Our next meeting is on Monday February 12th and is an Open Competition.
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.
Mat Board Cutting and Mounting
Following on from last weeks tutorial on presenting and mounting your images, if you go to the Club website and go to the resources page you will find an in depth tutorial written by Brian Halls on the intricacies of measuring and cutting your matboards.
It may also be of interest if you are looking to buy a matcutter, Logan Mat Cutters are available at B & H in New York at very reasonable prices even with freight and exchange rates taken in to account.
EBay also has deals which may be worth looking at.
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
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.
Inspiration from Len Metcalf
For those who know and admire Len's work I would highly recommend you sign up to Len's daily email where he posts a recent image, on a daily basis ,to keep you motivated.
To sign up , visit his website by clicking on the following link.
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.
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.
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.
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
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
Images ranging from early Polaroids to refined studio works from the 1980's at the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, the Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain.
On until 4th March 2018.
For more details follow the link
7th Annual Mobile Photography Awards results announced
The 7th annual MPA results have been announced and if you are looking for some truly inspiring images taken from and processed with mobile devices then these awards are worth looking at.
Check them out at www.mobilephotoawards.com
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
$50,000 First Prize
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
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.
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize www.moranprizes.com.au entries close 7 March 2018
Sydney Harbour International www.siep.org.au entries close 15 April 2018
Sydney International Exhibition of Photography www.siep.org.au entries close 27 August 2108
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com entries close 6 February 2018
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) www.peter-coulson.com.au
Greg Benz Photography for tutorials and newsletter www.gregbenzphotography.com
Alfonso Calero www.photographytravel.net ( for travel photography workshops and one of our upcoming judges)
Leonie Barton leoniebarton.com (great for creative inspiration)
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.