Forgotten - Assignment 2:[masked] -[masked]
Look for what has been forgotten. It can be a person, place, or thing - or any other creative interpretation. It can be fun ("Oh LOOK! Here are my teeth!") or serious (the pain of Alzheimer's). Try to put meaning into the image, whether fun or serious or something entirely different. Stretch yourself to do your best work and SAY something in addition to making a technically great image.
Format for the Skills Build Workshop
I, Trina, will post an assignment two weeks prior to a face-to-face (F2F) meetup. Sign up only if you are going to physically attend the meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, you may still participate in the online aspect. You will have only two weeks to do the assignment.
When I post the assignment, I will also create a photo album on the Meetup site with the assignment name and the start/end dates. It will be possible to upload your photo(s) to the album as soon as it’s created.
There will be two ways to get feedback/critique on your work: online or F2F (or both).
Post a maximum of two photos to the proper photo album on the Meetup website. In the “Caption” section, indicate what kind of feedback you are looking for. For example, you may want advice on lighting, composition, content, emotive affect, etc.
There will be a 1:3 ratio, meaning for every one image you post, you are obligated to critique at least three images for other photographers. Post 2, critique 6.
Regarding re-edits: Some “critiquers” may want to show you what they advise instead of tell you. In this case, they may email you and ask you to send them a large file for them to work on. Of course, it is up to you to allow this or not. When the “critiquer” re-posts the image s/he must indicate in the caption who the original photographer was and that this is a re-edit. Respect copyright and delete the image from your computer when you are done with the image.
Indicate if it’s OK with you for others to re-edit your image. If you do not indicate that it’s OK, the default will be NO re-edits please.
If you want F2F feedback, there will be a meeting every other Monday. If you have already posted to the Meetup site, there is no need to bring your image(s) to the meeting as I will have online access to it. You may have two images critiqued; they can be images already posted and critiqued online, or they can be images no one has seen yet, or one of each. Bring a maximum of two images on a memory stick in JPG format. I’ll load it onto my computer, display it on the big-screen TV and we’ll provide feedback as a group. We will not do a critique for anyone who is not present.
Location: The Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA) clubhouse has internet, a big-screen TV, plenty of seating, and it’s free. It’s located in Esquimalt at 1001 Maplebank Rd. The clubhouse can be tricky to find. You will turn onto Maplebank Rd. off of Admiral’s Rd. The Songhee’s Wellness Centre is at that corner—it’s a large, modern building with some spectacular totem poles. You’ll go over three speed bumps, across the railway tracks, and on the left you’ll see the fenced-in parking lot for the dockyard. Pass the fenced-in lot and follow the road down and to the left until you see a white building with blue trim surrounded by another parking lot. That is the clubhouse.
If you need a ride, post it in the comments of the meetup. Indicate what area of town you live in. If you are willing to give someone a ride, please check the comments before the meetup.
If you have any questions or suggestions for assignments, I can be reached via the Meetup website or via photos-at-trinaholt.com
Seth Godin's advice on feedback.