Is proper lighting of subjects something you want to master?
Come along to our next meeting on Monday 18th February where we will have Malcolm Fackender guide us in successful photographic lighting practices.
Please bring your camera , flash gear and manual and any other lighting gear you may use or want to learn more about.
The evening will start at 7.30pm in the Pittwater RSL auditorium.
" A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they'll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won't do a thing for you if you don't have anything in your head or in your heart ." Arnold Newman
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8.00pm on Sunday night (the day before the competition).
Need some inspiration for your smart phone photography? The 8th Annual Mobile Photography Awards winners have been announced. Follow the attached link to be mesmerized by some truly awesome imagery, all created with mobile devices.
Aperture Australia is THE annual conference to attend if you're committed to sharpening your craft and connections. A $200 discount is offered to AIPP members attending the Aperture Photography Conference this year.
Held over one intensive weekend in the heart of Sydney, those on the guest list can access firsthand advice from influential and award-winning Australian and International photographers who have made waves with their work internationally. As pioneers in their respective fields, Aperture's featured photographers will showcase the raw stories behind their most iconic shots to inspire your own approach to the profession. A thought-provoking and creative gathering.
SPEAKERS Ami Vitale – Nat Geo Photojournalist Stephen Dupont – Conflict Photographer Ray Collins – Oceanic Photographer Tamara Dean – Digital Photographic Artist Christian Fletcher – Australian Landscape Icon
Carve your future behind the lens. Be part of Australia's premier immersive weekend of photography at the International Convention Centre Sydney on 22-23 June 2019.
Head On Photo Awards
ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 3RD FEBRUARY The Head On Photo Festival is happening again in 2019 with $60,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. For more information follow the link. www.headon.com.au/awards
Image credit Tariq Zaidi
The Australian Weather Calendar photo competition. Every year people send us hundreds of photos of weather from around Australia and its territories, hoping theirs could feature in Australia’s bestselling weather calendar. The winning images will spend the next year hanging in nearly 70 000 homes and offices across Australia and the world. Our judges are looking for high-quality shots (they need to be sharp when enlarged and reproduced) that capture weather in a unique, spectacular or visually appealing manner. The judges choose photos for their creativity and aesthetics, the weather phenomena shown and some other factors—for example, we try to feature photos from as many parts of Australia and its territories as we can. We're looking for real images of weather, with as little editing or enhancement as possible. We ask finalists for the 'raw' (unedited, unprocessed) files from their cameras, which shouldn't look wildly different from what they entered into the competition. Technical experts scrutinise images to ensure only the most authentic photos make it into the calendar. Entries for each year's photo competition open on 1 July and close on 31 March. Read the full conditions of entry at www.bom.gov.au/calendar/contest.
LaCie DJI Copilot
Double Copies On-Location. Make a backup of your backup with the DJI Copilot. There’s more to the DJI Copilot than meets the eye because even without a laptop, you can make multiple backups to multiple external drives, all with the DJI BOSS app on your smartphone or tablet! LaCie’s DJI Copilot is a complete backup solution without a computer. It means that no matter where you are, you can quickly insert an SD card into the DJI Copilot and make a copy of your files. You don’t need to turn on your laptop. You don’t need an external power supply. And you don’t need a smartphone or tablet either, but if you happened to have one nearby, there’s a lot more you can do with the DJI Copilot and the Copilot BOSS app. The DJI Copilot is a BOSS (Backup On- Set Solution) device with 2TB capacity, an SD card slot and two USB ports so you can copy files directly from your memory cards or the camera.
Review and Select A further connection allows you to connect the DJI Copilot to your smartphone or tablet with a cable (three different connectors are supplied, so you’ll have no trouble attaching your device). The advantage of connecting the DJI Copilot to your phone or tablet is that the Copilot BOSS app gives you even more control over your files, using the device’s LCD screen. The Copilot BOSS app will let you view your files, play your videos, rename files and even delete files you don’t want.
Make more Copies What might not be immediately obvious is that the DJI Copilot can also copy your backed-up files to another hard drive, like a LaCie Rugged, for example. This means there is no limit to the number of backup and archive copies you can create, all out on location, all without a laptop. Using the USB Type A port, plug in the other hard drive to the DJI Copilot and you will see it recognised by the Copilot BOSS app on your device. Now, select the folders or files you want to copy on the DJI Copilot, and then choose the folder on your other drive where you want the files to end up. Sensibly the app doesn’t need to be connected to the internet to work.
Like LaCie’s Rugged range of portable drives, the DJI Copilot is splash resistant, dust resistant and drop resistant, so it will handle tough use out on location. It includes a rechargeable power supply and can also act as a phone charger if required – you see, LaCie really has thought about everything, including a three-year warranty! For more information, visit www.lacie.com, a specialist photo supplier or better computer suppliers Australia-wide.
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/
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. email@example.com
Moran Arts Foundation
Will 2019 be your year to win? The total prize pool for the 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize is $100,000 with the winner to be awarded $50,000 and each finalist $1,000. School students can also enter with generous prizes for both winners and their schools.
So what does living in Australia mean to you? We're looking for photographs of life in Australia; places, people and lifestyle that make our lovable country quintessentially Australian. It may be a landscape, portrait or action shot but above all else tell a story of how you experience living in Australia. Entries close Wednesday 6th March. For more information follow the attached link.
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
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.
Famed photography collective Magnum photos are soon to launch their first online course for street photographers. For further information follow the link. www.magnumphotos.com/
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.
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