You can have $10,000 in gear and have taken dozens of technical classes. You know all about focus, exposure, blah blah blah. But your photos still aren't standing out. The critical element here is SEEING and COMPOSING a great photo.
Neil Munson, one of our members, approached me on this topic. I have always admired Neil's abilities to frame a shot creatively. He and I have come up with a great meetup topic. We are going to talk for about 30-45 minutes and show several examples. We are then going to a location and practice these concepts. We are going to address questions like:
1. When you scene that makes you go "Wow" the first question is why?
2. What do you want to communicate with this photo?
3. How are you going to best approach the subject and setup the shot.
4. What difference does point of view make?
5. Just how much of the scene do you need to capture
6. Are there any compelling compositional elements you want to incorporate?
We have locations for both good and bad weather scenarios.
Let me just acknowledge Neil for stepping up with an idea that he is willing to lead/co-lead. I look forward to more of you doing this in the coming season.
Mark Chamberlin - SmarterPics