"Photography is for me, a spontaneous impulse that comes from an ever attentive eye, which captures the moment and its eternity."
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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.
All digital images are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8.00pm on Sunday night (the day before the competition).
iPhone Photography session
with Pieter de Vries (see below for info about Piet)
$35 per person
Tuesday, December 17
Newport Bowling Club
7pm until 9pm
You are welcome to arrive earlier as the club will be open and the bar staffed.
The night's session will cover:
• explain and adjust the correct iPhone settings• how to quickly find the best camera angles
• getting the mix of shots that will make a great edit
• how to avoid the most common mistakes
Pieter de Vries ACS
Pieter is regarded as one of the leading documentary cinematographers.
His films have won numerous awards, including several Emmys and BAFTA’s. He has been awarded the Australian Cinematographer Society’s top accolade, Cinematographer of the Year.
Pieter, during a career that spans four decades, has worked in around 155 countries, including the Russian Far East, Arctic, the Antarctic, the Galapagos Islands, and for NASA in space. He’s also filmed at great depths under the sea, with director James Cameron filming the wreck of the Titanic in IMAX 3D and contributed to the much loved nature documentaries presented by Sir David Attenborough.
3 Legged Thing
Award-winning British tripod manufacturer, 3 Legged Thing announces the transformed Pro Range 2.0, featuring new versions of multi-award winning, professional tripod favourites Leo, Albert and Winston.
Building on the success of predecessors Leo, Albert and Winston, 3 Legged Thing have refined their Pro Range of tripods for greater versatility.
For a full overview visit their website.
Adobe adds RAW capture to Lightroom mobile and greater export options
Adobe has released updates for Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic, as well as a significant update to Lightroom for Windows, macOS, Android, ChromeOS, iOS and iPad OS.
Read more at
Finest frames: 8 tips for better compositions
Nick Rains , Inle Lake, Myanmar. I used a very wide angle lens and shot from mere inches above the water to lift the fisherman above the horizon so he stood out against the interesting clouds. LEICA SL (Typ 601), Super-Elmar-M 1:3.8/18 ASPH lens. 1/400s @ f4, ISO 100.
As one of the fundamentals of great image-making, composition is also one of the most challenging to master. Here’s eight techniques to push your compositions further, faster.
Read more at
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.
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.
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)
Greg Benz Photography for tutorials and newsletter www.gregbenzphotography.com
Alfonso Calero ( for travel photography workshops) www.alfonso.com.au/sydney-photography-courses/
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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