We were discussing the new theme for the first part of the year at the last meeting and seeing as it’s winter, it has been suggested (so I decided) that the theme should be “Winter”. I know, I know – – – – groan, yuck, how original etc., but a winter theme holds great, and I must say, unlimited possibilities.
It can be anything from icicles to tricycles, …….. snow to your uncle Joe, ……… barns, biffys, or bivouacs, ………. anything goes, indoors or outdoors (well almost anything!). All of you certainly have the imagination and, by the look of the “Autumn Theme” images, the skill to come up with something great.
Remember to use what you have or are learning concerning composition, exposure and lighting along with your Photoshop skills. Backgrounds are an important consideration along with careful positioning of your camera and proper positioning of your subject in achieving an interesting composition. Try to get it right in camera, this will save a lot of time in Photoshop and will give you a better finished image in the end. Remember the old saying, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear” or in other words “you can’t fix everything in Photoshop”
Of course # 1 on the list should be a properly focused image. Meaning, that if the image was supposed to be sharp, that it is sharp, and if it was supposed to be out of focus, that it is out of focus in the proper places.
Hope you all have fun with this! 🙂
PS: Try some Black & White photography to emphasize shapes and lines.
The Long Shadows of Winter
Black and White