Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we elected to move the critique session in November to the fourth Wednesday. Also, as a reminder, please submit your image to Shawn by the Monthly Meeting to provide ample time to prepare the presentation. When you email Shawn, please provide a short description of what your intent was when you captured the image and what caught your eye in the first place.
This event has an automated waiting list, so if a member can't make it due to an unforeseen event, the next person on the waiting list will be added automatically.
This ongoing monthly event is for members who are wanting to open themselves up to growth through giving feedback to and receiving feedback from other members. This is not a competition in which one image is judged against others, but rather each image will be viewed and discussed on its own merits and flaws, so there are no winners or losers.
The first ten minutes of the event will be used to discuss the ground rules and specific dos and don'ts of critiquing and provide a couple of example critiques for you see how the process works.
Each participant of this event is required to submit one photo (no more, no less) in either digital or print format. Please email your image of no less than 1200 pixels wide to Shawn at [masked] at at least one week prior to the meeting. If you are bringing a print to share, please email Shawn that you are bringing a print along with the print's dimensions. All images that will be digitally projected must be submitted at least 7 days before the event to allow time to prepare the presentation.
This is a great opportunity for you grow in your photography and for you to help others grow.
While critiquing is mostly subjective, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is also a based on technical aspects; exposure, composition, etc (which can still be subjective). The opportunity for growth is hearing the different interpretations of the image and suggestions other may have; concepts which you may not have thought of yourself. This true with your own image being critiqued, but is also equally true with other's images being critiqued as well.
The critiquing process is based on two factors:
- Openness - You must be willing to receive honest feedback
- Honesty - You must be willing to give honest feedback
We hope to see you there.