Central London Group August Meeting

There was a very good turnout for our last meeting where members were invited to submit 2 images for inclusion in an anonymous slideshow, organised and led by Katrin Nodop. Each image was subsequently discussed in terms of subject matter, composition, technical merits and emotional impact. It was generally agreed that anonymity was a positive factor – not knowing the identity of the photographer allowed us to abandon any preconceived ideas we might have had about individual styles of photography. It also enabled a more open and honest critique (possibly harsher than usual!) but hopefully we all took it in the spirit it was intended, for how can we learn and improve without constructive criticism? At the close of the meeting, images and photographers were matched up, identities revealed with some surprises and unexpected results. It was a popular evening and definitely something we will repeat, probably with photographs on a particular theme next time. Here is a selection of images that were shown on the night:


Sue Czapska


Maria Oldland


Katrin Nodop


Krystina Stimakovits


Ingrid Newton


Edith Templeton


Ariadne van de Ven


Peter Luck

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th September 2012 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. This month’s theme will be on our own personal Photographic Journey – how we reached our current stage of photographic practice and the various points along the way. This could be a very good opportunity to evaluate how your photography has progressed and how you see it evolving in the future. If you would like to show work on this theme, please bring along a maximum of 6 images which illustrate how your work has developed over time, either on a memory stick or as prints.

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