Learning from Masters

Learning from the Masters is an informal discussion group where a member introduces a photographer - or genre - that inspires him/her. This is followed by a group discussion. The setting is informal – drinks and eats served - and there are no rules about the photographer “master” that may be introduced. The master may be old, modern, classic, avant garde, well-known, unknown and the member may use any medium for the introduction, whether a video, slide show, printed images, library books etc.

10 October meeting: We’ll have a double-bill.

Appetiser for Obie Oberholzer: Obie’s presentation hosted by CTPS at CPUT on November 5th has attracted plenty of interest and to whet the appetite further, we’ll be showing a few short videos introducing the quirky Obie and some of his iconic photographs.

We’ll focus on his portraits, to set the stage for:

The Sanlam Portrait Competition winners: whether using a paint brush or a camera, the basic principles of mastering the art of portraiture are the same. Thanks to a tip-off from Andre Mouton we’ll show two short videos of two judges explaining why the top five portraits got their vote – as well as the Top 40 entries that can be seen at Rust en Vrede. And then talk about what constitutes a good portrait – and how several of these art works look like photographs.

Group meeting times: The group meets every second Tuesday of the month 6:30 for 7 pm

Venue:  22 Rocklands Avenue, Vredehoek (close to town).

To join: all CTPS members (and guests) welcome - please contact coordinator Trudi du Toit on 082 572 6127 or trudi@sportstrader.co.za