Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2008
"When I look at pictures I have made, I have forgotten what I saw in front of the camera and respond only to what I am seeing in the photographs."
- Minor White
February & March Classes
NEW:Basic Lighting (Saturdays in March)
Wedding Photography I (March ’09) (Class full)
Fundamentals of Photography Downtown Indy, & Carmel Locations (April ’09)
Experience Booster Downtown Indy (Various Locations) (April ’09)
Travel Photography… Planning for Spring Break, Pt. 2
Get those clocks ready… the time change is happening soon! We’re only a few weeks away from spring and with spring typically comes vacations. From last week, remember that good travel photography begins now, in the planning phase. Here are a few more items that may be helpful if put on a checklist for preparation:
- Research: Do an internet search for local activities (typically found on news or event website’s) before you leave. Look for festivals, parades or celebrations. These will typically offer a great insight to the local life and colors.
- Memory Cards: consider carrying multiple memory cards. Four 2-gigabyte cards are better than one 8-gigabyte card. Why? Because if the card goes bad or is misplaced, you may lose one or two days-worth of photos, not the entire vacation.
- Filters: vacations are a fantastic time for polarizer filters. If your vacation involves water at all (the beach, fishing, hiking, etc.). They cut reflections just like polarized sunglasses.
If flying, prepare your carry-on: It’s never a good idea to check bags full of expensive equipment, unless locked and insured. If you have just a few items, consider including them with your carry-on luggage. This way you’ll be sure to have them as soon as you arrive, and can practice out-the-window flight shots. Here’s a great article regarding carry-on luggage and photography equipment: http://photo.net/photo/nature/carryon
Lastly, join the Indy Photo Coach Flickr group!
We want to see and comment on your vacation photos!
• Upcoming Events
NEW: April ’09: Local Winery Commercial Photography Workshop
NEW: April ’09: HDR Photography
April ’09: Susan Komen Race For The Cure – Photojournalism Workshop
May ’09: Indy Mini Marathon / 500 Festival Photojournalism Workshop
August ’09: Indy Photo Coach @ the State Fair
TBA: Indy Photo Coach "Before & After"
TBA: Wedding Photography II, III
New classes are being planned… keep posted!
• Flickr Group Pool
Upload your best shots and comment on other Indianapolis photographers’ work. Be inspired.
Photo by TJ McAfoos
Photo by RGEEBLUES
Photo Highlights From Flickr
This week from the IPC Flickr Group:
Assignments: Designed to help you exercise your creativity and see everyday life differently.
Photo by Paul Everett
Assignment: Ice: Icicles, frozen trees, etc. Focus on composition using ice.
Assignment: Mirrors: Reflections are great to experiment with… What’s yours look like?
Assignment: Water: With water as your subject, show us your best shots of H2O
Assignment: Fire: ‘Tis the season for fireplaces, hot cocoa, & chimneys. Use those great creative skills for a shot of some sort of fire. Fireplaces, candles, matches, campfires, etc. Just don’t get hurt!
Assignment: Advertisement: Post a photo that looks like it could be used in an ad for a product or service.
Alphabet "S": Create a photo that shows an "S" shape without showing text.
"Full": Show your visual interpretation of the word "Full"
Simplicity: Compose a very simple shot.
Beloved Object: Show us something that means alot to you.
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