Have you ever wondered what to do with all your wonderful holiday photos or are you keen to create a photo book to showcase your favourite images?
Our meeting on Monday 26th March will give you an insight into several self publishing book styles and the pros and cons of each one.
This presentation will be given by 3 of our members who have had experience in producing their own photobooks and will give you the lowdown on how to preserve your work in an archival format for future enjoyment.
The evening will commence at 7.30 pm in the Pittwater RSL auditorium.
Also don't forget our Camera Craft Special Interest Group meeting tomorrow (Monday 19th March) at 7.30 pm in the Auditorium at Pittwater RSL. Bring your camera and manual and we will get you on the way to award winning image making. This is a hands on experience where we all help each other.
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).
Thank you to Dennis for his entertaining and educational insight in to the world of Nature and Wildlife photography at our last competition evening. You would be hard pressed to find someone with Dennis's wealth of knowledge on this subject . Don't forget to check his upcoming tours. www.wildlife-safari-consultants.com
FCC Topshot entries open
Entries are now open for the Federation of Camera Clubs annual Topshot competition. Full details are available at fccnsw.myphotoclub.com.au
2017 Australian Photobook of the year awards announced.
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/
Evening Atelier with Peter Eastway
Wednesday 28th March with Steve Gosling. Steve is special guest on this evening and should be entertaining. 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. The first evening is Tuesday 20th February. For more information go to www.betterphotography.com
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
Over $60,000 in cash and product. 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. www.headon.com.au
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. www.lenmetcalf.com
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
Further broadening its range of premium camera support technology, 3 Legged Thing is excited to announce a pair of new products – Iggy and The Cradle. Iggy is 3 Legged Thing’s new mini tripod. Built from rugged ABS plastic, and with an adjustable ballhead and 1/4”-20 screw mount, Iggy is a highly versatile mini tripod. Measuring just 14 cm / 5.5 “ tall when open, Iggy lends itself to a variety of uses including desktop tripod, mount for microphones or lights, low-level tripod for compact and lightweight cameras, and paired with The Cradle, can be used as a stand for smartphones on planes, trains and tables. Iggy can be folded to create an ergonomic handle for hand-held use, creating a mini selfie stick. Iggy is packaged with a handy GoPro adapter for use with the popular action camera range, further extending its myriad uses. “I’m really excited to introduce Iggy & The Cradle,” commented 3 Legged Thing Founder & CEO, Danny Lenihan. “They’re really the first products we have created that have global appeal – not just to photographers and videographers, but to anyone who uses a smartphone or action cam to film. They’re also the first products that take us beyond the boundaries of photography specialist retailers.” Following a huge number of customer requests, 3 Legged Thing is also delighted to add The Cradle to its range. Featuring two 1/4”-20 screw threads for attachment to tripods, including Iggy, The Cradle is a super-versatile expandable smartphone holder. The Cradle can hold a variety of smartphones up to iPhone 8 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S8 width, and thanks to the choice of centre or end thread mounts can hold phones in both vertical and horizontal orientations. The Cradle also folds flat for storage and transportation. 3 Legged Thing is making Iggy and The Cradle available singularly, and in multi-packs: IGGY – containing one mini tripod and one GoPro mount with SRP of £19.99/$22.99 IGGY KIT – containing one mini tripod, one GoPro mount, and The Cradle phone holder SRP £24.99/$27.99 IGGY KIT 2 – containing two mini tripods, two GoPro mounts, and The Cradle phone holder SRP £39.99/$44.99 THE CRADLE is also available as a standalone purchase. SRP £9.99/$12.99 Iggy and The Cradle will make their debut on 3 Legged Thing’s stand (no. E71) at The Photography Show, at the NEC, Birmingham. Both products will be available to view throughout the show which runs from 17-20th March 2018. Pre-orders start immediately, and Iggy, The Cradle, and Iggy kits will be available online and in retail stores from 23rd March 2018. ### Headquartered in a converted chicken shed (The Chicken Shed) on Kinsbourne Farm, in Stagsden, Bedfordshire, 3 Legged Thing is a small, British company of passionate people, creating and innovating camera support systems for photographers and videographers. 3 Legged Thing is the winner of the Lucie Technology Awards 2017 Tripod of the Year
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/
On 23rd April we will have a presentation by local fine art photographer Pamela Pauline. Pamela is holding 2 workshops in April and if you are interested in learning from a truly inspirational image maker then these workshops may be of interest. For more information go to www.pamelapauline.com
Canon Light Awards Live is back
Feel up to a challenge? The Canon Light Awards Live challenge is a fun way to get the creative juices flowing. For information, go to www.canon.com.au/lightawards
Australian Photography Newsletter & the Sony World Photography Awards
To see some of the inspiring shortlisted images for the Sony World Photography Awards simply subscribe to Australian Photography e-newsletter. Their weekly newsletter is always entertaining and informative. www.australianphotography.com
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
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
$50,000 First Prize Entries close 7th March 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. www.swiftpage4.com/speasapage.aspx?X=2W14EH0EIRTO6EHK00ZMW3
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.
In the market for a vintage camera?
This 1923 Leica just set a new record for the world's most expensive camera One of only 12 known 1923 Leica 0 series cameras has sold at auction for €2,400,000 (~$2,957,304), setting a new record as the world’s most expensive camera. The purchase was made at the 32nd Westlicht camera auction in Vienna, Austria, on March 10th, where the camera had a starting price of €400,000 (~$492,672). The price was bid up six times by the time the hammer fell, pushing the sale price above the $2.79 million paid for another Leica 0 series at the Westlicht auction in 2012. Of the original 25 that were produced by Ernst Leitz, just 12 survive today. Only three of these are in 'pristine' condition. These Leica 0 series cameras have been seeing a consistent price increase in recent years. Copies were sold for $435,000 in 2007, $1.89 million in 2011, $2.79 million in 2012, and now $2.96 million in 2018. “It is the highest price ever paid for a camera at an auction,” Westlicht writes. “The 10 most expensive cameras of all times were sold by WestLicht Auctions during the last several years.”
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.