Our updated program for the rest of the year is now available on the Club website.
Please refer to it for any changes and additions.
Pittwater vs Hornsby Heights Interclub
Last Monday night saw our club taking the honours away from Hornsby in a closely fought competition.
Once again, the standard of entries from both clubs was exceptional with special mention going to Bob Hunting , Ray Chappelow , Mark Godfrey and Airlie Andrews all receiving perfect 15's.
A big thank you to all members who put forward images for selection and for the Selection Committee for putting together a winning selection.
Pittwater total scores were
- mono 133
- colour 128
- digital 182
Hornsby Heights total scores were
- mono 125
- colour 123
- digital 186
For all individual scores please refer to the email sent out by Peter last Tuesday.
Len Metcalf workshop
Last weekend was the start of the winter festivities in the Blue Mountains and temperatures got down to -2 degrees overnight in Katoomba.
That didn't lessen the enthusiasm of 9 of our club members attending an educational workshop run by Len Metcalf.
The Saturday was spent in the classroom picking Len's brains about anything and everything to do with his style of photography , his use of Lightroom and picking up invaluable tips from a true artist, and not a bad cook! Home made split pea soup with fresh baked bread for lunch was a nice touch.
Friday and Saturday evenings were a mix of fine wine ,dinner , music and wonderful banter, and some more fine wine.
Sunday was a predawn start (thank goodness for heated seats in cars) , for some mesmerising scenery of the valleys shrouded in mist and a trek down the Furber Steps for some beautifully lit bush scenes.
Len's interaction with people and his ability and willingness to pass on his wealth of knowledge, both of this magical landscape and his style of image taking, made this a fun and educational morning.
Breakfast back in town was a hearty feast enjoyed by a split group. (Some came back a little early due to prior commitments).
Sorry that we missed saying goodbye to Airlie and Mike.
Overall, a great experience that I would highly recommend to anyone if you get the opportunity to attend one of his workshops.
For more info go to lensschool.com
Take a look at Vallereret photography gloves.
Make art that speaks with your voice, instead of art that asks "Am I like the others? Am I good enough? "
Be inspired by things and peers around you, but don't frantically compare.
A highly recommended book to get the creative juices flowing is The Photographers Mind by Michael Freeman.
( One of his many publications).
Readily available as a download on amazon or as a used paperback through many U.S. sites.
Thanks to Mike Maher and Peter Squires for this info.
Another author who comes highly recommended is David Ward and his book Landscape Within: Insights and Inspiration for Photographers.
Available through amazon
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.
Our next workshop
Don't forget we are having a members run workshop later in the year.
This is a wonderful opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with fellow members and for you to learn from others and ask questions and share ideas.
Do you have a particular area of interest that you want to know more about or do you have skills or special techniques you are keen to demonstrate to others and help them develop?
This can include hands on camera work, lighting techniques, capture techniques, processing, using specific camera gear or accessories, travel tips etc.
Are you thinking about getting some new gear and would be interested in learning from members own experience or get a hands on demonstration?
Have you been involved in other workshops which worked well and would like to suggest we do something similar?
Please let us know!
We are still needing someone who can take on the role of Secretary.
Routine activities involve sending out email reminders and thank yous to presenters and judges, and helping with the yearly planning of all club events and competitions.
If you feel you can spare a few hours each fortnight and would like to be more involved with the Club's general running and direction , please talk to Peter or Bill and we can fill you in on what is required.
Image Science is a Melbourne based company who are distributors for Eizo monitors , papers , inks , calibrators etc who now have a product made by Ilford called Ilford Galerie FineArt protect liquid .
This is a liquid solution designed to protect images printed on Ilford Galeries FineArt media as well as other Fine Art papers available in the market.
Key benefits include:
- Protects print against UV light
- Improved scratch resistance
- Maintains original tint, texture and colour of the image
- Easy to apply
Unlike a similar product made by Hahnemuhle , this product is NOT an aerosol and is odourless and contains non-hazardous materials.
Adam Williams will be conducting a presentation of his work on 13th July at 7:45 pm at St. George Photographic Society.
St. George Leagues Club
124 Princes Hwy,
For more info www.australianphotographer.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.
Other things worth looking at
Australian Life and Little Sydney Lives artandabout.com.au (entries close 28th July)
Fremantle International Portrait Prize www.fipp.2017.org (entries close 11th August)
Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography ssnep.org.au (entries close 12th August)
Photo of the Year, Better Photography Magazine www.betterphotography.com (entries close 15th August)
Foto Live (sponsored by Australian Photography) australianphotography.com (Sunday 20th August)
Luke Tscharke, (for great astrophotography tips) luketscharke.com
Alfonso Calero www.photographytravel.net ( for travel photography workshops and one of our upcoming judges)
Len Metcalf lensschool.com
Leonie Barton leoniebarton.com (great for creative inspiration)
St. Ives Medieval Faire stivesmedievalfaire.com.au
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!
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.