ROUND ROBIN PRESENTATIONS

As members we try to move beyond the simple snap.  We seek out opportunities to create remarkable photographs, assembling elements in front of us to produce a particular look, that leaves the viewer with a sense of awe. The round-robin reviews provide an opportunity to have feedback on how effectively this has been achieved. 

 

FOR THE PRESENTER

About 4 to 8 images are required on your laptop.  If you prefer you can present prints, any size or quality.  Ideally the images should have a single theme or style.  

 

The images need not be your best ever.  Often it is more informative for you to include images where you need feedback. This is a learning process where you receive comments and suggestions.

 

When you present, you are not expected to introduce or explain your work. At the end of the review you may wish to discuss the viewers interpretation.   

 

At the beginning, you should quickly flick through the images to let the viewers see what they will be discussing.  Say 2-3 seconds per slide.  If necessary repeat it twice. Comments like, “You will be seeing 6 images”, are acceptable, but you should not try to explain why or how you took the images.

 

After the quick flick through, you should select the image where you want the greatest feedback. Present in an order to suit yourself.  But do not be surprised if all of the images can not be presented.

 

Art is complex and personal. You need not agree with all the comments, but over a time we hope you will find the majority of comments useful.

 

FOR THE VIEWER

As photographers we see something that looks worthwhile and we capture our interpretation. But art is where we share the image with others and wonder what they see in it. While we may be good at capturing the round-robin review gives us a chance to interpret what we see on other peoples interpretations.

 

Amongst the art world, there is a commonality in looking and reviewing art.

The first step is to see what is in the picture and to understand why the image was captured.

The second step is to see the elements that build up the image. The elements, being terms used to describe art such as, line, texture, composition…..

The third step determines if the image is effective.

 

Using this approach would will find that you become far more confident at discussing an image, but you will also find new meaning in how you take pictures.

 

You will be put into groups and your leader well encourage you to participate as you move around the room. When groups are asked to move to another presenter…. please move immediately. Don’r be surprised if your group can not see all presenters.

 

 

FOR THE TEAM LEADER

Expect to lead the review of the first few images, but encourage others to participate as much as possible.

 

Use the Three step approach, to review. 

 

Don’t allow the presenter to start by introduce his work. However you may involve the photographer during the review process by asking why he did not use something more effectively, as a kindly way to see a new perspective

 

Keep the discussion on interpreting the elements and their effectiveness. Avoid criticisms where no reason can be given.

 

 

Ensure your group moves when asked,