Our next meeting is a competition night on Monday 4th March.
The subject is Australian Landscape/Seascape which is being judged by Alan Purnell.
For the subject definition please refer to the Club website under rules and definitions.
Correctly sized digital images MUST be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8.00pm Sunday 3rd March.
For further information on how to correctly size digital images for club competitions please refer to the Club website under program and resources where you will find full instructions.
The evening will start at 7.30 pm in the Pittwater RSL Club auditorium.
" Allow yourself the freedom to step away from perfection because it is only then that you can find success." Chase Jarvis
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).
Epson P600 Printer Giveaway
Our presentation "Preparing Images for Printing" on Monday 15th April will be given by Derek Mobbs from Epson. Provided we get enough people interested , Epson will present one lucky person with a P600 printer. To be in the winning , you will need to register for the giveaway and we also encourage you to join the Epson Life Facebook page as well. More details on how to register will follow.
FCC Newsletter February 2019
The FCC ( Federation of Camera Clubs) has published the latest edition of their newsletter F-Stop and you can access it by following the attached link or go to the FCC website for more information.
FCC TOP SHOT 2019 It’s that time of year for members of FCC affiliated clubs to start thinking about the images that they can enter into Top Shot this year. The sections that are available for entry are Colour Prints, Monochrome Prints and Nature prints. Entries will also be accepted in the following digital sections, Colour Digital, Monochrome Digital, Nature Digital, Creative Digital and Australian Landscape Digital. Entries will be accepted through the FCC web site from the 4th of March and entries will close on Wednesday the 17th of April at 6:00PM. Further details will be available through the FCC web site at https://photonsw.myphotoclub.com.au/ in the coming weeks. The Top Shot Exhibition will be held at St George Leagues Club on Sunday the 26th of May, and we thank St George Photographic Society for their support in hosting the event. I would encourage participants as well as other interested club members to come along to the exhibition to view the print display and projection of digital entries. The Top Shot recipient, as well as the first, second and third place winners in each section will be announced at the exhibition.
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.
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.
Magnum to launch online street photography course
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/
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/
Cropping to an exact size in Photoshop
Once again, Colin Smith has released a tutorial which many people will find beneficial.
"Recently while I was conducting a Photoshop seminar tour, I realized that a lot of people were tripping up with the simple crop tool. It’s not that people don’t know how to crop an image, it’s that they don’t know how to do it and get the results they are looking for. The difficulty it seemed was cropping an image to the exact size needed for print or multimedia output.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you some tricks with the crop tool, show you how to automatically crop to the exact size you need without maths and then provide a few practical cropping tips in Photoshop. It’s pretty much a Photoshop crop tool primer."
Follow the link for more information or better still , subscribe to Photoshop Cafe.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
The All-In-One lighting kit that includes two Lume Cubes and the most up to date diffusers, gels, and modifiers for the Lume Cube. Made with professional and aspiring content creators in mind that shoot on the go and need lighting as diverse as their content needs. All 20 pieces have a custom cut insert to keep each piece safe, secure and accounted for.
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.
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.