" To me , it is better to guess at how something works , experiment , fail , guess again , fail , and keep repeating that process over and over again until you either figure it out or you discover a multiplicity of other cool tricks along the way ."
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.
Head On Photo Festival
The 10th annual Head On Photo Festival is on from 4th to 19th May.
Exhibitions, workshops, seminars and artist talks at numerous venues across Sydney.
For more information visit:
Vivid Sydney Festival
Vivid Sydney will be held between Friday 24th May to Saturday 15th June.
An annual magnet for photographers, this year will feature an expanded outdoor gallery of light displays.
To plan your outing go to :
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
30 finalists of the 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize have been announced.
To view the images, follow the link:
The Mono Awards 2019
The Mono Awards is looking for the best Black and White photography from Australia and New Zealand.
Why black and white?
Because we love it and, while monochrome is as old as photography itself, we believe it is as relevant now in the age of digital as it was when Henri Cartier-Bresson was
walking the streets of Paris with a Leica rangefinder. The Mono Awards is open from
14 March until 30 June 2019, with $10,000 in cash and prizes to be won.
More information at:
Winner FIPP Mobile Phone Category 2017 'Skin Deep' - Robyn Macrea, NSW.
For more information follow the link.
Camera Gear Sales
If anyone has camera gear or magazines or anything photographically related they would like to sell/donate please contact Bill with details and we can list them in the newsletter.
FOR SALE ……………35 mm Nikon Superb lens
NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED … $ 750
COMES WITH HOYA 77MM UV HMC MULTICOATED FILTER, LENS HOOD, LENS CAP, LENS BAG ,MANUAL
Or SPECIAL OFFER ! ……Nikkor Lens AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED with NIKON D300 Body ... $795 !!!
Comes with 2 Nikon EN-EL batteries & charger,
Remote switch & cord ,1 Extreme 2GB CF card, 3 Sandisk Extreme 4GB CF cards,
User’s manual and quick reference guide. Plus David Busch’s D300 book & very comprehensive guide for D300 camera.
D300 Body only $150 [only 4667 shutter count with plenty of life left]
Lens only AF-S 24-70 f2/8 G……. $750 [ see specs above]
Phone Sue 9918 8220 [Happy to show Momento books for photo results anytime ! ]
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
One hundred images from the finalists and winners in the 2018 edition of the world's biggest wildlife photography competition.
At the Australian National Maritime Museum.
More details at:
Street Photography 1930's - 1960's
Photographs drawn from private collections documenting Sydney's busy streets shown alongside contemporary street photography by photomedia artist Anne Zahalka.
At the museum of Sydney.
More information at:
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.
Lens Calibrating for Sharp Images
Not achieving the sharpness you expect from your uber expensive new lens? The following link is a simple explanation to achieving razor sharp images through calibrating your lens to your camera.
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.
Daintree 2019 Photography Workshop
Les Walkling, Emmagen Creek 2018, Inkjet pigment print, 960mm x 1200mm
Presented by Les Walkling with Tony Hewitt , this workshop is for those wondering how to get to the next level.
19th to 26th August .
Held in the Daintree Rainforest Observatory Education and Research Centre at Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland.
All information can be found at:
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.
Sydney International Exhibition of Photography www.siep.org.au
Len Metcalf lensschool.com
Adam Williams ( for inspiration and workshops) www.australianphotographer.com
Luke Tscharke, (for great astrophotography tips and workshops) luketscharke.com
Pamela Pauline ( local fine art photographic artist ) www.pamelapauline.com
Peter Coulson (inspiration for fashion photography, great studio lighting and workshops) www.peter-coulson.com.au
Greg Benz Photography for tutorials and newsletter www.gregbenzphotography.com
Alfonso Calero www.photographytravel.net ( for travel photography workshops and one of our upcoming judges)
Leonie Barton leoniebarton.com (great for creative inspiration)
Mark Galer, Adobe Ambassador www.markgaler.com
Photoshop Cafe ( loads of free tutorials ) photoshopcafe.com
Phlearn (easy to follow tutorials, many of them are free, you don't have to subscribe ) www.phlearn.com
www.beckhamdigital.com.au (go to more , then newsletter) for some awesome tuitions. Thanks Alan for this one!
For a different perspective and inspiring photography, have a look at Erika Zolli Photography www.erikazolli.it
Just click on the links or google any of the above for more information.
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