" Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn't photogenic "
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.
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 email@example.com no later than 11.00pm on Saturday night (2 days before the competition).
FCC Newsletter February
The latest edition of the FCC ( Federation of Camera Clubs) NSW newsletter is available by following 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.
Fuji X100S for sale $500-00
This classic X series camera is great for street, travel and landscape photography.
In original packaging it includes many optional extras.
- Fuji lens hood
- Filter mount
- 3 batteries
- Battery charger, all cables and software
- A book "Mastering the Fuji X100S" valued at $50.00
Selling well below second hand prices.
Contact John Taylor 0418 670 501
The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside the annual competition (October-December), it produces themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.
If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then mobile photography has given people an historic opportunity to quickly get past 10,001. The MPA is a showcase for photographers and artists who have embraced this decisive moment.
The 9th Annual awards have been announced and you can see the full list of winners and runners up by following the attached link.
There are many awe inspiring images including one from our very own Joe Mills - "Sydney Harbour Bridge from Bus Window during Storm" , in the Water / Snow / Ice section.
A great effort when you consider he is mixing it with the best in the world!
Photo by Joe Mills
NiSi Switch 100mm Filter Holder
WHEN EDITING PHOTOGRAPHS in Lightroom, Photoshop or Capture One, do you find yourself using the graduated filter (or equivalent)?
And do you find yourself using two different graduated filters from time to time, at different angles?
For instance, you might darken down the sky with the first graduated filter, then darken down the foreground next, leaving the middle of the image lighter and brighter.
You can also do this 'in-camera' with graduated neutral density filters, placing two filters into the holder, one 'upside down'. And the amount and area of darkening can be adjusted by sliding the filters up and down.
The only downside of using a filter is that its straight edge doesn't account for bumps in the landscape, like trees or mountains that break the horizontal horizon.
But what happens if you need to angle one of the graduated filters? No trouble in Photoshop or Lightroom, but what can you do when you're using filters on a camera?
Hand-holding the filters is one answer, but now NiSi has a better one!
The NiSi Switch 100mm Filter Holder allows two filters to be rotated together or independently from each other. It’s designed for photographers who need graduated ND filters positioned at different angles, plus allows them to be rotated independently and smoothly.
The NiSi Switch allows smooth 360 degrees rotation, but also has a locking screw to fix the back holder into position.
The holder has no vignetting, even with a 16mm ultra wide-angle lens on a full-frame sensor.
The NiSi Switch is compatible with existing 100mm NiSi filters and works with the 82 mm main adaptor, included in the following NiSi kits: V6/V5PRO/V5. So, if you are an existing NiSi user, you can just order the Switch as an additional filter holder to add to your kit.
Price is expected to be $159 and you can purchase directly from NiSi – https://nisifilters.com.au/product/nisi-switch-100mm-filter-holder/.
iPhone Photography evening
with Pieter de Vries
$45 per person
Wednesday, February 26th
Newport Bowling Club
7pm until 9pm
There will be time for questions afterwards.
Please arrive earlier. The club will be open and the bar staffed.
The night's session will cover:
• Explain and adjust the correct iPhone camera settings
• Discovering the hidden camera features of the iPhone
• Shooting perfect portraits
• Capturing stunning landscapes
• Shooting better panoramas
• Macro - how to capture giant close ups
• How to use the available light to create stunning images
And featuring an introduction to iPhone Video
• How to shoot the mix of clips that will make a fun edit
• How to avoid the most common mistakes
• Time-lapse Tips
• Effective SlowMo ideas
Wildlife, Reptiles and Frogs - Autumn Edition Sunday 3 May 2020
A chance to join Mark Rayner for a very special autumn workshop with a fresh selection of Frogs, Reptiles and other cuddly critters.
This is a special opportunity (for 2020) to see and photograph some amazing reptiles, frogs, birds and mammals. Some of these have not been presented at a workshop before.
Many are all but impossible to photograph in the wild without a BBC Wildlife budget.
Numbers are very limited so get in quickly!
A COLLECTION OF INSPIRING SPEAKERS AND EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Bring your curiosity and we'll supply cutting-edge Nikon products, a range of inspiring speakers and educational workshops from industry-leading creatives.
Interactive experiences, workshops and events to take your photography to the next level. Try some of the latest gear, be inspired and connect to a community of like-minded people.
Purchase a LaCie 2big and receive a complimentary
500GB Portable SSD USB-C valued at $179
Professional RAID Made Easy
2big Dock Thunderbolt3
It is the Heartbeat of Your Workflow
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.
Other items of interest are also being posted directly to our Facebook page, so please like us and share with your friends.