This evening will be an interactive event where we will be presenting some ordinary images and using the magic of Photoshop to convert them in to something special.
We will be experimenting with some basic techniques such as Curves , Levels , Brightness/Contrast , Hue/Saturation , Exposure , Sharpening to see what effects they have in creating an image.
It will be a workshop where we bounce around ideas of how to do things and what is achievable in Photoshop.
Bring along your enthusiasm for learning and any tricks you may want to share.
The meeting will start at 7.30 in the Pittwater RSL Auditorium
"I shutter to think how many people are underexposed and lacking depth in this field." Rick Steeves
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).
FCC Topshot 2018
The FCC Topshot event has been run and won. The standard of entries this year was exceptional and it should be noted that members from our club produce images which are as good as any of the winning images that were presented this year. Next year , and also at this years Interclub event, do yourselves a favour and become involved. There are always great prizes on offer.
The event attracted over 100 visitors with thanks to generous support from Nikon, Epson, BenQ, NiSi, One of a Kind Photography Adventure (OOAK), Adobe, PixelPerfect, MomentoPro, Kayell Australia and HARS for their support and donating prizes for this event. Also thankyou to Australian Digital Photographic Association (ADPA) for hosting the Topshot 2018 and the AGM. Click here to see the list of winners Click here to view all the photos of the event
NIK Collection 2018
NIK Collection 2018 information in the attached link will be of interest to those who use this popular software.
Dear Camera Clubs, Lauran from Head On Photo Festival here. I wanted to reach out to you and your community to let you know about an upcoming grant opportunity. The $10,000 grant, ‘NSW Arts Minister’s Award for Visual Storytelling’, will be awarded for a photography project to record contemporary life in NSW. The project will culminate in an exhibition at Head On Photo Festival 2019. In partnership with Create NSW and The State Library of New South Wales Deadline: 11 June 2018 More info: https://www.headon.com.au/stories-nsw
National Photographic Portrait Prize
The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The exhibition of 43 portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from 24th March until 17th June. For more information follow the link. www.portrait.gov.au
Photographing the Milky Way
It is coming around to the time of year to get out at night for some astral photography and the Milky Way. To get you started, have a look at the attached link from Aaron Dowling which gives a complete run down on how to get the best from your images.
Also for information on how to edit your images using luminosity masks Aaron has put together tutorials using his ADP PRO c3 Luminosity Mask Panel. For more information follow the link www.adppro.com/edit-milky-way/
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means to you
What is happening in the U.K and the European Union may be an insight to what will happen here. Thanks to Mike Fisher for the attached article.
Peter Eastway is running a series of interactive evenings of photography, inspiration and dialogue. There are 5 evenings spread out over 5 months with each evening containing completely different material. The cost is $9.95 per session and they will be held at Dee Why RSL Club. For more information go to www.betterphotography.com
Sydney Harbour International & Sydney International Exhibition of Photography
The Sydney International Exhibition of Photography with a closing date of 27th August 2018 is a digital photographic competition which grows every year and is entered by photographers from around the world. It is 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.Please follow the link for more details www.siep.org.au
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. www.australianphotographer.com
Trekabout Newsletter from Mark Rayner
Alan Purnell has forwarded the following information for an informative newsletter he receives from Mark Rayner. It may be worth subscribing to as there are many useful bits and pieces for all levels of photographers.
Les Walkling, Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken in the Daintree.
Daintree 2018 –Photography Workshop Presented by Les Walkling with Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford 8th to 15th August 2018
Download Brochure Daintree 2018 is a contemporary photography workshop for anyone who is wondering ‘how do I get to the next level’? That is, how do I progress beyond merely beautiful images and prints, beyond the mastery of camera craft and production skills, workflows, clients, and competitions to develop and infuse my work with more meaning, significance and purpose? This is no easy task, and there are many prerequisites: we need time and space away from the hurly-burly distractions of everyday life. We need an unbelievably beautiful and inspiring location that only asks the best of us. We need state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities that won’t let us down. And we need incredibly experienced teachers and mentors who not only work ‘at that next level’, but also possess the empathy, compassion, understanding and intellectual frameworks needed to facilitate your journey ‘to the other side’. These are rarely found qualities, but at Daintree 2018, we supply them all, and in abundance. Read More This year my two co-presenters are Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford.
Jackie has over thirty-five years experience within the visual arts and her passion is art photography and fine art printing. She learnt her craft by working within the photographic industry as a darkroom technician, freelance and sports photographer, wedding photographer, commercial photographer and photojournalist. In 1996 after gaining her Associate Diploma in Fine Arts she began working as a teacher of ‘Fine art’ photography. Jackie divides her time between her ongoing art practice and teaching, exhibiting, instructing and presenting workshops and seminars both nationally and internationally. Since 2001 she has won many prestigious photography awards, which have culminated in making her not only a Grand Master of both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography but also a Canon Master. www.jackieranken.co.nz
Mike’s passion is travel/Landscape photography and travel book publishing with over 26 books to his name. He is a Canon Master, Grand Master and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and a Grand Master, Honorary Fellow and Life Member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP). He has been a professional photographer for over 30 years and an International Awards judge and lecturer for 25 years. He has won multiple National and International awards for his travel and landscape photography including Photographer of the Year for Australian Geographic, Korean International, NSW AIPP, AIPP Landscape, AIPP Travel, NZIPP, NZIPP Corporate/Industrial, NZIPP Landscape and NZIPP Travel. www.mikelangford.co.nz The Venue: The venue is James Cook University’s world class Daintree Rainforest Observatory (DRO) education and research centre at Cape Tribulation in far North Queensland. It is adjacent to Australia’s World Heritage listed wet tropics lowland rainforests which are home to a substantial proportion of Australia’s biodiversity. This is also one of the few areas in the world where the ‘reef meets the rainforest’ and the only place where two World Heritage Areas sit side by side.
