MAPS members had an opportunity to submit images for discussion. Will Clay and Chris Aquino, both with extensive photographic experience, evaluated members’ images as they would in a classroom setting. If you have attended a previous critique session by Will and Chris you know that their emphasis is not on criticism, but on providing constructive suggestions for improving your images.
Willard Clay is one of our nation’s leading landscape photographers. He has published eleven books and has contributed to numerous photographic magazines and publications. He is recognized as a leading teacher of photography and regularly conducts photographic workshops throughout the country.
Chris Aquino is an instructor in the Morton Arboretum nature photography program. He has taught classes on photography fundamentals, composition, style, photographic inspiration, and seasonal themes. He has given presentations to local camera clubs, and has led workshops together with Will Clay. He also co-wrote a chapter in Will Clay’s e-book, Opus One, focusing on the compositional element of repetition and rhythm in an image. Chris’s “day job” is teaching English at Wheaton Warrenville South High School. There he also teaches a class on cinema studies.
The Will/Chris critique program is a perennial favorite of MAPS and last night was no exception. Included below are sample images from the session. Click on any to enlarge.