Coming up this week, we have a two great presentations from our very own members, Brian Maguire & Gareth O'Cathain with a talk on "The Journey so Far". They will be giving us an insight on their photography, where it all started and the transition leading to where they are now.
I look forward to seeing you all there for plenty of support (no heckling now)
NB - The following week is a competition round and the theme is "Architecture". This is an internal competition and is open to all members.
What sort of things are we looking for?
"Architectural photography is typically created from either the exterior views of buildings, or in the interior of buildings."
Exterior architectural photography usually takes advantage of available daylight, or if performed at night, uses ambient light from adjacent street lights, landscape lights, exterior building lights, moonlight and even twilight present in the sky in all but the darkest situations.
In many cases, the landscaping surrounding a building is important to the overall composition of a photograph, and even necessary to communicate the aesthetic harmony of a building and its environment. An architectural photographer will often include flowers, trees, fountains or statues in the foreground of a composition, taking advantage of their ability to help lead the eye into the composition and to its main subject, the building.
Interior architectural photography can also be performed with ambient light transmitted through windows and skylights, as well as interior lighting fixtures. Frequently though, architectural photographers will use supplemental lighting to improve the illumination within a building. Either electronic flash "strobes" or incandescent "hot lights" can be used.
The format will be the same as any NIPA round, 1 colour print, 1 mono print and 1 PDI.
We are also hoping to get an external judge in so get shooting! Who knows there might even be a great prize up for grabs!