This past month, our members submitted photos on the theme of “Old & New”. Twenty-six of our members submitted photos. That is just great! As you see below, there were many different interpretations of this intriguing theme. That’s one of the things that makes our club so interesting and fun. Enjoy!
The 2018-2019 season of the Landlovers Photography Club is in full swing. Since kicking things off in October, we’ve had great meetings, really interesting guest speakers, wonderful photos taken by our members for our Monthly Assignment Photo Galleries, and a Winter Social and Group Photo Shoot at Delegal Marina (Check out the photo on the right.) And ten new members joined our Club. Welcome!
At our meeting on January 15, our Club Co-Leader, Amy Collings, gave a talk on the “Evolution of Travel Photography”. It was fascinating to see the earliest travel photos taken in the mid-19th century with cameras so big and heavy they needed to be moved around on wheels! And then to see how travel photos slowly changed over the years from flat, generally uninteresting compositions to beautifully composed images used in travelogues and published in books was really interesting. Thanks, Amy!
For those of you not familiar with our club, for the last five years The Landlovers Photography Club has been helping our members, who range from beginners to experts, improve their skills and enjoy photography in a friendly, supportive group setting. To join us, you must first be a member of The Landings Landlovers. Once you join Landlovers, you can join our club for just $20 for the year, which goes to special events, group outings, and photography resources that any of our members can use for free. You do not have to pay to attend your first meeting. Come join us and, if you like what you see, you can pay us then. We hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 3:45PM at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.
Our photo assignment for this month was “New Perspectives”. When looking for interesting images to photograph, it is important to realize that the best shots are not always in front of you. They are often behind you, to the side, or over your head. So to help hone their photographer’s eye, we asked our members to take pictures from unusual angles or perspectives, e.g., different vantage points; shooting from below or underneath a subject; shooting from above or on top of a subject; shooting from behind instead of head-on; shooting from ground level; etc.. In other words, just go out there, be observant and be creative. We think you will agree that they came up with some very interesting results.
This month, our members were asked to submit photos that were NOT taken on Skidaway Island. They were told to look for interesting, different and creative images; images that told a story. So, from the north side of the Skidaway Bridge to Cambodia, we think you’ll agree that our members did capture some wonderful images “across the bridge”.
This month’s assignment was to submit a photo that either tells a story or for which there is an interesting story about how the photo came to be taken. I think you’ll agree that our members’ photos tell some very interesting stories…
This month’s assignment was to submit photos where the color red is an integral element of the image or contributes to the overall artistic impact of the image. Lots of interesting and different photos from our members.