FROM RUGGED MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR IN ITALY TO MODERN JAPAN
Two of our most enthusiastic travellers, Georgina Wilson and Judith Shields, will talk to us about visits to very different countries, Italy and Japan.
In November 2018 Georgina visited the Japanese island of Honshu with Canon, finding a wide range of great photographic subjects from temples to snow monkeys, trainee geishas, Mount Fuji and high tech modern buildings.
In June 2019 Judith spent a week photographing in the Dolomites region of Italy. Located in the north of Italy, close to the borders of Austria and Switzerland, the Dolomites are widely regarded as among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world.
Photography as Art
The purpose of this award is to encourage photographers to lift their thinking beyond traditional photographic criteria such as sharpness towards the qualities that characterise Great Art. This is easy to say but hard to define. Ideally the image should capture something eternal, beautiful, noteworthy, striking or unusual. It would be a rare image that achieved all of these!
People looking for examples should look to the all-time great art works for inspiration. Clearly these paintings will include but not be restricted to: portraits (such as Rembrandt, Leonardo), landscapes (such as Constable, van Gogh), abstracts (such as Rothko, Kandinsky), human form (such as Ruben, Rodin), and expressionism (such as Munch, Monet).
Any amount or method of photo manipulation is acceptable, however the original image must have been taken by a camera or some other photographic process (e.g. a scanner).
The aim should be to produce an image that one would not be surprised to find hanging in the Perth Art Gallery.
STORAGE and BACKUPS
One of the most important aspects of photography is storage and backups - making sure we don't lose precious memories or images that we have laboured to create. While there are some over-riding principle there are many ways to protect your images. Five of our members - Steve Cook, Adrian Cooper, Judith Shields, Phil Arntzen and Susan vearncombe will describe their experiences with backups at home and abroad.
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