Meeting Dates & Assignments
Quarterly, there will be an assignment where the submitted photos will need to be taken within the previous 3 months of that meeting date. These are labeled Fresh. We do this to encourage our members to take photos frequently.
December 14… Exaggerated Perspective: (Fresh)
Take a Forced Perspective photo (A technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is) in color only, using 3:2 aspect ratio.
Examples…..Comic effects- Use forced perspective to make a person seem to hold a building (eg. Leaning Tower of Pisa). Exaggerate size of buildings – architectural elements are much smaller in the upper reaches of the building compared to the foundation, making it seem significantly taller than its actual height (eg. Vegas, Disney Parks highlight buildings)
January 25 … Long Exposure: This means using a long duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary element of images while blurring or obscuring the moving elements.
February 22 … Eyes (Fresh): Must be living eyes – animal or human. NO peacock feathers, plastic eyes, . . . nothing artificial.
March 22 … Ice – Open to any processing Frozen water; a brittle transparent crystalline solid.
April 26 … Silhouettes: A dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.
May 24 … Historical Buildings: This means relating to or having the character of history.
June 25 … Circles (Fresh): A round plane figure having equal distance from the center.
July 26 … Lighthouses: A tower or other structure containing a beacon light to guide ships at sea.
August 23 … Surreal Art (Fresh) – Open to any processing – Creating an image which goes beyond the physical world as we know it. Shows something that would be impossible in real life.
September 27 … Light Painting: Light painting or light drawing is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photography, either to illuminate a subject or to shine a point of light directly at the camera, or by moving the camera itself during exposure.
October 25 … Farm Animals (Fresh): Animals that are raised and kept on a farm. No dogs or cats, and no zoo animals.
November 15 … Sports: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against others for entertainment. Ballroom dancing is a sport as it is competitive; Ballet is not a sport.
December 13 … Babies/Young Children – Open to any processing – Between newborn through 12 years of age.