will not be visible to anyone before the photo review, but will be displayed publicly for all visitors to enjoy after the session (you can always opt out). Your name (or screen name) will be displayed under the photo.
Image hosting is being provided by the photo-sharing site SlickPic.com. Limit is one photo per person. To avoid spam or multiple uploads by the same person, participants will have to sign in or create a free account on SlickPic.com before uploading.
Click here to upload your photo.
About Oliver Klink:
In 2005, Oliver started his photography business, called Incredible Travel Photos. The focus is to teach photographers how to find their voice, to tell stories with their images, and improve their overall image quality. He teaches over 30 workshops annually on locations like Africa, Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Southwest and the Bay Area. In the Bay Area, he offers unique photo shoots for wildlife and opportunities to learn new technical and inspirational tips.
Oliver's images have received many awards with the most recent being selection to the Black &White Magazine (edition #95 - December 2012), Hasselblad photograph of the month (November 2012), publication in Days of Japan (March 2012), and more.
You can view Oliver's schedule at www.incredibletravelphotos.com
You can also find some of his photos here: oliklink.slickpic.com
Attention participants: We are meeting at the Sports Basement - Bryant Street store in San Francisco. Our meeting will be conducted in "The Grotto" area, which is a private meeting space located on the first floor near the Ski & Bike shops. Snacks and drinks will be served.
This event is sponsored by Sports Basement and SlickPic.com. SlickPic.com is an online photo hosting and sharing service. Click here to sign up for a free service.
In addition, all Sports Basement store purchases will be 10% off for this event, so come early to take advantage of this deal.
Event schedule: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Socialize, network, refreshments.
This is a perfect networking opportunity in a friendly atmosphere. Bring your portfolio, photos, books or new photo gadgets to share with the group.
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Photo Review