The modern teaching and conference facilities are designed with student-centred learning and inquiry-focused practice in mind. The open design and flexible spaces create many vistas where one can look up to rainforest-clad mountains or down over sweeping views to the Coral Sea. With brand new accommodation and catering infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories and a tower crane providing canopy access to nearly 1 hectare of rainforest, the DRO provides an unforgettable hands-on experience in a unique and inspirational environment. The Syllabus: The workshop begins with a thorough analysis of your individual workflow which we then refine and polish from capture to print. This ensures your workflow is ‘working’ so well that you are not distracted by it. We can then focus on ’what comes next’ – and how to take your photography there.
Guidance, inspiration and support will flow from the history of photography, painting, sculpture, music, literature and philosophy, as we form a deeper understanding of how pictures capture ‘hearts and minds’ while trading in ‘secrets and mysteries’ beyond our immediate understanding. We will learn from other artists and their production methods, artist statements, finished works of art. and historical circumstances what is required in order to convey significant and lasting impressions, not just through your pictures, but also to your artistic confidence.
Facilitation: You will photograph in pristine environments, process and edit your files with fully colour managed professional workflows, and make prints of the highest quality with the most beautiful papers and profiles available. Our chefs and support staff will take care of everything else, so all you have to work on is refining and extending your photography, and thereby change not only your relationship to your ‘hardware and software’, but even more significantly, take your pictures and yourself to that ‘next level and beyond’. Highlights of the workshop include formal presentations, small group tutorials, extensive one to one consultations and opportunities to practice and consolidate what you learn in a supportive and supervised environment.
This is an ambitious workshop that I couldn’t imagine presenting without my 30 years’ experience of doing this day in and day out for generations of undergraduate and post graduate fine art and media arts students. I also couldn’t imagine doing this without over a decade’s experience running our annual Orpheus Island residential workshop. And I also couldn’t imagine d0ing this without the incredible talent and support of my co-presenters, tutors, organisers, sponsors and friends who have encouraged me to dedicate a workshop to ‘going to the next level and beyond’. And this is that workshop. The Cost: AIPP/ACMP/NZIPP/LPN Members $3620 Non-Members $3980 Students $2900 The cost includes share accommodation and all meals at the DRO, all photographic materials, plus coach transport to and from Cairns. The only additional costs are travel to Cairns and possible overnight accommodation in Cairns depending on your flight times and /or other travel arrangements. There is also a small fee if you wish to use the DRO crane to access the rainforest canopy with sweeping views over Cape Tribulation and Mount Sorrow. Register for this workshop at: www.leswalkling.com/bookings/ If the workshop description intrigues or fascinates you, don’t hesitate to contact us. For further information or expressions of interest please email: email@example.com or phone: +61 418 980 644
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/
Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography 2018
Dear Photography friends It is our pleasure to invite you to enter 30th Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography 2018 (SSNEP) APS Approval 2018/14 Opening date: 1st June 2018 (Accepting entries) This is an all digital exhibition with entries to be submitted online via the exhibition website.
Includes the following sections:- - Open Colour - Creative - Open Monochrome - Nature
Entries Close: Sunday 12th August 2018
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 www.anmm.gov.au
You’re invited to join Australian Photography and Panasonic for a free afternoon instameet in Sydney to mark the launch of the 2018 Photographer of the Year, presented by Panasonic.
Our first instameet will be at Sydney’s Observatory Hill at 4pm on Sunday 24 June.
We’d love to see you there – it’s free to attend and we’ll have some great prizes to give away.
Meet the Australian Photography and Panasonic teams, try out the new Panasonic Lumix DC-G9, catch up with Photographer of the Year judge Douwe Dijkstra, or simply shoot the Harbour Bridge as the sun goes down.
To be eligible for a prize on the day, please register here before the event.
See you there, Cheers Mike O’Connor Editor, Australian Photography
Art and About Sydney
Australian Life For 14 years, the Australian Life photography prize has been a platform to showcase the many experiences, places and faces of life in Australia. Art & About Sydney is once again, inviting Australian photographers to submit their images representing Australian Life.
The City of Sydney are inviting photographers of all experience levels to submit their best images for our entry into our annual Australian Life and Little Sydney Lives photo prizes. We are accepting entries during the month of July. Winning photos will get a cash prize and nationwide exposure.
Competition dates: 8 June entries open 29 July entries close
Amy Jean Harding, ‘Beryl and Jesus’, Australian Life 2017 Winner.
Macro phone lens for $2 !!!
A little bit of fun from Robyn. Makes you wonder why didn't I think of that. Also have a look at the ad for the panoclip. It looks like so much fun, and being the easy target that I am for gadgets I have bought one. Can't wait till it arrives. youtu.be/tPzPHXwlXSs
Keep it Simple Shooter
Darran Leal from World Photo Adventures has produced a free e-book which offers a simple but detailed look at tips and techniques to help every photographer. Follow the attached link for more information.
Thanks to Joe Mills for this interesting article taken from the Art Gallery magazine.
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 entries close 27 August 2108