We have the pleasure of having Karen Burgess join us to judge our competition of Creative / Abstract.
For the definition of this subject please refer to the Club website and ensure your CORRECTLY sized digital images are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8.00pm Sunday 8th April.
The meeting will start at 7.30 and if anyone can come early to help set up it would be greatly appreciated.
Digital Image Titling
PLEASE ensure your digital images are TITLED and include your FULL NAME as per the instructions on our website. Use only lower case characters with no spaces. Use underscore in place of spaces. eg: the_shearers_ben_jones.jpg
All digital images are to be sent to email@example.com no later than 8.00pm on Sunday night (the day before the competition).
Our last meeting showed what is possible in producing your own photobook to commemorate a special occasion , a memorable holiday or anything your heart desires. The broad range of pricing and different levels of quality means there is potential for anyone to produce a book. Many thanks to all who brought in books to show and your feedback on potential pitfalls and experiences with different software was greatly appreciated. Mark's book on Carcoar showed it is possible to produce an exceptionally high quality book at a relatively affordable price compared to external software packages , albeit many hours of hard work.
FCC Topshot entries open
Entries close Friday 13th April. Entries are now open for the Federation of Camera Clubs annual Topshot competition. Full details are available at fccnsw.myphotoclub.com.au
Collectable Cameras Auction
This is one for those gear junkies who want to get their hands on some truly beautiful camera gear. Ashley Heuchan's amazing collection of rare and collectable cameras is being offered for sale through an auction in Perth. Bidding will start on April 10th and go on for 7 days to April 17th. I have always dreamed of a Hasselblad medium format film camera! Follow the attached link for details. www.collectablecameras4sale.com/
National Photographic Portrait Prize
The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The exhibition of 43 portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from 24th March until 17th June. For more information follow the link. www.portrait.gov.au
Photographing the Milky Way
It is coming around to the time of year to get out at night for some astral photography and the Milky Way. To get you started, have a look at the attached link from Aaron Dowling which gives a complete run down on how to get the best from your images.
Also for information on how to edit your images using luminosity masks Aaron has put together tutorials using his ADP PRO c3 Luminosity Mask Panel. For more information follow the link www.adppro.com/edit-milky-way/
Evening Atelier with Peter Eastway
Peter Eastway is running a series of interactive evenings of photography, inspiration and dialogue. There are 5 evenings spread out over 5 months with each evening containing completely different material. The cost is $9.95 per session and they will be held at Dee Why RSL Club. The first evening is Tuesday 20th February. For more information go to www.betterphotography.com
Sydney Harbour International & Sydney International Exhibition of Photography
The Sydney Harbour International with a closing date of 15th April 2018 and the Sydney International Exhibition of Photography with a closing date of 27th August 2018 are digital photographic competitions which grow every year and are entered by photographers from around the world. They are a wonderful way to gauge your work on a world stage and to support an Australian initiative. Len Brown, who many of you know, as he has been a welcome judge at our club many times, is the Chairperson for the exhibitions.Pleas follow the link for more details www.siep.org.au
Head On Photo Festival
Over $60,000 in cash and product. The 8th Annual Head On Photo Festival is on from the 5th to the 20th May. Festival launch weekend from Friday 4th May. This is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a diverse and often controversial photographic festival and broaden your outlook. I find spending a weekend in the city and wandering around participating galleries and finding obscure installations helps to rejuvenate the creative senses. For more information and to submit some of your own work follow the link. www.headon.com.au
Inspiration from Len Metcalf
For those who know and admire Len's work I would highly recommend you sign up to Len's daily email where he posts a recent image, on a daily basis ,to keep you motivated. To sign up , visit his website by clicking on the following link. www.lenmetcalf.com
Adam Williams Tutorials
For those wishing to improve their image making skills and learn from an awarded professional, Adam has 24 free tips on how to make your photographs truly awesome. Go to his website to find out more. www.australianphotographer.com
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Semi finalists announced. The Moran Contemporary Photographic prize has categories for adults and school students. The prize celebrates images of day to day life in Australia whether it be on the beach, mowing the lawn or tucking in to a Chiko Roll. Check out what it is all about at www.moranprizes.com.au
Not a member of our Facebook page yet? You are encouraged to join - this is the place to get lots of tips, advice and help, to see what other members are up to and be able to stay in touch between meetings. Just follow this link. www.facebook.com/groups/pittcameraclub/
On 23rd April we will have a presentation by local fine art photographer Pamela Pauline. Pamela is holding 2 workshops in April and if you are interested in learning from a truly inspirational image maker then these workshops may be of interest. For more information go to www.pamelapauline.com
Canon Light Awards Live is back
Feel up to a challenge? The Canon Light Awards Live challenge is a fun way to get the creative juices flowing. For information, go to www.canon.com.au/lightawards
Australian Photography Newsletter & the Sony World Photography Awards
To see some of the inspiring shortlisted images for the Sony World Photography Awards simply subscribe to Australian Photography e-newsletter. Their weekly newsletter is always entertaining and informative. www.australianphotography.com
Seeing in 6's
Now is the time to get your creative hats on and think about our mini portfolio style of competition " Seeing in 6's ". As discussed , you will be presenting 6 prints on a board no bigger than 500mm x 500mm in size that are cohesive or tell a story. They can be either monochrome or colour or a mix of both and can be different sizes. You can submit 2 sets of prints and critique night will be Monday August 13. We will have "Seeing in 6's " books at each meeting for you to peruse for inspiration. For any more information speak to Peter, Bill, Brian or Mark at any meeting.
Waves and Water Exhibition
Australia's love of the beach is the subject of an exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Surfers, swimmers and sunbathers are the stars of a sprawling project collecting images from the 1880's to today, focussing on both traditional and contemporary beach culture and a myriad of esteemed Australian photographers including Max Dupain, Harold Cazneaux and Roger Scott. Waves and Water is set to run until 24th June 2018. For more details follow the link www.anmm.gov.au
Les Walkling, Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken in the Daintree.
Daintree photography workshop 8th to 15 August 2018 promises to be an experience like no other. 3 extremely talented people leading a workshop in a world class venue , The Daintree Rainforest Observatory. Not a cheap workshop however I have listened to all 3 lecturing over the years and find they are all worthy of praise. This is one for serious thought if you want to take your photography to the next level and beyond. Follow the link for more information. www.swiftpage4.com/speasapage.aspx?X=2W14EH0EIRTO6EHK00ZMW3
Not comfortable with investing in Photoshop or Lightroom editing software ? Macphun Luminar is an alternative editing software package that will open raw files and the new version has supposedly overcome the slowness of older versions. For more information visit www.macphun.com/luminar
Don't forget - Momento offer a 30% discount to our financial members off their first order then all subsequent orders will receive an automatic 10% discount. Hop over to http://www.momentopro.com.au/ to sign up.
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.