This is a competition night with the subject being
"Sports, Action , Movement.
Andrew Hall is our judge for the evening.
Please ensure your correctly sized digital images are sent to email@example.com no later than 8.00 pm Sunday 23rd.
The meeting will start at 7.30pm.
" To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk". Edward Weston
I have returned after a short break ( actually a rather large break ) and would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. This weeks newsletter is a little short as I have been out of touch for the past 9 weeks or so. Happy snapping. ( Ha! Ha!, pun intended ) Bill.
Digital Image Titling
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. eg: the_shearers_ben_jones.jpg
All digital images are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8.00pm on Sunday night (the day before the competition).
Seeing in 6's
Just a few of the awesome efforts put in to our Seeing in 6's challenge. I hope everyone involved enjoyed the challenge.
Photographing the Milky Way
It is drawing to an end to get out at night for some astral photography and the Milky Way. To get you started, have a look at the attached link from Aaron Dowling which gives a complete run down on how to get the best from your images.
Also for information on how to edit your images using luminosity masks Aaron has put together tutorials using his ADP PRO c3 Luminosity Mask Panel. For more information follow the link www.adppro.com/edit-milky-way/
Adam Williams Tutorials
For those wishing to improve their image making skills and learn from an awarded professional, Adam has 24 free tips on how to make your photographs truly awesome. Go to his website to find out more. www.australianphotographer.com
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. www.facebook.com/groups/pittcameraclub/
Australian Photography 2018 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic open for entries
We're delighted to announce our annual photo competition, the 2018 Photographer of the Year, is now open for entries.
The biggest competition for amateur photographers in the Southern hemisphere, winners and runners up in the 2018 Photographer of the Year will share in more than $45,000 in cash and prizes.
For the first time, seven of our category winners, and our overall winner will be flown to Sydney for a special weekend photography experience with landscape photography icon Ken Duncan, thanks to sponsors Panasonic. Winners will meet Ken at his Gallery in Erina, and join him for two days of amazing shooting on the Central Coast, NSW.
We also have amazing prizes, including a Panasonic G9 kit worth $3,500, a photo tour valued at $7,000 thanks to World Photo Adventures, an image editing monitor valued at $1,649 thanks to EIZO, a $1,000 voucher thanks to Camerahouse, a DJI Osmo valued at $649 thanks to DJI, more than $650 of storage gear thanks to WD, SSD and SD storage valued at more than $500 thanks to Sandisk, and a one-on-one session with photo mentor and judge Sally Brownbill worth $750.
Add in the more than $10,000 in cash for our winners and runners up, and the prize pool is the largest we've ever offered. You can see all the category prizes on our competition page.
For 2018, we are offering a new portfolio category, Aerial. We're looking for the best images taken from an elevated position, whether that be from a building, a drone or a plane. All our other categories, including People and Portrait, Travel, Black and White, Landscape, Wildlife and Nature, Junior and Photo of the Year are back for 2018.
We're also hosting Photographer of the Year instameets in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne with Panasonic in June, August and October. The instameets are free to attend, all are welcome and there are prizes to be won. Come along and meet the Australian Photography and Panasonic teams, try out the latest Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 and you’ll also have the chance to meet one of our Photographer of the Year judges. You can register for these here.
Our winners will be chosen by a panel of professional photographers, which will be announced shortly.
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 entries close 27 August 2108