What Makes a Good Photograph
Anyone can take pictures. Whether it’s with a smartphone or a camera, just set it to AUTO, snap away, and 95% of the time, the images will be in focus and perfectly exposed. But the camera equally records everything in its field of view – it doesn’t know what you’re seeing or why you’re taking the photo, so the results may be photographs that more often than not are mediocre at best. In this workshop, we cover the basics of perception, composition, structure and camera settings to help you consistently get good, and even great photographs.
At the end of the workshop, as time allows, we’ll review photographs that participants bring in.
Bob Solosko started in photography 60 years ago when, as a young teenager, a relative gave him his old camera and when he learned darkroom techniques - he’s been an active photographer ever since. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries, banks and hospitals in Western Massachusetts and are in a number of private collections. In April 2018 he was featured in the Art Maker column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. He’s an Adobe Lightroom Certified Expert and he teaches photography, camera handling, and Lightroom and Photoshop.
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