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.
Just a few months after Google said it was abandoning Nik and ending development , DxO ( a French company known for its image processing software as well as camera equipment reviews through its DxOMark brand ) has acquired the collection and will continue development " for the benefit of the photographic community ".
The current Nik Collection , which contains 7 desktop plugins is now available for free through the DxO website.
DxO has also said it is planning to release a new version of the Nik Collection sometime next year.
For more information go to nikcollection.dxo.com
Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic
Just when you were getting settled with Lightroom , Adobe have confused us mere mortals even more than usual.
Before you jump in and upgrade your subscription (or any operating system upgrades for that matter ), do your homework first.
Colin Smith from Photoshop Cafe has more information. www.photoshopCAFE.com
Phlearn also has a new Lightroom series , however it is on their subscription base so cost may be an issue .
You can decide for yourself www.phlearn.com
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.
7th Annual Mobile Photography Awards
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
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
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
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
Colorspike - create in color
The guys who produced Pixelstick a few years back have launched a new Kickstarter campaign.
Colorspike , an animation - driven photo / video light that is right at home in any shooters kit.
Kickstarter backers save at least $50 over retail pricing.
While there is always an element of risk in any Kickstarter campaign, I have never had any issues with any campaigns I have supported .
For more information , www.kickstarter.com/projects/bitbangerlabs/colorspike-create-in-color
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.