Our updated program for the rest of the year is available on the Club website.
Please refer to it for any changes and additions.
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.
Marie Gains Top FCC Honour
For those who know Marie , many would not know the work and time she has devoted to Pittwater Camera Club.
Marie was our President for 28 years and has held several other positions since handing over the reins to Peter.
Always happy to welcome and tutor any of our newcomers and always a wonderful source of knowledge , Marie was recognised by the FCC and awarded an Exceptional Service Award at yesterdays Interclub meeting.
A crowd of around 100 people were on hand to see Marie receive her certificate and lapel badge with 2 lovely bunches of flowers , one from the FCC and the nicer one from all of her friends at Pittwater Camera Club.
Marie is a Life Member of Pittwater Camera Club and still is one of our FCC delegates and is on our Selection Committee.
On a personal note , I would like to thank Marie for her guidance over the years and her friendship. ( and Alf's sausage rolls ).
Well done Marie , you are an inspiration!
FCC Interclub Competition
The annual FCC (Federation of Camera Clubs) Interclub competition has been run and won.
The day started early with setting up of stands and print images which was done by a wonderful group of volunteers from our club and assisted by members of Castle Hill RSL Camera Club.
I have attended many of these functions over the years and can honestly say I have never seen a more efficient and quick setup as we were all done by 11 am . Normally labelling of prints is still going after the commencement of proceedings.
The whole day ran smoothly with a minimum of fuss and this was mainly due to our club members who volunteered their time and energy.
I would like to personally thank everyone involved for helping make this an event that I am sure the FCC will acknowledge as an event well run.
Also , special thanks to Peter Squires for the countless hours spent coordinating with the FCC and Pittwater RSL Club and making this event come to fruition.
Derek Mobbs from Epson gave a wonderful insight in to the intricacies of print output which I am sure that anyone who does their own printing will have benefited from his lecture.
I have picked up some handy hints to help save money.
Many of our members were lucky in some of the raffles with prizes ranging from selfie drones valued at $650 to Adobe CC subscriptions to monopods , tripods , camera bags , lens cleaning kits and all other sorts of wonderful photographic prizes.
Alas , Pittwater Camera Club did not pick up any awards this year .
Not for lack of trying , but the competition was fierce.
We will aim for a better result next year.
I am still waiting for the phone call from Epson to tell them where to deliver my new SC P600 printer !
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.
Over the weekend of 4 and 5 November , Sydney Open will unlock the doors of more than 60 of the city's most important , inspiring and intriguing buildings and spaces.
The curious and intrepid are invited to see inside the heritage treasures that trace the city's beginnings and the architectural wonders that are shaping its present and future.
Go to sydneylivingmuseums.com.au for more information
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Current to 8th October .
100 images from the finalists and winners in the 2016 edition of the world's biggest wildlife photography competition.
At the Australian National Maritime Museum , 2 Murray Street , Darling Harbour.
For more information visit www.anmm.gov.au
Ever wanted to look through an archive of the most amazing images ever taken of Space?
NASA have made their entire image library of more than 140,000 images publicly accessible, meaning they can be downloaded and edited to you heart's desire.
See more at images.nasa.gov
Drones Information with CASA & UAVAIR
The drone world has exploded much like the digital capture world since the early 2000's.
If you fly a drone , are thinking about flying a drone or are just interested in the world of quad flight , then an evening at Kayell Australia at 30 Whiting Street , Artarmon may be of interest.
The date is Wednesday 18th October from 6pm to 8.30 pm.
Cost is free to AIPP members and $45 for non members.
This is an AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) event and bookings are essential through Kayell's website.
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
Our last meeting , a self judged macro / closeup competition was well attended.
As an aside , and to support Pittwater RSL and their fund raising efforts for the McGrath Foundation , we had a gold coin entry into a "Pink" competition.
As you can see from the above image it was hotly contested with the winning entry as selected by Andrew , Duty Manager Pittwater RSL , being the awesome image of a Florida Flamingo taken be Tricia Roe. ( Second from left , bottom row ).
Well done Tricia and we hope you enjoyed your prize of a very expensive bottle of pink bubbles !
We are making a donation of $119 to the RSL Club which was funds raised on the evening.
Thank you to everyone who participated.
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 may 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 )
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
Snapshot Millionaire ( It could be you ) www.snapshotmillionaire.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)
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.
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