" Anyone can shoot chaos , but the most perceptive photographers can make compelling pictures out of uninteresting moments."
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.
We are Observers
Our last meeting saw Shane Rozario from
"We are Observers" present his views on creativity and competition.
Shane's presentation style and his obvious passion for what he does made an entertaining and thought provoking evening.
It is always beneficial to open our minds to new and interesting ideas.
Vivid Sydney Festival
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 :
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.
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.
Street Photography 1930's - 1960's
Photographs drawn from private collections documenting Sydney's busy streets shown alongside contemporary street photography by photomedia artist Anne Zahalka.
At the museum of Sydney.
More information at:
Lens Calibrating for Sharp Images
Not achieving the sharpness you expect from your uber expensive new lens? The following link is a simple explanation to achieving razor sharp images through calibrating your lens to your camera.
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
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.