Group 98 Bulletin Board

2 threads - 5 total comments

This page is dedicated to discussions about our theme (General Photography) that are outside the scope of our monthly images.

Thread Title: Posting Images and Comments

Robert Knight   Robert Knight
There has been a debate amongst administrators about encouraging members to post images and to engage in dialogue about other members' images during the month.

In order to help in administering this group, it would help if you would let me know why you joined the group and what you hope to get out of it.

In terms of posting images each month, one suggestion was to have a monthly theme chosen by a member of the group each month to encourage us to go out and take photographs of that theme.

In relation to entering into dialogue about other images, it was noted that across all the groups there is sometimes a reluctance to comment in order not to offend the author of the image. Under the heading "Guidelines" at the top of main page there are suggestions about how to comment and there is also a course in the Education section of the main website which is free to members called "Image Analysis" that we are encouraged to join.

Please let me have your thoughts   Posted: 03/17/2021 12:19:26
Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
This is a very new group, and I'm new to this kind of discussion - what I hoped to get is exactly what I've been getting. I wanted to have the opportunity to show some of my work, and get comments on how the work could be edited differently, for different impact or effect. The group leader and members have been excellent in sharing their own edits of my work, and these have helped me a great deal. I also have enjoyed looking critically at other photos and finding words to express what is photographically attractive to me, or how I might like to see things differently. I learn from all comments about how to better my eye and my vocabulary.

With regard to having a monthly theme to get out and photograph for, this pandemic has made it all but impossible to plan a photo excursion beyond the sidewalks of my neighborhood. I suppose it would help my creativity to approach such a themed-assignment, but maybe it would be better to wait until such time as I could see beyond my nose. If it's decided to do that, I'll try to rise to the occasion!   Posted: 03/17/2021 13:22:21
Kathy Murphy   Kathy Murphy
I joined the group to get constructive feedback on how to improve my images and I feel that I have received good feedback in my few months of membership. It is so helpful to see our images through other's eyes- we are often blind to our own shortcomings...

Honestly, I'm not interested in a monthly theme approach.

Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the group,
Kathy   Posted: 03/17/2021 17:19:31
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Thank you Robert. I re-joined DDG after a long absence to deal with health issues. I enjoy the conversations that allow us to grow artistically and technically. I would not be interested in assigned topics, as there are groups dedicated to that.   Posted: 03/17/2021 18:34:42

Thread Title: Keeping Warm & Safe in Antartica

Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
I posted a picture of kayaking in Antarctica, and was asked "how do you dress to keep warm and safe in these waters". The company outfitted us with a complete dry suit and all necessary gear that worked perfectly to keep us safe, dry and warm every day. We didn't need coats, just a couple of layers of woolens. No gloves were needed, as they had neoprene hand-holds on the paddles, so we could be nimble in our photography. We even went out one afternoon in light rain and our own hats were needed to keep the rain out of our eyes. My eyeglasses could have used windshield wipers! But I was totally dry when I got back to the ship. And warm.   Posted: 12/02/2020 19:45:26

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