Last night I went to my weekly camera club meeting. We had some guest speakers and it was supposed to be inspirational. Unfortunately for me it was the exact opposite. *sigh* These people are apparently some of the best photographers in the UK. They win loads and loads of competitions. They’re HEAVY photoshop users. It was all too airy fairy for me. Tooo processed. There was no denying that some of their photos were fantastic but in the end you realize that they’re just fake. Now don’t get me wrong I like photoshop. It can help make a good photo better. I just felt that they’re winning awards w/ photoART not photography. If you take a photograph of a couple dancing the tango in Barcelona and pop them into a photograph of an alley in Turin is that photograpy? If you don’t like the fact that the man was walking a certain direction and you flip him around and remove any distracting objects and and and. When do you stop and when does it cross the line into photoart? Oh well it was an interesting presentation and it’s good to know what you’re up against when you enter competitions. I will be entering two photos in January.
I also met Byrney for lunch and afterwards we took some photos of the kids in her classic mini. I had a look in mind but didn’t pull it off! The kids had a blast though!! This one if my favorite. I’ll have to try it again- this time with his reflection in focus!!
PS: I know that I sound bitter and negative. I’m not really I just didn’t think that the presentation really added anything to my life. I joined the club in order to better myself and I don’t think last night did that. I’m just a bit dissapointed.