Our next meeting is on Monday March 12th.
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.
All digital images are to be sent to email@example.com no later than 8.00pm on Sunday night (the day before the competition).
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
Evening Atelier with Peter Eastway
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.
FCC Judges Course
If you ever wanted to become an Evaluator or Judge for club competitions and have an interest in fostering the growth of club competitions and the quality of the evaluation and judging process, the FCC is running a judges course on March 10 & 11 in conjunction with Wollongong Camera Club.
For more information go to www.nswfcc.myphotoclub.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.
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.
Wild Nature Photo Expeditions
Michael Snedic's Wild Nature Photo Expeditions runs workshops and tours.
For further information follow the link www.wildnaturephotoexpeditions.com
ShiftCam 2.0 offers 12 unique lenses for high quality, precise, clear iPhone photography
Last week, ShiftCam launched a Kickstarter campaign for ShiftCam 2.0, a six-in-one dual lens iPhone case that offers multiple integrated lenses for increased impact and quality of photographs. In addition, the interchangeable ProLens collection offers the best quality pro lenses for any smartphone to date. Early bird pricing for the campaign starts at $49.99 USD (retail value $69.99 USD).
ShiftCam 2.0’s lenses are fully integrated and ready to use instantly when a photo opp arises, unlike other iPhone lenses that can require assembly and are fiddly to use. The case is durable, lightweight, and ideal for any digital photographer who wants to up their smartphone photo game on the go.
“To make use of our lenses distinct offerings, users just need to choose a lens, slide it into place via ShiftCam 2.0’s magnetic lens cap and shift mechanism,” said ShiftCam founder King Lau (KL). “Today, 90% of digital photos are taken by smartphone. Quality lenses vastly improve photos. We are proud to offer the best solution for photographers on the move.”
The case’s lenses are; 2X telephoto; 20X macro; 10X macro; 120º wide angle; 180º degree fisheye, and a front facing wide angle lens, ideal for selfies. ShiftCam 2.0 is compatible with iPhones 7, 7 plus, 8, 8 plus, and X.
For aspiring or professional photographers, the ProLens expansion set takes smartphone photography to a new level of quality. Each ProLens is available for an additional cost. The case lets users capture pro-quality images, without expensive and heavyweight equipment – essentially turning an iPhone into a pocket-friendly pro camera. The ProLens collection includes pro-wide angle, pro telephoto, 238° Pro Fisheye, 10X Pro Macro Lens, and Pro Long Range Macro Lens, the world’s first and only professional long distance macro lens for the iPhone.
This is ShiftCam’s third Kickstarter after 2017 campaigns for the original ShiftCam and RevolCam, in which they successfully surpassed fundraising goals and delivered to backers. In addition to the ProLens collection, ShiftCam 2.0 provides increased lens diameter for greater stability and sharper photos, upgraded 6-in-1 shift mechanism with magnetic lens cap for better protection of all 6 lenses, additional front-facing wide angle adaptor, refined ergonomic case design, and improved case protection.
“Our team of photographers, designers, and engineers believe taking beautiful photos should be more accessible. This is why we have created an affordable phone case that seamlessly transitions an iPhone into a professional camera,” said KL. “Our ProLens collections offers unrivaled iPhone lens quality.”
ShiftCam 2.0’s campaign will run from February 27, 2018 to March 29, 2018 with an estimated delivery date of May 2018
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.