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November 2018 Program Meeting
November 9 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Focus Program Meeting – Presentation by Mark Osler on ‘Process + Feedback’
Feedback is essential in improving your photography. The problem with most feedback sessions, however, is that they often center around the review of a limited set of photographs made in a variety of circumstances.
That’s an effective approach in selecting images for a presentation or portfolio, but it is of limited value as it relates to your development as a photographer.
Great pictures are rarely the result of pointing your camera at a subject, making one picture, then moving on. Portfolio and presentation-worthy photographs are most often the result of a process of exploration and discovery.
As such, the real value is not the review and critique of a photographer’s “winners,” but of the process they rely on to generate those winners. If you can improve your process you can increase the number of winners you produce in any given situation.
The core of this program will be looking at members’ COMPLETE TAKES (no editing or post-processing) from a situation they photographed. That could be a trip to the zoo or botanic gardens, a family event or vacation, an excursion for a given purpose, or any other collection of pictures from one situation or event. Collections should have a MINIMUM of 100 pictures and a maximum of roughly 500, give or take. If 500 is not enough, members should select a CONTINUOUS set of 500 frames that is a good representation of how they approach photographing a subject or situation.
Details about submitting your collections will be emailed to members.
Mark has worked as a picture editor, staff photographer, and freelancer for nine newspapers – from weekly to metro.
In 2002, he guided the Rocky Mountain News’ photographic coverage of the wildfires that ravaged Colorado for 5 months. The comprehensive coverage earned Mark and his photo staff the 2003 Pulitzer prize for breaking news photography.
Mark’s work as a photographer and picture editor have earned him over 30 awards from the Associated Press, National Press Photographer’s Association, International Pictures of the Year and World Press Photo contests.