Our 10th meeting will take place on August 10th at 6:30 in Downtown Fayetteville at the Cameo/Rude Awakening. Our meeting will be a “Photowalk” around downtown. A photowalk is how it sounds, photographs as you walk. Photowalks are a creative outlet for photogs around the world.
Photowalks can be specific or completely organic in the material you are trying to capture. You can walk and take a variety of pictures or have a specific topic in mind and capture its essence in entirety. I personally like the latter, not the former. For example, the last manna photography group(about a year ago) we did a photo walk for textures and lines. Therefore we only took pictures of textures and lines and tried to exhaust all possibilites (which is impossible but a good goal). It stretches your creativity and makes you view the photographic world around you with a different perspective.
For our meeting on the 10th I want you to pick one of the below topics and only capture pictures on that topic. Find subjects, shoot a lot of pictures of each, and then find other ones. Walk by yourself, with a partner, with music, or however you desire. The only rule is to have fun and make great pictures. I say make pictures because you should be controlling the camera and not have the camera control you.
Topics: TEXTURES, LINES, PATTERNS, CURVES,METAL, STRONG, BOLD, ABSTRACT, NATURAL, MANMADE, SMALL, BIG, CONCRETE, PEOPLE, DARK, LIGHT, CARS.
Tips on creativity: Get low, get high, tilt the camera, get in close, use reflections, frame the subject, use blur artistically, overexpose on purpose, underexpose on purpose, shoot to tell a story, normal is often boring