Informal and informative
On Monday evening 23rd May the club held one of its regular informal A4 critique evenings. At these anyone can submit an A4 print for a leading club member to comment on. The aim is to give feedback within a friendly and positive setting and well away from feel of formal judging. The President Steve Womack LRPS CPAGB was in the hot seat tonight and it was up to him to pick out the good points of each of the 21 prints and try to identify any improvements or changes which could help. As usual it was a friendly atmosphere and other members felt free to add their own comments, leading to quite a debate at times. With formal judging everyone has to keep quiet so this is a great opportunity for everyone, including the author, to contribute. Subjects ranged from black and white nude studies to landscapes, from street photography to church interiors. Throughout Steve gave some really helpful comments which the authors found valuable. All the prints were left on display so that during the break everyone could have a good detailed look at them and carry on the conversation.
After a break there was a presentation of the digital projected images from the recent YPU exhibition. Given that the exhibition featured the best of all the entries it was a treat and provided examples to aspire to in just about every genre of photography. An excellent informal evening all round.