At the October meeting of MAPS we watched an inspiring 30 minute video, “The Joys of Nature” by Jim Richardson. This video is a part of the National Geographic series “The Masters of Photography”. In the video Jim shared his perspective on what key elements are needed to tell the story of a place or situation. He illustrated through his images how he arranges those key elements to have the viewer feel what he felt when he was capturing the image. He demonstrated how placement of elements in the image, perspective, depth-of-field and factors like time of day and the weather all blend together in the story-telling process. I was personally very inspired by the video. Additionally, I shared a very brief slide show of some of my images from my Eastern Sierra trip. After the break we viewed the challenge photos for the month which were on the subject “Focus” There were a number of very creative images shared. John
The November 2nd Meeting Challenge
The "Challenge" for this month has been, "Telling the Story". This month we are looking for at least one image of any subject you want to shoot that tells a story about the subject, place or situation. Be prepared to share the story with us as we view your image(s). Please submit up to two images with at least one of them based on the assignment. The other can be anything you would like to share. Use your imagination and be as creative as possible. I will be looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Please forward your jpeg files to me at email@example.com by November 1st to be included in the slideshow.
The November Meeting The October meeting will be on November 2nd at 6:00 pm at the Mountain Arts Community Arts Center (CAC) in the Lake Arrowhead Village below the California Thai Restaurant. With Fall color in full splendor, the educational portion of the November meeting will be devoted to techniques for getting memorable fall images. Dennis Warnesky will be doing a module called “Falling into Fall”. Hope you can all come to get some tips on telling the story of Fall. I have the feeling that the Challenge for November will be on this theme. As always, we will be viewing the "Challenge" images in the 2nd half of the meeting. Please see the "Contact Us" page to get more detail on the location Thank you to all who are participating in MAPS and see you at the next meeting.
Joe Whyte will be at Camp Paivika on Tuesdays. at 6:30 PM for the sunset shoot and dog walk. Check our Blog Page or Contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to confirm the time. This is a great opportunity for some great sunset rim views!