Over the years we've had variations on this debate and Tim's recent post linked to a particularly good video which is an excellent excuse to bring it up again. You may also have seen an amazing (and rather scary) article demonstrating AI craeted photo-realistic human faces which adds another aspect to the debate. Our first meeting of 2019 will be a discussion around "Can There be Truth In Photography And Ultimately Does It Matter?".
We'll have a roundup of the interesting bits of photo news that emerged over the Holidays, a really interesting restored film of Paris in the 1890s and a bit of last minute exhibition preparation. Bring along some of the pictures you took during the break plus any new toys Father Christmas brought you and take away some extra posters to continue our exhibition publicity blitz.
Our regular fortnightly meeting at River Market is a chance to meet friends, talk photography, drool (not literally, please) over someone's new toy and share a few of your images with the Group to get some hopefully useful feedback.
An essential part of every meeting is sharing your pictures with the Group and and learning how to give and accept constructive critique from fellow members. You are encouraged to bring up to 3 images which will sometimes be in response to a current assignment or Field Trip but most often be "Open". Pictures should be in JPG format (2500 pixels on the long side is perfect) and in a single folder labelled CMPG. Please don't include other material in the folder so as to make loading them on the computer painless for Chris.
New members are particularly welcome at this New Year Meeting.
River Market is a CMPG sponsor and kindly allows us to meet at their beautiful restaurant. There is plenty of car parking and it's very close to the Night Market so transport is not too difficult to find either. We do ask that members bear in mind that the venue makes no charge for the space so ordering a drink or a meal is a polite (and expected) way of supporting them. Meeting at most other places would require a doubling of the contribution we ask you for at each meeting...