Our updated program for the rest of the year is now available on the Club website.
Please refer to it for any changes and additions.
Thank you, thank you, thank you
A huge thanks to our 4 members who presented at our last meeting.
Ben with his macro images and gear, Brian with his Street Photography presentation, John and his impressive bird images and wealth of knowledge and Alan with his magical Seascape images and methods of processing.
The whole evening was a phenomenal insight in to the minds and methods of these 4 people and a great learning opportunity for us all.
This proved we have a huge wealth of talent at Pittwater Camera Club and I would like to see us utilize it more.
As mentioned by Peter, anyone who is interested in forming small interest groups or wants to learn more on anything photography related, just let us know.
I am always available on 0416 250 800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FCC Interclub Competition
The annual FCC (Federation of Camera Clubs) Interclub competition 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.
As a club , we always fair well with awards and as this years host, it would be wonderful to show other clubs how good we are.
Please bring any prints you would like for consideration along to our next meeting so our Selection Committee can get things organised.
Any prints that have scored 10 or above in competitions would be greatly appreciated.
A group of vintage diving equipment enthusiasts are having a Standard Dress Diving day to mark the 75th Anniversary of the completion of HMAS Penguin and the commencement of diver training at that facility.
This will be held at Chowder Bay wharf (NOT at HMAS Penguin) on Sunday 17th September and diving in hard hat gear should commence around 9.30am.
Patricia's husband Stephen is an enthusiast and has an impressive collection of gear.
This should be a great photo opportunity for a subject that is not often seen.
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
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.
Following on from our workshop evening, anyone who is interested in coming along for a session on macro photography under the guidance of Ben, the following information will be of interest.
The date is Saturday 9th September at 8.00 am.
Directions are , head up Cabbage Tree Road at Bayview, turn right into Walter Road, down to the end and turn left before the sign for Bayview Heights Estate onto a small bitumen road where we will be waiting for you.
Bring your camera gear and macro lenses if you have have them or just come along to learn more about it.
Why gear costs what it costs!
An interesting article which will have you thinking the next time something cheap sounds too good to be true.
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
Take a look at Vallereret photography gloves.
I have just received a pair from Norway and they feel great.
They are quite soft and flexible and a fairly snug fit so if you were thinking of wearing liners inside, you may want to go up in size.
They are thin enough to not feel cumbersome when handling your camera gear and also have a grippy palm which adds extra security when changing lenses or mounts etc.
The flip back finger tips make camera control very easy and I found that I didn't have any reason to remove them during a 2 hour night session as they are not at all bulky.
All in all, a very comfortable (but quite pricey) glove that ticks all the boxes.
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
Digital Camera Warehouse has moved and are now down the
road at 422 Kent Street, Sydney with a new concept store.
It may be worthwhile having a look to see if there are any
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 )
Mount Wilson Spring Blossom Festival http://www.mtwilson.com.au/things-to-do/2017-spring-blossom-festival
St. Ives Medieval Faire stivesmedievalfaire.com.au
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.
Other items of interest are also being posted directly to our Facebook page, so please like us and share with your friends.