Josh Jalbert gave a presentation on a variety of methods of obtaining images without using the digital camera. One of the methods was Cyanotype imaging, where a photosensitive liquid is painted on plain watercolor paper in a darkened room and left to dry. Objects are then placed on the paper and exposed to sunlight. The shadows from the objects create a negative silhouette image on the paper which must then be washed clean with water. As the paper dries a blue composition appears.
Here are Five Cyanotype Images from the April Homework:
We were assigned to create Fantasy Photos using layers in Photoshop, digital processing, or straight through the camera lens.
Here are the March Homework photos:
February Assignment: Your Choice
February's homework assignment was "your choice". At the January meeting, we learned what several of our members were doing. The subjects included Double exposures, Flying High, Abstracts, Street Photography, Scanning Objects, Small Camera Images and Polaroid Prints. You were to pick the topic.
Here are the February Homework Entries for "Your Choice"
November Assignment: Travel Photos
The November assignment was to send in two travel photos.
Here are the Homework Entries for Travel Photography
August assignment: Architectural Photos
The homework assignment for the August meeting was to send in two architectural photos.
Here are the Homework Entries for Architecture
June assignment: Before and After Post Processing
The homework assignment for the June 15th meeting was to send in two versions of the same photo. The first was to be the original unprocessed shot. The second, the post-processed version, showing how your digital enhancements improved upon the original.
Here are the homework entries for Post Processing
May assignment: Nature
Last month Kevin Loughlin of Wildside Nature Tours took us around the world with nature and birding photography. Our assignment for the May Meeting was to take your inspiration from his talk and send us 2 new nature photographs. Birds, frogs, lizards and all types of critters are in the mix.
Here are the homework entries for Nature
April assignment: Shoot the Night Sky
Last month Jillisa Milner taught us how to shoot the stars. Long exposures and a tripod were essential. A wide angle lens, patience, and willingness to show up at 3AM topped it off. And believe it or not, many of us showed up!
Here are the homework entries for Astro-Photography
March assignment: Take a group portrait capturing two people or more.
In last month's presentation, professional photographer Mike Force described group photography as the art of capturing at least two people who share some relationship, without giving a posed appearance. Great shots take advantage of the setting, lighting, and the connection between the individuals. As Mike explained, the photographer doesn’t “pose” the scene, but “directs” and “composes” the photo.
Here are the homework entries for group portraits:
February’s assignment was to go Impressionistic:
Using today's camera and processing software, photographers have the tools to become neo-impressionist artists, as demonstrated by January's lecturer Roger Morin. Using features such as multiple exposures, stacking, and a creative eye, images can be easily created that would make Renoir envious. Some suggestions were to try "Dream Glow" by taking two shots of the identical subject using an aperture of f/22 on the first and f/2.8 or 4 for the second. Then, using Photoshop or photogenic software, layer or blend the images on top of one another. Another suggestion was to try using the slow exposure approach, setting the shutter speed to 1/10 sec (or slower), and taking a picture while shaking or moving the camera or lens. Instructions were to be creative and experimental, and see what artistic masterpiece you can create.
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