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Black & White Critique Group (Assignment: Tradition)

  • 4 days ago · 6:30 PM
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This is a small group that meets biweekly with the intention of improving our photography with more focused, in-depth feedback on our images. Whether we are building a portfolio, submitting images to an exhibit or publication, or just want to improve our photography, honest feedback is an excellent way to grow as a photographer.

The small group gives us a chance to spend a little more time on each image, and discuss what works, what doesn't, or how the image might be improved. This will also allow the participants to get to know each other better, as well as build trust in everyone's feedback. Everyone who is part of the group is expected to share images and give feedback.

Each week there will be an assignment (announced at the previous meeting) that is intended to get everyone out shooting new images. It is easy to search through our archives to "find something that will work" but in order to grow as photographers, we need to get out and shoot!

Something to think about while you are out shooting... "Why am I photographing this? What drew me to this scene / story?"  We want to challenge you to try something outside your comfort zone.

Assignment themes may be interpreted however you wish (that's part of the fun) but the images should be new work, and must be black & white. Please bring 2-3 images (max) on a flash drive to share with the group.

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  • Gregg P.

    Something came up, so unfortunately, I couldn't make it. Hopefully, next time.

    4 days ago

  • Sharkey

    Looks like a lot of new people tonight! Please read my response to William below. Everyone should bring three B&W images on a flash drive, and be ready to participate in the discussions. Our assignment for tonight is "tradition." See you all tonight!

    4 days ago

  • Janelle

    SOrry folks not going to make this tonight. I'll try to post a couple photos tho. Enjoy!

    4 days ago

  • William N.

    I've been a long time member of PhotoMidwest and am looking for something different. I hope to find out more about you-all.

    1 · November 30

    • Sharkey

      Welcome! This group is similar to the PMW B&W group in that we share and discuss each other's images. What is different is that we shoot to a new theme / assignment every other week. We discourage people from sifting through their archives, looking for something that fits the theme. We focus on new work that has been shot in the last month or so. My hope is that the assignments inspire everyone to get out shooting. Another small difference is that because we limit the group size to 12, we expect everyone to participate and share images. This ensures that everyone gets involved in the discussion. Please bring up to three B&W images to share. Our theme this week is "tradition." We look forward to having you!

      November 30

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