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Jells Park PhotoWalks
Photography with an Artist's Eyes
This is a series about Seeing

Norm is holding a series FREE Photowalks  (mainly in Jells Park, Wheelers Hill). The themes and photographic exercises will be loosely based on Freeman Patterson’s “Photography and the Art of Seeing”, Carl Purcell’s “Artist Brain” with a little of Max Meldrum’s “The Science of Appearance” plus some stuff from my blog posts.

See the Flickr Group JPPhotoWalk for more details and progress.

The Photowalks are totally free but please register via thr Eventbrte link in each session to ensure a place

Harsh Light
Sunday, 8th. December 2019 2:00 – 3:30 pm :: Meet at Madeline’s Cafe, Jells Park

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, Should Photographers?

Well the myth is that serious photographers shouldn’t! The harshness (strong shadows) intensity of the light and featureless blue sky, usually resulting in a very flat (often greyish and that washed out look) if not blown out image or large murky pools of darkness where facial features should have been. Artist like shadows they give form and structure. The impressionist found shadows also hold colour and often the most vivid colours on a bright day are in the part shade. Glare can be reduced with a polarizing filter (sun glasses for your camera) and shadows can in filled in for close subject with make shift reflectors or fill flash. A bit of revision on dynamic range retaining colour & detail in shadows and avoiding blown out highlights, all with that rich blue Australian summer sky.

Please register via Eventbrite to ensure a place
Birds & Golden Light
Wednesday, 5th. February 2020 6:30 – 8:30 pm :: Meet at Northern Carpark of the Oaks Picnic Ground, Jells Park (off Ferntree Gully Rd.)

Please note the later timing of this photowalk.
After the harsh summer light this will be an opportunity for gentler golden hour lighting, hopefully with the opportunity of photographing some smaller birds out feeding in the last rays of sunlight, and the larger waterbirds swooping in to settle in around the lake. With the softer evening light, reflections on the lake may also be very photogenic.

Please register via Eventbrite to ensure a place
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