Week 10 – Textures and Body

Stuck at Home Weekly Image

Week 9 images (Mono and Colour Popping, set by Moira) are due in by midnight tonight (Sunday 31st), details here

These will be uploaded to a new Event Album on Monday and could be discussed at the members’ Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening.

Week 10 – Textures and Body

The Week 10 the event has been set by Shannon Johnstone…

Shannon, one of our newer members, has volunteered to challenge the BCC with two themes; Textures and Body photography


Textures

The materiality of objects and/or surfaces

I have found that focusing on the textures and material of objects is often a way to add depth to an image. It can almost come “alive” and images with texture are very “moreish” and powerful, you see the image and want to reach out and touch it, you want to be there in the image. There are so many ways to interpret this because there are so many surfaces within our own homes let alone venturing outside for all the wonderful textures that face us there.  

This seemed like an interesting couple of articles on textures: 

https://expertphotography.com/texture-in-photography

www.photopedagogy.com/the-surface-of-things.html

 

Body photography

So this is maybe a bit of a strange one but we are spending a lot of time at home, many of us, I’m sure, with either just ourselves and or a handful of people. Our bodies are something that we always have but often go overlooked/under-appreciated/valued? Images that focus on the shapes of the body, the movement of the body and the lines, curves or emotions our body portray could be quite interesting and often abstract. How many of us are comfortable with our bodies, enough to photograph our own/others into even surreal photographs? Should you choose to photograph your own body there are some technical issues to overcome in how you physically take that shot.

We are not necessarily talking about “revealing images” but consider all aspects of our bodies, for instance how our hands, head, feet or arms can make abstract shapes.

Articles to look at (please be aware there are some nude images on these pages) …

https://expertphotography.com/abstract-photos-body/

https://www.magnumphotos.com/arts-culture/art/the-body-observed/


Good luck – Shannon


Submissions

Enter up to three images which can be of the same technique or a mix and match.

Your pictures to be taken during the week beginning Monday, June 1st and the closing date is Sunday, 7th June 11.59 pm. Submit to the usual PhotoEntry > Stuck At Home event.

More details on how to submit at bedfordcameraclub.co.uk/stuck-at-home-weekly-image

Optional extras…

Your Title and Comments

Optionally add additional and interesting information about your image, e.g. how you took or processed it, by adding it to the CAPTION in Lightroom (or DESCRIPTION in Photoshop) metadata field. Or send it to me in a separate email and for which image title. These will be seen with your image in the online album. Also the TITLE metadata field can be used to display your title in bold in the online album.

Critique

To request a personal critique, from one of the club’s best photographers, of one or more of your images, please email critiques@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk with the TITLE(S) of your image. The critique may be discussed at the members’ Zoom meeting on Tuesday unless you state in your email PRIVATE.

Panels

The images in the online album are now being added in the same order that you have sequenced them in PhotoEntry, i.e. image 1 of 3 will be the first image of your three in the album, image 2 will be second etc. Thus if you have a sequential “panel” of images they will appear consecutively. However, they may get split over two rows; if this is an issue let me know by email, in advance, and, if you are lucky, I will remember to isolate them into one row.

Your Opportunity to Set the Theme

Each week we are looking for a different member to set the theme. If you would like to have a go please email me and I will send you more details but basically you need to (a) select a theme that any member can take part in, even if locked at home with any type of camera, (b) a short text to describe, and possible ideas on how to approach, the theme, and (c) one to three illustrative images. I will do the rest for you.

Ian Whiting, dev@colink.co.uk