Thursday Evening, December 15
Lightroom and Photoshop
Topic: Critique Photos of Others and Improve Your Photography Skills
Note From Annie below . . .
Next month I will focus on the aspect of responding to photographic images in the form of a critique. There will be no theme per se, except to predominantly convey one of the elements of art or styles of art photography in your image (refer to posted document “Terminology”). I have added a few of my own definitions of some movements that were not in last night’s handout. Please submit one image only! It can either be in color or black and white.
I thought it might be fun to show your image and not have the photographer say anything at all at first, other than to identify the person who created it. Instead, as the audience, we will use the terminology handed out in November (or check the posted documents in the More Menu); or you may use your own insight to describe which category it best represents. Then the photographer can say if that was the intent or not when shooting. A short descriptive commentary would follow (critique).
We should have enough time to do this and go upstairs to have a group critique on a few of the photographs in the current exhibit.
When making art there is always expression and response. A critique is a way to learn how others view your work. It is not the last word. And remember, although there are helpful guidelines in the making of a photograph, there are no hard fast rules. I can find successful rule breakers for every rule that was made. This should be a fun and engaging evening. I look forward to seeing you there!
If time permits, Meg will demonstrate the workflow once again coming from Lightroom into Photoshop using a smart object and adding a smart filter for use in Silver Effects Pro to Lightroom and Photoshop—We didn't quite finish that in November.
We still need presenters for January and February, so please let us know if you have an idea for those two months. When I return in March, I'd like to get back to file management in Lightroom using keywords and Collections. Many of you are just beginning in Lightroom and have asked about those important skills. Tell me what you would like to see us cover in the coming new year as well. Add it to our discussions if you prefer. We are flexible and want our members input!