This event is a causal meeting of photographers and models in the Orlando area to get together and discuss photography in a constructive atmosphere. The meetings cover critiques of each others work, peer tutorials on photographic tips and tricks and general photography discussions.
This event takes place on every 3rd Thursday of each month (generally) from 7-9pm. (people tend to arrive early and leave late though, check this thread to see if anyone will.)
The date for the next event is Thursday, March, 19th.
Well for our 10th OPEC we seem to have stopped our wandering caravan and found a new home... the first night there in November seemed to go over well and playing Wii Mario Kart on an 12' wide screen was a great way to end the night, lol.
The new location is in the new Orlando Photography Studio, a studio consisting of a couple of local photographers who share the space. The studio is in the back of the Altamonte Commerce Center in Altamonte Springs (see map below)... Feel free to contact people on the thread who say they are going to see if they want to go in together on some food.
311 Altamonte Commerce Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Basically at the intersection of Central Prkwy and I-4 where that big useless and solitary high rise is in Altamonte by the mall
Same time 7-9pm but of course we usually arrive early and stay later... maybe more Wii or a movie on the big screen.
You won't have a problem finding the studio... we will either have someone outside or do a cheesy balloon thing.. All are welcome to attend.
Pass the word so that everyone knows the location.
All that said...
This, folks is NOT a social event.
The critique setup is classic art school. You get up and present your works one at a time. There will be a moderator, whose job it will be to make sure everyone stays on track and to keep others from talking out of turn. The presenter will show a piece and everyone will have a chance to ask questions about it, and then present their thought-out critique of the individual images (NOT the photographer or model's work in general). Honesty is best here, but we need to keep this constructive. "That sucks," is NOT acceptable. Point out what you like about it, you don't like, etc.
The format for the event will start off with a general critique of about 5 photographs of historical or artistic importance by renowned photographers. Then will move on to a presentation of approximately 4-5 photographers or models. The critique will adjust for models due to the fact that there we are commenting on the model and NOT the quality photograph. We are still working on a good format for model critiques.
Critiques need to be constructive and tactful. A lot of emphasis is placed on the negative usage of the word critique. In that art world it is a learning tool and saying positive things about a photograph is an equal part of it as pointing out areas of improvement. If an area needs improvement try to point out possible ways of implementing it as well.
This is an open event and anyone is welcome to attend, though it's nice to announce your intentions on here instead of showing up without warning (which is still acceptable but surprising to us) The people who get to present and be critiqued are usually people who announce their desire to on here, but if you ask to be, please show up or we may not let you play with us anymore. Also, if you are unwilling to have your own work critiqued but like to show up to throw in your two cents, you may be asked to put up or shut up.
...WoW, that was cool...no pretty lights, but I clicked on the link and I was like... "BOOM"..."BAM"..."ZING"...transported magically right here to the "NEW" Official Orlando Photographic Eat & Critique thread...(OOPEC)...
Dark Angel Photography wrote: ...WoW, that was cool...no pretty lights, but I clicked on the link and I was like... "BOOM"..."BAM"..."ZING"...transported magically right here to the "NEW" Official Orlando Photographic Eat & Critique thread...(OOPEC)...
...Whoa...too cool man...
peace by transporter beam systems...
Are you serious?
We're the friggin Orlando Photographic Eat & Critique? (OPEC)?
I actually ate alot of Argentine Steak and Dutch Sloffens!!
You forgot my cookies didn't you? You are so not my new best friend.... You can have your elton john records back, I never want to see you again *throws self on debbie gibson fan club pillow and cries*
And here you thought you were the only one who could create horrific fantasy images lol.
I can make it worse. *picture me pressing the Debbie Gibson fan club pillow up to the Backstreet Boys one and pretending they are making out* Debbie is such a tramp.
Here is a frightening one for you, one of the backstreet boys actually had a crush on me when we were 11 or 12, before he was a backstreet boy. Would probably have dated, except he had been dating a friend. That's actually completely true. But here's the funny part, I had no clue he became a backstreet boy until I was 22, because I never liked them and had no clue what their names were. I almost made out with a backstreet boy, AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!