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2019 Schedule - January Topics 11 Jan 2019 11:11 #5443

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Relationships (Portraiture Click West Topic)
An image about the relationship between 2 or more people, a person/s and animal, or a person and an object.
Images that show love and happiness between people, animals or personal objects.
As a general rule when photographing relationships, you want to get nice and close to your subjects. Most of the time the background doesn't help tell the story or add to the feeling of the photo, of course there are certain times when it's important to include the background to help tell your story but usually a nice tight crop on your subjects is best.
Having your subjects nice and close always makes for a nice relationship shot. Ask your kids to hug or lean on each other, you can also tell little ones to touch cheeks if you want that super sweet close relationship shot. A gentle kiss on the cheek usually makes for a super sweet picture as well!
This also applies to pets and animals.
This is another great time to practice shooting different angles. You just simply move to create a different look.
Another tip for getting great relationship pictures is to take several shots, so take multi rapid shots to be sure to get one great shot that captures the precise emotional and close moment.

Relationship pictures are a time to ask those that are important in your life to step in front of the camera and get a quick picture with the kids and other loved ones or pets. It is so important to capture all the relationships in your children's lives.
Relationships with objects like motorbikes, cars or other objects that are dear to us will need posing to demonstrate the attachment between the person and the object.

From Above
An image taken from above, looking down on something, someone or somewhere. Taken anyhow from far away to close-up, by camera, drone or phone. (Wagin Woolerama topic)
This immediately brings to mind aerial and drone photography but it can also be approached as part of different perspective photography, looking at an image from above.
Consider the following propositions:
1. The overhead perspective also represents the view by which we are naturally positioned relative to a child; shooting down on the child (with or without allowing your own body, especially legs and feet, to extend into the scene) emphasizes your own height and size compared to the smaller/shorter position of a little one. Shooting from this perspective thereby can be used to suggest a view of the scene through a parent’s eyes. Asking a child to look up at you from this perspective is, of course, also a conventionally effective way to bring beautiful catchlights to the child’s eyes when your light source is located overhead or otherwise higher than his or her eye level.
2. Tilt your own view up – not with your camera, but simply with your eyes. Look above your own eye level to consider subjects that you might never have looked down on before. What does the scene look like from overtop your shower head? Where would you need to stand to look down upon the top of your refrigerator? Can you get high enough to shoot down on a swing set? From the top of a door frame? What other surfaces or elements exist around 7 feet or higher that you may never have considered viewing from over top?
3. Subjects and scenes take on a remarkably geometric view – often reduced to circles, squares, and lines – when you shoot directly from overhead. Think, for example, of how the land below looks from an airplane, or even how a living room layout looks in a design diagram or floor plan. It can be a challenge to photograph from an overhead perspective with precision, though; try shooting a simple coffee cup or cereal bowl from directly overhead and see if you can position your camera to be both centred and perfectly parallel to the surface in order to shoot the mouth of mug/bowl as a perfect circle.
4. Because (as just mentioned) the overhead perspective tends to reduce objects to simple geometric shapes, this position can be a wonderful way to create striking, design-inspired compositions in busy or cluttered settings. Shoot from overhead to convert a busy room into an unexpected, contemporary graphic array.
5. The birds-eye view is a classic opening shot for scenes in film. Cinematographers use this establishing shot to provide a powerful sense of the story’s setting, conveying atmosphere and setting the stage for the story or scene that is about to unfold. If you are a storytelling or documentary photographer, you can use your shot for the same purpose: to illustrate your story’s scene or character’s environment as part of a photo essay or other visual narrative.
6. Whereas getting closer and shooting at eye level often increases intimacy, the high overhead shot can minimize the subject relative to the immensity of the environment, and if a scene is otherwise empty, the effect of loneliness and isolation can also be quite powerful. In the most memorable shot of the classic film High Noon, for example, “The use of a crane shot allows us to end on a high angle extreme wide shot, making our hero look small and helpless. It also reveals his total isolation as he wanders through the deserted streets.”
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2019 Schedule - January Topics 18 Jan 2019 13:22 #5474

Our January Judges are:

Felicity Ford

Bianca Turri

See you on the 7th Feb. Remember projected images to be in by the 24th January and to bring prints ready for Wagin Interclub!
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2019 Schedule - January Topics 08 Feb 2019 09:30 #5534

Hi All

Attached is the written critique provided by Felicity Ford for our projected topic - Relationships.

If you have been awarded, remember to rename your image and upload to the Gallery so they can be considered for Image of the Year.

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2019 Schedule - January Topics 08 Feb 2019 19:52 #5542

Hi Jodie I uploaded my image across which received bronze and is in the Wagin interculturab, can someone check its correct and that is what I was suppose to do, please.
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2019 Schedule - January Topics 08 Feb 2019 22:06 #5543

HI Lina

Yep I can see it has been uploaded and looks correct to me.

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2019 Schedule - January Topics 12 Feb 2019 20:18 #5563

I have just reloaded the critique again as I have been made aware that the one previously uploaded wasn't converted to a pdf correctly.


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