" Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even if it is clumsy, that doesn't look like someone else's work."
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Head On Photo Festival has concluded for 2019.
For a full wrap up and to see the winners go to
Sydney's transport history comes to life this June long weekend with steam train rides , vintage electric train rides , railmotor rides , vintage bus rides , Devonshire Teas and more!
Aaahhh , the memories of hanging out the doors of a vintage train on the way to school ( or wagging school to play pool in town!)
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Canon run events and workshops which may be of interest to you.
Intermediate Astro Photography Workshop.
This class will help you understand the fundamentals of night sky photography covering camera settings, low light focusing techniques, composition and astro photography tips.
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Vivid Sydney Festival
One of the best nights to visit Vivid is this coming Wednesday when the State of Origin football is on.
The crowds are a little smaller.
Vivid Sydney will be held between Friday 24th May to Saturday 15th June.
An annual magnet for photographers, this year will feature an expanded outdoor gallery of light displays.
To plan your outing go to :
Calls for entries for $50,000 Epson International Pano Awards
The call for entries for the 10th annual Epson International Pano Awards are now open.
The competition, which aims to reveal the world's best panoramic photography, offers a prize pool of $50,000, which includes $12,000 in cash.
Read more at
31st Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography
The Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography will be open to take entries for its 31st exhibition on the1st June 2019, and entries will close on the26th July 2019.
There are 4 Sections in the exhibition where entrants can enter up to 4 digital images per section.
They are Open Colour, Creative, Open Monochrome and Nature Awards.
There will be 17 Major awards (Gold or Silver medals) & FCC Most Successful Trophas well as Highly Commended Ribbons -minimum of 6 ribbons awarded in each section.
Each entrant will receive an audio visual presentation of all accepted images.
The Audio Visual presentation will also be shown at the following Photography Clubs
October - Mosman Camera Club
October - St George Photographic Society
November - Ingleburn Photography Club
February 2020 - The Entrance Camera Club.
The exhibitions web site is
where you will find details on the different sections and conditions of entry.
The Mono Awards 2019
The Mono Awards is looking for the best Black and White photography from Australia and New Zealand.
Why black and white?
Because we love it and, while monochrome is as old as photography itself, we believe it is as relevant now in the age of digital as it was when Henri Cartier-Bresson was
walking the streets of Paris with a Leica rangefinder. The Mono Awards is open from
14 March until 30 June 2019, with $10,000 in cash and prizes to be won.
More information at:
For more information follow the link.
2020 is shaping up to be another exciting year for photography workshops and tours. Quite a few photographers have been asking what I have planned for next year, as they need to book their holidays quite a bit in advance.
2020 Photo Workshops include:
Antarctica - February
Girraween National Park - Qld - March
Victoria - May
Arctic (Svalbard) - June
Tropical North Qld Birds - July
SubAntarctic - December
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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.
Fujifilm announces GFX100
with 102MP sensor
Just when you can't have too many megapixels!
Fujifilm has announced the GFX100 mirrorless camera, which features the world’s first 102 megapixel 55mm diagonal length large format sensor.
The huge 102-megapixel sensor is surrounded by a five-axis in-body image stabilization system, which Fujifilm claims provides up to 5.5 stops of shake correction.The backside-illuminated, CMOS chip sensor has 3.76 million phase detection pixels across the surface, offering approximately 100% coverage, and in what is a first for the GFX series, the phase detect AF system should offer improved autofocus over the prior GFX models.
The GFX 100 also has considerable video chops, inheriting much of the technology from the Fujifilm X-T3. It can shoot 4K footage at up to 30 fps, utilising the entire width of the sensor, and can record 10bit 4:2:2 externally and 10bit 4:2:0 internally.
The electronic viewfinder (EVF) is interchangeable, and can be removed to give the camera a smaller form factor.
Other features include weather sealing that's been applied to 95 locations on the body, and the ability to accommodate two NP-T125 batteries, which should give a battery rating of 800 when the rear LCD is used.
There's also a 5.76 million dot EVF with 100% coverage and 2.36 million dot tilting 3.2-inch LCD display, a 1.8 inch sub LCD monitor on its top panel, and a 2.05 inch sub monitor on its rear panel, and for users who prefer dial based operations, the GFX100 has a “Virtual Dial Mode”, which displays a dial on the top panel which can be rotated and adjusted with the Command Dials.
The GFX100 will be available from late June, for $16,499 AUD RRP at leading photographic stores and selected retailers.
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) 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.
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