Dave is a skilled and experienced photographer with a wide range of areas of expertise including still life, portraiture, landscape, smoke art as well as wedding photography.
Members of the club had been invited to submit up to 2 images anonymously to a nominated adjudicator who stripped all data from the image which may identify the photographer before submitting them to Dave for his consideration.
Before he began, Dave reiterated that a critique is not a photography competition but rather a method of disciplined, systematic analysis of a photograph. It is not, nor is it intended to be a criticism or a negative review. It is one person's assessment of the image.
As has proved to be a feature of these evenings, the images offered turned out to be a real mixed bag.
Dave began the discussion on each image with his initial thoughts on the subject matter, composition and where appropriate, the processing of the image.
He then moved on to discussing the image with the offering alternatives that could be considered on approaching to the subject including the use of Lightroom/Photoshop which he ustilised to demonstrate his point.
It is a recognition of the respect that the membership have of Dave’s ability that no feathers were ruffled, however that did not prevent some humorous, lively and friendly banter.
All in all, another successful evening demonstrated by the high attendance and the appreciation shown at the meeting’s close.