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Critique night

Post by danny » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:12 pm

How's about a critique night say 2nd Thursday of the month.Members to bring on the night 2 prints only, mounted as if for competition.To give new members a practice run.The same for digital entrys sized and mounted correctly for showing on cd or pen drives.The critique to be the members in the room on the night.No Silly Coments Or Derogatory Remarks..it would give members a chance to show there work instead of just the one night of Compertion. Regards Danny. :-d

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Re: Critique night

Post by John » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:20 pm

Thanks Danny. Critique nights have been under discussion, the main problem being finding space. I suppose it's great that we find more than we could possibly do to fill 48 nights a year.

There will certainly be critique nights or sessions at some point, but when is yet to be decided.
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Re: Critique night

Post by KEASLA » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:41 pm

good idea but it should be digital only as it would cost people to show there images
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Re: Critique night

Post by danny » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:02 pm

Hi Keasla can't make it digital only as some members like to Print there photos .it's upto the indivdual as to what he or she wants to show.Prints Digital or both.


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Re: Critique night

Post by mike-e » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:21 pm

Critique night are an excellent idea Danny, I wonder how practical it could be, as the club owns the building, on holding alternate nights for critique, much like we do for portraiture or workshops, Maybe those who attend would prefer a smaller more intimate audience.

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Re: Critique night

Post by paulinefisher » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:18 am

mike-e wrote:Critique night are an excellent idea Danny, I wonder how practical it could be, as the club owns the building, on holding alternate nights for critique, much like we do for portraiture or workshops, Maybe those who attend would prefer a smaller more intimate audience.
This is a really good suggestion Mike, I would be very interested in the opinions of the other members (experienced or less experienced,judges and non judges).

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Re: Critique night

Post by danny » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:06 pm

Hi Mike I see where you are coming from But No the idea is for all club members to take part ,I think if you have a small separate a gender it will get a bit elitist and would put people of participating. :]

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Re: Critique night

Post by John » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:43 pm

Competitions are one thing, and critique sessions add to that, but also the other avenues for showing images that I suggest are:

1. Post in the Images section of the ADAPS forum.
2. Post on the ADAPS Facebook page.
3. Post on ePHOTOzine and make sure we all know your username. I'll start a thread about this.
4. Make sure we have your best images to selct the external competition entries from.
5. Make sure you enter the L&CPU Annual, the details will be announced by our External Competition Secretary in the New Year.
6. Pin some photos up on the wall at the clubrooms. Feel free to do so where there's a space, but not the exhibition area where the extra rails are, we'll take them down if and when we need the space for something else.
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Re: Critique night

Post by mike-e » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:22 pm

Hi Danny
Sorry Danny, I thought you were aiming at new/newer members to have a practise run in using the critique as to gauge their standards before parading their work to the whole club. I can understand if you are suggesting everyone could attend then a separaqte evening is tricky.
I am not so sure it would be elitist, just as attending workshops or portaits are not seen as elitist (are they ? ). But I do think the face to face meeting to critique is an excellent idea, particularly for newer members.
Forums and posting online John is good but doesnt always allow for instant feedback or allow people who don't always articulate well with the written word.
Heartfelt praise or constructive criticism is much better managed face to face. I know the online suggestions are practical but not always .

Thanks Pauline, Angie said likewise, the opinions of others is hard to come by particularly if you are at the beginning of your phoographic journey, or even if you need help

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Re: Critique night

Post by danny » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:58 pm

Hi Mike as you say face to face constructive critique is what I have in mind ,Not just the picture,but does the mount complement the image is it mounted correctly.Not every one can do it on line as you point out.Also how do you know you have chosen your best image for external comps? if you have NO GUIDE LiNES.

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Re: Critique night

Post by John » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:26 pm

The last point is much easier Danny. Images for external competitions are chosen to complement each other, by the External Competition Secretary.

The L&CPU Annual is for individuals to enter, but they have to do it via the External Competition Secretary in each club. For this, you choose what you want people to see and can hope it will end up exhibited and in one of the folios.
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Re: Critique night

Post by GERRYG » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:18 pm

John would it be possible for me to book the club room for a Tuesday night, once a month, for a Critique night. It would be run by me, with help from Jared. Open to any club members, for prints and digital, prints don't need to be mounted. The idea is for me with others, critique the pictures for competition standard, and Jared will show people how to process the pictures for the best results. Also who would be interested in coming to this meeting. Gerry

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Re: Critique night

Post by John » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:00 pm

Let me have the first date Gerry and I'll check if it's free. Shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Critique night

Post by Stbourne » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:24 pm

I would be very interested in attending.

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Re: Critique night

Post by Janice Freeman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:46 am

Me too - this would be a great opportunity to learn and understand a lot more - and possibly a chance to get to chat to one or two more people. I also think that the practical nights (splash, painting with light etc) are invaluable, get you used to handling your camera and it really boosts your confidence.

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