Glenys Garnett: Creative Techniques – 21 May 2021

We were pleased to welcome Glenys Garnett for her presentation on creative techniques.

Glenys defined creativity as looking differently at the subject matter. She demonstrated how different effects can be achieved in-camera using landscapes, nature, flora, macro and abstract images as examples. Use of different lenses was advocated to achieve vignette and softness styles, and gave examples of “shoot-through” and shallow depth of field to give different soft focus effects.

We saw images created by by in-camera movement, together with double and multiple exposures, blend modes and different film simulation. Glenys showed a very artistic set of “kabegami” – Japanese wallpaper effect – images, and colourful abstract images featuring everyday objects such as a cheese grater and pastry cutter.

A very interesting and inspirational evening.