Round table evening - 1st March 2012

13th February 2012
The club frequently get requests for evenings where members can get peer and ‘expert’ criticism or their works. We also know that members want help and training on photographing tools and techniques. We hope this evening will fulfil both those needs.

The room will be laid out into a number of tables with chairs around (large tables formed by placing 2 or 3 together). At each of the tables will be a host - either a judge or an expert in some tool or technique.

Members present will need to divide themselves among the tables at the beginning of the evening.

We encourage members to change tables throughout the evening. For example, you may want to have one image looked at by more than one judge. There’s no reason the tables cannot continue through the tea break. Hosts may themselves take a break to be a participant of another table.

Subject to demand, we will have the following tables:

Image feedback tables

A chance to have your images critiqued and discussed by fellow club members, chaired and steered by an SPA accredited judge. An opportunity to get 1:1 feedback from SPA judges, and fellow club members.

Every member, in turn, will be able to show an image (or perhaps a small number of related images such as a panel) to be discussed by the group round the table, chaired by the accredited judge. It is to be expected that the judge would give their ‘official’ opinion, with maybe the score they would give it if a competition. Everyone round the table will be encouraged to discuss the image and compare and contrast their views and opinions.

After a member has had an image discussed, another member round the table will have a turn at presenting one of their images, and so on. The evening will rely on members being polite and not hogging the table.

To participate you will need to bring either prints, or images on a USB stick in jpeg format. Make sure any stick is virus-free.

Tools and technique tables
A chance to ask questions about photographic fundamentals or image processing tools. We envisage having the following tables where you can have one-to-one training.
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Camera usage (bring your camera)
  • Photographic theory (aperture, shutter speed, depth-of-field,

Composition discussion
A general, hosted, discussion on image composition.

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