Central London Group June Update

Our June meeting was well attended and it was good to see some new faces. The topic for discussion was Alternative Versions – how small changes to a photograph can result in different or better compositions. We were shown examples of addition of subject matter by digital manipulation, cropping in camera to tighten composition and change the emphasis, differences in depth of field, differences between colour and black and white versions, landscape and portrait formats, and the way a figure walking into the frame can change the dynamic of the image. These sometimes smallest of differences can make a huge impact on the image and its meaning, interpretation and effect. Some examples below – see which versions you prefer!


Ariadne van de Ven


Ariadne van de Ven


Hugh Look


Hugh Look


Katrin Nodop


Katrin Nodop


David Reed


David Reed


Ingrid Newton


Ingrid Newton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th July 2012 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. As the prospect of the annual LIP exhibition appears on the horizon, we will be talking about Focusing on a Theme or Project. There will also be feedback from the upcoming Working with Structures Workshop and if anyone who attended the Preparing for Exhibition workshop in June would like to come along and talk about it, we would love to hear from you. As usual if you would like to show examples of your work relating to this topic, please bring along between 6 and 12 images (depending on the number of people wishing to show work, time may be limited) either as prints, digital images on a memory stick or in book form. New members always welcome.

Comments are closed.