The purpose of SD Photo Artists is to attract, train, and support individuals with all levels of skills from beginner through advanced that have a keen interest in advancing their photography for any reason, including having their works merit the term "fine art".
Whether the goal is to win contests, sell art, or just enjoy accomplishments in the quiet of home, the aspiring photographer who wants to know what photo art is and be able to recognize it, learn how to create it, and learn what it takes to show it, is welcome in and would benefit from this meetup.
SD Photo Artist Goals
1. Learn how to properly use your camera to get the results you want (get out of auto-mode)
2. Learn what a good photograph is and why
This includes: Viewing & discussing the works of great photographers Learning how experts decide what a good photograph is (composition, balance, etc)
3. Gently experience what others think about your photographs This learning by peer review is structured to be a positive experience, constructive, and purposely pain-free (it's not a competition)
-- How to master your camera so you can take good photos -- Composition, Creativity, & Personal Style -- Some Post-Processing (importing, cropping, processing techniques) -- Some Advanced Topics including mounting, gallery presentation, websites (WordPress), etc
FIELD TRIPS Periodically, we will schedule a field trip This may involve extra cost, but we still strive for the lowest cost possible
COST This meetup is currently free to everyone to join. Many events are free, some are charged per event.