Mr. Francis Wu, president of the Hong Kong Photographic Society in a talk on Photography given to Rotarians yesterday, said that an exhibition picture must contain fie essentials: the idea, concept, technique, composition and appeal.
The talk was given at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Kowloon Rotary Club held in the Peninsula Hotel.
Dealing with technique, Mr. Wu said that the picture must be technically perfect and technical possibilities do not lie only with the darkroom but on the camera as well. He added that the lens of the camera, among other things, must be taken into consideration.
He then went on to explain the uses of the camera, the exposure of the films, the technique of developing and the selection of paper.
Mary Goes Round by Francis Wu
Mr. Wu said that without composition the conception of a picture might be lop-sided adding that sometimes photographers pay too much attention with regard to the technical side.
An exhibition picture is created, Mr. Wu said, when the five essentials are present with the addition of a little imagination and alertness.
He concluded the talk with explanations on how some of his pictures were created. The talk was illustrated.