Our updated program for the rest of the year is available on the Club website.
Please refer to it for any changes and additions.
David Jenkins Nomad Photography
Our last meeting had David Jenkins presenting some wonderful wildlife images and his methods of capture.
His enthusiasm and passion for what he does is contagious and I hope everyone is as enthusiastic as I am to get out and practice , practice , practice.
Set a goal , start a project , just do anything that will encourage you to improve your photography skills.
The only hurdle to improving your image making is you.
I am looking forward to having David back next year to see how far he has advanced with his bird photography.
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.
FCC Interclub Competition
The annual FCC (Federation of Camera Clubs) Interclub competition is fast approaching and will be held on Sunday 15th October from 10.00 am.
We are hosting this years event and our Selection Committee will be requiring prints for entry in to the competition.
The competition is similar to other Camera Club competitions in that there are several different sections to enter including print and digital sections.
Our selection committee was short handed with people away on holidays , so Fenella and Alan stepped up to help with Marie and Bill.
We managed to fill most categories but were very short on prints which made the job difficult , however Alf's sausage rolls helped to ease the pain.
Thank you Marie for your hospitality and it is great to see Alf well on the road to a full recovery.
Go Pro Hero 6 Black
For those adventurers out there who may want to have some fun with the new GoPro camera, Digital Camera Warehouse now has the new model available.
Waterproof to a depth of 30 feet and ideal for mountain biking or any adventure activity this looks like a lot of fun.
St Ives Medieval Faire
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
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.
Australian Photography Photographer of the Year www.australianphotography.com/poty ( Entries close 15 November , however there are cheaper rates for early bird entries )
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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