Our updated program for the rest of the year is available on the Club website.
Please refer to it for any changes and additions.
Peita-Lani Ward and our Open Competition
Last Monday night saw a very small turnout of people to our Open - First Edition Competition, judged by Peita-Lani Ward.
Maybe there is truth in the saying that good things come in small packages because the quality of images presented, both digital and prints, was exceptional.
Peita's concise and constructive critiquing was well received and seeing photographs which have never been presented at Pittwater Camera Club before made the evening a wonderful experience.
Thank you to all who contributed and keep up the wonderful work.
Digital Image Titling
During our recent selection of images for the Interclub competition we had some issues with several digital images not being labelled correctly, rendering them unusable in competition because we did not know who was the photographer.
There were at least two images we wanted to use but couldn't.
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.
Inspiration from Len
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.
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.
Make art that speaks with your voice, instead of art that asks "Am I like the others? Am I good enough? "
Be inspired by things and peers around you, but don't frantically compare.
A highly recommended book to get the creative juices flowing is The Photographers Mind by Michael Freeman.
( One of his many publications).
Readily available as a download on amazon or as a used paperback through many U.S. sites.
Thanks to Mike Maher and Peter Squires for this info.
Another author who comes highly recommended is David Ward and his book Landscape Within: Insights and Inspiration for Photographers.
Available through amazon
"Don't get upset by criticism.
Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did."
7th Annual Mobile Photography Awards
The world's longest running International competition for mobile photography is back in its 7th year .
If you want to see what awesome artwork can be created using your phone or tablet have a look at these awards and maybe submit your own entry.
Details can be found at www.mobilephotoawards.com
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.
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 www.portrait.gov.au ( entries close 20 November )
Australian Photography Photographer of the Year www.australianphotography.com/poty ( Entries close 15 November , however there are cheaper rates for early bird entries )
7th Annual Mobile Photography Awards , even if you don't enter , this is a wonderful insight in to what can be produced using a mobile device such as phone or tablet. www.mobilephotoawards.com (entries close 11 December )
Maitland International Salon of Photography 2018 maitlandsalon.myphotoclub.com.au/?mailpoet_router&endpoint=track&action=click&data=WyIyNTMwIiwiZjU1NzYwIiwiOSIsIjM5MTdlOTY2ZjI4NSIsZmFsc2Vd (entries close 15 January 2018 )
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com entries close 6 February 2018
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)
Len Metcalf lensschool.com
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.