RPS member Imma Barrera gave a tutorial on Basics of Composition. Imma commented that photos are meant to tell a story. Composition directs the viewer to the key elements of the story. Pay attention to such things as negative space, the rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, size, color and lighting to improve your composition.
First competition under the new system – fewer photos entered allowing more time for judge’s commentary. Our judge was Alan Bogard, president of the Monmouth and Manalapan Photography Clubs. The theme was Abandoned/Old. Alan pointed out that in a themed competition it is very important that the most impactful element of the image be aligned
Our new season kicked off with a lecture on Artistic Vision by Kimberly Ducoté-Schimmel. We learned about the challenges of doing commercial photography on location, as opposed to studio. Remember that it is the photographer’s job to make the ordinary look the best possible, perhaps using unusual angles or lighting. Always have your camera at
The vote was announced that we would change the schedule of lectures and competitions to make room for tutorials and critique nights designed to attract new members and improve the skills of all members. There was a lot of discussion about comments from the judges, especially their brevity when there are a lot of entries