Some of Our Previous Speakers
"Dream • Believe • Create"
Finding Artistic Development
Sahm Doherty-Sefton will share her thoughts on our submissions. Sahm has been a long time supporter of the club.
Assignment to Members
Every picture tells a story. At Least it should.
Last month the theme was to use shape and form to emphasize your subject. The next step in what TCC is trying to get across this year is for you to present your subject in a way that tells a story – that helps the viewer see what your photo is about, what you are trying to say.
Emphasis will be on the story, so mood, feeling, atmosphere, mystery will be key. Technical perfection isn’t the objective here. Although if you deliver both, that will be great!
The genre is open, so any photo of people, landscape, architecture, wildlife, etc., is appropriate. We encourage you to shoot fresh, but if you want to share one of your Golden Oldies, OK.
Background for the Assignment from the video presentation:
David duChemin’s presentation THE HEART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH
IS THE PHOTOGRAPH GOOD?
GOOD IS A MOVING TARGET
GOOD FOR WHOM?
IS IT YOURS?
WE CAN DO BETTER THAN GOOD
WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY?
WHAT IS THIS PHOTOGRAPH ABOUT?
“DON’T TELL ME THE MOON IS SHINING; SHOW ME THE GLINT OF LIGHT ON BROKEN GLASS.”
~ ANTON CHEKHOV
“PAINT THE FLYING SPIRIT OF THE BIRD RATHER THAN ITS FEATHERS.”
~ ROBERT HENRI
“DON’T SHOOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, SHOOT WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.”
~ DAVID ALAN HARVEY
THE HEART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH IS THE SUBJECT’S BEST EXPRESSION
WHAT IS THE LIGHT DOING?
WHEN IS THE MOMENT?
WHAT’S MY POV/PERSPECTIVE?
CAN I GO DEEPER?
WHAT DOES MY LENS SAY?
WHAT’S THE ENERGY?
WHERE IS THE CONTRAST?