What makes a great image? That’s what Bruce Finocchio will be focusing on. Giving you a preview of his philosophy and beliefs on how an image becomes great. Then, he’ll use these principals and ideas to evaluate your images--giving you pointers and suggestions to make better images yourself.
Now is your chance to get constructive criticism by a world renowned photographer on how to improve your photo. 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.
We'll review as many images as we can on a first-come basis until we run out of time, so submit early.
The following day, all of the images will be made available for viewing here.
Click here to upload your photo.
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.
Limit is one photo per person.
Image upload cut-off time: September 16, 4:00 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.
About Bruce Finocchio:
I, Bruce Finocchio, have spent the past ten years or so as a judge for the North Council of Camera Clubs or N4C. I have judged at many club events across all areas of the San Francisco Bay Area. I have judged annual events as well as regular club competitions. My areas of specialty are the Nature and Pictorial categories. Recently, I was one of the judges for the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory’s “click off” photo contest. I have also judged The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (NCUPs) 2008 Sea Competition, and 6C’s Annual Competition at least twice
During[masked], I taught the bird photography course for the Palo Camera Club semi-annual photo classes. In addition, for the past six years I have been teaching the yearly nature and landscape course offered by the Peninsula Camera Club. In the fall of 2005, I presented “In My African Dream” program at the Annual Foto Clave event after returning from a South Africa photographic adventure. Again presenting for Foto Clave, my “Art of Bird Photography” Program” in the fall of 2010, in addition to other camera clubs and for your meet-up group. I have also presented programs for the Bay Area Bird Photographers.
My true passion is nature photography, and especially bird photography. I spend many weekends during the year photographing from blinds at my ranch in rural Monterey County. I love sharing with others my knowledge of nature and photography--mentoring and helping individuals learn and grow as nature photographers.
Workshops, Social Media, Blog, Galleries, and Web Site:
Bird Blind Photographic Workshops at the Ramrod Ranch: http://brucefinocchio.wordpress.com/bird-blind-workshops-at-the-ramrod-ranch/
Web site: http://www.dreamcatcherimages.net
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.
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