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CritCon - Critique for Confidence
CritCon - Critique for Confidence I, like many of you, sit in a dark room in front of computer screen and edit. That little voice inside your head constantly asking...is this working...does this look good...is it compelling...is it my best work? Having come from a job where I had 15 other photographers to turn around and ask those questions to and get immediate feedback...I yearn for that critique, the honesty of a comrade in developer and fixer (or for the new age- a comrade in pixels) to help me improve my craft and forge my vision into a force of self expression and engagement. This will be a night to be courageous and put your images out there for peers to view, love, praise, and polish. Each image maker will bring 1 photo un-watermarked to have it critiqued by the entire group. You are encouraged to give One thing you love...One thing to improve about each photograph. Some Tips on How to Critique: Stop, Look, Understand, Critique - This is to start a dialogue not be mean or to show how much you know about photography. People are coming here to improve. Be fair, kind and direct. A Critique Is Not an Opinion Art is full of subjective quantities. It's also full of objective quantities. Focus on the latter. There's nothing wrong with expressing a personal preference, so long as it's framed as a preference and not a critique. Critiques should focus on factually based characteristics. If someone chose to color tone a photograph a certain way, you can certainly express your preference for another color palette, but you can't argue the superiority of one or another. If someone presents a blurry shot, there are objective, measurable quantities such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO that can be invoked to discuss why the shot was blurry and how it can be remedied. Also, come to the critique with an open mind. Every one has an objective opinion about art, but if 3 or more people have the same opinion it might need be taken into consideration...Too Positive or Too Negative..ignore it. Most important to consider...are you ready to have this image critiqued... If you cannot critique someones work, how can you be ready to have yours critiqued. Have courage to critique and confidence to build on your critiques. This group will of course morph and grow. Suggestions are wanted and loved. Erik Holladay-McCann will be our moderator. He will help guide and encourage the critique. We will not allow personal attacks on the image makers themselves. This is a space for caring for our fellow image makers, expanding our perfection of the craft, and most of all building a community that lifts us all to the next level in our photography. A rising tide carries all ships....

Denver Library- Sam Gary

2961 Roslyn St · Denver

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Welcome to the Front Range Photography Meetup! We are glad you joined!

The Front Range Photography Meetup organizes photo events in and around Metro Denver. Our purpose is to create fun photo activities where members can meet new friends, while learning and sharing as we go.

You will be notified of these events by email, or if you choose not to receive email you can log onto the site to view the calendar of events. (Email settings can be found under "My Profile." Please adjust them to your taste)

Fees
Membership in the Front Range Photography Group is $12/annually. Some Meetup Events are free, others will have a charge. Either way it will be plainly noted when you RSVP/ If there is food or admittance fees involved you are responsible for them. Occasionally we travel greater distances to a special location. When that occurs, some folks prefer to organize a car pool and riders should be considerate of the driver and voluntarily contribute towards gas.

Fees are typically paid online, but if you prefer to pay by cash or check that can be arranged. Just email and let us know how you would like us to handle your dues.

Monthly Online Contest Free - Included with Membership Dues
Each month we host a Themed Contest. If you are a member in good standing (i.e. dues paid) the contest is free. At year end we award 1st and 2nd place images a monetary prize. We upload images to the Monthly Contest section under "Photos" then guest judges who are all career photographers, choose the winners and provide constructive criticism. Comments on images are welcome.

Workshops

In order to grow and get better at our craft, we occasionally offer workshops. Fees will be associated with these workshops and plainly announced, so you will be aware when a fee is involved. Please also be aware of the workshop refund policy before reserving your spot.

A word about RSVP's
All Meetups require members to RSVP. Even though no fees are involved to attend, please be considerate of the Leaders. If you cannot attend, please make your RSVP reflect that.

Discussions
The Meetup site has a discussion section where you are encouraged to participate. This board is for announcing events, workshops, contests, seeking and providing advice. It is NOT to be used for spamming the group, MLM, personal interest announcements. Those will be promptly deleted with no warning. Repeat offenders will be cheerfully stoned in the town square and/or banned from the network.

Volunteers are Encouraged!
If you have a suggestion or would like to lead a Meetup, please contact us! We welcome members who are interested in leading a Meetup. You can plan it, and we will post it. Our goal is to have as many events as possible and we can't do it all alone! Don't be bashful, speak up!

Other Photography Clubs Welcome!
Since our name is Front Range, we would like to invite other Photography Clubs in the area to join this Meetup. If you are a member of a Club that would like to increased visibility for your events, please contact us. Together we can create an awesome network with activities in all corners of our region.

We look forward to meeting you at a Meetup soon!

Kristal Kraft
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