Our next meeting will be on Tuesday February 13th at 6:30pm via zoom.


Capturing the right moment at the right time is just part of the process of generating a high-quality photograph others will enjoy.  Using photo editing software to make framing, lighting and other adjustments after taking a photo has become standard practice and often is key to creating an engaging picture.  On Tuesday, February 13, award-winning photography author and teacher Colleen Miniuk will do a Zoom presentation for the MDI Photo Club in which she will critique photos submitted by members and then show how photo editing using Photoshop can improve them.  Her presentation will also include a short introduction on the purpose and value of critiquing photos. 

Colleen Miniuk is a corporate-America-escapee turned full-time outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and speaker from Chandler, Arizona. Her credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways, AAA Via, National Parks Traveler, On Landscape, and a variety of other publications. After serving three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park, she authored the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How. She is also the author of Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s WildflowersSeeing the Light in Outdoor Photography, and The Current Flows: Water in the Arid West. She writes an online photography advice column called “Dear Bubbles” and leads photography workshops, women’s photography retreats (called “Sheography™”), and online sessions for camera clubs, outdoor organizations, and private clients. Check out her website at http://www.colleenminiuk.com


Following the informative presentation by our January speaker about framing photographs, our January Photo Club assignment is to make “frame-within-a-frame” images.  In this compositional technique, you place your subject inside a second frame. The first frame refers to the edge of the photograph – hence the name, frame-within-a-frame. Sub-frame is another way of calling the frame-within-a-frame technique. The sub-frame is the second frame introduced inside the edges of the photograph. Hence, a frame-within-a-frame

Here are some articles that further describe this technique with tips and suggestions.

·      https://www.photoworkout.com/frame-within-frame-photography/

·      https://www.photographyaxis.com/photography-articles/frame-within-a-frame-photography/

·      https://www.photographytalk.com/photo-composition-tips/7214-photography-composition-tip-using-a-frame-within-a-frame

Lee Friedlander, a noted and influential American photographer, often used innovative framing and reflection from the natural environment or architectural elements to frame his subjects. His images are stunning and worth a look. Filmmaker Joel Coen just recently curated an exhibit of Friedlander’s black and white images titled, “Framed”. You can view some of his fascinating images here: https://www.luhringaugustine.com/exhibitions/lee-friedlander-framed-by-joel-coen