Hey everyone! Six months has just about passed since we brought up the challenge of everyone tackling a Personal Project. How is it going…? I know it is easy to get distracted, discouraged, etc. but this should be fun with no pressure. If you remember, my personal project was to take one second of video a day, with only my cell phone, and then compile these ‘seconds’ by month. I will admit I missed a couple days here and there. Below is May and you will see there is no rhyme or reason on what was used but as I watch it, it has meaning or sparks a memory to me. I did not do any color correction as well -trying to keep it easy so this is straight out of the phone. I am learning things along the way which will be shared (hopefully by others) on a post towards the end of the year. HERE is a B&H video on the importance of personal projects and I encourage everyone to give it a try and continue to learn!
Don’t forget that next month’s meeting (July 10th) is ‘No Judge July’ and will instead be a workshop. More info on that in the next post. But with our recent tutorials on street photography and portraits we asked members to take a self portrait and submit it before the next meeting. No rules! it can be serious, funny, creative, whatever as long as YOU took it of YOURSELF. HERE is a link to some crazy self portraits and HERE is a link with some additional tips. Need some advice and how to smile (Ken)? Check out the video below.
And have you heard the saying ‘go big or go home’? Well, we followed that rule and ordered a new screen to display our images. It is BIG and will make our old screen look like a 13 inch TV. Our hope is that with our growing membership, everyone will be able to enjoy the images- even from the ‘cheap seats’! It may take some time to adjust the color/contrast from projector to screen but we will get there!