"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will insert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
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 last meeting, the attached information about Lume Cubes should be of interest.
From personal experience, they are a great little light that has a powerful light output which can be dialed to 9 different levels of brightness and is waterproof.
Follow the link for more information
Moran Art Prizes
The semi finalists for the Moran Art prizes have been announced.
Follow the link for more information and to see the semi finalists.
David Malin Awards
Crescent Moon at Lake Oberon by Luke Tscharke is the overall winner of the 2018 David Malin Awards.
Thanks Ray for the information.
Follow the link to see other submissions.
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 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.
You can enter the competition here.
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
Len Metcalf lensschool.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)
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.