July Theme – Emotion

Forums Monthly Theme July Theme – Emotion

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    Pete Robinson
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    The theme for June is now closed

    The theme for July is

    Emotion

    The last few subjects for the monthly theme may have been to simplistic for some members so this month I’m making it a bit more challenging. The subject is emotion which is all about capturing a moment in time and conveying the emotion to the viewer. It could be a happy or sad moment. A image showing fear, anger or delight. We see can regularly see these scenes, but how often do we record them? The image doesn’t have to be technically perfect, it’s all about the feeling it gives. It’s a memory for us to look back on and recall. Use your imagination. Test your reflexes and camera skills and show us what you can do.

    I’ve found an excellent video explaining capturing emotion. It’s well worth viewing even if you don’t want to enter.

    fstoppers video on photographing emotion

    ALC also has some good advice

    Thank you everyone who contributed to last months theme.

    To upload your pictures login and open the Forum post. Please do not use the attachments button. Ensure the ‘Visual’ tab is selected and not the ‘Text’ tab. Then click on the right hand icon in the edit menu that looks like a picture of a mountain. It’s best to resize your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 680px at 72ppi, but the upload dialogue box has a resize option.

    The ‘Upload Picture’ icon will load a dialogue box. Click on the magnifying box icon to navigate to your picture on your device. Wait until the source text is displayed, then if you want to resize it enter the long side number of pixels in the first field of the dimensions field. Then click OK. It’s not as complicated as it sounds!

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.

    #19013

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    I’ll kick of this month’s theme with a couple of photos from my archives. I was in the right place at the right time to record the look of horror on the lady rugby players face. It’s far from technically perfect, but it caught the moment.

    This one was taken at the Manchester Carnival and was a bit easier to take. It captures a moment of joy. I converted it to black and white to remove the distracting colours.

    Just one more showing happiness. It’s good to see people enjoying themselves and showing it.

    #19059

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    Probably the easiest emotion to capture is happiness. People like to smile and be seen smiling. I think we must all have a few photos of people smiling, but it’s more rewarding when you capture a spontaneous smile. I took one at Crewe’s recent TrAction event. Have you any photos of people smiling?

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