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Eastern Idaho Photographic Society

25 years

Lighthouse Lens

"Lighthouse Lens" © Michael Fryer, 2017

Junkyard Tired

"Tired" © Angie Roach, 2017

Positive Critiques

A Photo Critique Session
© C. Gentillon, 2017

The Eastern Idaho Photographic Society critique meetings are a way to stimulate the growth of photographic skills in our members. At each critique meeting, we ask the participant to bring as many as three digital images (sized with long side less than or equal to 1920 px) or prints (8x10 or larger) to be evaluated by other club members. We comment on what is liked about the image and also how an image might be be improved or done differently. We seek a positive critiquing session. Sometimes the images are judged on a point system from 6 to 10, where "6" indicates the photo could use some work, and "10" is "museum quality."

The critiques let photographers display their favorite pictures. The topic or "theme" for the pictures may be just "Photographer's Choice." Although such images can be brought in any time, a more specific theme is suggested for several of the other months. This practice encourages our members to photograph new and different subjects. Since these subjects may not be what the photographers would normally photograph, they challenge the photographers’ skills, creativity and imagination. Seeing how differently we each interpret the selected topic is interesting because it broadens our ideas about what other images might be available to photograph for a particular theme. Also, this practice encourages scenic photographers to shoot some still life or people pictures and people photographers to look at other parts of their viewfinder. The link below shows themes that have been used in past years.

Past Critique Themes or Topics

If possible, we would like for all the images to have been shot within the last two years; but that is not required. We encourage everyone to come and share their images with other members. Everyone benefits by the sharing of this knowledge. Even if you don’t want to show your images, please come and observe what others are doing with their cameras. Since all members see every image, we have the advantage of finding out what other images might be available for us to see in a given locality or theme. You will learn something new and exciting! Every year our membership changes enough so that there is a very fresh view of the world as seen through our photographers.