BSCC met Wednesday for a motivating presentation by Greg Constantine. His presentation titled Standing Still had an interesting premise that black and white photography can be more intense, keeping the viewer engaged. Black and white photography removes all distractions, so the strength of the composition shines through. Ordinary subjects can be made extraordinary when one learns to look for texture, shape, patterns, and light. Greg suggests standing still long enough to see a great photo come into view, wait for the cloud to move into position, a person walking into an interesting view, the boat aligning with the moon. A good discussion about what makes a photo work followed Greg's presentation.
Thank you, Greg, for providing a new perspective on photography. Thanks to Jeff, Madeline and Suzanne for providing the snacks.
|Allowing for the maximum spiral, Greg positions the camera a just the right spot.|