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    Exploration #10 - Adventures in Black and White

    Exploration #10: “Adventures in Black and White”

    DEADLINE - Images due by midnight June 5th.

     Black and white photographs are a very powerful way of translating the visual or emotional core of a scene or situation. This exploration is the start of that journey for those who are new to black and...

    Exploration #10: “Adventures in Black and White”

    DEADLINE - Images due by midnight June 5th.

     Black and white photographs are a very powerful way of translating the visual or emotional core of a scene or situation. This exploration is the start of that journey for those who are new to black and white photography. For others it will be an ongoing investigation and discovery.

    Black and white images use the evocative strength of the basic elements of composition, contrast, line, form, tone, texture, and shadow and also, in some cases, the impact of the human condition and social interactions.

    Black and white photography is a journey into seeing and visualizing the world in a different way. It strengthens a photographer’s decision-making by focusing the mind on evaluating the core elements of a scene and a subject’s characteristics in a single image. This increases the opportunity for translating a scene’s core attributes into a high-impact experience for the viewer.

    Shoot in RAW if your camera allows to retain the full dynamic range - otherwise shoot in the .jpg format. Post processing is encouraged but the first step of this exercise is to investigate this special form of photographic interpretation and expression. The subject matter is your choice but choose carefully for content that has the greatest potential for powerful black and white imagery.

    A limit of three images per submission in .jpg format.

    Program Objectives:

    • Built on our successful summer challenge program
    • Designed to encourage personal photographic creativity and exploration.
    • Practical explorations achievable in our Covid-19 environment.
    • Create better images by sharing your work and getting feedback.
    • Open to all OCC members at any level of experience.
    • Share personal work or participate in exercises.

    Participant information:

    • You may submit up to 3 images for this session
    • Images must be submitted to robin@imaginacorporation.com as .jpgs - any size greater than 1 mb accepted.

    DEADLINE - Images must be submitted by midnight June 5th


    Note that we will once again be utilizing our WebEx online meeting system that will allow you to use your computer or smartphone to view the presentation as well as allow you to call in for the audio and participate with questions or comments.


    If you have any questions or need any further information, please email challenges@oakvillecameraclub.com or robin@imaginacorporation.com

    We hope to see you on Tuesday June 7th

    Regards,
    Jared Fein, Challenges Director & Robin King, Education Director

    Photo credit:  Robin King

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    OCC Exploration #9 “The Power of Three”

    This Exploration is visual investigation of the concept of three.   Open to any subject matter, three (3) is the key component - three key elements explored through their form, tonal values, texture and compositional placements.

    Our brains like to see things in threes, and in simple and powerful...

    This Exploration is visual investigation of the concept of three.   Open to any subject matter, three (3) is the key component - three key elements explored through their form, tonal values, texture and compositional placements.

    Our brains like to see things in threes, and in simple and powerful arrangements. Things are generally more appealing and memorable if arranged in threes. Keep it simple of course. This is an opportunity to explore new ideas in your area of interest or in a new direction.

    Limit of three photographs per submission.

    Program Objectives:

    • Built on our successful summer challenge program
    • Designed to encourage personal photographic creativity and exploration.
    • Practical explorations achievable in our Covid-19 environment.
    • Create better images by sharing your work and getting feedback.
    • Open to all OCC members at any level of experience.
    • Share personal work or participate in exercises.

    Participant information:

    • You may submit up to 3 images for this session
    • Images must be submitted to robin@imaginacorporation.com as .jpgs - any size greater than 1 mb accepted.

    DEADLINE - Images must be submitted by midnight May16th


    Note that we will once again be utilizing our WebEx online meeting system that will allow you to use your computer or smartphone to view the presentation as well as allow you to call in for the audio and participate with questions or comments.


    If you have any questions or need any further information, please email challenges@oakvillecameraclub.com or robin@imaginacorporation.com

    We hope to see you on Tuesday May18th

    Regards,
    Robin King, Education Director & Jared Fein, Challenges Director

    Photo credit:  Robin King

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    Exploration Session #8 - Retrospection

    The theme for this Exploration is “Retrospection”

    This Exploration is an important opportunity to reflect on your photographic work through the most important images you have taken. It’s an opportunity to display your personal accomplishments and reveal the stories behind their creation. The pri...

    The theme for this Exploration is “Retrospection”

    This Exploration is an important opportunity to reflect on your photographic work through the most important images you have taken. It’s an opportunity to display your personal accomplishments and reveal the stories behind their creation. The prime focus of the session(s) will be to explain why you selected each image and why you consider these are your most successful photographs.

    The prime focus will be to learn about yourself, about your colleagues and to share your thoughts about your progress over the years. Self-reflection is an important way to clear the mind and to focus on future personal direction and explorations.

    Choose two of your photographs from any year in your portfolio of images that have the strongest visual and/or emotional impact and that you feel best illustrate your strengths and/or style as a photographer. Any subject, any level, just those most important to you.

     

    Program Objectives:

    • Built on our successful summer challenge program
    • Designed to encourage personal photographic creativity and exploration.
    • Practical explorations achievable in our Covid-19 environment.
    • Create better images by sharing your work and getting feedback.
    • Open to all OCC members at any level of experience.
    • Share personal work or participate in exercises.

    Participant information:

    • You may submit up to 2 images for this session.
    • Images must be submitted to robin@imaginacorporation.com as .jpgs - any size greater than 1 mb accepted.

    DEADLINE - Images must be submitted by midnight April 18th

     

    Note that we will once again be utilizing our WebEx online meeting system that will allow you to use your computer or smartphone to view the presentation as well as allow you to call in for the audio and participate with questions or comments.

     

    Image credit: Robin King

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    “Illuminating Glass” Exploration

    The theme for this Exploration session is “Illuminating Glass”.

    Practical, decorative and often an object of artistic creativity, glass is a medium that challenges our exploration of using light to illuminate it - inspiring us to reveal its particular transmission, reflection and refraction prop...

    The theme for this Exploration session is “Illuminating Glass”.

    Practical, decorative and often an object of artistic creativity, glass is a medium that challenges our exploration of using light to illuminate it - inspiring us to reveal its particular transmission, reflection and refraction properties.

    Chose one or two forms of glass that interest you. These might include architectural glass, stained glass, paper weights, wine glasses, figurines, artistic glass pieces, acid-etched, engraved, broken, sand blasted objects, blown glass vessels, lens balls, bowls, vases, paperweights, prisms, fiber optics, etc.

    As with the paper exploration, glass should be the primary content and any other object, person or medium should be there as a minor contrast or embellishment.

    Limit of three different approaches/images per submission.

    Program Objectives:

    • Built on our successful summer challenge program
    • Designed to encourage personal photographic creativity and exploration.
    • Practical explorations achievable in our Covid-19 environment.
    • Create better images by sharing your work and getting feedback.
    • Open to all OCC members at any level of experience.
    • Share personal work or participate in exercises.

    Participant information:

    • You may submit up to 3 images for this session
    • Images must be submitted to robin@imaginacorporation.com as .jpgs - any size greater than 1 mb accepted.

    DEADLINE - Images must be submitted by midnight March 28thth


    Note that we will once again be utilizing our WebEx online meeting system that will allow you to use your computer or smartphone to view the presentation as well as allow you to call in for the audio and participate with questions or comments.


    If you have any questions or need any further information, please email challenges@oakvillecameraclub.com or robin@imaginacorporation.com

    We hope to see you on Tuesday, March 30th

    Regards,
    Robin King, Education Director & Jared Fein, Challenges Director 

     

    Photo credit:  Robin King

    Illuminating (or shedding light on) glass

     

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