First lets catch up on one issue left hanging in the air from the last posting.
Guardian March Assignment
This was to provide six images of things found in the environment. If you go to my Flickr site you will find what I submitted. The April assignment was 'A journey' I didn't put anything in for that. This month, May, 'Conceptual Photography - This month we want you to get imaginative by producing a set of images that convey an idea' and I am still thinking about it.
The Grampian Eye competition was held on 28th April. You can find out how Fraserburgh Photographic Society got on by looking at the News page. Duncan McEwan, the competition judge gave an illustrated talk on Landscape Photography. There were a few things I picked up from what he said.
1) A Landscape does not have to be in landscape, it can be successful in portrait mode as well.
2) A landscape does not have to include large lumps of sky.
3) As well as looking for the 'big picture' try looking for interesting landscape detail.
Here are some of my attempts to pick up on these points
Fraserburgh Photographic Society AGM
It was the AGM on 12th April and I was elected as the press agent. So I am the one that tells the Fraserburgh Herald what the Society is doing. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. One story I want to run at some time is about how successful this web site is, One way of doing that is to publish some user statistics for instance in the first 10 days of May there was an average of 30 unique visitors to the site a day. It would be useful if blog readers could post some massages about the blog and the site so that I could try to get the Frasrburgh Herald to publish some quotes
Out and About
I have been out and about a bit recently. Here is a selection of images.
I'm Mike, I am the (Self appointed!) web master for Fraserburgh Photographic Society (FPS). I started taking photography seriously a couple of years ago and joined Fraserburgh Photographic Society