Raise our awareness of the treasure trove of photographic opportunities that are close at hand. Anything goes, as long as it is in the kitchen.
Phil Ramsden will be the judge for the evening.
Please refer to the club website for subject definition and ensure your correctly sized and titled digital images are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8.00 pm Sunday 6th May.
The meeting will start at 7.30 in the Pittwater RSL Auditorium
A big thank you to Alan for filling in at short notice with his presentation on panoramas, what to do and more importantly, what not to do. I picked up several handy hints and I hope others did as well.
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).
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. 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
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
Trekabout Newsletter from Mark Rayner
Alan Purnell has forwarded the following information for an informative newsletter he receives from Mark Rayner. It may be worth subscribing to as there are many useful bits and pieces for all levels of photographers.
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/
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
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.